The most important way to prepare for a session is to intent, Are you ready for the session? from the very moment you have decided to schedule an appointment, to have clear and direct communication with that part of you that is able to provide healing and information. Let’s call that part of you, your Higher Self.
“I have clear and direct communication with my Higher Self”
Note the tense of this sentence. It’s not “I will have”, it is “I have.”
You can then repeat this intention either silently or out loud throughout your day and most importantly, right before you go to sleep at night. Put a “post it note” on your bathroom mirror to remind you and you can focus upon your intention as you brush your teeth and prepare for bed.
Upon scheduling a session, I will email you a "Client Intake" form for you to complete and email back to me prior to your appointment. At the end of this form, there is a place for you to prepare a list of questions and concerns. Please highlight the questions that are most important to you as we may not be able to address them all. I have had many clients bring a single question or issue of concern to the session, and some who bring dozens. It really does not matter how many you come up with.
What kind of questions? The general rule is to ask personal questions or keep topics related to your personal life. Here are a few examples.
· I have had asthma since birth. Why? What can be done so I no longer suffer from it??
· I am in a new love relationship. Is this person the right one for me?
· I really dislike my job and would like to quit and find a new one. Should I?
· I have a difficult relationship with my sister. Why is this so and can it be resolved?
· Many years ago I had something strange happen to me. (this could be a dream, vision, feeling, or experience) What exactly happened, and why?
· I have a lifelong interest in (name ANY subject) can we explore this in depth?
· Am I on my right spiritual path?
· Can I improve my intuitive or psychic skills? How?
· How can I create more peace or balance or abundance in my life?
In addition to your intake form, I may also send you links to a couple of videos to watch, including a "Group Hypnosis" session by Dolores Cannon. Watching and practicing with this DVD is excellent preparation for your session with me. Also, try to pay attention to your dreams before our appointment. Write them down.They are messages for you and can help me help you in our session. If you do not already meditate, its a good time to start. At the very least, give yourself daily quiet time to settle your mind chatter. As some visualization " Seeing exercise"practiece would be a good idea.
Don’t drink alcoholic or caffeinated beverages before the session, or even, the evening before, if possible. If you are a regular morning coffee drinker, please don’t skip your coffee, but go easy and keep it to a minimum before your session. Limit your morning fluids and try to eat a high protein breakfast so that you will not get hungry during the session.
Light exercise prior to your appointment, like a long walk, is an excellent way to prepare for a successful session. This is another good time to repeat your intention. We want your body relaxed, but your mind quiet and alert and engaged.
As much as possible, clear your day for the session. We begin by talking, going over the process and your questions. Then you get comfortable and relaxed and we begin the actual hypnotic regression. Afterwards, we briefly go over what was experienced and I make sure you are awake and grounded. This entire process can take anywhere from 3 to 5 hours total, and occasionally even a little bit longer.
It is generally not a good idea to have additional appointments after your regression, or activities that require a great deal of concentration. You should take it easy.
Having a regression is very much like participating in a long, very detailed and involved daydream. You really will feel as if you have just returned from an amazing journey, having visited other worlds and lifetimes, and in fact, you will have done just exactly that. It is best to have some time to process your experience and give yourself an opportunity to fully return to your regular conscious day-to-day reality before attempting any complex mental tasks or strenuous physical activity.
After your session:
Following your session, I will review your digital recording and make adjustments to the sound file if necessary before sending the MP3 file to your selected email address. Please download your file as soon as you receive the link and make a back-up copy. Or you may bring a flash drive for me to download the session on.
Listening to your session in the days and weeks and even months ahead is an important part of the experience of a Cannon Method Regression. Even if your conscious mind remembers the session immediately afterwards, it can, just as some dreams can, begin to fade from your memory, even if you had an “unforgettable” experience! Also any healing or life improvement suggestions can and will be reinforced by listening repeatedly to the audio. The goal is to have your conscious mind “get on board” and align with your Higher Self and its goals, and accept any changes or healing you intend to occur.
Finally, remember that I am always interested in hearing from you in the future and encourage you to drop me a note or give me a call and let me know how the regression has affected your life. (Adapted from Candace Craw-Goldman)
How to prepare for the session.
Please click on the link above to listen to this wonderful, guided meditation to "practice" for your session.
For best results please use head phones.
Find a quiet place where you know you won't be disturbed, switch off your phone, perhaps close the curtains and dim the lights, and get yourself comfortable on a chair, sofa or bed - then start the meditation and completely immerse yourself in this wonderfully relaxing experience.
If you are coming to me for hypnotherapy or for regression, please listen this recording prior to your session, to help you become accustomed to my voice and also to help you get quickly into a relaxed state.