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What if this is the missing pill?
By the end of this blog, you would realise that hypnotherapy isn’t what you perceived it to be and who knows you might even have the curiosity and excitement to go for one!
There must have been some form of curiosity that led you to this page! You could have been suffering from depressed mood, anxiety, low self-worth, relationship issues, or behaviours that you wish you could alter (weight loss, quit smoking, coping better with phobia). You might have tried many other methods but somehow you just haven’t gotten better! Hence you are considering hypnotherapy but having apprehension? It’s good to have the apprehension because you want to feel safe! I can assure you, that’s exactly what hypnosis feels.
Firstly, let me give you a summary on why I chose to become a hypnotherapist!
There was this one time when I saw my pet dog being squeezed to death by a snake. It’s squeaking cries petrified me! I stood there frozen! helpless! At that moment, my mum was taking a cab and while it moved, I started to hear her scream, “Help”! “Rape! Rape! Rape! Rape!” Chickens clocking around, accidentally fell into the grinder. I felt my body getting warmer and warmer! As if I’m running a high fever! I was at a date with a girl and the guy from the table next door was trying to sexually arouse me. He was holding onto the fries dipping into the blood sauce box!
Now, did you find any flow in what you just read? all this didn’t happen, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen… Over here! (I am pointing to my mind).
I was diagnosed at the age of 20, to be dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder. But I knew I was suffering from this condition since I was 9 years old. I was suffering from intrusive violent, sexual images constantly, had many maladaptive compulsions that I had to go through every single day. Its horrible to go through something that you don’t really know what it is.
My nights were mainly terror. Disturbed sleep mostly. I was very scared to leave the house as
somehow my mind will naturally pick up the triggers. Anything will trigger. Can you imagine walking on eggshells all the time. That fear, anxiousness, the guilt and the hurt. The worst part is that I got dismissed for sharing my experience. I was expected to get better with medication. Deep down I know there is something more to just being placed on medication.
Hypnotherapy was my last resort to revive myself. I could still vividly remember what I experienced in that session. Sitting on the recliner chair, the therapist asked me to find a comfortable position where I could feel RELAXED. The ambience was CALMING and BRIGHT. He spent a substantial amount of TIME to hear me. He mentioned about a SAFE SPACE. Something which I didn’t really have in a physical setting. He took me through a few RELAXATION techniques and tapped on my IMAGINATION (you will realise you are Picasso in your own way) to create my own safe space! I was able to VISUALIZE myself in a calming space, only seeing things that I liked, experiencing PLEASANT sensation. Most importantly I knew what I was doing. I was in FULL CONTROL of the session. I felt that session itself helped to REDUCED the intensity of anxiousness by half! I head back home and had a RESTFUL sleep! Of cause, I continued to attend follow-up sessions.
That pleasant experience led me to take up a Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis Asia in 2020. I strongly believe that one must go through the experience to talk about the experience. Hence, after going through the therapy, I felt EMPOWERED, was able to GAIN better control of my life, felt EQUIPPED to face challenges.
All those words that I’d mentioned IN CAPS, if you feel, you could resonate with at least one, then perhaps you might want to give yourself an opportunity to experience hypnotherapy!
Contact Heal with Nav to book a consultation with our hypnotherapist!