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Healer of The Heart

Reflection of Monks Crossing a Wooden Br

LBL therapy is a new form of facilitated hypnosis introduced by Dr Michael Newton in America. This therapeutic form seems to induce spirituality beyond normal left hemispheric and cognitive functioning. A high number of patients achieve inner spiritual healing and integration of the higher self, introducing state-dependant learning.  This creates a vehicle of symptom removal and conflict resolution.

The anxious, depressed, phobic and bereaved client experiences relaxation as a by-product of hypnosis, just like meditation and yoga. Utilizing altered states of consciousness like LBL, therapeutically opens information channels not accessible to ordinary consciousness.

In order for past traumas to be fully released, the exact details sometimes have to be elicited by the therapist with all the precision of a surgeon removing shrapnel from the tissue of a bomb victim. Former psychotherapeutic training is essential but not compulsory.

The deep hypnotic stage transforms emotions, physiology and cognition. As a by-product non-spiritual, non-religious clients, experience a transformation equal to clients reporting NDE (Near Death Experiences) and OBE (Out of the Body Experience). They suddenly and unexpectedly find a higher meaning of their life, often challenging and encouraging family, friends and colleagues. Coping strategies continuously improve during treatment. Spiritual integration seems to introduce a subjective and objective visible individual change of approach to life itself. Clients seem to re-connect with an inner happiness that is independent of religious experiences. This personal transformation will indeed lead to a slow but irresistibly change to our society. This means that LBL and hypnotherapy would then become a preventive method from individual suffering instead of a society full of disillusion, hate and anger.

Through the healing art of psychotherapy in any form, the therapist/healer must feel the emotion of acceptance and unconditional love towards the client. Transference and counter-transference are strong and should always be recognized. The love is not sexual, but simply respectful acknowledgement that the client is on his or her own healing path that has an inner integrity and wisdom which must be honoured and regarded as a sacred quest. If this attitude of compassion is not cultivated, true healing cannot occur. If compassion is cultivated, then mutually resonating energy fields can envelope both therapist and patient in a transpersonal trance that can be profoundly healing for both participants.

LBL therapy is a remarkable method that needs to be considered more than just placebo. It should be regarded as a major stepping stone to full integration of mind, body and soul, and should be further explored by a collaboration of scientists.


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