Why Hypnosis?

Introspective hypnosis therapy s a very safe, drug-free, natural and deeply effective form of healing. It encompasses a mind, body and spiritual approach to health. Medical treatments can be enhanced by adding hypnosis therapy for a more powerful and holistic way towards improved health. All you need to do is relax!

How Does Hypnosis Work?

Hypnotists focus on the mind where thoughts first  occur, to access and begin the healing changes of memories held in the subconscious. Memories of thoughts and their emotional feelings can also filter into organs, muscles, bone, spine, skin and blood of the body, as everything is made of energy. Therefore, this type of healing first occurs in the energy body (chakras, nadis and auric field) as heavy emotions release and are replaced by lighter joyous ones. This causes the removal of restrictions in the energy flow, renewing balance in the physical body. 

During hypnosis the conscious thoughts and ego reactions rest in the background, and as the mind relaxes it opens a channel to memories in the subconscious.

Subconscious connects to subtle bodies to access events from the present life, other lives and the higher-self, as needed.

Chemistry in the physical body is affected by emotions and their feelings carried by thoughts of memories. While resting in hypnosis, they can be felt in various body parts, and investigated for the spiritual cause and effect.

 
 

The Conscious Mind

Before I explain about the subconscious part of the brain further, I would like to bring your attention to another area of the brain called the conscious mind, the 'active thinker,' that operates mental activities during full awakeness. The one you are using to read and understand this right now. It is the alert everyday mind, aware of where we are, what we are doing, what needs to be done, and where we are going. It can think in the present, remember the past (in current life) or plan the future. The critical factor is part of the conscious mind that constantly compares, analyzes, judges, organizes and plans. All of this is beta brainwave activity. 

Its job is to sort through the constant stream of information pouring in every millisecond from external sources, through our physical senses and the non-physical ones. Everything we see, touch, smell, taste and, hear is incoming data. Another source is intuitive feeling, felt when auras of people overlap each other and information is conversely and, energetically exchanged. This occurs even when talking on the phone. The result is a huge amount of information that needs to be processed and sorted out in relevance to how it fits into our beliefs, habits and social standing in the world. This is then filed away in the different levels of the subconscious mind's library, whereas the remaining unimportant data is discarded.  

 
 

The Subconscious Mind

The subconscious never rests, recording everything the conscious mind filters down. During hypnosis, a person in a very relaxed physical and mental state is able to connect to their personal library of experiences, including pivotal thoughts from any part of their life, even from in utero stage (referred to as prenatal memory, or fetal memory) and beyond. These moments stand out in the person's memory as significant, when a strong emotion was felt, a belief was formed and partnering thoughts created. It is those pertaining to the issue that surface during the altered conscious state of hypnosis. Being the hypnotherapist, this is where I begin my investigation into the person's psyche, and the understanding of past events to resolve the issue(s) at hand. It is an incredibly eye-opening (excuse the pun!) journey into yourself.

This image is an analogy of the conscious amount of awareness we have (above the waterline), compared to the 'hidden' knowledge, habits and memories of the present and other lives stored in the vast subconscious. Accessible when the physical mind and body are relaxed enough.

This Information is not only stored in the brain, but the rest of the body and subtle energy bodies. The auric layers (part of the subtle system of chakras and nadis) connect to other planes, such as the etheric plane where the akashic records are known to exist, and the celestial plane home of the higher-self. A human being, physically and spiritually has an unfathomable capacity to hold data.

Delta sleep and the autonomic body processes are of the unconscious mind, where there is no degree of conscious awareness.

If a situation or event emotionally affects us and there is no prior instance of that feeling, a new memory is created in the subconscious. According to cognitive neurologists, 95% or possibly more of our conscious mental (decisions, ideas and thoughts) and physical responses are guided by the filtered data retained in our subconscious mind. 

Active consciousness is thought to be at the top of our mind, while memories are set deeper physically and attached to the spiritual realms (subtle bodies). The other term used to describe this part of the mind is the 'unconscious', which is more appropriate in describing the delta brain wave state of deep dreamless sleep and the autonomic body processes.

 

Thoughts

Thoughts as everything are made of energy. When sensory information flows into the brain, nerve impulses are transmitted

electrochemically by neurons (nerve cells). The neurons send messages to each other via neurotransmitters to find other similar neurons of the stimuli, and connect to each other via synapses, forming a neural circuit called a thought. Emotions of past thoughts connect along the circuit, as the latest data of the current experience is integrated. Then new electrochemical signals created cause the release of hormones that affect body processes and mood. 

A passing or less active thought will not have many synaptic connections, and will eventually die from disuse in a process called apoptosis. 'Use it, or lose it!' is an appropriate term for less active neural circuits. Active thought synaptic plasticity, is the ability of synapses to strengthen or weaken over time, in response to increases or decreases in their activity.

 

When feelings of fear are let go during a hypnosis session, the client stops sending energy along those neural pathways, weakening the synapses holding the neurons and, eventually dissolving that circuit from the lack of activity. By understanding the situation, new thought circuits of happier feelings are placed at the same time in the session, and as time goes by they become stronger as focus (energy) is directed along them. Sometimes the effects of the new thought energy are felt right away or happen over hours, days, weeks and even months depending on the denseness of the release, and the focus upon the new ongoing neural patterns created by the client. This is the responsibility of the client to continue strengthening the new thought patterns installed during the hypnosis session.

 

Memories

Memories are a collection of emotional feelings of thoughts. Remembering an event is the reactivation of a specific circuit of neurons, triggered by a certain sound, smell, taste, touch or a similar memory. Whereas, repetitive behaviours and tasks that create habits, are in effect programmed memories in action. Neural pathways of habits are stored in the basal ganglia of the brain, present life memories are stored in interconnected parts of the brain, in organs, blood, muscles,spine and bones of the body, and other life memories are accessed through the energy body.

The subconscious mind holds memories as scenes, complete with all sensory data: as mentioned above of visual, auditory olfactory, tactile, gustatory and kinesthetic, as well as the emotional feelings they bring up. Try it now, think of the time when you felt happy or sad, and memories will be retrieved from the subconscious and brought up to your awareness. Even sensory data can bring up a memory, for instance smelling a particular flower may connect you to a fun time in childhood playing amongst them, or happily gardening with a parent. it is really how you felt emotionally at that moment in time. Did it make you feel good, blissful, sad, angry or anxious? During hypnosis, you can retrieve memories relevant to your issues, brought up for better insight and clearing, even from as a baby.

Fetal memories can form as early as thirty weeks into pregnancy when the fetus is only seven months old. By this time the fetal brain is developed enough to hold a conscious and, have awareness of the events of that current lifetime while still in the womb. There have been many cases when people have gone back and remembered their prenatal experiences, for instance being in a small dimly lit space and, hearing a constant thumping noise, which of course is the mother's heartbeat. Also the baby knows how mom is feeling through her thoughts, and experiences her emotions, carried by her hormones in the blood flowing through the umbilical cord. These imprint as subconscious programs along with shared DNA from both the parents that will impact the baby's life ahead. Should those very early memories surface during hypnosis, understanding and releasing the prenatal emotions, has a significant freeing affect on the person's life. Although In my experience all memories once released do this, fetal imprints are the oldest and deepest of the present life.

 
 

Birthmarks​

During sessions clients are able to access emotional feelings from any event their inner guidance takes them to, whether it is in their current life or a simultaneous 'other' life. You may notice I do not write 'past' life as I believe every instance is happening now and time is not linear. It really does not matter what phrase is used, as long as you can access the pivotal moments of a lifetime that impact the current one's issues that need healing. It is quite common to find the root cause of some bodily pains that cannot be diagnosed, to an injury caused in another life. 

Traumatic injuries can leave etheric imprints and in my hypnosis experience (and that of others), manifest themselves as birthmarks. These are scars of old wounds seen as skin pigmentation may or not be of any medical concern. Understanding that significant moment of suffering can release the emotional feelings associated with that traumatic event, from the cellular memory of the area. Consequently, it may trigger another release somewhere else in the body. 

 
 

​The Impressionable Years

Research has shown, children between the toddler stage and 6 years old are in hypnagogic trance during waking hours. This the alpha trance state, a relaxed rhythm of brainwaves in which the young brain easily absorbs and retains information. Dr. Bruce Lipton, the author of 'The Biology of Belief', reveals how Jesuits would proudly boast, ‘Give me a child until age six or seven, and he’ll be with the church for the rest of his life.’ They knew that our subconscious minds are programmed through the experiences we have in the first six years of our lives.

As children, we are innocent, trusting and reliant on our parents and caregivers for all our survival needs, whether it is food, clothing or love. They are our first teachers of language and attitudes, communicated by their responses, reactions, gestures, movements, facial expressions, stress coping skills, their outlook and ideals. Other influencers are siblings, close relatives, schoolteachers, friends, religious, authoritative figures and, even non-electronic and electronic media. Whatever catches a child's attention gets recorded into his or her's subconscious as a reference to future behaviour. Careful nurturing in this vital period, also known as the formative years, will produce a well-adjusted and confident adult.

However, most parents did or do not have the awareness of how their speech and actions could cause hurt and stress in their child, even when it is not directed at them. Arguments, complaints, shouting and fighting impress stress within a child, that will negatively echo right up to adulthood. The strong feelings of any fear based situation will likely attract similar situations of varying degrees, compounding upon the original hurt and pain. The law of attraction is always in effect. Likewise, joyful situations will instill and attract feelings of joy.

Children can be swayed by a trusted adult's explanation and repetitive insistence, until their own critical consciousness (ego) becomes active as the child grows older. The budding ego learns the patterns and incorporates them into self protective mechanisms, helping the young child similarly cope with their environment. These inherited beliefs from parents will be the foundation on which future personal belief systems will evolve, as the child begins to formulate them according to his or her own perceptions and discernment.

Everyone remembers some traumatic events in their life, yet it is the overlooked hurts of childhood we casually brush off or rationalize that can multiply into self-doubt, self-worthiness and other issues that prevent forward movement. Hypnosis can help a person bring up root causes into altered conscious awareness for understanding and releasing the detrimental feelings towards self.

Brainwaves of babies and toddlers are mostly in the theta state, an even more relaxed state in which there are no veils between the spiritual and physical realms. There have been documented cases of young kids talking about remembering their time in heaven, about God and how they chose their parents in Dr. Wayne Dyer's book 'Memories of Heaven: Children's Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth' Sometimes babies and toddlers will smile, gurgle or laugh at seemingly nothing to us, but they can see subtle divine energy forms, their 'imaginary' friends, a capability they lose as they get older and start talking. Dogs and cats have this sixth sense of intuition too.

 

How Words Affect

For children everything is understood literally whereas, adults mostly use complex language containing metaphors, similies, irony, idioms and sarcasm to get their point across. Young minds do not have the experience to understand the intention behind these, and therefore, take their meaning exactly as said. For example, saying "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse!" To a very young child that remark would mean exactly that, and you would get a wide-eyed wonder look. Here are two articles for further explanation, 'Development of Children's Ability to Distinguish Sarcasm and Verbal Irony' and 'Kids Who Take Instructions Too Literally'. 

Words do not have to be said in anger to hurt, even if its a joke, sarcasm, fun or an off-handed remark, it is the stated implication of them to a child. Comments like 'You look like a hippo!' May be said in jest but to a child it is a hurtful statement and, said consistently may give rise to feelings of unworthiness and not being lovable. 

Comparing comments are hurtful too, because they suggest the child is not smart, intelligent or capable enough. This can be the foundation to low self-esteem, low confidence and self-worth issues, and/or rebellious ones towards authoritative figures. It is not just parents, but simply anyone even other children whose words can have a disturbing impact.  

All memories are chronologically stored, so during hypnosis when a childhood instance of fear or hurt is remembered, the healing is done on the the inner child in that time frame. Childhood experiences are very powerful in shaping who we are today.

Children can be affected by indirect conversations too, since they are listening all the time even if they seem totally immersed in an activity such as playing or studying. Conversations high in emotions such as a parents worrying or arguing about money, health troubles or world issues are recorded into their subconscious memory. For example, a client called Ben (name changed) who had trouble earning money discovered under hypnosis, a memory of when he was five years old and his dad came home distraught from work. While playing with his toy cars in the hallway, Ben overheard his father complaining about working harder than anyone else but not being fairly paid because he was an immigrant. His father felt he was being taken advantage of and no amount of work was going to help promote him. This is exactly what happened to Ben, he could not hold down a job as he always felt being less than and, unfairly treated too until he become quite disillusioned with life thinking of himself as unlucky. Understanding that he was not his father, and those comments and feelings were not his, was quite a revelation for him. He released his father's subconscious beliefs and allowed himself to instill new encouraging ones. A huge burden had been lifted and Ben felt happy and optimistic about his future. That mind shift was significant.

 
 

Belief Systems

A belief is a collection of thoughts and their emotional feelings we hold as true in the subconscious. Similar beliefs merge into a system. Some of those are inherited from both parents and their lineage through DNA, while others are reactions and behaviors learnt during our formative years from family, friends, teachers, society and media. Children subconsciously take on the beliefs of trusted authoritative figures, compounding and evolving them throughout adulthood. Although we are mostly unaware of what they are we keep reactivating them without realizing their impact on our

present life.

Based on Ben's story above in 'How Words Affect', other subconscious beliefs that kept clients from financial abundance were about how 'rich people are bad and unkind', 'too much money makes you do bad things', and 'having lots of money attracts an evil eye.'  A child's subconscious hearing that can develop a fear or dislike of money, and the adult version of that child may never consciously know of that program running in the background, and become frustrated, sad, angry and hopeless at achieving abundance. Hypnosis helps to retrieve and bring up memories relevant to the issue into consciousness to remember, release and instill new revitalizing thoughts for the desired change.

 

Media Influence

Even television shows, films, internet and videos watched during our younger years influence us to a degree without our conscious awareness. Media corporations have heavily invested into learning more about the success of adverts and the suggestibility of the subconscious mind, on how to program it to be further attentive to their products using the latest gadgets. Meanwhile, they use the knowledge of relaxed learning of the alpha brainwave state and constantly bombard marketing campaigns during our down time, such as the adverts between movies, shows, radio and paper media when we are more receptive to subliminal messages to buy and try the products. 

Other factors to the success of a commercial are the frequency it is shown, and the times when people are actually looking for something and are considering buying. For instance marketing of lawn reseeding products in the spring will have the most profitable impact. Whereas, food ads are generally promoted around eating times, like breakfast, lunch and dinner. Listening to music generally is fun and relaxing and, this is why jingles, a short phrase with a catchy tune to market a product, are memorable. To emphasize the point, I can still recall commercials and the jingles to my favourite candies from my childhood!

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