Rapha Hypnosis is a completely safe, tried and tested form of curative hypnosis, which Sally Stubbs, a leading expert in curative hypnotherapy has developed and refined over the past thirty years.
Rapha Hypnosis provides curative therapy that gets to the very root of your problem and accesses and empowers your own dormant inner resources to resolve it permanently.
Rapha is Hebrew for healing.
Sally Stubbs developed an acronym for the term to further explain how Rapha applies in the context of Rapha Hypnosis:
RESILIENT - Dictionary definition - 'Readily recovering from shock, depression etc, (and become) buoyant'.
Enhanced by the informed action you will undertake when working with Rapha Hypnosis audio treatment, this is the result you will obtain.
AMALGAMATION - Dictionary definition - 'Combine or unite to form one structure.
In the Rapha system Sally combines and unites many and varied different proven therapeutic disciplines which she has learnt over 30 years in private practice and throughout her rigorous on-going education.
PSYCHO-PHYSICAL - Dictionary definition - 'The science of the relation between the mind and the body'.
Using Rapha Hypnosis you explore your mind and relate the discoveries to your physical and mental healing.
HEALING - Dictionary definition - 'To cause a wound, disease or person to heal, be cured or made sound again'.
When you work with one of the Rapha treatments, the 'person' will be you!
APPROACHES - Dictionary definition - 'A way of dealing with a person individually'.
Dr Milton H Erickson
Dr Erickson was aware of the danger of presupposition in his language when interacting with a client.
It is important not to assume (presuppose) what a client might think, feel and believe. Our problem states are unique to our own experiences
Dr Erickson is described as the 'Master of Metaphor' that is the art of getting the message across to the unconscious mind using metaphorical stories. Our individual unconscious responds uniquely and appropriately to the ingredients of the metaphor to access inner resources for resolution and healing.
Sally studied Jungian work with the eminent Dr Ernest Rossi and Dr Stephen Gilligan.
This is a really useful tool when relating to work on 'individuation'. Simplistically ‘individuation’ is the development of the balanced ‘self’ achieved by resolving conflicts that can occur at transitional periods in our lives. Typically, transition from childhood to teenager and from teenager to adult.
David Grove - Clean language
David studied other therapists working and discovered a neutral method of trance induction that does not interfere with a client’s experience.
He developed a series of 'clean' questions that do not impose the therapists’ world view or experiences onto the client.
In David's words; "So I came up with a set of questions and strategies which are neutral and do not interfere with a client’s process. They all start with the conjunction ‘and’… and what that does is facilitate a trance. So the use of clean language is very trance inducing without a traditional induction. It’s a natural induction because the questions don’t pull the client out of their experience. The questions are aimed at the metaphoric part of their experience so they don’t go through normal cognitive processes.”
Of Dr Rossi’s book “The Psychobiology of Gene Expression” Jeffrey Zeig PhD Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, writes: “This book is a contribution for the ages. It shows in practical terms how the inter-twined genetic genius of the brain and body can be unlocked.
Ernest Rossi an internationally renowned psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and neuroscientist has discovered fascinating keys to better health and better living. “No chemistry required, it is all within.”
Rossi says: “The new understanding of the relationships between gene expression and human experience emerging from the Human Genome Project is setting the stage for a profound expansion of our understanding of life. The new neuroscience discoveries about enriching life experiences, neurogenisis and gene expression, are poised to profoundly expand our understanding of psychotherapy…..”
Rapha Hypnosis is the application of my accumulated knowledge, gained from text books, my robust studying with acknowledged field leaders and through my vast experience.
I make no presuppositions in my Rapha Hypnosis audio treatments! If I did, that would be my hallucination about your needs! (Ref: David Grove). I do not know your way to a happy stable, well balanced inner ‘home’, where you are at one with yourself, but I know that you know the way. I set you on the path, and I journey beside you. Your unconscious mind is driving your problem state, paradoxically your unconscious, not me, knows the way out of the problem. (Ref: Erickson).
Rapha Hypnosis does not use any direct suggestion!
Direct suggestion does not work to effect change within the unconscious. If it did work our hairdresser or best friend could tell us to relax and suggest we stop eating too much food and lose weight, or be calm and confident or whatever it is we need, and we would not need the genius of the above mentioned pioneering therapists and me!
If I were simply tell you by suggestion when you are in a relaxed or hypnotic state to: Be calm, be confident, an unconscious part of you will certainly, sooner or later object and resist! Why would an unconscious part of you eventually resist? Basically because part of you is not calm! And that part of you needs unique attention!
If I were to tell you by suggestion when you are in a relaxed hypnotic state to: Stop eating so much food, your mind is instantly thinking of food and off you go to the fridge, larder, cake tin!
If I were to impose my advice, diagnosis, suggestions for solutions to your problem, your unconscious will resist, simply because your unconscious deeply knows your own unique solutions and resolutions.
What Do I do? I safely assist you to find and empower your own unconscious strengths and resources, which though numerous experiences in your life have become dormant. Your own strengths and resources know what is needed for you uniquely to ‘heal any emotional wounds’ and to make the changes for permanent resolution vital and important for your needs and celebration of your own life.
There are many, many more ingredients in Rapha Hypnosis – cures that endure!
All the Rapha techniques highlighted in the acronym above are used in my adudio treatments which are available on sets of CDs or MP3 download.
I wish you every success on your road to health, ‘healing’ well being, clarity, vision and to feeling ‘at home’ with your self ‘at home’ in your own ‘skin’.”