Maybe in your heart you already know the value of approaching wellness from a holistic perspective. And maybe you say, “What the heck is that?”
A holistic approach is one that takes into consideration the whole being – body, mind, emotions, energy field, and spirit.
Rather than focusing on just the physical or just the mental, holistic practitioners realize that to be healthy, it is best to have all the parts working in unison.
In other words, if there are emotional or mental reasons why the body is gaining weight, it will be frustrating to focus on treating the body alone. This is why so many diet and exercise plans don’t work in the long run.
Using hypnotherapy, the client/patient is guided into a relaxing altered state of mental focus where they are able to access the wisdom of their own higher consciousness. Here they can explore the deeper causation of pain, unwanted habits and traits, depression, anxiety, and more. With hypnotherapy, we get to the roots of the issues, and correct the course at the point of origin.
Key #1 in being an outstanding holistic practitioner is to add hypnotherapy to your skill set so that you, too, can offer your clients deep, effective, and sustainable relief and resolution. But we are not talking about the kind of hypnotherapy where the practitioner uses pre-fab and generic scripts and implanting suggestions based on their own perspective of what the client needs to do in order to heal. We are talking about a client-centered approach where the client accesses the wisdom already within their body, mind, and spirit, to realize the unique way this issue has developed and discover the exact solution that will be perfect for them.
This approach is what gets results, and quickly!
People who study hypnotherapy come from all walks of life including medical professionals, holistic healers, intuitives, lawyers, dentists, housewives, parents, artists, coaches, counselors, police officers, sales people, and more. There are no prerequisites, and everyone can benefit from this education.
But there is another key and another factor in being a powerful holistic practitioner.
In my practice of over 20 years, it has become apparent that the lack of self-knowledge is at the core of nearly every presenting problem that my client’s bring to the office.
From addictions to fears, dysfunctional relationships to disease, the deeper causation of these symptoms reside buried in the lack of self-awareness and the failure to blossom into the most brilliant version of ourselves.
People feel lost and without purpose, using coping methods to deal with life instead of authenticity and self-empowerment.
I like to use a diamond as a metaphor for the soul. This diamond has an infinite number of facets that create its luster, brilliance, and depth, revealing its true and most glorious nature.
Imagine if, in our soul, each facet represented a different lifetime. We each have infinite lifetimes, each with a set of knowledge, experiences, skills, traumas, strengths, weaknesses, relationships, lovers, and careers. All of those lifetimes, combined, make up the nature of an individual’s soul. They all influence the present because they are all connected as a part of the greater being.
When we are aware of only one lifetime, it is like wearing a diamond that has only one facet. Think of how dull and disappointing that would be. It would lack the color, dimension, power, and brilliance that lies within its true nature.
In a recent session, my client came to me because she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She wanted to explore all the alternative approaches to healing possible before submitting to radical surgery or chemical treatments.
As we began, her subconscious mind presented her with a book. Exploring the book, it became clear that it contained legacies from her ancestors as well as from her own soul journey through lifetimes. As she was handling the book and absorbing the wisdom, she could sense many spirits doing healing work on her. The foremost of them, a Native American female shaman, told her that her health condition was due to not expressing her full nature. That she was hiding and making herself small compared to her true nature and capability.
While the spirits continued to work on her, I regressed her to a lifetime where she was a physician. She had no formal training, but had apprenticed under her father. This healing career was a legacy, and one that came naturally to her. She was excellent at what she did, but as the only healer in the community, was overwhelmed with the weight of holding life and death in the balance for so many people.
She wanted to give up, pleading with the gods, “Why me? Why do I have to carry this burden. I just want to go hide and get some rest.”
Yet, as we turned to guidance from her Native American healer, she was encouraged to look at the situation from a different angle. Why not train an apprentice in the way that she had been trained?
The lightbulb went on, and my client’s past life character sought out and trained an apprentice. Then, her life turned to joy and fulfillment, instead of despair and frustration. My client realized that, in this life too, she needed to reach out and collaborate with others in order to move forward more easily.
From here, we proceeded to another lifetime. Ancient Egypt. In that lifetime, she was a healer and mentor to a woman of royalty. Her life was peaceful and fulfilling. Her energy was expansive and powerful; her confidence was solid. In a conversation set up between my client and her past life counterpart, she was questioned why she was making it so hard on herself this lifetime. “Why neglect yourself in service to others? Why make yourself small and powerless when you were created to do your work from a position of high energy and confidence?”
My client had thought that submission was a part of service to others. She had been taught this by her mother from a childhood, and now realized that such training was convoluted and misguided. She immediately became aware that self-empowerment led to a greater ability to heal and serve. Blossoming and standing strong would be more effective than being frail and depleted.
This past life persona agreed to integrate into my client, and remain there anytime she was needed, in order to retrain her into the perspectives and countenance of her most powerful and effective nature.
In tying these past life experiences to her present diagnosis of cancer, she realized that at the root of this disease, for her, was that she was living from the perspective of self-sacrifice. She had a legacy handed down from her mother that connected to her despair in the lifetime as the physician. She, too, had a desire to escape, and in this case, even an unconscious death-wish.
The second past life showed her the resolution to her present condition: self-love, empowerment, being all that she can be, creating community, living life in ease and on purpose.
Treating the symptoms of a disease or condition is not enough. And living from the perspective of one facet of our souls will not create deep satisfaction, nor does it allow us to live in the fullest glory and brilliance of our true nature.
Key #2 in being a powerful holistic healer is to facilitate masterful past life regressions to gain deeper self-awareness and alignment with the fullness of the soul.
The expansion of our consciousness and the foundation of our spiritual growth is in the discovery of the full spectrum of our soul. To flourish in our grander nature, we must explore our past lives, resolve traumas there as well as here, and regain the perspectives, wisdom, knowledge, and skills earned, though not yet retained. It is the brass ring of the hero’s journey.
Want to be powerful in your work as a holistic practitioner? Add hypnotherapy and past life regression to your holistic private practice.