PART 1: It begins with some notions about hypnosis. Similarities between hypnosis, Near-Death Experiences (NDE) and Out-of-Body Experience (OBE). Historical aspects of OBE. Definition of OBE. Features of an OBE.
An EARTh honorary member and old friend of EARTh, Professor Mario Simoes of the University of Lisbon, now retired, has come up with new material on the relationship of hypnosis to OBE’s and NDE’s.
Topic: Research Study on ‘What Does Not Work in Regression Therapy’
This Research Report conveys a range of findings determined from a research study conducted with 15 Regression Therapists who were dominantly members of EARTh (80% EARTh, 20% non-EARTh). The topic of the study was ‘What Does Not Work in Regression Therapy’ and the data was collected via questionnaires. The intention of this study was to generate data on this particular topic which would contribute to the field of knowledge within Regression Therapy whilst also creating a reflective awareness about practice. The findings were analysed using simplified versions of thematic and content analysis and this methodological approach was adopted to structure the data into meaningful themes of problematic areas within which the study respondents had experienced difficulties either as practitioners of Regression Therapy and/or clients. The data communicated by the participants offered rich and meaningful content and allowed for a purposeful analysis which indeed allowed for reflection and a heightened awareness of practice, whilst offering a contribution to the knowledge base of the field. Whilst a number of the answers were unique in focus there was an ability to collate the data into the dominant themes of Resistance, The Integration of Other Therapeutic Approaches, The Making of Meaning, Not Attending to the Clients Practical Needs, Not Appropriately Attending to the Clients Material and Self Reflection/Self Awareness.
People working on Hypnosis and Regression Therapy fields know very well the infinite possibilities which the connections of Spirit, Mind, Emotions and Body bring to their clinical practice. But, notwithstanding the successful results obtained, when argued about the physical mechanisms or processes laying the foundations of their actions, the same people can’t give a reasonable explanation, because there isn’t a well known and comprehensive theory that covers all the domains of the practice on both fields.
The correlation between consciousness, intentionality and Psi phenomena (as a process linking Spirit to Matter) has been leading theoretical wonderings and laboratory efforts of Psi researchers since a long time. Hypotheses have been built, based upon the physical concepts of entanglement, non-locality and resonance as well as considering well known theories, as Quantum Mechanics, Relativity and Karl Pribram’s Holonomic Model.
However, the study of consciousness and intentionality evokes so many questions about the true nature of spiritual and mental states as well as those concerning the way intention can influence physical systems, animate or not, that the theories above indicated don’t get successful to answer them all. This way, considering that research in the PSI field still needs to be based upon a coherent theoretical model as well as upon rigorous experimental procedures and measurements, the Psychoenergetic Model developed by Dr. William Tiller constitutes an excellent choice to cover both aspects in the scientific reconnection of Spirit to Matter. Read more