Rosalba Fontanez

Healing the Soul,
Restoring the Sacred.

Glossary A to Z

A
Abreaction
A physical movement or an emotional outburst as a reaction to a suggestion while in the state of hypnosis. Some hypnotic abreactions are spontaneous and others are created by the hypnotist. Hypnotic abreaction can be used to acquire greater depth, cause a revivification, or remove repressed emotions.
 
Affirmations
Positive suggestions given though hypnosis and in mental bank ideomotor exercises in order to reprogram one's life script.
 
Age Regression
A hypnotized subject is given suggestions that he or she is of a younger age so that the subject can relive certain experiences and/or re-experience events from a more resourceful state.
 
Alpha
Slow brainwave activity state of hypnosis (resting but awake). Also known as hypnoidal. Alpha is slower (deeper) than Beta, the awake state, and faster than Theta, a deep hypnotic state.
 
Anchor
A specific stimulus such as a word, image or touch that through the rule of association evokes a particular mental, emotional, and/or physiological state.
 
Associated
A sub-modality of NLP; a picture or visual image where you see the world out of your own eyes. Contrast with the disassociated state where you visually observe your body from outside the view of your eyes.
 
Association
Also known as Pavlovian conditioning. A process by which a subject comes to respond in a desired manner to a previously neutral stimulus that has been repeatedly presented along with a stimulus that elicits the desired response. Most common Kappasinian association is conditioning the words "deep sleep" with the hypnotic state.
 
Aversion
Relating to hearing or sound. One of the three major representational systems of encoding information, alongside visual and kinesthetic.

B
Beliefs
Knowns in the subconscious.
 
Beta
The brainwave activity state of the normal wake state. Higher than Alpha and Theta.
 
Body Syndromes
A body syndrome is a physical manifestation of an emotional trauma. When an emotion is held in or repressed instead of being processed and released, the emotion will express itself as a physical discomfort.

C

Conscious Mind
The 12% of our mind of which we are most aware. The part responsible for logic, reasoning, decision-making, and will power.
 
Critical Mind
An area of mind that is part conscious and part subconscious. Any time a suggestion is given to a client that is detrimental to his/her well-being or in total opposition to his/her way of thinking , it will affect critical area of mind, and he/she will critically reject it by abreacting.

D

D

Deep Sleep
A post-hypnotic suggestion given to a client that capitalizes on the Law of Dominance.
 
Defense Mechanisms
All defense mechanisms stem from the basic instinct of survival. They operate on an unconscious level and they serve to deny or distort reality, thoughts, and action. Some Defense Mechanisms are: Repression, Denial, Rationalization, Projection, Displacement, Turning against self, Reaction Formation, Overcompensation, Intellectualization, Withdrawal, Regression, Sublimation, and Disassociation.
 
Delta
Slowest brainwave activity pattern of sleep, and the deepest, somnambulistic state of hypnosis. Also see Alpha, Beta and Theta.
 
Depth
          Hypnoidal
A light stage of hypnosis, usually associated with emotional suggestibility; also used to refer to the state of consciousness which is passed through in  the transition from sleep to   waking, and vice versa. It is characterized by rapid eye movement (REM), with an up/down motion of the eyes.
Cataleptic
A medium depth of hypnosis. Characterized by a side to side movement of the eyes.
Somnambulism
The deepest state of hypnosis, where the client responds with amnesia, anesthesia, negative and positive hallucinations, and complete control of the senses. This type of person   usually has 50% emotional suggestibility and 50% physical suggestibility. It is characterized by the eyes rolling up underneath the eyelids.

 

Direct Suggestion
Hypnotic suggestions in the form of a command, or instruction. Contrast to Inferential Suggestion.
 
Dissociated
A sub-modality of NLP; a picture or visual image where you visually observe your body from outside the view of your eyes. Such as seeing your life from the perspective of a camera, or floating above yourself.

Distance Healing

Also called Remote Healing.

Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing At A Distance.

In traditional healing work, the healer and client are physically located in the same place while the healing work is being done.

In distance healing or remote healing, the healer is physically separated or absent from the client and all of the healing work is done remotely at a distance.

Perhaps the most common form of distant healing occurs when the client and the healer are working via telephone. While the healer and client are talking on the phone, the healer is transmitting healing energies and frequencies to the client to help the client heal themselves and become more balanced.

Distance is not a barrier.

Energy healing can be accomplished at a distance. Prayer is the simplest form of distance healing, and it has been demonstrated that prayer is effective in facilitating healing

An energy healer can sense the energy field of the person receiving the healing and provide healing equally effectively if the person is in the same room or across the world.

 How can Energy Healing help?

We can use healing energy to remove these negative forms of energy.  We also use healing energy to promote physical healing.  Energy Blockages can cause emotional chaos, and physical illness.

Repairing your aura and chakras can help you feel better and happier. There are many methods of energy healing, some of which you will find in this site.

Healing energy surrounds us, flows through us and is within us.  We encounter many different forms of energy everyday such as energy from the sun, the stars and from within.

Many distance healing practitioners, like me, do not even need to be on the phone to connect energetically with the client and send him or her healing frequencies remotely.

 

How does distance healing work?

There are many ways one might understand how distance healing works. Much of our everyday experience involves the transfer of energy over long distances. However, it is not necessary for the energy to “travel” anywhere as some models describe the universe as being like a holograph, where the whole is contained in every part.

We are all one in spirit and the healing work I do is similar to a form of prayer in that I connect with the energy of the client and ask Spirit to transmit the healing energies directly to the client.

Some have described the “life energy” used by healers as a subtle energy that is “faster than light energy” (Richard Gerber, MD, Vibrational Medicine).

What Can You Expect During A Distant Healing Session?

A distance healing session begins with a phone call at the designated appointment time. During a session you will be asked to set aside a full hour of time to relax and lie or sit down with no interruptions.

 

Each Long Distant Healing Session Is Unique

 

In a distant healing session I combine Shamanic Work - Energy Medicine.  

Depending on the needs of the client and the nature of the issues being addressed, we may either talk or work in silence. In some cases, the client and I will have a brief conversation to activate the distance healing, and then continue the session in silence. This sometimes happens because the client feels the energy so intensely; they may find it difficult to speak.

The following are some of the techniques I employ:

§  Illumination Process

§  Soul Retrieval

§  Chakra Healing,

§  Karma Clearing,

§  Guided Imagery

§  Hypnotherapy

§  Crystal Therapy

§  Inner Child Work

Each session is unique and offers what the client needs at the time for healing body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

When a long distant healing session is activated and in progress, clients may feel sensations such as pulsing, tingling, itching, twitching, and emotions surfacing.

 

 

 

 

 


E

Emotional and Physical Sexuality
The theory of human behavior based upon the idea that an individual's behavior is developed by that person's secondary caretaker. Sexuality is a kind of continuum, with 100% Emotionals or Physicals on either end and the different combinations of the two falling everywhere in the middle.
 
Emotional Sexuals
Feel their sexual responses inwardly. The use their emotions to draw attention away from their bodies. Their priorities in life are career, hobbies, relationships and family, then a mistress and friendships.
 
Physical Sexuals
Project their sexual responses outwardly. They use their bodies to draw attention away from their emotions, which they feel are vulnerable. Their priorities in life are their relationship, children, friends and hobbies, then career.
 
Environmental Hypnosis
A state of hypersuggestibility, triggered when an individual is in the presence of an overabundance of message units coming from their environment. This causes the person to try to escape the intense input. A kind of "walking hypnosis."
 
Eye Accessing Cues
An NLP technique of observing the unconscious eye movement to determine if a subject is mentally seeing images, hearing sounds, engaging in self-dialogue or experiencing kenisethic feelings.
 
Eye Fascination Induction
This is used when a Hypnotherapist notices during the interview that a client's eyes tend to fade or blink repeatedly. The client is asked to stare at an object above eye level. The therapist speaks rapidly and paternally, telling the client their eyelids are getting heavier and beginning to close. When they close, the therapist touches the client on the forehead, says Deep Sleep, then pushes the client's hands off his lap to create a loose, limp feeling in his body.

F
Fear of Falling and Loud Noises
According to the Kappasinian Theory of Mind (T.O.M.), babies are born with only two fears, that of loud noises and of falling. All other fears are learned.
 
Fight / Flight
A primitive and involuntary reaction that is triggered during danger or anxiety in order to protect oneself or to escape from danger.
 
Frame
NLP construct implying a way of perceiving something or to set a context (As if Frame, Context Frame, Outcome Frame, Rapport Frame, Backtrack Frame).

G

Glove Anesthesia
A type of hypnoanesthesia where the client's hand is made to feel numb, and they are told that that numbness can be transferred to any part of their body that feels discomfort.

H
 
Homeostasis
A state of equilibrium. What the body returns to when the parasympathetic nervous system is activated to respond to the fight/flight mechanism of the sympathetic nervous system.
 
Hypersuggestibility
A state of waking hypnosis and exaggerated suggestibility to influencing factors in the environment, especially to negatives; possibly the greatest cause of all emotional and physical problems.
 
Hypnosis
An altered state of consciousness which results in an increased receptiveness and response to suggestion. While associated with relaxation, hypnosis is actually an escape from an overload of message units, resulting in relaxation. Hypnosis can be triggered naturally from environmental stimuli as well as purposefully from an operator, often referred to as a hypnotist.
 
Hypnotherapist
A therapist who utilizes hypnosis as a primary tool for assisting clients to achieve their goals. A Hypnotherapist often differs from others therapists by focusing on the role of subconscious behaviors and influences on the client's life.
 
Hypnotist
A person skilled in the technique of inducing the hypnotic state in others. Hypnotists are often associated with the use of hypnosis for entertainment.

I
 
Ideomotor Response
A response emanating from an individual's subconscious mind via the central nervous system. Such a response is a way of avoiding judgments of the conscious mind. Examples: handwriting, index finger raise while in hypnosis.
 
Imagery / Hypnodrama
Imagery is a feeling and experiential state. Unlike visualization, which only on the idea of "seeing" something in the mind's eye, imagery uses all five of the senses. Hypnodrama, like Psychodrama, allows a client to act out subconscious conflicts in a sage environment in an attempt to vent and resolve them. However, in Hypnodrama the client does this internally, so there may be less possible embarrassment. Also, since Hypnodrama uses imagery, there is more access to the emotions and the senses that typical Psychodrama. The more senses that are tapped, the better able to re-experience the conflict.
 
Induction
A technique used to hypnotize a person. The patter used can be either maternal or paternal; either one sends message units to the brain preparing the client to enter the hypnotic state

K
 
Knowns (Pain / Pleasure Principle)
Knowns represent pleasure, in that they are things we have associated or identified before. A Known may be either positive or negative but is accepted by the Subconscious because it has been experienced before. Conversely, Unknowns represent pain, or physical or psychological threats that have not been associated or identified before.

L

Laws of Suggestibility

Reverse Action
The most common law, it's sometimes referred to as Reverse Psychology. A person will respond to the stronger part of a suggestion if the alternative presented is considerably weaker.
 
Repetition
It is represented by the fact that the more we do something, the better we become at it. By repeating suggestions in hypnosis, the stronger the suggestive idea becomes.
 
Dominance
The use of authority or that of being an authority figure to "command" the client to accept a suggestion. Capitalizing on one's position as "therapist" or by using an authoritative tone are two approaches to apply the Law of Dominance.
 
Delayed Action
When a suggestion is inferred, the individual will react to it whenever a jogging condition or situation that has been used in the original suggestive idea presents itself.
 
Association
Whenever we repeatedly respond to a particular stimulus in the presence of another, we will soon begin to associate one with the other. Whenever either stimulus is present, the other is recalled. The post suggestion to re-hypnosis works under this law.
 
 
Life Script
Formed from the positive and negative associations we've made throughout our life and stored in our subconscious mind. This is reflected in a person's present life situation.
 
Literal / Inferred Suggestions
 
Literal Suggestion
A direct suggestion with no underlying meaning; used primarily with physically suggestible clients.
 
Inferred Suggestions
A suggestion given that contains a message other than the immediately obvious one. Usually the underlying meaning is not immediately understood by the client consciously, but he/she will have a delayed reaction to it. It is especially effective with emotionally suggestible clients.

M
Magic 30 Minutes
The last half-hour before sleep, when a person's mind is overloaded and is in a natural state of hypnosis. Something taken into the mind at this time goes into the precognitive stage of dreaming, instead of the venting stage.
Message Units - Overloading
All of the input sent to the brain by the environment, the physical body, and the conscious and subconscious minds. When too many message units are received (overloading), a state of anxiety results.
Misdirection
Appearing to be guiding someone into one area with the intention of directing him into another. It can be used effectively as a deepening technique in hypnosis.
Modalities
A hypnotic modality is anything that attempts to control or modify human behavior through the influence or creation of belief systems.

N
 
Neuro Pathways
Every time we think a thought, make a movement, experience something, this is transformed into electro-chemical energy which is then stored in the brain. We create pathways that allow the energy to travel in a similar fashion each time it is triggered. The more it is triggered, the easier it is for the energy to go that route. This is how habits and behavior, both good and bad, are created.

P
 
Parataxic Distortion
This occurs when we respond to a person or situation in a distorted way. We are not responding to the situation or person, but rather to what they subconsciously trigger in us.
 
Post Hypnotic Suggestion
An example would be the command of "Deep Sleep."
 
Pre-Induction Speech
An introduction to hypnosis to prepare the client for the induction. It should include an explanation of hypnosis and an idea of what he/she can expect to experience in the state. It addresses any fears and misconceptions the client may have, all the while building up message units.
 
Primitive Mind
A human being's primitive brain, with which a person will react whenever threatened beyond the point where he/she can reason. This primitive brain produces the fight or flight response, the unthinking impulses of self defense, or any other rapid reactions without reason.

R
 
Rapport
The operator/client relationship, in which the client has faith and confidence in the operator, and the operator has concern for the client.
 
Resistance
A sign that a person is running into his/her limiting programming and having an affect on it.

S
 
Secondary Gain
A reason, primarily subconscious, why a person continues to perform a certain behavior.
 
Self Hypnosis - Hetero Hypnosis
 
Self-Hypnosis
A hypnotic state that is self-created.
 
Hetero-Hypnosis
A hypnotic state that is created by another person, including the listening to of tapes or CDs.
 
Shock Induction
A very rapid conversion into hypnosis. Shock inductions are primarily used only in emergencies or possibly to "jar" a client when in therapy.
 
Somnambulism
A situation where a person responds equally well to all suggestions, both direct and indirect, affecting both the body and emotions. This person would have a 50/50 Suggestibility (50% Physical Suggestible and 50% Emotional Suggestible).
 
Stages of Amnesia
 
There are 3 stages of Amnesia (found at the Somnambulism Depth)
First Stage
The individual will exhibit between 20% to 40% spontaneous amnesia.
Second Stage
The individual will exhibit approximately 60% spontaneous amnesia.
Third Stage
The individual will respond to all types of suggestions. This person will exhibit 80% or more spontaneous amnesia, remembering almost nothing that occurred while in hypnosis.
 
Stages of Loss
There are five stages a person must go through to completely deal with a loss. Not every individual will display all the symptoms nor in the same time or manner. The stages are 1). Denial, 2). Anger, 3). Bargaining, 4). Grief, 5). Resolution.
 
Stop Mechanism
A technique used in hypnosis to call attention to a behavior or thought a client may do or have in the future. When this thought or behavior arises they will hear in their mind "NO!" The Hypnotherapist reinforces this suggestion by stating the thought or behavior the client may have, snapping their fingers and saying "NO!" to the client. This is reinforced several times with the client repeating it to themselves silently but strongly. An example would be if the client thought about lighting up a cigarette when they were trying to or had already quit.
 
Subconscious
The 88% of our mind that is mostly below the level of our awareness. The part of our mind responsible for reflexive action, ideomotor responses, and contains the positive and negative associations we've made throughout our life.
 
Suggestibility (Emotional / Physical / Intellectual)
Emotional Suggestibility
A suggestible behavior characterized by a high degree of responsiveness to inferred suggestions affecting emotions and restriction of physical body responses; usually associated with hypnoidal depth. Thus, the Emotional person learns more by inference than by direct, literal suggestions.
 
Physical Suggestibility
A suggestible behavior characterized by a high degree of responsiveness to literal suggestions affecting the body, and restriction of emotional responses; usually associated with cataleptic stages or deeper.
 
Intellectual Suggestibility
The type of hypnotic suggestibility in which a subject fears being controlled by the operator and is constantly trying to analyze, reject, or rationalize everything the operator says. With this type of subject the operator must give logical explanations for every suggestion and must allow the subject to feel that he is doing the hypnotizing himself.
 
Sympathetic - Parasympathetic
The two divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System.
Sympathetic
When activated causes physiological changes to occur, preparing the body for fight/flight.
Parasympathetic
A self-regulating, stabilizing system that brings a person back to a state of balance, or homeostasis.
 
Systematic Desensitization
The process of inducing a relaxed state in the client and then having him/her visualize or imagine an event that was traumatic to him or her in the past. The relaxation then becomes the dominant force, and as the client begins to relate to being relaxed and calm while relating to the trauma area, he/she allows for removal or desensitization of the trauma.
 

T
 
Theory of Mind The mind is divided into four areas; all of which must be affected to enter the state of hypnosis. The four areas are:
 
The Primitive Area
Part of the subconscious and established from birth. It contains the fight/flight response and the fears of falling and loud noises.
 
The Modern Memory Area
Also a part of the subconscious and contains all of a person's memories (Knowns).
 
The Conscious Area
Formed around the age of 8 or 9, and is the logical, reasoning, decision making part of the mind.
 
The Critical Area
Also formed around the age of 8 or 9, filters message units and accepts or rejects them from entering into the Modern Memory. If the Critical Area is overwhelmed, it breaks down, activating fight/flight, causing a hypersuggestible state, that is, hypnosis.

V
 
Venting Dreams
The third stage of dreaming (after Wishful Thinking and Precognitive Stages), characterized by the mind's attempt to vent, or release, the overload of message units accumulated during the day.