By Nora Hoffmann, BA, MFA, CCHT, Approved Hypnotherapy Trainer
Many years ago as part of a class for Taoist Healing Practices, our teacher led us on a journey inside one cell of our body. As he invited us deeper into the microcosm of our life experience, images emerged before me. I had not yet done ancestral clearing work at that point of my life.
Inside this tower we explore arising imagery through the methods of Integrative Gestalt Therapy and the help of living inner masters of alchemy as learned in Alchemical or Esoteric Hypnotherapy. This includes identifying oneself with the imagery discovered in the sense of “becoming” or “imagining being” the symbol, as well as speaking with the imagery. Inner masters and other compassionate wise spirit allies can instruct how to read imagery and what to do with it.
In some cases, someone may be drawn to a brick which contains a healed image. In this instance, we can enter this image and draw on the completion and wholeness and magnificence we have previously attained in our inner work, reminding ourselves of the goodness of our lives, and receiving encouragement for current struggles and rejuvenation. In other cases, we may be drawn to bricks containing disorder or requiring repair. With the help of our spirit allies, we can address and repair our issues as they appear in a given brick or stair step.
In the instruction class, I explain the basic journey protocol and demonstrate it through a guided group journey. During debriefing discussion, I help students to both interact with and interpret the symbols or imagery they encountered.
During the subsequent hands-on practicum class, one student is guided through the journey as I demonstrate how to lead interaction with a client’s arising imagery. Then in small groups and using a handout, students apply the protocol on each other. There is time for questions at the end.
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