What do you mean by Past Life? Many religions and many people individually believe in recurring lives where your spirit or soul travels from one lifetime to another. It is believed that the spirit develops in these travels as different life challenges and lessons occur. The goal is to become an “old spirit” that has come close to God in pureness and returns to the eternal light. This supports the theory of Karma, reincarnation, multiple lives: hence past lives.
Why explore this? Well some find comfort in reinforcing their belief by actually recalling the previous lives, seeing others they know in this life, or by “bringing back ornaments” from previous lives. These ornaments could be skills or knowledge not experienced or learned in this life. I have had clients sign during sessions because they were deaf-mutes in a previous life. Others have spoken foreign languages while regressed in a trance. There are also people with fears or physical ailments which are found to have their origins or cause in previous lives.
Whatever the motivation or benefit to you, it is always interesting.
Do you smoke and are fed up with the health issues, society outcast treatment and cost? If you are reading this, I am sure one of those issues is motivating you to make a change. The question is it enough? Do you really like smoking or is it a habit you need to satisfy, not to mention the nicotine hook that your body can not get away from and demands.
Whatever the method, it has to be strong enough to give you the willpower to change or stop your addiction.
What hypnosis does is provide a subconscious trigger to prompt a conscious decision and offer a substitute, other than smoking, response to the desire for a smoke. It can do that by associating negative smells or tastes to the smoking experience or other reaction and it also makes sure you do not automatically light up, but have to justify your action each time.
You have to want to stop smoking and you have to have a reward that you expect to achieve when you quit. This could be feeling healthier, relieved worry of health issues, less cost for the habit and rewarding you with the extra cash.
Weight loss means you have to get rid of excess weight, too much weight, sometimes life threatening weight due to the complications such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Unfortunately, we that desire weight loss know the reason we are overweight and probably are well aware of the steps needed to drop some weight. The problem is we are not consciously willing to make the choices or provide the discipline that will result in a favorable outcome. How many times have we got to the point of being fed up with our condition and found the motivation, lost 20 pounds, then only to then give up and return to our original weight or even higher?
I am one of those deniers who feel my weight is my burden in life, it is genetic. Bad news, it is science that calories consumed and not burned are stored as excess weight. Like it or not, we need to understand that. While we all have legitimate and not so legitimate reasons for the amount and choices of food we consume, it is ultimately our choice what goes in our mouth. Some of us eat due to boredom, some due to loneliness, some to avoid stress, and the list goes on. Through a hypnosis session, we discuss, identify and then direct the subconscious to aid us in developing healthy choice habits and replace the unhealthy habits. We also provide rewards and goals that we do not forget about next week so that we stay motivated to shed the weight.
I am now certified in providing the Sheila Granger Virtual Gastric Band for those clients who are obese or on the verge. It is a non-surgical form of the traditional bariatric process which gives almost the same results. There is no recovery time, just instant results. The concept is simple, you are told under hypnosis that your stomach volume is reduced to the size of a golf ball and as a result you will only eat what fits, therefore reducing calories consumed. It is not a diet as you can eat anything you choose. You will find however your choices will be well thought out as you know you only have so much room per meal.
The program is 4 session, but it is customized on the fly based upon each clients weight loss needs, emotional issues tied to food, success, and time required. Additional sessions as needed are offered at current session rates. Sheila claims an 80% success rate.
Medical Doctor referral may be requested.
Ask a Consulting Hypnotist or a Hypnotherapist this question and you will get many answers at many levels of detail and descriptions. It can be generally agreed that the experience of hypnosis is that of a state of light sleep wherein you are aware of what is occurring in your immediate presence. Hypnosis is derived from the Greek work Hypnos which means sleep.
This light sleep is referred to as a trance, and is not actually sleep because you do not lose conscious awareness unless it is a part of the session or suggested to do so. In this trance, your conscious, awake state, has taken a back seat to your subconscious. While you can still talk and listen to the Hypnotist, it is not your primary focus. It is through the skill and experience of the Hypnotist that you get to the trance state and to provide suggestions while in that trance state to accomplish your goal. The goal being weight loss, smoking cessation, or a past life recall, etc. In doing this, your subconscious is learning something or accepting a new way of performing or approaching daily life activities that will help you with your issue of concern. The subconscious is always awake and functioning, you are simply not aware of it. When you fall asleep, you do not stop breathing, perspiring, or digesting food because your subconscious is controlling your bodies every function and needs to support life. When you are awake and grab a pencil off the desk, you do not consciously think of every muscle movement and timing to accomplish that task, but it is your subconscious that does that as a reflex action to your conscious desires.
Everyone is capable of being hypnotized, if they desire, as well no one can be hypnotized against their will and made to do something they would not do at their own discretion in their everyday life. We enter trances many times a day while driving down a boring road or reacting to marketing strategies using subliminal programming. Subliminal programming is giving suggestions to people through their subconscious without the conscious really being aware of the suggestion. Many of us then react to that suggestion in our conscious decision making without realizing we were persuaded to make that particular choice.
So the hypnosis experience is an effort to break a habit or improve our performance by going directly to the subconscious and entering a suggestion that we are willing to accept for our benefit.