It was 11 years ago and I remember it like it was just today. My husband waking up in the morning and disparagingly looking at the heave of medications. Daily I refilled his pill dispenser with antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds, diabetic medication and then of course all the medication to counter the side effects. I didn’t have the courage to question professionals and did my best and trust their decisions.
After years and years of swallowing pills his body became weak. The doctor called me and informed me he only has days because the kidneys are failing. A not so sudden death after 20 years of marriage and 10 years of pill taking. After all, he didn’t die because of his illnesses but his body was poisoned by overdose of medications.
I don’t know why it took me so long to get into action. However, then my research I found there is help. A whole world of alternative healing methods are available; unfortunately usually not covered by regular health care providers.
Helpful or not, it is so much easier, cheaper and quicker to reach for modern medicine. Because of ease and doctor’s liability issues, pill-taking has become the number one solution. The outcome however, people of all ages are now hooked on depression and/or pain medication.
My journey led me to interview alternative healers like chiropractors, massage therapists, body workers, acupuncturists, and hypnotists. The premise of alternative healing, the human body has the power to heal itself. However, one may be stuck or blocked and needs help. When you go to a modern medical doctor, the professional will try to find something wrong with you what needs fixing. The alternative healer, on the other hand, beliefs the human body has the power to heal itself. The body and mind connection may have been insured and it can be restored. BTW, alternative healers often using methods which has been around for hundreds or even thousand of years. It may be not the quick fix, but it works and has no side effects.
These arguments inspired me. I want to learn more and help my people. I then studied hypnotherapy and received a diploma for hypnotherapy in 2009 from the only accredited college in USA, Hypnosis Motivational Institute. I studied four years before I saw my first client.
Meanwhile it has been a very rewarding journey. Today people travel often from long distances to see me or treat themselves for a phone session. I do invite you to consider hypnosis for treatment of phobias, anxieties and unwanted behaviors.
By Christine Hannah, May 2016