Category Archives: Hypnosis

Video: Is Hypnosis an Energy Therapy? Does Hypnosis alleviate pain?

In our previous article “Is Hypnosis and Energy Therapy? Does Hypnosis Alleviate Pain?” we showed the effect of hypnosis and energy therapy with before and after aura and chakra images.  Expanding on this demonstration, we created a 13 minute video.

This vidoe gives an insight on several factors I use to interpret the aura and chakra image.  Here is the video:

Aura & Chakra Imaging Featured at the IHF Conference 2011-2012

We’ve just finished another amazing long weekend at the Internation Hypnosis Federation (IHF) It’s All About You Re-Treat in San Pedro, CA.  The Aura and Chakra Imaging was, once again, very well received!  Here is a video from last year’s (2011) IHF Conference that provides a glimpse of us at the conference:

We did an aura and chakra image and interpretation for Lydia.  The original reading took about 25 minutes, so the comments were quite edited.

Hypnosis is Everything – or How to Levitate a 5 year old

Kennedy at the Vancouver Aquarium entrance

My hypnosis mentor, Shelley Stockwell Nicholas, tells us that hypnosis is everything!  If hypnosis is everything, then it must be useful for solving major life threatening crises as well as every day inconveniences.

Last weekend, our older son was moving his family to a new home.  He asked us to “ride herd” on our granddaughter, Kennedy, age 5 & our 1 ½ year old grandson, Riker, while their parents packed the moving van.  Since rain was in the day’s forecast, we planned an outing to the Vancouver Aquarium.

When we arrived at Stanley Park, it seemed that everyone else in Vancouver had the same rainy day activity planned on this first day of the Victoria Day long weekend.    The closest parking spot was about a 10-minute uphill walk from the entrance; the ticket queue proved to be a half hour wait.  Still, the grandkids were troopers, passing the time with greater patience and poise than many of the adults and other kids in the line-up.

Once in the aquarium, we all had a fun time.  Riker squealed with delight upon his first close encounter with a tankful of  “Nemos.”  Both reveled and romped in the children’s special activity room.

Several hours later we were ready to leave with two happy and exhausted kids.  By now, Vancouver’s liquid sunshine was a more persistent drizzle, so we discussed waiting by the front door while grandpa retrieved the car.  When we emerged from the exit, we discovered that 1) there were no undercover waiting areas outside; 2) there were no loading zones (& no double parking) in front of the building; and 3) we were parked at the other end of a long, one-way loop.

So, we began the long journey back to the car.  Now, Riker was in his stroller, being pushed by grandpa.  I had Kennedy in hand, jumping over puddles.  It soon became obvious that Kennedy’s petite gait was no match for grandpa’s legs and Riker’s wheels.  So, I suggested that they go ahead to the car and get settled in.

Meanwhile, it was obvious that Kennedy’s shoe selection wasn’t optimum for this wet walk, as her slip-ons kept slipping off.  With every third or fourth step, she asked, “When are we going to get there.” She was tired and getting cold.  She looked up at me with eyes that said, “carry me” yet she didn’t ask, as she knew I was physically challenged to do so.

OK, so what do I do?  Here Kennedy was, in a state that was not resourceful for getting back to the car.  How could I put her in touch with that part of her that could make the walk to the car with ease?

Imaging that energy is radiating from the top of the head is a simple performance enhancing technique for athletes, especially runners and jumpers.  If an athlete imagines that energy is pulling them up from their crown, then they have more buoyancy and “lift.”  The inverse energy flow emanating from the feet works for athletes such as wrestlers who need to become attached to the ground in order to maintain their footing.  Since I wanted to give Kennedy a physical “lift”, I decided to play a game.

After stopping to adjust her shoe once again, I asked,” Have you every seen the Pixar movie ‘UP’?”  She nodded that she had.  “Now,” I said, “close your eyes and pretend that there are hundreds of balloons attached to your head – just like the house in ‘UP’ – and you are floating up, up, floating above the ground.  Good  – that’s right – now, let’s float!”

I started singing a little tune – “Up in a balloon, up in a balloon – we are floating right along – Up in our balloon.”  We “floated” at her pace; each time she asked when we would arrive at the car, I suggested that she imagine more balloons attached to her head and pretend that she needed to float higher in order to see the car.  All the while, I interjected my little song (with smiles from longer legged passer-bys!)

Finally, I spied the car.  To make the game complete, I exclaimed, “I see the car – let’s float in for a landing!  Start releasing the balloons!  There’s grandpa, there’s Riker – let’s float in for a landing!”

Yes, we both floated in for a smooth landing, unscathed.  The journey was a pleasant one.

Is Hypnosis an Energy Therapy? Does Hypnosis alleviate pain?

I’ve had several requests to do a “short form” article that demonstrates how hypnosis helps alleviate pain and discomfort.

Last March 2010, we brought our Aura and Chakra Imaging system to the International Hypnosis Federation Body, Mind, and Spirit Conference, where we did a number of Aura/Chakra images and interpretations.  During this time, I experienced a spell of residual pain from a motor vehicle accident.  In this public venue, a skilled hypnotherapist worked with me for about an hour.  I wanted to see how the session would impact my energy field and Chakras, so I captured a “before” and “after” image of my Aura and Chakras.

Here is the before image of my Aura and Chakras:

Before Aura chakra photo Carolyn IHF 2010

Note that the overall look of the aura is patchy, with a “thinking cap” over the head area, which indicates that I’m more in my headspace and not integrating my thoughts and feelings – sort of like a body-mind disconnect.  My Chakras are not of a uniform size and shape.  Look at the Chakra energy level bar graph underneath my aura image – the energy levels for the root, heart, throat, and crown are quite low.  Even though the solar plexus Chakra has a higher energy output, the larger, almost over blown shape on the body figure indicates that I’m operating more on will power.

Here is the after image.

After Aura chakra photo Carolyn IHF 2010

Now, the Chakras are round and evenly shaped, which shows more harmonious activity.  The Chakra colors are clear, bright, and defined.  All are approximately the same size. The Chakra bar graph now indicates that the energy levels have greatly increased for all Chakras.

Notice that the colors of the Aura are integrated.  My green “thinking cap” has merged with my overall energy field.

Look at the Aura size graph, which is a circular “bull’s eye” style graph at the lower right corner of each image.  In both before and after images, my auric field is equally large.  This means that we can have a fairly radiant energy field whether out of balance or in complete harmony.

Yes, after the session with the hypnotherapist, I felt GREAT!

Hypnosis: Smile on Your Face Money in Your Pocket

Hypnosis: Smile on Your Face Money in Your Pocket

Hypnosis Smile on Your Face Money in Your Pocket

When studying for my DCH (Doctor Clinical Hypnotherapy) degree, I read over 50 different books on hypnosis and related topics.  Some I had to read to pass my course  – others I  found became treasured companions!  Hypnosis Smile on Your Face Money in Your Pocket by Shelley Stockwell-Nicholas, PhD,  has become one of  these treasured companions.  I am reviewing Dr. Shelley’s updated  book, originally published in 1998.

Reviewed by Carolyn White PhD DCH

Stockwell-Nicholas, Shelley Lessin, Hypnosis Smile on Your Face Money in

Your Pocket.  Rancho Palos Verdes, CA:  Creativity Unlimited Press,  2009.

In my journey of learning about our human mind and consciousness, I have experienced many teachers.  The most fun and enjoyment that I have had is in Shelley Stockwell Nicholas’ hypnosis certification class.  We laugh, love, and, at the end of the day, I am astounded at how much wiser I am!  Dr. Shelley has a no holds barred approach to sharing her experience, knowledge and insights regarding hypnosis while honoring each student’s inner wisdom.  Great teachers share their knowledge; fantastic teachers, like Dr. Shelley, instill their students with the confidence that they, too, can DO IT!

If you are unable to experience Dr. Shelley first hand, her newly revised book, Hypnosis Smile on Your Face Money in Your Pocket is the next best thing.  Her writing style is engaging and congruent with her teachings.  In her entertaining way, she guides the reader through the art, science, and business of hypnosis with great clarity.  I am amazed at how much practical information is packed into this well organized book.  Shelley presents many “user friendly” techniques for accessing the “wise one” that is within us all.

I recommend Hypnosis Smile on Your Face Money in Your Pocket to anyone wanting the explore the potential of the mind & consciousness:

For the beginning hypnosis student, this book is a great blueprint for learning and practicing the art of hypnosis;

For those practicing or teaching hypnotherapy, this is a fantastic reference book with many creative & stimulating ideas.

The motto of the International Hypnosis Federation is “Changing the World One Person at a Time!”  When you read Hypnosis Smile on Your Face Money in Your Pocket, you will transform the world and yourself along the way (and enjoy the journey)!

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