In this interview, Janna helps shed light on an overlooked cause of low energy, and how hypnosis helps overcome it.
Could you describe the kind of low energy correctable by hypnotherapy?
Sure. It’s like when you run around all day and can’t wait to get home. But suddenly you’re exhausted. There’s nothing good on TV, but you search frantically for anything, to watch. There’s a vague, unsatisfied procrastination-like feeling. You fall asleep, but tell yourself you’ll get up in a minute.
Eventually, the soul-nurturing projects you were looking forward to don’t sound like fun. The beautiful walk you were going to take with the dog doesn’t sound good either. Everything feels like work. The dishes and laundry pile up. The fridge is empty because every day is the same.
You blame yourself for always losing your momentum just when it’s time to really enjoy your downtime.
So why does this happen? Is it low blood sugar?
You should check with your doctor, but mostly chronic, low-grade anxiety is the culprit. Anxiety is the root of boredom and procrastination.
Think of it this way: boredom is restlessness and dissatisfaction with the present moment. Do you have a strong urge to escape, to be entertained, or avoid? Usually, the need to ‘check out’ is strong, like an alcoholic’s need for a drink or an addict’s craving for heroin. Avoidance is pleasure. People stuck in this loop usually think they’re tired, not anxious. They’ve tried will-power, but it’s subconscious. That’s why I am able to help them.
How do you help them?
First, I ask them, “If you knew your future was secure, how would you be spending your time?” Each person is unique, so I would use a variety of processes based on their situations. All subconscious minds are highly adaptable when it comes to something we want, like having more energy, confidence, security or inspiration.
People want to be healthier. Low grade anxiety makes you fat because you just sit and eat junk food and sleep. So we transform their inner feelings to ones of happy inspiration so life becomes a ‘get to’ rather than a ‘have to.’
Most of us remember the desired feelings from childhood. We couldn’t wait to finish our homework so we could go outside and play! There was always enough energy to play with our friends, ride bikes, roller skate, or do art, no matter how tired or hungry we were when we walked through the door! In hypnosis, we reclaim those feelings of motivation and inspiration, and energy returns full force.
What can people expect from working with you?
Oh, lots of things. A cleaner house, a skinner body, a happier dog… the list goes on and on. Enjoying the present moment, making it your friend, rather than your enemy, is available through this work.
Janna Colaco, C.Ht., is a Transformational Hypnotherapist and Master Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator with an office in Downtown Fullerton. She also offers FaceTime, Skype and phone sessions for distance clients. You can reach Janna at (714)269-6908, or visit her website: mechanicsofgrace.com.