Client Case Studies
Valerie’s Story ~ Exhaustion and Worry
Valerie was in her mid 60s when she approached me and was preparing for retirement following a successful career, she explained how she perpetually felt tired, exhausted and anxious but couldn’t understand why, particularly as she was about to unwind into a time of rest. Valerie wanted to stop ‘the snakes in my head’, think more clearly and have some focus and excitement for her new life chapter. She shared that she’d had a traumatic childhood but could not remember much as she had been very young and had no idea if it related to anything.
During exploration with the muscle test, it indicated that the strongest time of stress was as young as two years old. Of course there was no way of Valerie knowing the exact experience and we didn’t need to know any detail as the body feeds back by testing weak to events that have a stressful association. I asked Valerie if there was any clue or sensation in her body as she focussed upon this age in her life, she described a numbness in her head. As we moved through the ages and times in her life most of them were blanked out but I was able to apply an intervention despite the absence of memory. After several interventions of wingwave Valerie described the experience as “baggage falling away” she said it was hard to describe but that suddenly she felt clarity, space in her head and overall her anxiety and worry dissipated. Finally Valerie gained more energy to move forward and had room in her mind to focus on her exciting future.
In her own words:
“After the interventions I suddenly felt like I was back in my own mind. I had wonderful feelings of clarity and finally could see a better way for my future.”
Rachel’s Story ~ Self-esteem and Self Doubt
Rachel was a young adult in her 20s with a bright career ahead of her, unfortunately she had low self esteem and as a result this was keeping her stuck in a pattern of limitation. The main challenges came from worrying about what people thought and so had a propensity to adjust her behaviour to suit an imagined perception that was impossible to live up to. As a result of these debilitating thoughts Rachel couldn’t even visit a cafe on her own as she was worried people would talk about her. The fear of other people judging her was enough to prevent her own independence. Rachel had an opportunity to go to on a trip to Africa which is what triggered her to come for sessions, her thoughts were stopping her from taking up an amazing opportunity. During wingwave intervention the muscle test took us to some forgotten isolated times in her life where she had been judged throughout school, in particular by some of her teachers which made her feel embarrassed and withdrawn. This had created an echo in her psyche that in order to not be hurt, she must try and be a perfect person. As a result this was causing Rachel unconscious fears that drove a lack of self-esteem and paranoia. Upon completing the programme, Rachel began to rationalise that it was impossible to live up to perfection and laughed a little at her former self trying to please everyone. Finally she was able to visit public places on her own and realised that no one was judging her after all. As a result she was able to go to Africa, and move ahead in her career and look forward to a promotion.
In her own words:
“I don’t feel as alienated as what I did before. I also feel more confident to just be me without worrying too much about what other people think.”
Angela’s Story ~ Bereavement and Loss (physical stress)
Angela was at a loss following an array of therapeutic approaches which she felt hadn’t made any difference to lifting some very emotional and physical blocks. Angela would often feel tired, and when she got stressed her hands and arms would start to physically tingle and become heavy. Angela also lacked excitement in life and felt relentlessly depressed; this was causing pressure to her marriage so she was looking for a last resort. We agreed a programme of sessions and started to work through what was causing such an intense physical response when she got stressed. Using the muscle test, we began to navigate to areas around the body where this physical and emotional stress had been locked in. The muscle test guided us to some bereavement in her life that had been deeply upsetting, so we worked through the emotional connection to these events. After just a few sessions, Angela felt an immediate shift in her mind and wellbeing; her brain “stopped hurting”, her legs and arms felt lighter and the tingling finally stopped.
In her own words:
“I have had in the past many therapies which I have found not to help. I can honestly say this programme has changed my life and I am a totally different person from when I had my first session. I cannot recommend it enough.”
Paul’s Story ~ Fear of Flying and Panic Attacks
Paul came down from London after years of being held back by a long term fear of flying. Being that his girlfriend loved to travel he knew his fear needed to be addressed or he’d be stuck in the UK forever! Paul was fine on a train and in a car but flying made him feel extremely nauseous and anxious. We agreed a programme of sessions and the muscle test took us to a pattern of events. The first and strongest stress was a memory of being a young teenager at an activity centre where one of the “fun” activities was having to slide down a zip wire from a great height. There was a memory of feeling very scared and seeing his team mates looking equally as uncomfortable. Already the body had kicked into fight or flight and the adrenaline was pumping around his body. As Paul was in this high stress state he still went through with the challenge but remembers being incredibly fearful being so high up. We carried out the intervention during which his throat thumped out a big swallow and then he took a breath. At last the unprocessed memory was safely filed away into the correct part of the brain . The muscle test took us to a second event when he unexpectedly fell off a wall, the body was in shock and he remembers feeling delirious and confused. I asked Paul to mimic the fall and as he played out the physical kinaesthetic movement, I applied the intervention. His skin went to a nauseous looking pale and then flushed pink, I could see from his body language that the mind had finally re-balanced itself and that something had shifted. To confirm I re-calibrated with the muscle test and it was strong and all was ok. A few months later Paul told me he had been on several overseas trips and one long haul flight to New York!
In his own words:
“I made great improvements with flying, I was in New York last December and really don’t feel the kind of stress I used to feel in the past. Thank you!”
Eavan’s Story ~ Emotional Eating
Eavan made her way over from Ireland in desperation to banish consistent emotional eating patterns. Eavan had tried many other techniques but nothing had worked and was drained, tired and emotional. As soon as she arrived she slumped into her seat and burst into tears. I asked her what was making her so upset, she said “I’m so scared this won’t work, I’ve tried everything!”. It was clear that my priority was to address her beliefs first before a proper intervention could take place. I wanted to ensure she had an open mind, so the deeper sessions could begin. I used the wingwave intervention to reprogram her negative beliefs and then we addressed beliefs around self-esteem and self worth. The following days I used a special wingwave process to reprogram positive association to foods that Eavan had a tendency to overeat and we did just two hours that day. That same evening she sent me a text “I can’t believe it, I have just been out for dinner and the Waiter bought over a basket of bread, normally I would eat the lot but this time I ate just one piece and couldn’t eat the rest!!”. The next day she arrived smiling and we continued the programme of sessions. Four days later she made her way back to Ireland and after a month she sent me an update.
In her own words:
“I have quite contentedly stayed away from all the biscuits and have no real feeling of anxiety about them at all. Gone is the feeling that I will lose all control. I have no problem throwing out food or leaving it behind me. I’m not obsessive about every meal being 100% healthy. My portion sizes have reduced. I have no fear of Easter (I did 2 weeks ago!). I am more focused on where I am going, more time to do things I like and less time wasted worrying about food. I am so shocked and surprised by how fast and well it has worked.”