Dr. Joseph Mancini Jr.
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Transpersonal Hypnotherapeutic Possibilities For
Individuals, Couples & Groups
1. Transpersonal Hypnotherapy sessions often occur in both individual and group formats. There are two primary differences between individual and group sessions:
a) In the group session, everyone has the advantage of being connected to many people (instead of just the hypnotherapist) who can add their varied perspectives to the general process, especially in the sharing phase. Individuals sometimes prefer the group format for their first transpersonal session because they experience support via the "all-in-the-same-boat-phenomenon" typical in most groups.
b) In the individual process, the client gets the undivided attention of the hypnotherapist who can help the individual navigate the investigation in a more detailed way through two-way, verbal interaction.
2. Individual Transpersonal Hypnotherapy sessions (like some Personal Hypnotherapy sessions) will usually take two hours and will be billed accordingly. Group Transpersonal Hypnotherapy sessions will often be three hours or more, depending on the number of people. The cost per person in a group session is less than that for an individual session.
3. Most transpersonal sessions begin with a relaxation or rapid induction and deepening of the trance, followed by a summoning of psychic protection. The subconscious is often asked through finger responses whether it is appropriate for the individual to do the work and, if so, whether it is appropriate for the person to actually experience the emotions involved or simply watch from afar, for instance, as the past-life self or future-life self experiences the emotions.
What follows is the exploration of the individual's issue through one or more of the Transpersonal Hypnotherapeutic modalities; the process usually ends with healing perspectives, post-hypnotic suggestions, and action steps for re-engaging the conscious world. After emergence from hypnosis, the client engages in a dialogue with the hypnotherapist to further ground, anchor, and integrate the experience with the person's waking life.
4. Most of these transpersonal possibilities take place in a moderate trance state. You are in control of what happens; and you will remember most, if not all, of the experience. Sometimes in a group session, a person might fall asleep for a short time; but the unconscious is still doing its work, and the imagery may appear later in a dream or waking dream.
5. Clients should be aware that the subconscious mind often overrides the conscious intentions for the hypnosis. For instance, a Natal Regression may turn into a Past-Life Regression, or a Past-Life Regression may be overridden by a regression to a period in the present life. In any case, the subconscious mind, if not interrupted by conscious distractions, will take the client to precisely where it is most therapeutic to go at any one time. The hypnotherapist then makes adjustments in technique. The guiding rule for the hypnotherapist is to follow, then lead, only to follow again until leading is appropriate.
6. Whether you engage in an individual or group session, the key to success is inviting your critical mind to step aside temporarily, trusting your first impressions, and suspending judgment and analysis until the appropriate time. Letting go of control and expectations will enhance the experience. Simply receive the streams of information, even if you think you are making it all up!
7. NOTE: Transpersonal Hypnotherapeutic sessions are often more complicated and richer in outcome than can be expressed in the short descriptions of hypnotic services listed on this website.
8. Anyone who is not a medical professional or certified hypnotherapist should NOT be practicing these services with others.