The shifting of a paradigm, the turning of
an age - old tools and old ways are yielding to a new urge for
deeper meaning. As more and deeper insights from the collective
unconscious find their way to awareness, those who wish to navigate
the deeper layers of their being are developing and using new
and better ways to facilitate personal transformation and healing.
The new hypnosis offers a rich and versatile set of tools that
can be used to create other new techniques and further develop
one's own unique approach to healing and personal transformation.
The Old Hypnosis
For a long time hypnosis had embodied what
may have been the least understood set of tools in the workshop
of personal transformation. Over the years, many have thought
hypnosis to be a state of reduced awareness like sleep, where
the hypnotist has power over the 'subject's' mind. Hypnosis actually
increases and focuses awareness and sensitivity, and has a long
history as a safe and effective method of encouraging self-healing
of physical and emotional trauma, relieving pain, changing habits
and improving performance.
With the capacity to alter consciousness,
create specific change and promote rapid emotional, physical
and spiritual healing, hypnosis has been underused. But now it's
experiencing its own transformation. A new hypnosis is coming
The New Hypnosis
The New Hypnosis completes a circle in human
consciousness that begins where rhythm and movement were first
used to induce altered states. In the New Hypnosis, ancient shamanic
ritual and spiritual healing practices such as journeying and
soul retrieval join with timeless intuitive and metaphysical
This union then coalesces with some of the
most recent discoveries of psychic and somatic awareness, inner
child work, emotional movement work, transpersonal psychology
and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). The result is natural,
easy to learn and apply techniques that are intuitive, spontaneous
and suited to the individual using them. The techniques are powerful
and can be used to quickly and effectively increase skill, transform
consciousness, support acceptance and the expression and movement
of emotion, and heal the whole being. The new hypnosis supports
the whole being spiritually and ethically, and fosters emotional
movement, the right use of will and personal freedom.
These attitudes, states and tools are also
useful in developing and deepening spiritual and psychic awareness
and a deeper understanding of one's true identity and purpose.
The tools of the New Hypnosis can be learned and practiced by
anyone - even without a therapist. Hypnotherapists and those
trained in other healing modalities trained in the New Hypnosis
and Process Coaching
use the opportunity of the therapy session to teach clients how to use the tools on their own.
The Deep Mind
The New Hypnosis synthesizes practical applications
of these disciplines and new holistic and spiritually sensitive
techniques with the greatest gift of the old hypnosis - direct
access to the unconscious
mind. Also known as the dreaming mind or inner mind, and
far more knowledgeable and powerful than the conscious mind,
the unconscious mind handles the responsibility of keeping the
body running well, has memory of every event we've ever experienced,
is the source of our emotions, and our connection with spirit.
In short, it is the single most significant factor in our lives.
The conscious being is a small part of the
whole being, which remains largely unconscious - until consciousness
begins an exploration of self. At a deep unconscious level we
assemble the events and persons that create our reality. By using
the conscious mind to access and work with the deeper mind we
can learn the lessons of our experiences, gain new courage, heal
the wounds we've suffered, and set a new course for our lives.
Unlike the old hypnosis which advocated power
over the unconscious, the approach of the New Hypnosis to the
unconscious is one of ally and friend. Communication and cooperation
between the conscious and unconscious are vital to wholeness
and are encouraged and fostered. The journey is one of discovery
and relationship, the conscious mind getting to know the unconscious.
Healing from Guilt
has been a tremendous problem in working
with emotional issues and successfully doing process work. Guilt
is much more pervasive than most of us have been willing admit.
Mental constructs that are held in emotions by judgments... guilt,
shame and blame are toxic substances that infect feelings and
make it hard for them to express and move. The New Hypnosis offers
an easy and quick process for releasing
judgments and healing from guilt.
In the deep layers of our being is a place
of timelessness. Here past and future merge with an awesome,
all encompassing present moment where all is one. To the deep
mind, everything happens 'now,' as the oneness of the present
touches all other events. Conscious awareness of this sense of
eternal reality seems somehow stronger and more real than the
surface world of linear time and separate beings.
The New Hypnosis offers increased access to
this territory of mystical awareness long sought by spiritual
seekers. Through this contact with the deep mind we can heal
present difficulties caused by past life and early childhood
trauma, including birth, pre-natal experiences and past lives.
Regression processes bring
the inner traveler to the time and place of the original trauma.
Here, issues of hurt, anger, fear, guilt and shame can be healed
using inner resources not available at the time of the trauma.
With deep inner access to both past and future,
new possibilities for healing emerge. Parts of the self that
are more developed and evolved can be called on for assistance.
Communication and cooperation with a resourceful inner parent
can generate unexpected resources, inspiration, advice &
Important changes in personality can be made
using techniques of inner dialogue
to communicate directly with subpersonalities and other 'parts'
of the self. Anything you think, feel or do that is not something
you are trying to do is under the control of a 'part' of the
self that is not presently conscious, and therefore unconscious.The
new hypnosis takes a communicative and cooperative attitude toward
all parts of the self. They cannot be made to go away, and if
we try to put them out of consciousness their behaviors continue
and often intensify.
Healing includes finding acceptance, love
and understanding for the part responsible for unwanted behavior
and helping it resolve its issue. The part itself is involved
in the process of finding appropriate new behaviors to replace
the old. With the part's cooperation we can reprogram the behavior
that would otherwise keep us entrenched in an undesirable habit.
If the conscious mind is uncertain of what
course to take in a time of decision, this uncertainty can be
resolved by communicating with an inner
guide or advisor. As a part of the self representing the
intuition or other wiser and more knowledgeable aspects of the
whole being, the guide can help get clarity on difficult issues.
Through the practice of Running
Energy the chakras (centers of subtle energy in the body)
can be balanced and strengthened, the aura cleansed, and unwanted
keep us inappropriately connected to others can be removed. These
practices develop psychic awareness and engender a state of health
Many have become stuck in their personal evolution
because the part responsible for the block was actually not a
part of the person. Until recently, there hadn't been an effective
way of healing this kind of issue. An important and very potent
tool of the New Hypnosis enables a practitioner to help clients
release spirits, entities and essences of others that have become
attached to their psyche.
An inner trace state is used to focus awareness
on the physical sensations surrounding both physical and emotional
trauma. A pattern of moving awareness between resourcefulness
and the trauma integrates and heals the injured parts and releases
the trauma from the body. The shock state is healed and reenactments
Caring for the Self
The most important aspect of the New Hypnosis
is the emphasis on self-care. Since we are each responsible for
our choices and our own health, it follows that we can help ourselves
by learning to do whatever is necessary to successfully process
our life changes and rebalance our energy. An important aspect
of this work is in developing and nurturing a resourceful, responsible
inner healer that is willing and able to act as a loving and
caring parent toward the pained and traumatized parts that need
help in healing.
Personal empowerment is essential to healing
and wholeness. It seems no longer appropriate for us to try turn
our own healing over to another - as we would our car to a mechanic.
The new hypnosis honors the client's need to direct their own
process and learn to use the techniques on their own. The tools
enable the client, working alone or with a hypnotherapist
or process coach, to bring their unique life experience and
wisdom to the healing session.
Once a technique is learned, it can be used
whenever you choose. The new hypnosis techniques are becoming
the tools of choice for those ready and willing to take the responsibility
to generate their own deep and lasting transformation. Personal
change can be quite difficult. Having reliable tools that work
makes all the difference.
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