Japan is not a trouble free society. Having taught there for 8 years, I have witnessed many problems in the country. But to my surprise, I found that compulsive eating, obesity, and serious drug addiction are not nearly as common there as here in America. I began to understand the roots of this strange difference when I taught classes there on Emotional Clearing, that is, rebuilding the traumas and neglect of childhood by creating a new inner family
Many of my Japanese students were shocked, even irate, at the idea of releasing ones birth parents to find new ones.
That's a response I rarely get in this country. At first I thought this might just be a residue of the Confucian doctrine of unquestioned reverence for the family and the ancestors. Turns out it was much different. I had the opportunity to listen closely to my student's issues, and even to perform lots of hypnosis sessions. It became clear to me that within Japanese society, parents are not only loved and cherished by their children.
Japanese parents also spend their lives honoring and respecting their children in a way rarely seen in America.
Everywhere I went in Japan I saw mothers holding their children in their arms. The stroller was for the diaper bag. I see them speaking kindly to their children, and listening. Many of my Japanese students shared with me how even as they reached adolescence and adulthood, their parents continued to honor and appreciate them. So when parents get old, they are welcomed into the homes of their children. To the Japanese, it is barbaric and cruel to send parents off to a nursing home and then rarely visit (An American tradition they are quite aware of. And it does seem barbaric, until you discover...)
Now let's cut to American parents. We know that many Americans consider their right to own assault rifles and to be millionaires in congress to be clearly more important than the lives of their children. That much the heroic survivors of the Florida shootings have made clear to all of us. In fact it seems millions of Americans would rather attack these brave child survivors than listen to any pain they feel, or truth they may tell. But that monstrous abuse is only the tip of the iceberg in our treatment of our children...
When I was gathered with the family at my father's deathbed, he had a message for all three of us kids:
"I'm disappointed. I must have done something wrong that all of my children are failures."
So what were we? Drug addicts? Criminals? Not exactly. All three of us children were educators. Senior professors who were leaders in our respective fields, with numerous awards and international reputations. That's who we really were. But we were failures to my father because we did not fulfill his expectations.
One client had 45 years as a successful hospital nurse in which she rose to the top of her profession, and was revered by thousands of grateful patients for her tender care. But she was told by her mother repeatedly and even on her death bed that she was stupid for wasting her life on nursing!
Over and over I hear the same story from my clients about parents who have no confidence, respect, or even belief in their children. But if you are still skeptical, this should make it clear:
When my son was 14 I was apologizing to him for some mistake I had made. He threw this at me in response:
"Dad, you are the best parent of anyone I know! "
Shocked, I asked what made him think that. His response?
"Because you respect all of my teenage friends. You listen to us. You treat us like adults. None of my friend's parents do that!" My son had a very large circle of friends. None is a big word.
I wish I could say that Santa Rosa California is some crazy Republican outpost for arrogant and critical parenting. But my experience is after 40 years of doing hypnotherapy all over this country that it is not. Half the reason for today's rebellious youth (a phenomena relatively unknown in Japan) is because parents would rather ridicule and shame their children than actually listen to them. I know my parents and their friends did this to us kids almost every day in North Carolina. It happens all over America.
Now we see that same thing in the conservative media response all over this country to the young heroes from Florida, which is to humiliate and shame those children who have been forced to endure the deaths of their closest friends in a horrific massacre. Even falsely labeling them "crisis actors"paid to demonstate and brainwashed by George Soros. Fox news couldn't get away with this horrible abuse except in a culture that routinely attempts to silence "stupid teenagers".
The Japanese, for sure, would not tolerate such public and ugly abuse from their media directed to their innocent, and often wise, children. Only in America.
How does this relate to America's escalating problem with addiction, depression, and anxiety?
Sigmund Freud realized 100 years ago that childhood experiences of love, safety, and nurturing are essential for us to grow up as healthy, happy, and well adjusted adults. But that isn't what American children get. There certainly are exceptions, thank God, but for most of us, we are fed a diet of neglect, abuse, and criticism from an early age. Then in our utter despair we turn to food, drugs, alcohol, and other addictions to fill the black hoe in our bellies, that our parents were supposed to fill with their love. Haunted by these negative messages and unresolved pains we seek any pain killer we can find, whether it is alcohol, opiates, or food.
Through emotional clearing therapy, we can place in the subconscious mind new memories with new loving parents who can finally give us the help we need. We can train you to discover these inner parents and build a new childhood with their help. 24/7 365 days a year free of charge. And we can link these new joyous experiences to every time you crave those cookies, or that drink, and every time you feel that lonely blackness of depression or anxiety sneaking up on you. We can even use hypnosis to link these new parents to every difficult encounter with one of your birth family members.
If you are ready to help yourself and your friends and family to overcome the depression, anxiety, and consequent addictive behaviors that are epidemic in our culture, you can begin to discover your inner family and use their power to overcome these problems in three ways:
First l want to acknowledge many cancer and other medical treatments can be quite lifesaving! I thank heroic, dedicated and skilled doctors like mine for their gifts. I have friends who are alive because of you. Me too.
But here's the problem: Even though scientific proof has been there for many years about the true causes and the simple inexpensive cure for cancer, the medical treatment focuses on the pharmaceutical industry and its tools, and drug-oriented medical research. There’s a lot of profit in drugs and surgeries, far outweighing any profit from nutritional advice or herbs. Billions of advertising dollars are spent to keep the truth from us, especially in the lucrative cancer treatment industry.
And, related to that problem is the now commonly held assertion that cancer is genetic. The oncologist says you inherited the propensity and that's all you need to know.
No one asks the obvious questions: How is it that a disease that was extremely rare for generations of well documented medical research suddenly turns into an epidemic in two generations - because of genetics? How come this "genetic disease" assaults us suddenly en mass to now be the third largest killer in the USA? We can believe the science. Or we can believe the mythology of the cancer treatment industry. It is crucial to read the scientific research that the government and cancer industry would rather we never read.
Three elements are ignored by the profit driven cancer industry which should be addressed in any effort to cure cancer:
· Toxic environment
· Diet and lifestyle factors
· Subconscious personality tendencies
All three of the above factors must be addressed in order to declare a cure for cancer.
Toxic Environment: Cleaning up the increasing toxicity of our environment is a priority. Only a revolution will stop the destruction of our planet. If those in power are allowed to continually plunder and despoil our planet’s resources then among other things, the ice will melt sooner. Much sooner. Coastlines will sink. Cancer and birth defects like autism caused by pollution will effect nearly every family on earth. Already these are epidemic. Soon they could swallow our world just as the seas swallow our coastal cities.
Diet and Lifestyle Factors: Fortunately the news from the diet and nutrition field is good news!! Research over nearly 100 years has been tabulated on the relationship between diet and cancer and is quite well established. In his book, The China Study, T. Collin Campbell summarizes the diet extolled by hundreds of researchers that prevents cancers from forming and spreading, protects us even from the worst chemical toxins, and even encourages cancer cells to self-destruct. (Click here to read Dr. Campbell's article)
The diet Dr. Campbell recommends, with some modification, is recommended by the inner healer in all of my cancer clients. (Click here To learn about the inner healer)
Recent science has also proven that positive changes in exercise, lifestyle, and family life can effect a cure for cancer, either with or without medical treatment. The inner healer gives guidance in these areas and gives clients the tools needed to maintain this discipline.
Subconscious Personality Tendencies: The final leg of this trilogy is addressing the underlying personality issues, the subconscious personality tendencies. Has any cancer patient wondered if any subconscious factors or other issues or feelings could have caused this cancer? Depression? Loss? Anxiety? Traumas? Subconscious yearnings? An oncologist may assure you there is no established relationship between those symptoms and cancer.
And that would be wrong. Scientifically disproven.
In the 1960s I remember research was published and widely circulated about the "cancer personality". A number of personality factors were consistently above margin of error, pointing to a clear role of personality in cancer formation. But at the time it was ultimately determined that science could not easily locate the subconscious source of these personality factors. There was also no known technology for changing personality, which everyone agreed was an immutable outcome of genetics and early environment, hard-wired in the subconscious mind. Hard wired. So there was no help here.
Now we know that hypnosis provides the essential technology for accessing the source of the cancer within the subconscious mind and hypnosis provides the capacity to insert new programming into that subconscious mind.
This is especially true of the technology of Alchemical Hypnosis, in which we provide every client with inner guides, including loving inner parents who create radical and immediate personality changes for most of my clients. And an inner healer to guide them through the best possible course for their own healing.
Do you know someone who needs help with cancer? Would they or their oncologist want the answer to these three questions? Share this article. Please.
Anyone familiar with the research in the 1960’s into the cancer personality is also aware that contradictory research was completed later, in the 1980’s and 1990’s. In the second studies, researchers stated they were unable to find proof through ‘broad demographic analysis’ that there is a cancer personality, that there are personality qualities unique to the cancer patient.
The problem with most of the latter research was that these studies claimed to prove (through demographic analysis of thousands of individual cases) that there were no influences from personality, from mood, from attitude or belief systems which could reliably indicate any increased statistical probability of recovery from this disease. However, something very important was omitted in their considerations.
In a century of medical research doctors have known that up that 30% of research subjects will respond to a completely neutral substance as If it were a healing medicine if prescribed by a physician. This result, called the placebo effect, has been a major factor in all medical research for the last century. So we know that patients will respond to a neutral substance because they believe that this substance has healing power. Thus we know that the belief systems of the subconscious mind readily affects the processes of healing. And if belief in a sugar pill can have such power of healing attached, it is only common sense to understand that beliefs, for example, in a bright healthy future, in a life purpose worth living for, even a belief in love, God, or family could have an even more powerful healing effect! Now we are being told that this powerful placebo effect is nonexistent in the cancer patient? That its influence isn't even measurable?!
So the apparent results of these massive government funded research projects is clearly in violation of established scientific truth about the nature of healing and disease. It seems obvious to me that this research comes from the same camp of scientists as those who decided that cancer was caused by genetic factors.
This isn't real science. According to cancer researchers by the dozens described in The China Study, this mythology is designed by the pharmaceutical industry to stop us from understanding or believing in the healing power of our own inner minds, so that we will become more dependent on the highly toxic treatments offered by the medical industry.
Here's a research protocol for medical science if they were at all interested in the healing of cancer: It is estimated that millions of people today have experienced a spontaneous remission from cancer or successful treatment through alternative methods. The smart thing for a scientist to do would be to talk to these people. Find out what they did.
Lawrence LeShan, PH.D. specialized in working with cancer patients for many years. Bernie Siegel called him "the father of mind-body therapy". Dr. LeShan's book (Cancer as a Turning Point) describes how in his long years of practice he discovered many patients were able to heal their cancer by gaining an understanding of what this disease meant for them. By learning what this lesson was and then by changing their lives in conformity with this new lifestyle, his patients were able to conquer their disease! Many of his clients conquered their cancer in spite of the dire predictions of their physician. Many of my clients have experienced the same kind of miraculous healing by learning the lesson from the cancer in their gnosis.
It is unlikely you’ll find an oncologist who is interested in this kind of research. In fact your oncologist is highly unlikely to be interested in any spontaneous remissions or spontaneous healings. They dismiss these stories as anecdotal evidence. I know that was my experience with rheumatoid arthritis.
Is this science?
Most doctors don't seem to want the facts about how to actually heal cancer. They believe research results that contradict scientific truth and common sense when they propose that cancer is a purely genetic condition that has nothing to do with your feelings, beliefs or lifestyle choices. The cancer industry makes far too much money off this disease for a cure to be accepted.
An oncologist may have a number of valuable healing treatments for your cancer. But your oncologist is unlikely to know anything about the true cause or cure of these diseases. An awareness of this is very important for your own recovery, especially if you want to permanently recover. In other words: Why settle for remission if you want a cure? Trust your own body’s wisdom. As one of my cancer clients Susan Justice once said as she faced her terminal cancer:
"My body created this cancer. And my body and I together can heal it."
She was cured and lived healthily many long years. You can read her story at this link.
As an Alchemical Hypnotherapist and shaman, I feel blessed to have become accustomed to clients experiencing miracles in my private hypnotherapy practice. Almost weekly, I share the joy of clients who report tumors shrinking, allergies eliminated, long term illnesses going away.
COMMITTING TO SELF HEALING
The secret to their success is not in the power of the hypnotist. The clients who get these fabulous results are committed to a daily practice of the self healing methods that they learn in our sessions.
Recently a client with cancer showed up for his second round of sessions, delighted that his tumors had shrunk so much in 2 weeks. He felt it was almost unbelievable. His secret? Along with regular acupuncture treatments (always useful with cancer to keep up the body’s energy channels) he said he simply had been practicing - every morning and every night - the ‘spiritual surgery’ he learned during his Somatic Healing session.
People often compare the Somatic Healing of illnesses to the work of John of God and other "psychic surgeons ". Unlike that type of healing work however, my clients also receive the miracle of how to do it for themselves, and each other.
LISTENING TO YOUR INNER HEALERS ADVICE
I don't usually see the instantaneous type of miracles many people experience with John of God. My own crippling arthritis did not instantly heal either. Just like for the cancer client, it took many days of faithful attention for my condition to heal. And I needed to heed my inner healer’s advice about diet, exercise, and nutrition.
Today, much of our conventional medical industry (with its eye on increasing profits rather than healing) has promised that we need pay no attention to our diet and lifestyle because these have nothing to do with our illnesses. Published medical research is designed to “prove” this. Then we are sold a bill of goods. Dangerous drugs and/or surgery are the radical interventions that doctors recommend.
OUR WAR ON CANCER IS A WAR ON CANCER PATIENTS
No wonder our war on cancer is looking more and more like a war on cancer patients, whose sufferings go on and on. The cancer patient mentioned above was told by his oncologist that his cancer was "incurable" and that despite the prescribed highly toxic chemotherapeutic agents, his life would soon be over. The doctor completely ignored the amazing healing his body was experiencing. (Most cancer doctors are trained to studiously ignore the healing power within the client’s own body. It is sad that if any of them were to embrace my healing work they would lose their license for promotion of quackery! So they don't have a choice. )
But my client was smart. He moved forward in life, practicing and developing his newly found skill with Somatic Healing work, and reaped the rewards.
WHEN WILL AMERICANS TAKE CHARGE OF HEALING THEIR OWN BODIES?
How many more years will millions be tortured by a medical system driven by profit? The medical industry in this country will not change its ways no matter who rules in Washington; the profits are too great.
I recommend a book called The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell. http://nutritionstudies.org/ Dr. Campbell, an American biochemist who specializes in the effect of nutrition on long-term health, is a leading researcher in the use of diet to prevent and cure cancer. In this book he describes how the medical industry and even the American Cancer Society have used lies and misinformation to attempt to discredit his important research in government and research circles, labeling him and his colleagues as quacks and felons for daring to reveal the truth about cancer and diet.
Fascinating to me while reading Dr. Campbell’s book, was the realization that his research results and recommendations are eerily similar to the guidance my clients frequently receive during their hypnotherapy sessions, from their inner healers.
OVER 40 YEARS AGO A DOCTOR TOLD ME THERE WAS NO CURE FOR MY CRIPPLING ARTHRITIS. HE WAS WRONG
I was told to accept my condition; my walking life was over. Refusing to accept this fate, I said no and went to my inner healer instead. Now at age 66 I have been a happy mountaineer for many years. (Click here for more about my own personal healing journey.
You can do it too.
"Do not go gently into that good night!" The words of James Joyce have never been more important than they are today. He might have added: fight to retake your life from the industry of illness!
I came to the Alchemy Institute for help with a cancer cluster tumor in my arm. A tumor that had been in my arm for years had suddenly begun to explode. An MRI was scheduled.
At our first hypnosis session David Quigley suggested that we needed to address the stresses that could have led my subconscious mind to create this problem and I agreed, however, my more immediate concern that day was a pending appointment for an MRI. I had a severe fear of suffocation in the MRI machine. So in this first session, David helped me to identify and then heal and completely clear the source of the suffocation phobia in memories of long ago.
The next day, the MRI technician was surprised that I was so calm and had no problems. My deep level of comfort during the process even surprised me.
At our next session David helped me to identify the people, experiences and situations that created this cancer-causing reaction in my arm, and we dealt with them readily.
Then we prepared for surgery and healing. In hypnosis, my body was taught to contain the cancer cells in a process that David calls spiritual surgery. We also connected with my inner healer to accelerate healing and recovery.
During the surgery I had very little pain, my mind was really at peace. The doctor had some concern that the cancer could have moved to my lungs, but the tests came back with an “all clear”!
The nurses at my checkups continue to be amazed at how fast my wound has been healing. They said, “You must be eating well.” I agree, “That, and hypnosis!”
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Many students and friends have asked me to tell the story about my struggle to heal crippling rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and numerous chronic diseases. It was this struggle that led to the development of the Alchemical healing process, and the excellent health I now enjoy.
Hopefully, this sharing of the lessons learned helps inspire others who wrestle with chronic or “incurable” disease, and the confusion, fear, and despair that often accompany their suffering.
I didn't start this journey with much confidence. In my late twenties, living in a basement in a dilapidated Russian River resort, daily life was constant pain and bedridden with swollen knees, shoulder, and back. Doctors said RA was incurable, that there was little hope of walking normally again. Even my parents said, "Your aunt has had this all her life… and she's married to a doctor." So of course at the time I often lapsed into doubt and a level of despair that exceeded the physical pain. How could I survive the near homelessness and poverty and the weakness of this crippled condition? One nutritionist declared my starved body was allergic to every food he tested. I was afraid even to eat. Both the physicians and my parents reiterated there was nothing to be done to reverse this progressive condition that had crippled me at 28 years old! This was in 1978, well before many modern and effective RA treatments, at a time when RA was a life sentence of chronic pain.
Learning from my Inner Healer
Feeling that all else had failed, I turned to my inner healer. My inner healer, the Angel Michaela, had come to me in a shamanic experience during my college years. She was always an important guide but I had never considered her to be the profound healer that she turned out to be. Michaela showed me how to heal my body, and gave me hope. She literally got me on my feet.
One thing I learned from my inner healer was that judging myself for being scared and doubting just made life more miserable. I learned from her to be kind to all the frightened feelings sick people are prone to experience and that acceptance of any terror and despair is a fundamental part of recovery. Nor do we need to say to ourselves, "This negative attitude will just make it worse!" It proved much easier to heal while embracing the tears and despair, instead of spending my fragile energy trying to keep smiling. Instead, all my despair was laid in the lap of my inner healer while trusting her to transmute its poisons. She did not shame any feelings! That frankly surprised me. The messages I’d experienced from the exterior world was to keep up a smile, or face the failure that comes with emotional weakness. Her complete acceptance of weakness and despair was the perfect medicine for my pain.
Next she encouraged me to defy the conventional wisdom propounded by all the experts. If you suffer from a chronic illness, most health professionals will route you toward the pharmaceutical and surgical solutions called "standard of care". I did not at the time understand the terrible risks that may be involved with some of these treatments. For many health conditions, the mainstream medical community offers excellent treatment protocols and outcomes.
Understanding "Standard Care"
In the case of many chronic diseases (especially those of the immune system) the term “standard of care” nowadays means a descending future, even with recent advances in internal medicine. Sufferers today still face increasingly painful symptoms, increasingly toxic treatments, and the loss of quality of life. Physicians provide a frightening but to them realistic prognosis, such as, “You have to live with chronic pain.” I was told this by my physician in 1978.
This was the kind of advice my inner healer advised me to studiously ignore. The inner healer instead taught me that for the most effective recovery, the patient has to be a critical ally within their health care team, and be prepared to make daily lifestyle changes, and in-depth inner work.
Even more importantly, she reminded me that no external expert, even the most gifted team of specialists, nutritionists or healers can be counted on to sort out all the individual variables of an effective treatment program. Only by contacting and trusting my own inner healer could my own unique body chemistry and genetic hard wiring find the right match in a treatment regimen.
Here's just one example of this principle from published medical research:
Recent discoveries in drug physiology have determined that the same dose of the same drug for the same disease could sometimes have highly variable results. However while some patients might find this a good solution others found the treatments completely ineffectual or a source of adverse side effects, depending on the genetic tendencies of the individual person. Doctors rarely have any protocol for testing even the most toxic drug regimens on a particular body before treatment begins. Generally, close communication and patient monitoring can reveal and remedy many of these problems. However, conventional medicine now understands that many patients will thus be poorly served by the mainstream “standard of care” because of this patient variability.
Every patient needs an inner healer to help them sort out the amazing variety of treatment options for minimum toxicity and maximum effectiveness, in both standard care and alternative medicine. Only thus can we beat the odds of recovery preached to us by the experts, and be confident in that recovery.
Listening To My Body's Wisdom
Prior to consulting within with the inner healer, my searches for healing through the fields of nutrition and alternative medicine were equally confusing. I was buffeted by exotic diet regimens which sometimes worked for a while, and sometimes didn't. Juice fasting had its limits. Vegan diets left me exhausted. And who would have guessed that raw fish and dark chocolate (foods I never liked) would become a mainstay in my recovery. These accurate suggestions for dietary changes came via my inner healer, who not only shared clear advice on nutrition but also lifestyle, and medical and alternative treatments.
When returning the crutches and wheelchair to the doctor I said, “I won't end up like your other patients. I'm listening to my own body's wisdom and choosing to follow my inner healer’s plan. “
The doctor had no response to my restored health. And no interest in pursuing the subject. While many doctors are passionate patient advocates, other doctors are not as devoted to the healing of patients as they are devoted to maintaining the medical status quo. It isn’t hard to tell the difference if we are paying attention.
Learning Patience and to Pay Attention
One of the most incredible gifts of the inner healer during my recovery was learning to do daily spiritual surgery, a process that helped reduce the swelling in my joints, and stopped the inflammatory process. I was absolutely amazed after only a few treatments from the inner healer, to trade crutches for a cane, and go on a short backpacking trip! Over two days, while sitting on a cold windy ridgetop, I was too tired and sore to move much. My inner healer placed her warm hands on my swollen knee, channeling energy into my knee through my hands. I felt it wiggle and stretch, painlessly. I’ll never forget throwing away my cane as I walked out of the wilds in March of 1979!
My healing was not over. The journey continued with up to six joints effected at times, over the next 6 years. To all of the clients I now work with, goes this reminder: Be patient! Long term conditions created by long term habits don’t generally go away overnight. But if we pay attention we DO see a long term pattern of improvement behind a relapse, as long as we stay focused on the process of healing and continue to comply with our inner healer’s instructions. In a society obsessed with instant miracles, slow and steady can win the race with respect to chronic illness.
My last arthritis attack was thirty-three years ago, in June of 1984. I was teaching a class of 15 hypnotherapy students how to use the spiritual surgery process with their clients. The students used me to practice the protocol in class, and it worked perfectly. It is now 2017. I have been symptom free and an active outdoorsman ever since.
As I write this today, it seems outrageous that much of the government support for affordable health care may soon disappear. However this can also been seen as an opportunity to renew our own health through connection with our own ever-present inner resource: our own inner healer. The inner healer can help sort through the crazy and conflicting treatments jungle!
If you want to reverse the progress of chronic disease in your body or your loved ones, a strong connection to your inner healer can guide you to learn what your unique body chemistry requires. (See the other articles on our website for numerous stories of miracles of recovery using this inner healer and Somatic Healing technologies: http://www.alchemyinstitute.com/healing.html )
And for anyone who is ready to start a journey to take charge of healing your body: I offer private sessions in person or by phone, retreat packages, and training for professionals.
For clients: In the 4-session healing retreat package you will do much more than connect with your inner healer. You will experience and learn how to:
· Use the inner healer's wisdom every day to heal your body and your life in all the ways described above.
· Explore the underlying causes of your health conditions from this and previous lives and clear these underlying causes.
· Discover the power of spiritual surgery as you learn to make this energetic healing process a part of your daily recovery.
Call me for details. 707-888-8403. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation prior to setting up your appointment.
David Quigley, January 2017