This case study is intended to explain the overall advantages of combining Hypnosis and EFT tapping methods.
Both the treatments of hypnosis and EFT can be used in isolation and individually. Although in my experience of working with clients, I have found that using a combination of hypnosis and EFT helped many people achieve quick and lasting results.
I share a case study in the hope that more people will further explore these quick and easy methods of achieving stress relief, sleeping better and more motivation for a healthier lifestyle. This case study describes the profound benefits to this client in a matter of three or four sessions. The client also took away a set of skills to use long after the sessions were done.
Margaret (not her real name) came to see me because she wanted to fall pregnant. She heard that hypnosis can help reduce stress, anxiety and negative emotions. She told me she was 38 years old and that five years ago she was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Her cycle was 32 days, much longer than the normal cycle of 28 days. She had fallen pregnant three years ago but miscarried.
In the last few years she’s been undergoing IVF and after each failed round she experienced an even greater deal of stress and anxiety because of the pressure of failing to conceive. It was getting harder to stop the persistent negativity and daily struggle with unresolved emotions; disappointment, anger, frustration, sadness and guilt.
On a scale of 1 -10 she placed her disappointment and sadness as a 9 out of 10. We began the process of EFT tapping on these emotions. After a short while she reported that she felt more calm. The disappointment and sadness reduced down to about a 6 out of 10.
Margaret was shown how to do the EFT tapping at home, to keep her stress and various emotions under control.
We proceeded to the next step. Hypnosis was used to release the underlying, unresolved feelings of anger, guilt and sadness. Hypnosis was of help to connect her with her inner strengths and resources, to manage her emotions more calmly.
During the next session we dealt with lingering emotions. She said: “some negative emotions improved but some still lingered and needed more attention”. Margaret used the EFT in between the sessions, whenever the emotions started to get the better of her. She said she managed to calm herself down rather well. She also reported she slept better since the last session.
At the third visit Margaret was visibly relaxed and at ease. She reported feeling more carefree and less emotional. She continued to sleep better and was waking up feeling more energetic. She was eating healthier and was more motived for taking care of her health. This third session helped her to connect to her instincts and to trust in her body. She was able to view her reproductive organs not as in medical textbooks; but as an welcoming little nursery for her baby to be welcomed and snuggled into. We had another session a few weeks later to reinforce everything. This session helped to bring things together to continue to be stress free and to continue her improved attitude toward her health and wellbeing.
Several months later I received her wonderful news; she excitedly told me she is pregnant.
In conclusion, hypnosis and EFT combination can be of help for stress relief, both emotional and physical. My name is Katherine, if you wish to find out more about how hypnosis can help you, please feel free to contact me by phone (02) 95698 6801 or email me via the contact form.
Written by: Katherine Ferris