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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.

Listening to Grief

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

Grief is an uncompromising teacher, but it can take you to depths within yourself and teach you things nothing else can. It is only when we sit down with grief and receive what it has to offer us that healing can begin.

One of the greatest teachings grief has to show us is that the world is not what we thought. This is important because we all have misconceptions about the nature of reality and about our agency in the world. It is common to become deluded about what is real and what is not real. Often people think they can avoid or control pain in an effort to generate a reality where it does not exist. In this way, delusion is the basis for suffering. It takes strong medicine to break through delusion, and grief offers this medicine by providing the opportunity to unravel our misconceptions about the nature of reality.

Podcast: Episode 50: Christina Rasmussen

On this episode, Laura speaks with Christina Rasmussen, acclaimed grief educator, and the author of Second Firsts and Where Did You Go? She is the founder of The Life Reentry Institute and has helped countless people break out of what she has coined the “waiting room” of grief to rebuild their lives through her Life Reentry Model. She describes grief as a catalyst for redefining identity and introduces a new model of grief based on the science of neuroplasticity. Her institute’s mission is to bring forth a new way of speaking about and embracing loss within the medical, corporate, and social environments. Her work has been featured on ABC News, Washington Post, Maria Shriver, and the White House Blog.

Hypnosis As a Tool for Navigating the Self

Isa Gucciardi and Laura Chandler discuss the highly effective therapeutic model Isa developed called Depth Hypnosis. Dr. Gucciardi explains how Depth Hypnosis uses altered states — such as meditation, hypnosis, and the shamanic journey — to access aspects of the self that are not known in our conscious awareness to generate healing and create movement in the places in our lives where we are stuck. She also explains regression therapy and how it works in Depth Hypnosis. This interview takes place at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA.

Strawberry Creek

Springs, and the streams that flow from them, have always had a special place in the hearts of traditional peoples. The Castalian Spring at Delphi, a temple in Greece renowned throughout the ancient world for its oracle, was considered to be the heart of the temple complex. The spring was believed to have mysterious and healing qualities, and those who wished to consult the oracle were obliged to purify themselves by washing there. In France, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has historically been a place of pilgrimage for those seeking healing, and the nearby spring emerging from the Massabielle cavern is believed to be the source of that healing power. The Gihon Spring in Jerusalem is another powerful source of water, revered since time immemorial, and likely one of the reasons many places of worship from different religious traditions were established nearby.

The Process of Creating

In our bustling society, with advertisements bombarding us from every angle and art being sold to us by astute marketers who study our inclinations right down to what we search online, it’s hard to imagine a time in our consciousness when art was not a specialized field done by specialized people. Sure, you may dabble, but when did you start thinking you weren’t good at something, or worse, you were not “good enough?” Perhaps the more pressing question is when did artistry become something that you admired in other people such that it caused you to doubt your own abilities? If you can remember that time, then you are remembering a very important moment in your history when you turned away from yourself and inadvertently obscured your relationship to that larger essence of interconnectivity, cutting yourself off from something precious and regenerative.

Accessing the Higher Self

In this conversation with Laura Chandler, Isa Gucciardi discusses the importance of connecting to the higher self in order to heal past wounds and effect change in one’s life, and how Depth Hypnosis helps facilitate that. Isa explains the concept of “spiritual emergency” and what inspired her to create this innovative and highly effective therapeutic model. This interview takes place at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA.

Engaged Listening on the Path to Coming to Peace

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

There truly is a wellspring of peace within each of us. To reach it, we must look in the most surprising place: right in the heart of conflict. When we examine our conflicts with others, a light shines on all the places where we have moved away from this wellspring. Conflict— and the path we must embark on to resolve it— serves as a beacon guiding us back to our inner peacefulness. To get there, we must first learn to recognize the kind of “light” or awareness that our conflicts with others are offering us.

A Unique Counseling Model

Isa Gucciardi and Laura Chandler discuss the highly effective therapeutic model Isa developed called Depth Hypnosis. Dr. Gucciardi explains how it allows participants to move into deeper levels of self-inquiry and transformation. Informed in part by shamanism and Buddhism, it offers innovative processes to help people shift deeply held patterns so that they can lead happier and healthier lives. This interview takes place at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA.

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