I heard an awesome story the other day. An adolescent girl got left by her boyfriend, and cried over him day after day. When a month has passed and she kept grieving the relationship that had ended, her mom decided to take her to the local "wise elder". The adolescent say this simple-looking, old man, and felt a little shy about telling him her problems. He reassured her that he is very interested in hearing her story, and so she told it to him.
When she finished talking, he took a minute to bow his head down in understanding, then began talking. "One morning a lady found 3 penguins in her yard in the country-side. She had no idea how they got there. She then called the local animal-lover, and asked him to take them into town, to the zoo. She gave him a $100 bill and said that he could give her the change later. In the evening the animal-lover knocked on her door, and when she opened the door, he was standing there with the 3 penguins, handing her a few small bills. "What's going on?" She asked. "Why are they here, and where's the rest of my change?" "Well", replied the animal-lover, "they behaved so well during the zoo visit, that I took them all to see a movie afterwards!"
The adolescent laughed. The wise man was silent for a moment, and the adolescent was waiting for him to address her situation, now that he had made her feel a little better. Instead of addressing her situation, he told that joke again. She was confused, and when he was finished she just smiled awkwardly. The then started telling the joke a third time, and at that point, she couldn't take it anymore. She interrupted him and said "The joke was funny once, but it isn't funny anymore. I honestly don't want to hear it again, I"m not going to laugh from the same joke over and over!". "Really?!" replied the wise-man, "if you won't laugh from the same joke over and over, why are you crying over the same story over and over? Is it any different than it was yesterday? Or a month ago?"
The narrator then referred to "broken records", those scratches on records that create a repetitive loop. It's interesting since in Hebrew when you want to say that someone has some kind of repetitive problem, you say that he has a scratch, or that he is scratched.
As a Hypnotherapist I know that this scratch is a symptom of a subconscious issue that isn't resolved. You might consciously know that you shouldn't be so upset over something that happened many years ago and let it ruin your life, but you feel like you "can't help it". Good news is that you CAN help it, only not in the way you have been trying to help it. If the scratch is in the subconscious mind, that's where the solution should be too. How many people do you see suffering over the past? The FAR past even? The answer is way too many.
With Hypnosis you can let go of the grip that the past has on you, and fix the scratch in the record.
Wishing you nothing but lovely tracks,
Transformational Leader, Hypnotherapist,