Friday, February 22, 2013
Suspense Thriller: The Ressurection of Hannah
The Resurrection of Hannah
A Novel Inspired By True Events
by Kathryne Arnold
Guest Post: Hypotherapy
I wanted to share some facts about hypnotherapy because there are a lot of myths out there regarding the practice. I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in Florida with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. I have been employed in the mental health and social services field for twenty-five years, some of those years in private practice. When clinically appropriate, I have utilized hypnotherapy to help enhance my counseling techniques with certain individuals. I completed extensive study in Cellular Release and Cell Command Therapy training outside Houston, TX, later becoming a nationally certified hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy can assist in removing the blocks to and causes of trauma and painful memories that are stored on a cellular level.
Many people have heard or read things about hypnosis that aren’t true or have been exaggerated. Much of this misleading material comes from movies, television or books, either through a lack of knowledge or a desire to entertain, with individuals distorting their abilities to thrill the reader or audience.
Let me explain that going into hypnosis is a perfectly normal experience, often we go into a natural trance state throughout the day without being aware of this occurrence. Everyone describes being in a state of hypnosis differently, but most people describe it as a calming, serene state where they are still aware and in control, but exceptionally relaxed. While under hypnosis, the client is aware of everything the therapist is verbalizing at all times, and they don’t forget anything unless they consent to forget what has transpired. No one can be hypnotized without their agreement or willingness. Any trance state is really self-hypnosis, but you work together with the therapist to accomplish a profound curative level of hypnosis. The more tranquil and compliant a client is, the more benefits they will gain. No one can be made to do or say anything they are opposed to, and no one has the power to put you into the hypnotic state. A person can resist any suggestion, whether you enter hypnosis or not depends entirely on you.
Anyone undergoing hypnosis will always arouse from hypnosis readily. No one can endure in a deep trance state for more than several minutes unless they desire this. Hypnosis permits your inner mind (subconscious mind) to receive positive suggestions that can improve your self esteem, self assurance, and self-image. Hypnosis is not an extraordinary ability, it is simply a practice that empowers your mind to tap into and use your own normal healing and somatic capacities, to assist in healing or to better achieve physical accomplishment. Hypnosis is not dangerous if used by a competent practitioner, and it does not negatively affect ones resolve. The reverse is true; it strengthens the will and expands the command of the mind.
Hypnosis can be extremely beneficial in improving your mood, decreasing anxiety, preventing panic attacks, and to lessen or eradicate phobias, obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors. It can help tremendously in reducing and managing acute and chronic pain, can assist with smoking cessation and weight loss. Some therapists perform age regression hypnosis, taking a client back to an earlier age or for past life regression. Hypnosis, if used properly, wisely and professionally, can be a very powerful tool in identifying causes of trauma and resolving blocks to abundant emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and health.
About The Author:
Kathryne J. Arnold holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is a licensed mental health therapist and certified clinical hypnotherapist. Her extensive knowledge of the human experience, garnered from more than two decades in the mental health and social services fields, is reflected in The Resurrection of Hannah, her first novel.
Ms. Arnold has completed a second novel in the Samantha Clark Mystery Series, which was recently published. Her series features the same protagonist as she moves through unexpected life adventures. Ms. Arnold lives on the water in sunny Clearwater, Florida, with Zoe, her toy poodle muse.
For detailed author/book/event information, please visit Kathryne’s website at www.kathrynearnold.com.
Release Date: March 15, 2011
Samantha Clark meets with a monthly group to delve into subjects of interest. They dabble in meditation, dream work, and hypnosis — just friends having fun. But lately Sammi is feeling off-kilter and plagued with poor sleep. Searching for a natural solution, she discovers a bitter herb known to induce slumber, whips up a concoction to sweeten the herb, and imbibes. Unbeknownst to her, these areas of experimentation are whirling together to form the perfect storm, one that will blow open an entrance in Sammi’s mind that leads to another world, a door that can never again be closed.
She becomes enmeshed with two friends in a tug of war between life and death: Melissa is dealing with a complicated pregnancy and Julie is wrestling with cancer. Adding to this turmoil is Sammi’s disconnect with her career as a psychotherapist; her life doesn’t seem to fit any longer. Into the drama walks Todd, a handsome, laid-back guy who lightens up her days. Trouble is, Sammi is having a hard time getting close, and a nagging sense of doubt and fear. Like so many times in the past …
But the topper to all this is the dreams. They begin innocuously…but quickly morph into mind-blowing spiritual adventures. The crazy nocturnal activity appears to be related to a soulful character trying to make himself known. In a quest to uncover the truth, Sammi researches clues discovered during her nighttime romps. What she finds is another facet of herself…all wrapped up in post-colonial 18th-century clothes. Sammi flies off to New England, and with the aid of the Reverend Clark, her skeptical father, she embarks on an adventure, revealing a tragic, centuries-old mystery. One only Sammi can solve.