Finding True Magic: Transpersonal Hypnosis And Hypnotherapy/nlp

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Five Wisdoms Press, Jan 30, 2005 - Medical - 347 pages

Finding True Magic is the primary training text for the Transpersonal Hypnotherapy/NLP Certification Program offered by the Institute for Therapeutic Learning. Finding True Magic and the Transpersonal Hypnotherapy/NLP trainings are appropriate for laypeople seeking personal growth, as well as for therapists and other professionals intent on advancing their therapeutic skills. In fact, about 50 per cent of ITL students take the training primarily for personal development.

This book explores the possibilities for recognizing and freeing ourselves from a destructive process of perceiving, thinking, and acting that can be viewed as a pernicious worldwide epidemic. Unlike other diseases, which we strive to isolate and cure, this insidious fever has a characteristic that makes us blind to its presence: we come to identify its symptoms as our very own true self. We lovingly speak of this disease as our ego, our sense of limited separate selfhood. Jack Elias calls it "egoic-minding," because it is a process, not a thing.

Egoic-minding is a fragmented, biased way of perceiving and thinking. It can be viewed as a sort of destructive hypnotic trance that causes us to experience each other as strangers, as different, as threats. The delirium of this trance causes us to do violence to each other and to our world, without ever recognizing that it (our egoic thought process) is the true enemy.

By synthesizing insights and techniques of Eastern and Western philosophy and psychology, Finding True Magic explores various ways to disperse the feverish trance of egoic-minding, heal the trauma it causes, and wake us up to the sacred magic of our true Self. This true inner Self is the wellspring of our capacity for cooperation, community-building, and the celebration of life.

Everyone has the right to the make use of the essential insights and dynamics of healing communication, without resorting to the long-term expense of a professional intermediary. The model of such therapeutic relationships has changed in recent years, due to the financial burdens it places on our medical system. Financial considerations aside, however, therapy and therapists should change simply because there is a more effective approach to healing and personal growth.

That approach, which is the subject of this book, relies on the inherent goodness of our shared Being, a resource that is surprisingly easy to contact in the space between egoic thoughts. Most of us do not experience that space in the normal course of our thinking, however. We may be surprised to hear such a thing, given our experience of the seemingly impenetrable stream of our thoughts. But this space is quite real. It is the space of Silence, Healing Power, and Insight.

We have all experienced this silence on occasion, perhaps through prayer, or in a tender moment of love or awe. Most of us have not been taught, and have remained unaware that this silent Presence is always so close and available. Holistic mind/body therapeutic techniques, such as those presented here, derive transformative power when they help us to tap into this willing Presence, also called Grace.

 

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By far the best hypnosis or hypnotherapy book I've read! A very user-friendly textbook for Elias' popular clinical certification training in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy/NLP. The book's tone is personal ... Read full review

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I have completed this book and the entire certification course(2007)in Finding True Magic. I have found it one of the most inspirational and enlightened learning processes, if not the most, in my life to date.
As a hypnotherapist with a strong interest in the spiritual aspect of life and the combination of both, it was important that I find a course that could offer me in-depth learnings in spiritual philosophy coupled with sound common sense and practical application of psychotherapeutic practices. This I found with Jack Elias' profound intelligence in the subjects of both eastern and western philosophy and hypnosis.
The book is fascinating, inspiring, inspirational and informative from the Preface onwards up until the very end. Quite simply, it makes you stop and really think about how you live your life, how you process your thoughts, how you do whatever you do in everyday life. Not only do you learn as a hypnotherapist new approaches, and new perspectives, you fully take part in the process of spiritual enlightenment and development as you progress with the book and the course. It is impossible not to.
It explores the ego in great depth and Jack's style, from the excellent certification course which accompanies this book, is entertaining, gripping, jaw-dropping and highly knowledgeable.
For the new hypnotherapist, there are some excellent scripts as guidelines which incorporate the transpersonal side of hypnosis, and for the experienced hypnotherapist, it is a chance to really enhance the transpersonal knowledge and improve your current practices by understanding more thoroughly the power of the egoic mind.
Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous and a real life changer!! 10 out of 5!! For anyone reading this -- go do the course. The book is brilliant but it is a fraction of what the rest of the course can really guide you to discover.
 

Contents

What Is Hypnosis?
1
How to Induce and Facilitate Trance
15
Levels of Trance
27
Elements of Hypnotic Communication
31
Structure of a Hypnotherapy Session
43
The Nature of the Egoic Mind
46
Suggestibility Games
47
Quick Inductions
51
Accessing the True SelfInner SelfHigher Self
93
RegressionPast Life Therapy
97
Regression Script
101
Preliminary Practice Version
107
The Five Skandhas Six Realms and NLP
113
Freeing the Energy of Life
129
Past Life Regression Script
137
Taking Advantage of the Reactivity of the Egoic Mind
143

Progressive Relaxation
59
An Alternative
67
Selfhypnosis Induction
71
Selfhypnosis Format
75
The Coma State
79
Regression Therapy NLP Eastern Philosophy
85
Concepts of Reality
87
Visual Accessing Cues
151
Practical Strategies for Common Problems
197
Hypnotherapy Using Myths Archetypes
255
Specialized Applications of Hypnotherapy
303
Hypnosis with Couples 32 5
325
Bibliography
343
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Jack Elias is an internationally respected Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and NLP trainer and coach since 1988. His book, Finding True Magic: Transpersonal Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy/NLP, is a ground-breaking classic synthesizing Eastern & Western healing insights and techniques. Visit his website and blog at http: //FindingTrueMagic.com.

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