I had no [thoughts about hypnosis before working with you]. I needed something to calm my mind from being on alert for 20 plus years as a paramedic in the streets, communications, flight paramedic, and retired fire officer for PTSD.
As we all know, post-traumatic stress disorder did not allow me to sleep because my brain was stuck in the “ON” position verified by bio-neurofeedback.
Periscope with Twitter was new to me. I'm not a big fan of social media. Grace was live on periscope one night when I couldn't sleep. I could hear Grace give her opening introduction and being the risk taker I am by nature, let’s give it a go. I have nothing to lose. Keep in mind, I could go 24 to 36 hours without sleep or broken sleep patterns 2-3 hours at a time because of the previous occupation in high volume emergency service. Having tried counseling in the past by 5 different licensed therapists and Bio-Neurofeedback spending thousands of dollars, Grace provided the soothing calm voice, coaching, the mantra, hypnotherapy in 20 minutes. First time, I'm waking up in the morning with my ear buds still in my ears and phone on my lap. The best SLEEP I have received in years! I followed Grace in hypnotherapy through Periscope sometimes repeating her Periscopes that she had 2-3 times per day without actually falling asleep like the first time. I realized I could calm the brain waves by visualizing her instructions and I'm more laid back now than I have ever been. I use Grace's mantra when I feel that I'm about to go in alert mode, as my brain is hardwired to be ON 24/7, I can use Grace's mantra to bring balance to the present moment. PTSD is way more manageable than any counseling and I reduced my sleep medication too. Hoping I can be off my sleep medication in 2018. The words “I am safe, I am calm, I chose to be here,” I use in my own mind to help during PTSD triggers that are becoming fewer and far between.
Every brain is wired differently. This hypnosis is like the catch-all net for coping mechanisms in most stressful events or situations, for me.