Hypnosis is my Superpower

“In popular culture, {Superpower} may be used to describe anything from minimal exaggeration of normal human traits, magic, to near-godlike abilities including flight, superstrength, projection of destructive energy beams and force fields, invulnerability, telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, super-speed or control of the weather.”~wikipedia

I am compelled to write about my personal hypnosis experiences. I have long imagined doing this via facebook but could never bring myself to publish a hypnosis page. Facebook doesn’t feel safe. People are mean on facebook. Removed. Impersonal. Disconnected. Unaccountable.

Hypnosis fosters the exact opposite feelings: Engagement. Intimacy. Connection. Accountability.

I just couldn’t find the place where facebook and hypnosis meet.

I’m not looking to convince anyone of anything. I don’t need to be right.  I’m not interested in scientific proof that hypnosis is real or not real. Hypnosis works for me. It has changed me. That is the only proof I have to offer.


One very useful application of hypnosis is shifting beliefs. The smallest shift can reorganize a person profoundly. I have had that experience, over and over. I’ve been to psychics of various ilk over the years and some have told me of past lives. I consider this good fun and it really can be helpful for gaining perspective. We seem to crave stories that explain whatever may be happening to us. However, to get to the root of our beliefs, the source of knowledge must be experiential. We need to feel it to believe it, especially when the new information defies our current system or accepted reality.

For example, I can tell you a million times that you can definitely be hypnotized but most folks hold the belief that they cannot. Reading about other people being hypnotized might convince you. Watching others being hypnotized might do it. Studying scientific evidence of brain waves and seemingly impossible feats would likely convince some. None of these things convinced me. The fastest, most effective method of shifting this belief is simple; get hypnotized.

Experiential knowledge shifts belief.

In 2010, I attended a Public Information Session at the Ontario Hypnosis Centre in Toronto. At the time, I believed I was one of the rare people who could not be hypnotized. I just “knew” I wouldn’t qualify since I was waaaaay too cynical, sensible and knowledgeable. By then, I had read +/- 25 books on hypnosis so you would think I’d know better. In my secret heart of hearts, I felt unworthy of mystical trance states. (How I had transposed “hypnosis” into “mystical trance states” is altogether baffling now. There is nothing mystical about hypnosis. It is shockingly mundane in nature. Hypnosis can give you access to mystical experiences but one is not the other.)

This workshop included lots of group hypnosis. We started with the popular Lemon Test. As instructed, I imagined moving around my house and pretending to work in my kitchen. I opened my fridge and found a lemon; I took out a knife and cut it open. Yes, my mouth puckered up when I imagined eating the lemon. So what? THAT is hypnosis? Pretending? Remembering? Where are my alien abductors, my communion with Angels, my transcendent enlightenment? No. Not satisfied. I longed to experience something I wasn’t pretending to imagine.

The second group session was inner child work. I had done this before in another context. My inner child is freakishly happy so while other workshop members were weeping and sobbing, my inner child was gleefully inviting me to play. Nice but…whatever.

On day two we were to meet our Higher Self and maybe even our Spirit Guides. Ya right. I knew this wouldn’t happen for me and it didn’t. Here is what I learned: don’t have a big coffee right before a hypnosis session. Not helpful.

Next up, regression to childhood and into the womb before birth. Ummmm. O-kaaay. 8 years old. I sense/see a little purple duck sticky thing that lived at my Nan’s house and suddenly my body is pulsing with sensation. My Mom is coming for a visit from California today. Cool. Still a memory; a memory of a heightened emotional experience. Not convinced.

Then comes regression to the womb. As I am sitting in my chair, fully aware of my surroundings, fully aware of NOT being in hypnosis…I begin to feel pressure on my arms, pressure pushing my arms into the chair. What??? More and more pressure all over my body, pushing me into the chair, pressing me down. Holy fuck! I am in my mother’s womb!!! I am growing and straining against the inside walls of my mother’s womb! I am glued to my chair, unable to move. Exhilaration. I am not pretending to imagine. Something is happening.  I am hypnotizable!!!

Facilitator: How is your mother feeling?
My body is instantly flooded with the sensation of love.  I hear her heartbeat.
Facilitator: Can you sense your father?
Ya.  He’s a little harsh.
Facilitator: Why did you choose this family?
To provide balance. And to help everyone lighten up!  These people are sooooo emotional.
Facilitator: Let your mother know you are safe and happy.
Mom! Mom! I can hear you! Mom! I’m coming soon! *hahahahahahhahahahaahhaha*

And in that moment, something awakened inside of me and I knew what it was to feel worthy; worthy of life, worthy of love, worthy of hypnosis. Inherently worthy in every way. My belief in my own worth shifted profoundly and permanently as I bathed in the love of my mother.

Such is the power of one 20 minute hypnosis experience.

Then we went to a reality BEFORE my consciousness joined with my body…but that is a story for another day.


In my heart, I am a metaphysical explorer. I seek experiences that take me beyond this body, this dimension, this understanding. I seek knowledge that will blow my mind. I seek to fly through space and ask questions of wise beings and sense my connection to Source–tangibly, in my body. I seek the sensation of spiritual exhilaration.

I am guessing lots of people do. This is why folks skydive and practice yoga and have babies. Spiritual exhilaration. Feeling fully, gorgeously, dangerously bursting with life force. Superpower.

Sign. Me. Up.

 

 Sign. You. Up. for this blog!

 

43 thoughts on “Hypnosis is my Superpower”

      1. Actually, we have done that too.
        Shawn Gallagher once guided a client to connect with her baby and she asked what it wanted to be named. It was a pretty awesome experience for the mom 🙂

      2. Two books about what babies know before, during and after being born are:

        1) The Secret Life of the Unborn Child by Thomas Verny, M. D.

        2) The Mind of Your Newborn Baby by David Chamberlain, Ph.D.

        You will be amazed!

  1. I hope there will be many more blog posts to come Sarah. I found your writing powerful, insightful and entertaining. Thank you for having the courage and will to share yourself with us. All my best.

  2. Well done. Now, I can see that there is more than one flavor to how hypnosis can be used. I only experienced it once and it was a so so experience. Look forward to talking about it more this weekend.

    1. Very pleased to hear it Melissa. Lots more coming…my energy and focus has been spent on the technical issues these weeks. So much to learn, so much to say!

  3. LOVE it Sarah!
    Phenomenal job and can’t wait for the rest …
    For those reading the comments, all I have to say is you will want to stick around.
    Some amaze-balls stuff to come 😀

  4. I love your blog! I especially like that you call yourself a Metaphysical Hypnotist. That’s the stuff that I love doing, too. So, if your don’t mind, I may call myself that? I mostly know what I know from being in trance during bodywork and from meditation. And now I’m in love with hypnosis! Thank you for “coming out of the metaphysical closet!”

    1. Of course! I don’t think I made that up…it is public domain Anita. Happy to share a designation.

  5. Hi Sarah: it’s great to see you are continuing to work your magic in so many different ways. I enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to reading more. I will think about what I want to say about my own experience with hypnosis. Cheers! CM

    1. That would be wonderful Christine! Even if you don’t want it published, I would love to read about your hypnosis experience.

    1. You have been an integral catalyst for this blossoming, Jenn. One casual coffee with you and next thing I know, the floodgates have opened. Thank you for your support and inspiration.

  6. I am so glad your found you voice and the method to share it that felt right. Your power and passion are palpable.

    1. Thank you so much Roberta. My years of dancing with you have informed everything since. I am grateful.

  7. *high five*
    Your writing voice is wonderful – it’s exactly your spoken voice in print. Many struggle to have that authenticity in their writing… and many strive to hide their spoken voice behind syntactical athletics and head-scratching vocabulary!

    I’m inspired to revisit my island now. It’s been a while!

    Thank you very much for sharing this with us.
    XOXO

    1. I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed a renewed relationship with the dictionary. I love words! If only I loved grammar quite as much. Ha!

  8. Couldn’t help but hear “feelin’ groovy”
    I so love that you are still touching my life ❤️

    1. You mean by Simon & Garfunkel? I have listened to a billion hours of S&G in my life but the most resonant was always The 59th Street Bridge song. 2nd fav.: El Condor Pasa. I love it too Lorraine. Thanks for reading <3

  9. Love it! Your writing style is crisp, honest and totally engaging Sarah. Clearly you are writing with passion that will ignite passion in others. Your alignment with your authentic self is beautiful, and yes gives access to any superpower we desire! Thanks for opening up and blossoming <3

    1. Thank you Leslie. I love that your home is now a part of my home. Greatly appreciating you and your generosity of spirit and practical magic.

  10. It was a powerful weekend for many of us in that class. Thank you for sharing your truths.

    You’ve really have excellerated your evolution by writing this blog!

    So pleased for you beautiful, beautiful Sarah!

    And your Mandela captures the vibrates your essence.

    Injoy

    1. Hey Kelly. I haven’t started on THAT weekend yet…long way from here to there. This was an intro to Past Life Regression with Georgina. Not a training. Thanks for the recommend on the mandala…it has served me well. I really love it <3

  11. I truly believe you have superpowers because you are fierce in your passions. I know this from your dancing and now from your hypnosis. Reading this has tweaked my curiousity. I have thought about hypnosis from time to time but have never gone any further with it. The part about shifting beliefs really resonates with me. Maybe this is the next step in my own journey.

    1. Dearest Deborah! I would love to work with you. The sensation of connecting with unconditional love can not be described. It is life affirming and life changing. You are loved. Knowing this in your body as an unassailable truth is the most delicious sensation.

  12. Sara you are amazing,
    You have a superpower showing thru your dance with Passion, Energy, Light and Love is quite magical. Love your blog.

    1. I love dancing with you Carmen! You bring it every class and together, we create the magic. Thanks for reading <3

  13. wow oh la la amazzzzing super Sarah! massive congratulations on this brilliant beginning to your blogging – you’re a natural with your warmth honesty integrity and sense of humour oozing through – thank you so much for sharing your fabulously interesting and illuminating experiences and perspective! and -wow -thank you for introducing me to hypnosis with such expertise, gentleness, and super-safeness/openness – i am still “unpacking” the experience i had with you, but one thing i can articulate here is that there is new acceptance for a sense i have held that i’m kinda weird for this world – now i freshly embrace this “alien-ness” with love and a rich curiousity – thanks to your guidance and support, i can dig my super-freak!!! i’m so excited to read more about your ride – so much to learn from you – merci merci bravoooo go Sarah!!!

    1. Oh Ya! Superfreak Superpower! Bring it on sister. I love you and your blue waves pulsing through my experience. Your very presence heals.

  14. I love your honesty. I adore the humour you use which can only come from the way you see yourself and life…….and i love a good story. How many of us felt the same as you did. You ate putting yourself and your words put there…..good for you…keep the stories coming xxxxx

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