One of the greatest hypnotherapists of all time, Milton Erickson, was struck down by polio at age 17.
Here's how Erickson recalled that night...
"As I lay in bed that night, I overheard the three doctors tell my parents in the other room that their boy would be dead in the morning.
I felt intense anger that anyone should tell a mother her boy would be dead by morning. My mother then came in with as serene a face as can be.
I asked her to arrange the dresser, push it up against the side of the bed at an angle. She did not understand why, she thought I was delirious.
My speech was difficult. But at that angle by virtue of the mirror on the dresser I could see through the doorway, through the west window of the other room.
I was damned if I would die without seeing one more sunset. If I had any skill in drawing, I could still sketch that sunset."
17 year old Milton didn't die that night. He lived a very long life and became known as the founder of the contemporary clinical hypnosis. But long before he did, he first had to figure out how to hypnotize himself to move his fingers, hands, arms, legs and eventually get up and walk.
He came up with various techniques and methods to communicate with his subconscious mind quickly and effectively.
Luckily, these methods can be learned.
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Warm and deep trances,
Alexander Fidelman, CCHt
Certified Clinical & Transpersonal Hypnotherapist