"Waking up feeling like life is worth
living and being excited to get after the day. It doesn't get any
better then this. Thanks for taking me on Terri, I will always remember you.
" Nick, F Los Angeles
Nick is a 46-year-old married tradesman who owns a small business.
He has three young children and his wife is a stay at home Mom. Nick believes
that he has been mildly depressed most of his life but had always been able to
keep “the hounds at bay.” His feeling of being in control of his emotions had
been deteriorating since the birth of his first child.
Nick grew up in home he describes as being profoundly neglectful.
Both his parents worked long hours and little time was afforded for Nick and
his two siblings. He described both his mother and father as being emotionally
unavailable. His mother screamed frequently and his father drank regularly. Nick
suspects that his mother was often depressed and that his father was an
alcoholic. Nick does not remember having any significant bond with his sister
and brother while growing up. He states that he has had challenges with
developing and maintaining intimate relationships for most of his life.
Despite Nick’s parents’ challenges they were able to support all
three children through trade school and/or university. He is grateful for this
and now feels obliged to maintain contact with them although visits are emotionally
Nick and his wife
have a challenging relationship but he is determined to maintain the marriage
“for the sake of the children.” Nick has managed difficulties in the
relationship by working late and participating in a variety of extra-curricular
activities. His avoidance patterns have resulted in an escalation of marital
issues and several short-term separations. Prior to calling for support Nick
had begun to miss work and was increasing his alcohol consumption.
Nick was a perfect candidate for this work and made good use of
programming via Skype hypnotherapy, custom recordings, the assessment portal and telephone
calls. He was motivated to explore the beliefs that were sabotaging his success
and had significant positive outcomes during regression work. He readily
participated in success planning and developed important strategies to address
the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that he had previously cemented around
depression. He has developed methods for managing conflict in healthier ways and
feels that his marriage is now on solid footing.