A Poem that Welcomes Emotion as our Teacher
Out of the many poems written by the great mystic Rumi I have chosen a poem called The Guest House because I feel it reflects the kind of work that we do here at Setanta Clinic in Peel.
We teach people how to learn from with their emotions rather than pushing them away or suppressing them. We show people how to release themselves from pain and suffering by addressing their repressed emotions and freeing themselves of the limitations that prevent them from leading a more fulfilling life.
Illness as a Result of Suppressing our Emotions
By suppressing their emotions and denying their expression we create conflict within which then manifests as physical illness without. It is learning how to acknowledge and appropriately express our emotions that we create balance within and open ourselves to choices that we would otherwise deny ourselves.
Emotions are not to be feared but listened to as their messages are of special importance in our journey through life. The Guest House is a poem by the great Persian mystic and Sufi, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi, in which he invites us to embrace our own our emotions. He describes them as teachers to be welcomed into the house of mind as they have come to guide us home to the truth.
Hypno-Psychotherapy as Practised at Setanta Hypnotherapy Clinic in the Isle of Man
Setanta Hypnotherapy Clinic is the private practice of Xavier and Mary Nathan here in Peel, Isle of Man. The therapy provided by Xavier and Mary is a talking therapy, Hypno-Psychotherapy, that involves the using Hypnosis to relax the conscious mind in order to access the subconscious and uncover the repressed emotions and Psychotherapy to bring the underlying emotional root cause to conscious awareness so they can be understood and released. It is in this sense that Xavier and Mary not only employ the latest therapeutic techniques but also continue to adhere to the wisdom handed down through the centuries which are true and as effective today as they were thousands of years ago.
The Guest House – By Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honourably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.