Transactional Hypnoanalysis (THA)by Jure Biechonski MSc UPLOADED 12.9.2005
What is Transactional Hypnoanalysis (THA)?
THA is part of transpersonal psychology and works with the theory that our personalities are made up of many different parts. The aim of THA is to integrate the aware ego within the personality by teaching us how to access our different personality parts in hypnosis. During hypnoanalysis we learn how to nurture those parts of our personality that have been suppressed, and how to disempower those that have become inflated.
By learning to access the different parts of our personalities we gain a much deeper understanding of ourselves, which then affects our relationships, our ability to express our spiritual experiences and ourselves. The overall aim of ego integration in THA is healthy psychological management of the personality as a whole.
“The only devils in the world are those running in our own hearts, that is where the battle should be fought” - Mahatma Ghandi.
As we have separated and split our mind from our body, to avoid anxiety; we have disassociated from our body and lost any relationship with it. We are or all mind or all body, we do not listen to our bodies, and any aches and pains or sensations, which is the way that the body communicate with us, are immediately suppressed by chemicals. It is like driving your car and hearing to a loud noise from the engine, instead of checking what is wrong we put ear plugs in our ears and continue driving.
Within our body, we are more concerned about its external appearance rather than its internal functions, we have disowned our hearts, our stomach our liver and even our sexual organs.
Unconsciously we store our stresses and anxieties within our bodies, to avoid their existence, by doing that we block energy flows in our bodies, creating energy blockages and develop diseases that mostly do not exist in the natural world. And as we know that some thoughts can make us feel cold and some feelings can make us hot, we become aware to what extent the mind and the body are affecting each other.
I wonder if sentences like heart ache, follow your heart, feeling dizzy in the head, sick in the stomach, are not part of our collective unconscious and our archetypal tendencies that we have developed as a result of our evolution?
We have also created a dichotomy between our logical thoughts and our feelings and sometimes we experience ourselves as an internal battle field, fighting between how we feel and what we think, analysis-paralysis we find ourselves stuck between two forces, as a battle between the Freudian id and the Freudian super ego, while the ego just hangs around feeling completely redundant.
Follow your heart or follow your head, standing at the crossroad of life for ever, unable to make a decision.
From the known:
Make yourself comfortable and close your eyes.
Imagine you can turn your eyes inwards… scan the inside of your head… identify any areas of tension…. discomfort… scan the inside of your neck… shoulders …. arms ….hands ….fingers … m ove down to your chest and upper back….. identify any areas of tension….tummy … lower back … .p elvis …… identify any areas of tension… legs… knees.. calf muscles…. feet…. Identify any areas of tension…
Complete in your head the following sentence: ‘ Physically I feel …… '
To the unknown:
Make yourself comfortable and close your eyes.
Remember your week, people you met, situations you have experienced …..
Yesterday evening who where you with? Were you on your own? How did you feel?
You woke up this morning, felt…. made yourself ready to come here, imagine your way here…. any thoughts… any feelings…..
arriving here…. meeting other people ….
Complete in your head the following sentence: ‘ Emotionally I feel … …'
And now explore how the emotional responses reflect the physical & vice versa and how the emotional and physical sensations can be linked.
Because the mind affects the physical body, and the physical body affects the mind.
Ask your client where in their body they feel tense in the moment, identify the organ.
Ask the client to become the organ, give that organ a shape a colour, a noise, a sound, a voice.
Create a dialogue between the organ and the client's ego (remember the organ is a sub personality)
Ask the client if there is another organ that they would like to talk to, create a dialogue between the organs and the client.
According to Voice dialogue those organs might be part of our primary selves or the place in the body that we store those primary selves, or Jungian personas. We might also have some organs that we disown which will represent our disowned selves. By giving each one of them a voice, by creating a balance between them, by letting your heart speak your mind we are moving towards the aware integrated ego.
To be more creative and avoid, as far as possible, interference of the critical factor of the conscious mind, I suggest the following:
Ask your client to imagine an animal coming out of their head and an animal coming out of their stomach, identify the animals, the animals are now walking on the path in front of you, what happens next……?
Ask the client to be each animal in turn and create a dialogue between them, what are they saying too each other?....
what are they saying about you?.....
what would you like to say to them?.....
Remember that on an analytical level you are dealing with the inner world of the client, but on a humanistic level you avoid any interpretations and allow the client to provide the meaning. It is advisable also to allow the client to bring the story to an end in their own unique way, even if the outcome is not favourable it still reflects where the client is at.
There are references in the literature suggesting that each part of our body reflects a feeling or has a meaning, I would strongly recommend avoiding other people's interpretations and allowing your clients to give their own private meaning to their bodies.
feeds the mind,
feeds the body
keeps it alive
does not get the thanks it deserves,
By not listening to the heart and not letting it speak, we are blocking the flow of energy around the body, causing blockages and distress…. so …..
listen to your heart, give it a voice, it is speaking to you, listen from a sacred space..........
By denying the heritage of our soul, our ancient memories and life experiences we are overloading the heart, it needs to off load, it needs to express, to fulfil its sacred destiny of guiding us through our emotional lives.
Let your heart speak to your Mind.
This is an abstract from a paper, the full text of which can be read at www.SACHInternational.com
Jure Biechonski MSc (Counselling-Psychology) PGCE Course Director SACH International. jure.biechonski@SACHInternational.com
Jure Biechonski is an experienced Counselling Psychologist and is the founder and director of SACH International (School of Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy) Jure is currently completing his PhD in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Jure has over 25 years of practice as a psychotherapist and 9 years study of hypnotherapy and NLP to an advanced level. As a psychotherapist Jure uses hypnotherapy as a tool to accelerate the therapeutic process by accessing the subconscious mind. His qualifications and extensive studies have provided him with a wide scope of various counselling and hypnotic techniques, which ensures a high success rate among his clients