Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Foundations in Hypnosis

I studied hypnosis through the Hypnosis Motivation Institute located in Tarzana California, started by John Kappas Phd.  The core of his teachings are principally Freudian but hold a universal esoteric concept of duality and opposition.  This post will deal primarily with the concept of this duality, how it is developed in the child and how we can then predict an individuals motivations.  The more advanced and astute student of Astrology will be able to further use this knowledge to identify what time of year a native was born.

The below video is the first lesson in the Foundation Course provided by the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. Sign up at their website to become a Hypnotist for free.

John Kappas identified that in every relationship there are two personality types, one who builds an emotional wall and is more distant than the other, and a second who is much more insecure, requiring more frequent reassurances from the first.  This dichotomy develops from childhood and so we can see how deeply it is engrained in our subconscious as we begin to delve into the studies of this predictable behavior pattern.   It is important to note about the following explanation that no person is 100% of either personality type, but in every relationship each person leans towards one particular type.  This is true in business relationships, romantic relationships and friendships.

From birth to approximately age nine, a child is mainly influenced by his primary caretaker – typically the mother or mother figure.  We know that a child is a learning sponge during these most “impressionable” years, and so this is the time when a child develops his suggestibility – his learning style if you will.  If the mother speaks directly to the child, telling him exactly what she wants of him, then he will begin to learn directly, assuming that when someone says something, it is exactly what that person wants.  There should be no inference required.  However, if the mother speaks to the child inferentially, requiring the child to try to decipher what she actually wants of him, then he will learn in the same manner, analyzing everything before accepting it as the truth.   

During his adolescent years, from approximately ten to fifteen, the child observes the interaction between mother and father figures.  Let me digress for just a moment and try to explain this the same way Dr. Kappas does.  The basic instinct of any organism is to survive.  The more complex the nervous system, the more options the organism has to determine what will keep it alive.  Humans, having a more complex system, developed a subconscious and so many of our motivations are subconsciously and “instinctually” driven.  For the first nine years of a child’s life, the life giver was the mother figure and he had all of her attention.  Subconsciously, the child equates Mother’s attention to life giving.  If he does not have her attention, he will not live.  This is all subconscious, happening behind the scenes and therefore not critically analyzed by the individual (i.e. you don’t know you’re thinking this).  As the child grows and begins to assert his autonomy, he perceives the father figure as competition for Mother’s attention.  Seeing how Father interacts with Mother helps the child learn how he should in turn interact with Mother to gain her attention and therefore continue to live.  This time period is typically in the adolescent years of ten to fifteen years old.

Here’s how the universal concept of opposites comes into play.  If a person learns inferentially, he will express himself directly.  If a person learns directly, he will express himself inferentially.  We learned that if the mother expresses directly, then the child learns directly.  So, according to the rule of opposites, if the mother expresses herself directly, it naturally follows that she learns inferentially.  And if she learns inferentially, she will naturally be more attracted to someone that will speak inferentially allowing her the opportunity to analyze statements.  So if the child learns directly and imitates the father, who we have determined now to express himself inferentially, the child will also express himself inferentially to gain the mother’s attention.  In short, the child will seek out people more like his or her mother to interact with.  Daughters don’t necessarily grow up to marry someone like their father.  More often than not, that person is much more like their mother.

Dr. Kappas differentiated the two personality types with the labels Emotional and Physical, or Emo and Phys, and sometimes just E and P.  The Emotional person is the one in the relationship who most often builds the emotional wall to protect him or herself from vulnerability, whereas the Physical person requires constant reassurance in any relationship and will often feel physical pain when emotionally injured.  Likewise, it is the Emotional person who will learn inferentially, analyzing everything in order to protect himself from vulnerability, whereas the Physical seeks out reassurance often times through complements or adorations of some sort. For information on how this can be applied to astrology, and related to astrophysics, subscribe to my blog.

Further Reading:
John Kappas Professional Hypnotism Manual

John Kappas Relationship Strategies: The E&P Attraction

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