Catharsis in Regression Hypnotherapy: Transcripts of Transformation, Vol. II
By Randal Churchill
This volume completes the Regression Hypnotherapy 2-volume set. When utilizing hypnotic regression to help heal the effects of trauma reliving an experience is not necessarily a goal but can be a common development which can become part of the opportunity for powerful therapy. This book explores issues and examples of working through exceptionally strong expressions of emotion. As in Volume I (Regression Hypnotherapy), this volume combines theory with a generous series of transcripts of actual sessions with commentary, giving the reader a close-up view of a wide variety of issues and situations demonstrating the remarkable potential of this work. Unlike common regression therapy styles that avoid or discourage emotions, working through emotional difficulties as appropriate is recognized as providing potential for deeper, more comprehensive therapy, thereby increasing the possibility for profound transformation. With fine-tuned sensitivity and skill, The author integrates a wealth of comprehensive options for emotional clearing work in regression. Hypnotherapy, and regression in particular, can provide a safe place for the purging of repressed emotions or energy that has been internalized in damaging ways, and this can be an extremely valuable step in transformational healing.
Randal Churchill has given us another 'break-through' volume on regression hypnotherapy. I've never before encountered such detailed, professionally impeccable, verbatim transcriptions of cathartic release therapy that convey, so deeply, a therapist's capacity for compassion. This volume is a treasure, and a resource for the entire field of depth psychotherapy. In this book, Randal's skills as a brilliant therapist are enriched by his skillful integration of Gestalt Therapy with hypnotherapy, his huge capacity for insight, and his maturity as a master teacher of his work. --Robert K. Hall, M.D., Psychiatrist, Gestalt Therapist, Co-founder, Lomi Foundation
Catharsis in Regression Hypnotherapy is rich in fascinating case material and instruction that teaches therapists the keys to exceptionally powerful therapeutic results. This is a major advance in the teaching literature of Hypnotherapy. Adding to Randal Churchill's Regression Hypnotherapy, this companion volume is a powerful model and teaching tool, a must read for experienced therapists and students alike. --Gil Boyne, Executive Director, A.C.H.E., author of Transforming Therapy
Randal Churchill has written an excellent companion volume to Regression Hypnotherapy. With courage, confidence and lucidity, he consistently goes into the deepest places where his subjects have been wounded and leads them through healing trance sessions. No wonder they trust him so much as his commitment to their healing is as strong and steadfast as it is gentle and respectful. --Kenneth Kelzer, LCSW, Author of Deep Journeys
Randal Churchill is founder and director of the Hypnotherapy Training Institute and is past President of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. He has been a featured teacher at many International Hypnotherapy Conferences and has instructed at numerous institutions, including teaching psychiatrists at Napa State Hospital. He is the author of Become the Dream: The Transforming Power of Hypnotic Dreamwork and Regression Hypnotherapy, which is Volume I of this series.
Published: November, 2008