As a hypnotherapist for the past twelve years, Kristine is committed to using a clear, straightforward approach in uncovering traumatic memories, as well as anything which is holding someone back from achieving their true potential. She is adept at deprogramming negative thoughts and beliefs including those which were implanted though physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual abuse, mind-control, or any other form of trauma.
From personal experience, as well as working with others, Kristine understands how the retrieval of dissociated traumatic memories often leads to astounding recovery in the areas of substance abuse, stress related ailments, all forms of addictions, depression, health concerns, eating disorders, relationship issues, etc.
Kristine works with each client at a pace that is right for them. For instance, when someone experiences a panic attack, flashback, body memory*, or abreaction*, the origin of that trauma is stored somewhere in the subconscious mind, which must be retrieved gently and effectively. For healing to begin, the individual needs to go someplace or to someone where they feel safe and supported in order to remember and process the memory or experience.
As a hypnotherapist, Kristine believes it is a misunderstanding for trauma survivors to re-live each abusive or frightening event. Nor do survivors need to re-experience painful body sensations or painful emotions. The goal is to recover enough details of the initial trauma, in order that it will no longer control the person’s life.
Memory retrieval is done by activating the fine senses. In having the person focus on what triggered them, they have access to the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, emotions, words and phrases spoken during the initial trauma. Once those connections are established, as directed by the person’s own body, mind and spirit, the symptoms of trauma begin to leave the body and cells, and new brain pathways are formed leading to the removal of self-doubt, self-loathing, negative emotions, and false beliefs.
Often just validating one’s horrendous pain and suffering is enough to remove the affects of trauma. As more and more pieces fall into place, survivors begin to understand, often for the first time in their lives, why they have spent years suffering from unwanted behavior and/or phobias.
Currently, dissociation research is making great advances in understanding how trauma affects the brain and spirit. As this research is made public, exceptional advances are allowing trauma healing to be kinder, gentler, less painful, quicker, and more efficient.
Kristine utilizes the latest advancements in memory retrieval to empower survivors towards wholeness, inner peace and living a well-rounded and happy life.
*Body Memory: Memory is stored at a cellular level in specific areas of the body.
*Abreaction is similar to a flashback. An abreation occurs when a survivor relives in his or her mind, body, and emotions, a painful past event which is experienced as real, or nearly as real when the event took place.