Pierre Marie Félix Janet and the History of Hypnosis

I was mentoring a member of the association today and we got into a discussion about how one transforms themselves; really changes their way of thinking.

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In my mind this cannot be done intellectually. One must explore the emotional core of one’s being. Clean out the “cellular memory” – the stud that get’s stored in our physical body on the deepest level. This can be some a number of ways.

You can call them trance processes, visualization, hypnosis, shamanic realities or altered states of conscious. Even corporate chair massage can put you in this state. Often when I do motivational speaking about hypnosis, stress management and personal development I speak about trance states.

 

Two of my favorites approaches to transformation are Inner Child Work as presented by John Bradshaw and Journal writing as created by Ira Progroff (an early friend of Joseph Campbell’s .) Both of these are included in my book “100 Portals: Wormholes to Alternate Reality” – When completed this book will be Volume 8 in the Teachings of Lewis Harrison.

Much of this transformational work is done through an external or self created hypnotic trance. Much of my work as a mentor revolves around trance work and the exploration of altered states of conscious.

 

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Since Monday is the day I write about visionary thinkers I want to introduce you to a great pioneer in Trance work: Pierre Marie Félix Janet

 

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Pierre Marie Félix Janet: (30 May 1859 – 24 February 1947) was a pioneering French psychologist, philosopher and psychotherapist in the field of dissociation and traumatic memory.

Janet was one of the first people to allege a connection between events in the subject’s past life and his or her present day trauma, and coined the words ‘dissociation and ‘subconscious’. His study of the ‘magnetic passion’ or ‘rapport’ between the patient and the hypnotist anticipated later accounts of transference.

He was an influence on William James, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Alfred Adler all pioneers in Psychiatry and Psychology and Jung studied with Janet in directly in 1902.

He is ranked alongside William James and Wilhelm Wundt as one of the founding fathers of psychology. 

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Be happy and move to the next level if you are ready.

Thanks for Reading

 

Lewis

Here is a music video that reminds me of Janet or any of the great pioneers in trance work.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-DmAh0dObI

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Click below to observe a nine minute video interview Lewis  did with the Award winning journalist Phyllis Haynes on why  people suffer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp4DtXpPBeM

 

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Lewis Harrison is the author of sixteen books including

“Spiritual, Not Religious: Sacred Tools for Modern Times” a book of  concerned with personal development, human potential, stress reduction and business excellence.

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 ou can reach him at LewisCoaches@gmail.com

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Lewis Harrison speaks to organizations and businesses of all types and offers seminars throughout the world on his work on the art and science of decision making through spiritually motivated  “Game Based Thinking”

 

He also offers private fee based coaching programs. 

Call him at 212-724-8782 for more information.

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The Wisdom Path for Reiki Masters

With a deep your understanding  of  Zen, Taoism or some other spiritually based studies you can be a better healer.

 

No matter how advanced  your intellect, and mental clarity, the fact remains that in your practice you will need to explore how the appropriate application of your individual talents, personal resources, and your ability to delay short term gratification can help you create your best life.

 

Both Zen and Taoism are essentially “Wisdom Paths”. They are approaches to spirituality that explore what “Is” through metaphor and poetic thoughts, while guiding you to surrender the need to understand your thoughts concerning what “is”. Each of these paths, Taoism and Zen, has subtle differences that ultimately will dissolve once you have mastered either. It better to drop the distinctions from the very beginning if possible. Let’s just call one’s intention to live life fully, with little or no unnecessary struggle the, “Wisdom Path.”

 

The Wisdom Path integrates practices and traditions from Zen and Taoism and also draws from a diverse pool of thought including Kabala, Sufism, Game Theory, and mystic Christianity.  Whether the source is Lao Tsu Meister Eckhart, Thomas Merton or the Ball Shem Tov the core element in this work is the sitting meditation often associate with the Soto School of Zen. Also Integrated into the Wisdom Path is the exploration of kōans as practiced in the Rinzai Zen School, and the altered states of consciousness that may naturally arise with deep introspection and contemplation.  The aim of all of these is essentially the same – enlightenment or awakening.  In addition to mediation and the exploration of kōans learning to conserve our resources and balance them as they manifest  through our life skills is equally important.  By merging these approaches, you are in a sense creating a post-modern monastery.

 

We were recently offering a seminar on stress management at the Catskills Bed and Breakfast  – http://www.TheCatskillsbedandBreakfast.com – in Stamford NY. During the breakout sessions we offered stress management seminars that including creative visualization, spirituality in business and onsite chair massage. The event was a great success.

 

 

 

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Ask Lewis

Click below to observe a nine minute video interview Lewis  did with the Award winning journalist Phyllis Haynes on why  people suffer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp4DtXpPBeM

 

 

Lewis Harrison is the author of sixteen books including

“Spiritual, Not Religious: Sacred Tools for Modern Times” a book of  concerned with personal development, human potential, stress reduction and business excellence.

 

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Order his book by clicking below :

http://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Not-Religious-Sacred-AskLewis-com/dp/1499150547

 Or type these words on you search engine subject line “spiritual not religious Harrison amazon”

 

You can reach him at LewisCoaches@gmail.com

 

He offers stress management programs throughout the United  States. Part of this company is  his corporate chair massage company, eventschairmassage.com provides seated and chair massage for stress management seminars and trainings as well to special events for  meeting planners and meeting professionals in New York City, New Jersey Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Greensboro NC, Florida and other major meeting and conventions venues.

 

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If you are a social networker please “Friend” me, Lewis Harrison on face book “Like”  my page at “https://www.facebook.com/AskLewis/” and invite others who might benefit.

 

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Lewis Harrison speaks to organizations and businesses of all types and offers seminars throughout the world on his work on the art and science of decision making through spiritually motivated  “Game Based Thinking”

 

 

 

 

He also offers private fee based coaching programs. 

Call him at 212-724-8782 for more information.