I have a friend with fibroids in the walls of her uterus. She is reluctant to go through with the surgery because it will negatively affect her ability to have children. Is there any imagery that might help her?
I don’t know if this will help your friend with her situation, but here’s the German New Medicine (GNM) take on her condition, as I understand it. Biologically, fibroids are the result of a “procreation conflict”; i.e., the inability to either get pregnant or to hold onto a fetus.
I would query her to see if she has had a miscarriage in the past. If so, you can help her resolve the underlying fear with regression hypnosis. If her “biological clock” is clanging away, generating fears that she might never have a baby, you can help her with that. Here’s where tapping (EFT) can be used to quickly release the irrational thoughts and feelings that generate tension in the body.
Dr. Gerd Hamer states that every disease is the result of a life experience and serves a biological purpose.
According to GNM, fibroids serve the purpose of strengthening the musculature of the uterus (myometrium) to make it more able to hold a fetus. Unfortunately, for some women, once they have formed, the fibroids will remain. In most cases, leaving the encapsulated tumors in place is not a problem. But if they are causing a lot of bleeding it is probably wise to have them removed.
In this case, I would look for the least intrusive procedure. Surgery is perceived by the body (unconscious mind) as an attack, so the less intrusive the better. Here, you can help her body and mind prepare for the procedure to prevent another biological conflict from occurring.
Imagery and Scripts
Many people have been successful in shrinking and even dissolving completely tumors in their body using imagery. Dr. Carl Simonton is considered the father of mind-body medicine for cancer therapy because of his pioneering use of imagery with cancer patients over forty years ago.
Jean Achterberg’s book, “Imagery in Healing: Shamanism and Modern Medicine,” is a wonderful exploration of the science of imagination and holistic healing practices. (I have a friend who straightened her spine by using imagery in the shower every morning.)
Mind and body do not function independently. So this might be another way you could help your client. If there is no urgency to have the surgery, perhaps you could work with her to develop images of shrinking and dissolving the fibroids.
It’s important that the client come up with images that feel right for her. Generic scripts are useful when you’re learning how to structure a program or source ideas for creating imagery. But the most potent suggestions will come from the client, herself. And the more they pack an emotional punch the better.
I would start with a preliminary discussion to come up with a few images that really “click” for your friend. Then, I would use relaxation hypnosis.
Hypnosis is not relaxation and relaxation is not required for hypnosis. As with any process, relaxation has its place, however. This is one of the places I would choose to use it.
Once I had established a state of hypnosis, I would do use lots of deepening suggestions so she can really experience the state fully. I want to make it easy for her to return to the state easily, on her own. Then, while in the state, have her practice the imagery she has chosen.
You can learn more about how to condition your clients for hypnosis in the Create Your Ideal Client Session module of the Ready for Regression First Session course.
I would give some additional suggestions for healing, such as:
- the body knows how to heal
- the body know what to do to heal itself
- the body is now receiving the instructions it needs to do its perfect work.
I would teach her how to return to this state using an anchor. A simple finger-pinch technique is all that's needed. Once the anchor was installed I would emerge her. Then, I would immediately have her take herself back into a state of hypnosis using her anchor to test the anchor and prove that it works. I would then compound the response to reinforce the client's confidence.
Once the client can confidently take herself back into hypnosis using the anchor I would teach her self-hypnosis so she can emerge herself. I would then assign homework. Her instructions would be to practice this technique frequently throughout the day.
Frequency is more important than duration. Just going in and out of hypnosis repeatedly will compound the response.
I would also give her a short audio recording that she can listen to several times a day. Listening to the sound of your voice will help to condition the client to enter into a state of hypnosis very quickly and easily, each time you work with her. It also gives the client support while she is learning self-hypnosis.
With Regression Hypnotherapy, reinforcement recordings are not necessary. The process of releasing in hypnosis allows for permanent change. But when working with suggestion alone, hypnotic reinforcement is often necessary. So when teaching a client self-hypnosis or a healing imagery process that she can do for herself, a recording will help to deepen her state and serve as a form of ongoing support.
Hope this helps!
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