Andrea explained to me that it will take time to heal completely, but promised that we will walk this road together, step by step, while working progressively towards complete healing. Andrea discussed my case with her colleague and homeopath, Dr. Natasha Louw, and it was suggested that the mirtazapine, the substance used in the medication I was taking, could in fact exacerbate the tremors I was experiencing. We were now looking at a holistic approach to healing. The hypnotherapy sessions targeted the underlying cause of my chemical imbalance, my stress and anxiety, and my brain started to change overtime and through positive reinforcement.
I believe that it was not one event that brought about my condition, but rather a series of traumatic events. We are aware of the hard work and effort we constantly put into our daily lives, but we do not see the psychological trauma brought about by the emotional and mental effort that sometimes exceeds our ability to cope or to integrate the emotions involved with the experience.
I consider myself a strong-minded, goal-oriented person and achieve my goals through hard work, discipline and perseverance. Having said that though, I have, over the years, not only tended to think and speak negatively, but also accepted external negative thoughts and emotions to dwell on. As a result, this had a negative impact on my self-esteem, assertiveness and general outlook on life.
I have been undergoing hypnotherapy treatment since September 2014. Through these sessions, I am learning to think and talk positively and not accept negativity into my life. I’m learning to elevate my thoughts, words and emotions from negative to positive, breaking a habit that almost destroyed my life. I am learning to accept and love myself for who God intended me to be, standing up for what I believe in, in a calm and assertive way. This hard-wire reversal of my thought patterns will take time and effort to fix, much like the months and probably years it took to develop my current condition.
I have once again started the process of weaning myself off my medication, replacing it with natural homeopathic supplements to assist the healing process. It is now seven weeks since I have weaned myself off my schedule five medication, of course, under the watchful eye of Andrea and company.
My life has changed significantly for the better, both physiologically and psychologically. I am much more energetic, my tremors are diminishing, even though doctors told me I have to live with them for the rest of my life, and my sleeping pattern has improved. Over the last weeks, I was shown and helped to make some drastic lifestyle and dietary changes that have proved to be the secret to transforming into a healthier, positive and stronger me. I didn’t need medication to transform and feel better.
I continue to be physically active and constantly work hard at changing my thoughts, words and emotions from negative to positive. I am finally on a healing journey with people that really understand and care about my well-being, and I have seen tremendous changes. I can live again, sleep again and feel hopeful to have a healthy future. Best of all is that this was possible by being trained to control my mind.
Says Andrea Kellerman, “Hendra contacted me in September and set up a number of Skype sessions. It is great to work with people from different parts of the country or from overseas. Hendra’s changes and transformations are truly amazing and it is inspiring to see how powerful the mind is when using it correctly.”
To learn more about hypnotherapy and how it can help you, visit Andrea Kellerman’s website www.eq-advantedge.co.za or call 031-266 8563.
Choosing a hypnotherapist
It is important to find out what qualifications a hypnotherapist has. Ideally a hypnotherapist should have a degree in psychology and hypnotherapy. Furthermore, they should belong to a hypnotherapy association and medical body. Some therapists specialise in certain treatment areas and it is useful to find a therapist who has worked with clients who have had good results in the treatment area you are interested in.