I recently took part in an amazing hypnosis session which was led by Marisa Peer (video shared at the bottom of this post). If you have not come across any of Marisa Peers work I would highly recommend it, she has bestselling books which can be found on amazon, and also different videos on Youtube.
I have always shied away from hypnosis because I did not like the idea of being out of control of my body, however I have discovered that this is not the case and much of my beliefs were shaped from watching a bit too much television when I was younger. This hypnosis was quite similar to meditation in that you get your brain into a relaxed theta state, which is when it is easiest to access the unconscious mind and make changes to thoughts and beliefs which no longer serve you.
What resonated with me most during this session is when it was shared that our core beliefs around money, self worth and relationships is set quite firmly in our minds before we reach age 5. I found this so profound because Marisa put it so plainly. I have heard many times before that children have their personality by age 7, but I have never consciously gone back and thought about the attitude that my mother had towards money, relationships and her self worth when I was so young.
This particular session is based around and abundance, and you are invited to remember phrases that you often heard when growing up, for instance “money does not grow on trees”, “we cannot afford it” or “you are being greedy or selfish”, and “you have to work hard so that you can get a good job”. Just the conversation that your parents had around you at such a young age would have made a lasting impression on you, and this really helped me to connect some dots. In terms of financial abundance there was never lack in my childhood, I always had more than enough and we had holidays and fun days out. Yet when I saw that my attitudes towards finance were set before I was 5 this made me dig a bit deeper, because even though there was no lack from an age that I could remember, my Mum had me whilst she was in University so there were many trying times for her in the first few years of my life.
Also in terms of relationships and self worth, my Dad left the country before I was born and left my mother pregnant and heartbroken. By doing the hypnosis session I really got the opportunity to sit with some of these painful emotions that I had absorbed from my mother. I got to shine a light on the beliefs that were lurking in the shadows. For the first time I saw that I believe that:
- Love is painful.
- It is better not to make yourself too vulnerable then you will not get hurt.
- Love can leave you feeling abandoned and desolate.
- If you are nice to people then they will not leave you.
If someone had asked me yesterday what I thought about love, none of these answers would have come to mind. It feels really refreshing to have got to the core of some of my beliefs, because I can now challenge them, and then release what no longer serves me. I can look at any feelings of shame or guilt that I have and then question if they are even mine. The great thing with hypnosis is that it is said to work immediately. You remove the old beliefs and replace them with new ones. Going forward you can repeat these new beliefs to yourself and really believe them.
I found this video so helpful that I wanted to share it with you. I am sure that the takeaways from it will be different for each person and I believe that it is very worthwhile.