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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Did hypnosis solve my glaucoma problem?

In 2013 an opthamologist started to monitor my eyes as "glaucoma suspect". His only recommendation was for me to cease taking decongestants (so as to avoid the added pressure those over the counter medications can cause) and to come back about 2 times per year to establish a firmer diagnosis. I complied with all. Subsequent visits showed the same slightly higher above normal pressure...

... until the last one!

Following a lot of drops, poking, prodding and high-tech measuring I noticed the opthamologist and his assistant were seemingly perplexed as they reviewed results on the computer screen. There was no sign of pressure anymore. Everything was within normal limits. He had no explanation except maybe the equipment failed during the last visits. He also said something to the effect that "glaucoma just doesn't go away..."

It wasn't until I was driving home from this eye exam that I remembered a specific phrase in one of the custom hypnosis recordings a therapist made for me. First he'd do intake about what was going on in my inner and outer life. Then the therapist would lead hypnosis while recording it for me to listen to as homework. On one of these recordings he included phrases about "pressure is reduced in your life, pressure is reduced in your eyes". I listened to these recordings a few times during the week. But the recording with the "reduce the pressure in your eyes" statement was one of many. It was only 1 sentence heard only occasionally. Apparently it was enough to filter into my subconscious. Never for one minute did my conscious mind think the glaucoma problem would disappear.

Since this non-scientific but certainly very cool result I've started to write my own self-hypnosis scripts on other subjects and make recordings. Listening to my own voice took some getting used to but it's fine now. Next month I'm taking an eGroup with Henry Reed through Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.

Deepak Chopra recently stated in an interview that most skeptics out there don't take their skepticism far enough. I'm on the skeptical side, often stating I'm skeptical of my skepticism. I do however believe in practice. Try something, see what happens. Look what happened to me. I don't have to go to the eye doctor for another year.

A short clip of Deepak Chopra's interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apz4YGj_jTs

June 14, 2015:
In a conversation with someone with whom I'm only slightly familiar I shared the above experience. After stating I haven't shared it with the opthamologist because he may not believe it she: suggested he's not the right doctor for me, sited a study about the power of a physician's opinion over a patient's healing, his possible non-acceptance will likely risk this healing experience and I should find someone else. I gave it some thought on the ride home and soon determined no, he is the right doctor for me. I like him, he's a good diagnostician and that's what I want from him. I have no intention of turning over power to him. Her words were potentially more disempowering than my doubt in his possible inability to believe in the power of hypnosis. She probably meant well but she doesn't know me at all or enough to understand how I operate. This is one more confirmation to no longer give unwanted advice. I read a bumper sticker recently: Silent and Listen share the same letters.

5 comments:

  1. Your blog entry is what I needed to hear. My glaucoma/high eye pressure has not responded to conventional treatment. Yesterday I had to discontinue a 3rd type of eye drop because of negative side effects. This morning I decided to go online find what I could about hypnosis to heal glaucoma. Thank you, I will find a hypnotherapist in my area.

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    1. I hope you find hypnosis helpful to your situation as well as other options arising within the field of modern medical treatment. All my best to you!

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  2. Your blog entry is what I needed to hear. My glaucoma/high eye pressure has not responded to conventional treatment. Yesterday I had to discontinue a 3rd type of eye drop because of negative side effects. This morning I decided to go online find what I could about hypnosis to heal glaucoma. Thank you, I will find a hypnotherapist in my area.

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  3. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world.
    The progress of Glaucoma is irreversible. The treatment of the disease focuses on halting the progress of the issue and protect against further loss of visions.

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