This is so good, I just had to share it.  Gabor Mate nails it.  Childhood trauma leads to addiction.   Addiction, whether to a substance like drugs or alcohol, or to a behavior like smoking or overeating, is a Subconscious Solution to the REAL problem.   The REAL problem has to do with unresolved traumatic experiences.  Addiction

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I came across a post on one of the hypnosis forums this morning seeking advice on treating anorexia nervosa.  Coincidentally, I just finished reading about eating disorders in a book which I highly recommend.  Emotion-Focused Therapy by Leslie S. Greenberg is a rich resource for the serious regression hypnotherapist.  Below, I’ll share a few things from the

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I call my first session protocol my S.E.T. for Success session.  S.E.T. stands for Satisfy, Educate and Train.   The purpose of this first session is to create my ideal client for regression to cause therapeutic hypnosis.  You can, too, by following these three steps.Conduct an intake specifically for regression hypnosisEducate the client to establish a

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When a person calls to inquire about your services, what’s the first question they usually ask?  “How much?”  Right? To grow your healing practice, you need results that last.  And to get those results you need to get clients you can be successful with.  Remember, you’re not selling potatoes.  You’re a serious professional providing a

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The Poke-a-Stick Technique is a “Dirty Rotten Trick’ (DRT) you can use to bring up a feeling to bridge back to the causal event.  There’s no need for a formal induction.  Just use these 5 steps to bring up a feeling and you’ll be “off to the rodeo!” Here’s how it works.1. Tell the StoryFirst, get

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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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