The Only Way Out is Through

Note: All content on this site is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and is not an alternative for qualified medical or mental health care. As Hypnotists, we are not qualified to diagnose or treat mental health disorders.

We spend so much of our life avoiding discomfort. And it’s fair, because there is always a level of discomfort that is unbearable, and there were times in your life – particularly your childhood – where avoiding discomfort was the best thing you could do to survive.

However, if you ever do want to get past your shit, if you’re fed up with how you currently are, the only way out is through discomfort.

In my work with clients, this is probably the most important guiding principle. When we see a point if discomfort, we run towards it. It’s a clue to a part of ourselves that needs attention, that is not in alignment.

Paradoxically, we invite ourselves to feel the discomfort as freely as possible. We give it permission to grow as big as it needs or wants to be. We imagine the air we’re breathing in as feeding into it.

The first thing that often happens is, it gets bigger. The fear, the pain, the anger, it grows, having finally been given a say. And then, after some time, it subsides. It did what it needed to do, it expressed what needed to be stated.

The more we practice this, the more we build what I call our Emotional Pain Tolerance. And, since life is full of pain, it allows us to live life more fully, tolerating its ups and downs. It allows us to processes bigger shit, faster.

If you’re ever wondering what the best thing for you is, chances are it’s the uncomfortable option. Because the only way out is through.

Start Your Healing Journey

Book a free consultation today to learn more about Navya’s Hypnosis Assisted Psychotherapy sessions and see if it’s right for you and your situation.

Read More

Rewrite Your Past

Rewrite Your Past

We all tell ourselves stories to get through the day. Sometimes we tell ourselves there is a God in heaven who loves us. Sometimes we tell ourselves that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes we tell ourselves that we're not good at physical activity. In reality,...

A Manifesto for Better Hypnosis

A Manifesto for Better Hypnosis

I've written in the past about ways in which therapy and mental health can improve (although I've since tempered my language to be more nuanced and less aggressive - the power of personal growth, yo). Here, I'd like to explore ways in which the hypnosis industry could...

Pain and Effortlessness

Pain and Effortlessness

When working with clients, I often encounter a seeming paradox.  On one hand, I encourage them to experience discomfort in a very overt and direct way.  I sometimes describe myself as an “emotional pain tolerance coach”, essentially supporting clients as...