Initially, I came to Steve because I was searching for someone to help me with my fear of flying. My husband said ‘he is the best hypnotherapist in the field’. So, a bit reluctant, I scheduled a meeting with him. My husband is a pilot and we have family in Sweden as well as Canada, so he really wanted me to be “fixed”. So, I had a session with Steve a couple months ago. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I came away from the session feeling a bit euphoric about flying, and also about my fears in life in general. I had a baby at age 40 (now she is two years old) and so with that comes lots of indecision and fear. I am not sure what he said to me, but I felt relief and comfort when I left his office. And that all spilled over into my daily life. I had never felt better. I went back to him for a refresher a couple of weeks later, because we had planned a trip in early September, again, it went beautifully, no problem, I felt great.
Then my world came crashing down. I was diagnosed with breast cancer of the worst kind. The surgeon told me that I should be prepared for a mastectomy, and possibly a double mastectomy. That was on a Thursday afternoon about two weeks ago. I was scheduled for a lumpectomy/biopsy on Monday. So, I felt pretty sad. I have a 2 year old and I am only 42 years old. It was, at the very least, a shock. I decided to call Steve on Friday. He very graciously agreed to see me that Saturday afternoon. (I am sure he had plans that he cancelled, as I know he loves to hike on Saturday afternoons.) Anyway, we had a session that Saturday. I don’t know what he said, I don’t recall what I said, I am pretty sure I don’t know a thing about that afternoon and very well will never recall it. It was an unusually long session. Longer than an hour, but still, I am not sure, other than the clock, I thought it could be an hour, two, or fifteen minutes, but that didn’t really matter much. He knew exactly what to say and when to say it. …I left that afternoon feeling confident and somehow…clean.
Monday morning, 7 am., my biopsy. I cannot tell you how painful and somehow degrading it was for them to put that wire into my breast to locate the mass that was my cancer. It was so emotionally painful, not so much physically, but emotionally painful. And then they took me to the surgery suite and sedated me for surgery. I came out of surgery without about a ping pong size ball size of breast.
The surgeon was so surprised to see what he had excised from my breast, that he drove my breast tissue over to the hospital two miles away, evaluated, himself with two other pathologists, and get this, took their picture, to bring back
to me as I was recovering.
It was completely, undeniably, one hundred and fifty percent, …… NEGATIVE FOR CANCER! He was in tears, my husband was in tears, and well I was still under pretty heavy sedation, so I said “Cool, but I already had my new reconstructive breasts picked out!.”
Bottom line is that, I don’t know if I am cured of my fear of flying, because I haven’t been on an airplane since meeting with Steve, but I do know that the mind is a powerful tool, and you can make miracles in your own life and I am living proof of that and ….. I am going to Canada this fall… I am flying!!!
Steve, my undying gratitude to you and….
Lots of joy and peace to all of you.
Live for today
(*Hypnosis is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your physician.)