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Psychosomatic Case Study
Sophia C. (24) came to see me because she suffered from frequent abdominal cramping which sometimes also led to diarrhoea. This cramping could occur on a daily basis and was not connected to her periods. She had been to her GP who referred her for tests, but all results came back as clear. There seemed to be nothing wrong with her digestive tract.
A nutritionist had also asked Sophia to keep a food and drink diary in case she had a food intolerance. She was to note down at what time the abdominal cramping occurred during the day. Sophia kept a diary for two weeks, but there seemed to be no connection between foods and drinks she consumed and her cramps.
I suspected that the cramps were a physical reaction to a psychological issue and therefore took a very detailed background history. It turned out that Sophia had suffered from cramps during her childhood for several years, but after a while, the cramps seemed to disappear, so Sophia thought that she had ‘grown out’ of the cramps.
It had been only recently that she noticed the cramps again, and they started to affect her performance at work.
At the time, Sophia was in a difficult relationship with a man, with frequent disagreements and constant tension between her and her partner.
Looking back at her childhood years she remembered that her parents had rowed frequently, often right in front of her, and at times, objects would be hurled through the room as one of the parents got into a rage. To me, this showed an emotional connection between her parents’ noisy rows and her current strained situation with her partner. As a child, Sophia get so upset and unsettled by her parents rows that she developed strong physical symptoms as a consequence. Once the parents had divorced, Sophia’s home life became more peaceful and after a while, her cramps disappeared. When her current relationship became tense and escalated into arguments, the cramping-reaction was re-activated.
As the origin of her psychosomatic reaction lay in the past, we worked through her childhood trauma with analytical hypnotherapy, and after five sessions, Sophia was able to deal with disagreements in a calmer way so that her abdomen could stay much more relaxed. The emotional link between her childood experiences and her physical reaction had been severed by her hypnotherapy sessions. Even though Sophia still remembered her parents rows, her body no longer reacted to the memories.
Toxicity and Mood
Anxiety and depression are very common emotional issues that affect an increasing number of people. Over the last 30 years of working as a therapist, I found that more and more young people present with these debilitating emotional problems.
While past trauma and difficult life situations play an important part in creating anxiety and depression, there are a number of other little-known factors that can have a major negative impact on your emotional state.
Besides hypnotherapy, I also trained in health kinesiology, and in that capacity, I noticed that anxiety and depression (and even OCD) improved and often went away completely when clients began to exclude foods they were intolerant to and started taking supplements that helped their body to detox.
Toxins can accumulate in the body through dental fillings, vaccines, medication recreational drugs, antibiotics and other factors. Toxic metals encourage invasive organisms, and both toxic metals and invasive organisms damage the gut (‘leaky gut’) which can severely disturb emotional balance.
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A 35-year-old male client came to see me for his initial consultation, presenting with depression which had not shifted even though he had gone through psychotherapy for five years. Rather than starting with hypnotherapy sessions, I carried out a hair sample test to find out if there were any underlying reasons for his depression rather than just emotional factors. It turned out that he had problems with mercury, with the most likely source being his amalgam fillings. I tested which supplements where appropriate for him to start the detox and also checked him for food intolerances. He started taking his supplements and excluded the allergenic foods and over several months had his amalgams replaced. He needed to continue with supplements after the dental work had been done, and slowly his depression started to lift. Four months after completion of amalgam removal, he started feeling like a weight had lifted off his shoulder, and soon after, his depression disappeared completely. And all this without a single hypnotherapy session…