I had a pleasant surprise this morning from a fellow Tist and friend who shared with me a recording of one of my group sessions I did years ago. The recording I am going to share with you all was, I'm told, was recorded at Mountain Light Sanctuary in the North Carolina mountains. It is a peaceful and inclusive place that gave us freedom to explore trance, nature, and each other. If you have ever had the experience of trying to remember what you said at a party fifteen or so years ago you'll understand my experience listening to myself here. I kind of remember that eight or so people were laying on mats as I began and then about forty minutes in another wave of people came to lay down with their mats. This recording was recorded on cassette tape and happily digitized. It is about one hour long and the last ten seconds had to be recorded again later. You can hear the sound change and I hear the smile in my voice when I say, "at the sound of the click... you'll wake up." That was the end of recording time on one side of the cassette.
When someone is the victim of physical trauma such as a car crash, an act of violence, an accident, or disaster, or witnessing traumatic actions in riots, that person is existing in a highly focused, absorbed and emotional trance state. How that person is thinking is not going to be logical as they enter into survival mode. A person will respond to direct literal statements but may be unable to consciously process everything if their emotional intensity is too high. It takes training, support, and consistent feedback to operate under extreme stress, and those who do well have practiced several plans. Those who do well know how to access a situation and can work with what they have. This article will post basic principals to keep in mind that trained professionals from the dungeon to the solider get drilled on.
The following is a letter I sent to @johnbaku of FetLife. Many of us are seeking community, looking for the best ways to get ourselves out there, and want to learn about what matters to us. In the many moments of the day my curiosity, interest, and energy level changes. I want what I want and believe that FetLife is a better place to turn to then the 24 hour news cycle right now. I'm sharing my letter in hopes to get your thoughts and perhaps encourage change to better FetLife because this community has made a difference and connected so many of us over the years. The world you experience is the real world and talking with each other about what matters can make it better.
You will hear people say that it’s easier to think about the bad that might happen because so many people do it. There are lot of potential ways we can imagine a situation going wrong and also going right. During the COVID crisis I have noticed that more subs and subjects are feeling overwhelmed by pleasure when they can experience it authentically through the experiences we share. As a Hypno Dom I offer experiences of comfort, structure, acceptance, challenge, acceptance, and perspectives that do more than allow a person to stretch out of their comfort zone. I offer new perspectives and stories that can change one’s mind and how they live their life. While I can talk about that to a person who is new, I don’t believe it can be fully understood until it is experienced for oneself. After sharing these experiences, I’d like to ask you if you’ve ever thought it was possible for a person to be overwhelmed by pleasure?
All this time during the COVID crisis is being put to good use. I have been going through what I want to teach, advance, and streamline as a personal style. What you have here is the foundation of that work. Relational flow extends from the universe that connects to us and explores the connection we grow aware of. Guided sessions are content, skill, and technically dependent on the development of establishing the experience that becomes present awareness. Using a relational perspective allows us to contrast who we are at any given moment and ask ourselves if it is who we want to be. Relational flow works so well, because we are internalized to associate aspects of outcome and behavior to others.
I have worked with behavioral change models, hypnosis, meditation, and performance improvement for over twenty five years. I’ve become increasingly skeptical about the concept of willpower, and concerned by the marketed self-help obsession that surrounds it. It's always in the media how you might be broken and how you can pay for a product, service, or experience to get you on the path to being better. What I am sharing here is the accumulation of many years of thought, research, and exploration on this topic.