my past is distroying my life do u think an hypnotist would help me get over my

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    denise corcoranposted 11 years ago

    my past is distroying my life do u think an hypnotist would help me get over my bad past?

    just need a bit of help with my over active mind its killing me

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    amscott65posted 11 years ago

    Hi Denise!  I have no idea what your bad past entailed, so I'm going to wing it a little bit.  From what you've posted, it seems that you have been through a lot, and there are a lot of thoughts and feelings that are constantly running through your mind, thus keeping you from dealing with life as it comes because you are always dealing with the issues of your past.  I'm hoping that covers it.  :-)

    Hypnotism is a valid and accepted branch of the overall psychological treatment package.   But it isn't, on it's own, going to help you much.  If there were issues that your mind is protecting from you by means of memory loss, it might be viable in order to recover that memory.  But that doesn't sound like the issue.

    The one thing that I would suggest above all else, is journaling.  Keep a journal with you at all times, and write down EVERYTHING that comes to your mind.  Probably there are several people in your past who have contributed to your mental turmoil.  Create conversations with them that deals with these issues of your past one-by-one. 

    With this journal, you can write those people letters that say all the things you want to say.  One thing I found helpful for myself was to incorporate my faith into my journal.  I would write letters to the people who had hurt me, then write letters to God asking Him for his help in forgiving those people.  I would ask God to help them to see how they had hurt me so that maybe they wouldn't hurt other people in the same way.  I would write/pray that I would be able to let go of the bad feelings that I had been allowing to rule me in such a destructive way.

    The one thing you need to remember is that dealing with the past is painful.  It sucks, but it's actually supposed to be.  But that pain, like the pain of bones knitting back together, is a healing pain.  If you aren't willing to accept that realizing pain, healing cannot occur. 

    Make sure you have people you can talk to close by; people you can either talk to about what you are trying to do, or at least can help you turn your mind to happier things when the healing gets intense.  There are loads of counselors who work on sliding payment scales, who can help you and be there with you.

    It's a difficult journey, and it often doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but it's rewarding in the end.  Having been through a lot of this, I can tell you that you can do it!  :-)

    Good luck!

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    cnslrwebbposted 11 years ago

    If you're seriously looking into hypnotism as a way of dealing with your past you need to consider some important things:
    1. Am I willing to give up control of my mind to another individual?
    1.Am I willing to submit the control of my actions to the hypnotist?
    2.Am I willing to run the risk of being exploited? If under hypnosis, I commit a crime like murder or rape, am I willing to suffer the consequences?
    3.Will the therapy provide long-term results or just short-term improvement?
    4.Will I become addicted to the therapy in order to get the desired results?
    5.Can I find lasting help through other means, like counseling or medical help?

    If you do chose to sekk hypnosis therapy, make sure you are working whith someone with a clean record and good history of practice.

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    jasper420posted 11 years ago

    the best way to get over your past is forgivness forgive thoose who have hurt you and forgive yourself have no regrets start looking at today not yesderday and not tommorow

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    tlmntim9posted 10 years ago

    Sorry no, mumbo jumbo cures nothing, Christ forgives all things, and so do real friends, family and that one special person who loves you for ever, just as you are.
    Tim W

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    Pachuca213posted 10 years ago

    If you are trying to get over your past, then you must regret it? If so then obviously you have repented from that way, if it is then in your past? God forgives you even before you forgive yourself.

    Take this story:

    Two kids playing in the yard together while the mother is watching them from her kitchen window as she washes the dishes.
    One of the kids has a slingshot.
    The one with the slingshot shoots up at the tree.
    Then suddenly a bird falls to the ground dead.
    The other child says to the one with the slingshot, lets bury it and mom won't know.
    So they bury it and go on with their life, but the child who accidently shot the bird feels bad inside.
    All the while the mother saw the entire thing.

    Later the mother tells the other child to take out the trash. Being that she has dirt on her brother she tells him "take out the trash for me or I am going to tell on you" he does.
    Next she is blackmailing him to clean her room, and clean of the table, do her chores. Finally the little boy cannot take it any longer and runs to confess to him mom in tears.

    And she said, I know you did this, I saw you do it. I was waiting for you to come to me and tell me, I was waiting to see if you were sorry.

    GOD forgives us before we can even begin to forgive ourselves. Remember that. Your past is the past, your future is a blank canvas that you can fill with whatever you like. Make it beautiful! Because thats what GOD wants you to do.

    And my answer would be NO to hypnotism, its leaves your mind TOO OPEN for suggestion and although everyone has a right to their own opinion, I believe that evil does exist and I wouldn't want my mind to be open for ANYTHING to get into it - JJ


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