I feel this 1970 movie was made for me when I first saw it. It started right with hypnosis induction. As the scene unfolds, we see it’s a hypnosis class for doctors. There’s a student subject doing demo. While Dr. Marc Chabot, professor of psychiatry, regresses him back in time, a girl in audience is regressed back to 5 years old spontaneously. Daisy Gamble is so hypnotizable that she talks herself into trance again when awakened by Dr. Chabot. Daisy must be every hypnotist’s dream!
Self-Hypnotism was the first hypnotism book I ever bought, during a library book sale some years ago. At that time, I didn’t know anything more than anyone else about hypnotism. I just saw the cover, intrigued by the title, and bought it, 25 cents. The book was published many years ago (first edition in 1964?) and the used book looked old. I started to read the first couple of chapters and that was it…
It was not until years later, after my inner hypnotist was fully awakened and I
The applications of hypnosis are only limited to what a person wants to be limited to. The religious, cultural and personal beliefs play a big role in our daily life as well as in hypnotic state, which is more expereiential, but how one interprets the experience is still subjected to beliefs.
Hypnotic state is such a cool state that one of the most heard questions after a person is emerged is, “Is this real?”
Real – compared to what?
Read three totally different case histories of clients contacting, or contacted by, the deceased beloved ones in their hypnotic journey…
As I guided her into the inward journey, I borrowed her word “an ancient time”. We ended up at a place where we couldn’t exactly locate. There is a palace. There is ocean. There are pyramids; and unnamable animals and flowers. It feels ancient, yet sounds modern. Lisa as Adara in that life is a princess in a small kingdom. She studies astrology and plays harp-like instrument and flute. The name of her father, the king, sounds like “Hoden”, and I had her copy down as the way she saw her father’s name in her mind’s eye. With her eyes closed, she then wrote down some symbols (see the picture) – Atlantean language first handed, but at that time when she wrote it I didn’t know.
One thing I saw in teaching self-hypnosis a lot was impatience. The reason people get impatient with any practice is that they want a certain outcome, and they want the outcome right now.
Attachment to outcome causes impatience; however, whenever we have fun, we don’t feel time pass. We enjoy the process and we don’t care about the ending.
So, to make your self-hypnosis practice effective, the first key is to make it fun. How do we do that?
On one hand, Self-Hypnosis is a conscious way to re-program the subconscious mind. On another, we can use trance work to find answers and wisdom within so that we can move forward with more clarity and ease. More specifically, here are 8 ways we can benefit from Self-Hypnosis.
I sometimes wondered how much inner resistance I had to overcome before I decided to do nothing else but follow my heart’s call.
When I signed up for my first Clinical Hypnotherapy course, there was no doubt in my deepest heart that it was the spiritual aspect of it that drew me into this form of practice. I did not grow up in a family or an environment where hypnotism was normal. Actually I knew much less about hypnotism than many people did, as I grew up in China where hypnotism was almost unheard of. One day I was in the Vancouver Public Library central branch. Literally a book fell out of the shelf in front of me – That was Dr. Michael Newton’s Journey of Souls. I picked it up, took it home, read it, and wondered, wondered, and wondered on it.
I just finished reading Dr. Edith Fiore’s fascinating clinical case book The Unquiet Dead: A Psychologist Treats Spirit Possession, which was first published in 1987. The foreword is by Raymond A. Moody, Jr. M.D. This was really a frontier book of this kind, I mean, spirit depossession by a psychologist not a “psychic”! – It’s funny though, when I say a “psychologist not a psychic”, it feels as if it gives more credibility as there’s “science” component in it; but does it really? Dr. Fiore’s spirit depossession work was based on hypotism, up till today, a lot of people still think hypnotism makes no difference from woo-woo, not a real “science”.
Nevertheless, Edith Fiore does have a doctorate degree and that makes her more scientific than a lot of us.