Cord-Cutting is a very interesting process that is generally used to help clients get over a relationship but there is another very powerful application of cord-cutting that most people do not realise and that is towards belief change.
Step-By-Step Process of Cord Cutting in therapy
- The first step is to identify the current limiting belief using any of the techniques mentioned in the “How to identify limiting beliefs” video. Let us take the example of the belief “I am not worthy”
- The second step is to guide the client into a hypnotic state. If you don’t know how to induce a hypnotic state you can use a guided meditation or a relaxation process. When done effectively these processes do induce a hypnotic state in the client.
- The third step in cord cutting is to ask the client to imagine themselves entering a tunnel which has a white light on the other side. Once the client reaches the centre of the tunnel, ask him or her to look down and notice a translucent cord starting from their body going into the white light on the other side of the tunnel.
- The fourth step is to suggest to the client that, on the other side, the cord is connected to his or her current limiting belief. Ask the client to pull on the cord and continue pulling till the client notices a cloud with the current limiting belief mentioned on it. After the client pulls in the belief cloud,
- The fifth step is to ask them to look around and find a giant scissor that the client can use to cut the cord as close to the body as possible without hurting themselves.
- The sixth step in the cord cutting process is to ask the client to notice that as the cord is cut, the limiting belief cloud flies off into the light again and the client is free from the same. Once that happens suggest that the client will be able to notice a band-aid in the tunnel that he can put at the place where he cut the cord from. Once the client does so, suggest that by the time they come back out of the tunnel the wound created by cutting the cord will be healed.
- Lastly, you can also suggest to the client that a new chord will connect him to a belief that will be in sync with their desired outcome. Once the client notices the new cord connecting him to the new belief, ask the client to turn around and walk back out of the tunnel. Once the client is out of the tunnel and the wound is healed, ask him to remove the band-aid and then wake them up.
The cord cutting process works best when done in combination with hypnosis. I would highly recommend incorporating hypnosis as a part of your therapeutic toolkit.
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