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.

Education, Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnotherapy | 什麼是催眠

Last post was talking about the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy (PASOH).  I have began the Hypnotherapy 101 Certification Course, and I would like to share what I have learned.

Many people when they think about hypnosis, the first thing came to mind is the stage hypnosis for entertainment where the hypnotherapist can make you do anything on stage. Due to stage hypnotists’ showmanship, many people believe that hypnosis is a form of mind control.  Actually, all hypnosis are self-hypnosis because the willingness is the key factor – you are willing to relax, you are willing to follow the suggestions, and you are willing to achieve the desired results.  If you are not willing, you can’t be hypnotized.

Science has discovered that everything about our human condition is stored in the subconscious mind. The only way to modify or change our behavior is by changing the belief system in our subconscious. This is similar to reprogramming a computer or reset a hard-drive.

The therapeutic hypnosis (hypnotherapy) is a tool used to enable you to totally deeply relax your body and mind so that you can gain access to your subconscious. This state is like daydreaming or spacing out. Then you will be giving positive suggestions and images to replace the negative themes currently in place. Suggestions are as effective as your desire to achieve them. You are always in control.

Everyone can benefit from hypnosis in the area such as improving sleep, reducing stress, weight loss, quit smoking, controlling pain, overcome addictions, increase self-esteem, enhance creativity, improving learning or athletic performance or remembering a past experience in complete detail.  I am hoping you will give hypnotherapy a try.

How many sessions do you need, you may ask.  It depends on your situation or issues.  In average, it takes 2 to 5 sessions (each session is about 2-3 hours).

While I am writing this post, I realized that nine years ago in April was my very first experience with hypnotherapy. Who would of thought that I will become a hypnotherapist nine years later.  I think everything happened for a reason.

上一篇文章是介紹Palo Alto 的催眠學校, 我開始了基礎催眠課程, 想來跟大家分享一下所學.

許多人一聽到催眠, 第一個想到的就是舞台上的催眠秀, 催眠師可以讓你無意識地做任何行為, 因此, 許多人以為催眠是一種意念的控制.  但實際上, 所有的催眠其實都是自我催眠, 因為 “自願性” 是要能夠被催眠成功的主因 – 你必須自願放鬆, 你必須自願聽從建議, 你必須自願想要達到結果. 如果你心裡不願意被催眠, 你是無法被催眠的.

科學家發現我們人類所有的行為都收藏在淺意識裡. 要改變我們的行為或想法的唯一方式就是從淺意識下手, 有點像重寫電腦程式或更新軟體.

催眠療法是先讓你的身體和頭腦深度放鬆, 才能讓你的淺意識出現, 這個潛意識的狀態有點像你在做白日夢, 然後從潛意識裡, 以正面建議的方式, 去改寫你原有的壞習慣或負面想法, 但是效果如何, 就看被催眠者本身對改變的意願強度.

每一個人都能受惠催眠, 不論是幫助睡眠, 減低壓力, 減肥, 戒菸, 控制疼痛, 克服上癮, 增加自信, 加強創意,幫助學習或表現, 或記得過去發生過的事. 我希望你願意給催眠療法一個機會.

一般人需要看幾次催眠師呢? 這要看每個人的問題狀況, 但平均來說大概是二到五次, 每次大概是二到三小時.

我在寫這篇文章的時候, 才發現九年前的四月, 剛好是我第一次接受催眠, 沒想到九年後我踏上當催眠師的這條路, 一切都是注定好的.

 

 

Education, Hypnotherapy

Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy (PASOH)

The first time I heard about this school is from my Acupuncturist because she learned many other alternative healings as well to help her patients.  I went to see a hypnotist about two weeks ago for a session and he happened to graduated from PASOH and he highly recommended.  Since I felt the benefits from the session plus I have been interested in alternative healing arts in recent years I want to know more about Hypnotherapy.  So I contacted the school and found out that they are having a Into night for people to attend.

Founded in 1977 by Master Hypnotist Josie Hadley, the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy has certified many hundreds of extraordinary hypnotherapists. The school curriculum has evolved academically since 1977 by adding courses, seminars and workshops to educate and professionalize practitioners. Shortly before Josie Hadley passed away in December, 2007, she wisely sold the school to Dorthy Tyo who had been teaching, developing courses, and managing the school for over 20 years. In January, 2008 Dorthy took on the full responsibility of moving the school forward and invited Isabela Delcourt to teach the curriculum in Spanish. In China, Sandy Chang teaches the basic courses to many students who want to help others as well.

The basic mission of this school is to offer courses designed to prepare students in the use of the most modern, researched, and substantiated therapeutic techniques of hypnosis and related modalities while providing extensive skill development through didactic presentations and monitored practice where students are encouraged to explore the use and application of these therapeutic skills in their personal and professional lives. The school promotes public and professional awareness of the clinical and medical benefits of hypnosis as a therapeutic intervention so that people can learn to utilize the abilities inherently within.

The Outreach Program of the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy offers the skills of students and graduates as volunteers to public and private facilities for stress management, pain control, relaxation, habit control, and others issues. As an example, the school is part of the program at Hope House (a women’s recovery center) in Redwood City, CA and has been an integral part of women’s recovery for over 20 years.

The head of school, Dorthy was the host that night with three other instructors and two graduated students to share their experiences.  Dorthy’s philosophy really speaks to me.  She said she hasn’t increase the tuition for 10 plus years is because she want to make it affordable so more people can come and learn Hypnotherapy which not only benefits ourselves but also help others.  We need more healers.

Hypnotherapy 101 Certification Course is the first entry course, total of 50 hours in 10 weeks and you will receive a certificate when completed.  You can then start seeing clients with single issues such as smoking, lose weight, distress, phobias, pain control, increase self-esteem or motivation, etc.  The next class starting on 4/25, you can choose between morning class from 9:30-1:00 or night class from 6:30-10:00 plus two full Saturdays on 6/2 and 6/23 from 10-5.

In the State of California,Hypnotherapy Certification program is control and regulated; however, the Hypnotherapists are not.  Since other States has requirement of 300 hours (like Yoga instructors), Dorthy encourage us to take on more classes after we complete the 101 course.

Some insurance company cover Hypnotherapy sessions. The Hypnotherapy session fee charges varies, in average is about $400/2-3 hrs per session.  Some issues may only need one session but you will need to be willing to work with the Hypnotherapist and want to change; otherwise, you may not see a big result of improvement because it all has to do with your subconscious.

Anyone wants to try Hypnotherapy??  We as students need volunteers for doing our homework so if you are interested, let me know because I will need to charge after I complete the course.  :p

第一次知道這所催眠學校是從我的中醫, 因為她本身除了熱愛中醫之外, 也涉獵其他許多自然療法.  二週前我去找催眠師治療, 他剛好也是從這所學校畢業的, 且對這所學校讚譽有加.  因為催眠帶給我的效果很好, 加上我這幾年對自然療法和身心靈方面的課程很有興趣, 覺得不但對自己很有幫助, 也可以分享且幫助其他人, 於是乎產生去學催眠的念頭. 跟學校聯絡後得知, 昨晚有一場Q&A Intro Event, 所以我和朋友Vivian就一起參加.

當晚是由院長Dorthy主持, 另有三位老師和二位已畢業的學生出席分享他們的心路歷程和經驗.  我非常喜歡院長的教學理念, 她說她已經大概十年沒漲過學費了, 因為她希望能讓更多人能夠負擔學費, 進而來學習催眠, 這樣就能幫助自己也幫助別人, 她說我們需要更多的治療師(Healers).

Hypnotherapy 101 Certification Course是第一門催眠入門課程, 50小時/10 weeks, 完成後就會拿到證書, 可以開始幫人處理單獨, 主題式的問題, 例如戒菸, 減肥, 舒壓, 空間恐懼症(Phobias), 控制疼痛, 增加自信或動力, 等等. 最新一期的開課日期是4/25, 有分上午班9:30-1:00和晚上班6:30-10:00, 另外還有二個全天的週六 (6/2, 6/23 from 10-5).

目前加州對催眠學校的證書課程是有規定和管制的, 所有的課程需要送到教育部審核, 但對催眠師的執業是沒有執照考試之類的要求.  不過因為別州對催眠師的要求是300小時 (有點類似瑜珈老師的時數), 所以院長也鼓勵我們結束入門課程後也可以繼續進修其他五門各50小時的進階課程, 完成300小時的訓練.

有些保險公司給付催眠療程, 目前灣區的催眠療程收費不一, 平均大概$400/2-3 hrs per session. 有些問題只需要一個療程, 但前提是你願意配合, 有想要改變的決心, 催眠可以助你一臂之力, 但是如果你不是, 催眠的效果有限, 因為這跟你的淺意識有很大的關係.

有人想試試催眠的嗎? 因為學生在課堂外會需要找自願者練習, 是功課的一部分, 所以如果你有興趣的話, 跟我聯絡, 不然等我畢業後就要開始收費囉.  LOL

 

註: David Wilson, 授課老師之一, 用催眠幫助得乳癌的太太有很好的效果, 而製作這個免費的Guided Meditation 來幫助大家.

 

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[我的新偶像] 夏霏

夏霏 (筆名), 活潑熱心的獅子座 (上升水瓶座), 是我2017年四月去希臘認識的團友 (女巫幫), 當時的我不知道她是誰, 但是旅遊第一天的自我介紹, 她讓我印象深刻, 她說: 我是一位作家, 出了五十本書 . . . . . 我只記得這句開場白, 後面的完全忘記.  當下的我覺得這位姑娘好厲害啊, 好想知道她寫了哪些書 (因為我很愛看書).

二週的希臘行, 讓我慢慢認識這位特別的女孩 – 她多才多藝, 人生經驗豐富, 個性幽默風趣, 肢體動作加上豐富表情, 是作家, 是講師, 是靈媒, 也可以當演員或主持人了啦.

10歲因母親用精油而開啟對香東西的興趣, 16歲自己開始摸索; 12歲開始寫作; 17歲開始接觸塔羅牌; 26歲學習催眠課並完成芳香療法的課程.  她到各大學院演講教課, 上電視和廣播電台, 接個案算塔羅和催眠, 開精油課 (她是美國Young Living優樂芳精油在台灣的講師), 與死去的動物溝通 (動物靈媒).  她的部落格有滿滿的文章分享, 她的臉書有即時的活動課程和學員的分享回饋.

與夏霏約好年底去峇里島六天的時候教我塔羅牌, 貼心的她不但幫我買了塔羅牌, 還一起買了桌布, 牌套, 和塔羅牌的書.  雖然這些書是她精心挑選過的, 但是上完她的課後我發現, 她用白話文所解釋的牌意和她用實占經驗所舉的例子, 比書上寫的更容易了解, 且印象深刻.  我想也是因為她本身說故事的能力強, 加上實占的經驗豐富, 所以上她的塔羅牌課程會比其他老師要來得容易入門.

塔羅牌(Tarot)是一套類似於撲克牌的卡牌,通常有78張紙牌,是一種象徵圖像系統。由18世紀到目前,塔羅牌被發現用於神秘主義者和神秘學者占卜上,以至在心理和精神地圖的引路徑,作為反映個人生活的工具,以及幫助人們去沉思考慮的工具。目前最普遍流行的是偉特體系,其代表是由亞瑟·愛德華·偉特(Arthur Edward Waite)所設計的萊德偉特塔羅牌。

夏霏告訴我, 塔羅牌和紫微或易經不同, 塔羅牌只算最近3-6個月內的事, 而且可以因為事件或條件狀況的改變而重算.  例如, 妳目前有二個工作選擇, 哪一個較好? 你近期有沒有桃花? 你買不買得到房子? 是出國升學好, 還是留在台灣深造? 等等, 如果算過後因某些狀況有改變, 例如有新的工作選擇或有新的對象, 或換了一間房子下標, 就可以重新再算.

她先教我四十張小牌, 再教我二十二張大牌, 最後才教十六張的宮廷牌.  她是一位教學認真, 上課新鮮有趣的老師, 她對塔羅牌和精油的興趣, 也讓她花很多時間專研, 如何將她所學的星座/塔羅/精油/催眠, 互相連結起來, 所以她自己也是不斷自修精進.

腦袋動得快的她, 常常會替一些精油取外號, 今年她去埃及玩, 就帶了當地的”撲倒香“精油回來 – 有三種是Egypt Only的:蓮花香精,阿拉伯之夜,沙漠的秘密。

蓮花因為是埃及的國花,所以不出口,只能在埃及買; 後面那兩個則是戰鬥用, 分成男用和女用,銷售員是這麼說的:

「擦了阿拉伯之夜,女人受不了!擦了沙漠的秘密,男人受不了!」
「那兩個人都擦呢?」
「床受不了!」

峇里島的六天讓我對她有更多的認識和佩服.  她愛旅行, 所以會收集很多各國當地的精油, 例如不同國家的薰衣草, 然後上課時, 拿出來給學生聞香比較.  她在峇里島度假也不忘工作, 只要看到精油, 就會買一堆當地才有, 台灣沒有的(植物)精油, 然後上她的Line精油群組, 馬上就讓大夥下單購買.  我見識到她 “搜刮” 精油的 “豪邁”, 完全沒在管行李箱裝不裝得下, 會不會超重, 回台灣會不會被打稅的問題.  跟她相比, 我真的是擔心太多了!!!

夏霏熱愛工作, 因為她覺得她所做的一切, 都是為了幫助別人, 而實際上, 她的熱心也真的幫助了不少的人.

她在台灣很有名了, 所以藉這機會, 把她介紹給在美國及其他海外的台灣朋友, 如果各位有興趣學塔羅牌, 芳香療法或被催眠, 請在文章下面留言, 也許我可以邀她來美國一趟, 開班授課喔!!!

 

夏霏的部落格, 臉書.

Hypnotherapy

你相信催眠嗎

screen-shot-2016-12-12-at-11-03-50-am因朋友推薦, 我在美國就開始關注段世龍的臉書頁, 和他的潛意識好好玩部落格. 這次趁回台灣, 進而報名二個催眠Sessions和二天的催眠實務班, 被催眠和學催眠都是個非常有趣且不同的經驗.

多年前我曾有過一次被催眠的經驗, 是為了改善我因溺水經驗而對水產生的恐懼, 但現在對當時的催眠師的做法沒有太深刻的印象了.

hypnosis-test這次二天的催眠實務班算是入門初級, 以下是課程簡介:

催眠實務班是一趟內在潛意識與超時空、超次元發現之旅,在行程出發前,身心或許會有亢奮或不安,活動前後,周圍的人事物可能會有所轉變,請持續陪伴身心所有的反應,讓未知的生命之流持續帶領你,順流而行,展開人生的奇幻之旅。讓我們一起繼續進入內在旅程…

「照見五蘊皆空,度一切苦厄。」

持續在兩日中連續觀自在,連續深入自己。
在眼耳鼻舌身意中,覺色聲香味觸法。
將外五感轉入內五感,終究通意根。
學會往內陪伴自己、了解自己、跟自己和解,才可能有外在的和諧、健康或順遂。

這次的催眠班,其實是藉由一些方式去看見潛意識中的「程式」,並且將這些程式「化開」。請注意,既非「去除」亦非「改寫」,而是「化開」。

宗薩仁波切:「你的心愈細微、愈精純,就愈有力量,這表示你支配自心的程度愈來愈大。精純的心便是不受干擾的心,心愈粗重,干擾就愈多。較少干擾,代表心較為赤裸,心愈赤裸,就愈能發揮他最大的潛能,有更大的智慧、更高的成就、更少的障礙。

赤裸的心,因為沒有障礙,所以非常有力量;干擾愈多,心的潛能被阻塞得愈多。不同的菩薩地,也可以用所剩下的干擾或不清淨的程度來分類。干擾指的是二元對立、貼標籤、製造幻覺等等。幻覺停止的時候,你便成佛了,這並不表示你變得形同木石,像是桌子、書本或是椅子。

從佛陀的觀點,亦即從證悟的觀點來看,凡夫幾乎就是形同木石的人;實際上,我們因為不斷超過負載的念頭和感覺,所以變得麻木,太多的干擾讓我們幾乎沒有感知能力了。

我們的心只有一小部分在運作,就算這一小部分,也像是機器人一樣,依照預先設計好的模式來反應;而我們真正的才幹、力量、自心真正的特質,都一直隱藏著、受到壓抑,從未展現出來。當你證悟的時候,情緒和干擾不再存在,因此你就更有活力。」”

eyeworld2學習催眠是了解潛意識的工具之一. 我們從小到大, 其實一直歷經不同程度和方式的催眠, 只是我們不自知而已.

例如, 當孩子考一百分時, 父母說: 你好棒, 我們好愛你. 這時的父母就是在催眠孩子 (隱藏的含義) – 你考一百分才會被愛; 這樣的父母重視結果, 而不重視過程, 所以當孩子很努力過後, 卻沒有得到期待的結果時, 會感到沮喪的原因, 而孩子也會覺得他需要一直得到好成績, 父母才會愛他.

這樣的愛, 不是無條件的; 而有條件的愛, 無法讓人有安全感.

我們成長的過程中, 已經不斷被輸入各式各樣的”程式” – 要成績好, 要賺很多錢, 要住大房名車, 要名牌, 要結婚生孩子, 才叫做成功, 卻慢慢忘記, 真實單純的快樂是什麼, 內心渴望的是什麼, 最後才會變成, 我樣樣都有, 但就是不快樂.

我們來到這個地球修行, 每個人都有不同的功課要做, 每個出現在我們生命裡的人, 都有他的原因, 而我們所受的苦難, 都有它的意義.

廣欽法師:越是在修行的人,罪業越是會現形

廣欽法師說:“越是在修行的人,那些無始來的罪業越是會現形,幻成種種境界來折磨你,使你受苦,像身體的疾病或精神上的打擊磨難,這些磨難會刺激你,使你體悟到娑婆人生的苦,而志求出離,你必須跳越過這些障礙,越過人身的種種劫難,才能得到清淨安樂,成就淨業。世俗人得富貴的,是過去生中布施的功德來的,今生享受福報,若沒有無常的磨難,種種的挫折來刺激,便會沉迷下去,不知醒悟,如果不知再以福布施,種來世人天的因,等福消壽盡,便會墮落,反而是福中藏禍。錢是無生命的東西,人則是萬物之靈。所以,我們要會利用錢,不要被錢所利用。有錢要會布施,腦中才會清爽息念,才會消業障。否則,整天為錢煩惱,一直絞業障,這就是被錢利用了。”

你要超渡誰呢? 你無法超渡任何人,除非你開始超渡你自己

這篇文章寫得好, 它說 “所謂的「超渡」,是學習如何自在地經歷和走完你這一輩子所有的情緒。所謂超渡你自己:是深入你的內心,用你當下的愛和智慧,化解你內心有種種負面情緒的自己。

你自己,就是你自己的觀世音菩薩。所謂的觀世音菩薩,就是未來的你,未來已經成佛的你;祂循聲救苦來安撫還在無助,苦難當中的你。這一輩子,當你心靈力量變強,你累世轉世的自己,會來找你幫忙。等你超渡完所有過去世的你的時候,也就是你成佛的那一天,就是你在當下感覺到圓滿的那一天。”

《金剛經》一切都是幻覺

這個世界只是一個夢,人生就像一場電影,

你一輩子執著的子女,只是你的一個緣;

你一輩子放不下的家庭,只是你生命的一個驛站;

你所追逐的感情和名利,只是一個自我意識的幻影

前世曾經修行過的特徵—您曾經是修行者嗎?

我想我已經上路了, 走在回家的路上.

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主要團員是從台灣出發, 我是從舊金山出發到希臘雅典和他們會合, 有興趣的朋友一起去吧.