Education, Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy for Insomnia | 用催眠來治療失眠

The hypnotherapy school (PASOH) I am currently taking 101 class has offer different advance programs.  One of the program called Clinical Hypnotherapy is looking for volunteers so I signed up right away when I received an email from the school since I want to see how advance class work plus I could get a free hypnotherapy session (at least worth $200-400 market value).  Perfect!!!

Yesterday was my turn so I was the client for the class (we call client not patient).  There are five students that day.  The instructor asked me to introduce myself first, and then one of the student asked me some questions –  What do I want to achieve today?

I haven’t been sleeping well lately so I said I would like to have a good night sleep every night, sleep through the night, and when I wake up in the morning I will feel fully rested, energetic, and happy.

Then other students start asking me other questions.  The instructor will stop them from time to time, gives them feedback, and ask them questions for them to think about.  When it’s time, the instructor will conclude and begin the hypnotherapy session on me.  My favorite part!!!

I sit back, lay on a chair, cover my eyes with an eye pillow.  I can hear the soothing/calm music play in the background on my right side, and someone is sitting on my left side.  One of the student begin the relaxation induction, and then 2nd student doing the deepening relaxation induction, the 3rd student doing the counting down, the 4th student insert the positive and direct suggestions for a good night sleep, the 5th student reinforce the positive suggestions.  The instructor is the last one, she playing a singing bowl (because I mentioned when they ask me questions) and reinforce the suggestions and then tell me I can come back to full conscious if I want to or I can go back to sleep.  Since I know I am in a class, I come back to full conscious.  I took three deep breath and I open my eyes.  I feel amazing.

The instructor has taped the hypnotherapy session as MP3 and will email it to me.  She said she would like me to listen to it for a few night and give her a feedback on how I feel.  That night, I slept through the night without waking up until 8:30am the next morning.  Is it amazing!!!

The recording has it’s purpose.  When we are in the trance state (like you are doing meditation or day dreaming), your mind goes in and out so the subconscious may not capture everything the hypnotherapist were saying.  Listening to the recording for a few times in the beginning after the session will help the imprint onto the subconscious deeper.  If down the road, like months later you start having trouble to sleep, you can listening to the recording again which serve like maintenance.

Some issues may need to have multiple session and listening to the recording for few months such as weight control or quiet smoking because these habits take more time to change from the subconscious.

我去學催眠的學校 (PASOH) 有不同的進階課程, 其中一個是臨床催眠療法.  有一天學校發出email詢問有沒有人願意當義工, 去給進階班學生練習.  我馬上報名, 一方面想看看進階班的上課情況, 一方面可以賺到一次催眠療程 (價值美金$200-400), 多讚啊.

昨天剛好輪到我, 基本上我就是當天的催眠客人(稱為客人, 不叫病人). 當天的進階班學生共有五人出席, 由老師起頭, 請我先做個簡單的自我介紹, 然後其中一位學生問我一些問題, 然後問我今天來希望達成什麼目的?

我有一段時間都睡得不太好, 所以當天我就說我希望能夠夜夜好眠, 一覺到天亮, 睡醒後感到精神充沛, 心情好, 有真的休息到.

接著其他學生繼續問我不同的問題. 老師會在不同時候給他們意見, 反問他們一些問題, 等到問得差不多了, 就開始我的催眠療程 (我最愛的部分)!

我坐在一個躺椅上, 戴上眼罩, 往後躺, 就聽見我的右手邊開始播放很像打坐時會放的輕柔音樂, 然後左手邊有第一位學生坐著, 開始說讓我身體慢慢放鬆的話語, 然後換第二位學生開始說更深一層的放鬆話語, 第三位學生開始倒數, 讓我進入更深層放鬆階段, 第四位學生開始說出正面且直接, 讓我睡個好覺的建議, 第五位學生加強那個建議, 老師是最後一位, 她一邊輕敲頌缽, 再次加強建議, 然後告訴我, 我可以選擇繼續睡覺, 或者恢復清醒.  因為我知道我在課堂上, 所以在我深呼吸三次後, 我就張開眼睛.  感覺非常好.

老師當天有把催眠那段錄成MP3, 之後會再email給我. 她要我聽個幾晚, 然後要我回報效果. 結果當晚我一覺到天亮, 不但中途沒醒過, 還睡到早上八點半.  這效果也太立刻有效了吧!!!

將催眠錄音有它的意義.  當我們進入催眠狀態 (很像靜坐或做白日夢那個狀況), 你的意識進進出出你的腦袋, 所以你的潛意識也許沒有將催眠師所說的每句話都聽進去. 所以在催眠療程結束後的頭幾天再聽幾次催眠錄音的目的, 是為了加強潛意識的記憶. 如果將來, 也許數個月後, 你又開始有失眠的狀況出現, 也可以再聽幾次催眠錄音, 算是自我保養的功能吧.

有些問題有可能需要數次的催眠療程, 以及多聽幾個月的催眠錄音, 才能改變潛意識裡的記憶, 例如體重控制或戒菸.

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