By Lori Lines
Projection is the subconscious act of transferring your own unwanted traits, emotions, and behaviors on to someone else. Projective identification, sometimes referred to as projection as well, is the subconscious act of taking feelings from one interpersonal, connection, situation, or relationship and place it on to an unrelated one. Finally, externalization is when we blame others for our circumstances and problems, falsely assuming a victim mentality.
It can all seem a little confusing to someone who isn't familiar with these terms, so here are a few examples. An example of projection is feeling bad about not giving your all at work. Subconsciously you feel guilty that you've been disinterested and unfocused at work. Instead of assuming responsibility for not giving your all, you lash out at a blameless co-worker for being lazy and inconsiderate for not doing their fair share. You took your negative feelings and placed them on your co-worker.
An example of projective identification is having left a relationship where you were undervalued and felt unheard, and you go to a skilled therapist and counselor. You get frustrated with the therapist because they never hear you and often treat you with a lack of respect, unconsciously painting them with the same brush as your ex.
An example of externalization would be poor money management and thoughtless spending having you in a financial crunch. Instead of assuming responsibility for your carelessness, you blame your innocent partner for always suggesting expensive activities.
Now that you know what these terms are, you may ask why we do them. They are coping mechanisms to help us deal with uncomfortable and unwelcome emotional and mental experiences. The above are examples of maladaptive coping. There are different reasons why we engage in these particular maladaptive coping techniques. They can be a means to avoid shame and damage to the ego-self. Some people are trying to prevent fearful or unpredictable outcomes. For others, it is merely a consequence of trying to block these unwanted thoughts, feelings, or behaviors out of their mind. By deciding not to think about them, our quirky brains focus on them even more. We have all engaged in this type of coping at some point in our lives, they are unconscious mechanisms after all, but a chronic or contentious tendency towards projection and blame can be very damaging to others, our relationships, and our spiritual path.
As I'm sure you can imagine, when someone is projected upon or blamed when they are not guilty of the perceived offense, it can damage their self-esteem and self-worth, if they choose to take it on. Over time, when someone is met with a constant barrage of projection, it can build a toxic shame within them. This toxicity can spill over into all areas of life. This is why it is essential to consider and shape our interactions, our reactions with empathy and compassion.
The truth is, the avoidance of negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors thwart our own healing and spiritual growth. We cannot walk in the light if we don't first acknowledge and accept the dark or shadow components of our past and who we are. If we project that which is undesirable in us onto others, we never get the chance to open it to the light and to correct ourselves. By projecting and blaming, we damage our sense of empowerment, our strength, and our self-worth. We assume the role of victim and, by doing so, we cease striving to surmount our challenges and our traumas so that we can move forward in our lives in a healthy way.
Finally, the path to enlightenment is one of love, love of the self and love of others. When we project and blame, it is a victimization and a rejection of who we really are, there is no room for self-love in this chronic pattern of denying our truth. Also, as mentioned, by casting unwarranted guilt on others, we can do damage to their spirit, which wrongfully impacts their path and their ability to fulfill their purpose, love cannot be sustained in this circumstance, either.
Psychological projection, projective identity, and blame all stem from judgments. Judgements of ourselves that are manifested as judgments projected onto others. The first step in breaking the toxic pattern of maladaptive projective coping is to release judgment. The ego-self is sustained by judgments, when you can observe your thoughts, your feelings, and your behaviors with awareness, and without judgment, you are on the path to negative ego-death and enlightenment.
It is exciting to see a trend in my QHHT practice that many of my clients are beginning to recognize, and to take responsibility for, their own role when they are projecting their own wounds into situations and relationships. As the article states, we all do this from time-to-time, but when it becomes a habit of deflecting the underlying issues, projection can take a very dysfunctional turn.
This trend is showing me that the collective is allowing these underlying wounds to float up to the surface so that we can finally have the opportunity to deal with these shadow parts of ourselves in order to finally make the changes needed and put them to rest.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
The Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique can be implemented to help heal the spirit, mind, and body. The practice of QHHT® merges hypnosis, past life regression, and the higher self to connect the participant to higher consciousness. Access to higher consciousness is achieved at the deepest level of hypnosis possible. Once the participant is in a hypnotic trance, the practitioner guides them to the root source of dis-ease, illness, and healing wisdom. The healing messages are sent from the higher self but can reference past, present, or even parallel lives.
Many people have reported a powerful quantum shift in just one session, leading to greater happiness, health, and holistic wellbeing. Sounds miraculous, and in many ways, it is, however, the question seems to arise time and again, “is QHHT safe?”
This level of consciousness is achieved at least twice a day, upon waking and before falling asleep. Though, for some, this level of trance is achieved several times a day, when someone is engrossed in a book, movie, video game, or even during computer tasks at work. It is a phase that feels like derealization, you can hear everything that is going on around you, but it has a vague surreal quality, like a vivid daydream. You are aware and in control in this state. Yet, the typical distraction and limitations of the fully conscious mind are removed, enabling the subconscious to be accessed and healed.
So QHHT can be as safe as daydreaming, falling asleep, or getting lost in a good movie.
As with all your daily activities, the higher self will watch over as you and your trusted practitioner to explore your higher consciousness. Your subconscious will never present something that you are ill-prepared for, unable to cope with, or will not benefit you. It is safe to say that when practiced as intended, the biggest risk QHHT therapy poses is a nap, which isn’t that bad at all!
The Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique was meant to be practiced one on one, practitioner and client. Dolores Cannon, the founder of QHHT®, believed that the profound transformative nature of the practice is compromised when experienced from behind a screen.
Technology is not infallible. Whether it is a weak internet connection or an untimely update, there are variables that a practitioner cannot control while their client is in this vulnerable hypnotic state. You are conscious, yet some people may encounter, drowsiness, dizziness, headache or disorientation when under hypnosis or upon being roused. Being roused from your trance is a vital issue; if any problems arise, you will be glad to have a skilled QHHT® practitioner who is present, not behind a screen.
Level 3 practitioners are the highest-ranking of expertise, having undergone intensive one on one instruction, and multiple reviews and assessments. An actual, level 3 Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique practitioner is guaranteed to administer the technique in its purest form, as the founder, Dolores Cannon, intended it to be. This technique has been tried and tested, with miraculous results for over 20 years. An authentic level 3 practitioner does not deviate at all from the established method, keeping the safety and benefit of the client a priority.
Be forewarned. There are former QHHT practitioners that use the title of certified practitioner misleadingly. These practitioners practice hypnosis and past life regression, using QHHT techniques, but also include other modalities and may allow remote sessions. As such, these modalities have no assurance of safety or efficacy and are not endorsed by QHHT® Official. As with any healing modality, safety can only be ensured when working with trained, experienced practitioners who follow established protocols and utilize proven techniques.
So, is the Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique safe? With an authentic level 3 practitioner, it is as safe as taking an afternoon nap, though much more beneficial! If you choose a practitioner level 1 or level 2, just be sure to ask them if they practice solely in the way Dolores Cannon intended, if you are interested in an authentic QHHT session.
Beyond safety, when you find the right practitioner that you feel a good connection with, you will have a profound and meaningful healing experience, empowered by your mutual intention and energy towards your healing, and highest benefit. Performed in a safe and intimate space, watched over and imbued with the presence of the loving energy of your higher self and guided by a wise and compassionate practitioner, you cannot go wrong.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
This question comes up with clients all the time, especially after a session when the experience was so helpful or when the Higher-self explains that the person is not ready to address everything on their agenda but a few items.
When approaching QHHT for the first time, one may be hesitant about what they may expect from the session. Some arrive curious and reticent about possible issues which can derive from this modality. Also, some need time to adjust to the energy of a QHHT session through the interview as well as to experience something that's, more than likely, foreign to them.
People who approach QHHT often have problems which can concern both health and personal life, or they would simply like to know more about their past or where they fit into the cosmic scheme of the Universe.
Whatever reason one brings to the interest in this technique, a QHHT session can bring more benefits than one can imagine. However, questions can arise as well as doubts. The Higher-self (or Subconscious) is unpredictable and we never know how many new scenarios will be brought to light; always for further transcendence and healing, for the highest good of the client.
What is very interesting, is that all information from the Higher-self doesn't necessarily come at once but gradually through each session. I suspect this is because the Higher-self, since it knows the truth as well as everything about us, knows how much information to bring forth based on the readiness of an individual's ability to receive the profundity of the information. Many times a client will experience the HS telling them they are not yet ready for certain information and letting go of an old wound or problem needs to occur first.
Past personalities, unexplained fears and phobias, unconscious blessings and more...all these aspects are deeply investigated during the course of a QHHT session, yet sometimes need time to emerge as the client evolves in their own time.
Many often want to try a QHHT session just for curiosity, hoping to solve anxiety, phobias or lack of self-worth with only one session. However, some change their minds, especially once these issues are resolved, and ask for follow-up sessions as their journey in their lives continue and new questions and concerns emerge as they move forward in their lives.
Sometimes, the HS will recommend a follow-up session for a later time, especially when there's a big issue of focus in the first session that needs to be addressed and other issues fade into the background for a later date.
As a QHHT Practitioner, I always intend the HS to lead. Therefore, the HS makes the decision whether another follow-up session is appropriate for the client. The choice is always in the client's hands.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
I would like to share with you a short version of a QHHT session with a client recently:
Without going into details, to protect her privacy, this lovely and very articulate woman had suffered numerous physical abuses during childhood. She was born with very natural intuitive, artistic and musical gifts. Her father was a very prominent figure in the 60's and 70's who, when she expressed her light, her creativity and sought his approval, would do everything he could to diminish her expression to the point of physical abuse. Because of this, she stopped expressing her talents and became a woman who gave too much to prove her worth to others.
Over time she had very clear patterns of specific physical symptoms as well as boundary issues in all relationships.
During her QHHT session she literally experienced and made a very profound connection between her father's abuse, her physical symptoms and her boundary issues. Somehow, the abuse from her father was "way back there" somewhere in the rearview mirror, mired in a small amount of denial. She loved her father very much.
Her physical symptoms were an emotional manifestation to keep the abuse from happening (which would give her temporary reprieve from his abuse) but the symptoms continued into adulthood until she made this connection as to the origins of the symptoms in her QHHT session.
Through the loving direction and unfoldment of visions, provided by her higher-self, from her past in this lifetime, as well as past lives, she was able to realize the truth of the severity of the abuse from her father, how it was affecting her life now, and to truly forgive and let him go. This empowered her to take more control of her life.
When she left, she said she felt so much lighter. Her aura appeared very bright and shiny after her session and she knew this QHHT session was Divinely guided because she was ready to face reality, at this juncture in her life, and to take the steps to make necessary changes so that she could bring back her art, her voice, and her music.
She could not stop smiling! Another happy client.
I feel so blessed to be a part of waking people up, one client at a time.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
Today I had the pleasure of doing a QHHT session with a gentleman who flew in from out-of-state to see me. I just wanted to share that this man was able to come to a profound understanding as to why he was so afraid of his own success. He stated he was unable to pinpoint where the origin, in this life, he could have such a self-confidence issue. After losing one job after another through no fault of his own, as well as several failed attempts at his own businesses, he was able to drill down to the past life cause of where this fear began.
Long story short, after experiencing a past life where he and his family were evacuated and burned out of his thriving farming business by a new ruler in his region, that later took over his land, he and his once happy and thriving family were forced out, financially devastated and had to resort to roaming the countryside, nearly starving as he took small jobs here and there. When asked what he was thinking and feeling in the moments before he died, all he could do was cry. He then said, "I'm a failure, I've disappointed my family, I can never recover."
During his session, he was able to make the connection between the limited thoughts he adopted upon his death from that lifetime and his fear of success in this lifetime. He realized he was afraid to succeed because he was afraid it would all be taken away from him again, if he even tried.
After his session, when he was leaving, he said he had not felt this light in years. He said he felt as if he had a new lease on life and he could already sense his confidence coming back. He was eager to get back home and tell his wife what he experienced as he was sure he was no longer going to take that energy into his new job opportunities nor his new business he is currently creating.
I live for these moments and hope to have the opportunity to share more in the future. Waking up, one person at a time...
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
I've been practicing Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique for a while now. Recently, I was invited by Julia Cannon to join the Level 3 Practitioner class held in Eureka Springs this month. An honor, to say the least. And I must say that this class, for me, was so rich and so intense! Why? Because I received in-depth, 1:1 coaching and training that has brought my awareness to the absolute significance as to why my client sessions must be performed just as Dolores Cannon performed her sessions. It was as if a lightbulb came on and I finally got it!
Training in this technique is like training in the gym. You learn the exercises and their value and you continue practicing, honing and building your stamina and strength until you master it. And the bonus is, in this case, you get to do it in a loving environment that builds confidence. One of the many values I received working with Julia, (who is the late great Delores Cannon's daughter and who worked alongside Delores) is her way of channeling this massive body of work that, I want to call sacred and pure, like no one else on this earth can do.
Having a QHHT session myself, I now truly understand the profound healing that is possible on so many levels of existence and I cannot imagine how or why anyone would not work with someone who conducts their sessions any other way than the pure and efficient way, that empowers the client, just as Delores did. After all, why complicate things by trying to fix that which already works?
By Lori Lines
When I meet new people and they ask what I do, sometimes I have difficulty explaining to those who ask, when I am pressed for more information. The most challenging modality to explain that I use in my healing work is Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique also known as QHHT™. Therefore, with the permission of a fellow QHHT™ colleague, this is how it is explained:
QHHT creates a framework of contact and interaction between the outer self (the conscious mind) and the inner self (the subconscious mind). This is made possible by your decision to tackle problems, life questions, and to open yourself up to the help and support of other levels of your consciousness. How this interaction takes place is very individual and different to each client. Here are some examples: Due to Dolores Cannon's books the most prominent form of interaction is the subconscious speaking through the hypnotized client. As this is the most direct way of relaying inner information, QHHT always aims at making this happen. Whether this form of interaction is possible during a session highly depends on the client. Its success is very probable for people who are able to immerse themselves completely in a guided process and are able to calm down the critical, analytical controlling part of their mind. This modality affords the client to let go and to allow their subconscious to express itself through the vocal chords for the time of their session. This feat must be accomplished by the client. The hypnotist can suggest it but it cannot be forced. (Based on our experience, about 70% of the clients allow this to happen.)
In other cases, the clients inner-self may convey its wisdom through the client's senses - mostly visually, but not exclusively. Scenes from other lifetimes, from childhood, and symbolic visions are among the spectrum of possibilities that can be used to answer the client's questions. This is probable for people who allow themselves to be hypnotized and go into a trance, but their critical mind does not let go completely in order to step aside and leave the stage to the Subconscious. In trance, the inner eye is very receptive, especially if its abilities are naturally strong or well-trained. The same is valid for inner hearing and inner sensing. Sensory information can be experienced in addition to the verbal communication or just by itself. (Based on our experience, approximately 60% of clients receive visual or other sensory information.) In cases when the conscious mind is allowing neither verbal communication with the subconscious nor sensory information to come through, the session can work more as a kickstart for potentially big and positive change to manifest in the hours/days/weeks afterward. The intention of contact and cooperation is sufficient for giving permission to the subconscious to initiate the necessary energetic changes. Bit by bit, almost "magically", the challenges and problems that the client had brought into the session are overcome, even though no perceived information had been shared during the session. This experience can be made by people who don't find it easy to let go and to allow their critical, analytic, controlling part of the mind to temporarily recede and to relax. Interestingly enough, many people who would describe themselves that way end up having no problem at all with letting go and immersing themselves in the process. (Based on our experience, approximately 25% of clients experience kickstart sessions.)
What is certain is that each soul has its own path and its own timing. What works for one is not appropriate for another and, therefore, different experiences are being made. All of them are beneficial. QHHT sessions are as individual as the people who experience them. Even we, as practitioners, cannot predict what the subconscious is going to reveal. Over the years, we have learned to trust the Subconscious. It knows what it's doing.
When cooperating with the Subconscious, nothing can be forced or hurried. Whatever happens in a session is what is necessary and possible for each client. In our experience, the more relaxed and unbiased the client is, when going into a session, the more wonderful and fulfilling the experience will be. Believe, trust, allow. Everything is possible!
Wishing many blessings and peace,
Author Lori Lines
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