Relax the mind

Really allow your mind to relax like your body is relaxed. In a moment I'm going to have you slowly and softly begin to count, starting with the number one. After each number, let your mind double its relaxation. After a few numbers, it doesn't take long, you will be able to relax your mind so nicely that the numbers will fade away and disappear. Want that and you can have it very easily. When the numbers are gone, raise your right index finger to let me know. Begin...

Cessation dont go for ISE rather regress to the first cigarette

If you are working with clients on smoking cessation, don't age regress to the ISE. In most cases it is just not necessary. Most clients will be able to quit smoking through the use of suggestion alone. Clients who smoke do so because of at least two reasons habit and coping with emotions. There may be other factors, but let's focus on these for now. The habit can be suggested away, and coping with emotions (primarily by taking a break from whatever is bothering her) can be taken care of by...

Glossary

Affect Affect refers to the feeling and expression of emotion. Client A client is someone who is paying for services. Coma Threat This is a technique for emerging a client from hypnosis when she refuses and does not comply with suggestions for emerging from hypnosis. It is only needed if a client has been deepened into the Esdaile State also known as the Hypnotic Coma State. Critical Factor The Critical Factor is a function of the mind where new information is compared with existing beliefs and...

Professional Procedures And Techniques For A Successful Hypnosis Session

Here are the procedures and techniques that will make your hypnosis sessions really successful. I hope you didn't just skip over to this part of the book and miss all those other great tips. Well, if you did, after you read about what you need to do during the session, I hope you will go back over the suggestions that I made in the first part of the book. Be a hypnotherapist who masters Age Regression Therapy. It is truly the Royal High Road of therapies. Almost nothing can compare to it. But...

Make the next appointment for three to ten days apart

As I mentioned above, I recommend that the first three sessions are scheduled 3 to 10 days apart. Why Fewer than 3 days, in most cases, does not give the client sufficient time to experience the effect of the session before having the next session. Exceptions to this rule are encouraged when working with alcoholism or drug addiction. Or, if it is your best judgment as a therapist that you should recommend that a client come in sooner, then do so. Reasons for having the client schedule session...

The ISE should be consistent with the known history of the client

When doing age regression work, you have to think like a detective, constantly putting things together and seeing if they add up. When you first meet with your client, you need to find out the known history of the problem. For example, when dealing with weight control I will have my client draw out a chart depicting her weight over the years. At a glance I can get a quick idea of when weight became an issue in her life. If I see that the weight started to come on when she was 13 years old, I...

Continue To Learn And Grow As A Hypnotherapist

You are most likely reading this book because you want to improve your skills as a hypnotherapist. Constant and ever increasing improvement in knowledge and skills is an important part of being successful in any profession. This book was written to provide a great deal of information on how to become a more effective hypnotherapist. And, if you have read this far, you have undoubtedly picked up a few tips along the way. I hope that you will be able to put them to good use. I congratulate you on...

Have your client locate where she is experiencing the feeling in her body

Go further than simply inquiring what the client is feeling. Ask her where she is feeling it. This can be useful information, and it further increases the client's ability to focus on the feeling. Bonus Tip If you establish with the client that the feeling is in a particular place in the body, later after the session is over you can check to see if she is able to find the feeling. When she cannot find the feeling (because it was eliminated during the therapy), it suggests that the problem has...

Start off your practice working with one or two popular issues and then broaden your practice

So far, I've given you some procedures on how to get ready to deliver your lines and techniques. By the time you are ready to start seeing paying clients (if you have not already) you should feel confident that you can hypnotize anyone of normal intelligence, ability to concentrate, and willingness to follow instructions. I highly recommend that you start off working with just one issue for a while. Then, when you are ready, expand to another issue. Some people spend much of their careers just...

Do a good pretalk Remove fears and misconceptions and build trust

Hypnosis is a normal and spontaneous state of mind that all human beings have experienced thousands of times. But if the client comes into your office filled with fears and misconceptions regarding hypnosis, he or she will be able to inhibit the response. So it is very important that you have a pre-talk that you can deliver to the client that will take care of most, if not all, of these fears and misconceptions built upon what they think can or will happen if they are hypnotized. Some things...

Giving Hypnotic Suggestion

This is where most people think things really begin to happen therapeutically. Aside from waking suggestion and developing a good working relationship with your client, they are right. Now I will begin to cover the many ways of delivering suggestions to your client for positive change during the formal part of the hypnosis session. I will share procedures and techniques that will help you to deliver hypnotic suggestions that really have an effect upon your client after the session is over. And,...

Have other hypnotherapists to whom you can refer clients

Work only within your training and abilities. If you do a great deal of hypnosis sessions for smoking and a client comes in with chronic pain, you need to do the right thing. If you are fully trained and qualified in an area, do it. But, if you are great at breaking habits and only have a vague idea about how to work with chronic pain (or some other issue), refer it out to someone who is qualified. This is another situation where belonging to a professional or even a lay organization can be of...

How to best use suggestibility tests

This issue can split hypnotists and hypnotherapists, right into two groups. Those that use and believe suggestibility tests to be important and those that don't use them and don't feel that they are important. If you use them, and use them well, they can be extremely helpful. They can give you information about your client, such as whether to use an authoritarian or permissive approach when selecting an induction. They can also increase your client's confidence that they can be hypnotized. On...

How will you handle a past life regression if it happens spontaneously

It does not matter where you stand on the controversial topic of Past Life Regression. If you do enough age regressions, sooner or later you are going to have a client experience what the client will call a past life. Some clients, albeit only a very small percentage (i.e., 1 to 3 percent in our experience at our center), will spontaneously regress into what they will experience as a past life. Being prepared in advance is the best way to go. Decide how you are going to handle it. Then make out...

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...

Prepare an outline to follow

Have an outline prepared for each technique that you use. In the beginning, outlines will be an important part of your training for techniques such as Age Regression, Forgiveness, and Parts Mediation Therapy. Later on, outlines become tools that you can fall back on for less frequently used procedures and techniques, such as Desensitization Therapy or Past Life Regression Therapy. Let me just make a quick note about Past Life Regression Therapy here. It does not matter whether you believe in...

Preparing For The Age Regression Session

If you conduct the first hypnosis session as I suggested, you now have the ideal client in your office. She knows that she can be hypnotized and she knows that you are just the person to do it Her last hypnosis experience with you was wonderful because it was full of encouragement, relaxation, convincers and suggestions that began working right away. Now she is much more relaxed about the whole thing. She feels comfortable with the idea of hypnosis. She feels comfortable with you. There is much...

Preparing Your Client Before You Begin the First Session

This is a short but important chapter. Did you know that there are some things that you can do before you ever meet with your client to help her to be successful in your first hypnosis session I'm always thinking about how I can make things better and how I can be more effective with every client that I see. I hope I'm getting you to think this way too. We have a routine that we use at The Hypnosis Center, Inc. to make sure that the client is well prepared for the session and so that the...

Send them a relaxation tape to practice relaxing

Some hypnotherapists will give their clients a reinforcement tape after their first session. But, if you want to insure success after the first session, you could send off a practice tape. This tape would not address the issue that you will be working on with the client. It would contain an induction, lots of deepening, and emerging them with suggestions of having a successful session when they do see you. The practice tape concept works extremely well with pain clients and anxious clients. But...

To deepen the relaxation

In a moment I'm going to count from one to five. With each number that I count, I want you to relax so much that by the time I get to five you have doubled your relaxation. One. Relaxation is beginning to double. Two. Relaxation is doubling more and more. Three. Relaxation is doubling throughout your entire body. Four. Your relaxation has almost doubled. Five. The relaxation has completely doubled from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. For information about Emotional Freedom...

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...

Use and teach selfhypnosis

In addition to any previous training with self-hypnosis, consider becoming trained in the 7th Path System of Self-Hypnosis or other systems that interest you. Self-hypnosis easily integrates into ongoing hypnotherapy, be it what you are currently doing or the 5-PATH system. The 7th Path System of Self-Hypnosis is a Mind-Body-Spirit approach that easily works with any theological or philosophical background that your clients may have. It focuses first on removing old programming before making...

Ask your client if she is ready to do hypnosis with you now

Before you start the hypnosis, ask your client if she is ready to do hypnosis with you now. Then listen and watch as she responds. If you see signs of nervousness, you need to ask about any concerns that the client might have about doing hypnosis at this time. Remember that removing fears and misconceptions about hypnosis makes any normal person of at least average intelligence and ability to concentrate easily hypnotizable, as long as they have the desire to do hypnosis. Now, some clients just...

Offer to teach your clients selfhypnosis

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and feed him for life, is how the old saying goes. It is certainly true about hypnosis. I will always check to find out if the client is interested in learning self-hypnosis. We offer two different kinds of self-hypnosis at The Hypnosis Center, Inc. We offer a classical approach to self-hypnosis, where clients learn to put themselves into hypnosis and give themselves suggestions. They will learn how to write their own hypnotic...

Do a brief demo of what hypnosis may feel like

Another technique for helping someone to feel comfortable about the upcoming session is to do a short demo. I will often tell the client that I am about to do a demonstration so that they will have the proper expectation of what hypnosis may feel like. I say, Close your eyes and I wait a couple of seconds and follow up with, that is what hypnosis feels like Then, I like to add that some people on their first session only go into hypnosis at a light level and will not feel any differently than...

Watch for physiological evidence of hypnosis

In addition to watching for gross muscle relaxation, the savvy hypnotherapist will watch for other indicators of hypnosis. When a client responds to your suggestions by relaxing her arms and legs, it is not strong evidence that hypnosis is occurring, only that she is following directions for relaxation, and of course you know that hypnosis is not relaxation. But when you see signs such as Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and flushing of the skin, you are observing physiological evidence that hypnosis...

For More Information On Hypnosis Training Or Training Materials

Much of the information in this book is available through video and audio taped materials from the authors. For the latest information about receiving training or training materials please contact the authors. Contact information is listed below. Calvin D. Banyan The Hypnosis Center, Inc. 2565 West Highway 10 Mounds View, MN 55112 (800) 965-3390 (763) 785-3390 www.HypnosisCenter.com Omni Hypnosis Training Center 197 Glenwood Road Deland, FL 32720 (904) 738-9188 www.OmniHypnosis.com

Quickly have clients reenter the deepest state of hypnosis appropriate for the work by using posthypnotic suggestion

As a professional hypnotist or hypnotherapist, being efficient is the only practical way to run a successful practice. If you do a Direct Suggestion only session before you do Age Regression Therapy as I suggest, you are better off if you install post-hypnotic suggestion and utilize conditioning and anchoring during the first session, so that upon the next session you can quickly guide your client back into the deepest level of hypnosis that she reached during the last session. In addition to...

Deepen or induce hypnosis by post hypnotic suggestion

Once I have achieved somnambulism, I will immediately suggest that, The next time you do hypnosis with me or anyone you trust, including yourself if you learn how to do self-hypnosis, you will easily go back to this deep level of hypnosis, or deeper. As a matter of fact from now on whenever you want to do hypnosis with me and I want to do hypnosis with you all I will have to do is to say 'sleep' and drop your hand and you will instantly go back into this deep state of hypnosis. Is that all...

Sometimes videos are preferable over books for learning hypnosis techniques

My library of hypnosis literature does not stop with books. In the past I have found video training tapes extremely valuable. Although I am continually reading about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, I am also constantly on the lookout for good hypnosis training videos. I use hypnosis videos made at The Hypnosis Center, Inc. as part of the training that I provide for my students. I also encourage my students and staff to view videos provided by other schools, such as the Omni Hypnosis Training Center...

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...