Learn how to age regress the client to where it all started called the Initial Sensitizing Event

Hypnotic Age regression is a technique in which you use hypnosis to uncover lost information about the client's past. The information may have been forgotten or repressed. Even if the client consciously remembers an event that is directly related to the issue for which she is coming to you for help, some of the information is probably still missing. It might be exactly what it felt like, or what the incident caused her to her think (in regard to herself or others). Or even an entire episode...

Elman Banyan Rapid Hypnotic Induction

This is a beautiful induction, which in its original form has proven effective for over 30 years. I have changed it somewhat to make it more reliable. There are three major changes to the original Dave Elman Induction. In the first part of the original induction, the client is asked only to relax her eyelids one time and then send the relaxation down across her body. Next, the subject is asked to open her eyes and close her eyes twice during the induction. This is a very effective fractionation...

Become a walking talking example of how well hypnosis works

Be an example of how hypnosis can be effective. Be the kind of person your clients want to become. Don't smoke. Don't drink to excess. Keep your anger under control. And, don't be overweight. If one of the above issues is occurring in your life, it is time to take care of it. And, use hypnosis to do it. Bonus Tip Degrees, certificates and diplomas are good credentials, but they can't compare to success using hypnosis in your life. The best credentials that you can have are one of these Having...

Become affiliated with the best hypnosis organizations

Join a hypnosis or hypnotherapy organization. A good organization can be a great source of information and training in the future. They can provide many benefits, including libraries of training materials such as books, tapes and videos that you can buy or rent. Joining organizations can also provide you with a way to get to know other practitioners. There may even be local chapters. These kinds of connections make the life and work of a hypnotherapist much more satisfying, and interesting....

Do not make guarantees of successit may be illegal

Doctors do not guarantee that you will get well. Teachers do not guarantee that you will learn. Attorneys do not guarantee that you will win the case. Take the lead from these professionals. Do not claim that you can guarantee success for your client. Unless you have done real empirical research and have the statistics to back it up, do not even make claims of a certain percent of successes. If you have not done this kind of research, then your claims are misleading and you might get a call...

Go up and greet the client yourself

Some days I think it would be nice just to sit back in my office and have my receptionist bring my clients back to me. I could just sit there at my desk and have them take a seat. But I don't. To me, it just seems more respectful of my client for me to go up personally and greet them. I also get to see how they look in the waiting room. Are they tired or grumpy It's all helpful information. Maybe they were even asleep If this is the case, I am better off knowing it because I will take extra...

Project confidence that things will go well Have a yesIcanhelpyouwiththat attitude

From start to finish your client should receive from you and all the members of your office a constant stream of signals suggesting that you can help her. From first contact (via advertisement, referral or telephone call) to the last contact with your client, such interactions should be consistently positive. I sometimes tell my hypnotherapy students to remember that hypnosis is a confidence game, if you don't have your client's confidence there ain't no game. You are responsible for how you...

Seek out and attend training from experts in hypnosis and hypnotherapy

Continued training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy is a necessary part of remaining current on the advancements and technologies that are part of your profession. Seek out and participate in continuous education. It is a must. Join organizations that promote this kind of training as part of their mission and purpose. In addition to the training courses that we offer, our office staff and website are able to provide you with other sources of information about training programs that we are aware of...

Join other organizations and help the profession of hypnosis and hypnotherapy

Even if you already belong to a large professional organization like the American Psychological Association or American Medical Association, there may be other organizations that you can belong to. Examples of these organizations might include organizations consisting of alternative medicine or complementary medicine practitioners. Belonging to an organization such as these can empower Hypnotherapists as a whole. As you probably know by now, the public and most lawmakers are ill-informed about...

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...

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...