Lorna, a certified Hypnotherapist and Past Life Regression therapist based in London, UK, is also a dedicated practitioner of the Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique℠ (QHHT℠) developed by Dolores Cannon. Having experienced a gentle yet transformative session with Dolores herself, Lorna now guides others through profound healing journeys, unlocking the depths of their unique soul histories and family patterns.
In the realm of quantum healing, Lorna attests to its unquestionable effectiveness for heightened self-awareness and rapid healing. By facilitating communication across different levels of the mind, this approach seamlessly integrates mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual capacities, unveiling a profound inner wisdom. Engaging in a session with this remarkable technique becomes a fascinating exploration into one’s hidden universe.
Read more about her in the latest interview with MysticMag.
Can you share your journey and experiences in becoming an Advanced Hypnotherapist, Shamanic Practitioner, Author, and Mentor? What motivated you to pursue these diverse paths?
I’ve always been interested in past lives as I was curious about myself and why I was drawn to some things or places and not others. In 1997 I qualified as a Past Life Regressionist and realized that I needed to learn about hypnotherapy with a deeper understanding of hypnosis beyond the technique of past life regressions. That began my hypnotherapy and advanced hypnotherapy courses.
Prior to that, a friend had invited me to accompany her to a shamanic journeying workshop and it turned out that I was one of the naturals in the class. I journeyed easily and the information that I accessed was accurate and meaningful to others in the class. There began a natural pursuit to explore more about shamanism and why it came naturally to me. As a side note during past life regression sessions, I’ve had more than one client tell me that I’m the shaman that showed up in their session. In one case a gypsy encampment had some problems and was waiting for the shaman, and when he showed up my client said ‘Oh, it’s you’. I’ve accessed other stories with strangers who tell me that I’m there in their past life scenarios. One person was accessing a lifetime as a Buddhist monk acolyte. She described sitting in meditation with others with her teacher at the front of the group, in a big hall-type setting. While she was describing this I felt laughter bubbles rising up in me and I wanted to burst out laughing and I didn’t know why. I had to restrain myself as it would have been inappropriate at that time to laugh heartily. Then she said ‘Oh, my teacher is you’. Then in that moment, I realized why I unconsciously wanted to laugh as we were experiencing in real time a ‘past life’ scene and an unconscious part of me was responding energetically. I’ve had many such things occurring in real-time which has led me to have clients interact or dialogue with ‘past life aspects’ of their soul in real-time. It is particularly meaningful when the past life character is facing a tragic and painful death.
I’m completely fascinated with human consciousness and have always been that way beginning as a middle child studying my family and the adults around me. I was an avid reader and thrived on any information that encouraged me to think, process, and discover more. It’s a never-ending quest. I enjoy the challenge of self-discovery and helping others discover personal empowerment with their understanding through connecting the dots in their lives. After all, things don’t happen for a reason as is popularly thought, but they happen because they are connected to other things.
I see myself as a tour guide helping others explore their inner world, with that in mind using the shamanic understanding of the interactive connectedness of creation, and how to move through the labyrinth of our inner landscape naturally allows for guiding clients to achieve their soul retrieval.
How do you integrate hypnotherapy and shamanic practices in your work? Could you provide an example of a case where both modalities played a significant role in helping a client?
Our subconscious knows and registers in our body/energy fields every symptom or reaction to our life experiences which can cause ‘triggers’ in later life. When traumatic early life issues show up in the session it is an opportunity to reconnect the client to the timeline prior to the ‘event’ using a shamanic approach. The interesting thing is that when these ‘soul parts’ are restored they bring forward a lot of previously suppressed intelligence, creativity, and inner joy. A shamanic practitioner may journey for another to discover and retrieve these parts, but I have found it far more meaningful for the client to experience their own journey of self-discovery, and personal reintegration as they also gain wisdom and the ability to be more within their body and feelings. When those parts return, they restore awareness, and intelligence that had been disconnected, more vitality and have a ripple effect in many areas concurrently.
This is an example of a past life regression that was the equivalent of a journey to the Upper World:
The client descended after the induction into an older time period library scene with ladders. When I asked her if she was big or small, just to get her in character, she told me that she looked the same as she is now which suggested to me that she wasn’t in a past life.
There was a man sitting at a table. I asked her to communicate with him to see if he was aware of her presence, and she said he was. When we explored to see if there was a reason for him being aware of her he got up and pulled a book off the shelf and brought it to her. From there on she had different books shown to her of many of her past lives, connected to all the important or puzzling people or things in her life. She must have seen almost a dozen lifetimes, connected to her issues of problematic relationships. She never had to experience any of them, but was shown them and how they connected to her current life.
An example of a soul retrieval:
The client wanted a past life regression as he felt his extreme eczema which overheats his body must be caused by a past life as he has tried for years to resolve and heal himself by many methods and nothing worked.
What showed up was from his current life as a little baby lying in his crib in a cold damp room, listening to his parents arguing. He was feeling ‘Angry and scared’ because of his ‘unstable parents’ and felt that he was to ‘blame because of being born’. His dad was an alcoholic and therefore, his mother was struggling to make ends meet with the new baby.
Once the ‘original cause’ is shown and known, it is completely liberating for the client.
I also have clients access the other players’/participants’ consciousness in the scene to see what THEY are feeling and thinking. When he accessed his parents’ consciousness, he discovered that nothing that was going on between them had anything to do with him, which was very liberating to the baby who was then able to reintegrate back into my client restoring his fragmented spiritual essence.
He wrote me saying that when he woke up the next day he felt something had really shifted and that the eczema was 2/3rd gone.
An example of communicating with a ‘past life’ aspect:
When I sent her to a significant life event, she described having a heavy feeling in her chest. When I had her discover why, she said it felt like she was underground in the dirt. Turns out she was buried alive and hadn’t realized she was dead. I had her communicate with that part of her soul/self that was buried there, and let them know that they were now free to go back to their soul’s light. This would allow my client to no longer feel the impact of that ‘past’ self’, and restoring her back into the light would release the continual effects on the client in her current life. They had a conversation about what the past self had learned and wished had been different allowing my client to discover what was set in motion during that lifetime.
It was amazing and beautiful to listen to my client describe what was happening with her body while this occurred. She said it was like when you drop ice in a fizzy drink and all the bubbles rise to the top, or like how champagne releases the bubbles. She felt this happening with her energy. This was great validation to her that something profound was happening and she had no need to wonder if she was making anything up.
As an author, you’ve likely shared your knowledge and insights in written form. Can you tell us about your books or publications, and how they relate to your work as a hypnotherapist and shamanic practitioner?
For a number of years prior to Dolores Cannon’s passing I was the Special Contributor to the practitioner’s forum. My role was to help the other practitioners, answer questions, and share my thoughts and session stories. After Dolores died, I left the forum but many practitioners were contacting me to ask for help, so my first book, Healing Journeys Through Quantum Realities: The Handbook. is primarily for practitioners, but written so that anyone could read it as my aim was to demystify the process of accessing our inner world.
My second book came about because I incorporated my SHIFT – Shamanic Hypnosis: the Integration of Fragments Technique – technique as a standalone or one that can be used within any therapy session for soul retrievals. It does not require hypnosis to access our inner world which is great news for some people who believe they cannot be hypnotised therefore they cannot explore their inner world.
As a mentor, you play a crucial role in guiding others on their spiritual and healing journeys. What qualities and skills do you believe are essential for a mentor in these fields, and how do you approach mentoring?
As a mentor, my role is to help my clients become more confident, self-aware, focused, and problem-solvers. That last bit is important because most people do not believe themselves to be leaders or problem solvers, but lack the confidence to trust in their ability or intuition. Leadership can translate to self-leadership. As a mentor, I cannot be egotistical, competitive, or need to be right. I have to have the natural ability to want to see others doing well without being credited for their successes. I also need to know when to let go and let my clients grow even if it means they’re moving on and away from working with me.
Hypnotherapy and shamanic practices often involve exploring the subconscious and spiritual realms. How do you ensure the safety and well-being of your clients during these sessions, and what ethical considerations are essential in your practice?
The first thing I do in preparation as a facilitator is to recognize that the clients’ issues, problems, and desires are not my own and that I serve as a bridge between the client and their own resolutions. Therefore, I need to be neutral, grounded and non-judgmental. Many clients may have similar experiences and stories but the outcomes and solutions will be unique to them so I cannot assume that I know the answers for others as I do not know their soul history and so must be open to helping guide them to their self-discoveries. I learned very early on that if I’m emotionally entangled with their stories by wanting things to work a certain way, then it becomes very draining for me after the session as I’m using my emotional subtle body rather than allowing the inspiration to flow through me. This is also protective of the client as it prevents them from experiencing any projection or transference from me.
I create a golden triangle that flows between the client’s higher self, my higher self, and God/Source, knowing that the energy is in continual flow between us; inspiring, healing, and taking the session wherever it needs to go. This forms a perfect foundation for healing to ensue without me feeling a need to control what occurs or anything else that might taint the purity of the session. Being open with my approach creates many opportunities for my own learning as spontaneously things I’d never thought of present themselves in remarkable healing ways for the client. Each session is an opportunity to learn spiritual truths from the unconscious minds of clients and so much more. It is humbling to work with others.