I invite you to check out this tree! I took this photo today, it’s of the tree right outside my office window. I look at it every day and I admire it’s lush, fresh, new and unfurling green leaves. New life! Spring time to get blooming! It’s beautiful.
These trees outside my window are my visual aides to story-telling as I engage in what is known as Ericksonian Hypnosis. Part of the hypnosis work I do: I tell stories, use metaphors, imagery, indirect language to suggest direct change. I love nature imagery. As I work with hypnosis clients, I often talk about trees–this tree outside my window in particular. I emphasize how natural change is for trees, how easy it is to let go of that which is no longer needed, how easy to embrace fresh new healthy life, the long-haul surviver and thriver qualities of trees. They grow more beautiful and stronger every day. As I tell these stories to my clients in trance, I am also focusing energy on the trees outside my window, and lavishing them as well with this “grow healthy” patter.
Guess what!? It works! This tree is evidence of thriving! This tree is amazingly greener, more alive and blooming than any of the other trees (of the same kind) that surround my office building.
Here is precisely what those other trees look like. More like winter trees. Spring has not sprung inside this tree yet.
That’s right! Kind of gray, kind of barren. What do you think? Could the focused waves of positive and healing energy emanating from my office and directed at the nearest tree time and time again really be affecting it and causing it to grow and bloom more powerfully than the other nearby trees? It looks that way to me. 🙂 And it reminds me of a study I read, about the power of emotion to affect water and crystals. It’s called “The Hidden Messages in Water” by Masaru Emoto.
I KNOW that with my clients healing happens in my office daily, and new fresh possibilities are installed as I tell stories about and I focus positive energy on my trees. I just never suspected that the trees themselves would benefit.
What do you think? Why is “my” tree thriving more than any other at the Alderwood Building? Look at these pics, taken today, and decide for yourself! 🙂