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Are we aware of ourselves?

The human mind is an ocean of thoughts, emotions, and memories. But how much of this ocean have we explored? Diving into the human mind is an adventure in itself, one that’s challenging. But dive, we must, if we’re to understand our true selves.

Not all of us are sensitive to our own thoughts and emotions. The mind is so deep and dark, that we shudder to even shed some light on it. Perhaps, we’re afraid of what we might find there. Maybe the intensity of our own thoughts, emotions, and memories scares us. But all this fear does is hold us back from understanding our true selves. It obscures memories in our conscious mind—memories of experiences that may well hold the key to our problems.

But if we can take a leap of faith and be willing to explore the mind, we might just find solutions to our recurring problems. And this is exactly what Husna Kausar nudges one to do. A counselling psychologist by profession, Kausar uses clinical hypnotherapy to help people go inwards and explore themselves. She’s also an intuitive life coach, who advocates not just a holistic approach to life and wellbeing, but also the need for understanding one’s true self. In an exclusive conversation with Soulveda, Kausar tells us what makes hypnotherapy an effective tool in understanding one’s subconscious mind and the role it plays in making us who we are within.

You’re an intuitive life coach. Could you tell us what this entails?

I use my intuitive sense to coach and guide people on the various aspects of their life. Unlike typical life coaching that’s generalised for situations or aspects of life, I create one more level of personalisation by knowing their energy and then guide them back to their life-path.

What inspired you to explore and include hypnosis as one of the tools you use to heal and guide people?

I understood very early in life that mind holds the key to our lives. That is when I also realised that I feel fulfilled in empowering and healing people around me. As a result, I started connecting both and felt that hypnotherapy is the best tool to empower and heal people by guiding them. Hypnotherapy is based on how we function in our daily lives; so, when I started using it, the positive results shot up immediately.

Hypnotherapy is a complementary and alternative medicine which can help an individual solve a variety of issues such as bad habits, stress, phobia, allergy, trauma and so on.


What is hypnotherapy? In what kinds of cases can hypnotherapy be used?

Hypnotherapy is a complementary and alternative medicine which can help an individual solve a variety of issues such as bad habits, stress, phobia, allergy, trauma and so on. Hypnotherapy actually makes a person so aware about their self that they can dip into past events and pick up instances that the person surely wouldn’t have with the conscious mind. Once the event is identified, the person is made to relive the moment with a positive tone and thus ensure he releases the unwanted event. So, essentially, hypnotherapy is reveal-relive-release!

How can hypnotherapy help a person better their life?

We all have bad experiences and trauma embedded in our brain. Hypnotherapy can not only flush out these unwanted experiences but also to replace them with what we want to fill it up with—it’s what we call ‘re-imprinting the brain’.

What exactly happens to the person under hypnosis?

It is a myth that a person under hypnosis ceases to have any control of his mind. The fact is just the opposite: the person gains such awareness of their self that they can pinpoint instances in life with precision. After helping the person identify a relevant instance pertaining to the problem at hand, the therapist makes them relive that moment with a lot of positivity and try to re-imprint the past to release the trauma and bad experience. Then we pre-imprint the future for such situations, which helps the person shield their self.

The root of all our sufferings is running away from our own being! Many try to escape from the intensity of their own emotions and thoughts, until it all piles up and they have no option but to sort through the mess at long last.


You use hypnotherapy to counsel individuals to meet with their inner selves. Could you share a special case wherein a person was healed of their problem by going within?

I had a patient who strongly believed that his father, a doctor, had wrecked his body. He maintained that his father had made him pop a lot of allopathic medicines throughout his childhood, even for minor reasons. He used to feel that his body and mind had gotten affected due to this huge chemical intake and that he wouldn’t recover from it in this lifetime.

I made him go through a Neuro-linguistic Programming-based hypnotherapy session where I focussed on changing this deep-rooted belief. Today, this man is completely transformed. He has finally become a dad, after eight years of marriage, and is now pursuing a dream career after years of struggle.

How important is it for an individual to understand their inner self? Why is self-awareness important?

The root of all our sufferings is running away from our own being! Many try to escape from the intensity of their own emotions and thoughts, until it all piles up and they have no option but to sort through the mess at long last. Let me tell you one thing: by knowing oneself, one can sort out the whole world! This is what has been told by many attained souls in all ages. We look at the world through the same prism that we use to look at ourselves. So, self-awareness is the most important responsibility we have towards ourselves. Hypnotherapy can help us there.

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    Husna Kausar is an intuitive life coach, certified clinical hypnotherapist, and counselling psychologist. She is the founder-director of Bengaluru-based organisation Mindful Healing. She provides holistic wellbeing programmes and solutions for reprogramming of the mind. Kausar also presents workshops on self-empowerment to corporates, NGOs, and educational institutions.

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