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April 03, 2018


I've had one session of hypnosis with a therapist in 1998 or thereabouts. I had spent a summer doing guided meditations to acquire past lives. I was interested in seeing what would show up under hypnosis and whether it'd be different than what I'd gotten on my own. I also didn't feel out of control and in some ways just in a deeper meditation. I think that session lasted a few hours and then we talked about it afterward. A friend of mine had one also and got past life stories and how they were impacting his life today. That's really what it's about with the theory that we bring with us problems. Of course, the stories could all be created to illustrate ongoing issues from the only lifetime-- the current one. I had quite an interest in reincarnation at that time, had read a lot but after the hypnosis, I really haven't again as it seemed I'd gone as far as I needed to go-- for then.

Hi Brian
The subconscious is an amazing mystery. Glad to see older Brian beginning to reconcile with kid Brian. Just wait until adolescent Brian shows up. He's been running the show more often than you know.

BTW biofeedback training is a more direct means of gaining control over smooth muscle. Why not both?

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