About Soul-Centered Healing

About SCH

Welcome. My name is Tom Zinser. I am a hypnotherapist and spiritual counselor with a private practice in Grand Rapids, MI.

In 1987, I was a clinical psychologist specializing in hypnosis and the treatment of dissociative disorders. This included multiple personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and those clients who were abused as children and adolescents.

In August of that year, I met a woman, Katharine, who channeled a spirit entity named Gerod. She offered me a session with Gerod and I accepted. I was so impressed with the information Gerod gave me that I asked Katherine for another session, and then another. The information Gerod gave me pointed to a greatly expanded view of the mind and what can go on at inner levels to cause a person pain or distress. Gerod also gave information about specific clients and suggestions for treatment. Within six months, Gerod and I established a collaboration which continued for fifteen years.

Soul-Centered Healing is the result of that collaboration. (The in depth story is told in my first book: Soul-Centered Healing: A Psychologist’s Extraordinary Journey into the Realms of Sub-Personalities, Spirits, and Past Lives. It is an approach that recognizes each person as not only a physical being, but a psychic and spirit being as well. Like infrared light which is outside the visible spectrum, these dimensions of our self normally exist outside ordinary consciousness. We might say they are at a different octave. Yet, we live and interact in these dimensions of consciousness just as surely as we do the physical reality. And just as surely, they can affect us in ways of which we are not always aware.

Soul-Centered Healing recognizes that there are entities, energies, and dynamics operating at these subtle levels that can cause a person ongoing conflict, pain, or confusion. This includes, for example, sub-personalities that are being triggered and reacting to what is happening in one’s present day reality. These are parts of the self, created during experiences of early trauma, that continue to exist and affect a person at unconscious levels. They often are described as having a mind of their own.

Past-life trauma or themes can also be a significant factor in a person’s present conflicts, feelings, or inner blocks. Past life influence, for example, can be a factor when a relationship between two people has become entangled and destructive, or when someone suffers an intense anxiety from an irrational fear.

There are other kinds of entities such as earthbound spirits or dimensional beings that can interfere or intrude on a person at unconscious levels. The effects of this kind of activity can range from subtle or annoying to the other extreme of possession.

It is also not unusual at these levels to find people who feel blocked or disconnected from their own soul-source energy, who feel hopeless and unlovable, or are in despair.

Through hypnosis, SCH uses specific methods and protocols for working at these unconscious levels to identify the source of a person’s pain, distress, or conflict. The process begins when the therapist engages, and communicates directly with a client’s higher self. Whether it is a sub-personality whose past trauma is being triggered in the present, or outside spirits or entities trying to access, or intense panic set off by past-life memories breaking through into the present. Different protocols are used depending on the particular phenomena involved. The goal of Soul-Centered Healing is to help a person become clear, centered, and confident in the present. Healing occurs through a process of identifying and resolving the unconscious sources of pain and conflict, whether they originate from within a person’s own inner world, or from without.

Further Reading: Introduction to Soul-Centered Healing. This is a series of eight essays giving a brief overview of SCH.