MysticMag has the pleasure of chatting with Lauren Archer, a dedicated coach and hypnotherapist who firmly believes in the interconnectedness of all paths. With a profound understanding that we are all connected and that honoring and respecting all life on Earth is crucial, Lauren is committed to fostering personal and planetary well-being beyond our wildest imagination. Through her private practice, she works with individuals, guiding them on their transformative journeys. She also leads workshops and small groups, creating spaces for growth and exploration.
Can you tell us more about the mind sciences and alternative health practices that you have studied, and how they have influenced your work today as a hypnotherapist?
I started my journey back in my teenage years when I came across a book by Dr. Wayne Dyer called “Your Erroneous Zones.” It was a groundbreaking read that inspired me immensely, offering a unique perspective that differed from the conventional way of thinking in my upbringing and culture.
This led me to delve deeper into subjects like philosophy, psychology, and ultimately metaphysics, spirituality, and the law of attraction. As my interests evolved, I explored various modalities such as hypnotherapy, Reiki, and other energy healing practices, as well as cognitive behavioral coaching and heart-based healing.
All of these disciplines have significantly influenced my work today, and I integrate each of them in a tailored manner depending on the needs and preferences of each individual client.
How do you help individuals who are struggling to find their sense of purpose and meaning in life?
One of the tools I frequently utilize is HeartMath, a powerful method that invites individuals to tap into their own heart space, connect with their soul, and clarify their values. Through this practice, we can experience a deep sense of presence within our bodies. Often, we find that as human beings, particularly in Western culture, we tend to live primarily in our heads, guided solely by our intellect.
However, our bodies hold immense wisdom. When our heart, soul, and sense of purpose are disconnected, we can feel lost, leading us to engage in unproductive habits such as smoking, drinking, gambling, or excessive shopping. When clients come to me seeking to overcome these patterns, we begin by reconnecting them with their heart and higher purpose. It is truly remarkable to witness the clarity and sense of purpose that emerges when individuals tune into their body and listen to their heart’s guidance.
Can you walk us through a typical session with a client, and how you incorporate hypnotherapy into your work?
I’d love to share with you a model I use with my clients to help them understand my work. I call it the architecture model. Just as we have a physical architectural structure consisting of our body, skeletal structure, organs, and tissues, influenced by genetics, diet, exercise, and environment, we also have an invisible architectural structure. This includes our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, values, pre-verbal impressions from childhood, assumptions about ourselves and the world, and conclusions drawn from life experiences. All these elements form an energetic architectural structure through which we experience the world. When clients come to me, they often intellectually know they want to show up differently in the world, whether it’s gaining confidence, changing habits, or releasing fears.
However, they sense that there are blocks in their invisible architectural structure holding them back. My role is to help them identify and clear those blocks, creating doorways where there were walls and opening up space for new possibilities.
Additionally, I assist them in creating an internal architecture that aligns with their desired way of being. This involves using coaching and hypnotherapy, providing tools for lasting change. Together, we rearrange and reorganize their internal architecture, allowing them to show up with confidence, alignment, and ease in the world.
How do you integrate Indigenous wisdom traditions and spirituality into your approach to hypnotherapy and personal development?
Throughout my life, I’ve been fortunate to study ancient wisdom traditions, modern neuroscience, and quantum physics. I’ve had the privilege of learning from Lakota medicine men, Celtic indigenous leaders, and exploring various gnostic traditions. While these traditions may seem different on the surface, they all point to universal truths. When working with my clients, I focus on these universal truths and hold a vision of their divine essence, honoring their freedom to make choices on their life’s path.
I also recognize that deep change happens in the present moment, and by shifting our consciousness, we can transform our relationship with the past, impacting how we show up in the present and future. This quantum shift has a ripple effect that transcends time and space. My ultimate goal is to guide my clients in reconnecting with their core essence, tapping into their higher intelligence, and aligning with their highest values.
How do you see the field of positive psychology evolving in the future, and how do you plan to continue to incorporate new research and developments into your work?
It’s truly remarkable to witness the unfolding of positive psychology. When I was in college, the field didn’t even exist. I initially pursued psychology as my major but ended up switching to communications, which has become an integral part of my work. However, I find great inspiration in the field of appreciative inquiry and have had the privilege of working with Dr. Diana Whitney, one of its pioneers.
I am also fascinated by the advancements in mindfulness and trauma work, particularly in addressing intergenerational trauma and supporting trauma recovery. The work of Dr. Gabor Maté has been influential in this regard. Additionally, I deeply appreciate the power of energy work, vibrational medicine, and sound in promoting well-being. These approaches are gaining solid evidence-based support and wider acceptance, which makes it easier for me to incorporate them into my work and explain them to my clients. It’s truly wonderful to see these practices becoming more common, accepted, and popular.
If you would like to find out more about Lauren Archer, visit https://www.laurenarcher.live/