Hypnotherapy For Managing Gender Identity Issues

Have you ever felt like you weren’t in the right body? Or like you couldn’t fully embrace the gender you were brought up as? Maybe you feel like a woman trapped inside a man’s body (or vice versa)? Have you ever experienced ‘gendered expectations’ that didn’t fit with who you feel you truly are? Does your heart chime louder than your head when you think about how things might be different?

Whilst these feelings may be common, if left and not dealt with, they can result in psychological difficulties. These difficulties may manifest as depression, anxiety or self-harm, whereas opening up and talking to someone could help you avoid these feelings of loneliness, desperation and depression. These feelings could all be associated with not feeling like you were born in the right body (also known as gender dysmorphia). Hypnotherapy can help with feelings of identity, confidence, anxiety and can give you practical tools to help you move forward feeling confident that you are living the life you were meant to live.

You aren’t alone and support is available

What do I mean by ‘deal with’? Simply talking about these feelings can be a massive help. Knowing that you are not alone and that you ought to be able to express your sexuality or gender however you wish can really help. Sometimes we might find it difficult to talk to our friends or parents, or we may fear that they don’t understand what we’re trying to express. That doesn’t mean that your feelings are wrong, just that the other person might not be ready or able to deal with what you are trying to explain to them about your feelings and experiences of your own body at this time.

Living as an active member of the LGBTQ+ community can help you feel a part of something bigger and helps you to see that you are not alone, that there are people dealing with the same feelings that you are experiencing. It can be great to meet like-minded people who understand you and you may find that you make strong connections and friendships by attending meetings and socials.

Hypnotherapy could help you manage thoughts and feelings more positively

If you are considering transitioning, either M2F or F2M, have you considered hypnotherapy as a means to guide you through the process? It can offer you support throughout the process and gives you a safe space to discuss at length how you feel you are getting on and which path you feel is the right one for you.

It’s not for me to say what is right or wrong for you as an individual. But I can offer you a safe place to talk, and offer hypnotherapy as a means to help you accept who you are and how you want to live your life. We can build cognitive bridges that can help you break down any barriers that may be preventing you from transitioning or ‘coming out’. I can work with you alongside your clinical transitioning as you move towards realising your natural desires and true self.

Equally, if you worry that things are moving too fast, we can take a step back together and have a look at how we can move back to the right path for you. I offer a specialised service which is 100% confidential, non-biased and a safe space to discuss your feelings and experiences.

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Rachael Cann

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Rachael is a clinical hypnotherapist based at the Sheffield Wellness Centre. She has a particular interest in LQBTQ+ issues as well as having experience in helping with bereavement and anxiety issues among others. Rachel offers a free chat to anyone interested in the help and support she provides and this chat is with no obligation.