For many years I have worked as a hypnotist specializing in accessing and clearing the underlying causes of addictive behaviors, like smoking, overeating, and drug addiction, in the subconscious mind.
But I suspect that even the village idiot knows that the experiences we had as teenagers, and sometimes preteens, with food, cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol
had a powerful influence on the course of our future behavior in these areas.
WHAT MOST OF US DON'T REALIZE IS THAT THE EXTENT TO WHICH UNRESOLVED NEES AND FEARS OF OUR TEENAGE SELF CONTINUE TO CONTROL OUR ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS!
Even when we are struggling with weight or diabetes in our seventies! Even when we have twenty years AA sobriety! Even when we should have known better for fifty plus years!
And what we also don't realize is how rescuing, forgiving, and loving that inner teenager from our past, will make it incredibly easy to change these old habits and restore our health and sanity!
HERE IS A TYPICAL SMOKING CESSATION CLIENTS EXPERIENCE:
Bill journeys into hypnosis per my instructions to discover the part of him that needs to smoke. He finds a young teenager. Lonely and insecure, his parents mostly emotionally absent, he lacks any sense of manhood.
Then he finds the "cure" in a new found clique of teenage boys. There the carefree days of summer are spent smoking cigarettes and feeling...at last..like a man among his buddies. Even his first exciting sexual experiences are linked to the familiar and now exciting taste of cigarettes.
Many years later in the breakup of my client's marriage, adult Bill steps out to date. And there are the cigarettes. Returning after years of absence, in this new insecure emotional atmosphere of "dating".
LEARNING TO RESCUE THE INNER TEENAGER
Under my guidance, Bill steps in to rescue his insecure teenager from these superficial friends. Bill volunteers to be the loving father for his inner teenager, lovingly guiding him through a series of hypnotic fantasies, through a series of initiations into true adulthood.
One of these includes an angry confrontation Bill and his teenage "son" have with the birth father who judged and abandoned him, and a similar confrontation with the tobacco companies who used advertising to link this poisonous drug to achieving manhood. Bill points out to his teenager that not only does smoking kill with dozens of cancers, it is the leading cause of erectile dysfunction in American men! So much for manhood.
Shaking a fist at this murder for profit tobacco mafia, my client and his inner teenager are united by this sign of strength and defiance, which they will make every time they feel the cravings implanted by this industry of death, and by the father who once rejected him. And in that fist, his teenage feels loved and honored by his father...the true heart of manhood!
Then Bill promises to help his inner teenager gather the courage to go out into the world of "Dating" again, this time with the reassurance that my client's many years in sales and consulting will help make this quest much easier than it was for a frightened and ill prepared teenager.
Soon, the inner teenager is eager to join the adult self in throwing these toxic things away forever. Suddenly quitting is effortless. And so is dating!!
HEALING WEIGHT ISSUES THROUGH THE INNER TEENAGER
Another client with weight issues finds her inner teenager...an athlete with a graceful fit body. A body she lost in the struggles of a difficult marriage and family life. She weeps that this past is lost forever. I beg to disagree. I tell her that she can rescue and restore her inner teenager. The only thing stopping her is that she does not know how to rescue her athlete-self. And I do. (Formerly crippled by arthritis, I am at 68 a happy and healthy mountaineer/ adventurer, and my client knows it!)
Tearfully she promises her teenage self:
"With Quigley's help, I will save you!" This begins a long but exciting and joyous recovery of her weight and health.
WARNING! THERE ARE SIDE EFFECTS TO THIS PROCESS:
You will start falling in love again. Be prepared to deal with the consequences, including a massive dose of vitality, joy, and lust.
Get some physical activities planned...you will need to dance, play, run, go mountaineering, play volleyball,play an instrument.
If you are currently taking antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication..your doses will need to be adjusted. Radically.
If you are burdened by unsatisfying or abusive relationships...well, that is going to have to change. BE PREPARED.
If you ready to truly live again, it is never too late.
Click here for information on David's unique program designed to heal your inner teenager:
THE PERSONAL RETREAT PROGRAM
Conversations with a Modern Alchemist
A Blog By David Quigley and Contributions By others