Hypnosis Versus Psychotherapy

Hypnoanalysis and CLB
By David Heard-Smith DHP.

Within the realms of General Hypnotherapy there are a few specialized disciplines such as Pure Hypnoanalysis and a remarkable new self help training course which is designed to enable the client to change their Limiting Beliefs. It is now available for use with a full course of analysis or separately depending on the assessment of your therapist. I have thought about how best to inform you all of this powerful and recently developed therapy and decided to reproduce, with the full permission of its developer Rob Kelly, some of the information that he has published over the last twelve months. I have trained with him in this new therapy and am fully qualified to practice as a trainer for the clients that I assess to be most likely to benefit from it. Welcome to an AMAZING training programme, called ‘Changing Limiting Beliefs’ – with the Rob Kelly Technique. This programme has been in development for the last 20 years, and is a product of thousands of successfully-treated phobic and depressive clients, nearly seven thousand smokers cured of their ‘addiction’, and thousands of hours spent training in many different therapeutic and psychological techniques. During the development of this process, we have helped thousands of people to completely change the way they THINK and FEEL about themselves and to alter their internal belief systems to ones of: Health, Happiness and Success. Specifically we have helped people to: overcome their depression, quit smoking, recover from ME/PVFS, resolve a phobia or fear, learn to fly, become a millionaire, recover from PTSD, feel more confident, pass tests, find a loving relationship, Be Happy and much, much more. There are, in fact, hundreds of symptoms/problems/conditions that this technique will successfully overcome. The key to the success of this amazing programme, lies in giving you an understanding of your personality, the CAUSES behind your negative or limiting beliefs and where they actually come from. When you can pinpoint why you have these beliefs, it’s quite easy to change them into something working FOR YOU, rather than against you. Introduction. Changing a negative or limiting belief requires self-insight, and so 90% of the training involved in the Rob Kelly Technique is orientated towards helping the student/trainee to recognise and understand traits and aspects of their personality, and recognising limiting or negative belief patterns. Once these traits and patterns have been recognised, it’s quite easy to change them into helpful, positive and healthy beliefs. What is a belief system? A belief system provides a core set of values on which we base everything we do, say, or believe. We can classify our values as a ‘set of rules’ that define how we process and store information as it comes in through our conscious mind. Our conscious mind takes these rules and shaves off the sides, planes the ends, and polishes the exterior to make it easier to process and store in our subconscious. The subconscious then takes this processed piece of information and, according to our rules, associates it with other information that we classify as ‘solid’ and ‘accurate.’ During this association, we begin to understand the new information and are better able to assimilate it for future reference. It is when we receive new information that we can run into trouble. If we have a solid set of rules by which information is processed, the new information is stored in the same manner as all other information. However, any unknown elements are left open, like empty branches of a tree, to be filled with pertinent information that can help us understand how the new information fits into our lives. Since we have a base of knowledge from which to function, we can easily go out and find the answers to our questions to fill in the gaps that this new, unknown information created. Everyone has many hundreds of different belief systems that they use to define their life and who they are. Belief systems are an important part of society, and must always be seen in a cultural context. (Non-Jewish people may feel that the Kosher way of killing and preparing meat to eat is cruel and unjust, non country-folk may think that that horses and hounds chasing then ripping apart a fox is cruel and unjust.) How and why are belief systems formed? A belief system is created out of a need to organise and store certain life experiences, in a way that makes sense to you. Another way of looking at a belief system is to view it as an impenetrable brick wall – an ego defence mechanism protecting you from outside influences that would otherwise challenge your view of your experiences in life. In this analogy, each brick in the wall is a significant experience that has helped to form the belief system, and the strength of the cement holding the bricks together relates to how much need (secondary gains) you have to maintain it. The more (true) perspective you have about your beliefs, the less your thinking will be distorted – in order to maintain them. Example: Someone who has been smoking 40 a day for 40 years MAY firmly believe that they are addicted to it. They may have a huge brick wall (a huge belief system about why they smoke) where every brick is an experience when they really needed a cigarette, or where they felt terrible cravings when they couldn’t smoke, or when they were told by their Doctor they might die of cancer. There may be millions of bricks in this wall – because the smoker has had millions of significant experiences (related to smoking). These experiences – the bricks in the wall – are the ‘evidence’ for the belief system. The cement holding this huge structure together is the need to see their smoking habit as an addiction. This need, is what drove the creation of the belief system in the first place… So, for the smoker, why bother with a belief system in the first place? Why bother even wasting time thinking about it? Because it matters. Because the smoker feels insecure about smoking – they feel judged (by friends and society) for smoking. The smokers logic is something like this: Smoking can kill you, therefore smoking is a stupid habit to have, therefore anyone who smokes is stupid. Nobody wants to think of themselves as stupid, so smokers (unconsciously) distort their thinking in order to make themselves feel more comfortable with their habit. They convince themselves that they are addicted to smoking (with ‘help’ from the medical professions) therefore it’s not that they are stupid, it’s because they are addicted. What a relief that is! What a weight off their mind. I’m not a stupid idiot with no willpower or self control, I’m just addicted – it’s a proper medical problem and beyond my control. Now, some smokers are fairly well balanced, and not particularly socially phobic, and therefore find it easier to integrate into their psyche the fact that they are a (fairly) sane person who just has a bad habit that might kill them. They can cope with these two apparently opposing situations (they are sane, and yet they are possibly killing themselves) without suffering too much conflict – they probably don’t care too much if other people do think they are stupid to smoke. Therefore they don’t need to (unconsciously) build up an elaborate belief system in order to protect them from themselves from people thinking they are stupid, and have no willpower. The above is why some people stop smoking easily, and some people find it very difficult… one of the difficult side effects of believing you only smoke because you are addicted to it, is that people expect addictions to be very hard to resolve and get over. Smokers who believe smoking was just a habit, tend to stop smoking easily without any side effects or cravings. Those smokers who (need to) believe that smoking is an addiction, tend to find it very difficult to stop, and suffer ‘cravings’ and ‘withdrawal symptoms’. The person’s belief system will and does control the types of illness they suffer from and severely limits the level of success they enjoy when attempting to recover their good health. The belief system absolutely controls a person’s success in whatever profession, relationship or sport they choose to take up. The person’s genuine belief in the level of their self worth controls practically everything that happens to them or what they try to achieve. If you want more information as to how I am able to help you or your children then telephone for an Initial Consultation on the number below.

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