One of the first things I tell a client is this: the subconscious mind doesn’t understand time. Linear time simply does not exist in the subconscious. I feel it’s really important to understand this as it explains so clearly the irrational fears, phobias and anxieties that plague the individual whose lives in the present are actually in pretty good shape. They may be happily married but plauged with fears of their partner leaving them, despite their other halves consistent reassurances. They may be thriving at work but left sleepless at night with irrational fears of facing the chop. All too often people have good lives but for the deep undercurrent of ‘generalised anxiety’ that leaves them fully unable to enjoy their life and relax into themselves fully.

Often there is no reason in my clients present why their anxiety is nagging away at them with such incessant persistence, the reason is nearly always in their past: old heartbreaks, old losses, old traumas, old subconscious beliefs or even inherited beliefs and fears passed down from parents, schoolteachers or friends.

The truth is we fear what has already happened, and because our subconscious mind is our inner protector and wants to keep us safe it works very hard at keeping us vigilant against any future pain and leaves us on red alert, scanning the horizon for invisible threats!

Here’s the thing: we are really slow, as a species, to catching on sometimes that the past is the past. And as, like I say, there is no sense of time in the subconscious, there is a part of us that doesn’t always know, when it comes to certain traumas: it’s finished. Hypnosis is great way of communicating with your subconscious mind to let it know it’s time to let it go: Did it already happen to you? Yes. Did you already survive it? Yes. Now you can you move forward with confidence and courage.

Whatever you’re most afraid of….? Chances are, it’s over.

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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.