Does it really work?
Age Regression is one of the most powerful tools available to the Hypnotherapist. But lately, it has come under fire for creating false memories. The truth of the matter is that it does work, but the Hypnotherapist must be very careful when directing the regression.
Many therapies involving hypnosis utilize the mind’s ability to imagine and visualize. And this ability can be very useful when treating someone for overeating, or helping them achieve athletic and career goals. But combining age regression and visualization must be done very carefully.
The subconscious mind retains every bit of information that it receives. If someone is having trouble retrieving a memory, the Hypnotherapist may suggest that they visualize something that will help them retrieve it. If the suggestion is not carefully worded the mind may confuse the image with the memory. For this reasons it is very important the Hypnotherapist employs the proper technique of Non-Directive Hypnotherapy.
A good example is the case with Cathy (name has been changed). She recently came to a Hypnotherapist to discuss personal development, which, she did not understand. As far back as she could remember, she had always felt sadness when visitors left her home; but the situation was becoming increasingly troublesome. The emotional upsets were no longer limited to loved ones, but happened whenever anyone went to the door. The feelings were growing stronger, and now also resulted in tears and severe crying spells bordering on hysteria. The situation seemed to be out of control and she felt it demanded attention. A friend suggested hypnosis.
After interviewing her, the Hypnotherapist concluded that some event in her childhood had resulted in a psychological imprint. This imprint had either been forgotten, or had not been consciously recognized as the cause.
The Hypnotherapist instructed her to go back to the time and place where she first remembered the problem happening. The Hypnotherapist suggested that she view the event as if it was a television show and to describe what she saw.
Cathy explained that she was three years old, sitting on the stairs in her home, looking down into the living room. Her father had just died and was lying in the living room. She was called down and told to kiss her father good-bye, which she did.
The well-meaning family member wanted to avoid a situation where a child, not understanding what death was, wouldn’t constantly be expecting her father to return. It was explained that when her father was taken through the door, he would be gone forever and would never return.
Without realizing what had been done, this person created an association between death and doors that remained locked in Cathy’s subconscious. To her three year old mind, there was no understanding. She had only an authoritative statement that going out the door would lead to something terrible.
As with most cases of this sort, understanding the cause was enough to solve the problem. While psychoanalysis might have required years to discover the cause of the problem, a Hypnotherapist employing Non-Directive Hypnotherapy therapy revealed it in less time.
Hypnoanalysis working in conjunction with psychoanalysis can speed the healing process.
What your mind causes, your mind can cure. Wellness begins in your mind. Every problem has a cause, and when you eliminate the cause from the subconscious mind, the problem will disappear
What you believe you can do, you will do. You can change your life through the power of your mind.