New brain hypnosis connection

A study “from the University of Turku, Finland, found that during hypnosis the brain shifted to a state where individual brain regions acted more independently of each other.…The finding shows that the brain may function quite differently during hypnosis when compared to a normal waking state. This is interesting because the extent to which hypnosis modifies neural processing has been hotly debated in the field.”

This is not news to hypnotists. It is just that disconnection that is the state that allows the hypnotist to “speak” to the subconscious mind. It is a state that we encourage in what is formally known as an induction, the moving from a conscious mind dominance, to a subconscious dominance, one that allows the conscious mind to “sleep”. The deep sleep state is mostly the same as a deep trance state. Brainwaves prove this definitively.

“In a normal waking state, different brain regions share information with each other, but during hypnosis this process is kind of fractured and the various brain regions are no longer similarly synchronised,” describes researcher Henry Railo from the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Turku

I think the use of synchronised would be better replaced with dominant resonance. It is our vibration, our frequencies, that produce a dominant resonance indicated in the change from sleep to waking, from waking to sleep, and from waking to hypnotic. In deep sleep and in deep trance our conscious mind is at rest, a delta brainwave state, leaving our subconscious mind present. Much of the work that takes place in a trance occurs in a Theta brainwave state. This is one “level” higher than Delta. In either case there is access to the subconscious mind. The subconscious is a literal, powerful, and malleable mind. It is this mind where new forms of habitual thinking may be nurtured and brought into being.

It seems likely now that science will confirm what hypnotists and many others have long known — Mind is the builder and there are levels or varieties of mind.

“If only”

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” —Louise L. Hay

Sometime ago I thought I had discovered something very original. I titled my theory “I’ll be happy when”. The central idea of the theory is a pervasive behavior/state of mind that I observed in my marriage partner at the time. I was so pleased and at the same time discouraged by this “discovery”. As I looked outward from my marriage partner I came to see that this kind of thinking was everywhere with most people.

I thought I would write about this because I received an email this morning from Gay Hendricks at heartsintrueharmony.com talking about the “real cause of our unhappiness”. That cause he explained as ‘if only”. ‘”IF ONLY” has us looking for answers outside ourselves, forever trying to change how others behave in order to feel better about our own lives.’ I would add to this phrase “I’ll be happy when” I have this or that ad infinitum. This or that can be almost anything; a new house, a new car, more money, new furnishings and on and on it goes.

Hendricks says the root of this problem lies in a fundamental lack of love for ourselves and the solution is in a program they market. The program is designed to help people become more present, release regret and guilt, freedom from others critical opinions, and lessening fears.

My opinion on this “if only” subject is in agreement with the lack of self love analysis. There are many aspects to this self love conundrum. Yes being present is one, so is gratitude, so is forgiveness of self and others. We cannot change others so sometimes there is no recourse but to begin a process of self loving, to let go of the relationships with others who adhere to the I’ll be happy when consciousness. This is especially true when you are blamed for the changes they want not happening for them.

It is important to note that a co-existing component with this consciousness is usually a victim mentality that verges on sociopathic because it is never that persons fault. Such people blame, criticize, everything and everyone and rarely see their part in things that happen to them. If you have such relationships in your life, work on yourself first, don’t blame the other person, set boundaries. Boundaries are lines in the sand that apply to behaviors that you will not allow, will not tolerate in your life. Yes, your life may change. It will change for the better.

All relationships are there for us to learn. Learn to be loving, kind, compassionate, supportive, trusting, giving, caring, and most relationships in this material world exist for a limited time. I feel blessed to have been with my wife for such a long time. A long time was helpful. It gave us both time to learn a great many things. I am grateful.

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” —Carl Gustav Jung

Past Life Regressions

A COYOTE IN MY YARD LAST YEAR

Since I “re-opened” I have had several past life regressions. These have been quite interesting as the parallels between the remembered lives and a problem in their current life has been very apparent. I have heard from them that the information was helpful in understanding how the two connect and how that can explain feelings, memories, and experiences in their lives today.

Life goes through change after change and I have had many changes in the last year. One such change is the ability to see people again and my wonderful new office.

The Three Things

Marisa Peer is a peer; that is, she is a hypnotherapist also. She has this lovely video talking about the three things necessary for a good relationship. Here is a link to her video.

If you prefer to just know the three things here they are:
1) Sexual chemistry
2) Best friend chemistry
3) Deep admiration and respect for the other person

There you have it. The video is worth watching.

The State of Olympic Hypnotherapy

I have seen very few clients this year. The scamdemic brought my practice to a sudden halt where it remains — in limbo.

There is much going on in the world and many are going to surprised and caught unaware in the coming days, months, and years. There are forces competing for control of the human race. Some of those forces are very negative and some are very positive.

It certainly looks like I will be waiting for the truth to come out about the “pandemic” and a return to some sort of sane environment before returning to setting up a new office and seeing clients.

Learn the difference between a true case and what the media is telling you is a case. A true case is one where the person has symptoms and a cause of those symptoms can be isolated. The “cases” in the media are the result of a test that does not test for the virus but rather tests for fragments of DNA that anyone can have from a past flu or cold. Do you know that so far the CDC has not isolated a virus?

There is a war on human beings, a war for their very souls. Do not take the vaccine it will seriously harm you. It is designed to harm you, to cut you off from emotions, from your deeper mind and soul. You will not be able to reverse the affects of the vaccine.

No Fight, No Loser

Oh what I might have become. I often wonder who I would be today if I had taken another turn on the road of life. There was a time in my past when I was a student of T T Liang. What if I had dedicated myself fully to learning everything I could learn from him. If I had done so, if he had been my teacher, certainly life would be different. I can only imagine to the extent that I can hold a vision of infinite choices I would have made from that point.

He taught me No Fight, No Loser that cooperation is essential. I have quite a ways to go before I would ever consider myself a model of cooperation. Especially if we factor in not only actions but thoughts.

We are in a time of great change, great strife, great division, and great manipulation by various forces bent on their vision of the future. I feel the best we can do is listen to others and find whatever common ground we can. If we don’t, we increase the probability of a descent into madness.

It is helpful to remember and consider that anger is most often a mask covering a core feeling of fear. Its not easy being calm amid the chaos.

People wonder what party I belong to and I could say that mine is the Golden Party. And there is only one rule for this party and that is the Golden Rule. I wish you peace.

One Year

It is amazing to me just how much change can come in one short year. A year ago seems like lifetimes ago. So much water under the bridge as some say.

In one year we sold our last house at Regal Park, we went on a short vacation and I had a “heart attack” and was hospitalized and two stents put in, (two days in the hospital and more than $100,000 in costs) we traveled to Taos New Mexico, we bought a new house, we visited my family in Minnesota, we packed up and moved, put many many hours getting things the way they should be at the new house, saw two clients at my home office for a while, and then came the “virus”.

So, I am staying home tending my garden and observing the world go by.

Rick

PS I need a haircut! LOL

I’ve been out and about

I’ve been out and about; Home Depot, Lowes, Costco, the Coop, Trader Joes, Safeway, Hagen and gas stations. Generally people are showing the results of fear and stress. It’s sad. Of all the places I go, I mostly liked Lowes and Costco. Home Depot has lines and Lowes you can just walk into.

I have been researching the current virus problem and I can tell you there’s a hidden agenda to use this minor problem to take more of our liberties away. To do so there will be great suffering economically and psychologically.

Being in fear creates causes more disease. I have friends in great fear — scared to death. I don’t want them “angry” with me so I don’t interfere. The only people I challenge to consider other data are family and others that I know will still be my friend if I do present other data.

If you notice others being angry it is important to remember that anger masks fear. Send me an email if you are looking for non-propagada information.

100%

I recently watched a video and it was very timely. Sometimes we know something but it is compartmentalized. For example, when I work with people with addictions, I emphasize the importance of choosing to commit completely to stopping. One hundred percent commitment is what is essential to success.

So, wouldn’t one hundred percent commitment be important for success in all things? Of course. Here is a link to a Ted Talk that I really like.

Thoughts about Choices

My Garden

I have not posted in quite some time and I think it is time to do so. Many things change in the world and many things remain the same.

I have seen two cigarette smokers recently and its been generally unsatisfying. As medicine says to knowingly do no harm, I say respect each person’s free will. Smokers often do not want to stop smoking but due to illness and family pressures they want a therapist to make them stop. This is an interesting position for me as a hypnotherapist as it requires me to stay within the bounds of my beliefs that include helping them to understand they must want to stop if there is to be effective help given. I also only use hypnosis in the context of helping someone get results they really want.

Both smokers had very bad health due to cigarettes and both didn’t really want to stop. Their appointments had been created by family members. I bent my personal rule to see them for only one appointment to begin and I doubt either will return in spite of life threatening disease. And, it is their body to do with what they wish and I respect that.

The right and the gift of choice is a very big thing for all of us. We do create our reality on many levels and its just an experience from which we may gain wisdom. I was a smoker and I got the experience and fortunately for me I am still choosing better health.

Everyone has addictions. I have a very intuitive friend, Echo Bodine, and she wrote in her book Echos of The Soul: “Addictions on the soul’s level, can be seen as an ongoing part of the battle between the physical realm and the spiritual realm to determine which is ultimately in power.” I like that!