Questions and Answers on Whole-Hearted Healing™
Dec 6, 1999
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What is the Whole-Hearted Healing technique (WHH)?
Whole-Hearted Healing is a process in which negative emotions and many body sensations evaporate rather quickly. Traumas and their sequela disappear. The process is simple and effective and can be used to eliminate emotional triggers which create stress, depression, anxiety and highly un-resourceful states.
WHH is a regression technique that eliminates the core traumas that drive most of our emotional and physical difficulties in the present. No special preparation or states of consciousness (such as hypnosis) are required,. When done to completion, a client (or an individual working alone) comes in with an issue, and afterwards will feel a sense of calm, peace, and lightness about the issue, without any trace of the presenting emotional problem. In this, it acts much like a variety of other modern trauma therapies (often called ‘power’ or ‘energy’ techniques).
How would it benefit me as a therapist to know about this technique?
A very good reason to know WHH is that it can be used simultaneously with other meridian or energy power therapy techniques, such as EFT, making them significantly faster, more efficient, and powerful. This is a feature that many of our therapists really appreciate.
Even more importantly, WHH’s popularity is growing because therapists report that WHH can often get results where other power or meridian based therapies have not been effective. Unlike energy therapies, it is not affected by ‘energy toxins’ or psychological reversal and is permanent. Muscle testing is also not used. A typical issue is resolved in about 30-40 minutes including the teaching time.
WHH is especially valuable for clients with, for example, schizophrenia, spiritual emergency, or some medical conditions. The technique is also preferred by clients who want to understand what has been driving their painful issues.
What are the 'special cases'?
One of the most valuable parts of the WHH technique is the 'special cases'. These are issues whose emotional and physical sensations are not directly due to trauma. In fact, once you know how to heal a special case, you can often use another therapy, such as EMDR or a meridian therapy for that case. These special cases are all caused by various problems that occur to different parts inside the cells of a person.
We now generally refer to the collection of techniques for special situations or cases as part of Peak States Therapy. We now generally limit the phrase Whole-Hearted Healing to just the regression technique for trauma healing.
Can I use Whole-Hearted Healing on myself?
Yes. In fact, you can get instructions at our website and try it out (within the limitations stated in our disclaimer of liability form.)
Is there more to learn than what I have read here?
Yes. We teach several other techniques that we’ve developed to support the basic process or heal other non-trauma related problems. We have textbooks and training courses to learn more techniques than can be covered on a webpage. Especially for therapists, it can be invaluable to learn and practice in a supportive environment to become comfortable using these new tools.
What are some examples of problems that WHH can heal?
Any emotional issue that you don’t feel a sense of calm, peace and lightness with can be healed. Thus, anxiety, fear, anger, relationship problems, are all candidates for healing. After the process, when you think of the issue, you will only feel a sense of peace and calm, even though the outer circumstances have not changed.
A number of physical issues also respond to basic WHH. Typically, we recommend using advanced WHH for these issues. In the interest of speed and simplicity, we also recommend trying EFT or TAT for most physical issues.
There is a great overlap in what WHH and other 'meridian', ‘power’ and ‘energy’ therapies can heal.
Is Whole-Hearted Healing derived from TFT or TAT?
No. In fact, WHH is not derived from TFT, TAT, TIR, NLP, EMDR or any other ‘energy’ or ‘power’ therapy. WHH does not use meridians, muscle testing, or other energy techniques either. Instead, we utilize a basic and unique insight on how the out-of-body experience occurs and how it is related to trauma. WHH is supported by other techniques we teach which work with understanding how subcellular biology affects a person, how to heal it using psychological techniques.
Does Whole-Hearted Healing replace EFT or other power therapies?
No. We feel there is no substitute for EFT or TAT or other powerful therapies in the standard therapist tool kit. Of course, every therapy has an area that it is the treatment of choice and an area that it isn’t, which is true of WHH also.
Our method is especially useful in cases where other methods are having no success, the area of radical consciousness change, spiritual emergencies, and some medical conditions. I estimate that the typical therapist we’ve trained uses WHH only about 20% to 30% of the time.
However, the special situation techniques do generally either replace or offer the only method for healing a number of common issues people have that are not directly related to traumatic feelings.
Why else might I be interested in learning Whole-Hearted Healing?
We know of no better technique for investigating spiritual, physical, and psychological issues in order to understand and heal them. And learning WHH is required at this time for our work in attaining permanent peak states of consciousness.
Are there any disadvantages in using this technique?
Yes. Although it can be taught in minutes, to be a fully competent therapist using it requires about a week of training. This is because an understanding of what can be found in the psyche and how to deal with it is required. It is also more physically and emotionally painful than EFT, for example, consequently we teach techniques to ease and speed this problem. Additionally, we like to recommend that the therapist continues to stay with the client until they have healed, which sometimes is a problem in the standard 50 minute session.
Do I have to learn yet another new model of the psyche?
Yes. However, students learn the model by personal experience, not academically, and we teach it only because it is necessary in understanding how to heal certain conditions. It’s not like learning all those other models in school, thank goodness.
Our subcellular psychobiology model of the human psyche is radically different from anything else that we know of in the field. It unifies spiritual, psychological and biological data, and we have created a number of techniques based on this understanding. The model not only allows us to predict phenomena to our knowledge never before discovered, but also to invent new techniques from our understanding of the underlying biological mechanisms. Essentially, with this model, we now view psychology more as if it were engineering, rather than an art.
We hope that other technique developers will pick up on our work in the future so that other therapy techniques will become even more effective.
What about 'distant healing'?
Whole-Hearted Healing is described on this website. It can be self taught, although we recommend taking a training class in it, as we teach other support techniques that we’ve developed during the training. Essentially, one can treat basic WHH like any of the other power or meridian therapies.
Some individuals are able to do more than guide others in a healing process. They can do more - they can actually heal others at a distance as if they were healing themselves. Obviously, as a therapist this would be particularly valuable for helping clients that cannot follow directions, (such as a person with traumatic brain injury), or were just having unusual problems in healing. This can be done in several ways - in some cases, they can see inside the cells and have learned how to intervene at that level. More commonly, the person becomes their patient and heals them as if they were healing themselves. We call this the 'merging' ability. Obviously, the healer has to know how to heal themselves first before they do so with others.
Unfortunately, there are serious but oft unrecognized risks to therapists and clients with using these sorts of techniques. Until the state of the art has progressed further, we do not recommend that a therapist use these sorts of abilities with clients.
Some can actually 'see' the biological problem inside the cell that causes allows their trauma to exist, and to heal this directly inside themselves.
Is this ‘merging’ stuff real?
Yes, albeit it is rather uncommon in the general population. The merging phenomena is easily demonstrated with brain biofeedback equipment. When two people merge, their brain waves synchronize. In fact, you can use the equipment to learn to merge by watching the monitors and working to synchronize the waves. A company in San Francisco does training in this method, and it usually takes a day or two.
Merging is what healers who do surrogate healing are attempting to do. Unfortunately, it’s rather hit or miss for them, a bit like wearing a blindfold as they try to help. Again, we do not recommend these sorts of techniques because of the risks involved to clients and therapists.
How to do basic Whole-Hearted Healing™ for professionals and laypeople is provided here as a public service. Included are common questions, updates to the technique, practitioner feedback, testimonials, and questions on advanced Whole-Hearted Healing™.
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