WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
Two levels of consciousness that exist
in the mind are the everyday awakened conscious mind,
which is analytical, and the subconscious mind that is
mostly unknown to our conscious mind. The subconscious
stores emotional complexes, long-term memory, instinct,
habits, physiological control mechanisms, and the Higher
Self. Hypnosis is the vehicle that allows us to
communicate directly with the subconscious. With all of
the functions that are stored in the subconscious, we
see how important it is to be able to communicate with
A hypnotherapist uses various forms of
induction to ease a client into a relaxed state where it
is possible to communicate directly with the
subconscious. The relaxed state a client is in during
hypnosis is called a trance state. All of us are in this
state when our minds are very focused on one thing. For
example, when you are completely engrossed while
watching a movie, you are in a hypnotic trance state.
Shamanic journeying is a form of self-hypnosis, where
the drum or rattle is used as the induction to trance.
Hypnotherapy is hypnosis used with
therapeutic objectives. I use a form of hypnotherapy
that involves interactive trance work, where the client
is able to communicate verbally and will remember
everything experienced after returning to the normal
state of consciousness.
IS ALCHEMICAL HYPNOTHERAPY and TRANSPERSONAL
The form of hypnotherapy I am trained
in is called Alchemical Hypnotherapy. It was developed
by David Quigley. Alchemical Hypnotherapy differs from
other forms of hypnotherapy in two basic ways: 1) its
purpose is to discover the root cause of trauma,
addictions, phobias, or disease, and 2) it can transform
these root causes through emotional release, creation of
inner guides, and the reframing perceptions of past memories.
is a synthesis of techniques from many modern schools of
transpersonal hypnotherapy and psychology including
Gestalt, Regression Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic
Programming (NLP), Psychosynthesis, shamanism, and
alchemy (as channeled to the modern world by Carl Jung).
The goals of a typical
Alchemical Hypnotherapy session are to:
the memory and imagery behind an issue and release the
emotion associated with that imagery
or create an internal resource which is then anchored to
the outer world through post hypnotic suggestion
The form of
hypnotherapy that I specialize in is transpersonal
hypnotherapy. Transpersonal means going beyond personal
consciousness to encompass the experience of the
collective consciousness and altered states of
consciousness to achieve a broadened holistic
Transpersonal hypnotherapy is a blend of hypnotherapy,
transpersonal psychology, and spirituality. Various
states of consciousness are tapped to explore issues
such as: how past lives affect the present life;
self-sub-personality dialog and identification;
self-awareness and self-empowerment; and guided
meditation for relaxation. I use my skills as a trained
shamanic energy medicine practitioner to help the client
open new pathways of understanding about the Self, the
Soul, and the Life Purpose or Mission.
ARE MEMORIES FORMED?
Alchemical hypnotherapy allows the client to
identify the core cause/memory in the subconscious and
work to reframe it to how s/he wants it to be. The
client does not forget the original memory but there is
now an alternative memory stored in the brain to
counteract the negative one.
A metaphor to illustrate this process
is the following: A Traumatic Event occurs in a current
life or a past life. The subconscious, the place where
long term memory is stored, stores the memory of this
Traumatic Event as a train track. Each time a subsequent
event triggers this memory, a train carrying thoughts
and emotions, travels down the same track. Each time the
track is traveled it becomes more deeply embedded in the
mind. Beliefs are then created from this memory track.
If this happens then that happens.
Through hypnotherapy, a switch can be
installed on the original track. A new track is built by
creating a new memory that has a positive outcome to the
Traumatic Event. (Often called rescripting or
reframing.) The thoughts and emotions associated with
the new track foster self-love, self-esteem, and
self-empowerment. The old track always remains but the
train now travels down the new track. Beliefs can not be
reframed to if this happens, then that where "that" is a
much more positive outcome.
In addition to building the new track,
the hypnotherapist will assist the conductor of the
train to find an assistant who is capable of nurturing,
mentoring, or supporting him/her.
WHAT TECHNIQUES ARE USED
IN ALCHEMICAL HYPNOTHERAPY?
have created a medicine wheel diagram of the major
components of Alchemical Hypnotherapy.
area of focus is Emotional Clearing. A support
system consisting of an inner family, inner mate, and
other guides (archetypes) create a foundation of
nurturance and/or mentoring for the Inner Child and the
Adult Self. Facilitation of communication between
sub-personalities (different voices within ourselves) is
done to resolve conflicting desires and goals. (This is
called Parts Therapy.)
Plane Communication is a way to communicate with others
(either incarnated or those who have passed) without the
need for face-to-face confrontation. The Etheric Plane
is the energetic space where all beings are connected
through emotion and subconscious images.
The second area of focus is Past
Life Regression. Past life memories can be accessed
to enhance creative abilities, resolve trauma, change
karma, alter contracts with significant others, and
examine our life purpose within the pre-conception
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The third area of focus is
Addictions and Phobias. Sheer will power alone is
not strong enough to control addictions and overcome
phobias. Hypnotherapy does not treat addictions and
phobias however it does identify the core cause of the
addiction or phobia. Discovering the core cause can then
be altered as shown in the example of the train track
The fourth area of focus is Somatic
Healing was developed by Nick Ardagh. It is the use of
hypnotherapy for injury, pain, and disease. Somatic
Healing includes all of these processes:
Hypnotic Movement – the body moves in its own unique way to unwind physical traumas. This body movement is done without
conscious control and releases old traumas which have become energetic blocks that are stored in the body.
2. Energy Healing – while hypnotized the client discovers the colors of a pain in the body and moves that color out of
the body through exit points. A new healing color is then channeled into the injured or diseased area.
3. Spiritual Surgery – during hypnosis the client discovers a powerful inner healer who can perform spiritual
surgery on the body to remove tumors, repair bones, muscles and internal organs.
HOW DOES HYPNOTHERAPY
WORK WITH SHAMANIC ENERGY MEDICINE?
In my practice I am combining shamanic
energy medicine with hypnotherapy in order to provide a
whole-istic approach to life management. The combination
of shamanism, which focuses on spiritual healing, with
hypnotherapy, which focuses on body, mind, and emotional
healing creates a modality that addresses all aspects of
the human soul.
Shamanic energy medicine adds energy
body healing, spiritual clearing, entity and energetic
extraction, soul retrieval, and soul flight to the list
of healing techniques described above to create an
incredibly comprehensive list of healing solutions for
your body and soul. To obtain a free e-article on shamanic
Note: This whole-istic healing approach
is not meant to replace Western medicine, but to enhance
what Western medicine can do for us.
WHY MAKE A HYPNOTHERAPY
APPOINTMENT WITH ME?
The benefits of hypnotherapy
sessions can include:
behavioral and emotional issues
childhood abuse and molestation
underlying causes of physical illness (in conjunction
with medical treatment)
Stress or weight
conflicting inner voices
decision-making and development of motivation and career
creativity and intuition
creative potential and achieving peak performance
in past life experiences
If you feel you have been doing your
affirmations but are yet unsuccessful with manifesting
what you want in life, there is a core cause that is
preventing you from doing it. That cause must be
discovered and cleared. The core cause could be from: 1)
a contract made in a past life, 2) a pre-birth contract
to clear some karma, or 3) an unconscious desire for
self-sabotage due to feelings of unworthiness. The
latter is always associated with a Traumatic Event that
happened earlier in life or in a past life. Hypnotherapy
can assist you in not only finding the core cause but
help you to change and facilitate a shift in the
energetic path you are currently traveling.