Have you been part of a religion or cult that has left you disturbed?
Do you feel absolutely devastated having left a religion or cult?
Are you feeling damaged by your involvement in a religion or cult?
Do you need hypnotherapy to gain your sense of self-worth and confidence?
Over the years I have helped many patients who have suffered profoundly negative experiences of being involved in extreme religions and cults.
The patterns of these organisations are always the same; they isolate you from society, give you very narrow, unrealistic ways in which you must behave, punish and demean you for human errors and demonise those, often publicly, who are not part of their cult.
When you finally break away, after much angst, you feel devastated, betrayed, confused and very fearful about how you might live in the world outside the religion or cult.
You may even experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Members of the organisation may contact or pursue you to rejoin and sometimes due to Stockholm syndrome you do, because it may be all you ever knew.
I am a clinical hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, mental health professional and can help you re-find or find for the first time who you and what you want from life. Most importantly I help you find the strength to live your life as you see fit. It is your life and you are entitled to choose how you live it.
Let me say, I am not anti-religion. If someone’s beliefs help them in life, that is all well and good.
However, sometimes people from religions or cults pluck a certain number of selected teachings from any religion to use to control others in an oppressive and destructive way, damaging and devastating them.
We are all human and deserve to live in peace, be respected and not harassed by people wishing to exploit us.
I work with you from a deeply respectful humanistic perspective, helping you find your own way forward in life that will be rewarding for you.
I help you create and enlarge your own self of self-worth, self-esteem, confidence and positive attitude to life. Life, after all, is meant to be wonderful.
Solution-focused psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy can help you make those changes fast. You are able to change your thoughts, behaviours and automatic responses as well as creating a good emotional life.
This is very important because many people who leave religions or cults do not experience the trauma until they have left so it is necessary for you to get the professional help you need. Only then does it become clear how abusive the extreme religion or cult may have been. We help you move on with your life and not reside in the past.
Remember we are not only experts in helping you change the way you think but also about the way you feel about yourself and the world in general so you can be courageous going on to live a good and rewarding life with wholesome relationships.
Book your appointment with Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH by calling 02 8021 6429.