What Clients Have Experienced With Mesmerism & Hypnosis

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Mesmerism, what is it and how does it impact on a hypnosis session?

In my previous blogs I have discussed Mesmerism and how Franz Anton Mesmer around 1780 had coined this term and his theory of "Animal Magnetism". Mesmerism is an unseen flow of energy between all living and non-living objects. Today I will be sharing with you my client’s experiences after a session having used a combination of Hypnosis and Mesmerism.

For those of you who did not have a chance to read my initial blog, please click here to view my article on how hypnosis is different to mesmerism. If you feel that you would like to have a better understanding of what Mesmerism is, please take a few moments to go and read this.

There are a number of different techniques that I use when combining Mesmerism and Hypnosis whilst the client is relaxed, and eyes closed during their session. If the client is coming for emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, anxiousness then the focus will be on their head, shoulders and stomach. Our stomach is our emotional mind, and no doubt we have all experienced those moments when our stomach is either full of butterflies or feels like it is in knots. If it is for another issue then the appropriate technique and areas of the body will be addressed. So the stomach plays an integral part in our day to day life. If it is not feeling great then that flows into all other areas and impacts us in many ways.

Effects clients have described whilst experiencing Mesmerism...

Clients have stated...

Experiencing a feeling of feeling very heavy on the chaise lounge, as though every muscle and bone in their body felt heavy, that to move a hand or arm would be just too much effort or trouble and why bother. This feeling was not uncomfortable or odd or strange, just that they felt heavy; a relaxed heaviness.

For others it is a feeling that they are sinking into the lounge and that during the session they noticed that they felt they were sinking deeper into relaxation at different times.

Experiencing the feeling of feeling lighter, as though they could float off the lounge.They reported feeling not so weighted down or so heavy within themselves and their life, as though a weight has been lifted from their body and mind.

In life we have all had those moments when we think of someone and then they phone us or we run into them and have not seen them in ages. Other moments we feel that we should contact a certain person and we get an urge or a sense to call them for no apparent reason. When we do call them they need to talk to us with some important news, and you come off the phone thinking... "well that is why I needed to call them that now makes sense".

There are also occasions after a session when a client will inform me that they knew what I was going to say before I verbalised it and that they had already started to do or done what I had just asked them to do. For example, imagine you are driving down the freeway and you come to a sign and it says 'exit', take the right to the valley of calm and they already knew what the sign would say and which exit to take.

Or there has been other times when perhaps a client has not mentioned something as they felt it was not as important as the other information they have given me and asked to work on. Then during their session I actually verbalise something that is appropriate and relevant to that situation, then in that moment, I am also listening to myself and wondering where did that information come from? Then of course they inform me afterwards that they are surprised I picked up on that as they had not mentioned it and are grateful that it was covered.

Some people experience seeing vivid colours even though their eyes are closed.

Why do clients experience different things?

All of these experiences are individual to each client and there is no wrong or right just the experience that you have as you progress through your Hypnosis/Mesmerism session. There is still a lot that we do not understand about our minds, our body, and energy and how everything interacts. There is also much that we know now that was not known in previous days. In looking for explanations or reasons for the many results reported and since other practitioners have too for these methods, it is important to consider the nature of energy and the mind. We know that a calm and stress free mindset is conducive to better health. We are also more open to other practices such as massage, yoga, acupuncture, reiki, kinesiology, and other types of energy and balancing work. It is all about releasing the negative and bringing everything back into balance. This is how Mesmerism works and why it is especially very effective when used in conjunction with hypnotherapy too.

If you would like to experience these methods for yourself please contact me below and we can make a booking.

- Jacqui Dornan