Brookside Center for Counseling and Hypnotherapy
Taking The First Step: Exploring Alien Abduction
(The following was written by one of my former clients)
When anyone suspects they might have had personal alien contact, the hardest part is sometimes starting the process of realizing it may very well be reality and not just your imagination. It takes a lot of courage to take that step and tell someone, but as the following story shows, it sure beats facing it alone.
As the car pulled up in front of the house on a quiet, nondescript street in a suburban Long Island town, I wondered to myself for about the thousandth time if I was doing the right thing. Here I was literally on the threshold of discovering if my memories of strange beings were factual or just figments of my imagination, which might indicate possible mental or physiological illness. I was hoping for the latter. It would be much easier for me to accept that this was all in my head and
there was a medication or therapy available to make it go away.
The other possibility...that this was real...well, I tried not to think about it.
After months of agonizing deliberation and discussions with
family members, I had finally made the decision to seek out
professional assistance in dealing with my problem... memories
of strange beings and other unusual incidents. Now I was faced
with a new dilemma. Where do I find the help I so desperately
needed? I needed to find someone that would understand and be
open to all possibilities. As humorous as this may sound, I
actually tried to look up "UFOs" in the yellow pages of the
phone book. No, it's not listed.
A trip to my local library's reference section found information
on an international UFO organization called the Mutual UFO
Network (MUFON). I contacted MUFON in Texas and received the
phone number for a local representative of the group. Through
this representative, I was provided with the phone number of Dr.
Maurice Kouguell, a psychologist in the area. Finally! But now I
needed to dial the number...and tell a complete stranger that
I've seen strange beings in my room since I was a little girl.
It sounded crazy even to me. What would this man think?
I got up the courage to call and was greeted by an answering
machine. A warm voice with a pleasant accent encouraged me to
leave my name and number. I don't remember what I said, but I
must have left my number. Dr Kouguell called me later that day
and we set up an appointment.
As soon as he opened the door, I knew I had made the right
decision. Warmth, kindness and compassion radiated from this
man. The neat disorganization of his office comforted me.
Instead of a wall full of diplomas and citations, there were
rows of shelves holding books on a myriad of topics. And the
books looked like they were well read. Here was a person who was
more interested in his clients concerns then in material
surroundings. I was soon to learn that my first impressions were
right on the money.
Our initial conversation entailed my telling Maurice about what
I could recall, and my fears of being crazy...or worse, sane. He
then told me about hypnosis. He explained what hypnosis was and
described the techniques he used. Before we began, he had me
draw a figure of a person. I kept proclaiming I was not an
Maurice began the induction and as I lay on a recliner, I felt
my body relax. The sensation was very enjoyable. It's difficult
to describe, but my body felt heavy, as though each movement
would take extreme concentration and strength, yet light as a
feather...as if I could float. Maurice would later tell me that
I went immediately into a deep trance.
Before the induction, we had decided to explore a conscious
memory of an incident that occurred a few years back. I had
awoken in bed one night to find myself paralyzed except for my
eyes. My room was bathed in a bluish-gray light. I though the
light meant that it was close to dawn...the twilight. I was very
frightened because I couldn't move my body. As my eyes searched
my bedroom, from the windows on my left, towards the right side
of the room, I suddenly saw a figure in a dark hooded cloak
standing to the right of my bed. I was terrified but couldn't
scream. I couldn't see any face. Suddenly, I heard this
mechanical monotone voice in my head telling me, "everything is
alright, go back to sleep." I immediately lost consciousness,
but I had a clear memory of this incident the next morning when
Under hypnosis, Maurice took me back to the night this incident
occurred. I could see my bedroom very clearly. I noticed that
the window shades were down...the blue light could not be the
glow of twilight as I had thought. Once again my eyes traveled
the perimeter of my room...from left to right. There was the
figure just as I had recalled it. I could see the folds in the
robe sway when the figure moved slightly. I saw an object that
resembled a wand with a glowing ball at the tip of it. Then,
once again I heard the voice telling me to go back to sleep.
The next sensation I felt was being floated out the window and
going up. I could see asphalt in the yard behind the house and a
large fir tree. But I was looking down on it. I felt myself
entering a different environment, some type of metal...shiny.
Then I saw what I called one of the "nasty ones". I felt like I
was being chased, trying to get away from it. I saw what it
looked like and tried to burn the image into my mind. Suddenly,
I was whisked away and found myself in a different place. I was
now in the company of two gray beings. They were short with thin
bodies, large heads and large dark eyes. The were communicating
to me telepathically. I was being told that they had saved me
from the "nasty one". That's all I could recall under hypnosis.
After this session, Dr Kouguell asked me to try and draw the
"nasty one". I tried very hard to remember what the being looked
like, but all I could draw was what I thought the shape of the
head was. It was an oblong shape that flared in the middle and
came to a point on the top. It reminded me of a fat plant leaf.
I was so sure I had seen the image of the being. I was very
disappointed I couldn't remember it after the session. I didn't
realize it then, but perhaps I wasn't ready to deal with seeing
what this being actually looked like.
Well, was I crazy? Dr Kouguell didn't seem to think so. It
seemed we had much more to learn about these incidents. I was
very glad that I was no longer facing it alone.
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