I have never met Zelda Williams. So, I’m going to go out on a limb when I say she appears to be a gracious woman. Imagine having to comment on your father’s suicide for the media over and over again. Imagine having your comments, your words scrutinized. Don’t get me started about haters.
When we read her tweets, her quotes, about the death of her father comedian Robin Williams, they are touching and eloquent. And if you read between the lines, you might even see a sense of relief or at least understanding. She was not only his child but when you look at photographs of them together as frequent companions on the red carpet, you get a sense of a friendship that goes beyond the father daughter role and thus, she would have been intimately acquainted with his suffering. What to do with all the emotions that go with being a survivor when someone you love dies by their own hand?
In my Hypnotherapy practice, I see unfounded guilt for many things. Survivors are often faced with nagging questions like, “What more could I have done? What if I had done this or that? If only I could have been there that day.” The critical or conscious mind knows there is nothing that could have been done. Logic and reason tell us his choices were his own. His suffering, personal. Ah, but the subconscious mind, that’s a whole ‘nother thing.
Hypnosis can be a great tool for neutralizing unfounded guilt and laying to rest nagging questions; for getting the conscious and subconscious mind to agree. And to bring about that lasting peace.
Life is short. For some it is shorter. I wish Zelda Williams a long life filled with peace.
About the author: Mona Jones is a Certified Hypnotherapist in California who helps clients all over the world overcome mental obstacles through the power of hypnosis. For more information visit: www.AcceleratedChangeHypnosis.com