„It’s never too late for a happy childhood,“ said Milton Erickson, one of the world’s greatest hypnotists.
Positive and negative experiences and feelings of childhood characterize our feelings and are anchored in the brain. The unloved child lives in constant fear of being rejected.
People who have received little love and appreciation as children their self-esteem is often damaged and they tend to have beliefs like:
- I cannot and do not make myself happy; others can do it better than me.
- Other people are responsible for my feelings and I am responsible for their feelings.
- It’s selfish and wrong if I make myself happy.
- At the bottom of my being, I’m bad.
- It’s good to push away needs for love and attention.
With the help of hypnotherapy, the aim is to dissolve and heal those childhood injuries. The aim is to feel whole and lovable, and thus to dissolve the feeling of guilt and shame.
In hypnosis, the inner adult will choose to accept the inner child. This will create new, helpful beliefs:
- I take responsibility for my own happiness.
- I am ready to perceive and accept my feelings.
- I am open for new things and for changes in my life.
- I am strong enough to take care of myself and take responsibility for my well-being.
- I allow myself to be curious and playful, silly and spontaneous, alive and sensitive.
- I also allow myself to be angry and sad, because all feelings are important parts of me.
Only with the assumption of self-responsibility, people become independent of the opinion and the kindness of others.