Recovering from Cancer
On 13th September 2014 I was plunged into the darkest place of my life after being diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian/primary peritoneal cancer. After emergency surgery I was offered a treatment plan of chemotherapy followed by major surgery and finally more chemotherapy. I was devastated and full of fear at having to face my own mortality. Within a few weeks I realised I needed help to regain as much control of my life as possible. This is the point where I called Jackie. Within 48 hours Jackie was at my house for the initial consultation. During the consultation she spoke with me about how the brain works. Words like Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, hippocampus, hypothalamus and stress bucket all make sense to me now. At the end of the consultation Jackie left me with a relaxation CD…. it’s brilliant! Her voice is like liquid gold running through your thoughts. Within 10 minutes I was floating in a rainbow of colours. The many sessions that followed were more personal to me and Jackie got my personality spot on. She understood my fears, helped me to identify and dispel the negative thoughts and helped me focus on the logical side of my brain. She prepared me for the impending major surgery by teaching me how to remove the mental scars of the previous emergency surgery. I am now 10 weeks post surgery and almost at the end of the second cycle of chemotherapy. I feel much more in control of my life, am focused on regaining full health, and no longer living in fear. There are times when I feel the need to listen to the CD Jackie gave me…. it’s fantastic for promoting quality REM sleep and preparing for a positive, focused tomorrow. A few weeks ago I was thinking of ways I could thank Jackie for her help. Flowers are lovely but just didn’t seem enough. This is the perfect way to thank Jackie from the bottom of my heart for her incredible skill, dedication and commitment to solution focused hypnotherapy. I would highly recommend her services to anyone experiencing problems that affect their daily lives. Embrace what Jackie does, let her work her magic….the outcome is unbelievably positive. Finally I would like to say to Jackie…. I will be eternally grateful to you for your help in getting me where I am today…. THANK YOU.
Jackie McCormick Hypnotherapy