In the realm of holistic health and alternative healing practices, soul retrieval therapy stands out as a profound method for addressing deep-seated emotional and spiritual wounds. Founded on principles and practices in shamanic traditions, soul retrieval seeks to recover fragments of the soul that have been lost, given away, or diminished.

About 20 years ago, I integrated this protocol with techniques of hypnotherapy, leveraging its powerful capacity to access the subconscious mind and facilitate the healing process. In this blog post, we’ll explore the foundations of soul retrieval as a therapeutic tool and explain how hypnotherapy can enhance its efficacy.

Understanding Soul Retrieval Therapy:

There is an understanding in soul retrieval therapy that parts of our soul can become fragmented or lost due to traumatic or intimidating experiences. You may have had such an experience.

  • You gave away your power or were disempowered by someone in authority.
  • You were humiliated and let go of a talent or your creativity.
  • You were wrongfully executed in a past life and have hidden your true purpose ever since.
  • You gave away your energy to someone, or they took it from you.
  • You engaged in addictive behaviors and habits.

As you see, these experiences might include physical or emotional abuse, power struggles, significant loss or abandonment, or other event that overwhelm or frighten us. When part of the soul fragments, you may experience feelings of something missing from your life, depression or general malaise, anxiety, or a weakened energy field.

Shamanic traditions, particularly those from indigenous cultures, have long recognized this phenomenon. Shamans are the medicine people in indigenous cultures who perform rites, rituals, and healing. They facilitate soul retrieval ceremonies to locate and reintegrate these lost soul fragments by functioning as intermediaries between the physical and spiritual realms.

During the soul retrieval ritual, the shaman typically lays close to the client and goes into a trance state. They travel mentally, astrally, and spiritually to locate the fragmented piece, bring it back to the client in their current state, and reintegrate it into their energetic field.

The goal is to restore wholeness and harmony to the client to restore overall well-being.

I experienced this practice with a Native American shaman about 30 years ago. My response was that lying spooned with a half-dressed stranger was uncomfortable. I also did not know what he was experiencing, what fragment he found, or where it had been. In the end, he said that it was complete. That’s all I know.

The Modern Twist – Hypnotherapy:

A few years later, when I received my certification as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I began to notice that many of my clients were suffering from soul fragmentation. I realized I could help them in my office setting, using the techniques I already had at my disposal.

The beauty of it was that I could guide my client to find the fragment. They can be aware of the location and the circumstances of the loss of that soul fragment or energy. By understanding how it had been lost or diminished, we could do the work required to make them stronger so it wouldn’t happen in the future.

Using hypnotherapy, I could guide my clients into a focused and relaxed state, activate communication between their conscious and unconscious minds, and support them as they travel through memories of this or other lifetimes as needed. Once the fragment is located, we can work on desensitizing any trauma or support any corrections required to allow them to reintegrate the soul fragment and maintain their integrity into the future.

I was so excited to find that this valuable therapeutic protocol could be performed in the safety and comfort of my office without drums, rattles, or smudging and that my client could be fully aware of their experience.

The Benefits of Combining Hypnotherapy with Soul Retrieval

While the shamanic method of achieving soul retrieval can be effective and powerful, the use of hypnotherapy to achieve these results offers a practical option for those clients who don’t know how to find a shamanic practitioner or would be uncomfortable in the shamanic-style approach. The combination of these two modalities promotes profound healing and empowerment, including:

  1. Deep Healing of Trauma: By accessing and releasing deep-seated emotions, individuals can experience significant relief from the symptoms of trauma, such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
  2. Enhanced Self-Awareness: Hypnotherapy’s introspective nature fosters a greater understanding of oneself, helping individuals uncover hidden aspects of their psyche and gain insights into their behaviors and patterns.
  3. Improved Emotional Regulation: Reintegrating lost soul fragments can lead to a more balanced emotional state, allowing individuals to manage stress better and navigate life’s challenges with resilience.
  4. Spiritual Growth: Soul retrieval with hypnotherapy can facilitate a deeper connection to one’s spiritual self, promoting a sense of purpose, inner peace, and alignment with one’s true path.
  5. Holistic Well-Being: By addressing the spiritual, emotional, and psychological aspects of trauma, this combined approach supports holistic well-being, fostering harmony and balance in all areas of life.

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Real-Life Applications and Success Stories:

Numerous individuals have reported transformative experiences through soul retrieval therapy with hypnotherapy.

For instance, a client who had struggled with feelings of unworthiness and chronic anxiety discovered through a session that a part of her soul had fragmented during a traumatic childhood event. By retrieving and reintegrating this soul fragment, she was able to release her deep-seated fears and develop a newfound sense of self-worth and confidence.

Jodie lamented that she always gave away her power to their brother. In our session, she went to a past life where he was an authority figure who had stripped her of her autonomy. She said the trauma of that experience set up a pattern in her subconscious mind that made her automatically give him her power and energy. When asked where it was presently, Jodie said it was in her brother’s jacket pocket. She took it back and put it into her heart. She said she felt liberated and empowered.

I facilitated a series of sessions with Jane. In her final session, she said she wanted to work on regaining her independence. As she explored her memories, she identified the moment she walked out of her room in her wedding dress. She was heading to the altar, and an energetic piece of her was set on a table in her room.

She knew she was giving up her independence. She knew exactly where it was but didn’t want to reintegrate it yet. She told me if she took that piece back, she would immediately ask her husband for a divorce. She wanted to get her affairs in order first. She knew where to find her independence and could get it when ready.

Another benefit of using hypnotherapy for soul retrieval is that a client can make decisions about when and where to reintegrate the lost soul fragment into their energetic field. 


Closing Words:

Soul retrieval therapy, enhanced with hypnotherapy, offers a potent method for healing deep emotional and spiritual wounds. By accessing the subconscious mind, individuals can uncover and reintegrate lost soul fragments, leading to profound transformations in their well-being.

Adding hypnotherapy to the process allows clients to identify the root causes of the fragmentation, learn from the experience, and gain greater self-awareness and spiritual growth.

As more people seek out alternative healing practices, the integration of hypnotherapy with soul retrieval therapy is likely to gain further recognition and acceptance. This combined approach holds immense promise for those seeking to reclaim their sense of wholeness and live more fulfilling lives.


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