Stream of Consciousness Blog

Boundaries: A Case Study

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

When people come into my office with relationship problems, they do not always realize they’re dealing with boundary issues. Many people think if they’re being treated badly in relationship, they must be doing something wrong. This is generally due to a lack of understanding about boundaries, and this lack of understanding usually stems from a place of unworthiness. The person being mistreated believes they’re flawed in some way, and makes compromises to stay in relationships where they are suffering. Boundary issues almost always arise when a person doesn’t feel lovable, and consequently, they’re willing to do almost anything to get another person’s approval. Because they don’t love themselves, they are dependent on others to be sources of love and validation.

On the Air: Soulspace Podcast #16: Depth Hypnosis with Isa Gucciardi

Relying on our human will can only take us so far. There comes a time in our life when we have to surrender the mind and allow the soul’s path to unfold naturally. On this episode, we explore the unseen powers of nature with Isa Gucciardi. Isa has spent over 30 years studying spiritual, therapeutic, and meditative techniques from around the world. She has worked with master teachers of Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Sufism, as well as expert Shamanic practitioners from the indigenous traditions of Hawaii, North and South America, Siberia, and Nepal. Isa is the creator of Depth Hypnosis, a therapeutic modality that integrates elements of Shamanic journeying and Buddhist meditation. She guides us through a live Depth Hypnosis journey during the interview *please don’t follow this part while driving, for obvious reasons*. She is the co-founder of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, a school for consciousness studies in California. They offer courses like Depth Hypnosis, Applied Shamanism, Buddhist Psychology, and Integrated Energy Medicine. Isa is the author of two books, Return to the Great Mother and Coming to Peace.

Isa Gucciardi on Depth Hypnosis

In this in-depth interview, Laura Chandler talks to Isa Gucciardi about the highly effective therapeutic model Isa developed called Depth Hypnosis. Influenced in part by aspects of Buddhism and shamanism, Depth Hypnosis uses altered states such as meditation, hypnosis, and the shamanic journey to access ordinarily hard to reach aspects of the self in order to gain insight and effect change. Isa explains the relevance of the higher self, universal consciousness, somatic experience, energy medicine, and spontaneous regression to the healing process.

Buddhist Meditation in Depth Hypnosis

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

Depth Hypnosis is a therapeutic process that blends elements of Shamanism, Buddhism, transpersonal psychology, hypnotherapy, and energy medicine. Buddhism is one of the main engines of Depth Hypnosis, and meditation is one of many tools we use to help clients alter their state of consciousness. Meditation enables clients to shift their focus from their “thinking minds” to their inner experience.

Podcast: Episode 51: Pema Dorjee

Description: In this episode, guest host Isa Gucciardi, interviews the venerable Tibetan Buddhist monk and teacher, Geshe Pema Dorjee. Geshe Pema Dorjee is a tireless advocate of the poor and disenfranchised in Nepal and India, especially children. He has dedicated his life to helping stop human trafficking and travels the world to raise funds for his many altruistic projects and often brings those funds to remote villages, which sometimes requires days of walking to the final destination.

Geshe Pema Dorje was the Director of the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Dharamsala for many years and has helped thousands of displaced children gain an education and find their way. In 1995, he became the first Principal of the College for Higher Tibetan Studies and in 2001, His Holiness the Dalai Lama asked him to revive and promote the Bodong tradition of Tibet, and he became the founder and Director of the Bodong Research and Publication Center.

Depth Hypnosis: Inspirations and Influences

In this talk with Laura Chandler, Isa Gucciardi discusses the inspirations and influences that helped her create her groundbreaking therapeutic model, Depth Hypnosis. This interview takes place at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA.

Manifesting Vs. Magical Thinking

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

Question: I believe in manifesting, but sometimes I worry that my thinking is “magical.” What’s the difference between manifesting what you want in life and magical thinking?

Isa: Manifestation is the process of moving into the unknown. To manifest properly, you have to be clear about what you want to manifest and why. Having a clear intention focuses your awareness, creating more possibilities for manifesting what you want.

Susun Weed

Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Isa Gucciardi.

Topics Discussed In This Episode

• Low blood cell count – low compared to whom?
• Red meat
• Difficulties losing weight
• If by virtue of us wanting something, is it adding to my health?
• Addiction to Diet Coke – how to wean yourself off using natural sweeteners
• Life is not about order, it is about chaos
• Reinventing Eve
• When your heart is grieving it is in the process of expanding
• Releasing tension in the body causing digestive upset
• Realization process to fully inhabit the body
• Subtle and nourishing practices

Depth Hypnosis: Powerful Healing for Common Issues

In this conversation with Laura Chandler, Isa Gucciardi describes many of the common issues people seek help with, including relationships, autoimmune issues, phobias, anxiety, and spiritual crisis. Isa also talks about a common phenomenon known as the “Inner critic” and how her book, Coming to Peace, offers insight on the inner critic and how to heal it. This interview takes place at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA.

Depth Hypnosis: Past Life Regression for the Non-Believer

Isa Gucciardi and Laura Chandler discuss past life regressions and how they are addressed in Depth Hypnosis, the therapeutic model Isa developed. Isa explains how past life memories hold important energetic patterns that can help people heal current life issues. She also points out that it is not necessary to believe in past lives in order to benefit from a past life regression and the information that arises from them. This interview takes place at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA.

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