Hypnotherapy has its roots

back in antiquity when temple hypnosis was used in various healing contexts. Paintings depict hypnosis being used during operations for example. The phenomenon of trance, i.e. that we can enter a state of altered consciousness (ASC) has ancient roots. Aborigines of Australia and bushmen of Africa use dance trances to collectively celebrate everyday and mythological dimensions of experience.

Modern hypnotherapy

often uses a lighter trance state to go in and out of everyday consciousness to achieve therapeutic effects. During a conversation a client can, for example, close his or her eyes and focus on different ways to achieve deeper integration.

A deeper hypnosis method

is an effect bridge that unites painful symptoms in the present with an experience earlier in life. A so-called somatic bridge can also be established from bodily symptoms, which have a psychosomatic connection, to previous bodily experiences which clients can be made aware of.

An imaginative hypnosis method is Joseph Shorr’s Psycho Imagination Therapy.

These various aspects of hypnotherapy

can be used as starting point for a deeper transformation of the human psyche. Visualisation, (word images from the left-hand side of the brain), imagination, (images with greater intensity and depth from the right-hand side of the brain), and archetypal visions which help us transcend from sensuality to transcendent dimensions, for example via Jung’s active imagination, can be developed from hypnotherapy.

Therapists that work with this method:

Bo Wikström
Peter Hagerrot

“Driven by the forces of love
the fragments of the world
seek eatch other so
that the world may come
into being.”
Theilard de Chardin

“In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.”
William Blake

You are not a drop in the Ocean
You are the entire Ocean in a drop.

He is forever free who has broken
Out of the ego-cage of I and Mine
To be united with the Lord of Love.
This is the supreme state. Attain thou this
And pass from death to immortality

“I submit that we fear and hate wholly
healthy holy experience…
We are afraid of our souls becoming alive.
R.D. Laing


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