MEMORY BOX HEALING

By Honor Paule

This guided imagery script can be used to assist a client in dealing with nerve or muscle pain and also encourage the client to his use his/her natural ability to self-heal. Specific details can be changed according to relevant client.

Induction and Deepening of choice

 

Take a moment to get yourself in a comfortable position and when you are ready, I would like you to close your eyes. Focus your attention on your nostrils and notice the soothing feeling as the cool air enters in and out of your nose… Just relaxing now… Nothing to worry about… Nothing to think about… This is a time especially for you…

 

As you begin to let go and drift away, your conscious mind may begin to wander, and you can allow it to do as it wishes. You may be wondering how you could achieve such a deep state of hypnosis when this is the first time you’ve ever experienced it… But you can and you will.  Just know that today I will be speaking to your subconscious mind… The part of your brain that remembers everything you’ve ever learnt, every person you’ve ever met, every place you’ve ever been to in your life… Trusting the subconscious mind to take charge, whilst knowing you are still in total control. There is no right or wrong here and you can simply let go… You are safe, and you do not have to do anything but listen to the sound of my words…

 

Now I want you to imagine a colour you feel attracted to in this moment… Once you have chosen a colour, I want you to imagine it entering from the top of your head and move throughout your body. Noticing the way it makes your body feel… This coloured light is a soothing light which allows you to feel very calm and relaxed. The light begins to radiate on your face, relaxing all the tiny muscles behind the forehead, eyes, cheekbones and jaw… Light now moving down to through the neck and shoulder blades… Releasing any tension and burden there… Light now traveling down the spine, entering the lungs, relaxing the stomach muscles, both arms, hands and finger tips. Body is feeling heavier and heavier… Going deeper and deeper now… Light now moving further down, past the pelvic area, through each leg, through the ankles, feet and out through the toes… So relaxed… So at peace… Feeling the way your body gently sinks deeper onto the chair… Really enjoying this state of tranquillity… It’s as if your body is softly melting away, removing any tension in your muscles or worries in your mind… And as I count down from 5 to 1, your brainwave frequency will decrease, and you will feel 5 times more relaxed. On the count of 1, I will place my hand on your shoulder like so, and you will instantly feel relaxed and enter a deep state of hypnotic rest. 5… letting go… 4… 3… Deeper and deeper… 2… and 1… *Gently push down on shoulder*… 5 times deeper, 5 times more relaxed. So peaceful and totally relaxed now…

Now I want you to imagine that you’re spending the day with your family by the beach… Your family sets up a perfect sized beach tent along with a barbeque with lots of delicious food and drinks… You lay on a comfortable mat whilst your sons, daughters and grandchildren are all playing by the sand and water, and you watch them as they happily laugh and enjoy each other’s company… Watching them brings you joy, love and contentment.

 

You really do want to join them but you’ve had a sore neck for quite some time and don’t want to risk any further damage so you lay there comfortably as you feel the warm breeze over your face, listen to the sound of your family’s laughter and really just embrace what you’re experiencing in this moment… As time passes you decide to close your eyes and move into a meditative state as you allow your body to sink deeper and deeper into the mat that beneath you… Listening to your family laugh and play in the background triggers your mind back to distinct memories that has brought you so much joy in your life.

 

You know that you’ve always done everything you could to provide for your family… Being a single parent, you’ve worked so hard and your hard work has been acknowledged. Throughout your life you’ve ensured that their needs are met through the love and light that you have always offered… It’s taken some time to accept that the nerve damage on your neck has stopped you from providing all that you could in the past… You’ve accepted that there is nothing that you can do, but I am here to let you know that there is…

 

As you flick through the memories in your mind, I want you to imagine yourself in your holiday home at Philip Island… This home meant so much to you because it brought you peace and joy every time you entered. Now I want you to imagine yourself holding a special wooden box… In this box lies all your most meaningful memories that have been stored away… All these memories in this box have meant so much to you in your life and you forever hold them so dearly in your heart.

 

Now… I want you to imagine yourself sitting on the chair by the patio outside of your house with this box in your hand. Look into the box now and watch as it begins to radiate a luminescent white light… Watch as it glows brighter and brighter. Now I want you to go ahead and open the box and watch as a memory comes out as if the box were a mini projector and the memory was a short film. Watch as it replays right in front of your eyes… Now go ahead and close the box and allow yourself to watch this memory play out into the thin air…

 

This memory is of a time that made you feel complete in life. Where there was nothing you ever needed more or less… In this moment, you felt relaxed, happy and grateful for everything you had… Really feel this special moment and soak in all the feelings and emotions. Allow the energy of this moment to fill your body up with love and peace…(pause)…

 

Now go ahead and open the box again and watch as a second memory plays out of the box… Now close the box and find what you see… This memory is of a time that gave you the strength to keep on going no matter how tired you felt… Perhaps it was the day your first or second child were born, or the time you did everything you could to support your grandchild as you watched him live and achieve his dreams… Really feel this special moment and take in all the feelings and emotions that you felt in that moment…(pause)…

 

Now I want you to open the box for the last time and watch as the third memory plays out of the box… This is of the time you felt physically strong and were happiest with yourself just before you experienced nerve damage to your neck. Where are you? How old are you? How did you feel inside and out? Physically, mentally, emotionally?… Feel your inner strength that has always been there and embrace how it feels for all these positive feelings to float in and around your body.  

 

Now… I want you to take the time to enjoy these feelings and sensations of these special memories and how reliving these memories can easily change your mood and the way you feel… How these memories can make you feel suddenly so different inside regardless of what’s happening in your day.

 

Take all these feelings and soak them up into your entire being. As you remember… you begin to feel any tension or pain begin to transmute and dissolve… Physical pain may manifest into your body as a way to send you a message that you must listen to. Listen to what your body parts need in this moment, perhaps it’s a break from all the hard work… a time for self-care or self-love… Perhaps it’s a time to think of your own needs during this time…(pause)…

 

Use all those positive feelings from the beautiful memories that resurfaced into your mind and re-direct that energy into your neck allowing your nerves and muscles to completely relax… I now want you to visualise your old cells transforming and becoming new, stronger and healthier from today and as each day goes by. Allow the old cells to be washed over by the new and as you do, I want you to really visualise your body being surrounded by white and gold light as it shines brighter and brighter… until all the pain completely dissipates…(pause)…

 

As you bring yourself back to awareness from this deep meditative state, you realise that your back on the beach and your family are still having so much fun… running, eating and playing… Now I want you to imagine yourself fully refreshed and replenished as you give yourself the strength to stand up and join in their joyfulness.

 

Take a few moments to enjoy this time with your family, allowing the loving energy surround and heal your body… I don’t want you to think about what is stopping you from living your best life, and instead I want you to think of how you can live your best life. You have always been so strong and have made it through many storms. Like all the hardships you’ve ever experienced and tackled in your life, you will also overcome this one. Whenever you feel weak, you now know that you can close your eyes and return to the special wooden box that contains all your special memories to remind you that you’ve always had the strength to go through whatever life has to offer you.

 

In a moment I am going to count up from 1 to 10. On the count of 10 you will return to normal conscious awareness and your body will return to its natural state of being pain free… As your eyes open you feel much stronger, healthier and happier. Your mindset will have transformed from an “I can’t” to an “I can” attitude… The pain in your neck will have significantly reduced as you have taken the time to use your own innate ability to heal your body is a natural and safe way. Your body will feel replenished inside and out… and from this day on… every day and in every way… It gets better and better and better…

 

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