I’m so lucky to meet people in this meaningful way. Some people, they walk into my therapy room. We are literally strangers to each other, but we connect. I feel their light shining bright. I recognize them. I know them. I see them. I feel very excited to work with them. There is that mutual trust that transcends the first 30 minutes after we meet, and transcends maybe thousands of years. I don’t even hypnotize them. My voice began, and they went into a most beautiful trance.
Recently an author named Nathan interviewed me, in compiling his own book on hypnosis and hypnotism. And I’d like to post the complete interview here as add-on information of myself.
How did you become involved in hypnosis?
Do you enjoy the work? What is the most and least rewarding aspects of being a hypnotist?
What are your interests aside from hypnotism?
What are the neurological processes involved? How does it work?
What are the most common misconceptions about hypnotherapy?
Can anybody be hypnotized? Do some cultures or ethnicities respond better to it?
Can anybody learn to be a hypnotist?
What can hypnotherapy be used to treat, and what is the success rate?
Have you ever been hypnotized yourself?
Do you have a favorite story from your work?
What is your advice to someone looking into hypnotherapy as a solution to their problems?
“The reason I choose hypnotherapy is that they say a lot of limiting beliefs, and low self-esteem, are because when I grew up, my parents put the stuff such as ‘I am not good enough’ to my head, and hypnotherapy can take them out of my head.”
“Yes. Hypnotherapy can take them out of your head, sometimes easily, as long as you have not taken an identity out of ‘the stuff’.”
Collective agreement makes us feel safe. Yet collective agreement is a TRANCE. We enter this trance, and call it “waking” state.
We are so conditioned to those standards that we fall asleep to our own inner senses. We become blind to what we truly know, inside, and we seek knowledge from outside.
Again and again and again, I’m amazed at how much resources, wisdom and creativity opening up when I induce a hypnotic trance with someone. The inner portions of a person’s identity are already aware of much that the person says he doesn’t know. My work becomes to acquaint one’s egotistical self with knowledge that is already known to a larger portion of one’s own consciousness, the one that is long ignored.
So here I am, driving the car I was inspired to buy, sitting in a garden of a Spanish-Villa-style house in Oregon, so close to Mt. Shasta, taking a course to end the trance of suffering taught by an enlightened being who I call my teacher, at the perfect address 832 A Street, having paid the course with the newly found cash, feeling how crazy fun all this has been.
The beginning of a new year always gives us a lot of refreshed energy to have dreams and goals renewed. It provides a new outlook for things and opportunities that we’d like to manifest in our lives.
The process of manifestation is not exactly the same as goal setting and achieving. Traditional goal setting is more controlled and planned. It is more focusing on action taking. There is often some forceful energy in goal setting.
Neither of the women had any conscious memory of the incidents, but both had “lost times”. Later after they were woke up, they were told that they were drunk and fell into sleep. Yet signs such as body marks, scratches, pains and in one case bleeding told them something else might have happened. And one woman said, “I know a glass of wine and two cranberry-juice-and-vodkas wouldn’t make me so drunk.” She also started to have nightmares weeks after that night of losing memory. When they confronted those people they were with, they told stories, but they seemed nervous, as if they were hiding something.
Lying on the couch, the moment Tania pops her big eyes wide open, she looks straight to the ceiling, and says from her lungs, “I KNOW YOU!”
Crystal clear words cut through the air. My heart trembles.
Tania goes on, “I know you. When we went to in-between-lives state and you asked me who I saw before I was born, I didn’t ‘see’ anyone. But when you were talking in the last bit, I remembered YOUR VOICE! That was the same voice that gave us a debriefing before a group of us were incarnated. I remember the voice. And that is you! “ Tania is excited. She sits up, and continues, “That voice. I know it! You told us it’s a tough place to live on the earth and to remember who we are. But you said it’s okay. You will find us. Oh my God!”
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.
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.