Running into resistance in your hypnosis sessions?  Feel like you’re hammering away and nothing is working?  If so, you need a different approach. My husband used to manage construction sites.  One day he arrived on the site to find the crew struggling to get a girder into place.  They were hammering away.  Nothing was working.The noise was

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There’s plenty of useful information here on how the brain works that you can use in your educational pre-talk. Your educational pre-talk is a valuable part of your hypnotherapy practice.  You can use it to educate the public about what you do and how you can help.  And it’s an essential to the practice of

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Think arm catalepsy is just for stage hypnotism?If you think arm catalepsy is just for show you’d be wrong. Hypnotic phenomenon has a useful function in the therapeutic setting.  For example, arm catalepsy makes a great convincer. Convincers provide proof to the client that hypnosis is happening.  This idea converts to belief that it’s possible to get real

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Should you incorporate other healing modalities such as energy healing with hypnosis? The hypnosis purists insist hypnotherapy ought not to be contaminated by other practices such as energy healing, NLP, EFT, etc.  I agree with them on at least one point – it’s best to master the tools of hypnotherapy before trying to add another modality.  So,

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I am working with a client who suffers from anxiety.  After several weeks she doesn’t seem to be getting any better.  She tells me that she feels like she is in a dark hole and that it is going to take time to come out of it.  Any attempts to work on past hurts or

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I have a client with an issue that should be relatively easy to resolve IF I can get him into a deep hypnotic state. He’s very motivated, extremely intelligent, and quite analytical – the type of person who sets goals and invariably achieves them. He really wants me to help him overcome his problem.  The

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How much time interval should there be between the first and second hypnotherapy session when the first session not very productive?  Normally, during the first session, the client will achieve some new understanding and clarity. Allowing a week interval between sessions then helps the client to process the inner changes going on. But what if the

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The biggest problem we face as one-on-one therapists (as opposed to running seminars and teaching groups) is that we help people so quickly that we need ongoing referrals to stay in business.  Unlike Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, or Kinesiologists, who can schedule their clients for ongoing sessions, once we have succeeded in helping our clients resolve

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In Part 1, we looked at the following five factors that you’ll find in your hypnosis sessions when you regress into events involving abuse. The Child is dependent There’s anger. Abuse isn’t always bad. Guilt and shame get attached. Forgiveness is the healing. What follows immediately after an event of abuse is emotional upheaval. There’s

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Hypnosis has been defined as by-pass of the Critical Faculty of the Mind. The Critical Faculty or Critical Function of the Mind has been described as a semi-permeable barrier that exists between the Conscious and Subconscious levels of mind.  By-passing the Critical Faculty gives us access to the Subconscious level of Mind where we can create

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