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ArticlesLearn 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.

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Introducing the Media Player

Feb 9th, 2018
Add relaxing background music and sound effects to your hypnotherapy sessions with the new Hypnotic World Media Player.

Gastric Band Hypnosis Sound Effects (CD and 3 Scripts)

Jan 31st, 2018

Enhance your gastric band weight loss sessions with this professionally-developed composition designed to be used as a background accompaniment to your session.

Making a gastric band hypnosis session sound authentic can improve your chances of helping clients to lose weight, which has the add-on effect of boosting both your results and your credibility as a hypnotherapist.

Working with the composer Colette Jonas, we have developed a unique set of audio recordings which combine hospital-themed sound effects with an original and evocative musical composition.

Hypnotherapy Training Workshop (Regression)

Dec 15th, 2017

Age and past life regression workshops for course students and hypnotherapists.

Use Your Mind to Gain Confidence Around Other People

By Laura Waude · Dec 11th, 2017

Confidence is the magical key that opens the door to many of life’s goals, be it happiness within yourself, meeting a new partner or new friends, or securing that new exciting job.

Self-confidence and self-esteem work hand in hand and can determine what you achieve in life, because they are basically a self-assessment of your worth.

The important thing to remember is that every person that has ever been born, was born equal; irrelevant of sex, race, physical ability or appearance; the key to success is confidence, and this is something that is learnt, and it is never too late to learn.

What To Do If Ideomotor Signals Don't Work

By Faith Waude · Dec 2nd, 2017

What to do if ideomotor signalling doesn't work with your clients.

Weight Loss and Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Workshop

Sep 5th, 2017

Weight loss workshop for hypnotherapists and course students. Exploring techniques to help clients to lose weight, including gastric band hypnotherapy.

Rapid Induction Demonstration

By Faith Waude DHP Acc. Hyp. · Aug 28th, 2017

This video features John demonstrating a rapid induction with one of the students of the Professional Hypnotherapy Course at our August 2017 workshop in Milngavie near Glasgow, Scotland.

Rapid inductions are an excellent way of producing an effective trance, particularly in a demonstration environment when every second counts. There is always a lot to squeeze into these workshops, and a rapid induction can work in a few minutes in comparison to the 20 or so minutes needed for a progressive relaxation induction.

Hypnosis in Stress Management

Feb 5th, 2017

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.

Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions with Hypnosis

Dec 29th, 2016

New Year’s Eve is on the horizon, and as we all know, this is often accompanied with resolutions made with the best of intentions that are difficult to keep.

Only a small number of us will actually experience success and continue with new behaviour patterns past January.

We may decide to start on a healthy regime of exercising and losing weight and to start off with, our motivation is high – only for us to lapse at the first sign of temptation or stress.  The same applies to stopping smoking, quitting alcohol and so on.  What’s going on here?

November 2016 Workshops

Dec 9th, 2016

A few weeks ago in November we held two workshops, a practical training workshop and a marketing workshop. A huge thank you to everyone who joined us!

On the Saturday for the practical workshop, Faith gave hypnotic demonstrations and attendees practiced inductions, testing how susceptable subjects were to hypnosis, effective hypnosis language patterns, ideomotor signals and more. We also had a special guest - one of our students had travelled all the way from the Falkland Islands and combined her holiday with the workshop tutorial so a big thanks to Carol and we hope to meet her again when she's next over here.  We were also joined by our volunteer, Stephanie, who helped by taking part in a past life regression session to give students an idea of how sessions can be carried out.  It was great hearing Stephanie's feedback, as well as discussions by other attendees who shared their own past life regression experiences.

How to Use Your Mind Power to Achieve Goals

Nov 22nd, 2016

How can Mind Power help us to achieve goals? Quite simply, we tend to get what we focus on. If anything in this life is achievable then by directing Mind Power it can be achieved. But first we have to BELIEVE that we can achieve.

If I want to do something and I tell myself I can't do it, then I will fail. Unless, by a small chance something miraculous happens to put my goal in my path. And even then, I may fail if I don't believe I can succeed.

But when I tell myself, 'yes I CAN do this' - 'it is a certainty that I can SUCCEED' - then I am already half way up the mountain. The summit will be reached by work and determination but knowing it can be reached makes that journey easy and enjoyable.

Hypnotized Illiteracy

Sep 15th, 2016

What happens when you hypnotize doctors, writers and teachers to forget the one skill that they take for granted?

Hypnosis Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Aug 9th, 2016
Q. What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of altered awareness during which our subconscious mind is more open and receptive to suggestions that are given. We drift in and out of different levels of awareness many times a day, absorbing information on a subliminal level as well as a conscious one. Your hypnotherapist will work with your imagination to help you to achieve your goals.

Q. How does it feel to be hypnotized?

Every person is unique and different. Some people say that their body feels like a lead weight, others say they feel as though they're floating away. Most people will agree that it's a lovely feeling because they are more relaxed that they have ever been before.

Forensic Hypnosis vs Therapeutic Hypnosis

By Inspector Marx Howell, BS (Ret.) · Jul 26th, 2016

By Inspector Marx Howell, BS (Ret.)

Marx HowellWhile there are a number of similarities between the application of investigative and therapeutic hypnosis, there are distinct and important differences. This article will delineate the salient factors associated with both approaches.

Initial Interview

The initial interview, rapport building and evaluation of the witness/victim or client/patient are similar but an investigative session is more demanding regarding the keeping of records. In an investigative session, it is imperative that all contact between the witness/victim and the hypnotist be audio and/or video recorded. While most, if not all clinicians, keep a patient file and records of contact, there is no compelling reason, in most cases, to keep an audio and/or video record of all patient contacts.

Slimming for Summer

Jul 26th, 2016

If you're overweight, feeling tired and sluggish from carrying around those extra pounds, and fed up with the way you look, follow our weight loss guide carefully to lose weight.

Take Control of Your Mind

With junk foods so easily available in the shops it's so easy to take in more calories than we need. When food was scarce we used more physical energy to actually get the food, which triggered a survival mechanism to avoid starvation.

Having less food inside us the body's metabolism slowed down in order to preserve energy; this meant less fat was burned.

Resources for Hypnotherapists

Mar 31st, 2016

A selection of resources for hypnotherapists - client forms, questionnaires and promotional material downloads.

Perfect Partnership

Mar 9th, 2016

As you go deeper and deeper into relaxation you realize that one of your strongest desires - one of your most treasured wishes - is to love and be loved in return by a partner who will love you passionately and lovingly.

You realize that for this to happen you must feel the same feelings towards each other to make that perfect partnership.

Your subconscious develops a strategy for achievement by way of visualization - visualizing what you want to achieve - your main goals, to show your Subconscious what and how you want to be and what you want to achieve in this your perfect partnership.

Candle Gazing

Mar 9th, 2016

Allow the flickering candle flame to guide you into a dreamy state of self hypnosis and as your mind begins to relax, observe the images that float through your inner vision.

CandleWhen using candles to induce hypnosis, always make sure that you're safe and that the candle is well away from you. If you 'fall' into a hypnotic trance and knock anything, a fire could start very easily. Sit in a comfortable chair with the candle above eye level and at least three meters away from you.

Working with Alcoholic Clients

By Rob Hadley CHt · Jan 12th, 2016

In the ten years since opening Vancouver Hypnotherapy we’ve seen well over six thousand clients, many of which have come to see us specifically about their alcohol use. While once Quit Smoking was the staple sales area for hypnotherapists, Alcohol Management is fast becoming an area of interest.

I am often asked to talk to hypnotherapists about working with alcohol clients. The first thing I point out is that, like working with any addictions client, don’t be too quick to say, ‘Yes, come on into my home office…’

The Power of Expectation: How the Placebo Effect can influence client outcomes

By Faith Waude DHP Acc. Hyp. · Dec 17th, 2015

It is estimated that in Britain alone, 25% of all drug sales are for pain-reducing remedies (mainly Paracetamol and Ibroprofen) to help with headaches, migraine, joint and period pains, toothache, etc - many of these claiming to target specific areas.

As anyone who reads the back of a box of supermarket brand pills can attest, the ingredients are often identical across the brands - regardless of whether they cost 19p a packet or £4.99 a pack.

If there is a difference then this usually lies in the coating of the tablet, the addition of caffeine which can accelerate pain-relief or lysine which is water-soluble and speeds absorption of the pills.

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