|Hypnotherapy - Treating Unsuspected Sources of Physical and Mental Disease
Dr Blossom Furtado
[This article is published in B POSITIVE – A Health and Lifestyle Magazine - Apollo Hospitals publication – January 2010 issue]
A journey through a stirring story of a young girl, where hypnotherapy is the hero.
It was a lovely, warm, bright Sunday evening. The flowers in the garden are swaying in the light breeze. There is a constant rustle of the leaves as the wind passes through. Everything is perfect in the garden as the maid sets out the table for tea for this family of ten.
There is chatter as the family walks up to the table and seat themselves at their designated places to share their week’s adventures. There is the head of the family, Dadaji, his wife, their two sons and their wives and his four grand children – two girls and two boys – all aged between 4 and sixteen years of age. The children eagerly tuck into the homemade cookies and cake, specially baked for them by their grandmother.
Two gardeners maintain the family’s large garden. Prachi, the sixteen-year old bubbly granddaughter is very interested in the wide variety of the garden’s flora, and takes keen interest in gardening. She is particularly fond of the senior gardener whom she addresses as Baba. Baba for his part, adores Prachi as she loves the garden and the trees and plants and flowers in much the same way that he does.
Trouble in Paradise
Life went on as usual for his family until Prachi turned 21. Instead of spending time with her friends and family, she would often be found in the garden tending to the plants or attempting to mow the lawn. She became quiet and reserved and would keep to herself. Her conversation in the family was restricted to the basis needs and she spent most of her time in the garden on her own.
At first, her family felt that this was a part of growing up – maybe she just preferred to be on her own. But soon it got worse. Prachi would wake up early, tend to the garden, and then go back to sleep. She would sleep almost all day, skipping meals at times, and wake up again towards the evening to again be on her own. Her food intake became almost minimal, and many times she would skip even having a bath, as she felt very tired. She stayed indoors most of the time.
After three months, her family sought help from specialists. The tests revealed nothing, and she was referred to a psychologist and subsequently, also to a psychiatrist. But despite treating her for two years and prescribing drugs, they could not identity what was troubling Prachi, and there was no relief from the problem.
When a cousin who came down from the US suggested hypnotherapy, the family brought her to my clinic. I remember the day Prachi visited my clinic. She was beautifully attired in a designer yellow salwar suit. Her hair was shoulder length – not styled but trimmed, and her accessories were in line with what was currently in vogue. But her expression was sad and forlorn.
I asked her to fill up a form that is the usual practice in the clinic, and I observed her as she went about putting down the various details. Her parents sat next to her, but she never looked at them to ask for any validation or to seek any support. I saw a quiet determination of a soul that wanted to heal as she went about writing down her true feelings. In response to, “Describe in your own words what is your challenge/issue,” she wrote: “I feel tired and lonely. I want to talk to my family, but cannot pick up the strength to do so. I do not feel like eating. Whenever I eat any food, I feel I would be sick. I just want to lie down, and feel more comfortable when I do so. I am tired and lonely.” To “What is it that you want to achieve from this therapy?” she wrote, “I want to be Prachi.”
Accessing the Source of Her Physical Issue
I took her into a session, relaxing her, motivating her and empowering her. I reminded her that if she wanted to be Prachi then she needed to relax and heal herself. I took her into a state of deep relaxation – we call this a Passive State – something we go through twice everyday – every morning when we wake up, and every night when we go to sleep. This is a state where we are not fully aware but are conscious enough to still use our five senses. In this relaxed passive state, we are able to access the causes of our physical, mental and emotional disturbances, guided by a hypnotherapist.
I asked her to find out in her Energy System what was causing her to be tired and lonely. There was a flurry of activity – her body shivered, her hands began twitching, her face was quivering and she became restless. I held her hand and reminded her that if she wanted to be Prachi then she needed to go through this process to heal herself.
I then took her through the process, letting her experience an altered state of consciousness by relaxing the conscious mind and accessing the energy field around her through her subconscious mind. As she relaxed, her restlessness ceased and there was a calm and tranquillity. I asked her to look around and requested for the source that caused her to be tired and lonely. And she – very softly – told me that the gardener, whom she called Baba, appeared. He was standing in her healing space or energy field. She described what he was wearing and how he looked as he stood in front of her, and said, “He says he is tired and lonely.”
Healing and Releasing the Energy
Healing and releasing Energy is a process filled with unconditional love and forgiveness and a win-win-win for the therapist, client and the disembodied entity. In about 90 minutes, the process was completed. Prachi came back to her Conscious Fully Awake State. She woke up from the recliner, looking fresh yet tired. Her face was flowing and there was an aura of peace and tranquility around her. She looked at me but did not say anything. Her body language said it all – “Thank you!”
What I had just released was an Earthbound Entity – the disembodied spirit of the gardener Baba who had died three years ago, and stayed back on Earth because it could not make the transition into the higher realms after physical death. I had guided it back into the Light.
What Happened to Prachi
The old gardener Baba had died suddenly of a heart attack. He did not want to leave the loving and safe environs of the garden in which he worked and stayed back. Prachi was the one who visited the garden often and was fond of the plants and trees. The gardener had a fondness for Prachi when he was alive and that emotion enabled him to attach himself to Prachi. Baba the gardener was old, tired and lonely and he passed on these emotions and physical manifestations to Prachi when he attached his energy to hers. Prachi was not aware of this, and over time, grew tired and lonely being influenced by the gardener’s energy.
Once this disembodied entity was located and released, Prachi was now able to function with her own energy, which was bubbly and vibrant. She returned to her normal self almost immediately, and within two weeks, was “Prachi” the happy-go-lucky young woman, who now went about her life exactly as any other 23-year-old would.
A healing was accomplished – a young woman got back her life and a disembodied spirit was guided back onto the Source to go forward on his journey either to choose another body and return to the Earth plane or take a break and rest in the metaphysical realms.
Dr Blossom Furtado is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Teacher Trainer for Regression and Past Life Therapy.
Founder: The Hypnotherapy School of India
Hypnotherapy - Treating Unsuspected Sources of Physical and Mental Disease