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 Clews is the founder of Zoë Clews & Associates and is one of the most successful and sought-after hypnotherapists working in the UK today. She has spent the last 17 years providing exclusive, highly-effective hypnotherapy treatment to a clientele that includes figures in the public eye, high net worth individuals and professionals at the top of their careers. An expert in all forms of hypnotherapy treatment, Zoë is a specialist in issues relating to anxiety, trauma, self-esteem and confidence. She works with nine Associates who are experts in their own fields and handpicked for their experience and track records of success, providing treatment for an extensive range of conditions that include addiction, weight loss, eating disorders, relationships, love and sex, children’s issues, fertility problems, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and sleep issues.  She takes inspiration from her own emotional journey and works with both individuals and blue-chip corporates who want to provide mindfulness support for their people either on a regular or occasional basis, or as part of an employee benefit scheme.