Practical Applications of Huna Philosophy
Funda Kahn opened Inner Child Connection 13 years ago in Northbrook. She says what has separated her work from others in the community is her ability to tap into a broad spectrum of modalities to address her clients needs. By using using her background and expertise in hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Huna philosophy principles and other tools, she helps poeple to discover and connect with their inner child and remove obstacles and blocking issues so they can move forward with their lives, without being tied up by the past.
She states, “One of the cores of my work began with the mind training I received through the study and practice of the Huna philosophy.” Kahn continued her educational journey and realized that there was an experiential component that was missing. A voracious student all her life, she felt immersion into the experience of Buddhist thinking and practice might provide the missing link. “I discovered a 10-day silent meditation courses in Vipassana (mindfulness),” she recalls, and found it to be the ideal complement to her Huna training.
“In the practice of Huna, the subconscious mind is called the ‘lower self’. In my work with clients, I call it the ‘Inner Child’. In Buddhism, it is referred to as the “roots of the mind’,” notes Kahn. In Huna, the subconscious is expressed through the body. “As a result, every symptom in your physical being flows through and is controlled by the subconscious mind,” she says. “If you have the ability to focus and pay attention to the symptoms you are experiencing, you have the ability to heal yourself. This is what we term the body-mind connection. By connecting with your inner child, healing can begin.”
The essence of Buddhist meditation is paying attention to the sensations of the body and observing without judgment. “As you focus on these sensations, awareness is heightened and symptoms disappear. The parallel nature of both philosophies becomes apparent. The key is equanimity. The learning here is to neither push away nor cling,” says Kahn. “Practicing Vipassana meditation confirmed why my clients were healing themselves. It verified that the techniques I had been using put my clients on the right path. I was connecting them with their body sensations directly, and the results have been miraculous.”
Kahn explains that when she teaches EFT, connecting the client with their body sensations is the most critical aspect. “People who say EFT doesn’t work are missing the heart of the work. They are working on an emotional level, not a feeling and sensation level. I share with all my clients that the root of their problems generally lies in the past. I tell them to ask themselves a few questions to identify the first time they noticed a problem and recall what was happening in their life at the time.
She observes that by answering these questions, her clients are letting their inner child know that they are ready to listen, acknowledge the source of the problem and then release the pressure that’s been kept in their cellular memory. “In other words, the inner child releases the trauma where it was kept in the physical body (neuromuscular) at the time of the fragmentation,” says Kahn. “I am a big believer that learning never ends, and we will never graduate from the ‘University of the Universe’ until we die.”
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