While I was attending a workshop in Pennsylvania, one of my clients with a serious impulse control problem, who had been doing well with regular trips to the Multiverse, "picked up" and started using drugs again, and gambled away almost all of her money in Atlantic City. "You've got to do something more," she said quietly.
I knew that she had been raised as a Roman Cathlolic. After taking her to the Multiverse, I suggested that she was becoming aware of a consiciousness beyond her own, and blending completely with this embodiment of infinite, unbounded, and everlasting love, to which she could communicate all her deepest wants and needs and experience them being completely met, finally suggesting that she was fully blending with God Himself. I then suggested that she could carry this presence back with her, and that it would change her life immeasurably for the better. I brought her out of hypnosis without taking her through the rainbow on the way back. She opened her eyes with a beautiful smile, and appeared to be rather qyiet as we scheduled her for two appointments a week instead of one. I did not question her about how much she remembered, because I thought it would be best if I left that up to her.
Of course, i didn't tell her anything that was not communicated to her by the priest whenever she took communion. What's going to empower her recovery is her strong love for her son and the firm belief that she is going to improve, with hypnosis serving as a catalyst to enable these elements to combine in the proper manner.
A lot of hypnotists seem to be goiing in this direction with the appropriate dlient. And I do have a strong belief that she is going to improve!
updated by @don-g: 08/17/17 06:15:48AM
I don't pretend to know what "truth" is, and I have no way of telling. But, In accordance with the teachings of post-modern constructivism, my job as a therapist is to help clients to construct a reality that will help them to live better lives, regardless of whether it is objectively "true" or not, and regardless of the reality that I may construct for myself If it helps to keep my client "off the sauce" and out of the gambling dens where she cannot control her spending, then I don't care what beliefs she is willing to acept about the truth of things which are fundamentally unknowable.
updated by @don-g: 08/13/17 05:44:33AM
A few years ago, I had a client who said that he wanted to feel the presence of God within, which he'd never accomplished by prayer and meditation. He had felt the presence of God when doing good works or singing praise, so I just elicited that feeling and pasted it onto prayer and meditation.
The punchline: He was a retired priest.
Over my many years of practice I have had the privilege of helping an increasing number of clients be able to access Divine Wisdom through a spiritual part of the subconscious. This is the topic of my one-day preconference workshop at HypnoThoughts Live this year, based on my latest book, with contributions by well-respected hypnotherapists around the world have also discovered how to help clients to do likewise, often with amazing results.
I usually ask the spiritual part how it wishes to be addressed. Here are some of the many responses I've heard to that question: God, Creator, Christ, Yahweh, Divine Light, Divine Love, Higher Self, Michael (the Archangel), Gabriel, etc. More than once the response has been: "I am he/she/they with no name but with many names; but for purposes of this session, you may call me 'I AM' because I am who I am..."
updated by @don-g: 08/15/17 05:44:56PM
updated by @hypnosis: 08/16/17 08:43:53AM
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