The Secrets From Your Subconscious Mind:The Secrets From Your Subconscious Mind originally published in 1991 asWide Awake, Clear-Headed and Refreshed: Medical Hypnoanalysis In ActionFirst EditionLibrary of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 91-090503Elliott, RyanWide Awake, Clear Headed, and Refreshed . . .1. Hypnosis—Psychology 2. HypnoanalysisISBN 0-9615140-0-0 soft coverSeptember 1991Wide Awake, Clear Headed, and Refreshed . . . Medical Hypnoanalysis in ActionCopyright 1991 by R. ElliottSecond EditionMarch 2006ISBN # 0-9754817-1-1All rights reserved. Printed in the USAAll rights reserved. No part of this publication may be produced or transmittedin any form or by means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, orany information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from thepublisher, with the exception of short quotes.Wide Awake, Clear Headed, and Refreshed: Medical Hypnoanalysis in Action.Hypnoanalysis: A tested and proven system for overcoming limiting behavior, negativefeelings, and destructive thoughts while strengthening skills, boosting performance,learning to love, and improving all dimensions of your life.Ryan Elliott, M.S.W.Lightheart Healing and Education Research CenterWinfield, Illinois 2006This book is dedicated to my daughter and grandchildren, Julie, Travis,Shannon, Trevor, and Savannah. And to all those in need who desire help will get thehelp they need.The Key To Your Mind’s Power

IntroductionAcknowledgements and Author's NotesI wish to thank the following people for their help and loving support: TomWatson, who unfortunately died during the editing process; The American Academy ofMedical Hypnoanalysts; Patricia Honiotes, M.S. and the late George Honiotes, MD;John Scott, Sr., PhD; the late Dr. William Jennings Bryan, Jr., MD—a man I wouldhave been honored to have known; Gene Owens and Nido Quebein, a Leboneseimmigrant who inspired me to write a book in English. I would also like to thank my bestfriend, Larry Todryk, Psy.D, my good friend and business partner Renee’Ryan, and allthe others who have helped and supported me over the years.Most of all, I thank my clients who have volunteered their stories, backgroundsand the intimate details of their lives, especially those who have had the guts to stick outthe long-dark night of the soul --- I tip my hat, because it was through their courage thatthis book is in our reality.Due to the confidential nature of the material, names have been changed andother telltale facts distorted in order to protect clients without diluting the basic elementsof their cases. In several situations, the third person personal pronoun he is used andshould be read as he or she.My intention was to present an overall description of the hypnoanalytic processas well as other useful information on subconscious management of external forces thataffect one’s mental state. For brevity, some of the concepts are underdeveloped. If moreinformation is desired, a curious reader may research the bibliographic sources cited inthe chapter notes.However, it is important to note that Secrets is only one of two books writtenabout The Bryan Method of Medical Hypnoanalysis, and the only one designed for thelayperson and potential client. The other book, The Handbook of Brief Psychotherapyby Hypnoanalysis, written by John Scott Sr., describes the work in detail forprofessionals.I have made every effort to document my sources, but some quotations, whichI especially treasure, are not cited in the chapter notes. I have gleaned them over theyears from books, articles, speeches, and seminars.Preface to the Second EditionThis second edition was born of my last 15 years in practice and symbolizes acomplete turnaround in my orientation—from a strictly medical model to an approachincorporating both medical and alternative methods of problem-solving. It also illustratesa complete turnaround in my own life situation. Several episodes from the story of myThe Key To Your Mind’s Power

The Secrets From Your Subconscious Mind:own personal growth have been included with the wish that this book will now be evenmore accessible to readers, thus making its overall impact more powerful. I want toinspire hope for cure in a time when drug therapy or doomed shortcuts only increase thesuffering of those who have suffered enough.In addition, please indulge my paraphrasing of a familiar phrase in order toprovide additional meaning to this book: “Happiness cannot exist when the right to befree is not guaranteed.”I feel deeply about this concept, especially today, when eventsin the world seem to be dark in nature. Freedom from one’s limiting beliefs and one’shistory is the most important kind of freedom one can attain. I position this freedomnear the top of my list, right near and almost equal to political liberty. Because, I feel,being able to enjoy our liberty is only truly possible when we experience freedom fromour historical proscriptions, both personal and societal.IntroductionAre You in Control?“Let us define mental health as the adjustment of human beings to the worldand to each other with a maximum of effectiveness and happiness. Not justefficiency or just contentment —or the grace of obeying the rules of the gamecheerfully. It is all these together. It is the ability to maintain an even temper, analert intelligence, socially considerate behavior, and a happy disposition. This, Ithink, is a healthy mind.”—Dr. Karl A. Menninger,Are You Free to Take Control?Frequently, people ask me how they can take control of their lives. The questionmost often asked is how can I teach them to stop or change unwanted feelings, whichcome up in response to both internal and external conditions in their lives.I usually say something like this: Life is a do-it-yourself project. Our thoughtsand feelings are the tools with which we construct our lives and our circumstances arethe products of our thoughts and feelings—especially those that have long been forgottenin our subconscious minds.In a sense, our feelings are like our children. If we ignore our children for aThe Key To Your Mind’s Power

Introductiontime, what happens? Well, in severe cases, neglect equals child abuse. Therefore, itfollows that to control or extinguish our feelings constitutes self-abuse.We must carefully examine what we think and feel because we set ourselves upfor what we get. We do, in fact, create reality in our minds. In other words, we getwhat we expect to get, especially when our expectations originate in fear. Fear createsthose conditions that are necessary to shape “reality”from the very things we are afraidof.All this happens on the subconscious level of mind, which is the mechanismbehind everyday existence. Think about it: Everything you believe and emotionallyembrace—whether positive or negative—has manifested itself in your life—everything!We create our realities based on how we think and how we program our minds.The philosophy of personal responsibility means that our subconscious,fear-based programming influences the events in our lives here and now. By “personalresponsibility”I mean that others—parents, society, friends and lovers—are notresponsible for our circumstances. Personal responsibility means that the buck stopswith us. Our subconscious minds have accepted suggestions and dictated our feelingsand behaviors, both wanted and unwanted.By bringing programming from earlier periods of life into our awareness, byunderstanding and reinterpreting that programming, then letting go of it, we can freeourselves to be the way we really want to be. We can take charge of our do-it-yourselfproject. We can exert control over our lives.To develop personal control over one's life takes a commitment and adecision to follow through with whatever action is necessary to achieve our goals.The most important part is the decision to do it. After making that decision, the“how”follows almost as if by magic.You develop personal power by balancing and directing your creative energy.You can make your life different if you want to because you have the power to bringabout change in yourself and in your environment. You've created what you have now,and you can make your life come out any way you want.The Secrets from Your Subconscious Mind will help you discover why you arewhere you are and give you one model of how to get where you want to be. Throughthis process and by developing your mind power, you can change.This book is for you if:You have a habit or behavior that is getting the best of you.Your self-esteem isn't what it should be.You have good habits you would like to strengthen.You're depressed, anxious, or fearful.The Key To Your Mind’s Power

The Secrets From Your Subconscious Mind:You want to become more competent, confident, and successful in your life.You experience useless or neurotic guilt.You want to be more at ease in situations that currently make youuncomfortable.You want to unlock mental powers that you have never used.You've had difficulty knowing who you are.You want to know more about the role your past has played in your present.You’re dedicated to connecting with your higher self or God but have beenunable to find them.Although I was only using hypnoanalysis during the time I was writing the firstedition, I have since incorporated several other types of subconscious analysis into mytreatment: EMDR techniques, Assisted Light Therapy with the aid of a Schneider BrainWave Synchronizer, and different forms of body and energy work.Hypnoanalysis is analysis of subconscious programming through the use ofhypnosis, a natural state of mind. Hypnosis opens the door to the subconscious; analysisopens a person's understanding to the cause of the problem and the analyst redirects hisenergy toward a solution—hence, the term “hypnoanalysis.”Although I will discuss the history of hypnosis and hypnoanalysis in ChapterTwo, let me just say here that hypnosis was recognized by the American MedicalAssociation in 1958 as a legitimate approach to solving medical problems. Today, moreand more doctors, health professionals and patients recognize the idea that the mind andbody interact to cause physical illness as well as psychological, emotional, andbehavioral problems. Mind, emotions, and body are integrated parts of a whole, and achange in one part affects the other—the chicken-or-egg dilemma.This situation seems to be due to the fact that everything is energetic in wholeor in part. In other words, everything vibrates. You vibrate, I vibrate, the earth vibratesat the rate of 7.8 cycles/second or Htz. Actually, the vibrational rate of the earth, calledthe Schuman resonance, has increased to 8.6 Htz. in the last few decades--- but that’sanother story. (Please read Gregg Braden’s book called Awakening To Zero Point.)Along with its vibratory increase, the earth’s magnetic field is decreasing dueto the gradual slowing of the earth’s rotation. In the last twenty-two years, there havebeen 20 “leap seconds,”which means we have lost a second almost every year. Thenuclear clock that keeps the official time had to be adjusted back to accommodate thisdecrease. Twenty seconds doesn’t sound like much, but in terms of astronomical time,it’s a lot. What does this mean to you and me?Here’s what Mr. Braden says: The consequence is that the subconscious mindis becoming closer to consciousness. In terms of brain wave frequency, the boundaryThe Key To Your Mind’s Power

Introductionbetween conscious and subconscious was very close to 7.8 Htz. Now, with the earthvibrating at a much higher rate, we seem be in tune to this vibration. This may accountfor the recent profusion of craziness we see in the news every day, i.e. Columbineshootings, Tim McVey, 9-11, war ad nauseum etc. I won’t presume to be an authorityon vibratory or energy medicine, but it seemed important to mention this now.Very often, blocks to our emotional energy and our spiritual energy interferewith our ability to live life creatively. Once these negative suggestions, ideas, or blocksare nullified, then life beyond mediocrity can be achieved. Dr. Walter Russell says itmuch better than I can hope to:“Successful men of all the ages have learned to multiply themselves bygathering thought energy into a high potential and using it in thedirection of the purpose intended. Every successful man or great geniushas three particular qualities in common. The most conspicuous of theseis that they all produce a prodigious amount of work. The second is thatthey never know fatigue, and the third is that their minds grow morebrilliant as they grow older, instead of less brilliant. Great men’s livesbegin at forty, where the mediocre man’s life ends. The genius remainsan ever-flowing fountain of creative achievement until the very last breathhe draws. The geniuses have learned how to gather thought energytogether to use for transforming their conceptions into material forms.The thinking of creative and successful men is never exerted in anydirection other than that intended. That is why great men produce aprodigious amount of work, seemingly without effort and fatigue. Theamount of work such men leave to posterity is amazing. When oneconsiders such men of our times as Edison, Henry Ford, or TheodoreRoosevelt, one will find the three characteristics I have mentioned1common to every one of them.”Hypnoanalysis is a comfortable, reassuring way to help you change your mindabout yourself, about the people you relate to, and about the world. We really areevolution in process. Through hypnosis, we concentrate our minds and affect ourrealities. By affecting our minds and by changing ourselves, we can change ourevolution.Hypnosis is one of the best tools through which you can accomplishunderstanding and change—a pen with which you can write a new life plan. By1The Man Who Tapped the Secrets Of The Universe by Glenn Clark, TheUniversity of Science and Philosophy, Swannanoa, Virginia, page 7The Key To Your Mind’s Power

The Secrets From Your Subconscious Mind:harnessing your mind power through hypnosis, you can raise yourself out of poverty,unhappiness, misery, alcoholism, sexual problems, and drug addiction. You can giveup smoking, lose weight, and overcome fears and phobias. It is possible not only toovercome diagnosable diseases such as depressive and anxiety disorders, but also tobalance your mind and body chakra system, simply by learning to make use of thisancient method of relaxation.Medical hypnoanalysis solves emotional and psychological problems by goingafter the underlying causes. The difficult part of the process is the analysis of thesubconscious, reaching into the subconscious mind and pulling out negative suggestionsthat have lodged there, nullifying them and replacing them with positive suggestions.That's where a qualified professional hypnoanalyst can help. And althoughhypnoanalysis is neither magic nor a panacea, it is a powerful method for improving thehuman condition.Remember that the subconscious automatically remembers events from earlyperiods of our lives—memories that affect who we are and what we do today. We mayneed the help of a professional hypnoanalyst to recall and review memories. It isimportant to remember that subconscious memories are not readily available to wakingconsciousness. The hypnotic state creates an inroad to the subconscious.Recognition vs. Removal"Isn't it enough to know where the problem came from to stop it frombothering me?" asked a seminar attendee. My answer? “Yes and no.”Recognizing the underlying cause of a problem, attitude or feeling may be allthat is needed to erase its power over us. However, the simple understanding of why weeat too much, why we smoke, why we are afraid of heights, may not be adequate toeliminate many of our more intense problems, feelings or behaviors. Problems such asalcoholism, depressive states, mind control, and sexual abuse symptoms require morethan recognition. In such cases, hypnoanalysis can be helpful. While we are in ahypnotic state, we are more receptive to change and to a therapist's positive suggestionsthat can reprogram our thinking. Moreover, treatment of severe and diagnosableconditions can take awhile to resolve. Healing the mind and emotional body takes time,patience, and most of all, love.Therapy is phenomenological---not static---and difficult to quantify. Thedifference between a hero and heroism is the phenomenon of acting the part of hero orheroine. Even though we know that heroism exists, we cannot see it. Heroism is aphenomenon similar to the process of therapy. Something happens between client andtherapist that cannot be one-hundred percent quantified, measured, or even seen exceptThe Key To Your Mind’s Power

Introductionby the experience of the client, but its results can be felt and observed.Actually, the word “therapy”comes from the Greek word therapeia, whichmeans, literally, “the work of the gods.”Doing the work of the gods is not the same asbeing a god -- living up to godhood is very difficult, indeed. However, the work of thegods, in my opinion, is simply helping people change by providing a loving environmentthrough using one’s self, a formidable but hugely rewarding task!Another important consideration I’d like to briefly mention is discussedthoroughly in an article written by an acquaintance of mine, Ofer Zur, Ph.D., whoteaches at the California School of Professional Psychology. Zur states thateffectiveness of treatment resides in the relationship between client and therapist. In hisown words,Research that has examined “common factors" in effective therapy acrossorientations, therapists, and patients may be more illuminating. These "commonfactors" are ingredients in all effective therapy. The most critical of these factors isthe presence of a positive therapeutic alliance between therapist and patient. Thisalliance includes warmth, mutual understanding, trust, and respect.What disparate therapists such as Freud, Jung, Kohut, Ellis, Rogers, Perls,and Haley have in common is obviously not their theoretical orientation or anyspecific intervention. To complement their knowledge and expertise they allow thepower of personality and their passion to guide them in their relationships andinterventions with their patients. They did not use techniques or interventions as ifthey were tools drawn mechanically from a toolbox. What they drew upon flowedflawlessly from their relationship with their patients in a way that was congruent withtheir individual personalities and styles. In this light, therapeutic skills are seen asnot merely tools, but part of the therapist's essential being.It is in accordance with Zur’s opinion, I believe, that the effective hypnoanalystmust proceed.In hypnoanalysis, a trained therapist uses gentle suggestion to help removelimiting beliefs and thereby allow constructive, positive, life-affirming ideas to formnaturally. Whatever goal is set through therapy is decided upon and self-directed by theclient with the therapist acting as a guide. Through the following steps, a hypnoanalystguides the client in uncovering the origin of a problem, undoing the subconscious tie, andfreeing the person to live a healthier, more productive life:1. RelaxationBy learning to relax and let the mind go, you can concentrate and allow anopening to your subconscious. The next step then becomes possible.The Key To Your Mind’s Power

The Secrets From Your Subconscious Mind:2. RealizationDifficulties stem from negative thinking and feeling—suggestions. Byrecognizing the source and understanding the power of your programming, you can learnto restructure those problem attitudes and create the outlook you desire.3. Re-educationRe-education helps you recognize the difference between the underlying causefrom the past and the conscious problem/belief. When the underlying cause is part ofyour past, it can be removed by direct suggestion --- and by realizing the past is past andthat your need for th