A client from Bloomington wanted to know if I could make him love his mother-in-law. I asked him if he wanted to love her and he responded, “No, she’s a horrible person.”I told him I couldn’t help him, as it was essential to really want the change in order for hypnosis to work.
But before I sent him away, we talked a bit more and I discovered that he DID want to save his marriage, which was on the rocks because of his bad behavior around her. He said that he pouted and sulked, and would eventually get up and walk out of the room after he just couldn’t take it anymore. He was puzzled by his own behavior, as he was used to dealing with difficult people.
It turns out his mother-in-law was much like a woman who used to babysit for him when he was around five. He had no conscious memory of her, but in hypnosis the memories of pretty much the exact behavior came back to him. Once he had an understanding of why she was triggering these old feelings, we could neutralize them and replace these bad behaviors with more positive ways of acting around her.
18 months later, he is still happily married!
I’m Roberta Fernandez, a Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Trainer at The FARE Hypnosis Center, located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Let us help you take back control by unlocking the power of your mind to reach your goals of any kind.