Back in my college days, I was known to seek out that “high” feeling on occasion. That euphoric sense that all is well, troubles and worries melt away and you are in the moment just feeling the buzz of wellbeing. Most of us soon come to realize that feeling is difficult to sustain with any substance,
and yet, it seems so many of us remember it with fondness and would like to experience it again. (without the substance).
I was curious when my neighbor Lynne told me about her experience in hypno therapy and her success with The Step Beyond. I had been
suffering from insomnia and anxiety for some time and she offered to hypnotize me to help calm my nerves. Lynne is the consummate professional and from the time we began our session, I felt the calm that she carries with her wash over me. After asking detailed questions about what was bothering me, Lynne started the process of hypnosis. What followed was the deepest relaxation I have experienced in years, the noise of the world slipped away with each breath. Lynne’s soft, calming voice was the only thing in my head and well, I was
During the time I was in an hypnotic state, Lynne offered suggestions for my subconscious to take in and guide me to a more peaceful state, a place with no anxiety or fear. I did not hear the sirens outside, or the hum of the air conditioning or any sound other than Lynne’s warm voice, with conviction, leading me to a deeper and greater feeling of peace.
After a period of time that I could not measure, she began to pull me out of the hypnotic state. Upon opening my eyes I looked around and out of the window and everything I saw seemed to have a new hue. My head was completely clear (unlike that of another kind of high) and I felt at peace and frankly euphoric. I was expecting the feeling to dissipate shortly thereafter, however it stayed with me. We went to share a pizza and the city street looked somehow more alive and people seemed more friendly. And the pizza was more delicious than ever before. That night I fell into a deep sleep as I did for most nights to follow. I did not wake with that anxious feeling. Although the euphoric (buzz) feeling did not stay with me, I knew that this was working!
I look forward to another session soon to keep the jitters away and the sandman close but what I am really looking forward to, as an instant gratification kinda gal, is that amazing high when I opened my