About Love and Loss and How I Overcame

About Love and Loss and How I Overcame

I wrote this yesterday for my personal Facebook page.  I decided it was worthy of including in my business practice as well; so here is a glimpse into the reason why I became a Clinical Hypnotherapist.  It really is very personal to me, and my dream is to help others lift out of hopeless despair in my work — because I, of all people, know that peace of mind is available for everyone, because it was possible for me.   I hope you enjoy this part of my story:

It’s my son’s birthday tomorrow. He would have been 37.

May 26, 1978 …Was the last day of my life as I knew it. From that date forward I would never be the same again. I was 18 years old, 127 pounds, and about to give birth to a 6 pound, 13 ounce healthy baby boy. The difference this birth would make to my life was so incredible, it felt spiritual.

I had no husband beside me. My boyfriend turned out to be in the closet gay and wasn’t handling it well; so he was never in the picture by his own choice. My stepmother held my hand. My father tried to stop my pain by offering vodka. My mother was 10 hours away as I was long ago a run-away teen. My best friend, Cindy, couldn’t be there because she had to cover my job as a full time nanny.

I was in labour for 72 hours. My body was very tiny and I was giving birth naturally. The Lamaze method was a new way to breathe back in the 70s. Some folks, not ones giving birth, I’m sure, said drugs were bad in childbirth. Was Lamaze a man? I wondered. I begged for the Demoral and finally got it.

As I became a new mother, I held a grade 9 education (although I did attend grade 10 — epic fail). I left a bad scene in my family home that I just could not tolerate anymore. And, I wanted to be free.  I was never free in my home.  I had no self-esteem, my primary feelings were anxiety, fear, sadness, loneliness, shame and guilt. I shake my head a bit as I realize that my poor baby didn’t have much of a chance, did he?

What made this event so spectacular was that for the first time in my life I would experience the sensation of maternal love. As I write this I get goosebumps just remembering looking at the utterly beautiful specimen in my arms and thinking, “Oh my God! How I love YOU!” I had no idea mothers felt like that! The new emotions were literally breath-taking. The blue skies opened up, the happy angels were singing, and all was right with the world.

It was a struggle. But this little guy, whom I named Trevor Thomas, kept me going like nothing else ever could. He motivated me to go back to school. I wanted a good life for Trevor and knew I’d have to go out and get it, and I did! In 1982 I met and married a good man, and we built a good life for our small family. We had all of the nice careers, homes and cars. From 1981 through to the late 2000’s I was building my career in the social/business sciences by educational achievements, involvement in politics and community organizations, and being a stand up employee and business woman.

I knew Trevor was watching me as he grew up. I knew he would only learn by me and whomever I allowed into our world to model for this child of mine. I wasn’t the best parent, I over-indulged my child and he did have some struggles with impulsivity and need for instant gratification as a result. I own that. I also feel a great deal of pride of how Trevor picked up some traits I value, openness, honesty, and compassion for others. He was all of that and more.

Trevor is the reason I am so very, very different than those dark days of youth. I couldn’t muster up enough sense of self to make something of myself, but this birth changed everything for me. It goes beyond any other kind of love I have had since. Gary and I were unable to have more children. I was told I was lucky I had my son at such a young age, because I had a serious fertility problem that would prevent any further completed pregnancies. Not many people know this about me, but I have had four pregnancies, only one birth. And that one didn’t make it 26 years.

My son was killed in a car accident in 2003.  I’ll leave that there for now…

Sadly, our marriage could not sustain the emotional roller coaster ride that followed such a trauma. After 25 years of marriage, we said goodbye, and I began my new life here, in the Okanagan.

Trevor made me get up and live before. Who was going to get me up now?

I am not going to lie, I went back to all of the ugly old emotions of my childhood days real quick. My coping skills were zero. Well, I think I had the tools (much of my career was in employment counselling and teaching lifeskills to income assistance recipients) but I just didn’t have the strength to bother using what my intellect knew I should do.

Standing up when you feel so utterly filled with grief and a sort of black fog is all around, with no light to be seen anywhere, is not easy when you don’t have much of a foundation to draw from. Trust me.  Some of you may already know what I’m saying.

Most who know me know I went down the psychiatric label and drug route for about five years after Trevor died. That was a mess. It sure didn’t get me anywhere in life, and at the end of the day, Trevor’s still not here with me. I had to deal with my emotions. I said, “If I have to live, I insist I live well.” No other options in my mind.

So, I picked up my pills, had a heart to heart — told them they doing it for me anymore and they had to go. (Insert warning: never, ever suddenly stop taking any psychiatric drug, find a friendly pharmacist who will help you wean off properly, your doctor won’t be helpful, in my experience, it is their job to push them as the best coping method).

The following piece was inserted for my personal friends’ understanding

I hope the paragraph below doesn’t sound self-serving, as I review it…honestly, all I have is my own real story.  My friends know I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist myself now, and I work with depression, anxiety and grief as specialties. My story is just not complete without me mentioning that at the risk of drawing attention away from the point of my sharing.

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The beginning of my second new life after Trevor’s death began to form in late 2007. I went south to White Rock to see a Clinical Hypnotherapist to hopefully find peace of mind and resolve my anxieties, and black depression. I heard the process of hypnotherapy was like counselling on steroids, and you get to the root of feelings light-years faster than the traditional talk therapy process.

I engaged in fourteen hypnosis and hypnotherapy sessions in sixteen days, and have never looked back.

I found Cherylann again. I found her strength, I found her power, I found her sense of self. I am okay, you know. A little sensitive sometimes, but generally calm, and at peace with myself and who I am.

I had another serious trauma happen in my world again in 2011, which is another book; but it seems nothing will keep me down because here I am, feeling confident, in control, calm.

Today Trevor continues to live in me as I remember his spirit, his love, his sense of humour, his kindness. He had a heart of gold and anyone who knew him will confirm. Trevor died because he completed his mission. I had this treasure for 25 blessed years, and today I say thank God I can feel again. I don’t have to pack my bags and live in grief anymore, but I can cry, and that, to me, is a gift I will cherish forever.

Conclusion

I am quite removed from that skinny emotional mess back on May 26th, 1978. The next morning, on the 27th, at 3:31 a.m. the whole world would open up for me, forever. For eternity, I am sure. Happy Birthday Trevor! I miss you as much today as I did yesterday, and the same as I will miss you tomorrow.

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Update

UNCONSCIOUS MIND at work as I sleep, OR TREVOR?  

I normally sleep very well at night.  Something woke me in the wee hours of the morning, it was still very dark but I didn’t see the time.  I felt wide awake and even restless, so I went to the kitchen to pour myself a drink of water (ice-tea).  I sat around for a few moments, turned the t.v. on, then off.   Decided it was probably way too early to think about staying up, so I went back to bed and fell on my back, eyes wide open.  So, I grabbed my Kindle to read a bit, maybe that would lull me back to sleep.  As soon as Kindle popped open the time flashed in front of me,  3:40 a.m.  It is my son’s birthday, and he was born at 3:31 a.m. on this day…I had been up for about 8-9 minutes, what are the typical conscious odds of me waking up at the exact time of his birth?  !

Curing Mental Illness

Curing Mental Illness

Had a great conversation with someone I consider to be a wonderful mentor Rob Hadley.  It is amazing what he is doing with his clinic, Vancouver Hypnotherapy.  Rob is also the owner of Harlequin, a hypnosis show he does for entertainment purposes for Dry Grad programs around the province.

But hypnosis and hypnotherapy are so much more than entertainment. It is a powerful process designed to help clients get to the root of what is disturbing them emotionally.

Rob and I are on the same page when it comes to matters of mental illness. We both believe other forces are at work within a person, than a vague promise that one has a chemical imbalance, in fact, the idea of the reduction of Serotonin as the culprit for instability is so disputed now, they don’t even bring it up anymore in most educated cases.

People have been hypnotized into believing something beyond their control is responsible for their extreme emotions, feelings of panic, unknown fear, a pending doom sensation. Sometimes the disturbance is very unnerving and scary with voices and hallucinations. I call it a disturbance, but is it really?

The pharmaceutical company’s propaganda has worked well: “You need these drugs because you have a chemical imbalance, just like a diabetic needs insulin, you need a pill.” And we listened to that! And we believed it without one thought to the real fact that you can get tested for diabetes and the insulin will show improvement. There is no such test for the chemical they say we lack in our brains for heaven’s sake! How on earth do we buy into that? Consider the marketing. The commercials, “Have you been feeling down, loss of interest in activities, ask your doctor….” And we all know when you go to the doctor you are going to get a drug. They have nothing else for us.

Our intense upsetting feelings, in my opinion, are signals from our unconscious mind, trying to break through the conscious mind, the critical mind, to tell us something.   Have you ever had a ‘feeling’ you should do something, or not do something, and went ahead and did it anyway only to regret it?  That was your smart unconscious mind talking to you!  We maybe need to deal with something by tending to ourselves gently and compassionately.   Learning the art of self-care is the most powerful talent you can do for yourself, especially after a loss, or a trauma, until you gain your composure back.

Or perhaps our unconscious mind is telling us we are lying to ourselves, keeping a disturbing secret to protect ourselves, or someone else. Recently psychologists are theorizing that shame is the seed of all depression.  Whatever label you want to give for sadness, loneliness, loss of interest, lethargic…I see people lifting out of even the most serious of ‘mental illness’ when they approach it with entirely different eyes.

Whatever is going on, we may not know in the conscious mind, but trust me, your unconscious mind knows the truth and is waiting for your conscious mind to catch up. Our unconscious mind is our best friend. It is us, as perfect beings the way we were born. And she doesn’t like drugs!

If we let negative events and situations control us, and we let these feelings sit and fester for a prolonged period of time, we are bound to feel the weight of it physically after a while. If our stress is so great, and we do not take care of ourselves, it will get worse. Does that make any sense to anyone else?

It is a well known fact that stress attacks our organs, including skin. If we hold onto such feelings for any length of time, feelings of emotional instability will set in, and that emotional stress/pain will begin to attack your organs.  Where do you feel your stress in the body when you are stressed? In the chest? Stomach? Head? That is where the energy is attacking your body and you will get sick in that area if left neglected.

The Similarities Between Anti-Depressant Medication and Heroin.

Anti-depressants can work for a while. After a time, it’s a physical addiction. Let’s not mince words. No more hiding. Just like heroin, psychiatric medication works for a while and then more often than not it becomes more of a problem, than solution.

As soon as one feels upset it seems the quickest and easiest answer is to take a drug to inhibit the emotional response of the brain. Why are we allowing this? For the most part we wouldn’t go out and take heroin if we fell sad.  I know I never started heroin because I feared that after one ‘hit’ (or whatever they call it) I would be addicted.  I did not consider how addicting psychiatric drugs can be!

Have you looked up the side affects to your brain medication lately? People tend to gloss over the serious warnings as if they are not even there. They don’t care. They are either apathetic by now, or in their mind the drugs are working for them because whenever they stop the symptoms re-appear, sometimes even worse than before.  Lives are not ‘improved’ on any psychiatric drug. They are not designed to cure. They are designed to cover our feelings up.

An alcoholic who abstains from alcohol for years and suddenly starts again find their alcoholism symptoms are magnified drastically and drink even more than they did when they stopped years before.  If we cover up our feelings with any kind of substance, including legal prescription drugs, the symptoms will come back like a tidal wave when you stop the drug.  So, people choose to stay on heroin until they die, or are institutionalized.  People are choosing to stay mentally ill, and on doctor ordered medication, rather than deal with the tidal wave of emotions that comes when we are suppose to deal with something.

Perhaps the general public is not keenly aware that the same kinds of side affects are found in people withdrawing from anti-depressants and anti-psychotics. Increased risks of suicide and murder are just one nasty thing to watch out for when you decide to stop taking the drugs. Emotions are extremely prickly when we stop taking our psychiatric medication and the degrees of severity depends on how much you are taking, and for how long.

It’s ugly, and the saddest part of all is that all too often people believe they are chronically mentally ill after they try to come off of their legal prescription drugs. I’ve heard time and time again in my practice that they need the relief, because every time they came off their life fell apart. I know. I know all about it, it happened to me. Along with six psychiatric labels and no less than 19 different types of serious brain drugs I know how long it takes to get your brain back to the way it was suppose to be before the chemicals.

It took me a full year to feel back to balance after the drugs the doctors had ordered for my mental wellness.  A full year of hell, I might add. But I pushed through. I told a friend what I was doing. I was very careful. After I knew I was fully weaned i went for help by seeing a Clinical Hypnotherapist in White Rock. I engaged in 14 sessions and my life has never been the same since that time. I found myself. I found my inner power in hypnosis. I found God again in hypnosis. I learned how to deal with the eventual emotions we all feel from time to time, and I learned to never let them run wild again.  My rewards for finally taking care of myself continue to astonish me.  I am free!  I am alive!  I am at peace.

Life is going to happen with or without me drugged up. I can get a grip. I got a grip. I won’t keep secrets that matter anymore either. It gets me in trouble sometimes, but I’ve never felt stronger. I’m passionate about my message and I have good reason to be. And I’m excited that after years of NO passion, YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL BACK TOO!

But Schizophrenics are VERY SICK and need the drugs for safety!!!

Rob and I were talking about schizophrenia and how this ‘mental illness’ is only known as a disease in North America. In Africa, Rob suggests, people with schizophrenia are honored, and give information that the people believe as information from the spirit world. It is only in North America (or was it western world, Rob?) where we treat emotional imbalances as a sickness.

What if extreme signals such as auditory voices, visions, heightened vision, hearing, and feeling power, are really a spiritual emergency of some kind? What if we, a society who is based on science, are actually covering up something very beautiful with drugs?

What if the western world has it all wrong, and here we are, drugging to escape what our ancestors have had to feel and deal with drug free for millions of years?

I believe that it’s almost criminal to sell the idea that feelings of deep sadness, panic, fear, etc. are a sickness, and that is the ONLY information we are getting from our government…completely dis-empowering the weak even more.

Of course my first suggestion for help is to find a clinical hypnotherapist in your area who is trained in Regression and Parts Hypnotherapy.  The change in you will amaze you!  I am offering Skype Hypnotherapy Services to people who cannot find one in their area.

If you cannot afford hypnotherapy, I will suggest finding other ways to get to the root of what is bothering you so deeply in any way you can.  Find a support group, or find a drug free mental health organization who can help.  Help is out there, but we have to open our eyes to find it.

Conclusion

Please help me share the message that our government has to open up its’ eyes and see that the drug solution has become the problem. We need more help for people in despair! We have all of the resources and tools to help people in severe emotional pain, and yet all we do is feed them another pill. It’s a disgrace what we are doing to our people by ignoring all other treatment options besides medicating. . I don’t buy that answer for help anymore.  Have I changed your mind at all?

Weight Loss the Calm Way!

Weight Loss the Calm Way!

What a success! Our 3rd Annual Hypnosis for Weight Loss Series has begun with a BANG! We even had a guy join our group and not mind the room full of ladies one bit!

Tuesday night we started things off by explaining what hypnosis is: the technique of relaxing the body so much (to the delta level of sleep), and take magical metaphorical journey’s within a safe, ‘secret place’ (our unconscious mind) to find that strength and power we’ve always had, but cover up with nasty energy sucking critical thoughts residing in our critical mind (conscious mind).

We can be brutal on ourselves! Or, some hold a lot of rage and are mentally brutal toward someone else…damaging their own good energy in the process.

When we allow our emotions to take control of us (usually because many of us were not really raised with healthy coping skills) we are allowing these emotions and stress from the emotions to reside in our bodies. Have you heard that stress attacks our organs? I’ll put it a more clearer way; when we feel stress we usually feel it in some part of our body. Some feel it in their tummy, some feel the stress pain in their chest, or shoulders, or head (where do you hold your stress in the body?). If the stress is not resolved it will eventually make you sick in that part of your body.

So in our journey last night we were introduced to the secret place, and found a little wooden bridge going over a creek of cool running water…so we focused hard on that bridge, knowing that if we decided to cross it, we are making a serious commitment to ourselves. We are going to lose (insert number of pounds each participant decided to lose) by (insert the date for completion of goal).

We then learned an amazing technique for confronting those emotions that get in our way of peace of mind and happiness. It brought some tears, which is normal, things are beginning to open up and shift by now.

Having a seat in the theatre of our own minds and watching ourselves in the body shape and weight we aspire to. Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it will achieve!

Later we met the person who had a special message for our participants and they listened to those messages intently. The person was the wise old man, or woman, and everyone listens in their own minds to what they are hearing. These messages are often extremely profound and meaningful to the receiver as they are relaxing and visualizing.

Next Tuesday is our 2nd session where we will experience a hypnotic gastric band surgery which lessons the appetite instantly.

If there was a little bit of an upset, I did invite the Kelowna Women’s Shelter to have two of their clients join our group at no cost, and the organization said they couldn’t support ‘services like that.’ Sigh. No matter, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Nothing can be forced, but I plan to continue educating people on what it is that I do do for my livelihood, and what it is I do is help people lift out of depression and anxiety DRUG FREE! I’ll never be ashamed of that.

Live well everyone, you deserve it in spite of yourself. ❤

The Cure For Mental Illness

The Cure For Mental Illness

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As you may have figured out by now, I am very passionate on the subject of government and pharmaceutical company domination of our emotional well being.  So, I get a lot of flak for my views, because there are many people right now suffering terribly with feelings of mental instability.  I will never argue if folks need the drugs to live better temporarily…but after a few months, come on, it’s time to deal.  Or not.  It really is that simple.

Please note:  I am not speaking of mental insanity or retardation or factual brain damage where control measures, such as drugs, is needed to keep the patient or others safe.  There is no doubt these drugs do have a place.

I am also acutely aware that many cannot afford alternatives to the traditional response to depression and anxiety.  The alternatives are kept hidden, regulated, not funded.  So, I get that in many cases we are stuck with what is available to help us through in that moment.

But at least let’s look at things a little more closely regarding this serious mental illness problem we are experiencing in the western world…keep in mind, our minds are like a parachute, it only works when it’s open. (unknown)_

I had to find out the hard way.  When I speak against the legal drug nation, I am not speaking only from an academic point of view, I am speaking as an experienced mental case, certified crazy at times, even a member of the ‘lifer mentally ill category person until I escaped the system.  I know exactly what I am talking about, and I am convinced we are going to regret this medicinal answer.  I was a victim too.  My son died.  Then I was all of the labels and I got away with giving up because no one knew what else to do with me.  “We understand why you are nuttier than a fruit cake, Cherylann…it’s expected, you lost your son afterall.  Go ahead, give up, we won’t judge you.”  I had zero internal skills to help myself.

I was in bed all day.  I saw the commercials, “If you are sitting there watching this like a moron, ask your doctor about getting a drug that will brain fry you even more.”  Well, something like that, you get my meaning.   And I listened to the nice scientist man on the television tell me that my feelings were a sickness, and there was a drug solution to my sickness.  I could go to my doctor and get any psychiatric drug I wanted.  It just depended on what my mood was that day and what I would ‘tell’ my doctor; and he would respond with the right drug per the commercial on t.v.  You know I’m speaking the truth here.

Some pharmaceutical’s are the enemy to society’s civil evolution as we know it if you ask me.  I have no doubt that when I’m dead and gone it will come out that we have been experimented on for vaccines, and psychiatric medication.  I know we think the folks in India are being the paid guinea pigs testing our psychiatric drugs, but in fact many of them falsify results of success for better financial gain.  I think it is important to put a magnifying glass under that term, ‘Secondary Gain.”  Wherever there can be secondary gain in a system involving the masses, the validation of testing must always be suspect.

SECONDARY GAINS
FOR ENCOURAGING PERMANENT MENTAL HEALTH LABELS

1. Pharmaceutical companies (profit)…all the way down to pharmacies.
2. Marketers and Advertisers (profit of course)…follow the money…
2. Doctors (Career, without the drugs, what else do they have for emotionally disturbed individuals?)
3. Patient (Won’t have to face uncomfortable feelings and emotions; gives reason to miss or leave work; Gives reason to collect a legal government monthly pension (I am sorry, you know I am being honest here, why lie to ourselves?).

Sadly, of all secondary gains that make me the most frustrated, is when people give up forever and wave “I am sick and you don’t understand” flags.  Begging for validation to give up life.  I stopped doing that and never felt better.

I am not normally a conspiracy theorist, when I read about what was done to the military in WWI and WW II, and the testing done on the infirm and insane that was so egregious lives were tortured and taken by non-suspecting folks.  We need to research matters of the mind before we blindly accept the ‘chemical imbalance theory.’   We seem to be like the stepford wives when it comes to the commercials that say, “Ask your doctor if you are sad or disinterested in life…”   Why on earth do we think it logical to ask a scientist about our feelings?  The scientists think feelings are brain matter of some kind!

If you are emotionally distraught, what if it is a spiritual emergency, a message from your  unconscious mind, or God even!  What if you are masking the spiritual messages we all get from time to time.

Instead of hiding from our feelings and emotions, we need to listen and take lessons from them.

We miss someone terribly!  We are afraid of the future!  We did something bad!  I hate her!

These feelings are WARNINGS…you need to tend to yourself gently, or harshly, or just compassionately all around, but do it.

I have a feeling you secretly know I’m right.

Then we find out that the science community actually did brain surgery on emotional or emotionally unstable (women mostly) in the early to mid part of the twentieth century.  The human rights people put an end to that.  However, science soon came up with a chemical answer to inhibit the emotional response of the brain instead.

Anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, anti-feel drugs.

I wonder why we buy into that, really?  With no proof, no lab test to agree with the ‘supposition’ we are mentally ill forever.  We read a list of 10 ‘symptoms’ and diagnose ourselves before we even get to the doctor, who is only going to give you what you want if it is anti-depressants and the lot.  You know I’m telling the truth!

Feelings are messages to us from our unconscious mind (or God, if you prefer).  If you feel a touch of worry, or fear, or shame, or guilt, or resentment, or anger…you might want to ask yourself right then and there what is going on?  Get to the bottom of that feeling (and WE ARE ALL RESPONSILBE FOR OUR OWN FEELINGS, EVEN IN THE WORST OF SITUATIONS AND TRAUMAS).  And learn to act on your feelings by changing your mind, or communicating with someone.

What if everything you thought about mental illness was a lie?  I am not saying it is, I am saying, “what if?”  Wouldn’t you want to know for sure?  For something as serious as making your identity a mentally unstable person, why do we so easily succumb to this kind of thought?  Is it easier to be sick and helpless?

THE PROMISED SOLUTION

I think I know the answer…in my humble opinion:  Poor coping skills is the seed of mental illness.  Instead of ‘inheriting’ some unproven biological mental illness gene from our mothers and fathers and such, what if you are in a cycle of dysfunction and are simply copying the only way you know how to cope, which is to not cope!

We need to learn coping skills for ourselves, and there are many free agencies out there with some decent courses if you are willing to learn.  For those who can afford counselling or therapy, including hypnotherapy,

After or while we are tending to ourselves, we need to begin deliberately teaching the art of communication skills at a much earlier age to children than we do now.   Let’s teach early classes of stress and sleep management.  We have to hurry up and teach our kids healthy relationship dynamics, because, let’s face it, many people are horrible relationship people, and still have KIDS!  The cycle continues…

We must knock down the school trustee doors and insist on more life skills for our kids.  They need it as much as they need those free lunches every day.  Right?

Thanks for reading.  I am going to keep on with my message, and hopefully, one person at a time, people will find themselves evolving out of depression and anxiety, and experience happiness instead.  I think it starts with finding a way to learn new coping skills.  Yes you can manage your own emotions and cope with even extreme feelings, like after a death, or trauma.  It’s been done for millions of years by trillions of people before you.  Somehow the world with far fewer resources managed to get by without swallowing a pill for every thought, feeling or emotion we don’t like.

It’s okay to have a melt down, just don’t pack your bags and live there.  It is a choice to become a butterfly, at one point.

The Best News People With Mental Illness Will Ever Read!

The Best News People With Mental Illness Will Ever Read!

BLOG LINKS  Please check out my word document: a list of various articles and videos that will change your mind about mental illness forever!

What if everything you know about mental illness and chemical imbalances was a lie?

What if your moods, and anxiety, and depression, and even psychotic episodes have a root cause? What if your mind is trying to tell you something, much like our bodies tell us things all of the time when we get physically sick.

Could the problem really be you are holding onto a secret? A secret that needs to get out to save your life? You’ve protected everyone else all of your life, why not start tending and caring for your own self, and needs, now? Secrets are great for saving others, but do you have a secret about yourself you need to get out? That could also be the problem you are not dealing with.

What if, allow yourself to ponder for a moment, you are having a SPIRITUAL emergency and instead of paying attention to all of the signals you are getting, you drug yourself up with anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic and anti-mood medication?

Some cover their feelings up with alcohol. Some use street drugs. Some find comfort and safety in the more medical term, mental illness.

I don’t know where the need to mask yourself (you say balance yourself) comes from. Your mental instability can be a result of not having coping skills (many of us were not raised to cope well). Swinging moods could have something to do with your conscious mind fighting with your unconscious mind, the part of you that knows everything.

I wonder what would happen if you allowed yourself to think for a moment that the commercials telling you to ask your doctor about certain drugs, is actually the worst thing you could ever do for yourself and your well being?

I wouldn’t rush out to ask a car dealer if I should buy a car, or use some other mode of transportation. The dealer is likely going to say the car is the best thing for me.

My challenge to you is dare to feel it, explore it, heal or EMBRACE what is happening to you. I promise you the whole world will open up for you when you decide to dig in and get to the root of what is causing you to feel internal mental pain and instability.

It is either that, or allow yourself to succumb to the misery of the aggressive, non-compassionate, emotional upheaval cycle of psychiatric labels and medicinal solutions.

When you allow the medical community to brand and drug you for your mental well being all hope for finding the real cause goes down the drain. Not only that, when doctors conclude (based on what YOU told them) you are mentally ill, they mean mentally UNSTABLE and have no hesitation in drugging mentally unstable people.

What if what is going on is actually a spiritual awakening, and you don’t know what to make of it, so assume, wrongly, that you have a brain chemical imbalance causing you to see and hear things that are not there?

The alarms (emotional disturbance) we all get can vary in intensity, and can start as early as pre-teen years. Kids today are killing themselves by record numbers because they are being refused the compassion, UNDERSTANDING, and unconditional love they need while going through what it is they are going through. They are being DRUGGED rather than embraced for who they are, and what they are experiencing.

Dare to emerge out of the dungeons and hell of the aggressive, unfeeling, world of psychiatry (notice the ‘try’) find your true purpose and meaning with hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Your mind will tell you exactly what the problem is, and how to fix it.

And the skies will open up and be bluer, the sun will be brighter, and the heavy burden you have been carrying will be lifted.

As a clinical hypnotherapist who is trained and experienced working with mental illness, regression and PLRegression therapy, I promise you everything will change in your world when you look inside for answers, instead of asking doctors who are trained to treat all emotional issues with drugs.

Please share and help me give hope where before there was none.

 

* Never come off any psychiatric medication without telling someone (or two) who can keep their eye on you. Weaning off slowly is safer than suddenly stopping (just like heroin). Allow the painful, erratic moods withdrawal symptoms to encourage you to keep going…seek medical attention for unsafe symptoms such as suicide ideation or feelings of rage (violence). Once you are toxin free, give yourself a chance at life — Make sure you get to the root of your emotional disturbance. Google all sides of any solution.

It was hypnotherapy that saved me. Just sayin… If you want to learn more, please like Mind Miracles Hypnotherapy on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mindmiracleshypnotherapy and receive all of my posts on the power of our own minds. I am taking clients at the Family Wellness Centre in West Kelowna, or by Skype. PM me for details.

Please watch this video before you do another thing…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX5o8N-jT9c

 

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Your Mind Really is a Miracle!

Your Mind Really is a Miracle!

Imagine for a moment that the seed to achieving all of your goals in 2015 is a mere thought.

Suppose you were to think this way: “I am 135 lbs. I am a non smoker. I am the vice-president at the bank. I have a new house. I have a new car. I am ______ (fill in the blank).

Hold your thought for a moment. Now feel it. Pretend you have already succeeded in what it is you want to achieve, or maybe it is some behaviour or habit you want to end.

Use all of your senses to envision this achievement…what would the scene look like? What would you be feeling like? Conjure up as many sensations as you can to make this goal a reality, in your MIND! Now, take a snapshot mental picture of this success and keep it with you to remember often.

You have just planted a new seed that will bring you miracles. Now water it, often 

Allow the sensation of FEELING this exciting idea that you have already achieved what it is you want! You really can be everything you wanted to be, and more!

I am in the business of helping people realize the power of their own minds and ending the thoughts and feelings that keep them stuck. I will put you into a very deep place of relaxation, and like a plumber going in behind the walls together we will reformat your mind to produce other feelings such as joy, excitement for life, peace of mind. With a little bit of tweaking you really can feel great emotionally! Do you want positive emotions? You can have it. DRUG FREE TOO!

If you need help in retraining your thinking patterns to bring out your own miracles I can help. Skype hypnosis and hypnotherapy now available.

Please check out my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/mindmiracleshypnotherapy

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Invested in The Science of Psychiatry?  This Documentary Will Shock You!

Invested in The Science of Psychiatry? This Documentary Will Shock You!

Let’s face it, we depend on the Science of Psychiatry today more than any other time.  If we feel down, or depressed, or unfocused, or anxious, the usual response by the medical community is to offer an anti-depressant, or anti-anxiety, or even anti-psychotic medication to make us feel better.

It is now so common we rarely question the doctors who want to label and medicate our problems away.  Friends, we are a drugged society!  We are flat-lining our emotions with easily available medication so that we do not have to deal with what is going on inside of us.  Does this make any sense to you?  Of course, for temporary measures some people do need medication to calm their over-active emotions…but these drugs were always intended to be a temporary relief.

Now, thousands of drugs that are designed to reside in the brain are handed out like candy to anyone who asks, for indefinate periods of time!  What is this doing to our minds?  Our brains?  Please take a few minutes to watch this extremely informative documentary and ask yourself, has science improved? … Or are we mere guinea pigs for big-wig pharmaceutical companies who are getting richer by the minute because of our personal desire to block our own feelings?

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are alternatives to drugs to heal internal pain and discomfort.  In fact, clients of hypnosis report permanent emotional changes for the better after just one session.  Others report complete freedom from emotional disturbances after only a few sessions.  Pharmaceuticals will not cure what ails you, they will only cover up your real emotions for a very short period of time.  Unless you plan to be on the drug, perhaps increasing dosage or adding ‘complementary drugs’ to cover up your feelings forever; one day, you will have to finally figure out why you feel so unhappy.

In hypnosis, lovely, relaxing hypnosis, you will get to the root of what pains you.  Healing happens at the deepest part of your mind through a variety of proven hypnotherapy techniques.

If drugs are your chosen route, and later you decide to come off of the pharmaceuticals, your feelings will come back like emotions on steroids.  This an extremely dangerous time as increased suicide and acts of violence are reported when people come down from the drugs.  That fact alone alarms me.

Anyway, this is a documentary that everyone needs to watch.  After learning the facts of the history of psychiatry, and what is going on today behind the scenes, we may think twice before accepting that seemingly innocent pill for relief.