The ability to visualise and imagine the future is strongly influenced by your thoughts of the past. In other words, we often tend to use memories of our past experiences to predict what our life will be like in the future.

How our past can hold us back

We envision the future to help us make plans and set goals. Our beliefs about what can happen to us, help us to plan for any obstacles and challenges that may confront us. Studies suggest that people who think that they will fail, most often do. However, those that think they can overcome challenges and prepare for failure are the ones that often succeed.

Traumatic events and negative experiences not only affect our present but can also change how we see our future and how we plan. When we hold onto unhealthy thoughts and emotions rather than letting them go, we find ourselves feeling uncomfortable, unsure and insecure.

We often store our memories, thoughts, and emotions in the cells of our bodies. When a current event resonates with a past situation, we instantly have flashbacks. These specific stored memories, thoughts, and emotions are then energised and can be taken forward into our future. Ultimately, we are constantly re-experiencing our past.

How do you know if you’re struggling with grief?

There are many symptoms of grief, but some of the most common include:

  • Having trouble sleeping, eating, or staying focused.
  • Feeling anxious.
  • Experiencing depression, irritability, anger, and low self-esteem.

How using hypnotherapy can help you deal with grief and loss

For some people, the grieving process doesn’t get easier with time; it gets worse. This is when hypnotherapy can help. Hypnotherapy has been known to aid in dealing with grief and loss. It offers a safe way to delve deep within the subconscious mind, where your belief system is rooted, and help you understand the loss in a different way.

While it is not a substitute for counselling, it can be a tool to help you move on and begin to live your life again without feeling guilty. What’s more, hypnosis can also help rebuild your confidence which may often be low when losing a partner.

Need help overcoming grief?

Changing the way you think about losing a loved one from feelings of sadness, depression and hopelessness to loving memories can help speed up the healing process. If you’re interested in finding out more about how hypnotherapy can help you deal with grief and loss, contact the team at Healing Elements today.