trained Hypnotherapists have many diagnostic techniques
available to them to help determine the kind of negative
forcing functions within the client that are at the
root of his problems. Two of the diagnostic uncovering
techniques that I often use in my practice are the ideomotor
response and automatic writing. I also use shamanic
techniques, energy suppression, the Rossi Technique,
Parts Therapy and other techniques as a way of communicating
with the subconscious to find the festering sores within
the client that are causing his symptoms.
article, I will discuss the ideomotor response and automatic
writing because they are often misunderstood and confusing
to clients. Actually, they are both variations of the
same subconscious response phenomena
subconscious to help us figure out what is wrong with
the client and how to fix it. Sometimes, I can get entities
to help me with the symptom diagnosis, but you cant
always trust them, particularly if demons are involved,
so these two automatic subconscious communication techniques
are quite valuable in figuring out which treatment approach
is most likely to succeed.
is only the revelation of the subconscious. Hypnosis
is also communication with the very limits of imagination
and the unknown world."
extract was given to me in answer to a question I asked
a 16-year-old boy while he was in a hypnotic trance.
I had been working with this client for several sessions
clearing entities and was not attempting to tap into
his higher level of consciousness, which Jung called
the Superconscious Mind or the "High
Kahunas, a priestly caste in Hawaii used to move into
an altered state of consciousness and gain access to
information, which was of considerable importance to
the people of their country. "Jeffery," the
client I was working with was a boy of average intelligence
who had come to me initially with a severe complaint,
which I had been treating with Spirit Releasement Therapy
and he had improved greatly, but was not entirely out
of the woods. He proved to be an individual who could
go into a very deep trance and hence my attempt to explore
along these lines.
it is difficult or impossible to get a verbal response
from the client after the entities are removed, so I
resorted to automatic writing.
providing him with pencil and paper, he produced the
above extract in "automatic writing." At the
time, I did not concern myself about the process but
was more interested in the result. At a later stage,
particularly in relation to the various functions of
the brain, I found that the left hemisphere is the controller
of writing. It would also appear that the right side
of the brain functions through creativity, visualization
and intuition. I now believe that this area is where
dreams are produced. Because of this, it seems logical
to accept that this is the focal point for hypnosis.
Therefore, a successful trance induction occurs when
the activity of the left hemisphere (the critical, logical
section) is subdued and the opposite portion is stimulated
by hypnotic suggestion.
higher level of consciousness prefers to communicate
by either ideomotor finger response or automatic writing,
but will, if it chooses, communicate verbally. This
also shows how the process of idiomatic finger response
signals work. The critical factor of the conscious mind
is by-passed and access to the subconscious mind is
achieved. The subconscious then uses the autonomic nervous
system to activate the appropriate finger of the client's
hand and provides a yes or no answer to the hypnotherapists
question. Sometimes the idiomatic finger response does
not work and then I try automatic writing. They are
both variations of ideomotor response because both use
the subconscious autonomic nervous system to provide
"Jeffery" wrote the words "communication
with the very limits of imagination and the unknown
world," could he have been referring to that part
of the individual which is the divine within?
the High Self
the Self which uses imagination
or image-making to create its own reality? Carl Jung
said "Our unconscious existence is the real one
and the conscious world is a kind of illusion
an apparent reality constructed for a specific purpose,
like a dream, which seems real as long as we are in
philosophy describes the physical world as Maya or illusion.
Could it be that what we perceive as "real"
is actually an extended dream of our High Self?
I had been able to achieve a similar level of consciousness
with a 19-year-old client "Denise." Once again,
this individual was of average intelligence and had
come to me seeking treatment for a nervous problem.
I got rid of the negative forcing functions I could
find, but her nervousness continued. I again employed
automatic writing to tap into her High Self. When asked
whether the High Self could write answers to questions
as whether hypnosis would be harmful to her she wrote.
"The Divine Self and High Mind have certain intervals
wherein hypnosis may be beneficial both to client and
hypnotist. However, certain times are more favorable
than others are. You see, the mind, as powerful as it
may be, has its profitable moments as well as the correct
cooperation of individual mind and practitioner. You
must understand the mind is such a potent structure
and must be treated with respect.... "
the above I took it to mean that if there was a high
mind, then there must be a low mind and that these must
equate to the conscious and subconscious. The Divine
self is the High Self. It was obvious to me that "Denise"
had had no prior knowledge of this, therefore it would
seem that she had obtained information from some greater
source than what she would normally use. I then asked
for a diagnosis of her nervous troubles. She wrote the
emotions. Finds difficulty in expressing herself, due
to childhood and mixed background. These feelings are
tense and unyielding, mainly because of fear and confusion
due to parental guidance. Mother had a great effect
on her emotions. Caused a great shattering impact, something
like a mental block. This disability had great projection
into mental force vibrations and rays of uneasiness
have impregnated the girl's subconscious. However, this
has to be remedied by a slow course of time and patience:
by gradual improvement and understanding this mental
force will disassemble itself and the auras of this
stigma will eventually cease."
treatment with hypnotherapy enabled the cause of the
girl's problem to be identified and worked on and she
was able to demonstrate a much more stable personality.
the sessions I had with "Jeffrey," he had
also diagnosed his own physical and emotional condition.
Treatment for this was once again successful and even
incorporated ridding him of a worm infestation with
appropriate medication. He had pinpointed this problem
during his automatic writing.
work along these lines, I was influenced by the work
of the great American psychic Edgar Cayce. For the greater
part of his life, this man was able to put himself into
a self-induced hypnotic trance and while in this state
could answer questions on any topic asked of him. In
total he gave some 15,000 readings which were mainly
concerned with health, and involved diagnosis and appropriate
treatment. People would write to him from all over the
world asking for his help and in most cases he was successful
in solving their problems. He was consulted by several
U.S. Presidents and many world famous persons during
from his health readings, Cayce provided information
from the distant past, a lot of which has been since
verified, and he gave predictions of the future. In
his trance state, this man said that the information
he obtained came from something called the Akashic records,
where his mind in an altered state had access to it.
Jung has called these Akashic Records, the collective
unconscious and considered it to be a timeless state
where past, present and future was one. Albert Einstein
made this statement: "Any thinking physicist must
come to the conclusion that time and space are illusions."
of the world's scientists, particularly those involved
with quantum physics are also of the same opinion. Throughout
history, there have been individuals who have had experiences,
which have gone far beyond anything human beings normally
had. These have mostly resulted in a spontaneous alteration
of consciousness wherein the person has had a vast expansion
of awareness. There is a feeling of release from separateness
and a merging in oneness with the whole of creation.
The famous Harvard philosopher William James has listed
a number of cases of these phenomena from many of the
world's different cultures. These are the client matter
in his book "Varieties of Religious Experience."
instances working with hypnotic regression, I sometime
run up against a barrier as to the problem cause. This
can be very frustrating but on a few occasions, I have
been able to tap into the clients High Self and
received the explanation. "Susan" was such
a case. She was a pleasant woman in her sixties who
was grossly overweight. She weighed 220 pounds. After
getting rid of entities both earthbound and demonic
who were attracted to her weight problem for exacerbation,
and finding her a particularly good hypnotic client,
I decided to see whether she could access her High Self.
I had tried without success to find if there was any
past cause for her weight condition using past life
work. Her High Self was able to speak in answer to my
questioning. The High Self can speak verbally or through
automatic writing. The spoken word is quicker if the
High Self chooses to use it. In this case it did.
as though she was someone apart from herself, "Susan"
related the following story:
a child of five "Susan" went to stay with
her grandmother. On one occasion while the child was
in the bath, her grandfather came into the bathroom
and sexually assaulted her. The grandmother happened
to walk past the bathroom window, which was open and
saw what was happening. She rushed inside, chased "Susan"
out of the room and attacked the grandfather, and then
she came out and beat the child until she was unconscious."
her High Self what this had to do with her weight problem
and received the following answer:
of the trauma she experienced, she has unconsciously
put on excess weight so she would not be attractive
practiced hypnotherapy for 24 years, I would like to
put forward the conclusions I have reached regarding
this phenomena. I consider that there are various levels
of consciousness, which are part of the individual.
Normally we function on the level of the conscious mind.
This is a limiting factor since it focuses mainly on
the body and the personality. The body and the physical
world are illusions and are dreamlike projections
of the subconscious mind. Since the soul consists of
the High Self (our connection to Divinity) and also
includes the subconscious mind, We can consider that
the subconscious is a mind of the soul and exists in
a timeless state. The High Self and the subconscious
mind, which constitute the soul, are what reincarnate.
The conscious mind does not.
the example of hypnotic regression, where a client is
regressed to a past happening, and experiences the event
completely with full emotional impact as though he was
actually reliving the experience. The subconscious mind,
because it is an analog, parallel processing super bio-computer
has memory banks, which are accessable under hypnosis.
Under hypnosis, the critical factor of the conscious
mind is by-passed and the answers you get from the subconscious
are simply the imagination unfiltered by the conscious
mind. This is why most people coming out of interactive
hypnotherapy usually say, I was only making up
subconscious minds through the High Self are intimately
connected and because of this, phenomena such as telepathy,
clairvoyance, precognition and clairaudience can filter
down under certain conditions into the conscious mind.
Hypnosis is one of these conditions. At the highest
level, or superconscious mind level, all minds completely
blend into one. This is the condition that some enlightened
beings have experienced.
unto others as you would have them do unto you,"
can take on new meaning if we accept this concept. What
I do to or think about another can have a harmful physical
or emotional effect on myself. This can bring about
a stimulation of the endocrine glands, which can release
secretions harmful to the body if the thought involved
is of a negative nature.
Course In Miracles, there is one prime concept that
I regard as of prime importance in hypnotherapy. It
is helping the client to forgive anyone in the past
from which he has experienced a real or imagined attack.
If there is someone out there you cannot forgive, then
you cannot forgive yourself, in which case subconscious
guilt develops. Guilt attracts punishment. And who punishes
you?...You do! This can manifest in physical or emotional
illness. Perhaps this is where the idea of Karma originated.
Shakespeare, who, among other things, was a wise old
psychologist, included these words in one of his plays:
"We are the stuff that dreams are made of."
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