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Miracle Story


Barbara Boyes
Western Australia

I Made It

Submitted into: Miracles of Lessons in Life Category,

On: 2015-02-12 20:21:54

It is five years now since I had my ‘accident’. At the time I was a single mum of two primary school aged children who had moved to Australia from the United Kingdom five years prior and split from my husband of thirteen years in the process.  I had no family here and was still trying to build a group of friends.  I was about to lose my job and to start a new business as a self-employed massage therapist.

 I had no background here in Australia, so contacts and support were scarce but I was still determined to go it alone so that I could choose the hours I wanted to work in order to work around my family commitments. 

Being an ex-childcare worker, I refused to put my kids in care. In a bid to understand and change who I was and how I handled life, and to be able to help others do the same, I undertook some hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programing and Time-Line Therapy training. 

This was the third lot of hypnosis training I had done in a six month period so I was pretty good at it.  I had learned to teach hypnosis in this timeframe also.  In fact, I was so good at it that I could drop into deep trance very quickly. I was proud of this ability that I had developed , until, I ended up in hospital after having a reaction which caused me to have a psychotic episode and end up spending six days in a psych hospital. 

No matter where I looked I could see death.  I would either see myself hanging from things like tv cables, cutting myself with kitchen knives or jumping out of the car on the way to hospital and was even terrified to go to the toilet on my own in case I drowned in the toilet bowl.  I was convinced I was going to die by my own hands.

The attending psychiatrist didn’t know how to treat me because I wasn’t like the ‘others’ so he just monitored things on a daily basis.  On day five I still felt unsure about going home and asked the doctor if I could have a friend come and do some time-line therapy to see if it would help.  To my amazement he said yes.  A wonderful friend whom I had only known a short time and whom I had also trained with took time off to come and do some time-line therapy with me.

What we anticipated would be a half hour session turned out to be a three hour session.  The psych was doing his rounds and waiting for my return.  Three hours later I went to see him and I was released from hospital the following day.  That was the first miracle.

What had happened that day was, during the time-line therapy session, we had somehow managed to go back in time and reverse the hypnosis process.  I remember it all very clearly.  There were times of complete fear mixed with ‘a-ha’ moments.  I felt every single emotion as it happened.  To this day I am stunned that we managed to do this.  I went right back to the very first day when I started my first lot of hypnosis training, in fact, I went beyond that to a time just before I started, I time when I remembered how it felt to be ‘me’.  That’s what it took to reverse the process.  I felt a huge energy shift at this point and it felt like a large black fog had been cleared from my brain and I could see again.

The second miracle happened when I was released because I was trying to set up business in order to pay my mortgage and to keep a roof over our heads.  I was however, medically unfit to work but I had no choice.  The anti-psychotic medication that the doctor had put me on made me feel very dopey and extremely tired and I struggled to connect with my clients and was terrified I’d lose my home and my kids.  Somehow I managed to soldier on.  Most of the next six months was a bit of a blur.  I had to sleep between clients when I could, I was having anxiety and panic attacks and I was struggling to bring in enough money.  Whenever I could, I would rest, constantly listened to Louise Hay and had a daily affirmation ritual.  I was determined this was not going to be my future and that my kids would not be telling their friends they didn’t have much to do with their mum because she was in the ‘nuthouse’ so I fought. 

At the end of the six months I had been signed off from psychiatric treatment and was off the anti-psychotic medicine but needed anti-depressants to help with anxiety.  My psychiatrist said he was amazed at how hard I had worked to get myself well and said that most people don’t recover from such episodes as well as I did in such a short time and commended me for my determination.  He also reassured me that he did not expect to see me back in hospital any time in the future because I had proven I knew how to get myself to safety if I need to.

Today, five years later, I have somehow built a successful massage business, managed to keep my house and have re-married.  I am now studying at University for a degree in Nutritional Medicine and am thoroughly enjoying my Cert IV in Stress Management Practitioner training also and can’t wait to help others when I graduate.   I believe many miracles happened throughout this time… getting to hospital safely, finding a great doctor, the Time-Line therapy, being released, keeping my house and kids and building a business.  I must be the luckiest person alive.


Barbara Boyes

Perth, Western Australia