Hypnotherapist overcomes abuse and anxiety to launch wellbeing business
A HYPNOTHERAPIST and wellbeing coach has drawn on her own experiences to help people create positive change in their own lives.
Jackie Thomson is focused on helping others overcome mental and physical anguish, anxiety, and emotional pain after battling her own demons in past years.
Celebrating 12 months in Deganwy and eight years in business, Jackie – who has a background in musical theatre – brings different solutions together using her expertise as a clinical and spiritual hypnotherapist, wellbeing coach and Reiki master.
The mum-of-three previously ran an audio transcription company and revealed personal challenges in her early life inspired her to switch careers and promote ‘hypno-wellbeing’.
“It was a big decision but after suffering abuse, anxiety and depression I needed a change, I needed to find who I was,” said Jackie.
“I was living in the Midlands and decided to move away and start from scratch, which was tough and lonely at first, but eventually, after finding a group of like-minded people, I started to do things I hadn’t for years, such as dancing and theatre, which made me smile again.
“I began enjoying this new ‘me’ and found that my life story was actually helping other people who were in a similar position, especially women.”
She added: “My own experiences and extensive training have helped me grow, and I know I will never stop evolving.
“Although certificates are no indication of anyone’s life experience, wisdom, or compassion, I still apply my training every day.
“Recovering from abuse, self-loathing, failed relationships, lack of confidence and many other things that troubled my past changed my life completely, I’m now happily married and loving life here in North Wales.”
With private and referred clients attending online and in-person sessions to discuss myriad issues – including anxiety, phobias, OCD, and the menopause – Jackie has seen a surge in demand for her services over past months, including bespoke one-to-one programmes.
“There are things people do not feel comfortable talking about, for example ‘empty nest syndrome’ which is the grief many parents feel when their children leave home,” she said.
“This is so common, especially among women, but is often overlooked; they lose sight of themselves as they’ve always been a wife and mother, they’ve forgotten how to care for themselves, so I help them regain their identity.
“Menopause is another issue which has also always been swept under the carpet and it’s a huge thing for women of a certain age, and men, but again it’s not talked about.
“I am just pleased to be in a position where I can help, listen and use my training and own experiences spiritually and emotionally to help people all over the country – that’s the most important thing to me.”
Visit the website www.jackiethomson.com for more information and follow @jackiethypnocoach on social media.