Belief in hypnosis isn’t necessary to be hypnotized but, at least in a formal psychotherapeutic setting, willingness to participate is. So when someone trots out the old cliché about being too strong willed to be hypnotized, how can we respond?
Articles on: Hypnotherapy
How and Why to Teach Your Clients Self-Hypnosis
Sometimes, for whatever reason, you’ll want your therapy clients to help themselves either after you’ve stopped seeing them or between sessions. In this week’s blog I give you two self-hypnotic inductions your clients can take away and use immediately to improve their lives, as well as a tip to make their self-hypnosis more powerful.
Why You Should Teach Your Clients Self-Hypnosis
You can do amazing, incredible, wonderful things for your client using hypnotic therapy. And much of this can be done during their sessions with you. But sometimes you may want to teach your client self-hypnosis to use on an ongoing basis. So when and why should you do this?
How to Deal With Crazy Hypnosis Requests
Couple ignorance about hypnosis with a desire for magical control over others and we have a recipe for crazy demands. So how can we deal with these kinds of demands?
How to Tell if Your Client is Hypnotically Capable Without Using a ‘Susceptibility Test’
Therapeutic technique needn’t always be laid bare in a procedural or even bureaucratic form of doing therapy. Rather, I feel it’s best to have it flow and feel natural as part of a very human interaction. In a recent Q&A session I was asked about why I don’t teach standard hypnotizability tests in my courses […]
Should I Use Hypnosis With a Client Who Dissociates?
“If dissociation is a fundamental part of hypnosis, is it something you would not use with someone who tends to dissociate?” Certainly it’s a great question. As you’ll see (or hear) in my reply, dissociation is a regular part of everyday life for all of us, but for some it becomes a dysregulated state and […]
3 Vital Reasons to Use Hypnosis in Psychotherapy
Whenever anyone asks me why I use hypnosis in psychotherapy, I feel like a swimmer being asked why he feels the need to get into water to swim. There’s a variety of positive reasons to introduce clinical hypnosis into your practice.
The Hypnotic Art of Confusion
Whether you’re a hypnotherapist or not, the way confusional language affects the mind demonstrates beautifully how the human mind works.
4 Relieving Hypnotic Techniques for Pain Control
How to achieve analgesia and even anaesthesia without drugs.
4 Tips for Eliciting Hypnotic Phenomena
Here are three approaches which, when combined, greatly increase your chances of eliciting hypnotic phenomena from your hypnotic subjects.