22 Nov 2015
Meet the Practitioners Series: Past Life Regressionist Didi Graves
Feeling comfortable with your practitioner is critical with any healing art. So we’ve introduced the “Meet the Practitioners Series” to give you an opportunity to get to know us. First up is Past Life Regressionist Didi Graves, who offers hypnotherapy at Seattle Healing. Learn more about Didi, what brought her to the field of hypnotherapy, and why you should try it.
How long have you been practicing hypnotherapy?
For about three years now.
How did you get into the field?
I had been reading Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver. It’s about surrendering to the Divine, however you see that. When we are able to surrender our own wants and desires to the Divine, action arises. We don’t need to make everything happen. So one morning, I was reading The Hypnotist’s Love Story, which I randomly had borrowed from the library. I put the book down, looked up “hypnotherapy classes seattle,” found my teacher at Bastyr University, and signed up. Also, I had done hypnotherapy in the 1980s, and it had been very helpful to me. So that started me on this path.
What do you love about hypnotherapy?
The realm of the subconscious mind is completely fascinating to me. I think of it as a landscape, a place to which you can journey to do your inner work and discovery. I call it the imaginal mind. We use our imaginations all the time, but we have not been taught that we can go to the imaginal mind to do our deep, inner work.
Who is your ideal client?
Someone who’s curious and open. One of the things I’ve been amazed about in clients is how open and trusting they are to very delicate and tender things. To be a practitioner in this realm is extremely humbling. It’s a big responsibility, and I hold it very dear.
What separates you from other hypnotherapists?
I think being older is an advantage for me, just in terms of life experience. And I am pretty intuitive. Sometimes questions come to me that I didn’t even know were there.
Why should someone try hypnotherapy?
If you don’t do inner work on some level through some function, life can be very difficult, full of neuroses and pain. Hypnotherapy is a particularly profound process of doing that inner work.
What would you say to someone who has never tried hypnotherapy and is scared?
I always tell clients that they are in control during a session. They are awake, aware, and conscious, and they will remember everything. You often hear the term “hypnotic trance.” Trance refers to different brain waves that we cycle in and out of all the time. It’s not a scary process at all; in fact, it can be quite relaxing.
What do you hope to accomplish in the next year?
I just want to become a better and better practitioner over time. I really want to be of service to people.
Where are you originally from, and what’s your favorite thing about Seattle?
I’m originally from Idaho, and I’ve been here since 1980. I absolutely love the weather as well as the mountain and water views.
If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be?
I would love to hang out with Jesus, just to be in the presence of a true ascended master. And maybe he could bring Mr. Rogers with him. He’s a hero of mine. And just because … Paul Newman.
Learn more about Didi on her Seattle Healing bio page. Or request an appointment with Dide: