The looking glass” concept was first described by a sociologist named Charles Horton Cowley in 1902. Its premise is that our self-esteem is formed by how we think others perceive our behavior and identity in social contexts. therefore, the “looking glass.”
Is this your “looking glass”?
It is difficult to let go of the expectation that your parents are perfect and that they will protect you forever. Top that with the fact that for reasons we do not know, the middle child is often left to make developmental transitions for herself. But the expectation for their love and protection persists, in some cases, to adulthood. This case study is about Martha. The goal in this case was to let go of these expectations regarding parental love and support and begin the process of healing. Usually, compared to psychotherapy, the number of sessions required for hypnotherapy is much shorter than the sessions required for psychotherapy. Each case varies.
While in trance and in story form (metaphor) I related a story, which addressed her issue. As mentioned previously, metaphors are used in psychotherapy to give clients choices or alternatives which, when applied can bring healing to the client.
By: Dr. Uranga August 2019
The case studies present names of clients which are fictitious in order to protect their privacy.