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Relieve Yourself of Grief

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Don’t suffer alone. Let someone help you with your grief.

If you live long enough, you lose someone in your life. Grief is just a natural frustration that each of us may face. Sometimes it gets the better of us, but we can overcome it. Which is why in this edition of Hypnotic news, we’re going to talk about how to handle grief and how hypnosis can help if your grief gets out of hand.

Grief

While grief is natural it can become pathological. When grief persists too long or becomes too intense it becomes more likely. While most likely to occur when the death of those we love are traumatic or sudden, it can happen to anyone. There are many therapeutic interventions to cope with this. Among them is hypnosis.

Symptoms:

  • In children, night terrors.
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Intense sorrow, pain, and rumination over the loss of your loved one
  • Focus on little else but your loved one’s death
  • Intense and persistent longing or pining for the deceased
  • Problems accepting the death
  • Numbness or detachment
  • Bitterness about your loss
  • Feeling that life holds no meaning or purpose
  • Lack of trust in others
  • Inability to enjoy life or think back on positive experiences with your loved one
  • Have trouble carrying out normal routines
  • Isolate from others and withdraw from social activities
  • Experience depression, deep sadness, guilt or self-blame
  • Believe that you did something wrong or could have prevented the death
  • Feel life isn’t worth living without your loved one
  • Wish you had died along with your loved one

Continuance of Grief

Sometimes we may not even realize we are experiencing grief. They may be in a state of sympathetic or parasympathetic shock. Those in sympathetic shock tend to dive into their work focusing on the most irrelevant details to avoid their grief. Keeping themselves busy so as to not feel their deep-rooted pain.

By comparison, the parasympathetic shock shows itself in a lack of activity. Eating or sleeping a lot. Being depressed or hiding in bed, using anything they can to shove down the pain. To shut off their senses.

Children have it worse, especially boys. As children many of us were told to stop crying. And while our parents may have been trying to teach us to control emotion, it doesn’t always have this effect. Young boys and even adults can struggle due to this cultural norm. Bottling the feelings only makes it worse. It is far better to be able to let it out in an appropriate way, in the best time and place when possible.

In fact, chronic grief, in its many forms, can be made worse by other forms of loss that we have not appropriately mourned. Clients who have undergone age regression interventions have experienced immediate relief of a variety of their symptoms. This intervention allows the unfinished business of these old losses are allowed to come to consciousness and to be cathartically released.

Pain Manifesting Physically

I was once told a story by another hypnotist. A woman came to their practice suffering from Fibromyalgia. Her chronic pain seemed to move from one part of her body to another. It would stab her in the chest one day and throb in muscles another. She was at her wit’s end when she came to hypnosis seeking relief. The hypnotist regressed her to the source of this pain. The regression took her to a memory of her sister dying of metastasized breast cancer. Over four sessions this woman, their client, unraveled those memories of having to be strong for everyone else and being unable to grieve.

She realized how exhausted it had made her do so. And that was when she had begun to deteriorate. She went through the symptoms of grief, but never recognized them for what they were, only suffering more as she ignored or treated them like an physical illness. When we ignore our bodies and our minds in this way, they manifest physical illness.

These situations compound one another doing damage to our mind, emotions, and body. It took processing her grief to begin to heal her physical pain. Our minds and bodies are connected this way. Something that modern Western medicine tends to ignore or fails to see. That client, after several sessions no longer has Fibromyalgia.

Now, this doesn’t mean that hypnosis can cure every disease or that it is magic. However, it does mean that our mind affects our physical sensations. It does mean that any symptoms being caused by mental perceptions and unresolved feelings can be corrected with hypnosis. That we can deal with those things underlying the symptoms to relieve the tension and heal ourselves, in part, if not in whole, depending on the situation.

Don’t Suffer Alone

It’s easy to feel alone when you lose someone, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you feel you are suffering from chronic grief, seek help. If you see how hypnosis may help you also feel free to call us for a free consultation.

Until next time, take care of yourself and those around you. And I’ll see you in the next edition of Hypnotic News.

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