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We´ve also observed that while past life therapy
will frequently have successful results even if the client did not believe
the past life was "real", this is often not true with the "inner
child". The "inner children" consider themselves to be very
real indeed. We suspect because they are "present" (unlike past
life personalities) and thus have great influence on the subconscious
mind, they can continue to block or interfere with positive results if
they want to do so. To our surprise, they can be quite willful about being
recognized, accepted, and believed before allowing positive change in
the body or the mind.
While the general impression that the major part of
a hypnosis practice is working with weight and tobacco clients is erroneous,
we do get a good number of clients seeking to end these and other addictions
and habits. We even get people who have already successfully ended their
addiction or habit, but still have the desire for it because the subconscious
reasons for the addiction or habit have not been addressed or completely
Tony, a man in his 50´s, had successfully ended
his smoking after a hypnosis seminar. Our experience with clients is that
10% of people will end an addiction/habit, like smoking, in such seminars.
About another 10% will stop for a period of time, but pick the addiction/habit
up again later when feeling particularly stressed or upset. Some of those
who stop, like Tony, do not lose their desire for their addiction/habit.
As allergies to tobacco or food (or the additives in
them) can create a craving for that substance, Tony´s allergy to
tobacco was balanced in his first session and a means for dealing with
stress. Next, the root of his desire to smoke was found, with NMR, to
be a past life in the opium dens of China. After a regression to that
life, Tony reported to Dr. Harmon all desire to smoke was completely gone.
The desire did not return, even after Tony had a serious motorcycle accident
two years later and was in a great deal of pain. Working with Dr. Harmon,
he healed all of his injuries, which had been severe.
Pamela had a session with a young man who proclaimed
himself a "pot head" and said he had to stop smoking immediately
as he´d just joined the Navy. He´d heard being caught with
"grass" (marijuana) would land him in the brig for a long time.
Pamela had him describe his favorite "getting high" fantasy, then
she repeated this back to him while he was hypnotized. She made a tape
of it as she did so. Afterwards, while talking to him about his experience,
she looked into his eyes and realized he was high. "Yeah, I know,"
he responded when Pamela mentioned this, "isn´t it great?"
She immediately gave "sober" suggestions to his subconscious,
despite his protests. (She had visions of him being pulled over for driving
under the influence and fingering her as his dealer. She didn´t
think the officer would believe he was high on hypnosis.) He called some
time later to say he´d become a "tape head" and that he´d
discovered dragging on a straw cut like a reefer at the beginning of the
tape made it even more effective for him. (As deep breathing of oxygen
produces euphoria like highs, this would work.)
Another client who drank five tall highballs a night
cut down to one a night right away by playing a hypnosis tape Pamela made
for him. After arriving home from his stressful job, he would follow his
normal routine and head straight for his high ball glass. He would then
plunk two ice cubes in it, as he always did. Picking up the vodka bottle
in which he kept water, he would pour a tall glass of it, take it to his
favorite chair, kick off his shoes, take a long sip, pick up a piece of
paper on which he´d written (the night before) a goal he had for
himself, lean back, close his eyes, and click on his tape recorder.
On the tape, Pamela described him lying on the warm
sands of his own private Pacific Island. He would feel the warmth of the
sun on his face, think briefly of his goal, and, then, as he listened
to Pamela´s hypnotic voice, he would relax into the sounds of the
lulling waves. Soon, a beautiful island maiden would kneel behind his
head and begin to massage his temples. Slowly, she would smooth and soothe
the muscles at the front and side of his neck, shoulders, arms, chest,
hips, legs, and feet. As he sat up, she would massage the back of his
neck, shoulders, arms, and back. Then he and his beautiful island maiden
would join hands and walk together deep into the tropical rain forest.
There, they would climb down wide, grassy, steps carved along side a waterfall
to the pool below. The water would be the exact temperature he liked and
he and his beautiful island maiden would swim in the pool. Soon, he would
look into her eyes and ask for his goal. If she smiled, it meant his request
was granted. If she frowned, it meant there were things he had to do before
his request could be granted. After they swam and frolicked in the pool,
they would return, hand in hand, back to the beach. Smiling, she would
wave good-bye, knowing he would return. Pamela´s voice would then
suggest that as he felt himself sitting in the chair in his living room
he would recall perfectly whether she had smiled or frowned. If she had
smiled, his subconscious would now be helping him take the steps to make
his goal happen. If she had frowned, he would investigate in his next
session with Pamela any blocks he had to his goal. Then he would return
to full conscious focus and write down the goal (it could be the same
one or another) that he would read before he played the tape the next
His evenings became very relaxing for him. He reported
he enjoyed his one drink of the night, but enjoyed his three glasses of
water in his highball glass just as much. He also found he had a lot more
energy in the nights. He began bicycling, something he´d always
wanted to do, for an hour after he got home and on the weekends. He lost
thirty pounds and joined a bicycle club, which greatly improved his social
life. He continued seeing Pamela two times a month to work with any crises
or difficulty he was experiencing with his new life style, work, or blocked
goals. He had a great deal of repressed anger due to, first, his childhood,
and, second, his experiences in Vietnam. Over six months, he healed his
anger and pronounced himself a "new man". (Pamela also used the
island and the beautiful island maiden as an induction for his sessions
in the office. After a couple of months, she decided to satisfy her curiosity
as to whether his beautiful island maiden had a name. She asked him, just
as the maiden was kneeling down behind him, if he knew her name. "Yes,"
he said softly. Pamela, expecting an exotic Polynesian name, asked her
name. "Gertrude," he whispered, as he slipped deeper into hypnosis,
"her name is Gertrude.")
Sandi, in her 20´s, was a client of Dr. Harmon´s
and Sandi found it very difficult to end her smoking completely. In hypnosis,
Dr. Harmon asked Sandi why she was having such difficulty. Her subconscious
responded: "She smokes to fill her emptiness." Dr. Harmon asked
where this emptiness was rooted. The response was: "Many roots. Check
two previous lives. Also childhood very sad. She has forgotten this at
one level. Important to remember. Body is suffering from forgetting. Smoking
masks the pain and emptiness."
The two previous lives were healed and Sandi quit smoking
completely for several weeks. However, at the end of those weeks she became
extremely anxious and upset, so she began smoking two cigarettes a day
(down from two packs a day). NMR indicated a great deal of sexual abuse
in her early childhood. Enough of this abuse was addressed to gain Sandi
great insight into her relationships with men and her low self-esteem.
She ended an abusive marriage and a year later married a caring man. Sandi
felt her therapy of that abuse was complete. Her three, four, and five
year old "inner children" insisted it was not as they still had
emotions to release and memories to discuss. Sandi ended therapy anyway
and continued to smoke two cigarettes a day..
Often, we get clients who have ended a coping behavior
or addiction prematurely - before they have dealt with the underlying
emotional cause - thus increasing internal stress. A client that Dr. Harmon
was treating for extensive abuse read a self-help book on pressure points
in the body that, when pressed, eliminate addictions and habits. "Why
didn´t you tell me I could do this for my candy addiction?"
she asked Dr. Harmon accusingly.
"Because you aren´t emotionally ready to
end it," he told her. "I can tell you what will happen if you
use this technique, which I am well aware of by the way. It´s of
great help when one is ready for it, but you aren´t."
"Well, I´m going to use it anyway," she
said. "I´m sick of eating so much candy and I´m sick of
A few days later she burst in on a class Dr. Harmon
was giving. "You have to help me!" she cried and broke down in
Dr. Harmon asked if she would be willing to work
with him in front of the class. She, sobbing, said she didn´t care,
as long as he helped her. She had been, she said, at the grocery store
and seen her favorite Easter candy. She had applied the pressure point
for resisting the candy. It worked. She walked away from the display feeling
triumphant and stood in the line to pay for her groceries. Suddenly, she´d
felt an awful feeling, like she was sinking in a deep, black hole. She
felt extreme anxiety, deep grief, and the inability to cope with anything
- even standing in line. She left her basket of groceries and made a bee
line for Dr. Harmon´s office.
Dr. Harmon asked her to put into words her feelings.
"I feel," she said, "as though my best friend in the world
has died. It doesn´t make sense. But I feel that friend was all
that was keeping me sane and now my friend is gone."
Her friend was candy. When Dr. Harmon guided her into
trance, a little girl began to speak. She was very angry and hurt at having
her candy taken away and that anger and hurt were triggering deep rage
and pain at the abuse. Dr. Harmon spoke to the little girl and promised
her that she could have "all the Easter candy her little tummy could
eat without getting sick". This mollified the "little one"
and the feelings of high anxiety abated. The client also found herself
eating less candy than she normally would. (Thanks to the fill your "little"
tummy suggestion.) Over the course of therapy, candy consumption dwindled
until she was eating it only when particularly stressed. Today, she is
able to alleviate stress without candy much of the time. Such would have
been unthinkable before therapy.
We´ve seen our clients heal of many things. We
have never, however, had a client heal from a diagnosis of a severed spine.
But Dr. Harmon´s brother, the other Dr. Harmon (M.D.) has.
Dr. Robert Harmon is Medical Director of The M.E.A.
Clinic which is run by the M.E.A. Foundation of which his brother, Dr.
Hugh Harmon, is Chairman of the Board. The Clinic was founded to carry
on the family tradition of providing caring and affordable health care
for the community. This work was begun by their grandmother, Mattie Evans
Alderman, in the early 1900´s. Mrs. Alderman would hire, at her
own expense, doctors and nurses to bring health care to those in the Coachella
Valley who could not afford it, most notably women on the Indian Reservation
and field laborers and their families. Mrs. Alderman also built and donated
the building for the first high school in Thermal, helped start the first
telephone service in Thermal, was a contributing founder for the First
National Bank in Coachella, and built the company that first provided
Imperial Valley with pure artesian drinking water. When she thought it
was time to improve the roads and build better bridges in the Valley,
she got in her Model T, drove to Sacramento, and bullied the legislature
into providing the funding to get them built. Her husband, a Methodist-Epsicopal
minister, would frequently suffer fainting spells from what would be diagnosed
today as hypoglycemia. When a spell would come on, Mattie Evans Alderman
would take the pulpit and deliver his sermon with her fiery determination
and passion. Her work ethic, high ideals, sense of duty, and commitment
to serving others were passed on to both of her grandsons, whom she helped
Dr. Robert Harmon is, like his brother, a man who cares
passionately about helping people to heal. This passion led him to the
Orient in the middle of his medical career to study acupuncture and meditation
and to his research into the basic concepts of human nutrition and body
chemistry. He also studied and researched chelation therapy and now utilizes
it in the clinic. Use of chelation therapy alone has saved hundreds of
his patients from expensive and invasive surgeries. Over the course of
his decades of medical practice, he has strongly adhered to his Hypocratic
Oath - Primum Non Nocere. Translation: "First, Do No Harm".
In his early 70´s, Dr. Robert Harmon sees up
to 60 patients a day. He is as busy now as he was when he was chief anesthesiologist
for four Los Angeles Hospitals, driving from one hospital to another.
His career as an anesthesiologist was remarkable with no loss of patients
under his care and the use of up to 80% less anesthesia per patient than
would normally be used. Impressed by this, one (only one?!) hospital administrator
asked what he was doing. What he was doing was using the hypnosis taught
to him in medical school by the same Dave Elman who taught his brother.
Both Doctor Harmons understand well the power of the
mind over the body, which was very fortunate for Mr. Gomez. While cutting
a limb off a tree, Mr. Gomez, a man in his 50´s, fell onto the concrete
curb below. He landed on his spine, which was diagnosed by neurological
experts as severed. Told he would never walk again, he refused to believe
it. A man of deep faith, he believed prayer could heal anything, so he
set about praying with fervor. Both Dr. Harmons supported his self-prognosis
and faith. His physical therapist was taught how to impress upon his subconscious
the belief he could walk as she helped him to move his legs and muscles
in assisted walking exercises. He was encouraged to keep repeating during
these exercises the thought and words: "I´m walking."
To everyone´s astonishment (with the notable
exception of Mr. Gomez), the day arrived when he did walk. He continues
to walk, stiffly and with the aid of a cane, but walk he does. There has
been some heated medical discussion among those involved in his care and
diagnosis as to whether: A) His spine has healed, which is considered
impossible if his original diagnosis by neurological experts was correct.
B) He is walking despite his spine being severed, which is also considered
impossible. C) His original diagnosis was incorrect.
Naturally, none of the possibilities please the neurological
experts who diagnosed his severed spine for it means they either made
a grave error in diagnosis or their understanding of the human body and
its abilities is gravely limited. Mr. Gomez doesn´t care whether
his spine is still severed or never was. Nor does he care to let anyone
open his back and find out. He is walking. He intends to keep right on
walking. He´s probably even planning to climb trees again before
Some people - certainly Mr. Gomez - would say God healed
him. We believe God does not choose who heals and who doesn´t. We
believe God gave everyone the ability to create anything they choose to
create. We know at least three levels of the mind are involved in the
creation process: 1) The conscious level which creates thought. 2) The
superconscious level where thought is imaged on what is sometimes called
"the screen of the mind". 3) The subconscious level which manifests
You are creating thoughts continually. Other people´s
thoughts are coming at you continually. One of the jobs your subconscious
must do is decide which thoughts are frivolous and which are not; in other
words, which thoughts are to be manifested. Hypnotists have been working
directly with the subconscious mind for a very long time. Longer than
even psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, or hypnotherapists.
They have made some very important observations about the subconscious
mind. They know that certain criteria strongly influences the subconscious
mind. These criteria are:
In order to walk, Mr. Gomez had to overcome the diagnosis
of a severed spine by neurological medical experts. Because such experts
are powerful authority figures, many people would have considered it a waste
of time, energy, and emotion to even try to learn to walk again. Not Mr.
Gomez. He believed strongly in God (the ultimate authority figure) and in
God´s power to do anything, even heal or overcome a severed spine.
These beliefs were taught him by his culture and his religion (identification,
authority, repetition, emotion, exaggeration, and hypnosis). Two other doctors
(authority) supported his self-prognosis that he would walk again. Mr. Gomez
certainly desired (emotion) to walk and kept (repetition) praying (hypnosis,
emotion) he would walk. The physical therapist (authority figure) was taught
how to present suggestions (hypnosis) to the subconscious mind for walking.
As she presented these suggestions (hypnosis), she would help him move (exaggeration,
identification, hypnosis) the legs and muscles necessary for walking. He
was encouraged to keep repeating (repetition) mentally or verbally the thought,
as he moved his legs and muscles, "I´m walking" (identification,
authority, hypnosis) and to feel excited (emotion) about it. This procedure
was repeated over and over (repetition). Eventually, Mr. Gomez´s subconscious
mind created a way for the body to walk.
- Identification. This includes the humans who raised you, the culture
you were raised in, and the traits others have you wish to have.
- Authority. This includes the people who raised you, your religious
leaders, your government leaders, your teachers, your employers, your
doctors. It can even include those who bully or abuse you. Those the
subconscious believes hold the power of life and death over the body
strongly influence it. Thus, YOU are also an authority figure to your
- Repetition. Thoughts, actions, and experiences repeated over and over
strongly influence the subconscious mind.
- Emotion. The subconscious is the seat of the emotions and it is emotional
energy that the subconscious uses to manifest thought. Thoughts accompanied
by emotion are considered very important to the subconscious mind. The
stronger the emotion, the greater the importance attached to the thoughts
accompanying it. It does not judge between "good" and "bad"
emotion. People are very good at manifesting that which they greatly
fear as fear is a very strong emotion!
- Exaggeration. A good way to explain exaggeration is to substitute
the words imagination, shock, trauma, physical contact or action. All
of these focus the attention of the subconscious, causing it to place
more importance on the thoughts being presented to it.
- Hypnosis. There are many ways to open the mind to suggestion, which
is hypnosis. Hypnosis includes, but is not limited to, prayer, meditation,
rituals, repetitive action, concentration, focus, relaxation, drugs,
hypnotic medications (which include many of the common depression medications),
surgery, trauma, shock, guided imagery, visualization, NLP, EMDR, massage,
It is our sincere belief that stories like those of Mr.
Gomez, and others in these pages, will encourage those with "incurable",
"inoperable", and "hopeless" conditions and situations to
look beyond perceived limitations; to look within for the limitless power
created in the coming together of the mind, body, and spirit.
Years ago Pamela listened to a radio interview with a
man and his doctor. The man claimed he had grown a new leg some twenty years
previously. His doctor, now retired, verified this and added several medical
personnel, including government medical researchers, had been aware of this.
All had sworn an oath to speak of the case only to those who were involved
with it, and the man´s medical records had been permanently locked
away. The incredulous talk show host exclaimed, "But doctor! Why wouldn´t
you tell people about it? It´s amazing news."
"Yes," the doctor replied, "but we knew if
we let the news leak, everyone would think they could grow back parts of
Those who feel it is their duty to "protect"
humans by focusing on perceived limitations do a tragic disservice to the
human potential. As long as we believe we have limits, we are limited. We
certainly know enough about the mind today to realize we have not even begun
to plumb its possibilities. Part of the fun of human life is to explore
our potentials and part of the joy is to meet challenges with a sense of
"what´s possible if I don´t close my mind to the possibilities?"
A young woman, in her late 20´s, came to see us.
"I´m dying," she said. "My doctors tell me I have maybe
six weeks." We asked if she wanted to work on living. "Of course,"
she said, "but not this life. I had a dream. I know I´m going
to die. It´s obviously my time, though I don´t know why. That´s
what I want to find out. Why am I dying? Why did I create this disease?
Was it to meet the challenge of dying with it, or was it to uncover what
I´ve done emotionally to create it? I don´t want to take it
with me into my next life. Been there, done that. I want as great a start
on my next life as possible. Will you help me?"
We were humbled, thrilled, and filled with the joy for
the human mind and spirit. She helped us discover over the next ten weeks
what "miracles" truly are: Self-empowerment.
How To Find & Help Your Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist
- Check with people you know. You´d be amazed how many people
are "into" hypnosis. Check the Yellow Pages of your local phone
book for professional hypnotists and hypnotherapists.
- Check training credentials. A professional hypnotist is certified
with a minimum of 50 hours of CLASS (not home) training. A professional
hypnotherapist is certified with a minimum of 250 hours of CLASS training.
- Insist on a FREE consultation. Ask questions at your consultation
and choose the professional YOU TRUST and feel good about. Be careful
of those who "dictate" what you should do and those who use
- EXPECT to have more than one session or ask to have a hypnosis tape
to listen to at home. Like everything else, people get better at being
hypnotized the more they do it.
- Raise your eyes, whether open or closed, at the start of being hypnotized
by yourself or another. This starts the altered state.
- Relax your body. Scan it from head to toe and relax all tense muscles.
Don´t forget the forehead, neck, shoulders, and hands.
- Listen to the hypnotist´s voice. You don´t even have
to concentrate on the words. Just focus on the voice, or your breathing,
or on a soothing background sound. Your subconscious will do the rest.
- Don´t try to be hypnotized and don´t resist. Just relax
and let it happen. If you hear something you don´t like, tell
your hypnotist. You can speak in hypnosis, it won´t break the
trance. If your hypnotist ignores your objection, open your eyes and
break the trance yourself.
- When you hear the hypnotist asking you to respond, speak what you
are thinking. Examining it first brings in the analytical mind, which
interferes with the trance state.
- Relax. Enjoy. Trust yourself. You are prepared. ESPECIALLY if you
have read Odyssey of the Soul., Book One, Apocatastasis
- For 20-30 minutes after hypnosis, give yourself POSITIVE self-thought
and self-talk. It´s a powerful time for self-programming.
HOW TO DO POSITIVE SELF-PROGRAMMING
- The first time you program a specific goal, write it down. This should
be no longer than one page.
- Write what you DO want, not what you don´t.
- Be specific about what you want and the specific steps you need to
take to achieve it.
- Use simple, positive, exciting, and emotional words.
- Use present tense not future tense, even when grammatically incorrect;
use "I am", not "I will. Write as though you already have
- Write as though you were trying to convince a very bright 10 year
old "YOU" (your subconscious mind) to help you achieve this
- Think of a reward for that 10 year old "YOU" when you´ve
achieved your goal and promise to give yourself that reward when your
goal is achieved.
- Pick a trigger word, or sentence, or symbol that sums up all you´ve
written. For your last sentence write, "Every time I say, think,
see, or hear (write your trigger word, sentence, or symbol) I mentally
replay all that I´ve written and it is acted upon by my subconscious
- Read this aloud three times.
- Relax your body from head to toe. Breathe deeply. Center in the Light
as outlined in Chapter 8 in Odyssey of The Soul, Book One, Apocatastasis.
Say, see, or think your trigger word or symbol.
- As you are centered in the Light, think of your goal. If your mind
begins to drift, say or think of your trigger word, sentence, or symbol.
- Think/speak your trigger word, sentence, or symbol all day every
This is the process with each goal. Write a separate
sheet for each unrelated goal. Use your trigger words often and center
your goals in the Light often. If you find yourself taking the steps to
achieve your goal, it´s working. If you don´t, or find yourself
feeling irritable or upset every time you think of your goal, you probably
have inner blocks to achieving it. Seek a good hypnotherapist to help
you with this.