Guilty! Guilty! I confess. I watched Bravo TVs new plastic surgery-gone-wrong show, Botched which takes viewers through patient’s stories from botched plastic surgery to reconstruction at the skilled hands of Doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow. Not only are they cautionary tales of budget plastic surgery, excess and the futile pursuit of perfectionism but they are a snapshot of how the subconscious mind can work against us even as we try to pursue happiness.
I was most touched by the rhinoplasty patient, Jennifer, who grew up being teased about her nose and had had two botched nose jobs before sinking into such self conscious sadness as to withdraw from friends and the pleasures of her life due to her insecurities about her nose.
Dr. Nassif gave her a beautiful new nose and remedied her breathing problems too. On the screen, we see her happy and vivacious, working a slinky red dress and appearing happy at last. But is she really ?
What I know about the subconscious mind is that long after the nose is fixed it is likely that her brain will continue to serve up echoes from the past. Those childhood taunts can have a negative residual effect on true self-confidence; a sort of inner voice or echo that steers us away from happiness we deserve like a sneaky saboteur. What can someone like Jennifer do?
Make an appointment with a hypnotherapist, of course! The memories of the past and their effects can be peacefully resolved, sort of like editing and then re-saving a computer file.
Through hypnosis we take the emotional impact out of the memory of those taunts and neutralize those painful thoughts so that true self-confidence can emerge. The results are fast and amazing.
Reconstructive surgery plus Hypnosis–restoring the body, mind and spirit. How great would that be?
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