“5 Path Works! I lost 60 pounds! Hypnosis changed my life. I feel liberated, unburdened, grateful and happy. In early 2004 Jean Conway, Advanced Certified Hypnotherapist, introduced me to the 5 Path Technique and suggested that I would find some benefit in it. Surprising myself, I agreed to try it and we began the process of tuning up my emotional well being in a series of afternoon sessions that typically lasted a little over a couple hours per session for about five weeks.
In the 5 Path sessions, Jean used hypnosis to guide me back to parts of my life that were instrumental in the development of my personality. Unlike direct suggestion sessions, where she did all of the talking, Jean asked me specific questions about events in my life and more importantly how the events impacted my emotional well being. As I responded, Jean guided me back in time to some very early experiences. Like peeling an onion, she coached me, pulling back the layers of emotional baggage that I had been carrying for years and years.
During these sessions we typically found and confronted a single issue that had a profound negative effect on my early emotional development. Using the 5 Path technique Jean then framed the remainder of the session to first; render the event inconsequential, and then to move on from the event in a positive and constructive manner. Interestingly, we examined the events from my point of view when the event took place, and then from my aged perspective. In comparing the two points of view, I was able to see how minor the event really was in comparison to my life today, and then to move on. After each session, Jean gave me a mental exercise as part of the 7th Path Self Hypnosis practice to repeat daily to reinforce the good work we had done. As the weeks went by, the exercises added onto each other, one by one, and this little ritual had a great calming affect and clarified my focus in day to day living.
I didn’t do this on a whim or because I felt emotionally scarred or defective but rather to see if there were events in my life that were affecting my present day thinking and behavior. I was floored by what we found and more importantly conquered. In a follow up session to the 5 Path Technique, we tackled a life long problem in a single session that had chronically bothered me. It has not returned and I believe it never will.
I believe in luck and consider myself a lucky person but I have good luck and bad in roughly equal amounts. I was extraordinarily lucky to have stumbled on Jean and the 5 Path Technique when I did because for the past 10 months I have needed not only tremendous coping skills but the calm and focus that 5 Path offers. One of my immediate family members took ill quite seriously and was hospitalized for over 6 months and has not recovered completely and never will. It has been a very traumatic 10 months juggling a career, the illness, and other family needs. While the load is so very difficult, life is manageable by the skills that I have acquired under the guidance of Jean Conway. Somehow my life is in balance and getting better but I can only imagine what it would be like if I had been dealt this hand two years ago.”