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"When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen--there will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. "
- Barbara Winter
"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. "
- Kahlil Gibran
Hypnotic Grief Work with Survivors
Grief over loss of a loved one is normal when the individual finds a way to express all of his or her emotions in a safe way in a protective environment; such expressive grief is not incapacitating for very long. However, when an individual cannot move out of an entrenched grief, he or she has “unfinished business.” After an interview seeking what that unfinished business might be, the client in hypnosis is invited to regress to whatever time period is relevant to uncovering hidden resentments, fears, regrets, and patterns associated with the unresolved grief. After working through these emotionally, the client has a chance to say a true goodbye to the deceased, recover his or her own aliveness, and look forward to a life uncomplicated by troubling thoughts and emotions associated with the loss. Self-hypnosis to anchor the new perspective is always appropriate.