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...

If you intend to touch the client get permission before doing the hypnotic induction

After the client is seated in my recliner, I always ask permission to touch her on the hand, arm, shoulder and maybe even the forehead. I let the client know that from time to time I might pick up her hand and drop it just to see how relaxed she is, etc. If there is any reluctance then say that you will not touch her during the session. Of course once you have agreed to not touch, you must not touch her in any way. Proceed without touching the client, however difficult that may be. For some...

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...

What to do if your client opens her eyes during the session

From time to time, you will have a client open her eyes during an induction when she has not been instructed to do so. An example of this sometimes occurs when using the Dave Elman induction. During the first part of the induction the client is instructed to relax her eyes so much that her eyes won't work and then test them to make sure they won't work. If the client opens her eyes at this time, simply say, You have just tested them to see if they will work. Now close your eyes and relax them...

Use compounding of suggestion

Compounding is often confused with merely repeating the suggestion to the client. For a suggestion to be compounded, the client needs to respond to each suggestion. If you just tell the client that you are now a non-smoker over and over, it is not compounding of suggestion. This technique of repeating suggestions over and over (minimum of 15 times) is called the Direct Drive technique. In demonstrations I will often give the subject the suggestion that, For the rest of the day, whenever I pull...

Deepening The State Of Hypnosis

The ways that a client's hypnosis can become deeper are almost unlimited. But what does deeper mean When a client goes deeper, it means that she is becoming more suggestible, and this can be measured by tests for different levels of hypnosis. The lightest state that can be tested for is the hypnoidal state, and the most common test for this state of hypnosis is the Eye Catalepsy Test. When your client has reached this level of hypnosis, you can suggest that her eyes are glued shut and that she...

Test your clients depth of hypnosis with a hidden test

The only way you can know for sure that you client has reached a sufficient level of hypnosis for the work you wish to do is to test for that level. When testing to determine what level of hypnosis your client has achieved, always use hidden tests. When doing research or demonstrations for training purposes, you may test levels of hypnosis starting off with tests for a light level and continue until the subject fails a test. Then you know what state the subject has attained (the levels for...

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...

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...

Learn and use Parts Mediation Therapy

There are some hypnotherapists who use Parts Therapy as their main tool. It is a great tool for resolving internal conflict and therapists who are highly skilled in this type of therapy may use it for other issues as well. I recommend using a kind of Parts Therapy that I call Parts Mediation Therapy. It is called Parts Mediation Therapy because the process is guided by the principles used in mediation. In Parts Mediation Therapy the therapist takes on the role of mediator and works with the...

Hypnotize to a depth of somnambulism which is required for revivification

For most hypnotherapy, the ideal hypnotic state in which you want your clients is called somnambulism. The use of the term is misleading if you have medical or psychological training, because you know that the term refers to sleep walking. So, really it should be called hypnotic somnambulism, to avoid any confusion with professionals who have medical or psychological background. Bonus Tip These kinds of misnomers (inaccurate names) are prevalent throughout the terminology associated with...

Deeper is not always better Some states are too deep for hypnotherapy

Remember that deeper is not always better. I should mention that our clients are not actually going deeper into hypnosis they are going deeper into suggestibility. At least that is what you as a hypnotist should be thinking. On the other hand, your client is probably associating her depth of hypnosis to how deeply relaxed she is physically. So, as you are suggesting that she go deeper and deeper, she will continue to go more and more relaxed as well as more and more suggestible. Some levels are...

Using The Affect Bridge Age Regression Based On A Feeling

Congratulations You are now ready to go where far too few hypnotherapists dare to go. Age Regression Therapy using Affect Bridge is one of the most powerful hypnotherapeutic techniques that you have available to you. It is a shame that so many hypnotherapists don't use it. They marvel at it. They may even take training courses about it. They buy books and training videos that show and tell them how to do it. But when it comes right down to it, they won't do Age Regression Therapy. I've spoken...

Offer the client a reinforcement tape that she probably wont need to use

I don't usually do this, but sometimes it is appropriate to offer a client a reinforcement tape that she probably won't need to use. I will usually give this to the client after the pre-hypnosis interview, but before the hypnosis session. Some therapists prefer to offer it after the session. I can see how that might also work well because at that time you have an even better idea of whether a client will benefit from the tape, and whether they are likely to use it. This tape could be a...

If needed pyramid inductions

If the client is not responding to a particular hypnotic induction, just move on to another induction. This technique is called Pyramiding Inductions. It is also a deepening technique. The key to using this technique properly is to do it without informing the client that the first induction was not working as well as you would have liked. I remember seeing Gerald Kien use this technique when a demonstration subject was not losing the numbers as suggested in a Dave Elman induction. He then...

Becoming aware of other feelings before going to the affect emotions

The hypnotherapeutic process that we use at The Hypnosis Center, Inc. is called 5-PATH, short for Five-Phase Abreactive Therapeutic Hypnosis. It is an almost universal approach to working with most of the problems that clients come to us for. The process consists of five phases, of which we almost always use the first four. The fifth is used for secondary gain issues. The phases are as follows 1) Direct Suggestion, 2) Age Regression, using Affect Bridge, 3) Forgiveness (And Release) of Others,...

If attempting to uncover an ISE or other unknown materialmake sure that you never lead the client

Never assume that you know what the event was that is associated with the problem or issue that the client is coming in to see you for. Time after time, my clients will tell me after an Age Regression session, I had forgotten all about that And she will then go on to tell me how remembering this first experience makes so much sense when she looks back over her entire life. So, with this being the case, we need to make sure that we are not leading our client to experience some preconceived...

Professional advertising cards brochures signs print ads and yellow pages

When I set up The Hypnosis Center, Inc. I wanted to have a center where I would get to see lots and lots of clients, so many clients that I would have to hire other therapists just to handle them all And that has happened. But it never would have happened if I had taken a less than totally professional approach to how I appeared to the public, my potential clientele. Everything about my office is professional. This builds confidence in my clients. Confidence is essential, confidence in you and...

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...

Get the hypnotic contract

After you have completed all preparations, the pre-hypnosis interview and pre-talk, you are ready to begin the hypnosis session. At this time ask them, Would you like to do hypnosis with me now Wait for the client to answer. When he or she responds with a yes, you have the hypnotic contract. The hypnotic contract is this I will respectfully give you instructions which when followed will guide you into hypnosis. You agree to follow those instructions as I give them. Once this agreement has been...

Increase Your Success For A Successful Age Regression Session By First Doing A Direct Suggestion Session

Make up your mind that you are going to be one of those really great therapists, one of those that do Age Regression Therapy. When you have done this, then it affects how you will do all of your hypnosis sessions. Now you are ready to start the hypnotic induction or are you There are still a few more procedures and techniques you can use to make your session better. You have just spent a reasonable amount of time getting your client ready for the session, she has the proper mental attitude and...

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...