People often come to hypnosis knowing there’s got to be a way out of guilt and shame, without knowing how to get there. Others have no idea guilt or shame are holding them back from a fuller, happier life.
When we act out of our guilt and shame, we act, speak, and think from our hurt instead of our heart.
Guilt is created when we judge ourselves for how our actions, speech, and thoughts conflict with our values. It involves the wish to undo something we’ve done.
As bad as guilt feels, there’s the sense that- an apology, a change in behavior- the wrong can be righted.
Shame is an inner experience, an underlying belief that we’re defective. It’s a core belief that relates to the sense that others see us negatively.
With shame, comes a sense of futility, that what’s wrong is on the inside and it’s unfixable.
When we discover the positive intent behind our guilt and shame, we begin to shift towards a happier way of being.
In hypnosis, people plagued with guilt and shame begin to build their sense of identity, create healthy boundaries, and recognize inner resourcefulness.
As shame and guilt loosen their grip, self-sabotage gives way to a new way of being.
We discover we acquired tools from our worst experiences, allowing us to see our worst challenges and ourselves in a new light because we wouldn’t be who we are today without them.
In hypnosis, we let go of the outdated negative talk in our heads so we can replace with it with updated words, behaviors, beliefs that better serve us.