I found it very strange the other morning when I opened my news feed and saw little Dannielynn Birkhead featured on the red carpet at this year’s Kentucky Derby.
What the? Featured? Red Carpet? She is not known for talent, achievement or accomplishments of any kind. She doesn’t even have the requisite reality show for the famous but talentless. She is known for being the child of Anna Nicole Smith; a tragic celebrity figure who died more than eight years ago and Larry Birkhead who, if a picture is worth a thousand words, seems like a pretty good dad. Don’t get me wrong. Dannielynn is precious and her dad Larry Birkhead fought long and hard to prove his paternity over the claims of a slew of Smith’s former partners including: Howard K. Smith, Mark Hatten, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, and Smith’s former bodyguard, Alexander Denk. That’s a switch from how these things usually go but hey, there was an inheritance involved.
Shameless…I’ll let you speculate which ones needed publicity, couldn’t do the math on a nine month cycle or understand the nature of DNA. Thinking they all needed the cash.
Whether you follow the Dannielynn sightings or would prefer to be kept out of the loop (like me) one thing remains: any kid who has to grow up without a parent has it hard. It doesn’t matter how strong, loving and present a person’s support network is – there is no substitute for the missing parent. In my hypnotherapy practice I meet people of all ages who have had to grow up without one parent. Sometimes the missing parent is alive but emotionally absent or otherwise unavailable. The result is always the same: there is a part of them that questions their worth. The absence leaves a hole in the heart that must be healed.
On the conscious level they live secure in the knowledge that the remaining parent loves and cares for them. On the subconscious level there is a little voice in the background that asks, “What is it about me that I am not worth sticking around for?” Adult circumstances are never the fault of a child and consciously, we know death takes away a parent’s choice to stay but logic and reason do not live in the subconscious. The subconscious is the realm of fear, doubt and self preservation.
It is also the realm of unlimited strength, determination and personal power. Hypnosis is the tool that helps you choose which will govern your thoughts.
So come on Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead (sounds like a law firm), get in my chair! You’re mama may have lived and died tragically but I know this for sure – she would want you to know consciously and subconsciously, fully and without a doubt, that you are loved and worthy. She would want you to live in that feeling of love every day. Hypnosis to process grief and loss makes a huge difference in the way you think, feel and therefore live. Consciously and subconsciously, now and in the future.
Let’s get started.
About the author: Mona Jones is a Certified Hypnotherapist in Orange County, California who helps children (and adults) process and heal from loss, divorce, death and other life changing events. For more information call Mona Jones directly or visit the Contact page of www.hypnosisforkidsandteens.com or monajoneshypnosis.com