Maureen's Story

In her own words…

As a child I used to play the piano and as I grew older I continued to improve my talent and skill. Due to my musical background, I learned to type the same way I played the piano, with my wrists in line with my hands, parallel to the keyboard.

After emigrating to California from Malta, I worked as a Medical Historian and loved my job helping patients. After years of repetitive movements and long hours typing, tragedy struck. I was diagnosed with Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and Overuse Syndrome in both elbows. I was suffering from intense, chronic pain and my employers deemed it necessary for me to have surgery to correct the issues. After six surgeries (three on each elbow), I was transferred to an Arm Specialist who proceeded to perform four more surgeries (two on each elbow).

It is important to remember that after every surgery, I was placed in a cast for an average of 3-4 weeks, after which came weeks on end of painful physical therapy in an attempt to regain full strength and full range of motion. However after all ten procedures, the chronic aching, throbbing pain that never ended, was still there.

In addition to the never-ending pain, I now had horrendous scars from the surgeries and I was still unable to use my hands and arms properly. The experts and specialists deemed me 100% disabled and at the age of 33 I was placed on Social Security and countless medications. I couldn’t accept the diagnosis and end result, so I continued to seek second, third and fourth opinions on my arms. Every doctor I saw said the same thing, that they could not and would not touch my arms because I had already had too many procedures. They all concluded that I would never get full use of my arms again and I would need to learn to live with the pain. 

Only now, I had these permanent gashes on my arms that were horrendous, all the specialists declared me 100% disabled, put me on Social Security and offered me a lifetime supply of medication.  So, there I was at 33, completely disabled.  Every doctor that saw me would first look at my arms and then state that he couldn’t, actually wouldn’t touch my arms, because I had had too many procedures already done. The physicians always said the same thing –that I would never get full use of my arms and that I had to learn to live with the pain. 

After all of the surgeries, pain and frustration, I discovered Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. After only a few sessions, my pain disappeared! This change was miraculous to me! I now had a way to get my life back. I decided to become a Certified Hypnotherapist myself and share the incredible techniques I learned with everyone around me. I continued my studies and became an expert in multiple modalities so that I could offer my clients the best solutions for their concerns.

"But does hypnotherapy actually work?!"

This is the question I am asked the most. My answer is always a resounding “YES!” If I can go from 100% disabled and in constant pain to thriving in my life with full use of my arms, no medications and no pain, then it absolutely works! 

Hypnotherapy is recognized by the AMA and APA as valid and trusted therapeutic treatment for a variety of issues. Still not convinced? Sign up to join my Science Behind Hypnosis workshop and experience hypnotherapy for yourself.