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
Hypnotherapy for PTSD Course
Seminar 1 – Introduction to using hypnotherapy for PTSD
1) My credentials
- Clinical hypnotherapist.
- Trained in Canada for a year in 2017 (ARCH).
- Treat PTSD clients only (mainly British and US military personnel; UK and US police officers and fire personnel, plus all other first responders. Also civilians).
- A charity contract allowed me to treat hundreds of severe cases over four years.
- Background in disasters and war, as a journalist; served through two combat tours in Afghanistan as combat camera and military advisor.
- Author of “The PTSD Solution: A Military Approach”.
2) Changing everything
This protocol may require you to put aside everything you know and have practiced regarding hypnotherapy so far.
3) What is PTSD?
It is physical and psychological. It is a full gamut of symptoms. PTSD is a catch-all. It is not a disorder. It is a reaction to emotional trauma.
- Insomnia, night terrors, nightmares, sleep paralysis, phobias.
- Anxiety, depression, hyper-vigilance, withdrawal, inability to rationalize.
- Anger, irritation.
- Flashbacks, intrusive memories, dissociation, psychosis.
- Pain, seizure, paralysis.
- Suicidal ideation.
- Guilt, moral injury, risk taking, shame.
- Alcohol, drug, substance abuse.
- Exhaustion, apathy, cognitive dysfunction.
4) The Scale of Symptoms
- There is a sliding scale of symptoms.
- Demonstration of Symptom Board – extract the dynamics, make them conscious, accepted and support for symptom disappears.
- Coded symbols for a hidden meaning. Therapist and patient become decoding experts.
5) Where do these symptoms come from?
Ego part creation.
What is an ego part
- The body creates an alter ego – an ego part – to absorb pain and hurt, and assume blame.
- Ego parts absorb repeated trauma.
- Clients generally know when an ego part is becoming overwhelmed.
- PTSD symptoms start when the part can no longer carry the load.
- Ego parts can seem like a separate personality.
- Ego parts can “possess” the body and the mind.
- Ego parts can cause symptoms to fit an agenda. Case histories epxlained.
- Only when the self understands what created the ego part, and how that felt at the time, will the symptoms collapse.
6) What is the point of the symptoms?
- Symptoms are specific flags, clues, signs pointing the way to what is wrong. All symptoms are clues, but intrusive memories and flashbacks are literally waving flags.
- The Fight, Flight, and Freeze responses create different PTSD symptoms.
7) Playing ’Hypnotic Charades’
Case histories: Dissociation; Paralysis; Seizures; Pain; Agoraphobia, Flashbacks.
8) The difference between CPTSD and PTSD
- Repeated emotional trauma.
- Magnitude of an earthquake.
- The cure is the same.
9) The difference between Military and Civilian PTSD
10) Why treat PTSD with this protocol?
- Why not CBT?
- Why not EMDR?
- Why not Direct Suggestion? Reframing.
- Why go so deep? (Subconscious is not a place – it is all the things a person is not aware of.)
- Subconscious treatment for a subconscious injury! It is not too complex to treat. Others just don’t know how.
11) If it works so well, why isn’t everyone using hypnotherapy to cure PTSD?
- The medical profession used to.
- Freud understood ego parts, but he moved away from hypnosis as a cure and said it would take 5-7 years of therapy; 2-3 times a week to heal the divide.
- Fundamental lack of understanding, or prejudice, among many psychiatrists, post-Freud?
- Not all. David and Herbert Spiegel cured hundreds of Vietnam veterans.
- Many patients and therapists prefer the Big Pharma quick fix?
- But hypnosis can also be quick. They have known that since WW1, when they didn’t experience Freud’s lack of success.
12) So what does a predisposition to PTSD mean?
- Formulae – Predisposition Plus Stress Equals Neurosis. Motivation Plus Insight Equals Cure.
- Key predispositions: Neglect, abandonment, rejection, parental-breakup when young, premature birth, difficult birth, post-natal depression of mother; alcoholic parent; childhood illness, asthma, sexual or physical abuse, loss of parent, boarding school at a young age (Case Histories).
- NHS Childhood Adversity study 2018.
- Gut microbiome and mental health basics (expanded later).
- Demonstrate the many ages of Frank!
- Isaac Newton and Hypnotherapy – Walnut Analogy
13) So, what do you need to do now?
The Beat Retreat PTSD Protocol
- 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
All sessions delivered in somnambulism using progressive relaxation induction.
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.
14) Key Points (Controversial)
- Full cure is possible in weeks, no matter how chronic the symptoms.
- Finding the root cause is essential, otherwise symptoms will return/continue.
- Reacting to something without context is almost always a repressed memory.
- The root cause is often NOT the most serious trauma they have experienced.
- The root cause is generally before the age of 5 when they were most vulnerable.
- The hypnotherapists should never draw conclusions for the client. They must realize it themselves.
- Insight comes in small pieces – like clues on a whiteboard.
- The whole process is ‘couples counseling meets hostage negotiation.’
15) Method of Treatment
- Always somnambulistic – Centering, double inductions, double/triple deepeners.
- Lying down, not sitting up.
- Non-verbal during hypnosis (confidence of non-disclosure of secrets).
- Ample time for pre and post talk (if they want to).
- The mind knows what the problem is; the hypnotherapist doesn’t need to.
- Sleeping and snoring is fine. The subconscious is always awake.
- Ideomotor responses – fine, but unnecessary and may cause confusion.
- Dealing with psychotics, schizophrenics, suicidal and homicidal ideation is fine.
16) Watch Out For:
- Patterns in life events – learned autonomic reactions to stressors. The trauma response as a child will be the same as an adult.
- Juvenile reactions to stress (Stammer, IBS, releasing bladder).
- Emotions without context. Repressed memory.
- Client knowing they have found it, even if it doesn’t seem serious enough to the hypnotherapist.
- The client saying what the issue is in the first session – word-for-word note taking is essential.
- Physical symptoms of PTSD can be very literal (high-blood pressure, shoulder pain, leg pain, unable to breathe in a panic attack etc).
No need to stop any medications, substances, or worry about extreme substances. They will stop naturally.
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
- Safe Place (with or without direct suggestion)
- Negativity Clearing
- Count up/exit
One script with all inductions and deepeners in order is included.
Negativity clearing recording by The Beat Retreat:
Coming Up throughout the course:
Step by step application of the protocol
Combating resistance and secondary gain
Microbiome, stress and nutrition, and its role in mental health issues
Psychedelics mixed with Hypnosis
Virtual Cocaine and heroin
Private Facebook group for all those who sit the course: Hypnotherapy for PTSD/CPTSD Course Veterans.
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).
- 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.
- 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
Forgiveness/Acceptance of Others
The PTSD sufferer is a vicious cycle of terror, rage and immobility.
– Waking the Tiger, Peter Levine
- 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 the risk 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.
Physical signs of anger
- Pain (demonstrate the effects of tension)
- Anxiety and dizziness (imploded anger.)
- Headaches and Migraines
- High blood pressure
- 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?
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.
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).
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)
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.
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
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
After induction and deepeners
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
Cinema with projection room
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.
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)
Star stepping stones in space
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.
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
Block Method Nutrition (Gut support) – (Case history – epilepsy)
Forgiveness of Self
- Multi-dimensional case history
- Expanded pictorialisation
- Same questions in hypnosis and out
- 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
- 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’
- 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
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