(Courtesy to one of my clients during the one-on-one consultations) The name is not revealed to protect her privacy
I had a client who came to me very disturbed, asking for immediate help. I could see a lot of fear and anxiety in her eyes so I first told her to calm down and walked her through a small #meditation. Once the meditation was over, I was all ears to know the reason behind all that disturbance. So, Monica told me that since years she had been living with a fear that she would be killed during the night, hence she was an #insomniac. She kept awake each night as she was scared that she would be murdered. This reflected on her professional and personal life as she could not contribute much to her work due to lack of sleep and kept away from family and friends as she did not want anyone to know of this problem.
That #fear troubled her every night for all these years so she kept on visiting tarot card readers, and therapists to figure a way out. Unfortunately, even doctors could not find a solution to this problem and just prescribed her sleeping pills. However, this was just a temporary solution which did not content her much.
Then, she came across my website when she googled up emotional health and fears and booked an appointment with me with a last hope that I might be able to help her out. So, once the meditation got over she began telling me about this threatening fear she lived with and after asking her several questions and digging into her entire life´s milestones, experiences, conscious fears and #traumas, I perceived that this fear is very deep-rooted so it might take some time to delve into her subconscious mind and treat the trauma she had. First, I gave her some healing exercises to reduce the post-traumatic anxiety symptoms she was suffering from, and then I began using Emotional Freedom Technique by tapping into the meridian points. Initially she did not feel any change, but after the second #EFT session she encountered terrible uneasiness and a sense of overwhelm. This scared her and produced a bot if hesitation from her end to come to the next session as she feared what was going to happen.
Nonetheless, she did manage to come and once the session got over she burst into tears and cried for quite some time. I did not hold her back as crying is part of the healing process, and it meant that the trauma was coming to the surface now and being recognized by the #conscious mind. She was exhausted after the session so I told her to go home and sleep. We tend to forget that sleep is very powerful as our subconscious mind is constantly working while the conscious mind is relaxed. After a few hours, she called me up to inform me that she needed to meet me as soon as possible so we met then next day.
When we met she was shaken up, yet Monica told me that last evening when she went back home and took a nap, she was sound asleep when she had what she believed to be a dream. In that dream she saw herself when she was 6-7 years old and locked up in a dark room. She was all crouched up and #crying for help as she could only see #darkness all around her and hear the crickets of the dark night. Suddenly, the door opened and her uncle came in. He sat next to her and whispered into her ears to be quiet otherwise he would #kill her. He took out a knife and placed it over her lips to shush her. Then she saw him leave and the door slam into the darkness and that is when Monica awoke. According to Monica, this was a dream but we therapists know the power of the subconscious mind and how beautifully it finds its way to show us the solution to the problem.
I made Monica understand the same and worked around the root of the problem which was the trauma created by her uncle who #threatened to kill her during the night which kept her awake every night. It took several tapping sessions and meditations to heal her completely from that very old wound, and now she sleeps every night without any anxiety or fear.
To wrap it up, many times our fears are created by deep-rooted traumas encountered during our childhood which forms part of our present and future until we go deep within and pull the root of the problem out, cleansing and #healing our wounds completely.