An account of healing

An account of healing

Painting by Swedish painter Stina Forsell, Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla. Sweden 

A letter was sent to me from Sweden a few days ago. My heart was full of joy and my soul smiled. No reward is better than complete healing! It’s a gift each one of you out there deserves!

I have suffered from anxiety since the age of 14, causing countless depressions, eating disorder, as well as self destructive behaviour. During my worst depressions I lost my life spark completely, contemplating suicide and leading to 3 suicide attempts.

During the fall of 2012 I started deteriorating, and my anxiety which had been manageable for a few years, now took complete control of my life. I went to a psychiatric clinic in Sweden were I met Dr Westerlund. I instantly felt confidence in his skills. We had a clinical contact for a few weeks before I was offered hypnotherapy.

The day I had my hypnotherapy I remember as it was yesterday. My father drove me to the meeting with Dr Westerlund. My self-assurance shook like a leaf. Like so many other nights during this period, I had suffered from poor sleep. Prior to the treatment I had no less than 4 cigarettes in a row, trying to reduce my worries and anxiety.

During the 1 1/2 hour I was in a hypnotic state, Dr Westerlund guided me comfortably during the journey to find the source of my incomprehensible anxiety. When the hypnotherapy session was over, I woke up like a new person.  The sort of person I always wanted to be, calm, secure and stable. The anxiety was just blown away.

My dad came to pick me up following the session, and he got chocked to see how well I was. Out from the clinic walks a calm, sensible and happy daughter. Not a trace of that injured bird he delivered to the clinic.

It is now over a year since I had my hypnotherapy session. Every day since then I have had this inner peace and I feel stunningly well. Having been offered hypnotherapy by Dr Westerlund, changed my life. I am so incredibly grateful and I just wish others could be given the same gift I was given: To feel well!