For those of us that have benefitted from Heart-centered Hypnotherapy and other Heart-centered Therapies (HCT), we have done and continue to do deep, inner work that allows us to heal.
Within the hypnotic trance work of Heart-centered Therapies, we access the inner knowing of our unconscious that guides us to the lighthouse of our being where we can see far and wide. And within this knowing, the comfort and safety that we have discovered becomes symbolically represented. The symbol might come to us as a particular image or color. It might be a powerful word or phrase.
Not only does it appear in our minds eye, but it kinesthetically lives in the body. This process is one in which we are able to provide ourselves with an avenue for returning to the state of well-being whenever we want or need that. It is a resource state and the “anchor” created through symbolic representation grounds and centers us. It is deepened through the hypnotic trance process and it reconnects us to that wise inner-knowing.
Through the difficult work of healing wounds, traumas, and pain, we are gifted with a resource state in which we establish an anchor, our privately owned place to return to in order to relocate the self. Anchors have the capacity to pluck us out of our distress and drop us back into ourselves.
Ultimately, at an unconscious level, we are tethered to the anchor emotionally, psychically, and kinesthetically. All we need to do is return to it when we most want it. This is the solution to finding the self when we feel weak, scared, and disconnected.
So why don’t we? With such an amazing tool, how is it that we forget to use them, unable to recall that we've discovered an internal, fundamental support? We so easily forget the experience of the healing and the gift.
In the classic fairy tale, “Hansel and Gretel”, Hansel and Gretel were taken to the woods to die. Having been aware of this plan in advance, Hansel gathered small white pebbles prior to their departure, placing them on the path from his home to the woods, marking a path that would allow him to return “home”.
And it worked. However...