Healing Diabetes with Hypnosis Therapy
Part 2: The Treatments
By David Quigley
In the first article in this series, I explored the rising epidemic of diabetes in our society, its terrible costs for our health, and some of its likely causes. In this article I will explore some of the ways hypnosis therapy can be used, in conjunction with appropriate medical treatment, to assist in healing this illness.
First we can enter the room of the pancreas and see what is there. What emotions have been stored there? What core beliefs from our childhoods tell us to give up this function? What traumatic memories are stored in this organ? Neither I nor my client can answer these questions. But with the help of a skilled hypnotherapist, the subconscious mind can give us these answers. I saw a young woman with type one diabetes, in which her body had destroyed her pancreatic islets. Entering her pancreas in hypnosis she discovered a memory of brutal abuse from her father against her mother. She begged him to stop abusing her mother, screaming at one point: “I’ll give up all the sweetness in my life if only you’ll stop hurting her.” She then burst into tears. Minutes later I pointed out to her the enormous significance of this statement to her disease process. Shocked at first, she was soon ready to change this core belief. To do this, I directed her to confront her father, rescue her mother, and angrily kick this monster out of her life. She then welcomed into her child’s life a new inner father (who was in fact the new man her father had become when he entered AA and recovery!). His promise to her: “I will give you back all the sweetness that you deserve from a father, my dearest daughter.” The results of this one session were immediate. Over the next week she reported a more balanced blood sugar and reduced need for insulin in spite of some difficult challenges in her work life.
Many other techniques can be used to explore the meaning of the illness. These are covered in detail in my article The Alchemy of Healing.
Somatic healing techniques can also be useful, after we have resolved some of these core beliefs and feelings. These are outlined in my article Somatic Healing. As one example, one client suffering diabetes experienced her inner healer, who was Jesus, operating on her pancreas islets, turning each islet from a bare rocky island to a beautiful tropical paradise with palm trees, flowers, brightly colored birds, and green grasses in abundance. For a week afterwards she tested her blood sugar levels without needing a shot of insulin. Then with her doctor’s confused blessing she put away her needles and has been symptom free for five years. Yes, that’s exciting. But she did a lot of other healings at my training first to prepare her body for this miracle.
Hypnosis therapy is also valuable in helping to change our sedentary lifestyle and lazy eating habits. Many hypnotic suggestion scripts can be used effectively to alter both our attitudes toward exercise and eating, and our practice of new behaviors in these critical areas of our lifestyle. I often suggest also working with a fitness trainer, coach, and nutritionist, reinforcing their advice with hypnotic suggestion to help my clients make these critical and often difficult changes.
In addition, I help my clients to discover their inner body wisdom guide. This guide is like a personal trainer that we find in the inner world that helps us focus on fitness. This body wisdom guide knows better than any external expert how this body should be cared for. With the help of the body wisdom guide we learn to enjoy the tastes of the fresh vegetables and fruits and grains and nuts that help our bodies become fit and strong. This guide can teach us the sheer pleasure of physical activity, to delight in running, jumping, panting, stretching, sweating, and, in short, playing with our bodies in sheer delight. This guide gives us practical exercises to help us reach our health goals. Result? If we listen to this guidance and follow it our bodies become leaner, more shapely, and stronger. Our cells start screaming for SUGAR PLEASE! And our pancreas is doing its job happily again. And suddenly we have all the energy we need. And did I mention…no more diabetes.
If you or someone you know is ready to stop just living with diabetes and accepting the terrible toll it will take on your health, if you are ready to conquer diabetes, tell your doctor you want hypnosis therapy as an adjunct to medical treatment. And call our Institute at 800 950 4984 to get started with your healing journey. But remember that this disease will not be conquered by some easy new technique or some new super pill. It will only give up its stranglehold on our lives, and our civilization, when we are willing to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to fight for our health and our freedom.