Curriculum

Training hypnotherapists and other medical/mental health professionals how to deal with PTSD from Emotional Trauma

50 GBP/USD/Euros for the ENTIRE 6-week course

Seminar 1 

What is PTSDIntroduction

  • From anxiety and depression to paralysis and seizures. It is physical AND psychological. 
  • Three types of symptoms: Fight, Flight and Freeze response creates different PTSD symptoms. 
  • Military, police, first responder and civilian PTSD is the same – those categories just create more triggers of the root cause, but no difference in the intensity of the symptoms.

The extent of symptoms 

  • Insomnia, night terrors, nightmares, sleep paralysis, phobias. 
  • Anxiety, depression, hyper-vigilance, withdrawal, anger, irritation.
  • Flashbacks, intrusive memories,  dissociation, no concentration.
  • Pain, seizure, paralysis, inability to rationalize, inability to read. 
  • Cognitive dysfunction, suicidal ideation.
  • Guilt, moral injury, risk taking, shame. 
  • Alcohol, drug, substance abuse. 
  • Exhaustion (beach ball analogy). 

Of particular Note: 

  • Self-Protection
  • Dissociation
  • Self-Sabotage – Self-harm (attention not destruction)
  • Anti-depressants and PTSD 
  • The serotonin melatonin vicious circle. 

Emotional Trauma is the cause! 

  • Initial Sensitising Event (ISE) often before age 5, but not always (helpless analogy – no resources). Controversial!
  • Person dissociated from trauma creates a habit of dissociation and an ego part! (more on ego parts below).  
  • Repressed memory: why the body remembers and the mind doesn’t, creating lack of context. 
  • Emotions deemed dangerous, so suppressed (collapse of the self). 
  • Pattern in emotional trauma (self-esteem; neglect; rejection; humiliation etc) 

Predisposition to PTSD

  • John Watkins: WW2 military psychiatrist. A casebook.
  • Mind – Body connection: Gut microbiome (peer-reviewed studies since 2016 ) (Panic attack prolonging). 
  • PTSD as physics (walnut analogy).  

Family PTSD

  • One has it, everyone suffers.
  • ADHD, Aspergers, Anorexia, OCD, Anxiety in partners and children.
  • Intergenerational PTSD. 
  • PTSD sufferer problems with relationships: they require emotion (wives, husbands, children, pets) 
  • Marriage distracts from the ego part. Previous memory of familial situation. 
  • Childbirth; post-natal depression. Refusing to let a mother bond with a rival.  

The difference between CPTSD and PTSD 

  • Sustained emotional trauma 
  • Why not EMDR for CPTSD? (NHS ruling). 

PTSD Protocol 

  • Basics of clinical hypnotherapy: find the root cause of emotional trauma and defuse it!
  • Six-part protocol: no need to individually tailor, online delivery fine.
  • John Watkins techniques. 
  • Used for Somme, Vietnam, now by VA in the US
  • Tackles the worst cases of PTSD. No need for any exclusions (more on exclusions below).  
  • Cannabis and psychedelics combination (more in future sessions). 

The Protocol Break Down 

  • Session 1 – Negativity Clearing 
  • Session 2 – Ego Parts 
  • Session 3 – Forgiveness/Acceptance of Others 
  • Session 4 – Age Regression/Timeline/Rewind  
  • Session 5 – Forgiveness/Acceptance of Self 
  • Session 6 – Ego boost/reinforcement/strengthening

States of hypnosis (for the non hypnotherapists)

  • Beta        Wide awake: 14-50 hz on an EEG. 
  • Alpha      Suggestible mind. 7.5 – 14hz on an EEG.  
  • Theta       Loss of feeling in the body.  4 to 7.5 hz on an EEG. 
  • Delta       Somnambulistic state. May appear asleep.  0.5 – 4 hz. 
  • Esdaile    Coma state. 

Method of Treatment 

  • Always somnambulistic. 
  • Lying down, not sitting up. 
  • Non-verbal (disturbs trance; confidence of non-disclosure of secrets).  
  • The mind knows what the problem is; the hypnotherapist doesn’t need to. 
  • Sleeping and snoring is fine. 
  • Ideomotor responses – fine, but unnecessary and may cause confusion.
  • Centering, double inductions, triple deepeners. 
  • Psychotics and Schizophrenics.
  • Suicidal and homicidal ideation.  

My Findings

  • Full Cure is possible. 
  • The need to find the root cause is essential, otherwise symptoms will return/continue (fairy light analogy). 
  • When the body is reacting to something without context it is almost always a repressed memory.
  • Within 6 sessions the root cause is generally made known, and reconciled, but it can be less. 
  • The root cause is often NOT the most serious trauma they have experienced, and generally not one they remember. 
  • The client knows when they have found it, even if it doesn’t seem serious enough to the hypnotherapist. 
  • Sometimes the client knows they have found it, but they don’t know what they found. They have no memory but all symptoms are gone and they have the feeling it is over. 
  • The client ALWAYS says what the issue is in the first session – word-for-word note taking is essential. 
  • All symptoms are clues, but intrusive memories and flashbacks are literally waving flags. 
  • Look for patterns in life events – learned autonomic reactions to stressors.
  • Juvenile reactions indicate pre-age 5 root cause. 
  • Infant separation/neglect creates a predisposition for PTSD. 
  • Childhood asthma creates a predisposition to PTSD (primeval fear of survival). 
  • Loss of father for girl, and loss of mother for boy, creates a predisposition for PTSD. 
  • Early boarding school creates a predisposition for PTSD. 
  • Low testosterone is an indication of extreme stress/adrenal shutdown.
  • Physical symptoms of PTSD are literal (high-blood pressure, shoulder pain analogy- gall bladder). 

Using Direct Suggestion with PTSD 

  • In the safe place.  
  • In the last 5 minutes of the session 
  • I don’t believe it works on its own for PTSD 
  • One issue at a time.  

Exclusions 

  • There aren’t any! 
  • Hypnosis can be done with someone abusing alcohol, drugs, experiencing extreme anger and having suicidal thoughts.
  • No need to stop any medications. 
  • Cannabis takes you to the same place as hypnosis. Potentially so do psychedelics (1960s studies).  
  • You can use virtual cocaine/hypnosis during treatment (more in a future session). 

How to help when you can’t change the situation

  • Reframe victim mentality. 
  • Inure. 
  • Showing the benefit of what they do.

Drawing Conclusions 

  • The hypnotherapist cannot draw conclusions for the client. They must realize it themselves.  
  • I have been 99.9 per cent wrong after session 1.
  • Clients are sensitive to CBT reframing. 

Mass healing 

My scripts for the first session in the PTSD protocol 

  • Centre through breathing
  • Blackboard visualisation
  • 7 plus or minus 2 Induction 
  • Body Scan Induction 
  • Stairs Deepener (Deepener 1) 
  • Safe Place (with or without direct suggestion)
  • Deepeners – Cloud/Elevator/Countdown/Elman count back 
  • Negativity Clearing – beach/airline/fork in the road 
  • Direct Suggestion and Post Hypnotic Instruction 
  • Count up/exit 

Negativity clearing recording by The Beat Retreat for you to sample: 

Seminar 2

Exploration of Ego parts

The Therapeutic PTSD formula 

Symptoms as language – coded symbols, hidden meanings 

PTSD as a moral injury

Using a generic PTSD hypnotherapy protocol to heal PTSD

Ego Parts In Detail

  • The body creates alter egos to absorb pain and upset as a protection mechanism. 
  • The formation of the alter ego(s) is the cause of dissociation. The self is moved aside during traumatic situations. 
  • If dissociation is established as a defense mechanism as a young child it will become the standard reaction when older. The self will observe from outside the body. (Spiegel Vietnam analogy). 
  • Ego parts can take over the operation of the body during events of high stress or during mental health crises (blackout analogy). Communication in this state is key! 
  • Ego parts can present as bi-polar disorder; borderline personality disorder; schizophrenia. 
  • Clients generally know when an ego part is active. 
  • Ego parts are agenda driven analogies: back pain, tinnitus, paralysis, slurring and arm numbness, shaking hands, agoraphobia, closed fist). 
  • Ego parts may try to drive partners away.
  • Ego parts create a conflict ridge in the brain. 
  • The ego part will win if not defused.
  • Note language used in therapy: if they suddenly say something which is out of place in the conversation, it may be a sign the ego part is engaging in the conversation. 
  • The ego part is listening to every conversation so you must always realise you are speaking to both (more next session). 

Client Buy-In

  • It will get uncomfortable (ex-girlfriend analogy; uncontrollable crying analogy; failure analogy). 
  • It won’t work if there is Secondary Gain.
  • It won’t fundamentally change their personality (CBT fears analogy). 
  • It is a fast fix, but it is not a magic pill.

Mass Healing

  • This therapy is ideal for mass healing in group settings. 
  • It does not need to be individually tailored. 
  • Each mind knows what is wrong and heals itself.
  • The energy of a mass healing can actually help the individual. 

Hypnotherapy Demonstration – Ego Part Therapy

Session 3 

Forgiveness/Acceptance of Others

The PTSD sufferer is a vicious cycle of terror, rage and immobility. 

– Waking the Tiger, Peter Levine

Medical Diagnoses 

  • Intermittent explosive disorder (IED!!!!) – violent or aggressive behavior, intense anger. React grossly out of proportion to the situation.
  • ODD – Oppositional Defiance Disorder, 
  • DMDD -Disruptive Mood Disregulation Disorder… DSM-V diagnoses. 
  • General advice to sufferers from doctors and psychologists? Learn to control it, and don’t drink alcohol! 
  • ‘Angrophobia’: fear of intense anger related to a traumatic past event. Peter Levine ‘Waking the Tiger’: ‘the impulse towards intense aggression is so frightening, that the traumatized person will often turn it inward on themselves, rather than allowing outward aggression, especially if it is a desire to kill someone. It can lead to them feeling like they want to kill themselves instead. Especially if they feel guilty, such as being unable to protect their mother from an abusive father.’ 
  • “Borderline rage” – Anger that is intense, uncontrolled or inappropriate. Psychiatrists often claim BPD sufferers are psychopaths! But are they?

The stigma of anger

  • Anger is seen as a failing and not a symptom. 
  • Residential mental health courses bar people suffering from extreme anger.

Anger and the Ego Part

  • Anger as ‘strength’ and ‘cover’.
  • Anger and trauma
  • Psychogenic blackout – “rage blackout”—defined as extreme, almost primitive anger, followed by unconsciousness. 
  • Angry ego parts in children
  • Direct suggestion and intense anger. 

Anger as a fight reaction

Anger, irritation, frustration – ask the client what they felt they could fight back against? Or what did they WANT to fight back against, but couldn’t?

Anger dangerous to overall health 

  • Stress hormone release – adrenalin/noradrenalin. High levels impair memory!
  • Diminish testosterone production in a man – low testosterone and impotence. 
  • Too much cortisol in the body can cause an imbalance in blood sugar; it can suppress thyroid function, and decrease bone density. (Boerma, C. (2007). Physiology of anger. Retrieved from http://healthmad.com/mental-health/physiology-of-anger/)
  • Rapid aging caused by the wear and tear of stress hormones. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34747582/
  • Anger and neurological damage. In a study at the University of Pennsylvania, of 286 psychiatric patients with anger/rage, 94% had some form of “brain damage. Traumatic Brain Injury diagnoses – which came first? The chicken or the egg? 
  • In the two hours after an episode of anger, the person’s risk of heart attack is increased five fold (4.74 times to be exact).
  • In the two hours after an episode of anger of stroke is increased more than three fold (3.62 times). 
  • Anger is exhausting. It consumes mental energy and leads to fatigue and a weakened immune system. 
  • Anger and cancer: In various studies, anger and suppression of anger is seen to cause cancer. 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0022399975900628

https://www.lifehack.org/450385/cancer-is-linked-to-unexpressed-anger-studies-say-and-here-are-ways-to-deal-with-it)

Physical signs of anger

  • Pain (demonstrate the effects of tension)
  • Anxiety and dizziness (imploded anger.)
  • Headaches and Migraines 
  • High blood pressure 
  • IBS
  • Brain fog 
  • Skin problems 
  • Dissociation (insulation from what makes them angry and fear of what they might do to others)
  • Panic attacks

Secondary PTSD from anger

  • When the anger, and irritation, and frustration is directed at a child or partner
  • When a child or partner is hit 
  • When events happen with no warning
  • Living with an alcoholic or substance abusing parent
  • Self-propagation – 1991 – 2015 cycle of intergenerational war

Anger and Regression to Past Lives: spontaneously or deliberately led 

Anger may be coming through lifetimes. Clients spontaneously claim to remember lifetimes which explain their anger in this life. Is it true? Does it matter?

How to counter/heal anger

  • In WW1, Simmel in Germany had soldier patients release rage under hypnosis, attacking dummies in enemy uniforms. 
  • ‘Pillow therapy.’ 
  • Dr William Brown: ‘the emotional release of anger must be intensive, continued to exhaustion, repeated and followed by exhaustion.’
  • Use of forgiveness/acceptance script explained.
  • Room of enlightenment – use of familiar location for three of five sessions. ‘Taking the client to a setting in their imagination where they can meet the part which is causing their problems. Once there, they can have a conversation with that part and, using visualization, they may find a way to reach a resolution.’ 
  • How to negotiate with the angry/traumatised ego part.‘Slowly and methodically and respectfully. Giving it a platform and standing back. Asking politely. No demands by the therapist.’ 

Can PTSD be healed in one session?

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233422573_Efficacy_of_Single-Session_Abreactive_Ego_State_Therapy_for_Combat_Stress_Injury_PTSD_and_ASDH

Here is an account of what happened to one sufferer in ‘Forgiveness of Others hypnosis:

“I was in a lovely deep state of relaxation when the hypnotherapist told me to imagine anyone I was angry with sitting in a chair in front of me. I didn’t want to ruin my lovely relaxed feeling by seeing my mother, but as soon as she said it I was there, with her, facing her. She told me to tell her everything I had ever wanted to tell her and that she wouldn’t be able to answer back. Even in my hypnotized state I couldn’t see the point of the exercise. That’s the thing about hypnosis. You know everything that is going on and you can still make choices, but even though I had decided not to play along, I found myself starting to say things to her, about how much she had hurt me and not been there for me, and made me feel weak and a burden. It wasn’t long before it was all spilling out of me. I couldn’t stop myself. I wasn’t thinking, just speaking, saying everything I had ever wanted to say to her. I was even swearing at my own mother.

Then the hypnotherapist told me to listen to my mother saying whatever I needed her to say to make myself feel better. And then I could hear her placating me, trying to explain. A part of me was totally amazed that we were having this long and involved conversation in my own head. The hypnotherapist did not rush us. She told me to take as long as I needed. We seemed to be talking back and forth for a very long time. In the end, I actually felt myself give up on the conversation, not in anger, just emotionally expended. I had no more to say and there was nothing more she could say. Deep down, I was still thinking it was a pointless exercise but from that day forward my symptoms began to fade. I was less irritable and didn’t bite my wife’s head off all the time. I found myself dwelling on my mother’s situation and how she must have been feeling at certain stages of my life, because my Dad was no angel. I felt sympathy for her, which I had never felt before. Basically, this one session changed my whole view of my surviving parent without me communicating with her at all, and I realized I had been carrying all this pent-up anger with me for years, which had affected my job and the way I reacted to incidents. It was quite amazing really.”

Total remission of all symptoms. “To heal there must have thorough emotional insight not just an intellectual understanding.” The hypnotherapist can not tell them what is wrong. 

Anger and pain: 

  • Internalising stress as pain – ego part driven agenda. By this time in the protocol, pains should be receding. However, here are recordings of the scripts provided (attached) to counter pain. 21 day therapy. 

https://soundcloud.com/sarah-yuen-2/hypnosis-recording-for-directed-pain-relief-in-specific-parts-of-the-body

Session 4

Age Regression/Timeline/Regress to Cause/Affect Bridge/Lego Blocks  

‘Time does not heal all wounds’. 

This is ‘ego parts’ by any other name – in that we hope to find out where and when it was created (If the ego part is willing to tell us). 

This is most often the session where the sufferer is given insight. 

The name of the therapy is irrelevant but there are many

Age Regression/Timeline/Regress to Cause/Affect Bridge/Lego blocks are all the same thing. Affect Bridge was the choice of American military psychiatrist and hypnotherapist, John Watkins. 

What happens if regression is done right?

The child was abused (Initial Sensitising Event).

It dissociated the pain and fear into an alter ego.

The child withdrew itself from a perception of the abuse.

The child therefore insulated itself from any pain or fear.

All pain and fear was shoved into that alter ego.

The alter ego needs to be encouraged to give that pain and fear back to the self, as insight.

But the alter ego believes it is its job to hold onto it, even though the burden has become so big it is all spilling out (as symptoms). 

The ego part believes the self will be destroyed if it does not carry all that pain and fear on its behalf.

The alter ego is afraid if it gives the pain and fear back to the child/now grown-up, it will destroy it, therefore destroying itself.

The grown-up convinces the alter ego that it now has new capacities to absorb that pain and fear without catastrophic consequences, and relieve it of its burden, and allow it to live a calm life inside the grown-up (end of symptoms).

Emotional Link

The mind links memory A to memory B to memory C with emotion. It forms an ‘emotional bridge.’ 

Memory A is where the emotion formed. Memory B and C are secondary sensitising events which trigger the same emotion. 

To understand and disable the emotion linked to memory B and C, we need to get to memory A  

We use an emotional link in hypnosis to take us there. 

The body still has the emotion (showing as symptoms) – only the memories are hidden. 

BEWARE: The emotion may be presenting as a physical malady rather than a psychological emotion. 

Emotion as Energy

We know energy is directional. 

It is going forward in time, getting more and more pronounced with every reminder event. 

So we need to ride it back to the very start in an ‘emotional vehicle.’  (More below) 

Emotional Magnitude 

Imagine that each thing that happens to remind someone of the ISE doubles the emotion in the body. 

So from 1 to 2 to 4 to 8 to 16 to 32 to 64 to 128 etc on the emotional scale. 

It is exponential.

ISE and SSEs are TRAPPED ENERGY disrupting the body causing damage/symptoms. 

Missing Emotion 

What is the opposite of the emotion they are feeling?

The opposite is what they are craving. 

Repressed Memory as explained by John Watkins

‘Ideas or meanings which would cause too much anxiety are repressed in the subconscious. The “material” which would be most significant in an individuals maladjustment is probably most unacceptable to him in the conscious state, hence most surely repressed.” – Watkins.  The repressed memory is the Initial Sensitising Event (ISE). 

The subconscious as censor

The Critical factor – does it exist? Fort Knox analogy. 

Secondary Gain as a (potentially permanent) obstacle. (When to give up!)

Indicators of repressed memory 

Strange urges and sensations in the body 

Hypermesia 

Superior memory in trance – back to infancy and even the womb.  

Do Word Association while conscious to focus their mind on the most troubling emotion 

Fear – Guilt – Anger – Injustice – Abandonment 

Ask for their gut reaction 

THE SESSION 

After induction and deepeners

Emotionally-fuelled transportation

Use the power of their most troubling emotion to transport them back to when they first felt it. 

If they do not have a troubling emotion, but rather they have a troubling ailment, ask them how they feel about that ailment and then use their negative thoughts about it to take them back. 

Example script: .’Focus on the feeling. Let it build within you. Give this emotion a name. Normally you push this feeling down and away. Right now we need the power of that feeling just for a short time inside you and if you let it build now you never need to feel it again. Let it form. Rate it on a scale of 1-10 in intensity. It is growing bigger now. Filling you from the inside. I am going to count from 1 to 5 and this feeling will get stronger and stronger. (COUNT) Rate the intensity now on a scale of 1-10. How is it making you feel? How intense is it becoming? Imagine you can think of nothing else. Where is it in your body? Let it grow stronger and more pronounced all the way up to a 10. And when this feeling feels so strong, and you don’t think you can take it anymore, until you feel like you might burst there is so much of that emotion inside of you, now we are going to use it to take you back (start rolling on your chosen journey, in your chose method of transport – see below) Make your voice more urgent as you stir up this energy.

Try not to to lead 

Even if they say their biggest stressor is guilt while conscious, this may not be the root emotion when in trance. Just ask them to focus on “the emotion that troubles them the most.” Do not state what it is or where they are going. Only the subconscious knows. 

Use what they love most to get them there. 

Their car, desired car, sailing boat, fairground ride, train. 

Or anything they feel most protected in. 

Intimate they are going back through the years

Sensing change in size of body, seeing life events

Example script.: “Now you can feel yourself moving backwards through your life. You are going back, back, back, further back; everything is changing except the feeling inside of you. That feeling is carrying you back to the first time you ever felt it. Past everything you have experienced. Perhaps your arms and your legs are getting smaller – maybe your clothes are changing – everything around you is changing except how you feel. I am going to count from 3-1 and you will be there, at the very first time you ever felt like this. (Count). Be there now. What is happening? Make a mental note for yourself. Are you alone or with someone? Is it day or night? How old are you? 

Speak in the present tense

They are reliving, not remembering.

When they arrive – methods to control the depth of emotion

Car windscreen

Cinema with projection room

Train window 

Pretend glass screen 

Tell them if what they are seeing is scary or upsetting they can stay in the car, or watch through the train window. Or imagine being in a cinema ad watching it on a big screen, and if that is too scary go into the projection room. If no vehicle, pretend to draw a glass screen down in front of them before, during, after abreaction. Dr Who and the sofa principle. 

Going One Month earlier to be sure it is the ISE.

Regressing to a younger age may prompt different mannerisms or patterns of speech in abreaction. 

Remote Control Viewing

Take your time

Entering the Realm of Fantasy 

John Watkins – ‘For true reintegration there must be a redoing, a corrective action, in fantasy or reality, not just cognitive understanding.’ I have not found this! Discuss: Changing what happened. Fighting off an attacker when one didn’t. Avoiding a rape. 

Reintegration 

Example of reintegration without the client speaking. “Are you willing to return to the present bringing with you this part of you to enjoy a happy and full life, with an understanding, both of you, of what happened and how it has affected your life to date…”  Their choice. Can happen later. 

Other suggestions of locations to find the root cause:

Corridor of doors 

Opening stacked boxes (Russian doll)

Timeline 

Star stepping stones in space 

Your examples 

Try not to make it metaphorical

There is a real part of them inside they need to meet at the right age. 

Don’t use euphemisms, or suggestions of color or an animal to signify it or anything like that. Let their mind take them to whatever they see. 

Real and Imagined Memory – Does it matter which? 

Traumatic material may come out in code, as an analogy – may be seen as happening to someone else – may be shown a much later event which was seen as a mirror of the first. The memory may be based in truth but be distorted. 

Automatic Handwriting (Evading the Critical Factor) 

If the session of Age Regression is not conclusive after two or three tries consider automatic writing. Dissociate the hand and the writing will be in the style of the age of the time. Always reintegrate the hand. 

Give them a pen or just get them to imagine what THEY are writing on a blackboard. (Watkins explanation). 

Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Depression

Problems of sexually-abused women during and after child birth. 

Mind Body Connection 

Balance of the Gut Microbiome – Dr Gabriele Moser – IBS – Missing Enzymes – Child trauma and the microbiome 

When they took the gut microbiome from a depressed adult and put it in a mouse, the mouse became depressed  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0889159118312145

There is increasing recognition of prenatal stress as a disruptive factor in the development of the infant gut microbiota – increased levels of chemicals which cause depression in later life. 

Alterations in the gut microbiota have also been implicated in schizophrenia. 

Gut dysbiosis has also been implicated in autism spectrum disorder. 

https://content.iospress.com/articles/nutrition-and-healthy-aging/nha210129

Early life stress impacts the gut microbiome and causes increased risk of psychiatric symptoms. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0166432821003624

Correlation between the incidence of specific gut bacteria and psychological distress such as stress, depression and/or anxiety https://www.news-medical.net/news/20190305/Stressed-IBS-sufferers-exhibit-a-distinctive-microbial-signature-in-the-gut.aspx

Epstein Barr Virus

Viral Load Reduction (Plus Vit D, Zinc, Vit C) 

ME, CFS, MS, Polymyalgia, Fibromyalgia Relation 

Covid 19

Block Method Nutrition (Gut support) – (Case history – epilepsy)

Session 5 

Forgiveness of Self 

In-and-Out Interviewing 

  • Multi-dimensional case history 
  • Expanded pictorialisation
  • Same questions in hypnosis and out 
  • Props
  • Denial of liability (facilitating confession)
  • No crossover – Dissociative confidentiality 
  • Client buy-in 
  • ‘SAS’ factor – war crimes 
  • Case History 

Ego Part Case Conference 

  • Use of
  • Double bind

Rapport V Resonance 

  • The difference between 
  • The use of language – matching tone and delivery 
  • Resonant/Objective Flip Flop/Seesaw 
  • Empathetic Immersion 
  • Why one therapist will cure and one won’t
  • Inherent or Developed 
  • Importance of no negative OR positive judgement – no taking sides 
  • Acceptance of all (case examples) 
  • Therapeutic Self (Therapeutic selves beget and develop therapeutic self-structure in others.) 
  • Therapist Energy Balance Sheet 
  • Male/female divide 
  • More than a therapist — clearing the hurdles (case history) 
  • Over Resonating and Counter Transference 
  • Usefulness in corporate training.

Virtual Cocaine and Heroin 

  • Placeholder 
  • Replicating all stages 
  • Full visualization to convince the sub-conscious
  • Addiction, habit or trauma?

Forgiveness of Self

  • When they don’t know they blame themselves
  • Guilt – justified and misplaced 
  • The veil is off!
  • Acceptance of the personality 
  • Removal of Separation 
  • Which self?
  • Re-occurence 

Session 6 

Ego Strengthening 

Psychedelics and Hypnotherapy for PTSD 

  • Many clients interested in psychedelics 
  • There is a huge drive to get people to use psychedelics – at the expense of anti-depressants –  and clients risk being manipulated. It is a psychedelic renaissance following the 1970’s ban. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763422002822
  • Hypnotherapy and psychedelics, taken together at the same time, can create more intense experiences for insight – a ‘Hypnodelic’ therapy 
  • But is it necessary? 

Those who take or have taken drugs are more hypnotically susceptible.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207147208409273

Combining psychedelics with hypnotherapy in a patient setting is very effective. Allow the patient to take the drug. Put into somnambulism before it takes effect. 2-3 hour session. Great insight/reach. 

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00029157.1963.10402334?journalCode=ujhy20

Hypnodelic state – Levine, Ludwig and Lyle (1963) combined psychotherapy, hypnosis and LSD producing a “hypnodelic state” which they have found to be more beneficial to patients than any of the approaches tried alone.

https://psychotherapy.psychiatryonline.org/doi/abs/10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.1965.19.3.417?journalCode=apt

Harnessing the power of suggestion to modulate response to psychedelics could enhance therapeutic efficacy by helping to increase the likelihood of positive responses, including mystical-type experiences.

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269881118780714

Hypnosis and psychedelics combined are highly effective –  https://www.vice.com/en/article/pawwny/psychedelics-might-be-especially-effective-in-treating-depression-when-combined-with-hypnosis

A Cure for PTSD – How do they know they are done…….

  • They just know!
  • Cessation of all symptoms 
  • Better view of wife and children and other family members
  • Able to explain what happened to them and why, without emotion 
  • Able to forgive or nullify individuals who hurt them

What the f**k does being in the moment mean? 

  • Not looking forward or back with any upsetting or addictive emotion
  • Enjoying what is around you

How do YOU know they are not done 

  • When they say something is still niggling 
  • They still cry when talking about certain things 
  • They are still spiking in anger
  • They are still defensive when challenged 
  • They say they still don’t understand what they need to achieve

Ideas if they are not done 

  • Go around again
  • Return to ego parts 
  • Consider an ego parts conference table
  • Consider existential hypnosis – induce to trance and leave for 30 minutes
  • Consider a 21-day root cause recording 
  • Have another conversation about secondary gain – how do they feel about a ‘cure’

Ego Strengthening

  • Doing it first or last? Low ego strength makes it hard to engage with therapeutic change, but doing it first would be more like direct suggestion, which could backfire.
  • Increasing self-confidence and self-esteem. 
  • What is the definition of ego strength? ‘The ability to maintain emotional stability and cope with internal and external stress’ in the face of live events – Sigmund Freud. They couldn’t until the part was calmed. 
  • High Ego Strength: Confident to tackle challenges; able to consider solutions; emotional intelligence; regulate emotions; show limitations not defensiveness.  
  • Maintain identity and sense of self in the face of pain, distress and conflict, whilst having the ability to acquire new defence and coping mechanisms. This prompts a discussion of what is anxiety and what is normal worry. 
  • Leaving the past behind – and able to observe without emotion. Not immersed in any situation. 
  • Cementing nutritional gains 

Click here to ask any questions, or to register for the next course starting December 5/6th 2022. No payment is required until after the first session. No obligation to continue.

Start date – Monday December 5 – For US participants – 8- 10pm (EDT)

Tuesday December 6 – For UK/European participants – 8 – 10pm (BST)

Recordings of the seminars(s) disseminated to those registered.

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