kate asked me to answer these questions, well, my ego asked her to send them actually but anyway............
1. Have you even experienced or do you believe in love at first sight?
i have experienced the sensation of being caught in the gaze of another so intensely that i could think of nothing else for more than six months. we would spend evenings together and talk of many things, and then as quickly as she came, she was gone.
2. Are you afraid of getting old?
i`m not sure if fear is the way to describe it. at 46 i`m lucky to be physically young and somewhat mentally and emotionally mature and so i have the luxury of being glad to be alive at this moment. i am hopeful that things will persist for the foreseeable future.
3. Would you ever consider emigrating? If so where and why/why not?
i am originally from england and so i have done that once, as a child moving to canada with my parents, and do wish for the english way once more.....but with two young children i will remain here as they grow.
4. How did you choose hypnosis as a profession and what parts do you like best and least about it?
what a great question. hypnosis chose me. everything is hypnosis. the reading and the writing of this post is a shift in awareness that takes one from one focus to another. conversation is hypnosis. words are hypnosis. we are all hypnotists.
i saw don kellar hypnotize patti l`orange in grade 8 and i knew from that moment that hypnosis was a powerful tool that could be used to help people. i was 12 and i knew that i could use that mechanism to show people better ways of doing things.
i always wonder what happened to patti.
what do i like? the sheer depth of human consiousness and the thrill of being able to help people make profound and lasting changes in thier lives. i am greatly honoured to be able to do this for people, and every day it`s something new and i meet bright, enthusiastic people who are keen to learn and apply the knowledge to thier life.
what do i dislike? the professional discourtesy. in canada the field of hypnotherapy isn`t as well recognised as in other parts of the world, like england for instance, and so building a practice amongst others in the healing arts can be tough. doctors are very jelous of thier patiens and the money they represent and so another effective treatment weakens thier already crumbling position. i really have to be careful what i say about what i can and can`t do in treatment. no cures of things that are legally illnesses, otherwise i`m practicing medicine without a licence which is against the law.
so i have to watch it with a.d.d. and anxiety and similar conditions when there are medications involved.
5) Why have you chosen divinity as the area for your doctorate? Are you religious?
i am not a religious person. i grew up with a jesuit who was a master hypnotist, so i learned the craft at an early age. (he wasn`t aware of his talent.) i only really understood his methods through my studies of hypnosis techniques.
the tragedy in modern society is that when we have spiritual concerns we go to see a minister or priest.
the role of church through history has been, and continues to be, mind control.
i chose the study of divinity at the doctorate level to claim my position that we are capable of a direct knowledge of god, and in fact that all that we experience is indistinguishable from that fact.
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