Ahhhh…the bliss of that first meeting of the ones we choose to be with! Whether it’s a loving partnership, a friendship, or even a reunion with family members we used to know so well, things don’t always remain in that blissful state as relationships go through their cycles.


One of the biggest obstacles to relationship harmony can be the differences that make each person involved unique and spectacular. This might have to do with characteristics present at birth, such as culture, religion, or race, or something acquired over time, such as political affiliation, subscription to a certain view of the world, or even something as seemingly unimportant as musical tastes.


How can we understand and appreciate our differences while combining our energy with another in a healthy relationship? At times, one person will defer to the other, or at least pretend to be changing, to increase the likelihood of blending in, or keeping the peace. In other instances, people will spend a lot of time apart in efforts to express their different beliefs and behaviors outside of the relationship.

Healthy Relationships Require Tolerance and Understanding

When we have big differences with people we love, it can be tempting to attempt to make them see things the way that we do. Certainly, in today’s world, there are more than a few examples you might think of. From attitudes around political leanings to feelings about vaccines and mask-wearing, there are more issues than ever that can keep people from being fully loving and supportive with one another.


It goes without saying that the other aspects mentioned, such as culture, religion, race, and family traditions can create rifts between people. So often, though, the things that people seem to be disagreeing about are not the real issue. Human beings are exceptionally complex, and they are not always communicating in the wisest way possible. We can wind up arguing with someone we care deeply about because we have unresolved issues that make us want to be “right,” and make the other person “wrong.”


To get along with those we love, we must develop tolerance and understanding, but it isn’t all that easy. When unresolved issues and attitudes leak through and contaminate our conversations, our relationships suffer. How can this be avoided?

Hypnotherapy Reveals the Wounded Children Within

Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy™offers ways to allow people to go back to the source of their misunderstandings. For example, a person may be frustrated with a spouse’s cultural differences because deep inside, they might feel left out when the spouse participates in activities or spends time with family members in ways that the person doesn’t understand or relate to.


That feeling of being left out might be fueled by earlier experiences of not belonging, or being excluded because of some difference of attitude, skin color, or language. There are many reasons why someone may have indeed been left out at an early age, but if the fear, anger, sadness, and hurt have not been resolved, they will be expressed through reactions to present situations that are out of proportion to their actual importance.


In Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy™, clients are offered opportunities to examine old feelings, understand what they made the experience mean about them, and how they chose to behave as a result. Usually, these insights are enough to show the client how they can choose to believe differently about themselves, and behave in new ways that promote harmony, understanding, and the kind of love we all seek in our relationships.


There are some cases where the dual induction is appropriate. In this kind of session, two people who are in relationship are encouraged to identify their feelings around a dispute they are currently experiencing. Then, they are regressed to earlier times in life, where the younger version of each person can recount a painful experience that is at the source of a potential overreaction to their relationship partner’s words or deeds.


The two “children” speak to one another, expressing what they need from one another. This helps each person to gain a better understanding and consideration of what their dear one might need. It also unmasks the vulnerable soul that lives beneath the constructs of the ego. Suddenly, the political warrior or religious zealot tempers their desire to change the other person, and comes to a truce that allows each person to respect and appreciate the uniqueness and beauty within each individual. As they seek to console the little children in one another, they remember why they chose to be together in the first place.

Learn Hypnotherapy and Improve Relationships for Your Clients—and You

There’s certainly a skill set that’s needed to conduct hypnotherapy sessions, but you might be surprised to find out that it doesn’t take long to learn how to develop. With the Wellness Institute’s Six Day Training and Certification Program, you can learn hypnotherapy in less than a week.


You’ll learn the basics of hypnosis, how it is distinguished from hypnotherapy, and how hypnotherapy is used to treat client issues. From codependency, addiction, and sexual abuse to eating disorders, mind-body issues, and relationship resolution, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy™ offers ways to ease your clients’ pain and suffering deeply and completely.


What’s more, you can expand your skills and deepen your own healing with our family of programs. The Advanced Internship, Personal Transformation Intensive Leadership training, and Mentorship Program all build on the foundation you establish in your Six-Day experience. You will be welcomed into a global community of thousands of Wellness practitioners who will support you and share their experiences. All classes are conducted online, and combine didactic material with experiential learning.


Whether you’re looking for a way to learn hypnotherapy, or if you’re a Six Day graduate who’s looking for more, contact Des to enroll in the program that’s right for you. Don’t delay - 2022 classes are filling up fast!