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Natural Awakenings South Jersey


Feb 27, 2021 04:04PM ● By Shae Marcus

by; Maryann Pino Miller

The mind is the builder.

~Edgar Cayce

What Happens at the Beginning

When we are born, we know whom we are.  We know what we are. On an unconscious level, we know we are divine, perfect, whole and complete. And we are about to embark on any incredible adventure.  As Teihard de Chardin puts it, ”We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Yet many of us can have difficulty in relating to the divine, perfect, whole and complete part as we go about living our lives. Many people put labels on themselves in place of the true ones. And we may wonder why we would do such a thing ... give up our truth for a pack of lies.


In a word, that is what happened to all of us unconsciously. Yes, we were not even aware it was happening—that is until recently. Brain studies have revealed that our brains through about age 7 fluctuate between delta and theta states—the receptive ones, suggestible and programmable. Our brains are in a receptive state to all the energy, feelings, thoughts, words, emotions and experiences that come our way through people and situations.

You may have heard that children are sponges, soaking everything up. This has taken on new meaning and explains a great deal.

The fears, doubts, insecurities, loneliness, undeserving and unworthiness, and feelings of not being seen, heard, valued, wanted and loved may have been what we were bathed in in those early years and more than likely continued as we grew up.

At around 12 years, our brain “wakes up” and shows sustained periods into beta, our “active or focused consciousness”.  It goes to its unconscious reservoir to make sense of things, and depending on what is in there, is how we will think of ourselves and life and thereby live the rest of our lives.

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.  ~Carl Jung

Our Thoughts Create

Buddha has stated, “Our life is shaped by our mind. We become what we think.” Our lives are the manifestation of our thoughts. If you would like to see some shifts in your life, the journey starts with your thoughts. This is easier said than done when those negative, limiting fearful thoughts have been around for so long. But changing our thoughts is doable—hypnosis can help. 


Through pictographs and other early writings, we can assume hypnosis was used before recorded history. Early documents revealed it was used with other healing modalities in the Sleep Temples located in Egypt and Greece. During World War I and II, hypnosis was used for the treatment of shell shock.


In 1958, the American Medical Association (AMA) approved the use of hypnosis and recommended it be included in the curricula of medical schools and post-graduate training centers. In 1961, the AMA approved the use of clinical hypnotherapy.


There are some misconceptions about hypnosis. It is not sleep and there is no loss of consciousness. The self is self-preserving. The conscious mind never disappears. It simply takes a temporary “back seat” and becomes the observer.

As a direct result of the efforts of hypnotherapists Gil Boyne and Dr. John Kappas, the occupation of hypnotherapist was defined and assigned an identification number (079.157.0110) in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles

“Hypnotherapist induces hypnotic state in client to increase motivation or alter behavior pattern through hypnosis. Consults with client to determine the nature of problem.  Prepares client to enter hypnotic state by explaining how hypnosis works and what client will experience. Tests subjects to determine degrees of physical and emotional suggestibility. Induces techniques of hypnosis based on interpretation of test results and analysis of client’s problem. May train client in self-hypnosis conditioning.”

 Sessions may vary slightly depending on the hypnotherapist. But the principles remain the same … determining what the client wants to change and what the client wants in its place.

 Reasons to Consider Hypnosis

 *Basically, any thought, belief, feeling can be addressed:  anxiety, stress, dependency, anger, sadness, fear, physical pain, emotional pain, feeling less than, undeserving, unworthy, unloved, unimportant, incapable, out of control or controlling, lack of good health, courage, strength, prosperity. 

*Hypnosis can help with addictions to physical substances, food, shopping, etc.

*We deserve to be reconnected to our truth … we are perfect, whole and complete … we were created that way and still are … no matter what we came to believe to the contrary.

“I became a HypnoCounselor because I noticed that some clients, even with the help of inner child work, affirmations and other therapies, were still struggling to some degree. Their traumas were being stored very deeply. I felt writing a hypnosis script that could be listened to over and over could be effective in resetting the unconscious,” shares Maryann Pino Miller, a HypnoCounselor at The Center, Life in Balance.

The Center, Life in Balance is located at 45 South Main Street in


For more information or to make an appointment, call 609-975-8379