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Healing Hypnosis Journey
At 11 years old I found myself naturally interested in hypnosis. I was the one at the slumber parties hypnotizing everyone. I don't know exactly how I knew what to do. It just came naturally. Going to Catholic schools all my life if it felt natural it had to have come from God, until one Saturday night at a slumber party of my friend Margaret's. The evening started out well I hypnotized about seven girls without a hitch asking questions like what boy did they like and if they had been the one who put the mouthwash on Sister Louise's desk. When I came to the girl we'll call her "Sherry" who was doing fine in the beginning of the session but suddenly she sat up and ran out of the room screaming about the monkeys coming to get her. She ran down the stairs into the kitchen where Margaret's mother was popping popcorn. She was in hysterics about the monkeys chasing her. As I looked over the railing at her babbling to Margaret's mother I thought to myself how am I going to explain this to my mother. Margaret went in to the kitchen and told her mother something which to this day I have no idea what that was. Without even asking me what happened Margaret's mother called the monkey raged Sherry's mother to come pick her up. I heard her tell Sherry's mother over the phone that all us girls were upstairs when Sherry suddenly had a "spell" of some sort and she would have to be picked up. "Spells" in those days were anything out of the ordinary that could be cured by resting quietly. All I could think is my God this will make an interesting afternoon in the confessional and how at the minimum I am going to have to do at least ten Hail Mary's and fifteen Our Fathers to make up for this one. I felt sick to my stomach as I watched from the upstairs' window a waling Sherry get into her mother's car screaming that the monkeys were real. I thought for sure I was going to hell first then home next, or vice a versa but to my surprise I was hailed the coolest girl at the slumber party and given an eight ball to shake. The Ouija board came out next and what would an early 70's slumber party be without some prank phone calls to a few random people in the phone book and a help line or two to round out the night. Thank God caller ID had not been invented yet. So for the last 35 years I have had the Catholic guilt about "Sherry." Later I heard she married moved to Denver divorced gained about 300 pounds and moved back in with her parents. I knew it had been my fault and the monkey incident was at the bottom of all her misery.
Thank God I again found an interest in hypnosis and one of the first questions I asked Vera the hypnosis goddess is… did I ruin this girl's life? "Of course not," she replied. She explained it was most likely a past life memory and the intent was not to hurt anyone. The memory came up because "Sherry" was ready to address her fear and it just happened to be with me! Vera went on to explain that we are all protected by the Guardianship of the Mind. People (clients) won't go anywhere they are not ready to experience. Thirty five years of fear and regret gone and I knew hypnosis like as a child was where I belonged.
I have to admit I always felt like a healer or I should be one which probably was the main reason why I became a Registered Nurse. But after I had read Sylvia's book Blessings from the Other Side I knew I wanted to do more. So I read more. I was fascinated with the eczema, birth marks, and other skin pigment changes referenced in several of Sylvia's books. She had talked and written about night terrors and how they could be also connected to a past life and could be helped with hypnosis. My son had had a similar situation screaming out in the middle of the night, "Speaks, Mommy, speaks!" He'd scream in his little 2 year old voice. He had two birth marks both perfectly round. The one on his back to the right of his spine was larger than the one in the front about an inch left of his belly button. After watching "Forensics Files" and "Court TV" for years and adding the information from Sylvia's books I started thinking that maybe these could be entry and exit wounds from a passed life expressed in cell memory.
So what do you do when you want to find out the truth about things? Well in my case you catch a plane to San Jose California and ask Sylvia in one of her Salons. By the end of the salon she had told me my son's birth marks were from a past life when a spear that had caused his death entered his back to the front while he ran. When I told Vera during my hypnosis class the story she said maybe instead of "speaks" he was actually trying to say "spears!" Wow do ya think! Now that would make sense waking up in the middle of the night screaming, "Spears Mommy Spears!"
This along with many other unexplained marks, ailments, discomforts, and anxieties are why I really needed to further my knowledge in healing through hypnosis. When I talk to someone about doing hypnosis as a healing tool explaining the past life thing is almost treated as a given. I realize as I talk with more and more people, more people than not believe they have lived before. I tell them that their belief system is the river for which healing flows. Not like we normally deal with illness with worry, fret and the "what ifs." That focuses on negative things and that produces negative things stress, anxiety, fear. If you deal with it positively, positive things will result calm, reassurance, and healing. I tell them they are never alone that I will be thinking and praying for them. I truly believe that this works. Most of the clients I have had so far have been weight control and past live regressions which I always plug the "if there is anything you have brought into this lifetime from a past one" or the "Go to the point of entry" in case there is healing to be done. But it is at the healing sessions I feel the most at use and I seem to acquire the most satisfaction.
I think back to those monkey days as a child hypnotist and only wish I would have known to tell Sherry to go to the "observant position" and to know that the monkeys can't hurt her anymore and to release that fear. Then maybe just maybe I would have put those Hail Mary's and Our Father's to far better use like forgiveness for telephone misuse :-).
Janine D. Smith, RN,
SBHTC Certified Hypnotist
Note from SBHTC Director:
This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate health care plan.
Recommended Books (to add to your hypnosis library!)
by Sylvia Browne (of course!)
Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot
by Bruce and Andrea Leininger with Ken Gross
(Sylvia has always said children have amazing insight about life (lives) and so very psychic! This book proves it.)
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
By Jill BolteTaylor, Ph.D
(Great information about the workings of the brain in layman's terms.)
Milton H. Erickson, M.D. - An American Healer
By Erickson and Keeney
(I love this man! This is a must read for anyone in interested in healing/healing profession. (Comes with a DVD.) Priceless...)
(A genius and master of the human spirit though therapeutic storytelling. Milton Erickson was a genius...need I say more.)
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