Relationships and Hypnotherapy: Friends, Family and Forgiveness
It’s Friendship Day and Sister’s Day this week. The two events celebrate the joy of friendship and of course, sisters! Thankfully, I’m blessed to have a sister who is also my best friend as well as being my sibling. I also have best friends who, because of their loyalty and trust over the years have become members of my extended family!
Man is not an island
All of us need someone we can trust and talk to. Someone we can share our secrets with, discuss our emotions; concerns and worries with, as well as someone to celebrate our successes and joys. There is a saying which goes: “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light” and I would have to agree with that. A special friend we are close to becomes a member of our family even though they don’t share the same blood; and a sibling who is a best friend too, is priceless because he or she will share a deep familial bond as well as being a go to resource for those collective family memories from childhood that no-one else can share.
Most of us will have many acquaintances and friendly relationships on our journey through life, but we know the difference between an acquaintance and a best friend – we feel the difference. We can sit in a room for hours with a best friend without communicating, yet saying everything.
Helping each other through life’s ups and downs
I believe that when friends share trust and affection there is a mutual exchange of emotions which really strengthens us and makes for a more colourful life. The importance of having a close support group as you move through life and the significance of interacting with others for positivity, mental health, personal growth and having a reliable source of help when you need it is vital.
When friendships break down or sibling rivalry becomes a problem it can be heart-rending creating tension, stress, unhappiness and pain. Brothers, sisters and best friends can fall-out over the smallest thing which can then develop into a full blown rift. People who love each other might argue sometimes, but too much fighting is unpleasant for everyone and can cause long-term relationship problems. If left unaddressed, grudges can turn into bitterness which can eat away at a person internally and lead to mental and physical health problems.
Anger Management and Relationship Issues
In my hypnotherapy practice, relationship problems and holding on to bitterness are common issues some clients have to deal with before they can move on to a new and positive future. Holding on to bitterness and unforgiveness creates anger, frustration and contributes to serious health issues.
Hypnotherapy and healing
Addressing relationship issues is a major component of my work with some clients, whether it’s a problem they have with a close family member, friend, partner or work colleague. Being brave enough to initiate the process of healing is a huge step forward. Helping clients to find solutions to these problems, whether it’s healing a friendship or relinquishing an unhealthy relationship is very rewarding.
If you think you need to find a way to forgive or want help to reconcile with a friend or sibling please contact me. Together we can figure out ways to help you to heal and move on.
Just look at the benefits forgiveness can bring to both the forgiver and the forgiven:
- Lower anxiety and less stress
- Better and healthier relationships
- Peace of mind through release of hostility
- Greater positivity and happiness
- Less likelihood of depression
- Lower blood pressure
- Healthier immune system and improved fitness
A final thought…The most memorable people in life are the friends who loved you when you weren’t very loveable. That is true for all of us from time to time, and it certainly has been for me. We are all perfectly imperfect, so it’s time to celebrate friends and family relationships.
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