I have had a barren, cold and lonely few days in the virtual world… I went without an internet connection for 5 days!
It is amazing just how reliant I am upon having good, constant internet access. Anyway, because I did not blog for a couple of days, I started to feel guilty! Can you believe it? Yes indeed, I started to feel guilty about not being able to contribute to the members’ area for a few days and it really began to feel like a physical sensation…
It is like when I go for a few days without running… I start feeling guilty!
What is going on with me, I thought!?
Many of my clients come to see me because they cannot let go of guilt and it really is what I would describe as a destructive emotion…
Guilt is described by many schools of thought as a pervasive, destructive feeling of having to meet a high expectation or standard. What’s more, guilt is a mechanism that when running riot, controls a person’s behaviour! It starts to dictate things! It comes from the conscience, which defines the difference between right and wrong. I know I mention it fairly often, but I was raised on the Sci-Fi comedy TV series Red Dwarf and the ship’s droid (named Kryten) in the series, has his guilt chip removed for one episode and he behaved in hilarious ways when he was totally guilt-free!
I work with many people that have this extreme sense of guilt. Let me tell you about it… Debilitating guilt is usually caused by prolonged moral anxiety that is a vicious cycle. The guilt cycle starts with shame, which turns into anger. The anger creates anxiety, which brings in more guilt. This endless cycle establishes negative self-accusation, self-loathing, and unhappiness. In debilitating guilt there is no relief, even through punishment, making amends, self-punishment, or self-deprivation. Debilitating guilt is expressed in the mind, the body, and through actions. The mind reacts to guilt with negative self-talk and negative emotions such as sadness, disappointment, or anxiety. The body manifests debilitating guilt by showing symptoms of stress and fatigue. The stress and fatigue result in headaches, nervous disorders, and illness.
Am I painting a worrying enough picture for you?
Most people’s usual actions or responses stemming from this debilitating guilt can include avoiding the guilt, overcompensating for the guilt, or losing control altogether… Agghh.
By changing the approach to guilt using self-respect, forgiveness, kindness, and love, guilt can be placed in its proper perspective.
Therefore, as my escalating account demonstrates… I needed to do something about these minor guilt pangs I was having before they spiralled out of control and my head exploded… 😉
So I designed a hypnosis session that I could use and am delighted to offer it up for you here… A fabulous hypnosis session to let go of guilt… It just removes guilt.