Transference is very important dynamic in Hypno-Psychotherapy in that it provides the client with the opportunity to address in the present a problem from the past.
The problem was buried in the subconscious because the client did not have the emotional resources to deal with it when it occurred in the past.
The therapist provides a safe setting for the client to address the problem and guides the client to its resolution.
If the problem was originally with a parent then the client will perceive the therapist in that role and react accordingly. The client will gradually become aware of the dynamic and realize how the original problem had been influencing his/her relationships with perceived authority figures throughout his/her life.
At the end of therapy the transference ends and client and therapist are released from the roles they played in order to facilitate the change sought by the client.
The client is no longer subconsciously adversely offended by or influenced by past events as the associated negative emotion will have been released in the therapy.
In a nutshell, Hypno-Psychotherapy provides the individual with the opportunity to address the emotional root cause of a physical symptom or condition at source. The symptoms are seen as a metaphor for the underlying root cause and as such serve only to make the client pay attention.
During the course of therapy the therapist facilitates the healing process by providing the client with the opportunity to play out and resolve what he/she was unable to in the past. During the process the client makes the connections and repressions buried in the subconscious are uncovered and the power they wielded over the client consciously understood. Emotion is released spontaneously when a repression is uncovered in this way and the desired change is achieved.
Dr Joseph Burgo talks about Transference and what to expect in Therapy
Setanta Hypnotherapy Clinic Hypno Gastric Band Therapy
Setanta Hypnotherapy Clinic is now offering a Weight Loss Program using Hypno Gastric Band Therapy. The therapy consists of five sessions and each client is presented with a Personalised CD to reinforce the work done in session at home.
How does it work?
Firstly, a detailed history is taken of each client during the first session. We find out the habits and associations the client has to food and the client decides on the desired weight loss. In the subsequent sessions the client receives a course of relaxing hypnotherapy sessions which enable a new belief system to be created. Under hypnosis the client is lead through a virtual gastric band surgery procedure. In other words, the client while reclining in the comfort of the clinic is lead through the surgical procedure as if it is really happening. The client goes through the experience of undergoing surgery under anesthetic and being fitted with a gastric band. The band is fitted in order to reduce the size of the stomach so that the client simply does not have the same capacity for the volume of food he/she once ate.
The reason why our clients can really imagine they are under going surgery is down to the pains I take to ensure they master the art of self hypnosis prior to surgical procedure itself. The way I do this is after the client has agreed to undertake the procedure I require them to download Treatment Preparation by Mary Nathan from our website downloads page and which they play prior to starting. This audio is specially designed to engage the subconscious and make the client a master of self hypnosis. The treatment preparation is so powerful that the subconscious mind goes through the virtual surgery without the pain or danger of actual surgery and accepts that the band has indeed been fitted. As a result of this the client will feel fuller after eating smaller portions of food, feel satisfied and s/he is then free to begin enjoying the long term health benefits of losing weight and gaining and maintaining their ideal healthiest weight.
What is Gastric Band Surgery?
Gastric band surgery itself is a complex procedure in which a band is fitted around the stomach to make it smaller – so reducing the amount of food the stomach can cope with. The virtual gastric band is designed for people who desperately want to lose weight but don’t want to go down the surgical route… and so it mimics the feeling you get after having the surgical procedure (but without the pain and discomfort) and has all the beneficial results, but at a fraction of the cost!
The 5 sessions of therapy along with with the Personalised CD + Healthy Eating and Sensible Exercise CD is £550
Is the treatment guaranteed?
As with any other medical or weight-loss treatment there is no complete guarantee. However, Hypno-Band has an extremely high success rate with long-term results. The main key to successful treatment is YOU. If you are totally committed to losing weight then Hypno-Band should work well for you.
Is it safe?
Hypno-Band is completely safe. It does not involve any invasive surgery or pain, and is a relaxing, pleasurable treatment with no side effects, other than the weight loss you want to achieve.
Is Hypno-Band Therapy right for me?
If you are overweight and committed to losing weight then you are a suitable candidate for Hypno-Band. However, if your weight has an emotional root cause then Analytical Hypnotherapy would be the first avenue to explore prior to the Hypno Gastric Band sessions.
For further information or to book a Free Consultation please call Mary on Tel: 842938
You have come to me in order to embark on a course in Hypno-Psychotherapy because something is bothering you. This something is what we call your presenting symptoms and you have no conscious control over them. Your symptoms are bothering you to the degree that they are interfering with your life and preventing you from leading a full life.
The role of symptom
The symptom or symptoms you report, is your subconscious way of getting your attention, and it could be any number of things like or nail biting, or over eating, blushing, rage, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, gambling, or M.E. There are as many symptoms as there are people in the world. Important to note is that your symptom is telling you something you need to hear. Like a child crying for your attention, by ignoring your symptom or suppressing it simply results in your symptom being intensified. The symptom you present is the reason you have come to me for help.
There is a subconscious reason for the symptom
There is no point in simply getting rid of the symptoms without understanding the reason or reasons why they are there. Your mind will simply replace the symptoms and go on doing so until you resolve the underlying cause or causes of the symptoms you report.
Anything that you deem is too painful or unacceptable is repressed by your subconscious mind and that is a basic defence mechanism of every human being. Whatever it is you buried in the subconscious you most likely did so as a child. As an adult your subconscious has given you your symptoms as a way of telling you that you are now ready to deal with that buried material that once overwhelmed you as a child.
The symptoms you report are evidence that such repressed material exists in your subconscious mind and are in effect the alarm clock going off in the subconscious for you to wake up to go to work on yourself.
Your conscious mind is a very strict censor and anything entering or leaving it is carefully monitored. It is for this reason you are not in a position to recall, at will, the root cause of the problem you report.
The steps involved in creating the healing therapeutic environment
The first step to resolving the problems you report is to create conditions for the making conscious of what has been repressed. To do this you must first consciously agree to the following conditions which form the basis for your treatment:
To pay for your therapy according to the terms agreed upon.
To give me at least 24 hours notice of cancellation of a session.
To report every thought and feeling which comes to mind during the session.
You report whatever comes to mind without regard for logical order and report them even if you regard them as trivial, impolite or shameful.
You write down the dreams you have and submit them to me at the start of each session.
Any communication between us during the treatment, written or verbal is kept private and confidential.
Time is set aside every night and if possible every morning to listen to the audio prescribed.
The purpose of agreement in therapy
By entering into this sacred agreement with your therapist you are giving your subconscious the clear message that you have heard its call and are now willing and ready to dig up what you buried all those years ago and as an adult resolve what you were unable to do then. You accept that there is an emotional root cause to your problem and once you have addressed it at the subconscious your symptoms will vanish as there will be no longer any need for your subconscious to keep drawing your attention to what you will have dealt with.
Breaking your agreement
Breaking any of the clauses of our agreement is an indication of subconscious resistance that as such would be seen as an issue pertaining to your problem to be discussed in therapy. Everything that comes up in therapy even the urge to quit therapy before resolving your problem is seen as an opportunity and as such can be used to your advantage if brought up in session.
Before starting a course in Hypno-Psychotherapy at Setanta Clinic in Peel, Isle of Man you will be asked to download an audio called Treatment Preparation by either Xavier Nathan or Mary Nathan, depending on who you wish to be treated by. You will be asked to play the audio for at least a week before you start your treatment, during which time you will prepare your mind for the work you will have to do.
If you would like to know more about the work we do please visit our Setanta Clinic Website or call Tel: 842938 to book a no obligation Free Initial Consultation stating whether you would prefer to speak to a male or female therapist.
Conscious thought is regularly hijacked by associations that capture the mind and hold it hostage in the past. While in the process of thinking we automatically find our thoughts pulled to past events or imagined future results. Thoughts that provoke fear and anger always lead us back to the past while worry and anxiety keep us stuck in the future. We spend most of our waking day in the past or the future remembering what has already happened and no longer exists or expecting something to happen that has not yet occurred. As a result, the time we spend fully in the present moment is minimal and this is the main reason why we are unable to correct this debilitating condition and heal ourselves without the assistance of a psychotherapist.
Action is Unconsciously Motivated
Imagine you are an observer watching a woman walking on the pavement. She was bitten by a dog when she was a child but you are not aware of this. You see her cross the street as she is approached by a dog and its owner.
Unless you knew that the woman had been bitten by a dog when she was a child you probably wouldn’t think anything more of her action to cross the road. As an observer you can only observe her action but not the thinking behind the reason why she crossed the road. I say the thinking behind the cause of her action because it is, strictly speaking, not her thinking that caused her to cross the road but her feelings and emotions. Let me explain … the sight of the dog transports the woman back in time to the incident when she was bitten by the dog as a child. She is not consciously aware of this regression because it has become an unconscious association and all she is consciously aware of are the emotions associated with the experience of being bitten. It is these feelings from the past that cause her to cross the road. She crosses the road to avoid a dog that is probably long since dead and more importantly escape the uncomfortable feelings she has buried and wants kept buried. To an observer who knows her past it would appear that she is only avoiding the dog.
Subconscious Strategies to Avoid Pain
We do things to seek pleasure and avoid pain, physical and emotional and this is one of the reasons why people drink excessively and over eat. Someone who drinks alcohol excessively or over eats has learned to use these actions as strategies to avoid uncomfortable feelings but strategies do not solve the problem they help manage the problem that never goes away.
The buried feelings I refer to in this article are the feelings felt at the the time a person experiences a trauma such as a dog bite and are called repressions. If you think back to your childhood you can remember a number of incidents that traumatised you but more difficult to consciously recollect are the feelings associated with the incident. The reason for this is that they have been filed in the subconscious and are then triggered every time it looks like you are about to experience a similar incident. This all happens below the level of your conscious awareness so you have no conscious control over your spontaneous reaction.
Hypnotised by Trauma
When a repression is triggered our conscious analytical or thinking mind is suspended and we become hypnotised. We are unable to think and our mind is in fact captured by an event that happened in the past and we are stuck there while the old video plays out below the level of our conscious awareness. It is only after the video of the past event has played out that we regain access to our conscious thinking mind but until then we are at the mercy of our repressions. We often wonder later why we were unable to think straight or take more effective action in a particular situation and many never realise that they are not in control during those times.
Hypno-Psychotherapy to Address the Emotional Root Cause
In Hypno-Psychotherapy, which is the therapy we provide at Setanta Hypnotherapy Clinic in Peel, Isle of Man, the client is given the opportunity to uncover the repressions that are responsible for their condition and ultimately release these repressions in a safe environment. Repression release results in spontaneous healing as the mind reclaims its thinking space and power to make conscious decisions in ways no longer determined by events in the past.
Video by Xavier and Mary Nathan Explaining Hypno-Analysis
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If someone were to ask you what the master discovery of the ages was, what would you answer? Well, you might suggest something in the scientific field like atomic energy or you may suggest travel to space or perhaps a cure for life threatening diseases! Great as these are, the master discovery of the ages is within all of us. It is simply the extraordinarily powerful workings of our subconscious mind.
It is through the work of great men like Sigmund Freud only in the last century and which continues to this day that we are beginning to glimpse the power behind our waking lives.
The Limitless Nature of the Subconscious
Research has shown that our conscious awareness is limited in that most of us can only focus our attention on no more than seven thoughts at a time and even when we do this we go from one to another in quick succession rather than thinking of them all at one time. The subconscious, however, is capable of attending to millions of the most intricate and complex tasks from regulating our breathing and heart beat to controlling all the chemical processes in our body.
We don’t often stop to think that if the subconscious refused to take charge of our breathing or our heart beat we could not function. Yet these are just two of the many processes which sustain life and make it possible for us to get on with our daily lives without being bogged down with thinking about taking our next breath or having the next heart beat.
As a Man Thinketh
“As a man thinketh, so he is”. These very famous words, by the sage James Allen, tell that the thoughts we dwell upon reflect how we feel and who we really are. It is our feelings that are the driving force behind our every word, action and reaction and as such paint the picture of ourselves we show to the world. It is by feeling the way we do that we attract to ourselves the people and experiences we have.
Would it then not make more sense for us to practice dwelling on thoughts that will make us feel the feelings that will attract the people and experiences we say we want. Thoughts which recur on a daily basis betray our true feelings but more importantly tell us what we have been attracting into our lives. Thinking a certain way can become a habit and like all habits we become a slave to them having no longer to consciously control them without enormous effort. Everything we attract into our lives is as a result of those very thoughts we can’t stop thinking and determine how we react to any given situation or person again and again!
The more we think that we can’t do something the more it becomes impossible to do it. Whether we are singers, actors, sport people, writers, teachers, plumbers, doctors or from any walk of life we are only as good as we believe ourselves to be. It doesn’t matter at the end of the day how much natural talent you have or gifted you are, you are limited by the belief you have in yourself.
The Prison of Irrational Fear
So many performers who could be so much better fall victim to and are paralysed by irrational fear, and the ensuing lack of confidence, to the point where they are physically sick before going on stage or before a big competition. This kind of fear imprisons us and forbids us to reach our full potential. The key to the prison which lies within is the unlocking of the power of the subconscious mind freeing us from all kinds of mental and physical bondage.
Within each of us lie infinite wisdom, infinite talent, infinite courage, and infinite love. It is all there waiting for us to use, we just have to become aware of it and learn to access it thus allowing us to make all our dreams a reality. We need to befriend the genie within each one of us.
Trust in the Power of the Subconscious
“The law of life is the law of belief”, says Dr Joseph Murphy. Do not hold yourself back by holding fast to limiting thoughts and beliefs. Use the power of your mind to see yourself at your best, performing at your best, feeling your best, looking your best and ultimately this is what you will achieve. Stop the negative criticism and feed yourself loving, inspiring words, imagine yourself performing perfectly. Do this regularly and with love and tenderness and watch the changes you bring about in your life. Remember if the subconscious can control all those things that your conscious mind can only deal with one at a time then imagine what it can do with a simple request for excellence!
Hypnosis to Harness the Power of the Subconscious
Hypnotherapy guides you to connect with the infinite power within you to achieve all the things you imagine you might like to have. After all what the mind perceives … you can achieve. With a little guidance you can learn to change your thoughts and thus change your destiny!
Following is a link to our downloads page where you can purchase for £29.99 high quality hypnosis audio programs made by Xavier and Mary Nathan who run their own Private Hypnotherapy Practice , Setanta Hypnotherapy Clinic in Peel, Isle of Man.
The power of the subconscious is beyond measure. Your subconscious controls your heart beat, the circulation of your blood, your digestive system, the growth of your hair and nails and the repairs to your body. Every time you cut yourself your subconscious mind immediately starts the clotting process, the knitting of tissue and the healing of your skin. Every time you catch a virus your subconscious starts the attack to fight off these unwanted bugs and you recover. Your subconscious mind never sleeps; it is always alert to ensure it does the best for you.
During the 1840s a Scottish surgeon, Dr James Esdaille, was practicing medicine in Bengal. This was before anaesthesia was used, but Dr Esdaille performed hundreds of major surgical operations, including amputations, removal of cancerous growths and all the usual ordinary procedures under mental anaesthesia. That is to say … under hypnosis. These patients said they felt no pain and unlike so many operations performed else throughout the world at that time, none of Dr Esdaille’s patients died. Over one and a half centuries ago this man used the power of the subconscious mind to successfully treat his patients!
Can we heal ourselves?
Worry, fear, depression, anxiety all upset the normal functions of the heart, lungs, stomach and the digestive system. The American philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Man is what he thinks all day long.” If you are weighed down with worries, fear or anxiety your thoughts will reflect this. In fact, your thoughts will feed all of the above and the more you dwell on these negative thoughts the worse you feel physically.
I once read a story about a Native American Indian who was sitting at the camp fire with his grandson one night. He was explaining to the boy that inside all of us there are two wolves. One wolf is good, the wolf of kindness, confidence, generosity, love, tolerance etc. The other wolf is bad, the wolf of fear, greed, self loathing, lack of confidence etc. These two wolves are always battling inside of us. The little pondered on this for a few moments and then asked his grandfather “Which wolf wins?” The Grandfather replied, “The one you feed!”
We can heal ourselves by giving positive life healing suggestions to our subconscious minds; we can exchange the negative thoughts for positive thoughts. We all have an active mind and a reactive body and when we “feed the wolf” within with positive thoughts we experience wellness and health.
The Healing Power of Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy can help you to reach your subconscious mind and make the positive changes you want to make. Through the power of hypnosis you can learn to stop that monkey mind which automatically focuses on negative thoughts and feelings and instead focus on success, confidence, peace of mind and relaxation of body thus enabling you to be the person you truly are. Living life to the full with harmony and equilibrium.
Our conscious mind acts like a ‘bouncer’ at a night club! One of its most important functions is to protect the subconscious mind from suggestions that might undermine what we believe to be true about ourselves and the world. It is that critical part of the mind which tells us what is right and what is wrong, what is good for us and what is bad for us according to our own beliefs about reality.
Our subconscious mind, on the other hand, accepts everything thrown at it depending on our individual subconscious belief system. All of us have our own fears, beliefs and opinions and these govern our lives. For example, if somebody was to suggest to Mark Cavendish that he’d be unstable every time he got up on a bike, he would just laugh and set off to win another cycling title! His subconscious belief just would not accept that as true and he would scoff at the very idea. The same suggestion given to another person could easily be accepted and that person would never ride a bike confidently again.
A suggestion like any string of words put together has no power in itself; its power comes from the individual who accepts it. For a suggestion to be accepted by the subconscious you must first find a way to circumvent the critical factor, the ‘bouncer’ that guards its entrance. In hypnosis your critical faculty is not in play to the same degree that it is when you are fully aware. Suggestions given to a person who is deeply relaxed as in hypnosis are more likely to be accepted by the subconscious. Suggestions accepted by the subconscious are like seeds that eventually grow and bear fruit. This is how suggestion has the power to influence perception and affect changes we desire.
Who among us does not hear the voice telling us how stupid we are when we make a mistake or how fat we look in some clothes or how inadequate we are in certain situations?
Following are examples of the kind of ‘autosuggestions’, suggestions we regularly give ourselves:
Do any of the following sound familiar?
I can’t do it
I’m too old
My memory is going
I’m too fat
I’m not fit enough
I’d look stupid
I can’t afford
I don’t have enough … and so on.
The simple truth is that the more you think these thoughts the more you experience the lack that they are designed to create! Your subconscious mind will do its best to give you what you ask it for. So if you keep telling yourself that you are no good then that is what you get!
Logic v Emotion
Wouldn’t it then, make more sense to focus on more positive thoughts and suggestions? Logically, yes, it would make more sense but logic is not the driving force behind the thoughts we automatically dwell upon. The real power behind our thoughts and feelings is the subconscious which is inaccessible to the logical conscious mind unless we can distract the critical factor for long enough.
With the ‘bouncer’ distracted we could give ourselves the following suggestions:
I can achieve anything I want
I remember everything I need to remember; everyday my memory is getting better and better!
I’m young, fit and healthy
I have more than enough for all my needs
I love my life
As adults we think we are in control of our own thoughts, even though all of us know that our minds are regularly hijacked by a voice that tells us the opposite to what we consciously say we want. Of course, there is nobody else in my head forcing me to think negatively about myself or others. The voice is my own and I have taught myself to think the way I do by the suggestions I and others have given me from the time of my birth. In order to change what I say to myself to be more positive and see love and joy in everyone and everything I need to enlist the power behind my life…my subconscious!
Heterosuggestions are those suggestions which are passed on to us as children. The beliefs our parents hold are passed down to us, the role education plays has the effect of controlling young people from the age of four by rules and expectations. Some of the suggestions are wonderful and some are very negative. Unfortunately as children we are unable to filter these suggestions we are bombarded with from birth so we take some on board and rebel against others; the good, the bad, and the downright crazy! That is why you will have such a diverse variety of characters that have taken on board some traits of their parents and rejected others.
The Power of Choice through Hypnosis
As adults, though, it is so empowering to know that we are the masters of our own minds. We actually have a choice. By reconditioning our subconscious minds using positive autosuggestions we can be the people we were truly meant to be. Free from negative conditioning imposed in childhood. Constructive autosuggestions can change your life!
At Setanta Hypnotherapy Clinic we have guided many clients to change their beliefs about themselves and the world they live in to become happier, freer and more joyous people.
Following is a video we made to describe the power of choice through Hypnotherapy
As Hypnotherapists in Private Practice here at Setanta Hypnotherapy Clinic in Peel, Isle of Man my wife Mary and I have treated many people who have come to us for a very wide variety of problems. Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia being by far the most common conditions we have been asked to treat.
Last port of call
We found that very often the three conditions are linked in that someone who finds it difficult to sleep at night often exhibits symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Most people who come to us have tried everything and we are usually their last hope. We see this as a positive because by the time they arrive to us they have tried everything that focusses on the symptoms so when we suggest that it is time to treat the person they are more open to this.
We often use the analogy of people wanting to turn off a smoke alarm because they can’t bear the noise and we suggest that just turning off the alarm does not put out the fire. We explain that every symptom has an emotional root cause in the subconscious. If a person can’t sleep then there must a very good reason but the problem is that the reason is not available to the conscious mind. We guide people to access the subconscious to bring the underlying root cause of their problem to their conscious awareness so that they can then address the problem and in effect put out the fire. Once the fire is out the alarm goes off.
The cause of each person’s condition is unique
Every person who suffers from insomnia will unearth a different root cause for the condition. In all the years I have treated people suffering from insomnia no two have ever shared the same subconscious reason for the condition. Once the cause is discovered there is usually an emotional release called an abreaction. Someone inexperienced in dealing with abreactions could panic when it happens and this can cause further complications. That is why it is very important to seek the help of an experienced and fully qualified therapist when choosing to embark on this course of therapy.
Video Explanation of Hypnotherapy by Xavier and Mary
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Catharsis and the release of repressed psychic energy
The essence of repression as described by Sigmund Freud consists simply in the act of turning – and keeping – something away from the conscious. Repressed material exerts continuous pressure from the subconscious mind, where it resides, toward the conscious mind which repressed it in the first place. This continuous and constant psychic pressure from the subconscious has to be held in equilibrium by an equal and opposing constant unrelenting counter pressure. It follows then that to maintain a repression requires a constant expenditure of energy.
Freud insisted that the purpose of repression is the avoidance of what he termed unpleasure. The repression consisting of thoughts and feelings will have done its job if the negative feelings associated with it are not experienced. Therefore to release a repression those very feelings one sought to escape from must be fully experienced and the thoughts filed as experiences.
Once filed as an experience without the emotive charge the once repressed experience can now be used like any other experience to help us cope should the same or similar challenge ever face us again in the future.
Without the necessary emotional resources being available and on file in the subconscious a child experiencing a traumatic event may find the normal mental processes being suspended. This will of course occur unconsciously and the event is said to be repressed. This is a survival mechanism used by a mind overwhelmed by an experience that cannot be be dealt with at the time. The event is not forgotten but kept in a kind of ‘cold storage’ to be dealt with when the necessary mental and emotional resources have been acquired. In order to ensure that the repressed material is not forgotten or ignored forever the gap, in what was supposed to be learned from the experience, is replaced by a physical symptom somewhat like a calling card.
What happens in session
In Analytical Hypnotherapy the client is guided into a relaxed state of mind with conscious analytical mind in suspension. While in this light state of hypnosis the client is then instructed to report whatever thoughts, feelings and memories that emerge. The client is reminded to report what emerges in the order in which it is revealed and to refrain from excluding any of the associations on the grounds that they are judged too trivial, irrelevant, shameful or secret. Success of the therapy depends on the client complying with this fundamental rule to reveal everything that emerges.
It is rare for a therapist to come across a client who does not try to reserve some area for himself – a no-go area if you like. Therapy is prevented access to this area of the mind classed as off-limits. This is done subconsciously by the client in an attempt to protect the repression and is is called resistance by Freud.
Resistance is an inevitable and important part of the therapeutic process. It is disappointing to a therapist if unable to provoke these resistances and demonstrate them to the client. In fact overcoming these resistances is an essential function of therapy.
The most important ingredient in Hypno-Analysis or Analytical Hypnotherapy is rapport between client and therapist. It is this trust that encourages the transference of feelings on to the therapist and thus giving the client the opportunity to resolve emotional issues that have been repressed. The therapist takes on the qualities of the person with whom the client needs to resolve these issues and it is common for the client to see saw between admiring and loving the therapist to feeling outright hostility toward the therapist. It is by means of this phenomenon that transference becomes a powerful tool to access the the no go areas and to secure repression release.
Psychotherapy by ~briggsdj2
When a repression is located the client may report it the way a TV reporter would report from the scene of a crime. The client therefore describes the traumatic incident in the past tense and as if it had happened to someone else. The therapist would then direct the client to relive the incident in the present as if it is happening right now. The client would then regress in time and experience the incident fully this time without any interruption to the normal mental processes which occurred when it did happen all those years ago and resulted in the debilitating symptoms the client is now presenting.
The client would then be directed to experience the incident over and over again until every scrap of emotional charge is released and the client sees the incident as just another experience without any of the emotional response that once accompanied it. The first time through the incident may see the client crying uncontrollably and with each subsequent reliving of the incident the therapist will notice the client revealing more and more detail. Eventually the client will run through the incident without showing any emotion and in a bored kind of tone. This is normally the signal that all the negative emotion associated with the repression has been released and it is not uncommon to see the client let out a sigh when it is complete.
The role of the therapist
It is not therapist’s job to advise the client, offer any explanations evaluations or judgements during this process but rather allow the client to fully experience the emotions that emerge without interruption and be kept on task. The therapist must at all times recognise that the client is the supreme authority in his own world and the therapist has not authority to tell the client what anything means or how the client should or should not interpret what comes up. Any therapist that does so is not serving the client but his own ego. The therapist is like a guide on a safari. He ensures that the client is on the right path, has bullets in his rifle and is safe. When the time comes it is the client who is paying to shoot the lion not the guide. A good therapist will ensure that the client feels safe and is fully engaging in the process and not just reporting from a safe distance. Though the therapist will not be advising the client about how to view or interpret anything that emerges in session he will often question the client to clarify what is said and to cause the client to question beliefs stubbornly being held on to.
As part of my own training as a Hypno-Psychotherapist I was required to undergo the therapy before receiving my qualification. How else could you gauge the effectiveness of the treatment you intend to administer if you yourself have not experienced it? I found it a very rewarding and insightful experience during which I released a number of repressions and as a result I cured myself of a number of conditions I had suffered from all of my life.
Following are just some of the conditions my wife and I treat at our private practice in Peel, Isle of Man:
Depression, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Sleeping Difficulties, Post Traumatic Stress, Underachievement, Lack of Confidence, Fears and Phobias, Irritable Bowel, Smoking, Eating Disorders… and many more.
Our physical well being is a reflection of our emotional and spiritual well being. Our physical appearance is a creation of mind that is an indication of what is going on inside of us. If the island you can see is the physical aspect of who you are then the ocean all around you represents your emotional and spiritual aspects. As you sit on the island beach looking out over the horizon you are consciously oblivious to that other world beneath the waves. This is how it is with each one of us as we go about our daily activities oblivious to the forces within, that control everything we think, say and do.
Inner Conflict Sabotages our Efforts to Change
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If you are over weight then chances are you don’t feel good about it. If you do feel good about being overweight then you are not overweight and you should stop reading this article. Feeling bad about any aspect of yourself is an indication of inner conflict and you are sabotaging every effort you exert to make the changes you know you want. The secret to making any change is in overcoming the dynamic of mind that resists change.
Knowing what you want and feeling what you want are two very separate experiences, the dynamic of which, many people fail to understand. Though everybody realises at some stage in their lives that there are times when they cannot get themselves to do what they want to do, they still keep trying anyway. How many people do you know who have tried to lose weight by cutting down on the amount they eat and exercising more only to keep failing miserably? How many times have you given up on diets and exercise regimes that you simply could not stick to? Every time you fail at something you lose a little more self confidence which makes it harder the next time you try.
If you feel overweight then you are thinking about yourself in a certain way. The way you are thinking about yourself is definitely not the way slim people think about themselves. Here already evident is the dynamic between thought and feeling. The feeling creates the atmosphere for the kind of thinking that it generates and the thinking creates more of these same feelings until you are trapped inside a cycle of thoughts and feelings that attract people and circumstances to create even more of the same thoughts and feelings. The thinking directs your energy and that is why you find yourself thinking more frequently and more intensely about food than someone who does not feel as you do about yourself. The point here is the importance of the interaction between thought and feeling that many people fail to realise.
Change Your Mind if You Want to Change
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In order to make any change in your life you must first create the change in your mind. The mind commands and the body obeys. The only trouble with this is the mind is sending conflicting commands so no change ever occurs. Your first and most important task is to create in your mind the change that you want for yourself.
To lose weight you will need to change the thoughts and feelings you have toward yourself to thoughts and feelings you would have about yourself if you were thinner.
So how do you change your mind? The answer is very simple and lies in a feeling called Hypnosis.
Hypnosis is the Key
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Hypnosis is a feeling everyone naturally experiences but few know how to achieve deliberately. It is unfortunate that most people associate hypnosis with the antics of stage hypnotists and so never take the feeling seriously as a means to make lasting changes in their lives. Hypnosis is a feeling anyone can learn to achieve deliberately and for that reason I created an audio that does just that. By regularly playing the audio you eventually learn to experience the feeling of hypnosis and in becoming familiar with the feeling your mind automatically learns how to get it back every time you choose to experience the feeling.
In order to lose weight the first step is to teach yourself how to achieve the feeling of hypnosis. Once you can do that you are in a position to change the thoughts and feelings you feel toward yourself to the the thoughts and feelings of a thinner human being. You then wake up every morning feeling so appreciative of being you because you start noticing changes immediately. You realise how powerful your mind is and for the first time in a very long time you start to say what you really think and you start to do what you say. In other words your mind and heart start to work as one. So when you say that will not longer eat certain kinds of bread, or that you will never again use oil to cook then you know you won’t. Doubt will no longer exist.
It becomes easy then to follow my final instructions for you to lose the weight you want in the time frame you choose. I suggest 30lbs in 90 days but that is not a hard and fast rule. You choose but it is important that the mindset is correct before you begin.
Download the audio “Introduction to Hypnosis” and put it on your iPod or MP3 player. You could burn it to CD if you wish. Play the audio “Introduction to Hypnosis” every day for at least 2 weeks before following my final instructions. Some people play it every night in bed before falling asleep others find time during the day or even before getting up in the morning. Do what suits you but it is a very crucial element for success in this method.
Final Instructions to Losing 30lbs in 90 Days:
For a period of 3 days eat only meat and fish. No bread, no rice no vegetables, no pasta , no sugar, no alcohol, no cereals, no chocolate, no salt, and definitely no oil or butter.
Eat a small bowl of porridge in the morning for breakfast and change to a sugar substitute like Splenda if you need to sweeten it.
If you get peckish you can eat slices of ham or chicken. You can also eat fat free cottage cheese and fat free yoghurt whenever you feel hungry.
To cook meat I suggest you slice onions and use these slices of onions as a bed to fry the meat on but no oil.
Drink plenty of water but no fizzy or sugar based drinks.
You can also eat boiled eggs but no salt.
Having eaten as I have suggested above for three days. You will notice some major changes physically, emotionally and mentally. Your thoughts and feelings are in line with your desires and your life takes on a whole new meaning. What started off as losing weight becomes much more than that and you feel great. You realise how easy it is to lose weight and to stop eating and drinking those things that prevented you from feeling as good as you feel from not putting them in your body for three days. You are now ready to embark on a completely new style of life. Certain foods and drinks now simply repulse you and you know you will never eat or drink them again. Following is a plan you now find easy to follow and you continue to play the audio throughout the 90 days program.
For the 90 days you eat three meals a day. You have a choice of porridge or eggs in the morning. Meat or fish for lunch and again meat, eggs or fish for dinner. You can eat as much sliced ham, chicken and cottage cheese or yoghurt in between meals but will find yourself doing less of that as time goes on. Weigh yourself at the end of every week and take your measurements to see the progress you are making. It is very important to maintain this high protein diet for at least 50 days. After that you can start introducing vegetables, and fruit into your diet. Wholemeal brown bread can also be introduced but never more than 2 slices of wholemeal brown bread per day.
You will find that you have more energy for exercise and I highly recommend some easy Yoga type stretches and postures in the morning followed by a few minutes of meditation or silent sitting.
Walking is the best exercise and I highly recommend a daily routine of walking brusquely for between 30 minutes to an hour.
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The Middle Way
There is no need to overdo anything. You are now finding the “middle way” advocated by Buddha. You are now experiencing a life of moderation and you feel happier and more alive than you have ever been.
This is a 90 day journey that prepares you for the more important journey of your life without all that extra baggage, physically represented by the weight you are carrying and emotionally by the heavy heart you carry around full of regret, past failures and apathy. Having taken the time to purify yourself physically you have also triggered an emotional and spiritual response that propels you positively into the rest of a very bright future for yourself and everyone you touch.
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