The Mind and body work together. So, as the body relaxes, the mind will tend to relax with the body.  And the client will naturally begin to drift into a state of hypnosis.  If you’re not sure if the client is following your instructions, you can always test. If you’re giving suggestions for relaxation, what you

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Hypnosis is not relaxation.  And it’s important that the client know this.  But I like to use relaxation hypnosis in the client’s first session for two reasons.1. It’s slow.  This gives the client time to notice changes as they’re happening.  And this provides a sense of safety.   You’re giving lots of suggestions for deepening physical

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If you’re a hypnosis practitioner, you were probably taught to educate your clients before guiding them into hypnosis.  It just makes your job easier. So, you already know how to educate them about how the Mind works and how hypnosis works.  But regression hypnotherapy is a deeper technique.  It’s more involved. What if you had an educational

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I prefer is the Elman Induction because it’s a very step-by-step procedure.  It has all the tests and convincers built right into it.  And you can pretty much adapt it to any client. The Elman Induction begins with an eye lock test.  The eye lock test is where you give the suggestion, “Relax the eyelids to

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Sleep research is showing that persistent depression, anxiety, and PTSD may be signs of an underlying sleep disorder.  Sleep deprivation makes any problem worse.  So hypnotherapists need to take sleep issues seriously. According to sleep expert, Dr. Rubin Naiman, there are over 60 million insomniacs out there. Think about that.  That’s 60 million people who

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If you call a dog it will come to you.  If you call a cat it will take a message and get back to you. Cats are notoriously independent creatures.  So suggesting that a cat has anything to teach us about forgiveness probably seems ridiculous. But what if cats are actually enlightened creatures working tirelessly

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Sometimes you’ll get a client who comes in with a whole laundry-list of issues.   This can be a problem because, if you want to get rapid results, you need to focus on one goal at a time.  The client’s therapeutic goal is like your north star.  It tells you where to go as you navigate the client

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Regression-to-cause hypnosis can seem really complicated sometimes.  That’s because there are so many processes involved.  And there are so many things to pay attention to.  But the only thing you ever really need to focus on is set up. That’s where your success lies.  It’s in setting up for the next step.  So, if you’re clear

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Imagine you’re guiding a regression to cause hypnosis session.  You count the client back, they drop into an event, and you give them two choices.  “Daytime?  Or night time?”  And something else comes up. Either they start abreacting, or there’s this l-o-n-g pause …  And the client says, “I don’t know.”  What do you do? Dance like

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Before you regress a client into painful events in the past, you need to assess their readiness.  Not only will you have much less resistance to deal with in your regression hypnosis sessions, you’ll get better results. If you’ve ever tried to regress a client only to find yourself in a wrestling match with either their

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