Remembering the new...that's what a client did yesterday in my office. A young man, referred by his relative, came in for some help with anxiety. Frankly, he was somewhat skeptical that hypnosis could help and actually stated that he thought it was "weird".

I agreed with him, but then added that I enjoy weird stuff.

After talking for a bit, I asked him if he would like to know what it felt to NOT feel anxious. (He had stated that he couldn't remember a time when he hadn't.) He said that would be pretty cool. I told him he could, and we didn't even have to do any hypnosis!

With that, I saw a shift of acceptance and began to guide him through one of my special hypnotic "tricks". By the time he entered a more positive state, provoked by a suggestion of having fun, his face lit up, a smile spread from ear to ear and his expression was one of happy relief. He really COULD feel really GOOD!!

The rest of our time together followed suit and my young client announced upon leaving that a previous weighty concern "just didn't seem that important anymore".

We all have those good emotions inside. Sometimes they are just a bit dusty, hiding in the shadows. When we get to remember them, they can feel brand-spankin' new!

Call me a mental housekeeper.

I love my work.