Recently I was giving a lecture about the power of hypnotic suggestion and how it affects our relationship with money. If you never heard of me, I have been a trained hypnotherapist specializing in hypnotic suggestion for over 20 years.
In fact, I'm a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, American Board of Hypnotherapy and president of the American Alliance of Hypnotists. Formerly I was a member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Lung Association.
Publically, I’ve authored 22 books, appeared on numerous television shows including 6 episodes of The Millionaire Matchmaker.
It was at this lecture when a patient was referred to me suffering from extreme nightmares, anxiety and depression.
Several weeks later the patient appeared in my waiting room with a troubled look on her face. (For the sake of anonymity let’s call her Veronica).
I called her into my office and before I could get a question out of my mouth, she began to cry.
She revealed to me that she was under tremendous pressure to care for her brother who was severely injured in a hit and run several years before.
Her brother was completely dependent on her physically, emotionally and financially.
Veronica, a nurse, told me she could care for her brother physically, but the financial strain had her totally overwhelmed and headed for financial ruin.
I leaned back in my chair and listened as she confided in me how her brothers accident derailed her life into one day becoming a super successful nurse practitioner.
As she opened up to me, she paused and said, “ I feel so selfish” as if her life and aspirations weren’t important as caring for her brother. ( A totally logical and normal feeling for someone giving up their entire life for another).
I really admired her.
As she went on, I couldn’t help but think how many people out there are backed into a corner just like her.
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I built my practice on helping others. But for the first time in many years, I felt helpless.
After she calmed down, I asked her if we could begin our session.
My new patient took easily to my cues and we began her dive into a deep state of relaxation.
I recall a sense of astonishment of how rapidly she moved through each stage of the process, from being wide awake to completely relaxed - quickly followed by deep hypnosis.
My feelings of empathy for her situation and my desire to help her find a solution to an extremely challenging situation led me to probe into the dark recesses of her mind.
I proceeded to ask her questions about her beliefs regarding her personal power.
To my amazement, under deep hypnosis, she claimed that her Personal Power had been taken from her.
She was convinced that her brothers accident was the switch that short-circuited her Personal Power leaving her helpless to accomplish anything but caring for him.
At that moment, I knew she somehow programmed her mind to believe by taking care of her brother she’d be unable to live up to her own aspirations, which was a complete lie fabricated by the serpent’s whisper.
Her hopes and dreams of money and success had been deactivated by what I call the great deceiver, the poisoned mind.
After our session ended I assured her that if she met me in my office once per week for eight weeks, she’d awaken from the nightmare and make her dreams come true.
After she left, I immediately began to research the correlations between thought, success and money. I read everything I could from the most successful entrepreneurs, and I even enlisted help from some of the most prominent people I know.
At once I created an action plan which I knew if properly implemented would flip the switch, remove the poison and begin her journey to complete healing, emotionally, spiritually and financially.
My desire to help lift her out of her own personal quicksand led me to single mindedly find the exact road map which would reverse her thinking and ultimately change her misfortunes guaranteeing the possibility of accomplishing anything.
Hours turned to days and days turned into weeks as I feverishly devised a spiritual hypnotic action plan guaranteed to activate her money switch and beam the light of hope back into her life.
All she had to do was believe one very strange concept.