Today’s Trance is about the hypnotic phenomena, depersonalization. And how to use it for personal growth. People travel to the tops of mountains. They go to the jungles of Peru or ingest a wide variety of legal and illegal substances, with one goal in mind. The goal is to see beyond our limited selves and make some profound discovery. This may seem very attractive to many. Some people make this journey, others do not and still, others get lost along the way. This article is part of the 100 days of Trance blog.
Depersonalization for me is the ability to leave your body, your training, your history, your fears and all of your perceived flaws behind and walk around without that baggage. What would you do if you suddenly left all of that behind?
My Favorite Question to Ask People
Here’s my favorite question. What would you be doing right now if you knew you couldn’t fail and could never be injured? Sort of take your breath away doesn’t it? A friend of mine, Kendal Williams, who is a Tantra Coach, frequently writes about becoming physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually naked to the world. This is one way to experience that feeling without the pesky problem of getting arrested
The Classic Definition
Depersonalization in hypnosis, a subject can experience detachment from self. Perhaps forget his own identity, and even assume that he is another person (similar to deep trance identification). Using depersonalization in hypnotherapy a person can experience things from a new perspective. These new perspectives can have a profound effect on thoughts, feelings, or behaviors afterward.
A Quick Exercise
Sit or lay down in a place that’s comfortable and you won’t be disturbed for about 20 minutes.
Imagine you can go, inwardly, to a place that is very comfortable. While in this place, go down to the next level or go to a separate room and sit or lay down again.
In this second place imagine that you can step outside of you, your body and sit, stand or float beside your resting body. Take all the time you need to observe that you sitting or laying down. What do you know about them? If you could help with some problem or opinion that they have about themselves; what would you say?
Is their opinion of themselves accurate or is it just an opinion? What else do they need to know about their life? Their career? Their family that they don’t know? Do they have any strengths that are unaware of? What is something they could do today, that might increase their happiness? Spend a few minutes thinking about all of the things that they do that are right? Make a mental note to transfer these answers back to yourself when you return from this trance.
You may wish to utilize a trance partner if you find you are getting lost in the trance. If you need a trance partner, just have them ask these questions so you can get the answers. The trance partner can also tell you things that you may not be aware of as long as they are framed positively. Trance partners can be very useful while doing very deep work. This is one of those types of trance work.