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.
A client of mine recommended this movie “The Mancurian Candidate” when we were talking about that a lot of people get education on hypnotism from Hollywood. And I was told the remake in 2004 was not as good as the original one, so I found the original black and white movie.
Surprisingly, the brainwash and mind control in this movie is shockingly believable. The powerful conditioning of one’s mind and stealing of one’s soul turned the character of Raymond Shaw a man driven to do things he has no idea why.
Hypnotism for weight-loss and pain management has become well established. The result speaks by itself. More and more people are using this natural organic peaceful method to become slimmer and pain free. But think about it, if hypnosis can help us lose weight, control pain, it can certainly help us do all sorts of things that we call physical – how about using hypnotism to improve eyesight, to enlarge or shrink body parts, to grow taller, and to grow hair – or better, using hypnotism against hair loss. The limit is in your imagination. If you think you lack imagination, well, hypnotism can help with that too.
We need a clear mind to achieve our goals, yet the attention to unwanted things makes our mind super busy… Clearing the mind looks very difficulty to do.
That’s when self-hypnosis becomes very useful. It makes clearing the mind fairly easy once you know how.
Being a hypnotherapist myself, having read all major books on past life regressions, and having conducted many past life regressions myself, I still found this book “You Have Been Here Before” intriguing. It is an educational and a pleasant read.