The Tao of Hypnotherapy
Ancient Eastern Philosophies speak of the Tao, also known as “The Way”. Tao means How. It is how Life unfolds in a harmonious manner, where all things are part of an intrinsic oneness. Taoist philosophies teach us to yield to overcome and to be flexible to be strong. They offer a perspective that is quite different from Western analytical thinking and combine beautifully with hypnotherapy and hypnotherapy training. Join us for this Monday Night’s Webinar at 7pm EST with Matthew Brownstein as we discuss Taoist principles in relationship to one’s unique interests in hypnotherapy practice and certification.
What is the Tao?
Tao (pronounced Dow) is a Chinese word that refers to the underlying energy of the Universe and how that energy unfolds itself in each and every moment. However, Tao is not separate from all that is. We are living in the Tao, as the Tao, just as a drop of water flows with the river. In this sense, the Tao is the harmonious flow of the river. It is the flow of Life itself. It is How life unfolds and it is Life itself. Tao is not any word that we can ascribe to it, yet it can be known, experienced and utilized for our greatest good. By “coming into harmony with the Tao”, we find life to be simpler, easier and more fulfilling.
How does Tao relate to Hypnotherapy?
Understanding Taoist principles can make any endeavor easier and more successful. Hypnosis can be a state that we think we must be “put into”, or it can be a state that we can be gently guided into. We can allow our bodies natural rhythms to relax us into hypnosis, or we can think that we have to try hard to achieve that which is inherently natural within us. Taoism teaches us how to let go and to surrender to what is. It teaches us to honor process, rather than try to control process. It shows us that things tend to work out just fine when we learn to allow and trust that there is a larger force that knows what it is doing.
Monday Night Webinars – Spiritual Teachings related to Hypnotherapy
Join us every Monday Night at 7:00pm EST with IIH Founder and Director, Matthew Brownstein, as we explore spiritually-based teaching that relate to hypnosis and hypnotherapy training. Classes are live and interactive and are always respectful of everyone’s background and unique life experience. We invite you to join us for these free classes.