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How Hypnotherapy Enhances the Transformational Process
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Matthew Brownstein, executive director of the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy and CEO of Anahat Education Group, Inc, wholeheartedly believes that every individual is blessed with an incredible potential that is waiting to unfold. After logging more than a combined total of 16,000 hours in the classroom and in his clinical practice, Brownstein’s observations have taught him that individuals instinctively know that they are meant to fulfill a purpose in their own inimitable way.
After teaching hundredss of students who were studying to become a certified hypnotherapist, as well as working one-on-one with thousands of clients, the President of the International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists, clearly saw that within each of us is a longing to be loved and love others fully and completely. He also surmised that beyond a doubt, all humans long for rewarding lives of purpose, meaning, and vision.
From Brownstein’s observations and reflections arose a deeper realization that within each of us exists a twofold purpose: to heal ourselves and once we have a sense of our wholeness, to heal others. He proposes that hypnotherapy can help us to tap into our intuitive knowing that by achieving our fullest potential and uplifting the lives of others, our own life is more meaningful.
How can hypnotherapy help individuals to discover their purpose and live out their full potential?
Studies show that our sense of self-esteem is formed by age 4. Although we don’t have conscious memories of our self-limiting beliefs and ideas stored in our subconscious, in adulthood they are the basis for how we function and interact with others and the world around us. It is our unconscious childhood programming that draws to us the people and circumstances that support these beliefs.
Hypnotherapy deals with the subconscious mind—the storehouse of our memories, emotions, belief systems and imagination. Initially, after an in-depth interview, a hypnotherapist uses techniques that help the client to consciously identify any limiting programming that is impeding their happiness and success.
An individual learns to use the hypnotherapeutic techniques that help them to change their belief systems and develop a more positive sense of self-worth and self-talk. Without removing the unconscious mental and emotional blocks to an improved sense of self-esteem, the limiting programming continues in the form of self-sabotaging behavior. This undermines the ability to develop a larger vision and actualize our full potential.
Most people look in the wrong place for their life purpose—the past, which doesn’t exist. It is the heart of the inner child that holds the key to our life purpose. However, the inner child is frequently dysfunctional and emotionally immature, therefore we first have to help it heal and grow into an emotionally mature and spiritually aware, fully functioning adult.
Hypnotherapy helps individuals to get clear, live passionately in the moment and listen to their true inner guidance system. Using the altered state of hypnosis, and meditation to learn to live in the moment, means being able to focus attention on the inner voice, where true guidance comes from within. When we learn to trust our joy and follow our bliss, a life of wonder and amazement begins to unfold. Ask yourself: If fear were not an option, what would I do? If I know I can’t fail, what will I do?
Matthew Brownstein is an author of numerous books and lectures extensively on the topics of spirituality, hypnotherapy and prosperity. He offers free self-improvement classes Monday nights online at 7 p.m. at tfioh.com. For more information call 800-551-9247.
Published on Sun, Dec 9, 2012 by Anonymous
How Hypnotherapy Enhances the Transformational Process What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?Matthew Brownstein, executive director of the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy and CEO of Anahat Education Group, Inc, wholeheartedly believes that every individual is blessed with an incredible potential that is waiting to unfold. After logging more than a combined total of 16,000 hours in the classroom and in his clinical practice, Brownstein’s observations have taught him that ...
Mysticism, Mesmerism and the Ancient Mysteries
Exploring Ancient Wisdom Traditions and Hypnotism within the World’s Great Spiritual Traditions
By Matthew Brownstein, CHT
Thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, Persia, Egypt and India there existed “Sleep Temples” where those who were seeking healing and enlightenment would enter into sacred spaces and altered states while they listened to the mystical prayers of the temple priests who spoke about their health, happiness and ...
During our Free Class on Monday night 6/25/2012 we began the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy's lecture series on Hypnosis and Religion. This first topic covered:
Christianity and Hypnosis
The question: Did Jesus Use Hypnosis?
Alternative Views on the Life of Jesus
Spirituality in a Hypnotherapy Practice
Watch the 2 hour video at:
Christianity and Hypnosis - Did Jesus Use Hypnosis?
Back in the early 1970’s a group of well-respected Hypnotherapists decided to protect the practice of hypnosis by engaging in law and legislative efforts on a federal level. These early pioneers worked with the United States Department of Labor to create the occupational title of Hypnotherapist as it appeared in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. One of these people was the late Mr. Gil Boyne, the founder of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE). Mr. Boyne worked ...
Published on Wed, Dec 21, 2011 by Anonymous
Those in the fields of hypnosis and those who explore the fascinating nature of the subconscious mind have often seen the powerful imagery and emotion that can arise from the use of non-ordinary states of consciousness. Knowing that this part of our mind is remarkably powerful, creative and emotional, and knowing that it is said not to be able to discern fact from fiction, what sense can we make of the phenomena experienced in hypnosis known as past-life regression? Are these memories ...
Published on Tue, Dec 20, 2011 by Anonymous
Every Monday night at 7:00pm join the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy for Free Self-Improvement Classes with FIH Staff. Visit us at www.tfioh.com or call 800-551-9247 to enroll for online classes and access to all past recordings. Topics include Creating and Manifesting, Life Mastery Course, NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Past-Life Regression, Self-Hypnosis, The History of Hypnotism, The Business of Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis for Weight Loss. The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy offers ...
Florida Hypnosis Law Part 2
To further explain the stance of the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy on Florida Hypnosis Law, please read the following letter written by Institute Director, Matthew Brownstein, who came to the aid of a graduate who was not being allowed to receive his business license based upon a misinterpretation of Florida Hypnosis Law (The student’s name is removed for confidentiality.) The very day that the City attempted to keep this student from having his business ...
As the first hypnotherapy school licensed by the Florida Department of Education and certified through the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy has been very active in the topic of Florida Hypnosis Law. Matthew Brownstein, CHT our School's Director and Lead Instructor is the official Florida representative of the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 and has worked hard to protect the free and open practice of Hypnotherapy in the State of Florida.