Was what one young lady who came to me suffering from anxiety announced as she lay on the treatment couch.
𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙞𝙡 𝙖 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩:
“When her hands were on my head I could see colours that I’d never seen before, really vividly. They were beautiful bright pinks and purples. I felt really intensely happy, so much so that I was trying not to smile. I could see the silhouette of a pair of hands making calming rocking motions. I thought maybe they were Niamh’s hands, and I could see them through my eyelids but when I opened my eyes to check I realised they weren’t hers. I felt very at peace and was overcome by a feeling of pure contentment. When they went away, I felt kind of sad, and wanted them back as their presence was really comforting. I then became very aware of my body and could feel parts of it that I don’t think I’ve ever felt before. There were strange, tingly pulses in my legs. I was super aware of my position and felt like my spine was misaligned with my legs, to the extent that I had to adjust to feel “straight.” I began to feel sad, but in an intense way and it felt almost good? Sort of cathartic, like it was good to feel it and everything was just right. I became a bit overwhelmed and scared for a bit as what I was feeling was really weird and intense and I’ve never felt anything like it. 𝗜 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝗶𝗸𝗶 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗻𝗼 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲.Towards the end I was beginning to see the happy colours again, but they were dimmer and a bit fuzzy.”