Real change comes from within.
Sessions are designed to meet your individual needs. Our goal at the Hypno Healing Institute is to empower you to unfold your inherent potential by accessing the subconscious mind using a combination of hypnotherapy with psychotherapeutic techniques to release blockages, fears, unwanted behaviours, negative thoughts and emotions, limiting beliefs, addictions and/or afflictions & phobias in order to achieve your goals and unleash your full potential.
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‘Hypnosis’ is derived from ‘Hypnos’ who in Greek mythology was the personification of sleep. The words hypnosis and hypnotism were derived from the term neuro-hypnotism (nervous sleep) coined by Scottish surgeon James Braid in 1841.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is the bypass of the critical factor of the conscious mind and the establishment of acceptable selected thinking.
Hypnotherapy is an established profession with a centuries-long history of helping people improve their lives and develop their abilities. Hypnosis when conducted by an experienced and certified Consulting Hypnotist, results in dramatic improvements in people’s everyday lives. Once you learn how to access your subconscious mind, the power to achieve success, eliminate bad habits and build better relationships will ASTOUND YOU!
Contrary to a popular misconception, that hypnosis is a form of unconsciousness resembling sleep, research proves that when in hypnotic trance people are fully awake with focused attention and a corresponding decrease in their peripheral awareness. There is an increased response to suggestions. James Braid described “hypnotism” as a state of physical relaxation accompanied and induced by mental concentration (“abstraction”).
Hypnosis is usually induced by hypnotic induction, which is a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions. Hypnotic suggestions may be delivered by a hypnotist or the hypnotist may teach self-hypnosis techniques using ‘triggers’. The process depends on the hypnotist’s experience and techniques as well as the client’s ability to be receptive to the suggestions in order to experience positive long lasting results.
How does the mind work and what actually transpires when you struggle with an issue?
The mind is divided into three parts:
- The Conscious part of the mind holds all the analytical, rational information with the short-term (temporary) memory and also the thinking and the questioning.
- The Subconscious part of the mind holds all of the emotions, beliefs, feelings, habits and worries. It works like an organic computer.
- The Unconscious part of the mind is the domain of the automatic functioning of our being, which is affected by both the conscious and subconscious. It is the body’s response to an internal and external issue.
The easiest way to transform negative emotions is to go back in time, uncover the ‘root cause’ and clear the issue at its origin. Through hypnotic work; we focus on the source of the problem – uncover and release, reframe and change memories stored at the subconscious level – facilitating healing and making transformation quick and evident.
Chris Martin of Coldplay stated in USA Today while recording Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends Producer Brian Eno “enlisted a hypnotist to coax subconscious input. The whole goal was to feel free and not constrained by outside pressure. Getting a hypnotist was an effort to break from the past…”
Issues, good or bad have a point of origin. In most cases, on a conscious level, we have no idea how these issues came to be – how it started, when it started, where it started, why it started & with whom it may be associated.
However, our subconscious, the most brilliant mechanism there is, holds all the answers to our questions. The root cause of many issues lie in the subconscious mind and the fastest way to access the subconscious is through HYPNOSIS. Regression (Initial Sensitizing Event) is the method of accessing information stored in the subconscious mind using hypnosis.
Regression can be done spontaneously or induced by the Hypnotist.
Since the subconscious is not subject to logic, and analysis the information we need to access can be brought forward as rapidly as we ask the question. If there is a delay after the question is asked it means the logical/conscious mind is in command. Therefore the answer will be influenced by the conscious mind. The best way to get the accurate information is when the hypnotist asks you the appropriate questions and you answer without any time delay.
The key to getting the correct information from the subconscious is to respond to questions rapidly.
Past Life Exploration
Past Life Exploration (PLE) is a recall of other (previous) lifetimes, memories of which are stored in the subconscious mind. These memories come forth from deep within the subconscious, as stories that have a positive or negative effect in our present life. Understanding these stories allows us to comprehend who we are and our purpose in our present life.
PLE involves taking a person back in time to experience unconscious memories from a previous lifetime and integrating those feelings, thoughts and events into their present life. Emotional issues and conflicts are quickly and effectively resolved through past life regression work. It effectively highlights the cause(s) of a person’s present day problems, thereby allowing resolution and facilitating emotional and spiritual healing.
Regression in itself is the experience of going back to an earlier time within one’s (present) life. Whereas Past Life Exploration involves the re-experiencing of an event(s) in a previous lifetime. These sessions often include visualizing healing energies.
Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy intended to help people improve mental health and well-being and bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) work with individuals, couples and families in one-on-one and group settings. People usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life.
These pains that you feel are Messengers.
Listen to them.
Turn them to sweetness. Rumi
The way human beings experience pain is not an automatic process. Signals travel through the nervous system and the spinal cord and into the brain, where they are interpreted as “pain”. These signals pass through an area at the back of the spinal cord called the “dorsal horn,” which serves as a gateway.
Clinical research shows that psychological factors may expand this gateway, or contract it partially or close it totally. Stress, depression and anxiety can make pain feel even worse, while a calm, focused and positive outlook can help close the gateway to pain, keeping the pain signals from being felt.
Managing pain in conjunction with or without pain medication
Thanks to the verifiable results of hypnosis, many doctors and clinicians consider the relaxed, focused concentration of hypnosis a viable tool to combat chronic pain.
Scientific research has shown that guided hypnosis for those who suffer chronic pain can have significant & measurable benefits. In a study of migraine sufferers who were treated with hypnosis, the frequency, duration and overall intensity of their daily migraines dropped by about 30% (1992 research).
A 2005 study suggests that hypnosis can actually change the way the brain processes pain signals. It reduces brain activity, devoted to feelings of distress even while the pain sensations continue to be received (Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2004).
According to an anesthesiologist at the University of Iowa, hypnosis is approximately 65-70% effective against pain.
Surgical teams now prepare patients for surgery with hypnosis to reduce the required amount of anesthetic, simplify the procedure, reduce pain, and speed healing (Time, 2006).
The Relationship Code
Healing Relationship Issues
We are all inter-connected and affected by the dynamics of our relationships.
An unhealthy relationship CAN be healed. In some cases, for a relationship to heal, both parties may have to come closer to each other while in others they may have to be distanced.
The Relationship Code™ is a process that transforms the dynamics of a relationship whereby we align with and clear our past relationships. People may be part of our lives in the present or no longer with us (dead or living) including our ancestors. There are theories, that we carry within us imprints of all the significant people in our lives. When you walk into a roomful of people you can pick up the energy of the room. Notice when you talk to someone with low energy (anger, resentment and other negative emotions) you automatically absorb that person’s energy which weakens your own and you feel weighed down.
Each time we establish a relationship with another person we create invisible relationship ‘cords’. These cords are connected through the chakra system* on the etheric level between two people. Each individual holds his/her own cord(s) that is attached to the other person.
Debbie Papadakis has developed and teaches a specialized course on Decording™ called The Relationship Code™ which focuses on aligning and transforming invisible cords that connect people through the chakras. This technique removes blockages in the energy field between two people. It works for everyone, and especially well with people who have the ability to visualize.
Decording™ is not an analytical process, remember, emotional healing is not done in the head. You do not have to ‘think’ but ‘feel’ or ‘imagine’ in order for it to work.
*Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel of light’, also known as ‘energy center’. There are seven chakras, which are the power and energy centers, on the human body. Through these seven major energy centers the life force energy flows in an upward and downward motion via a meridian along the spinal cord. The vitality of the chakras is crucial to the healthy functioning of the mind-body. Carl G. Jung referred to the chakras as the “gateways of consciousness”. Each chakra has its own association and connection, colour and rate of vibration, and specific functions.
Facilitating change consciously is a challenging process since it is human nature to resort to habitual behaviours.
Change can only be made effectively when it occurs at the subconscious level. The Time-Line Technique lets you discover how past events, sometimes even decades ago, influence your present day actions. Learning how to control these influences is often absolutely vital to getting your life on the track you desire.
It is a collection of techniques that produce long-lasting transformation very quickly. The efficacy of these techniques facilitates fast, effective, long-term changes in behavior.
A person’s “Time-Line” is gauged by how they unconsciously store memories or how they unconsciously know the difference between a memory from the past and a thought projection onto the future. Behavioural change in an individual takes place at an unconscious level. Time-Line Technique works at the unconscious level to release the effects of negative past experiences. This change in “inappropriate” programming occurs in minutes rather than days, months or years.
Time Line Therapy™ was devised by Tad James, M.S., Ph.D (1985).
Attain freedom from your past – Consciously create your future!
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a behavioural technology, a set of guiding principles, attitudes and techniques involving real-life behaviour, and not just a scientific theorem.
It allows you to change, adopt or eliminate behaviors, as you desire, and provides the ability to choose your mental, emotional, and physical states of well-being.
NLP techniques are very practical, based on the ability to produce desired results, thus allowing you to become proficient at creating your future! It allows you to learn how to grow from each (life) experience, thereby increasing your ability to create a better quality of life.
NLP is proven to work. It allows you to have more choice with regard to behaviour, emotion, awareness, communication and relationships. NLP provides a step-by-step framework for enhancing and achieving success in all these areas and more, resulting in lasting transformation.
It is the same technology Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Anthony Robbins and Bill Gates, amongst other celebrities, use to achieve consistent results.
Inner Child Work
The concept of the ‘inner child’ represents incomplete emotions and feelings, things we haven’t entirely dealt with, from our early years. It comprises of essential aspects of our being, like trust, innocence and natural energy that have been damaged or oppressed in our childhood years. We may have had painful experiences as a child or experiences that were too threatening for us to be able to process at all.
No matter how young, experiencing painful feelings makes us form convictions about life in general and our own life. Convictions like ´I´m not allowed to be here´ or ´I have to do it on my own´ or ´I´m not heard´ or ´I´m not good enough´. As a result of these negative convictions a part of us gets stuck and stunts emotional growth. However mature we become, or think we are, that emotional place within us which has been blocked, continues to project its movie (repetitive/conditioned thought process) in our brain. The brain then picks up these negative signals and it begins to feel real.
Inner Child Work is about going back in time, identifying and releasing the emotional blockages created in childhood years and restoring balance (transformation of negative convictions).
Voice Dialogue is a method of exploring the world of the ‘selves’ – also known as sub-personalities. It allows us to become aware of, and to experience, the various (parts of our) ‘selves’ that run our lives and to learn how to use them in a conscious way. There are many exciting ways to work with ‘selves’ and therapists of all persuasions use it independently or in conjunction with other techniques.
Focusing is the direct access to a bodily or physiological knowing.
It involves finding the entry point to our inherent knowledge and interacting with it.
There are well-developed and tested instructions for this direct access and the surprising new steps of change, thought, and action that result from it.
In stressful times most people cannot grasp or hold on to the ‘body-sense’ of the situation. Using the Focusing technique the ‘body-sense’ can open to reveal intricate details, which results in change.
Most people today are distanced from this inherent source of information – our body.
Our body has a sense of orientation. This ‘knowing’ is physiological; however it can extend deeper. You can sense your body directly under your thoughts, memories and feelings. Focusing happens at a deeper level than emotions and feelings. This place can be accessed and opened by placing bodily attention to it. It can transform how you sense a given situation and open up new possibilities of thought and action.
Imagery is a relaxation technique that purposely guides thoughts and beliefs to achieve a desired outcome.
Guided Imagery has been clinically proven to help manage stress, anger, pain, sleep disorders, preparation for surgery, pregnancy and more.
Imagery works so well because the thoughts and beliefs that we visualize in our mind are just as powerful whether they are real or imagined.
When the mind and body are deeply relaxed, almost in a dream-like state, the subconscious mind is more receptive to intuition, learning, healing, creativity and performance. In addition, the more senses used when visualizing (sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste), the more successful Guided Imagery will be. Most importantly, the more emotion, desire, passion and belief put into imagery, the faster and more effective the results will be.
A sub personality is, in transpersonal psychology, a personality mode that kicks in (appears on a temporary basis) to allow a person to cope with certain types of psychosocial situations. It may include thoughts, feelings, actions, physiology, and other elements of human behavior to self-present a particular mode that works to negate particular psychosocial situations. The average person has about a dozen sub personalities.
A Sub personality is different from a Multiple personality disorder in that sub personalities are merely personas or pieces of a whole, whereas the latter is characterized by (at least) two separate and distinct personalities who have their own patterns of interacting with the environment. Sub personalities are able to perceive consciousness as something separate from them.
American transpersonal psychologist Ken Wilber identifies sub personality as “functional self-presentations that navigate particular psychosocial situations.” For example, if a harsh critic responds with judgmental thoughts, anger, superiority, critical words, punitive action, and/or tense physiology when confronted with her own and/or others’ fallibility that is a sub personality of the harsh critic kicking in to cope with the confrontation situation.
Family Sculpting is an active, non-verbal therapeutic technique, conceived by David Kantor and developed at the Boston Family Institute.
Sculpting is a form of intervention, a therapeutic game based on a confrontation of the pseudo-static and dynamic forms of attitudes and behaviour. The members of a family are represented and physically modeled during the sessions in positions symbolizing the mode of relations between them, as perceived by one or more members of the family.
Owing to this sculpting process, past events and attitudes, as these affect the present, may be perceived and tested out. Family sculpting inevitably gives rise to new meanings and a new picture of family relations, such as could not be produced by mere verbal expression (Kantor and Duhl, 1973).
It is a form of therapeutic art within which each family member arranges the other members in a sculpture which physically symbolizes their interpersonal relations. Each person creates a portrait by placing the members together in terms of posture and spatial relations which represent action and feeling.
Energy work is a form of alternative medicine based on the understanding that the body is filled with and surrounded by energy fields which can be manipulated. Working with these energy fields, can promote harmony and balance for those addressing specific medical conditions in addition to easing emotional distress.
The health of the human body and mind rely on stability in the energy fields around the body. If the energy is blocked or disturbed, it may result in physiological or emotional unease. Energy Work attempts to feel energy and manipulate it, eliminate blockages, undo knots, and address areas where the energy appears to be flowing counter intuitively.
There are different forms of Energy Work, some are quite ancient. Traditional Chinese Medicine, for example, is based on the concept of ‘qi’ or ‘life-force’, which works on balancing ‘qi’ in the body with techniques like Acupuncture and Chinese herbs. More modern forms of energy work involve ‘visualizing’ the energy field around the body (aura) and working with this field without actually touching the person, namely Reiki.
Energy work can also be combined with body-work, hands-on techniques which are designed to address specific physical problems. For example, Acupressure involves the manipulation of specific pressure points on the body to free the flow of energy, and cranio-sacral therapy involves manipulation of the skull and spine to address energetic imbalances.
There are a range of philosophies and styles applicable to Energy Work. Some practitioners have a more empirical approach to their work, using scientific methods to explore the flow of energy in their clients, while others prefer a more holistic approach.
The Tradition of Reiki originated in Japan almost one hundred years ago. Today Reiki is a highly effective healing technique used around the world. It involves “laying on hands” and is rooted in the belief that we have an energetic life-force flowing through us that keeps us alive. Reiki helps to reduce stress, promote healing and ignite an overall sense of well-being and happiness. Reiki is completely safe and gentle.
A Reiki session feels like warm, gentle sunshine, which flows through you, surrounds you and brings comfort. Reiki treats the person’s body, emotions, mind and spirit as a whole. Reiki is powerful, yet gentle and nurturing. During a treatment, the recipient remains fully clothed. Reiki supports any medical, or supplemental healing methods a client may be using.
How Reiki Works:
Our physical body is alive because of the ‘life force energy’ that is flowing through it. If our life force is low or blocked, we are more likely to become ill, but if it is high and free flowing, we more easily maintain health and a feeling of well-being. One thing that disrupts and weakens the flow of life force energy is stress. Stress is often caused by conflicting thoughts and feelings that become lodged in one’s subtle energy system. These include fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, etc. Medical research has determined that continual stress can block the body’s natural ability to repair, regenerate and protect itself. Reiki is a system of subtle, vibration healing that has no medical contraindications. It requires no diagnosis because the recipient draws in the healing vibration through the Reiki practitioner.
What to Expect After a Reiki Session?
After a Reiki session allow yourself time to come fully back into your awareness. You may feel very relaxed. Sit for a few minutes and drink some water. Most people feel an immediate improvement in their level of pain. Energy and awareness increase daily and a feeling of overall well-being may be noticed.
Some of the benefits of Reiki include:
- Speeding up the healing process
- Detoxifying the body
- Reducing side effects associated with chemotherapy and radiation treatment
- Increasing energy and stamina
- Improving circulation
- Balancing the chakras and energy
- Creates deep relaxation
- Relaxing the mind and body to relieve stress
- Relief from physical pain, muscle spasms, cramps and headaches
- Treating sleep issues
- Reduces blood pressure
- Supports the immue system
- Eliminating indigestion
- Aids spiritual growth and emotional clearing
- Can be combined with all other healing modalities – traditional and alternative medicine
- Reiki even helps in the operating room
Reiki naturally compliments any therapy or medical treatment.
Please Note: This technique is not offered as a substitute for medical treatment.
Group dynamics is the study of groups, and also a general term for group processes. Relevant to the fields of psychology, sociology, and communication studies, a group is two or more individuals who are connected to each other by social relationships. Because they interact and influence each other, groups develop a number of dynamic processes that separate them from a random collection of individuals. These processes include norms, roles, relations, development, need to belong, social influence, and effects on behavior.
“Group process” refers to the understanding of the behavior of people in groups, such as task groups, that are trying to solve a problem or make a decision. An expert in group process can assist a group: in accomplishing its objective by diagnosing how well the group is functioning as a problem-solving or decision-making entity; intervening to alter the group’s operating behavior and facilitating personal growth through group dynamics.
Dream Work differs from classical dream interpretation in that the aim of ‘dream work’ is to explore the various images and emotions that a dream presents and evokes, while not attempting to come up with a single, unique dream meaning. In this way the dream remains “alive” whereas if it is assigned a specific meaning, it is finished (processed). Dreams may have a variety of meanings, depending on the levels (e.g. subjective, objective) that are being explored.
One tenet of ‘dream work’ is that each person has his or her own dream “language”. Any given place, person, object or symbol can differ in its meaning from one person to another and also from time to time in the person’s life situation.
When doing ‘dream work’ it is best to wait until all the questions are asked and answered before any suggestions are offered about what the dream might mean. A person is not obliged to agree with what is said and may use their own judgment in deciding which comments appear valid or provide insight. Appreciation of the validity or insightfulness of a comment from a ‘dream work’ session can come later, sometimes days after the end of the session.
Body Spiritual Psychotherapy
The Role of the Body in Psychotherapy
From the very beginning of our lives we mold and shape ourselves around our experiences. When loved, held and supported we typically grow into the world with a good sense of self, hold healthy beliefs and attitudes about the world and people. If, on the other hand, we grew up in an environment of fear and tension, our sense of self and our world views may end up being unhealthy. We may doubt our ability to be loved and mistrust people around us. We may shy away from intimacy and strongly protect our vulnerabilities.
Our psyches shape themselves through the development of beliefs and coping mechanisms to make sense of the world and keep us safe. Our bodies also shape themselves to best fit the life we’ve come to know and expect. An adult who was hit or yelled at as a child may display an almost permanently startled state, he may be only be able to breathe shallow or have tense or hardened neck muscles and be unable to relax. Shaming messages received from a parent may manifest later in life by way of a collapsed posture or an averted gaze. Defiance and anger may be the source of a rigid back or stiffened hips.
Body-centered approaches to psychotherapy seek to access our stories and life experiences, and their effects on our emotional and physical health, by bringing focus to the present and in-the-moment relationship we have with our bodies. It brings awareness to posture, gesture, breath and general movement of the body. As these are explored and brought to conscious awareness a vast new pool of information is made available and the healing process can be greatly enhanced. It incorporates body consciousness, focuses on the in-the-moment internal experiences of the person, and seeks to bridge the mind-body gap.
BioGeometry was founded by Egyptian Architect and Scientist Dr. Ibrahim Karim after over 30 years of research. Dr. Karim’s breakthrough research identified a unique energy effect found in the energetic centers of all living systems. The natural function of this energy effect is to provide balance to the different energy-qualities within any living system. This one centering energy effect is detected through three specific energy-qualities that it manifests, and has been termed BG3.
This BG3 energy-quality is responsible for maintaining the energy structures of all living systems, including the balance of the different energy-qualities involved. BioGeometry uses proprietary shapes, which interact with the peripheral energy fields of the body, to amplify the presence of this highly beneficial BG3 energy-quality, as well as to harmonize energy interactions with the environment.
BioGeometry is based on a growing body of scientific research and is an applied science by virtue of its successful applicability in numerous fields. BioGeometry energy-quality balancing solutions are being applied to architecture, telecom networks, industrial design, boats and airplanes to transmute the effects of environmental energy disturbances from sources such as electro-magnetic radiation, structural design, and cosmic and earth-energy radiation. It is also applied in agriculture, poultry, fish, and livestock farming to increase productivity and quality.