Presented By: John Melton
Hypnotherapist: John Melton, CHt
Client: Mallory - Session 4 of 6
Presenting Issues: Anxiety and Lying
Description: Mallory has been mentally revisiting the inner child work last session, which she describes as “intense” but good. The inner child work helped her negotiate a deal with her employer, the naturopathic doctor. Her jaw no longer hurts in the morning from clenching. She regularly uses her breathing techniques. She obtained a 3rd job at a spa, admitting she feels more worthy when busy and productive. John encouraged her to be aware of the “point of diminishing returns” when burnout occurs.
Mallory reports a 60% improvement in lying but no change in her nail biting. She continues to “want to lie” but mostly does not follow-through with lying. John reminded her that change happens incrementally. Therefore, simply acknowledging that she did not lie, as well as it feeling good to be truthful, allows for continual improvement. John explains the theory behind inner child work. As the adult self loves and protects the child, the child-like behaviors, including lying, diminishes.
Since Mallory was a teenager when raising her younger sister, she took out her frustrations on her sister. She continues to feel guilty about this. John explains that we are all evolving individuals and that self-forgiveness is important.
Techniques Used: John suggests choosing to be truthful, as well as giving herself permission to be relaxed and in control. He guides her to a calm place and through a progressive relaxation. He makes several suggestions for self-forgiveness and self-love. Then, he uses a staircase imagery with her inner child at the bottom of the stairs. She steps down the staircase to meet the child and hugs her. She tells the child she is worthy, lovable, protected, and that it is “okay to make mistakes.” John suggests she continue to evolve in her awareness, confidence, and sense of peace throughout her roles, parenting her partner’s children and as an employee. Mallory converses with the child about not needing to bite her nails anymore. John makes several suggestions about releasing guilt and recognizing herself as an evolving individual. He also adds a suggestion for venting dreams. He counts her up, 0 to 5, and out of hypnosis.
WTVCASHIS / Release Date: Fri, Apr 24, 2020 / Production Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2019 / Format: HD