Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Blog
Learn more about hypnosis with these fascinating articles. This section is devoted to topics informing you about hypnosis, past life regression and related issues through articles and case histories from our own editorial staff and the Hypnotic World community.
Not all stress is bad: it can serve as a much-needed motivator to complete tasks and reach our goals.
However, if stress is neglected, it can have a negative impact on your mind and body, as well as your life.
We all respond to stress in different ways, and many health problems can be attributed to psychological imbalances.
Because of this, learning how to manage your stresses will lead to not only a healthier mind, but also a healthier body.
Major life changes such as moving house, divorce, changing job, bereavement or even going on holiday have been listed as stress-triggering events and will affect each of us differently.
It's always nice to receive a little bit of inspiration and we witnessed this recently when my daughter advertised some old wood free to any takers. A day or two later two lovely ladies arrived in their van to take it away for her and naturally we were curious to know what they'd use it for.
In the course of conversation we learnt that they would chop it all up for firewood to heat their tumbledown cottage which was miles from any amenities. They had chosen to live there because of the surrounding land which was used to host rescued animals.
COVID-19, an unprecedented global pandemic, has had an enormous effect on virtually everybody’s life. From people not being able to see their family and friends or to be able to go out to the pub or restaurants, to children unable to attend school.
It has caused us to worry about our health, our jobs and our future. We find our lives changing daily and constant media cover can leave us feeling anxious and depressed.
Although we need to keep up-to-date with the latest news, watching too much can have an adverse effect on us and our mental health.
We have been following news of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus around the world with concern, and are keen to limit the spread of the virus to protect those most vulnerable.
The safety and wellbeing of our customers, course students and tutors is our priority, and we have been consulting with Hypnotic World's tutors and students to decide the most effective steps to take in response to the outbreak at this time.
In line with government guidance that people should begin practising social distancing (learn more) in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus, we can confirm the following changes to our training schedules for the duration of the pandemic:
Many hospitals and clinicians now recognise the benefits of using hypnotherapy to help patients suffering from chronic pain and its accompanying anxiety and have long sought the help of professional hypnotherapists to teach them their methods.
This hypnotherapy training day forms part of Hypnotic World's Practitioner Diploma Course and a limited number of places are now open all students of hypnosis.
The training day is brought to you by an experienced hypnotherapy trainer, Sally Benson, who will teach students to:
Medical research on Hypnosis :
Clients suffering from cancer have a variety of psychological and medical needs. They experience challenging emotions such as fear, anxiety, anger, feelings of hopelessness and low self-esteem. The side effects of chemotherapy are also extremely difficult; they have to get through the pain, the nausea, the loss of appetite. Hypnosis can have a positive impact on these symptoms and provide the clients with a sense of hope and relief.
Recent medical research is beginning to uncover the effectiveness of hypnosis as a powerful tool in managing stress, anxiety, pain, side effects of cancer. Indeed Hypnosis can help creating new coping mechanisms and stimulating the healing process.
Taught in a one-day workshop, Reiki I training is based on the attunement, which opens you up to the Reiki energy.
The EFT element of the course can also be used by non-hypnotherapists and will be of particular interest to practitioners of complementary therapy.
EFT as a stand-alone tool has long been used by counsellors and therapists. When applied in conjunction with hypnotherapy the technique can bring about powerful, rapid changes to people's lives.
This one-day workshop will examine following topics:
- What is EFT?
- The history of EFT
- What changes can I make with hypnosis/hypnotherapy or EFT?
- Case study review
- EFT - The basic application
- Psychological Reversal
- The bodies energy system
- Statements & Affirmations
- Application of EFT to include The Movie Technique
- The Personal Peace Procedure
- Gamut 9 procedure
- Incorporating into your practice
- Commonly asked questions
- Further case studies
- EFT - the basic technique
- EFT - the Movie Technique
- Personal Peace procedure
- Gamut 9 procedure
On completion of this workshop you will be able to:
With a plethora of hypnotherapy courses available, choosing the training path that meets your individual and professional needs can be a challenge. We want you to feel confident in selecting the training option that will most effectively help you to achieve your goals as a new therapist.
Choosing a Course
When making a commitment to hypnotherapy training, students make an investment of time, energy and fees in their chosen course.
Therefore, it is essential that prospective students learn hypnotherapy with an established and respected training school dedicated to fostering therapists who are knowledgeable and capable, and who are empathetic to their clients’ needs.
At a recent training session, students were learning how to use ideomotor signals on each other.Â
Most new hypnotherapists worry that their client won’t respond to the signal request however our students, being interested in hypnotherapy and already knowing quite a bit about the subject, responded well.
The interesting part of the session came when Paul (name changed) was using this technique with Rebecca.
Having established the finger signals he decided to take Rebecca to a special place and asked her subconscious mind to bring forward a memory of a time when she felt really happy.
Giving a consultation to a new client is as important as the therapy itself. You need to know what and who you are treating. The initial contact that you have from a potential client is often via text, social media, telephone call or email. Occasionally they will visit you in person. You can ask specific and important information at this point and also why they wish to see you. However, don't use this information instead of giving a full consultation.
Why give a consultation?
Rapport in hypnotherapy
In engaging with someone in hypnotherapy, you must earn your client’s trust. Without trust there is no relationship. Without trust a person will not to let themselves be led into a trance and the therapeutic intention cannot be achieved. The client will leave dissatisfied and the therapist will feel deskilled.
Achieving rapport is central to any therapeutic relationship but is even more central to the practice of hypnotherapy.
We often receive enquiries from members about running their own group sessions and what an excellent way to generate more business, spread the word about the benefits of hypnotherapy and help others at the same time.
If you're new to group presentations the prospect can be a bit unnerving at first but once it's over, the feeling of euphoria (and relief) is second to none. Below are a few tips to help you prepare.
- Practise what you preach. Yes, that means using self-hypnosis to overcome any doubts about your ability. Presumably you are already a successful hypnotherapist, so you'll know the procedure of creating and utilising anchors and positive affirmations. You've used them on your clients, so now experience the benefits for yourself.
- Always remember, the majority of lay-people know very little about hypnosis. Most of them will think of stage hypnosis and some might even ask if you'll make them ‘cluck like a chicken' (believe it or not, I'm still asked that question by clients). Use this opportunity to educate your participants about the benefits, quote examples from your own sessions but be careful not to identify anyone, discuss success stories and any humorous tales relating to your sessions (changing just enough details to protect confidentiality).
- Be prepared to answer questions and always do this honestly, admitting if you need to understand something in greater depth.
- Keep your body language open and help to put your group at ease. Remember, they probably all have at least one issue they'd like help with and are hoping you have the key to helping them with it.
- If you have any sceptics in your group, be welcoming towards them. Encourage their questions and above all, never get defensive.
- If you're unable to answer a question directly, write it on the whiteboard and make a point of returning to the subject later.
- Before commencing your session, explain that some people might not be as receptive as others so if they're not able to fully relax and enjoy the session, ask them to be considerate towards the others and to remain silent if possible.
- Having your group close your eyes to begin with invites co-operation. Most people find it easier to visualise when their eyes are closed but contact lens wearers could find this a little uncomfortable. Remember that some people are also able to visualise with their eyes open. You will be able to tell if they're ‘going along' with the session by the glazed look in their eyes.
- In a large group you'll usually have one person who appears to resist, will keep their eyes open, look around at the rest of the group or be generally disruptive. This is the one person who might unsettle you the most, but don't let them. Everyone else is responding nicely, so you must be doing really well. Congratulate yourself.
- When the session is over, encourage participants to discuss their experience so that the rest of the group can exchange notes.
- Remember to take lots of business cards, brochures about your practice and other marketing material.
- Give your group participants a small gift; this could be a laminated card with some affirmations relevant to your demonstration, a short hypnosis session on CD or something else that can be kept to remind them of your session.
- Remember, word of mouth is always the best recommendation. Make sure all your attendees have something positive to say about you.
- On the odd occasion when a session doesn't work, clients (and group participants) are more likely to blame themselves than you.
- At the end of the session you may find that some clients step back, waiting for an opportunity to talk to you privately. If you have time, try to address their concerns at the time rather than asking them to phone you. It has probably taken a lot of courage for them to discuss their problem.
If you need ideas on how to commence the actual hypnosis demonstration, there is a Group Induction script on Hypnotic World that you can download at: https://www.hypnoticworld.com/hypnosis-scripts/inductions/induction-group