Transpersonal means the crossing of Body, Mind, and Spirit.Transpersonal Hypnotherapy is an orientation toward hypnotherapy that is shared by an increasing number of holistically oriented practitioners who are ready to take the concept of holism to the next logical step. Where holism takes body, mind, and spirit into consideration, transpersonalism goes beyond the individual to consider the deep connections between human beings and our capacity to transcend the limitations of a three-dimensional consciousness. In transpersonal hypnotherapy, there is an emphasis on the innate spiritual resources within each individual, along with the assumption that the guidance of a higher power will prevail within the therapeutic relationship.
The philosophical question then becomes are we a human being having a spiritual experience? Or a Spiritual being having a human experience? A trans-personal hypnotherapist would certainly maintain that we are a spiritual being having the experience of being human.
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy con-cludes that we as human beings operate on all three levels: body, mind, and spirit, with each component being affected by the other. For example: if you exercise the body vigorously you feel better psychologically and stronger spiritually.
Because we as humans are of a spiritual origin this part of the therapeutic model should not be overlooked within the practice of corrective hypnosis. Transpersonal hypnotherapy embraces the clinical qualities of hypnosis, but extends treatment to the client’s higher dimensional realities for corrective interventions, when it is considered to be appropriate for the client’s benefit.
By accessing these higher di-mensional realities the super-con-sciousness (spirit) of the client is then in-corporated into the restorative process more extensively. Altered states of con-sciousness is the avenue, and Transper-sonal Hypnotherapy is the vehicle that is used to explore the fascinating realm of the superconscious mind. It is a journey we go on which accesses information beyond the five senses, which transcends the body and ego boundaries as we examine our beliefs, our strengths, and our weaknesses in an attempt to understand our Self and bring about Self-actualization and the healing we need. It encompasses a number of approaches that honor the spirituality of the client and goes beyond the individual to consider the deep connections between human beings and our capacity to transcend the limitations of a three-dimensional consciousness.
Recognizing the whole person on a physical, emotional, mental, intuitive and spiritual level, there is an emphasis on the innate spiritual resources within each individual, along with the belief that the guidance of the superconscious mind will prevail within the corrective relationship, bringing into accord those insights and experiences that lead to the client’s highest good.
This way of working has a history as long as hypnosis itself with time-tested spiritual traditions of enlightenment and liberation. It will help relate experiences within a person’s life as a meaningful part of personal development in which a individual can have the opportunity to grow into a greater sense of who they truly are.
George Heisler teaches Trans-personal Hypnotherapy.