As this is my first blog I thought I would write about the reasons why I decided to become a hypnotherapist. The main reason is that I wanted to find a way where I could help people make a positive change in their lives. This stems from experiences I have had with close relatives and others around me who have struggled with various problems and at the time I wanted to help them but there was nothing I could do.
Another reason is that I have always had an interest in the human mind and the way it works. Even more so a fascination with the more peculiar things the mind can do and just how amazing those things can be. It is these things that I have chosen to write about here.
We are all aware of people with autism who have incredible abilities. Leslie Lemke is a fine example of this. When Leslie was 16 his mother, May, woke up to the sound of the piano being played downstairs. Leslie (who was blind) was sitting at the piano playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. He had heard it on the television a few hours earlier and was able to play the piece flawlessly with no practice whatsoever. As time passed he showed this ability more and played not just classical music but also jazz and pop. Leslie only needed to hear a piece of music once and he could play it perfectly. He went on to appear on television and give concerts around the world. More can be read here:
Another amazing thing the mind is capable of was demonstrated by Ben McMahon in Australia. He was in a car crash and after waking from the subsequent coma he could speak flawless Mandarin. When he awoke the first thing he said to the nurse was ‘Excuse me nurse, I feel really sore here’ in Chinese. He then wrote a note in Mandarin saying he loved his parents and would recover. It took him several days to remember how to speak English and he went on to study at a Shanghai university.
Ben is not the only case of this incredible language anomaly. A Croatian girl awoke to find she was speaking fluent German and a man in the US found he was speaking fluent Swedish. You can read more about Ben here:
Multiple Personality Disorder is where a person will have several different personalities and will jump between them at moments of stress. While another personality is controlling the person’s body the main individual is effectively unconscious. One personality may be right handed and another left handed, one may walk with a limp and the others not. The personalities can be male or female and young or old. They can also be animals or inanimate objects.
One person who suffers with this has said that in one occurrence they arrived home from work and put their dinner in the oven, an hour later they became aware that they were at the table and the food has been eaten by one of their personalities.
There are other remarkable phenomena in the mind such as Alien Arm Syndrome and Near Death Experiences. These things show just how powerful our minds are. By using hypnosis it is possible in some way to tap into the minds ability to do fantastic things. I have found through study that by using hypnosis wisely through hypnotherapy it is possible to produce marvellous positive results for people.