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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hypnosis to Experience the indwelling Presence of God

I don't pretend to know what "truth" is, and I have no way of telling. But, In accordance with the teachings of post-modern constructivism, my job as a therapist is to help clients to construct a reality that will help them to live better lives, regardless of whether this reality is objectively "true" or not, and regardless of the reality that I may construct for myself  

While I was recently attending a workshop in Pennsylvania, I received a text messsage from "Hanya,", a 27 year old, married mother of three and a recent arrival from Poland, with a serious impulse control problem, She had been doing well with regular trips to the Multiverse, but while i was away she "picked up." She started using drugs again, and gambled away almost all of her money in Atlantic City. "You've got to do something more," she said quietly when she entered my office.

I knew that she had been raised as a Roman Cathlolic. After taking her to the Multiverse (Gibbons & Woods, 2016), I suggested that she was becoming aware of a consiciousness beyond her own, and blending completely with this embodiment of infinite, unbounded, and everlasting love, to which she could communicate all her deepest wants and needs and experience them being completely met, finally suggesting that she was fully blending withn God Himself. I then suggested that she could carry this presence back with her, and that it would change her life immeasurably for the better. I brought her out of hypnosis without taking her through the rainbow on the way back. She opened her eyes with a beautiful smile, and appeared to be rather more quiet than usual as we scheduled her for two appointments a week instead of one. I did not question her about how much she remembered, because I thought it would be best if I left that up to her. 

Of course, i didn't tell her anything that was not communicated to her by the priest whenever she took communion. What is empowering her recovery is her strong love for her son and the firm belief that she is going to improve, with hypnosis serving as a catalyst to enable these elements to combine in the proper manner. If it helps to keep my client away from alcohol and out of the gambling dens where she cannot control her spending, then I don't care what beliefs she is willing to acept about the truth of things which are fundamentally unknowable,


 Gibbons, D. E., & Woods, K. T. (2016) Virtual reality hypnosis: Exploring alternate and parallel universes. Amazon Books, 2016. (Both print and Kindle editions are available.) 

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