As many of you know, along with founding and editing Philanthropy Women, I am also a psychotherapist. So today I am offering something new here for readers: a chance to explore your inner wellness through hypnosis.
One of my specialties as a therapist is identity development. I have spent many years studying and writing about the archetypes — the different dimensions of human identity that come into play across the lifespan. In 2018, I also trained and became certified as a hypnotherapist. This is a hypnosis session to help you get a deep night’s sleep, and to give you a chance to experience your inner Innocent.
This recording is about 30 minutes long and it’s based on an experience most people have had: being a toddler playing at the beach. The imagery that goes along with the soundtrack is of the seashore here in Rhode Island. After recording the audio, I took a drive out to Oakland Beach to record the sunset. I then learned how to combine audio and video to create this hypnosis experience for you.
The goal of this hypnosis session is to help you become more grounded and whole in your identity. The session starts with a full and deep body scan, allowing the listener to use what I call the “healing balm of your attention” to practice awareness of the inner workings of the human body and mind.
This is the first in a series of 12 hypnosis videos I am recording about the archetypes. So I hope you enjoy it and feel calmed, de-stressed, and restored from the experience.
While this comes as a significant divergence from our usual content here at Philanthropy Women, I hope it offers a window of healing to the community of our readership. We all face a tremendous amount of stress in the process of caring about women’s rights. Much of this work requires that those of us who can speak up, do speak up. It requires extra energy and stamina to be one of those people willing to use your power to speak up for justice and equality. Giving yourself ample time to rest your voice and go into deep positive experiences is an important way to maintain balance in your life.
As is often said, breath is life, and this session requires you to pay attention to your breath. Paying attention to your breath is a way of opening up and saying “Aloha” to your inner self. The Kānaka Maoli (Hawaiian) word Aloha translates as “the presence of breath.” So when you say “Aloha” to your inner self, you are opening up to paying more attention to the presence of your breath.
So I hope you come away from this session feeling restful, calm, and ready to live fully for another day.