September 7, 2014
Bill Haberman
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Can hypnosis really help in healing?

I read once about the work Dr. James Esdaille. He was a Scottish surgeon who started using hypnosis in his work.

Building on the work of Franz Anton Mesmer, he desired to incorporate hypnotism into surgery. This was the 1840’s with very little pain relief drugs known to western medicine. Like some dentists today, he decided to uses hypnotic anesthesia.

He had also heard that Dr. Mesmer in Paris had many amazing healings by using hypnosis. So, he thought why would that not work with infection. Surely if it could make infection go away, surely it could hold infection at bay.

Infection was the big problem in those days. The surgeons where very good at the surgeries they did. However, many patients died not of the surgery, but of the infections that came. There was no antibiotics and almost no concept of sanitation.

So what Dr. Esdaille decided to do was during the hypnosis for surgery anesthesia to add something. He just said basically that no infection would come from the surgery. Just a throw in suggestion. Could not hurt.

The result began to prove amazing. He did 400 surgeries from 1843 to 1846 using this pre-surgery hypnosis protocol. They included very major surgeries and amputations. No one died in the surgeries. Further there were almost no post operative infections. For that time that was considered almost miraculous.

While many thought him to be the cause, such a good surgeon, it was the patients that were the key to this success. Their subconscious was turned on to fight off the start of infection. The power of the subconscious mind had been awakened. It worked even in that very unsanitary world.

Who knows what wonders hypnosis can open in healing on the subconscious mind?

Dr. Joseph Murphy put it this way, “What you write on the inside, you will experience on the outside.”

Could it be in this time of super infections that respond poorly to super antibiotics we might do a Dr. Esdaille? Just with hypnosis on the inside write that no infection will affect the patient and that is what we will see on the outside. Just like Dr. Esdaille throw in the suggestion. What could it hurt?

The profound power of the subconscious mind is beyond our wildest dreams. The infection example is not the limit of this amazing power. Our only limitation here is our imagination to apply hypnosis in numerous health situations.

See now the page please on hypnosis and autogenics because as you can imagine there is more info.

See also the page on augmented reconnective style healing now. Thank you.

About The Author

Dr. Bill in San Antonio, TX, holds six degrees in religious studies including a Ph.D. and a Th.D. He holds several other certificates and certifications. He has been what some call a professional student.

Raised mostly in rural south and south-central Texas, he is equally at ease on the ranch, in the woods, in meditation, or metaphysical pursuits.

He was the author of two books now out of print and several that he has not pushed for publication. He has written numerous articles in pier review journals during his time in traditional ministry.

He was invited to be on the translation committee for a modern Bible translation but declined, for philosophic differences over translation presuppositions.

His studies in comparative religions led him into an in depth study of metaphysics.

He has a knack for noticing overlapping principles in different systems. It occurred to him that when things keep showing up in many religions that these maybe the secret truth past down from our ancient past that are applicable to us today.

As in folk lore Odin hung from the tree upside down and after nine days, came to know the secret runes. Today Dr. Bill strives to look at repeating truths in a different way. He is willing as needed to take the time to see the secrets that are ready to be opened from different directional considerations.

Dr. Bill was a traditional minister for 25 years, filling pulpits two times a week and teaching many classes.

Now he has centered his work on the metaphysical of spirituality.

Dr. Bill looks at the metaphysical and spiritual from a new eclectic perspective. This rare insight has been a boon to him and as he works to help you can be a boon to you


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