Learn and use Energy Therapies such as EFT and BSFF

If you have not yet learned or utilized the new therapies known as Energy Therapies, I sincerely recommend that you learn these. Among these techniques are Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Be Set Free Fast (BSFF). These techniques could constitute a practice all on their own. But I have also found that they will easily fit into a hypnotherapy practice as a supplement to hypnotherapy. I utilize these techniques from the viewpoint of the hypnotherapist and consider them to be a kind of...

Have your client quickly reenter hypnosis using posthypnotic suggestion

During your first session with the client, it is best to suggest to her that on subsequent sessions she will be able to easily reenter hypnosis. And that all it will take is for you to say or do something. This suggestion then becomes a post-hypnotic suggestion for re-induction of hyposis. I will tell the client that the next time we want to do hypnosis together all I will have to do is drop his or her hand and say sleep. Then she will be able to go right back into hypnosis, even deeper. So...

Contents

Banyan About This Book xvii PARTI TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES FOR GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT Chapter 1 Getting Started In Hypnosis and Becoming Better 27 1. Get the best training you can before you 2. Use what you learn as soon as you 3. Sometimes videos are preferable over books for learning hypnosis 4. Become affiliated with the best hypnosis organizations 29 5. Join other organizations and help the profession of hypnosis and 6. Do not make guarantees of success it...

Set up a safe place

It is wise to set up a safe place that the client can go to in hypnosis if things become too emotional or the client needs a break from what is going on, as in an Age Regression session. This is especially true if you are not planning to deal with emotioncil issues. Some people will spontaneously revivify an earlier traumatic event without suggestion of any kind to do so. You might only intend to work on relaxation, just teaching them how to use a post-hypnotic suggestion to relax and suddenly...

Age Regression To A Specific Date Time Or Event

Although age regression using Affect Bridge is the way that I usually regress the client, this is true because most of what I am doing is therapy. And, because in the vast majority of cases it is not safe to assume that the client knows when the problem started, the Affect Bridge is usually the appropriate technique to use to uncover the ISE. But other times Affect Bridge may not be the best or first technique to use. These times include when you are not doing therapy and are only practicing...

Doing The Induction And Deepening for Age Regression and Subsequent Sessions

This chapter is all about professional efficiency. Since you now have an ideal client in your office, you don't have to spend a lot of time doing an induction and deepening. I am always amazed when I speak to other hypnotherapists and they tell me that they are using hypnotic inductions and deepening techniques that, when all is totaled together, can take up 30 or more minutes of their hypnosis session with the client. And I am disappointed when I hear this from one of my own students or from...

The Informed Child Technique requires that you regress before the ISE

At this point, you have managed to locate the ISE and you have divided the client into two parts, child and adult. Now you can make the final preparations for doing the Informed Child technique. Talk to the grown-up client and inform her that we are about to have a talk with the child that she once was. But it is going to be the child that she was before this problem came up before she felt the fear, anger or guilt. So, this time you are going to regress the client one more time, but this time...

Keep a book of scripts and outlines

I've done so many sessions that I could just about get by without any patter scripts at all. But I still use them. Here is why. About 90 of the time, my first session with a client is going to be a session consisting of only Direct Suggestion. And, since this is the case, I want to deliver the very best I can. I have taken the time to create my own script for all the issues that I commonly work with. They have been polished and improved through thousands of hours of hypnosis. So I will often...

Dont let your clients fall asleep during the session Hypnosis is not sleep

To keep your clients from falling asleep on you, which is more of a problem in the afternoon than in the morning, use rapid or instant inductions and don't over-deepen the client. Letting a client sleep through a session is inexcusable and unethical. Hypnosis is not sleep. Sleep is a state of relative unconsciousness, while hypnosis is a state of focused or heightened consciousness. Bonus Tip If you suspect that your client has gone to sleep, maintain your cadence and level of speech and ask...

Have a tape recorder set up to do the Direct Drive technique

The second situation in which I suggest that you consider the use of tapes is for the Direct Drive technique, since the Direct Drive technique consists of you simply making the same suggestion over and over. Generally it is recommended that the suggestion be given a minimum of 15 times when doing the Direct Drive technique. I like to use the direct drive technique in my smoking cessation sessions. But believe me, if you utilize the Direct Drive technique often you will become bored with it and...