As a Depth Hypnosis practitioner, I’ve seen many people find their way to this work after reaching a point where traditional therapy isn’t giving them the full spectrum of what is needed. Depth Hypnosis can be a wonderful complement to talk therapy, and I’ve often heard from clients and therapists alike that they wished they had known about it sooner. Let’s dive in and see if the time is right for you to try something new.
You’re dedicated to your personal growth, and it shows: You’ve done therapy and have gotten a lot out of it. You understand your core beliefs, issues, and formative experiences, act with a pretty high degree of self awareness, and can process your emotions with the best of them.
You’ve done such great work, but it feels like there’s a deeper layer to your healing that you just can’t reach. Talking about it isn’t helping so much anymore, and you’re not sure where to go from here.
Sound familiar? Traditional talk therapy is an incredible healing resource, but many people reach a point where they’ve worked on an issue for months or years, understand it intellectually and emotionally, and still aren’t getting the depth of healing they long for. Here are some signs that it might be time to bring a new healing modality into your inner work.
1) You feel like you’re talking yourself in circles. Are you going into therapy, talking for 50 minutes straight, and walking out feeling like you didn’t really ‘get anywhere?’ There are so many reasons you might feel this way– perhaps a habit of people pleasing or a tendency to over explain, or a therapist that’s a poor fit or not using the right modality for you.
It might be time to try a modality that focuses less on verbal processing, and more on embodiment, inner knowing, and resourcing. By working beyond the conscious mind, Depth Hypnosis brings you into places you just can’t reach through talking alone.
2) Rehashing your story is making you feel worse. Talking about trauma can be retraumatizing! Some alternatives include: moving slowly into the healing process, focusing on resourcing, building up a sense of safety, and addressing the ways that trauma lives in your body. Depth Hypnosis offers a space that is less focused on the story of what happened, and more focused on the ways you can heal, clear, and nourish the parts of you that are hurting.
Much of the work you’ll do in Depth Hypnosis is done within a gentle meditative state. Here, you’ll connect with an inner guide to support you, explore patterns and experiences that persist within your body and mind, and learn powerful tools to heal yourself.
3) There’s a spiritual or somatic/body-based component that’s missing. We live in a culture that prioritizes experiences that are rational, linear, and scientific over other types of knowing. But what does this mean for aspects of our life that are imaginative, intuitive, or embodied? Too often, these important aspects get left out even though they are essential to our healing and sense of wholeness.
Depth Hypnosis is a spiritual counseling modality that is deeply rooted in embodiment and honors the many different ways of knowing that exist. Your body, your intuition, your imagination are all welcome here. In fact, they’ve got an honored seat at the table. When you invite in the body, the intuition, and the spirit (whatever that means to you!), you can make tremendous progress in your healing.
4) You’re curious about altered state healing work. Maybe you’ve been hearing a lot about psychedelic assisted therapy or people traveling to exciting destinations to participate in plant medicine ceremonies. It sounds intriguing, but you’re not sure if it’s right for you. Maybe you’d like to understand more first before you dive in. Or, you might be sober, or refraining from intoxicants for a variety of personal, religious, or health reasons.
Depth Hypnosis allows you to experience a gentle form of altered state work that can be accessed entirely through your body and mind. You’ll be in control the entire time, and there’s no mind altering substance involved at all. In fact, this modality is a fantastic entry point to explore deep relaxation, learn about different states of consciousness, and even prepare for a therapeutic psychedelic session, or integrate your experience afterwards.
If any of these signs ring a bell, it may be time to take the first step towards trying a new healing modality. Deep and meaningful transformation is possible – even when it feels like you’ve reached an impasse in your healing.
You’re welcome to reach out to me for a free consultation call if you’d like to learn more!