Questions and Answers on Basic Whole-Hearted Healing™
Revision 1.0, Dec 6, 1999
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What is the Whole-Hearted Healing technique (WHH)?
Whole-Hearted Healing is a process in which negative emotions and many body sensations evaporate rather quickly. Traumas and their sequela disappear. The process is simple and effective and can be used to eliminate emotional triggers which create stress, depression, anxiety and highly unresourceful states.
WHH is a regression technique that eliminates the core traumas that drive most of our emotional and physical difficulties in the present. No special preparation or states of consciousness are required, such as hypnosis. When done to completion, a client (or an individual working alone) comes in with an issue, and afterwards will feel a sense of calm, peace, and lightness about the issue, without any trace of the presenting emotional problem. In this, it acts much like a variety of other modern trauma therapies (often called ‘power’ or ‘energy’ techniques).
How would it benefit me as a therapist to know about this technique?
A very good reason to know WHH is that it can be used simultaneously with other meridian or energy power therapy techniques, such as EFT, making them significantly faster, more efficient, and powerful. This is a feature that many of our therapists really appreciate.
Even more importantly, WHH’s popularity is growing because therapists report that WHH can often get results where other power or meridian based therapies have not been effective. Unlike energy therapies, it is not affected by ‘energy toxins’ or psychological reversal and is permanent. Muscle testing is also not used. A typical issue is resolved in about 30-40 minutes including the teaching time.
WHH is especially valuable for clients with, for example, schizophrenia, spiritual emergency, or some medical conditions. The technique is also preferred by clients who want to understand what has been driving their painful issues.
What are the 'special cases'?
One of the most valuable parts of the WHH technique is the 'special cases'. These are issues whose emotional and physical sensations are not directly due to trauma. In fact, once you know how to heal a special case, you can often use another therapy, such as EMDR or a meridian therapy for that case. These special cases are all caused by various problems that occur to different parts inside the cells of a person.
Can I use Whole-Hearted Healing on myself?
Yes. In fact, you can get instructions at our website and try it out (within the limitations stated in our disclaimer of liability form.)
Does the basic training teach me anything else than what I can read here?
Yes. We teach other techniques that we’ve developed to support the basic process. In addition, it can be invaluable to have practice in a supportive environment.
What are some examples of problems that WHH can heal?
Any emotional issue that you don’t feel a sense of calm, peace and lightness with can be healed. Thus, anxiety, fear, anger, relationship problems, are all candidates for healing. After the process, when you think of the issue, you will only feel a sense of peace and calm, even though the outer circumstances have not changed.
A number of physical issues also respond to basic WHH. Typically, we recommend using advanced WHH for these issues. In the interest of speed and simplicity, we also recommend trying EFT or TAT for most physical issues.
There is a great overlap in what WHH and other ‘power’ and ‘energy’ therapies can heal.
Is Whole-Hearted Healing derived from TFT or TAT?
No. In fact, WHH is not derived from TFT, TAT, TIR, NLP, EMDR or any other ‘energy’ or ‘power’ therapy. WHH does not use meridians, muscle testing, or other energy techniques either. Instead, we utilize a basic and unique insight on how the out-of-body experience occurs and how it is related to trauma. WHH is supported by other techniques we teach which work with understanding how the ego/personality is constructed and how to heal it.
Does Whole-Hearted Healing replace EFT or other power therapies?
No. We feel there is no substitute for EFT or TAT or other powerful therapies in the standard therapist tool kit. Of course, every therapy has an area that it is the treatment of choice and an area that it isn’t, which is true of WHH also.
Our method is especially useful in cases where other methods are having no success, the area of radical consciousness change, spiritual emergencies, and some medical conditions. I estimate that the typical therapist we’ve trained uses WHH about 20% to 30% of the time.
Why else might I be interested in learning Whole-Hearted Healing?
We know of no better technique for investigating spiritual, physical, and psychological issues in order to understand and heal them. And learning WHH is required at this time for our work in attaining permanent peak states of consciousness.
Are there any disadvantages in using this technique?
Yes. Although it can be taught in minutes, to be a fully competent therapist using it requires about a week of training. This is because an understanding of what can be found in the psyche and how to deal with it is required. It is also more physically and emotionally painful than EFT, for example, consequently we teach techniques to ease and speed this problem. Additionally, we like to recommend that the therapist continues to stay with the client until they have healed, which sometimes is a problem in the standard 50 minute session.
Do I have to learn yet another new model of the psyche?
Yes. However, students learn the model by personal experience, not academically, and we teach it only because it is necessary in understanding how to heal certain conditions. It’s not like learning all those other models in school, thank goodness.
Our model of the human psyche is radically different from anything else that we know of in the field. It unifies spiritual, psychological and biological data, and we have created a number of techniques based on this understanding. The model not only allows us to predict phenomena to our knowledge never before discovered, but also to invent new techniques from our understanding of the underlying mechanisms. Essentially, with this model, we now view psychology more as if it were engineering, rather than an art.
We hope that other technique developers will pick up on our work in the future so that other therapy techniques will become even more effective.
What is the difference between basic and advanced Whole-Hearted Healing?
Basic Whole-Hearted Healing is described on this website. It can be self taught, although we recommend taking a training class in it, as we teach other support techniques that we’ve developed during the training. Essentially, one can treat basic WHH like any of the other power therapies.
Advanced Whole-Hearted Healing allows a therapist to actually see and heal the client’s trauma directly, which is particularly valuable in helping clients that cannot follow directions, or in speeding the healing of clients in difficulty. It’s also particularly valuable for self healing, especially physical self healing. Advanced WHH involves a permanent change in consciousness that allows the therapist to recall their entire past at will, including womb experience, and to be able to merge with a client and to see into their past also. The advanced class is only recommended for individuals willing to change themselves in a relatively permanent way. We also teach other techniques at this level also that support the Whole-Hearted Healing process.
Is this ‘merging’ stuff real?
The merging phenomena is easily demonstrated with brain biofeedback equipment. When two people merge, their brain waves synchronize. In fact, you can use the equipment to learn to merge by watching the monitors and working to synchronize the waves. A company in San Francisco does training in this method, and it usually takes a day or two. We feel our technique is simpler and easier to learn.
Merging is what healers who do surrogate healing are attempting to do. Unfortunately, it’s rather hit or miss for them, a bit like wearing a blindfold as they try to help. Our advanced techniques allow you to see into the client’s past as clearly as into your own, and know if you’re being effective on any given trauma. The advanced training also teaches more advanced healing techniques.
Do I really need to take the Advanced WHH class?
The basic WHH is adequate for most therapists and non-professionals. Typically, only a small percentage of healers take the Advanced WHH class. Generally, these people are pushing the frontiers of their professional and personal life, in a way that is not yet recognized, acknowledged, or supported by our culture. They also want to be able to heal a variety of normally intractable conditions. If you are interested in working with the Institute, advanced WHH is a required class.
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1.0 December 6, 1999. First draft.