That’s what I tell people to hold on to when they leave their first session with me.
After all, that’s the most common look on their face. They are thinking:
How did that, change everything I’ve been struggling with my whole life?
It’s a weird process where we physically change the brain.
I think of it like the story of Hansel and Gretel, where they left a trail of breadcrumbs so they can find their way home. But the birds eat the breadcrumbs so the path back is gone.
When we work together we are using Neuroplasticity to physically change your brain. The neural pathways are rewired. The original path no longer exists.
When you leave that first session with me, as far as you are concerned the breadcrumbs will still lead you back to the original path. But you learn, with your sense of bemused curiosity, that the path is no longer there.
You notice different things on the new path, of course. Especially when you stop looking for the old path.
It can be scary at first. It’s unfamiliar. You don’t know where it will lead. You try and choose the turns that are familiar. You keep looking for the breadcrumbs. But they are gone. I swept them away.
There is no going back. The old path has gone.