I had another incredible session with a client last week. Within 20 minutes, we gently worked on a past memory from when she was a child. I didn’t ask her what the memory was, only asked for a title for the memory. At the end through the tears of joy and shock that she had been released from yet another memory so easily, I asked if she could describe the memory to me, to ensure that she was really OK and that she felt no emotion at all. She was able to tell me that she had been forced to do a sexual act, with no emotion in her voice whatsoever. All the fear, all the nausea, all the anger, gone!
Other clients have been deeply upset by bereavements and are just not able to move on. They are stuck with this overwhelming, never ending grief because they feel it was their fault, they should have done more, they never got to say goodbye and/or they are terrified of forgetting that person. All natural responses, but have been dealt with quickly during a session.
I worked with a woman who struggled with addiction to alcohol. We worked on a memory where she was angry with a family member for treating her terribly whilst at the hospital bedside of her husband. After she had let go of the anger, she was able to see that this person actually treated her with kindness, but due to her own fear surrounding her husband’s condition, she herself had acted unkindly to this person. With further work, she was able to eliminate further emotions she had held onto around many different past events. She saw that not everything was as she had previously convinced herself. She felt much better about herself and the people around her. She felt more in control and confident. She was able to stop drinking.
Another client had a poor relationship with her mother and as a result, had stopped seeing her. Unfortunately this brought even more emotions such as guilt and the constant question of why she couldn’t have had a normal family like others? She was so focused on her feelings about her mother that she was struggling with her health. We worked on past memories and her negative beliefs and she was able to let go of her constant focus on the injustice and unfairness of her past, and she was able to focus on the positives of her current life.
These are just a few examples of how letting go of past stuff has helped. Although letting go can seem quite daunting, it only brings positivity and peace. It brings more control rather than a lack of it. And let’s face it, holding on up till now hasn’t been great, has it?
If you are feeling negative about yourself, your past and your current situation. Now is the time to let it go. It doesn’t keep you safe, just unhappy. And you deserve to be happy!