Hypnotherapy, An Alternative Path to Health and Happiness

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Chapter 1     Dump the Myths

Quack like a duck?     3:37

When a potential client asks “Will you make me quack like a duck?”, I reply “Only if that’s what you want; and it will cost you extra.” 

What is hypnosis?     3:31

Hypnosis is a natural state of consciousness.


Chapter 2     Hypnosis Primer

Natural, Relaxing, and Healthy     9:04

Hypnosis primer: Natural, relaxing, and healthy   /   Open to suggestion   /   Control   /   Consent, not ability   /   Heightened Acuity   /   Time   /   Split time/space   /   Abreaction   /   Mind knows, brain shows


Chapter 3     Hypnosis and consciousness

Mind, Brain, or Consciousness?     10:12

Consciousness is not limited to awake and asleep; it extends a full continuum from cosmic consciousness to coma.

Trance is Natural     11:18

Stop thinking / Everyday trance / Road trance / Movie trance / Book trance / Advertisement trance / Subconscious notebook


Chapter 4     Applications for hypnosis

Hypnosis in Action     16:49

Stage hypnosis, self-hypnosis and hypnotherapy each serve unique purposes.

Hypnotherapy vs self-hypnosis     4:06

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. It is always a choice you make for yourself. Therefore, it is best to choose whatever altered state of consciousness serves your immediate needs.

 


Chapter 5     Path to health and happiness

Health vs Suffering     4:03

An emotional investment in suffering makes physiological pain worse. In other words, if you expect to suffer, at a subconscious level, you will.

Mental Expectation     5:56

The anticipation of pain makes suffering worse. Even if the pain is not real.

Positive Mental Expectation     5:05

Worry directs energy to unlikely ‘problems’, whereas hope finds positive aspects within such ‘problems’. In other words, you greatly reduce the incidence of ‘problems’ simply by setting a higher bar for what qualifies as a ‘problem’. Otherwise, it’s all good.

Choose not to choose is a choice     3:45

The hypnotherapist cannot just implant new behaviors. You have to choose to accept them. And if you don’t…that’s a choice as well.

Coping     2:15

The amount of suffering that accompanies pain is variable based on expectations.

Genesis of Suffering     7:03

The amount of suffering is directly related to either self-love or fear. Unexpressed (hidden) fear can have potentially devastating consequences beyond the immediate pain. 


Chapter 6     Energy of Fear

Fundamental Fears     2:19

As humans we need food, shelter, love and safety to strive toward self-actualization. Even the perceived lack of any of these contributes to an underlying sense of fear. 

Degrees of Fear     5:03

Fear is cumulative. The more you experience, the worse the consequences for your overall health and well-being.


Chapter 7     Choose to heal

Be Exceptional     4:46

‘Exceptional’ is the term physicians use to refer to patients who survive a dire diagnosis. It is not that they ignore the diagnosis. Rather, they make a choice to thrive and survive rather than give in to suffering and death.

I am good enough     2:22

Migrating into the concept of ‘good enough’, because many people stay in painful situations believing they deserve no better. 

Time to change     4:22

Desiring to change is not enough. You need to be fully committed to change. And only then is the time right.

Give up a blessing to receive a blessing     2:49

The Chinese tradition of lai see, or red envelope, is an exercise in gratitude, exchanging a blessing for a blessing.

White pill effect     2:03

Modern allopathic medicine operates under the assumption you write a check, get a prescription, take a pill, problem solved. It passes responsibility for healing from the individual to a physician. 


Chapter 8     Hypnotherapy is health care

Health care or Medical care?     6:55

Modern medicine is too often placed on a pedestal of omnipotence. But most of medical science is based on statistical probabilities, as opposed to assertive fact. There is much you can do yourself to ensure good health that is not acknowledged in the medical model. 

More health care, please     8:41

There is a risk in ceding complete control of one’s personal health to modern medicine. Much of dis-ease resists specific diagnoses; and there is much one can do to prevent the development of dis-ease; whether physical, mental or spiritual. 


Chapter 9     Alternative path to health

Alternative or Complementary medicine?     4:07

In general hypnotherapy accompanies modern medicine and is in no way a replacement. That is, unless traditional medicine has failed to identify an effective solution to an issue, in which case hypnotherapy is sought as an alternative. 

Trust takes courage     3:14

 

Healing to be Whole     2:04

Medical doctors tend to view the human body as a mechanic views an automobile; a mechanical device to be repaired. A holistic approach integrates mind, body and spirit to heal the whole person.