Hi all! It’s been a while since I’ve made a blog post, things have been busy.
I am writing this from the air, 35,000 feet or so above the ground.
After a long sleepless night due to arthritis pain and a dislocated rib, I am on my flight! Due to lack of sleep and pain I have been emotionally all day. I got teary-eyed when my husband dropped me off to catch my ride with Douglas to the airport. This will be the longest my husband and I have been apart since before we were married.
At takeoff I cried, mostly due to lack of sleep, but also because it’s a relief to be going !
This trip is necessary because I am presenting at the international conference, HypnoExpo 2022 in Orlando Florida. It finally feels real!
Takeoff was very metaphorical- climbing higher and higher away from all I know, as I head to a new destination, to have new experiences, meet new people, and learn new things.
I’ve walked many clients through a similar metaphor in hypnosis- helping them rise higher and higher above the situation, seeing things from different views. Then learning lessons and changing themselves before returning to my office, refreshed relaxed and aware.
I guess this trip is open eye trance therapy for me.
Yes, hypnotherapists are human too. We cry, worry, feel pain, and have to work on our own issues.
Sometimes we need to rise above our situation (pain, loss, illness, etc) and view it from above the clouds. At 35,000 feet everything seems childlike and changeable.
If you close your eyes and imagine just a bit, you can almost feel the jet being held up in the sky by the hand of a child pretending to be a pilot, or by the hand of God helping you see things ftom his view.
I can only imagine, but they say that all astronauts come back to earth deeply changed. This is due to seeing earth- what we call home- floating like a bubble in space. There are no boarders, divisions, or elevation from that perspective. Everything is just contained inside a bubble.
I’m not that high up today, only 35,000 feet. But up here there aren’t any state lines or boarders. All I can see for miles are neat little lines and patches, which resemble a patchwork quilt. Like a quilt your grandma made for you to snuggle up in at night and feel her hugs.
Up here above the clouds, I’m in the hands of angels- pilot angels who decided that today Jessica goes to the airport and flies off to Orlando.
Countless times, as a child, I’ve played Lego’s and have flown to far away places- Brown hats Island, Underwater World, and various Lego towns. Today that child is flying me.
I’m going to the city of magic, and metaphors, to speak about the taboo subject of Grief, to an international audience.
This could be the best open eye trance session I’ve ever done!
My 2 hypnosis mentors would be proud….
Jessica L Hanson CHt. LLC