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The Unconscious Mind


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A presentation for Truro College Foundation Degree in Integrated Counselling course on the unconscious mind and hypnosis. You will find the rainbow relaxation script by googling it.

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The Unconscious Mind

  1. 1. The Unconscious Mind A chance to take a look at your unconscious and talk about the feeling of what it is like to be in a trance now!
  2. 2. Major Premise <ul><li>All </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behaviour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>……………… is unconscious </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Prime Directives of the Unconscious Mind <ul><li>Stores memories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atemporal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Makes associations and learns quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Organises all your memories (Time Line) </li></ul><ul><li>Represses memories and unresolved negative emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Presents repressed memories for resolution </li></ul>
  4. 5. Prime Directives of the Unconscious Mind <ul><li>May keep the repressed emotions repressed for protection </li></ul><ul><li>Runs the body (Blueprint) </li></ul><ul><li>Preserves the body </li></ul><ul><li>Is the domain of emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Is a highly moral being </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoys serving and needs clear orders to follow </li></ul>
  5. 6. Prime Directives of the Unconscious Mind <ul><li>Controls and maintains all perceptions – receives and transmits to conscious </li></ul><ul><li>Generates, stores, distributes and transmits “energy” </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains instincts and generates habits </li></ul><ul><li>Is programmed to continually seek more and more </li></ul>
  6. 7. Prime Directives of the Unconscious Mind <ul><li>Functions best as a whole integrated unit </li></ul><ul><li>Is symbolic </li></ul><ul><li>Takes everything personally </li></ul><ul><li>Works on the principle of least effort </li></ul><ul><li>Does not process negatives </li></ul>
  7. 8. So What and Who Cares? <ul><li>Useful in therapy to understand the unconscious – Why? </li></ul>
  8. 9. Unconscious is Useful Because… <ul><li>Assist the client in using internal resources to solve problem </li></ul><ul><li>Help you/client to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Hypnosis is the doorway to the mind-body connection. Through hypnosis we can heal illness, create the future of our dreams, and control destiny (Tad James) </li></ul>
  9. 10. Your clients will be your clients because they are not in rapport with their unconscious mind. Milton Erickson
  10. 11. Hypnotherapy and Your Unconscious <ul><li>It deals with the unconscious behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>It has a track record of success </li></ul><ul><li>Do not expect to feel hypnotised </li></ul><ul><li>Expect to feel relaxed </li></ul><ul><li>It is a co-operative process </li></ul><ul><li>Gets your conscious and your unconscious mind to agree </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not logical, it’s psychological </li></ul>
  11. 12. Myth Busting <ul><li>Stage hypnosis </li></ul><ul><li>No clucking allowed! </li></ul><ul><li>You are in charge and in control </li></ul><ul><li>All hypnosis is self hypnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Only accept suggestions that are beneficial </li></ul><ul><li>You will always come back </li></ul>
  12. 13. Important Aspects of Generating Trance <ul><li>Connection with and attention on the client is of utmost importance </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude of curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>Music of hypnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with clients fear and resistance </li></ul><ul><li>The script does not matter </li></ul><ul><li>Rapport – client hears or sees only hypnotist </li></ul>
  13. 14. Important Aspects of Generating Trance <ul><li>Utilisation of all that happens </li></ul><ul><li>If you go into trance they will go into trance </li></ul><ul><li>Belief that trance will happen </li></ul><ul><li>Trance is a process of learning how to go into trance </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing when the client is in trance </li></ul><ul><li>– pay attention! </li></ul>
  14. 15. Connecting with the Unconscious Mind – Tad James <ul><li>&quot;Does your Unconscious Mind know what to do to solve the problem?“ </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Is it possible for your Unconscious Mind to heal the condition?“ </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Is it all right to heal this now or to organise the steps now for healing?&quot; </li></ul>
  15. 16. Demo - Blackboard Trance
  16. 17. Your Turn! In Triads A = Client B = Therapist C = Observer
  17. 18. What did you learn?
  18. 19. Demo Rainbow Relaxation
  19. 20. Your Turn! In Triads A = Client B = Therapist C = Observer
  20. 21. What did you learn?
  21. 22. How Will You Use This?
  22. 23. How Will You Use This? <ul><li>Use of Trance to help people relax – call it guided visualisation if you feel more comfortable </li></ul><ul><li>Put you in a good state </li></ul><ul><li>Put client into good state </li></ul><ul><li>Use of artfully vague language – Milton Model </li></ul><ul><li>Possible option for counselling </li></ul>
  23. 24. Programme This Week Alternative Therapies – Hypnotherapy Ep 1/3 Monday 17 March 9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO Also check