We are all familiar with the treasured items that get passed down through a family from generation to generation, perhaps a piece of jewellery or a painting, they can possess great financial or sentimental value. These items are family heirlooms and can become part of the lives of consecutive generations, paying homage to our perceived roots.

However the same applies to the non-physical – and not-so treasured – familial patterns.  These are the unconscious burdens and inherited belief systems we carry from generation to generation.  We can inherit not only their genes but also their self-limiting beliefs, their psychological shadows, their anxieties and much more across generations.

You may see this in the way you have worked extensively on your issues but they simply refuse to budge. You probably have a great awareness of your issue which makes it all the more frustrating as whilst you are acutely aware of it’s presence and subsequent restrictions on your life, it’s showing no sign of dissipating anytime soon. If this is the case it’s well worth asking ‘is this baggage even mine?’ It’s no secret that a lot of behaviour is learnt behaviour from our parents and caregivers. But perhaps it’s lesser known that there is also behaviour which is the result of the unconscious absorption of the emotional burdens that were simply too big for our parents and caregivers to carry all by themselves.  In this case you may have unconsciously agreed to take some of this on to help them carry it.

When working directly with clients, they can sometimes present with issues that don’t respond to the usual hypnotic interventions and investigative inner child work. When this is the case it is time to look deeper, or rather further. I firmly believe that if something doesn’t shift it’s due to the source not having been fully acknowledged and released. By understanding more about a clients family lineage and the issues held there, I can help to release deeply held fears and stubbornly rooted issues much more effectively. In my experience when we are able to establish the source of the anxiety, it is easily resolved and the relief is often instantaneous. One clients feedback stated ‘years of anxiety, like a continual white noise, disappeared overnight’

As children we have enormous love for our parents and if our parents are anxious, depressed, fearful or struggling we want to ‘save them’.  However we cannot parent our parents and attempting to do so can cause a conflicting cocktail of guilt, sadness, anxiety and resentment at not being able to rescue them from their struggles. Sometimes just acknowledging this is enough to create a significant shift.  What isn’t acknowledged cannot heal.

By using Hypnosis to access and identify familial subconscious burdens you can lay down the things that aren’t yours, that you no longer need to carry. In releasing these burdens, you become free to live your life with more happiness, joy and love.

You can drop the old stories once and for all.

Quite simply, your life suddenly becomes fully yours again.

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About Zoë Clews

Zoë is a Senior Qualified Hypnotist registered with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, an Advanced EFT Practitioner & Trainer and NLP Practitioner. Zoë first obtained her Hypnotherapy diploma from the European College of Hypnotherapy over 10 years ago, however her training continues as she consistently acquires new knowledge and the latest cutting-edge techniques in order to help her clients free themselves of 'old baggage'. Zoë has been running a thriving practice in Harley Street for over a decade now, and during that time has helped thousands of clients get what they want. Whether that is losing weight, freedom from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma or eating disorders, she is super passionate about what she does and considers it a vocation to help people feel good. The majority of her clients arrive as word-of-mouth referrals and she is proud to have established a solid reputation as one of the most recommended Hypnotists in London. Zoë's work has been featured in Marie-Claire, Elle, Health & Fitness, Spirit & Destiny and Prediction magazine.