18 Aug Activating your Inner Whisperer: Fireside Talk in Howick – Sat 21st Aug 21
Please join me for a “Fireside Chat” this Saturday the 21st of August, 18h00, at House @9 Drew Street, Howick.
“Drawn from the counselling technique of ‘Inner focussing’ and ‘Animal Whispering/
Communicating’, and guided by Homeopathic philosophy : Inner whispering is a process to
establish a dialogue with what ‘bothers us’ in our lives.
You will be introduced to the foundations of these building blocks, and I will create a guided
experience of ‘Inner Whispering’. The idea is to learn these techniques and apply them as
you need them.”
If you have any questions or to secure your spot for the talk, please contact me directly at 076 978 8539 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org – hope to see you there.
The Process of ‘Inner Whispering’ based on Webinar to the WISH group of SA homeopaths AND A Fireside Chat at The House @ 9 Drew Street, in Howick
By Dr. Ben Wulfsohn – August 2021
Most of these notes are aimed at aiding a practitioner to use the Inner Focussing / Inner Whispering as a part of case taking. In the case where you are activating your own Inner Whisperer just substitute the patient for yourself.
The Build up
Select a major life issue, situation or circumstance. Something that has impacted you greatly, and maybe still does. If there was a pivotal moment in that event /crisis, go back in memory and try to re-create it in as much detail as possible. For example, you may have become aware of the situation by telephone call or a specific meeting. Try to recall, where you were, what were your surroundings and any other details that come to mind. Were there other people there? What were they doing? What words were spoken? What was the tone of voice and if the person was present their facial expressions, body language and general energy? The more detail you add, the more powerful your visualisation will be to re-create the scenario.
Getting set up
• I ask the patient to relax and sit comfortably back in the chair
• To close their eyes and focus inwardly on the expression/symptom
• To put all their attention on the expression
• Now to observe it keenly – without trying to intervene or fix it up
• For the above I often add that I would like them to split themselves in two –
• One is the faithful observer – and the other is the person actually experiencing the symptoms – to keep them separate
• The observer just observes (without interference) what the other experiences
• I ask them to observe the experience of the issue/ symptom
• I say that experience could be thoughts, imaginations, visual images, feelings / emotions, pains or sensations in the body.
• With their eyes shut, I then sketch the scenario out to them – it may, for example, of having received bad news on a phone call
• I give them back their words re the incident, circumstance etc. (the intention is to recreate an ‘image’ of what was or maybe still is.
• I ask them if they feel similarity to when the incident/event etc. was experienced – most patients report that they do – it can sometimes be evident at seeing some changes in their energy too.
• I give them some time for the process to percolate
• I ask them to keep observing, and when they are ready and to narrate the experience
• And while narrating to keep observing – with their eyes shut – in other words to stay in the ’deep’ other world as much as possible.
• The experience can take many forms – more in thoughts or concepts or more in the body
• We just need to go with it – what and where ever it is – and ask for more about it
Does the experience locate in the body?
• In general focusing seems to proceed better when the experience is felt into the body
• In the case, when they narrate the experience as primarily felt in body
• E.g. The chest, I ask them to put one hand on the part where the pain, tension, sensation is mainly felt
• And then to focus intently on that ‘sensation’ without trying to stop it, heal it, suppress it etc. – to be with it
• To put all there observation power on the ‘area’, to look at with their inner eye
• To then report on it – in terms of this intense observation.
• I give them some time to describe the ’area’ in as much detail as possible
• Having described the experience, (perhaps the energy, the colour etc.)
The Active ‘whispering’ process
• It is now when I start the more explicit or ACTIVE ’whispering’ process
• I ask them to kind of switch the observation phase into a more ‘listening’ phase – an intense listening to the affected part
• I suggest that the pain/sensation in their body is a part of them – that has been trying to express itself but is not commonly heard
• I suggest that thoughts that come in their mind NOW are actually the expression or story from the affected part
• I ask them to keep listening intently to the part’s story and to relate it to me
• At this stage if they relate what seems to be ‘story’ of their affected part then I just continue to let them talk and prompt them to talk further and deeper.
• If they are not relating much, I ask them to questions inwards (silently) to the affected part: What is your story?
• Often this can break the log jam – although the answers may be still be scanty.
• I then conclude the ‘whispering process’ by asking them to ask explicitly inwards to the affected part: What do you need? What do you want? What can I do for you?
• Now it depends much on the patient’s responses, many patients may say the area, needs nurturing, care, love –
• In that case I ask if and how they provide such to the affected part
• And to even do something now (internally) if it is appropriate
• And in other cases patients talk about how the ‘symptom’ or discomfort must just stop now
• I realise that this is the Ego talking / commanding and that they are not really listening to the affected part
• I re-encourage them to realise the affected part has different needs to the Ego, and that it needs it’s own special place, autonomy and freedom of expression AND that it is has it’s own peculiar needs
• Often this is sufficient to establish the deeper contact needed