Cayce Health Database
Suggestive therapeutics is a
naturalistic form of hypnosis utilized by caregivers during physical
treatments and during the early stages of sleep. The idea is that
certain physical therapies, such as massage, electrotherapy and manual
therapy can induce hypnotic trance. Edgar
Cayce recommended that this natural trance state be used as a means
of stimulating healing and addressing behavioral issues. The
first few minutes of sleep (the hypnogogic period) offers a similar
trance state where the unconscious mind is open to suggestion.
Because this technique utilizes trance states
which are commonly associated with various physical therapies and sleep,
the person providing the suggestions does not necessarily need to be
a mental health professional trained in hypnosis. In other words,
suggestive therapeutics allows one to bypass training in learning formal
hypnotic induction techniques.
The content of the hypnotic suggestions should
always be positive. It is also important that the suggestions
be relevant to the person's particular problems (whether physical disease,
behavioral problems, etc.).
Persons wishing to
use this intervention should list some areas of concern and find
ways of addressing these problems in a positive, affirmative manner.
If physical healing is involved, you may wish to work with your physician
or health care professional in forming these suggestions. In
fact, health care professionals should be familiar with these techniques
so as to apply them during therapy.
Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis
or self-treatment. Please consult a qualified health care professional
for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health