Over the years that I have been in practice I have been doing more and more work with people who suffered childhood trauma, including sexual molestation, neglect, physical and psychological abuse, and childhood obesity. Some of things are inter-related. For example, many people who were sexually abused as children gain weight. The subconscious mind is saying, “if I don’t look good, this won’t happen to me” when actually rape or sexual molestation is a power issue. The victim often feels anger, guilt (it was my fault), shame, fear, and the inability to enter into normal sexual relationships as adults. In dealing with this problem I get history of some events and the names of the perpetrators. Even if they don’t remember (sometimes we block those things but they are still affecting us negatively), the subconscious in hypnosis can remember. The client can then deal with and neutralize the feelings associated with the incident or incidents. We do a form of chair therapy where the client in hypnosis puts the perpetrator in a chair in front of them and confronts the issue. (If there was physical abuse or physical control I have the client imagine the perpetrators hands being tied and “he (she) can not harm you.” In many instances the client has never been able to confront the perpetrator or the perpetrator may have died before that occurred. The bottom line is that the client, although not agreeing with what they did, can forgive with the feeling that the perpetrator was mentally ill and since he (she) was sick we can now feel sorry for that perpetrator knowing how sad and pathetic they were. This frees the client from the anger, guilt, fear, shame and resentment they have been carrying around with them, sometimes for a lifetime.