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Steph was a 29-year-old single mother of two who was suffering with a severe spider phobia (additionally she stated that she wasn’t fond of any insects). She also disclosed she was struggling with general anxiety and that she had Body Dysmorphia Disorder (BDD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and was also having regular nocturnal visual hallucinations, but after discussion it was clear that she only wanted to focus on the phobia as she felt it was having a negative impact on her daily life.
She was frightened to go into the garden or take her children to the park, and she often had to call on her neighbours for help to remove any spiders that were in her house. She also mentioned that she was worried that her extreme responses/behaviours were harming her two daughters aged 8 and 4.
She’d had 50 CBT sessions previously (yes – you read that correctly – 50 CBT sessions!) and had worked with three other hypnotherapists, one of which used Havening (another Rapid Change Technique using touch) but hadn’t had any long-lasting positive results. Despite this, she was still open, enthusiastic, and fully engaged throughout the process. She seemed to be very motivated to want to change regarding her phobia but didn’t want to actively address her BDD. I did mention that issues surrounding her BDD may come up as a result of the work we were doing, and she accepted that.
In total, Steph had 5 sessions with me – comprising of a combination of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, Kinetic Shift and IEMT.
A key moment during one of Steph’s sessions was her reaction during the explanation of Identity work. I noticed that she was getting emotional and reacting negatively by saying that it was too hard and that she didn’t understand. However, at that point, I stopped her and asked her when was the first time she could remember feeling like that … and it related back to an incident at school (unsurprisingly connected to her BDD) that we had worked on in the previous session.
Overall, Steph responded really well to our sessions and had a very positive outcome. Her general outlook about life changed significantly – she felt calmer, more positive, happier and was now confident that she could deal with spiders calmly in her home should she need to. She also mentioned that she hadn’t had a ‘BDD meltdown’ (her words) since we started working with each other and that she was sleeping better. She also disclosed that she had lost weight and also stopped one of her OCD related rituals of checking that all the doors and windows 3 times every night which used to take her at least 30 minutes. She checks them once now and then goes to bed!
Here are the updates that I’ve received from Steph since we worked together:
Morning Louise. Hope you’re well.
Yeah, I’m still feeling good! Feel good about myself. I’m eating better. I’m happier than I used to be. I’ve even done a few things I haven’t done before ie – went to the casino lol. Always hadn’t because of crowds. And I have this little bit at the front of my house. Only small about 7 ft by 3ft but it grows brambles and vines which in the 8 years I’ve lived here I’ve paid someone to rip it out and bag it up but last week I got my gardening gloves on and just did it myself lol. Felt really good actually. And saved me money lol. It’s little things like that that show I’m a bit of a different person now for the good x
Of course. I wouldn’t mind what you put even if you wanted to write about my bdd / anxiety/ hallucinations etc and how it was all connected. If these things help someone else reach out for some help, then I’m fine with it xx Looking forward to reading it.
I’ve been to a few garden BBQ’s which was nice. I can still be a bit jumpy when a wasp or something comes near me, but I guess most people are like that lol. Haven’t had a house spider in yet so that’s still to come but I have my spider catcher near my sofa just in case x
Of course. Anything to help someone else. What you’ve written sounds great. Well done!!
Things are still going good too. I still haven’t had a BDD meltdown!! Longest time in almost 20 years!
I’ve had a few people say they have noticed a change in me too. I’m happier. I’m driving a bit further too. Not the motorway yet but I go to XXXXX and took the girls to XXXXX a few weeks ago.
Slow and steady wins the race. I’ve also lost 24lb. I keep telling myself when you start to like yourself you start to treat your body better. And it’s all thanks to you ⭐
Louise I must tell you – my shed got knocked down today and left A LOT of soil, twigs ivy and stuff. I’d been out there for 3 hours bagging it up, until I felt a tickle on my arm and saw a big ass spider crawling up my arm! It was big.
With a big shiny back. I screamed and smacked it off onto the floor. BUT – I didn’t cry lol! My heart went but I was also laughing lol.
I think it was more shock that made me scream, rather than the big spider that was on me lol. But I felt like a different person lol X
When I first met Louise, I was in not in a good place at all and was suffering with a depressive disorder. Louise has been my shining light and helped guide and direct me to living a calmer and happier life. I’ve developed a completely new outlook and it’s really opened my eyes and made me appreciate everything so much more. I feel much less stressed and anxious in my day to day life, as well as looking into the future. Thank you so much Louise, I cannot thank you enough. Really recommend your expertise.
I never knew I could relax as much as I did in those 20 minutes! Thank you Louise.
I was very impressed with how quickly I was able to relax in this session and how ready to face the world I feel now. Thank you.
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