LUCY HAD SUFFERED FROM GUILT ALL HER ADULT LIFE. Having failed, said her inner judge, to take care of her mentally ill mother during her childhood, she compounded the problem by leaving her close Jewish family for California as soon as she could get away. Lucy assured me that since the "best therapists in New York" had not been able to help her problem, she doubted if I could be of much assistance.
I took her into trance and we met her inner judge. His position was quite clear. So I just asked him to take us back to where he learned that Lucy "had to take care of her mother." We returned to a time when she was a small toddler, hearing her mother's screams and violent threats and hiding under the bed. "I have to take care of my mother!" is the only thought she can have to keep the terror at bay.
The Judge sees this scene. Then he realizes:
"Wait. It can't be an infant's job to take care of her mother, her mother was supposed to take care of HER! Well, if her mother didn't take care of her she owes her mother nothing!"
With this pronouncement the Judge ended his guilty verdict. The very next day she flew back to New York and helped her mother go to the hospital for her final round of chemotherapy. All the relatives had their dirty looks. But my client was completely.in the clear!
The greatest therapist's in New York had failed. But not Conference Room!
MICHAEL WAS A SUCCESSFUL HYPNOTHERAPIST, working with a wide variety of issues. But his practice was not building to the level he wanted. We looked into his inner world for any voice that might be sabotaging his success.
Turns out he had a monk from a previous life in his subconscious mind who knew that money was evil. So he said we must not allow money to contaminate our world.
I agreed with the idea. But I pointed out to him that if he wanted to truly influence people in 21st century America that he could not appear in sackcloth and bare feet, like Master Jesus.
No, in these sinful modern times, people only respect healers and teachers that drive in fancy cars, have nice homes and clean clothes.
Of course, it isn't right, but no one is going to be helped if we don't have the trappings of a prosperous life.
The monk got it...he changed into the regal clothes of a prince, and went on to create enormous success for my client.
While making sure he provided low cost services for the poor, by the way. Thanks, Brother.
WHAT IS CONFERENCE ROOM THERAPY?
The voices in our heads which I call the conference room are natural to all of us, and in spite of years of cynical disregard of the inner voices common to our culture ("Mr. Crazy, are you talking to yourself again?") these inner voices can provide us with a ticket to self discipline, courage , and a confident attitude toward life. Or they can use their negative programming to sink our lives under a weight of procrastination, depression, addictive behaviors, and...well..weight. Now the choice is yours to make.
You know these inner voices already. That victim always pointing out why it can't work, the judge always making you and others wrong. And how about that angry rebel who won't let anyone tell him what to do? These voices even include the voices of Mother and Father, whose influence can go well beyond our childhood.
It is the squealing of these voices, often beneath our conscious awareness, that often leads us into addictive and destructive behaviors. Yeah, the ones you keep promising yourself to stop doing. And you won't...until you get these voices working together.
Integrating and educating All of these voices is critical to establishing and achieving our personal goals. But only if we learn how to listen properly to these voices, remove the contamination of these voices, which often comes from childhood, and help them work together, rather than fighting in our inner mind.
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