Alchemy has traditionally been associated with the transmutation of base metals into gold. The ancient alchemists made clear in their writings that the substance of their transmutation was the human soul. Their goal was the transmutation of the base metals of human emotions and instincts within the subconscious mind into the gold of self-realization. According to Carl Jung, the first modern alchemist, the vehicles of this transformative process were the archetypes, the Inner Guides. These powerful and autonomous beings live within the subconsciousness mind and can guide us effectively to health, happiness, relationships, prosperity, and most importantly, the fulfillment of our spiritual purpose. These Guides can be accessed through the hypnotic state. Alchemical Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic process designed to assist the clients in working with their Inner Guides to change their lives. Alchemical Hypnotherapy synthesizes techniques from many modern schools of transpersonal hypnotherapy and psychology. It includes gestalt, regression therapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), psychosynthesis and shamanism with the ancient science of Alchemy as translated and channeled to the modern world by Dr. Carl Jung. Specifically, Alchemical Hypnotherapy, as developed by David Quigley, includes all of the following processes:
Rescue of the inner child from the trauma, neglect, and emotional pain of the past.
Providing the inner child with new loving experiences of a nurturing childhood. We create a loving inner world in which someone is always there to hear and respond to your needs.
Contacting, testing, and working with the Inner Guides (archetypes)
Exploring past-life memories within the collective unconscious to access creative abilities, resolve trauma, change karma, and alter contracts with significant others.
Integrating of sub-personalities (different voices within ourselves) to resolve conflicting desires and goals. This leads to the unification of the will and the achievement of dreams.
Hypnosis is the primary method used to contact the subconscious mind for healing. The subconscious mind is the part of us that stores the memory of all of our experiences.