HYPNOTISTS CAN’T SAY THEY CAN HEAL,
BUT WE CAN SAY WE REMOVE THE BLOCKS TO HEALING.
Dr. Nathaniel Branden in his 1972 book The Disowned Self states:
“A person is mentally healthy to the extent that the functioning of his consciousness is unimpeded by blocks; he is mentally unhealthy to the extent that blocks obstructed the functioning of his consciousness.”
He believes, as do I that most cases of mental illness can be traced back to low self-esteem and the repression or denial of the feeling states.
Over time this blocked energy manifests in depression and then we ask doctors to prescribe medication, and perhaps that helps and we feel better but the source of the depression is often not addressed. And so we may feel a little better but our lives may still not be headed in the direction we truly want. Even on medication, some of our behaviors that are counter productive as well as our self-defeating thoughts are still present. And now there is the addition of the side effects of the prescribed medication.
WHAT ARE EMOTIONS?
Dr. Branden’s description
Emotions are psychosomatic embodiments of value judgments: an integration of ideas, beliefs and experiences.
One of the goals of my hypnosis sessions is to create an environment wherein the client can examine painful or undesired feelings without self-pity and self-condemnation in order to facilitate the process of removing the block. Often this involves regression to a childhood event and a new view of themselves and the behavior from a child’s perspective and from their adult perspective. Most clients are surprised that the feelings and auto responses they have as an adult were learned in childhood around a particular emotional event. They say after the session, “so that is why I acted like a frightened five year old the other night.” And I respond, “well you don’t have to worry about doing that again.” When the client is allowed to experience the original emotion from the adult perspective, they release the feeling, re-frame it, and view themselves in the future with a new productive behavior in place.
If you have been recently prescribed medication for depression, ask your doctor about hypnosis as an adjunct therapy.
Valerie Grimes, certified clinical hypnotist has two locations in Dallas and has been in private practice since 2001. She assist clients in removing the counter productive habits and self defeating beliefs that get in the way of success in one’s personal and professional lives. She can be reached at 972-974-2094.
HYPNOTISTS CAN’T SAY THEY CAN HEAL, BUT WE CAN SAY WE REMOVE THE BLOCKS TO HEALING.