Monday, September 22, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 09-23-08 - hypnosis


Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.Today’s Tarot Card is the Two of Wands: Dominion. Trying to keep the peace is an admirable quality but not if it comes at the sacrifice of your feelings and beliefs. There is no harm in being your own person. Your world view and feelings are as important as everyone else’s. Remember these feelings today for when you gain leadership positions and remain humble.
Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.Astrologically, Venus enters Scorpio at 10:59 PM EDT. For the next couple of days you will be wooed with lovely sounding rhetoric and that is just what it is: sound and fury with no substance. Old pains resurface in early AM making it hard to get out of bed. By noon, unexpected emotional outbursts have you on top of the world but the afternoon degenerates rapidly. Aggravation surfaces as you just can’t seem to pin people and things down. Harsh words and back handed compliments at home bring you down and finally everything you had planned just doesn’t seem worth doing. Isn’t it amazing what a few little evil detracting words can do to one’s energy?
Deck: Healing with the Fairies.The Faeries say it’s a day for some quiet time. Take a break and discover the energies around you. Determine whether they are helping or hindering. Decide which path you want to follow. Get to know yourself.
Today’s Cat Comfort card is Catnap. “Take it easy. Curl up and relax.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBethToday’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for Iris of the Rainbow. Iris is one of my favorite faeries and flowers, though they will not grow in the area of Florida I live in. She is the rainbow faery and you find her where air meets water. She really is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow as she brings us hope and a promise for the future. She brings light to our darkness and a rainbow of hope to our despair. She shows us the beauty in what is now. The storm is breaking up and taking with it the dead wood that has impeded our progress. Always leave her purple flowers and crystal rainbows.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 1 and the element is fire. The Monkey finds conflict today but the rabbit is having a great day.
Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I was born to contribute and make a difference. All of my doubts and fears vanish. Each day I express my highest qualities in every aspect of my life. I now choose to serve with selflessness, simplicity and joy.” Annie Marquier, creating a world of peace one thought at a time.
Qualifications for Hypnosis, Guided Visualization & Past Life Regression
I’ve been hearing a lot about them, qualifications that is. One thing I know for sure is you can put lipstick on a pit bull but it is still one ugly, unstable dog that regularly mains children and adults down here because it won’t let go even when a bunch of people are beating it half to death with big sticks. I’m not sure those are admirable qualities.However, my example today has to with hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Practitioners are divided into two groups: hypnotherapists and hypnotists. By and large, the public doesn’t know the difference and is easily taken in by a show. I mean, you get some person up on a stage and the next thing you know he has a whole row of dignified people making barnyard sounds. Now, that’s the guy you want to help you overcome your habits, straighten out your life and lead you down the past life path! He’s GOOD!The question is: good at what? I know, you just shook your head a little. A hypnotist, begins by having the audience participate in a few little fun exercises like looking up or trying to lower their arms. Then, he picks some people out of the audience and they are hopping on one foot and clucking before they know what hit them. Looks good, but what is he really good at? He is really good at separating the easily hypnotizable people in the audience from those who are not going to be so easy to get to. That’s what those little games at the beginning are for. After that point, even you could have that group of people clucking! They are what we call somnambulistic. They get hypnotized by commercials on TV. They are the ones jumping up in church screaming Amen! They are the first ones with their check books out at political rallies. They are the people staring at the flashing lights in the middle of intersection you have to wake up with your horn. They are the people who write all those testimonials because everything works for them including the wonderful placebo, ie..sugar pill.The poor old hypnotherapist doesn’t have it so easy. We have to take who ever walks through the door and every day isn’t filled with wonderful success stories. Some times we just have people who sit and look at us for weeks before they finally relax enough to trust us and themselves enough to be hypnotized. We have to conduct intake interviews, find out what a person’s fears are (nothing brings a person out of trance faster than a fear), how they feel about the problem and what they hope to achieve. Then we spend an equal amount of time working up a script that doesn’t lead the person, have any bad triggers in it and will slip past the subconscious mind without a hissy fit. The stage route sounds easier and the course is much shorter. So before you put your mind in the hands of someone, find out what their experience and training is. Yes, they can mess you up. Right after the King Tut exhibit went through Ft. Lauderdale, everyone had a past life as Egyptian royalty. That was a benign mess up. The most traumatic experience in a past life may make for a great impression but does it really help the person in chair? Does the hypnotherapist have enough training not to lead the very impressionable subconscious mind to please them and create an experience just to get a pat on the back? These are all things you need to consider. A huge wall with great stories isn’t a substitute for a wall with certificates and diplomas that say the person actually has some training and work experience. Even a benign little guided visualization can be traumatic if it leads you down to the beach and you are scared to death of water. Think about it. And then think, if something does go wrong, does this person I just trusted my mind to have the training to bring me out of trance or the visualization with a minimum amount of trauma?

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