Anna was concerned about her relationship with food. A friend of hers saw Javier to help her lose weight, and was successful – something that appealed to Anna. But she knew that weight and food were only the symptom, and that underneath there was lots of work to be done. ‘I was aware that I was ‘stuck’ with lots of other issues that were far more important.’ she says. ‘I hoped hypnotherapy would be able to access the parts of my self I was in denial about, the stuff that was too painful to deal with.’
Troubled by negative thoughts, worries and a sense of hopelessness, Anna had tried multiple types of therapy over the years. They gave her a sense of self awareness and honesty, that she brought to her sessions with Javier.
‘Javier was non judgemental and kind. He enabled me to think and feel positively about myself. The focus on visual descriptions was massively important and has accessed more parts of my brain than talking therapy was able to do.’
Javier always keeps in touch after the therapy, sends recordings, and supports his clients. This is something that Anna was very grateful for. ‘He really seemed to care how I was getting on. He sent me additional recordings when necessary. I felt like he was on my side throughout which was the support I needed whilst climbing up the hill of challenges I felt were against me.’
The difference to Anna has been profound. ‘I feel completely different. I feel more authentically me. I do not feel like a victim of bad luck or negative circumstances in the same way, though I acknowledge that things have been hard. When I am in a difficult situation I can now see that it is simply that and I never feel things are hopeless. I feel sure and secure in my body and know I do not have to solve a challenge in order to get through it.’
These feelings have had a big impact on Anna. She no longer worries and frets over things that she can’t control. And her weight has changed, as she no longer looks to food as a solution. She explains that ‘the emotional weight that bore down on every decision in my life has reduced such a lot so I can now focus on key decisions and issues rather than fretting over everything. I am simply more secure, less anxious and happier in my day to day life because of Javier.’