An example of the type of client story that I experience:
Because all of my work with clients is confidential I won't go into too many details other than to say that it is a lady who has had a great deal of constant pain for many years. She had to give up work because of her health issues and lives her days feeling in almost constant pain.
Her doctor has tried to help and she is on medication to help ease the discomfort but she finds that she is almost always uncomfortable and however she sits she is always aware of how her health affects her.
The doctor had recommended that she seek another form of help such as reflexology or hypnosis.
She has been having reflexology sessions and finds that they really help her to relax and switch off the pain. However when she is not in the middle of a session she finds that the pain comes back to her.
She has now started to see me and we are working to help her manage her pain further when she is on her own. Of course the pain is there for a reason and so we can never turn it off completely but we can work so that it can be "turned down" just as if there is a control for it.
When she first came to see me she had an open mind but was not sure if it would work. I can understand this completely.
We worked to help relax her and show her that she can drift off and just forget about the pain. Whilst we talked about the problems and got to know each other she was constantly shifting in the chair trying to get comfortable and struggling. However, even with her first session of hypnosis with me she suddenly found herself sitting back and not moving. She suddenly didn't notice any discomfort and was so pleased and delighted.