When doing a session with a hypnotherapy client, I usually start the session with the client’s list of goals.  The intention is to complete the list before the session is complete.  Sometimes or should I say many times, there is an interference with the client in the form of an attachment.  Relieving the client of the attachment then allows the client not only to complete the session and achieve the goals but also to move on with their life.

So when I started the session, I have a list of the goals and that is to be our journey.  But, not all is what it seems.  The attachment, be it dark/negative energies or a lost earthbound spirit, has been and is now interfering with the client.  So our session, which started off to be hypnotherapy, is now combined with spirit releasement.  Once relieved of the attachment, the session proceeds and the client’s goals are achieved.

That’s one scenario where a session may have some surprises.  I have run into something new with my depossession work that I would like to share.  A request was received to do a remote depossession session.  After it was completed, I reported via email to the client.  Several weeks later the client contacted me again requesting another session but asking that the session be done face-to-face via Skype.  We met on the internet at the agreed date and time.  I went through my normal procedure to scan/view anything that was with the client that was inappropriate.  The clearing by Archangel Michael was completed and then a healing by the Healing Angels of Archangel Raphael was done.

The client then reported to me that something wasn’t right.  There was still something with her.  Now we get into “not all is what it seems.”  At that point, my intuition suggested that this was not an attachment but a past-life issue.  I proceeded to do a hypnotherapy induction.  The client went directly to the issue that was from her past-life.  Voilá, the client now reported that all was well and that she felt totally clear and free of any attachment or issue.

To me, the above says that we must be open and receptive to any and all ways to assist our clients.




What’s the expression, “About the time you figure things out, along comes God.”  Well that is exactly what happened to me.

I received a telephone call for a remote depossession for a man’s son.  I was told that the “client” was very ill, had a great deal of pain and had turned away from the family’s faith as a young man and that he was very angry.  The request was that he be cleared of the dark energies and a healing be done.  At this point in time, it seemed like a standard request.

I set up a time to work, called in Archangel Michael and the clearing of all of the dark energies was accomplished.  Then I called in the Healing Angels of Archangel Raphael to do a healing on the client.  As my practice has shifted to include more healing, I called in my Healing Team and set intentions for this man.  One of my intentions was that the client be restored all the way to his I AM presence.

I received a telephone call from the family letting me know that the work had helped.  He seemed lighter and happier and even his pain was alleviated to some extent.  Wonderful, we like to get this kind of feedback.

Several days later, the family called again.  It seems that the dark energies had returned and would we do additional work on the client.  Again, set the time, called in the Archangels to clear and heal and called in my Healing Team and set additional intents.  The next day I received a telephone call advising me that the client was much better and had asked his mother to pray with him.  The client announced at this time that he now wished to live.

Days later, the family called to let me know that the client had developed new health issues, was in a great deal of pain and now wished to transition.  Would I help?  The family felt the client’s transition was just days away.  Absolutely, but I had to meditate on how to assist the client.

First, I called in Archangel Michael to be sure the client was clear of any negative energies.  Then I asked the Healing Angels of Archangel Raphael to do a healing.  I asked Archangel Michael to send his Warrior Angels to surround and protect the client.  I called on my Healing Team and began to set my intentions for the client.  The first intention is that the client be restored to the Divine Being and that all family issues be resolved.  My intention is that the client would be surrounded with and remembered with unconditional love.  My intention was that any and all issues/karma that could be resolved prior to transition would be accomplished.  My intention was that he would transition with grace and ease.  I then began including the client when I meditated morning and night, reinforcing these intentions.  Three days later, I received an e-mail letting me know the client had transitioned peacefully.

So, our work is growing and expanding in unforeseen ways.  The key is being open to the changes and the possibilities, because as I keep on finding out, this too I (we) volunteered for.

Remote Healing Virginia Beach

Recently, I attended a conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  We were a group of Transpersonal Hypnotherapist (folks who combine mind, body and spirit in each session).

First and foremost, it was wonderful to reconnect with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.  Living in Arizona, I miss the water, especially the salt water.  I also enjoyed connecting and reconnecting with so many wonderful like minds.

There are two things I would like to share with you, one is funny and one is poignant.

First the funny.  One thought I had when I left Arizona for Virginia Beach was that no matter what the temperature, I was going to go for a swim in the ocean.  The day after I arrived was bright and sunny and fairly warm.  Okay Ocean, here I come.  I got ready and went to the beach.  I was only able to stick my feet in the water.  The water was so cold.  I attempted to get my body more into the water but 57° was just too much.  Oh well.  I will sit on the beach for a bit and watch for the Dolphins.  I lasted about 10 minutes.  The wind was blowing so hard that I was pelted with sand.  So much for the wind, surf and sand!  And, no Dolphins.

Now for the more serious occasion.  While at the conference, I was asked to assist a colleague who was experience some serious health issues.  I went to my room (oceanfront) and sat at a small table.  I placed a note pad on the table to take notes.  I then called in my “Healing Team” and my colleague’s “Healing Team.”  My eyes were closed.  I began to set intentions to assist in the healing and restoration process of my colleague.  I heard “open your eyes.”  When I opened my eyes, I looked out at the water.  There in front of my hotel was an entire pod of Dolphins that had come to assist my colleague.  I continued with the healing until it was time to close the session.  I looked up again and the Dolphins were gone.

Interesting how the Dolphins appeared at the perfect moment.  In my daily meditations, I say “my intent, just for today, is to be in the moment, be in the now and just be.”  The trip was wonderful, and I look forward to the next time.  I do hope the water is a little bit warmer.

NATH Newsletter 11-01-2011

“Remote Depossession”

By Susan Schontag, M.Ht., Remote Depossession Practitioner and Trainer

Remote Depossession is the removal of attachments, whether they are dark, negative energies or earthbound spirits, remotely.  While in an altered state of consciousness, the viewer or operator remotely views the subject to see if anything inappropriate is present in either the physical or etheric fields.

First, let me go back to how all this started for me.  In May, 1996, I traveled to Virginia Beach from Northern Virginia to study and learn hypnotherapy from Dr. Allen Chips.  While attending classes at the A.R.E., a classmate suggested I buy Dr. William Baldwin’s book, “Spirit Releasement.”  My reply was thanks, but I do “past life regression.”

I completed the C.Ht. certification and headed home.  My first client, a girl friend, came to my home to do a “session.”  See announced when she arrived that she had three attachments.  I said thanks, but I do “past-life regression.”  She convinced me that we should go ahead with the session and I reluctantly did so.  At the end of the session, her Angels came forward and very politely informed me that I “had volunteered to do this work.”

Clearly, I had much to learn.  I bought Dr. Baldwin’s book and took several of his courses.  Then I heard about a class in Fredericksburg, Virginia taught by Dr. Irene Hickman.  I attended the class entitled “Remote Depossession” and received my initial certification.  That class led to a wonderful relationship with Dr. Hickman.

The following year, Dr. Hickman invited me to travel with her.  I met her in Chicago.  I immediately recognized that she was a no-nonsense person when I got into her car.  The real view mirror had fallen off the windshield, so she taped it to her dashboard.  We traveled to a Holiday Inn in Harvey, Illinois where the next day we began a two day class with 40 or so students.  I remember walking into the room with Dr. Hickman.  It felt like old home week.  On another level, I recognized all the students from another time.

When the class was completed we traveled to Chicago to the original home of Dr. Bladatsky and the Theosophical Society.  We stayed in this amazing home for three days with Dr. Hickman giving lectures in the evening.

We then traveled to Detroit for the IMDHA (International Medical Dental and Hypnotherapy Association) Conference.  Not only was Dr. Hickman a speaker at the conference but we spent many hours doing Remote Depossessions.

I resonated with Dr. Hickman and her methods immediately.  To me, she was what I call a “cut to the chase” person.  In Remote Depossession, her goal was to view/scan, identify and then call for help to clear and heal.  She referred to the “helpers” as her team.  She was not one to say I work with….. or.  No name dropping for Dr. Hickman.  We do know that her primary team consisted of Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael.  Dr. Hickman would say:  “There is no proof that any of this work, but it works.”

Dr. Hickman was a D.O. and attended medical school in the 1920s.  In order to help pay her tuition, she utilized her psychic ability (unheard of then) to do tarot card readings for the other students.  She told me she had to raise her rates to $.50 per reading because she was developing too many clients.

Dr. Hickman founded the Depossession Institute in Chicago which survived until her passing.  During the time I was a member, I was fortunate to become trained and certified by the Institute as a Remote Depossession Trainer.

Remote Depossession has been one of the tools in my arsenal for the last 14 years.  It has been incorporated into my hypnotherapy practice as well as my energy work.  It has been my goal to train as many practitioners as I can.  As we move from the third dimension to the fifth dimension, it is important that all of the “stuff” stuck in the fourth dimension be cleared and healed.

So what exactly is what is Remote Depossession?

Remote Depossession is the removal of attached entities, which have been found to produce a variety of problems including behavior, emotional and physical disturbances.  Techniques include locating, identifying and persuading entities to leave and go to a better place.  Entities may not be the total cause of all problems, but their presence appears to interfere with other types of therapy.

What does one do in the Remote Depossession Certification Class?

This is a powerful workshop for everyone, especially for healers.  You may have worked with clients and been less that 100% successful.  The reason may be an attachment.  Remote Depossession is Spirit Releasement or exorcism performed remotely.  In this class you will:

  • Learn remote viewing;
  • Learn whether or not there are attachments and how to remove them;
  • Learn to work as either a scanner or operator;
  • Learn to work alone;
  • Work with Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael;
  • Earn certification as a Remote Depossession Practitioner.

Let me share two stories with you.  The first young lady came to me for a session in person.  She was in her early twenties.  She had been doing drugs and knew that if she continued, she would die.  Would I help?  When we began to work, I noticed that there was an earthbound spirit attached to her.  Through dialogue, we learned that the attachment was her father.  He had killed himself when she was very young.  She had watched out the window as he shot himself.  After a time and with much dialogue, the father went Home.  Hypnotherapy healing techniques were utilized for the client and we completed the session.  Weeks later she telephoned and told me how well she was doing with no thought of returning to the drugs.

A female in Arizona emailed me requesting help.  She had been struggling with addictions and she felt that she had attachments.  She was unemployed.  A remote depossession was performed by me, with the work being completed by Archangel Michael and the healing being done by Archangel Raphael Healing Angels.  I emailed the client with a full report of the work performed.  The next day I received an email from the client.  She stated that she awoke feeling different, did not find the triggers for the alcohol or drugs and was looking forward to a wonderful holiday.  I then received an email from her mother, stating that she was one of the “blessed recipients of this work” and a thank you for making a difference in all of their lives.  She had her daughter back.”

As you can tell from the above, this is very rewarding work.  So I will close with a “thank you” to Dr. Irene Hickman, a pioneer in her medical practice.  She realized early in her practice that more was needed for her patients and utilized hypnotherapy in addition to her normal practices.  Later she developed and taught Remote Deposession to many of us who now use it alone or as a adjunct to our other work.  I look forward to continuing Dr. Hickman’s work.