In the last post, I mentioned the fictional person, Jane Smith. Let’s continue the story.
What’s really happening with Jane? It turns out that she had some rather traumatic experiences as a child. And her subconscious mind did its best to protect her.
Unfortunately, the protections came with a heavy price. And the list of issues were the cost of her protection, directly or indirectly.
Jane’s main issue is one of identity. Through no fault of her own, she formed an identity that has many aspects that cause her a lot of trouble as an adult.
Ex. She believes that she’s not worthy of love, so she chooses guys that treat her like dirt.
Ex. She believes that she’s not worthy of happiness, so she works all the time and never has any fun.
Ex. She believes that other people are more important than her, so she needs to do what she’s told.
What’s the solution? Ignore most of her surface-level problems, as most of them in our story are really symptoms. And focus on the identity issues such as being worthy of love, happiness, etc.
If it’s a medical problem, she can continue working with her doctors while we use hypnosis for identity. Sometimes doctors have been surprised when our mutual client gets better after hypnosis.
As Jane starts letting go of old identity beliefs relating to being worthy of love, of happiness, etc, she starts shifting her identity to something more useful.
To her surprise, her IBS gets better. Her nightmares and insomnia disappear. Her fear of flying, etc., well, all those fears are now gone. Her anxieties feel as if they belonged to someone else, and now they feel almost like wisps of fog.
She starts dating guys that treat her kindly and are exciting to be with. And the list of changes keeps going as she makes more shifts.
Jane was brave enough to do the work. It was the hardest thing she’s ever done, but by the end, she’s glad she did it.
She used to get depressed thinking of how many things were wrong with her. Now, she quietly accepts herself, strengths and weaknesses.
And she’s excited to keep improving her life and herself. It’s no longer a burden to create changes. She’s glad for the opportunity.
Now and then she reflects upon her traumatic childhood. But when she does, she doesn’t cry.
She doesn’t like that it happened. She simply accepts that it did happen. And that her younger self has no blame. She focuses on life today rather than her past.
She’s finally home. And by the way, she likes herself, too. Being alone, in silence, actually feels comfortable, now. She’s happy to spend time with others, and she’s happy to just spend time alone. Yes, she’s home.
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So what is the SHIFT Program? That’s in part three, coming up.