My curiosity of the phenomenon of multiple personalities, “exorcism” and thought form release led me to this book. Ralph Allison, a psychiatrist starting practicing in 1972, a pioneer treating multiple personality disorder patients and a daring soul, wrote this quite interesting case history book. Can you imagine a middle class, crew-cut, straight, Board-certified psychiatrist conducts exorcism? He had the courage to stand up to his professional peers when they threatened to throw him off of a hospital staff because he dared use unconventional therapy techniques such as hypnosis, now a major instrument of cure for many persons with MPD.
A Piece of Kemila's Mind Blog by a Hypnotherapist
Who needs “protection” from the world when you have connection with it? Deep connection comes from the willingness to be the authentic you, even it’s “imperfect”. The sense of worthiness doesn’t come from you being perfect according to your thoughts. It comes from you being okay, even though there is part of you wating to hide, to be on exhile. When you own it, and be okay with it, you are authentic. Herein lies our freedom – from the power of vulnerability.
There are a lot of out-of-body experience (or OBE) hypnosis techniques. The one I often use is to feel energy body expanding and contracting. We do it several times until one can expand as big as a city, or a country, and contract as small as a tiny dot. This takes time. With Mark, as he has already built up some trance muscles, we simply lifted up, and floated around.
Emily (not client’s real name) made the second hypnotherapy appointment with me by email. Her emails are always short and to the point. However each time she sits down in my office, and she starts to talk, she can go on and on. She uses a lot of words to describe her emotional turmoil. She says she wants to work on “letting go of fear, doubt, judgments, ego, stuff that is causing intense visceral reactions in my body, and creating problems in my life, blocking me from living my life to its fullest. And I know I unconsciously hide things that are holding me down… “
Like many others, I’ve lived a life with a lot of searchings – The meaning of love, the wonders of what seem to work what don’t, the puzzle of my own existance. I read. I travel. I converse. I long for the answers and finally I was pointed to go deep down within myself.
When Linda came to see me, she had a long laundry list of “symptoms of problems”, and she had a self-directed treatment plan: Past Life Regression.
On our first meeting, I learned her fascination of Past Life Regression and Life Between Lives Regression was formed as a result of reading a series of best-selling books. I asked her if she could choose, which one she would start first – addressing some of the urgent problems such as physiological stress and insomnia; or past life fascination. They might end up at the same place but we don’t know when we start. In stating her current life and work situations, she had tears all over. There we had some clue.
“Alright now, 1, 2, 3!” They stand up and switch. A very interesting thing happens. Lillian, as petite as she is, instantly open her eyes wide, and stretches her legs in a way that Diego often shows; while Diego curls up his long legs aside in a feminine way and looks at Lillian softly.
In my earlier practice of hypnotherapy, I remember there were many times that I was surprised at the fact that, when hypnotized, many of my clients could speak words of wisdom, with which came relief, opening, and lightness; yet when they went back to their daily lives, they would forget about their own words and became again that confused and lost person stuck in the complication of their complicated life.