100+ Hypnosis, Tips, Insider Secrets and Techniques Calvin D.

Banyan, MA, CI, CH In August, 2000 I was a guest speaker at the National Guild of Hypnotists annual convention in Hew Hampshire, USA. I was speaking on the topic of how to do successful age regressions. The night before, I got the idea that it would be great if I give my audience a handout that contained all of the techniques that I could think of that increase the probability of success when doing age regressions. I sat down at my computer and just started typing out each one as fast as I could in the order that I used them. Since I've done hundreds of age regressions and also teach how to do them they just flowed one after the other into my mind and into the computer. I came up with 77 in about an hour and a half. The next day I gave out the handout. After the 2 hour talk, some of the hypnotherapists from the audience came up and told me that those couple of sheets of paper that I gave them made the whole convention worthwhile for them! Wow, what a complement. When I got back home to Minneapolis/St. Paul, I decided that I would take a while longer and see if I could improve the list. Over the next couple of days I came up with 180! As I was doing this, I thought that this would make a great outline for a book for my students. Then as I was writing the book, I came up with more tips. But rather than renumber everything, I just added them in as I thought of them, and called those the "Bonus Tips." Well the bonus tips didn't make it into this article, but the other 180 did. I hope you like the tips. To save time, I just copied them from the contents of the manuscript. In the book I spend at least a few paragraphs on each tip, and sometimes I will write several pages. Feel free to skip around as you look through the list.

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Keep Your Patter Script Book Out Of Sight 13. Cards. Don’t Make Guarantees Of Success. Professional Advertising. Give The Client An Estimate Of The Number Of Sessions And Keep Your Promise 17. Answer The Telephone So That The Client Expects To Succeed 16. Professional Environment. It May Be Illegal 7. Practice With Friends On Non-Therapeutic Hypnosis Sessions And Age Regressions 9. Keep A Book Of Scripts And Outlines 12.6. Brochures. Print Ads And Yellow Pages 15. Prepare An Outline To Follow 14. Signs. If You Plan To Use The Word “Sleep” Explain That You Do Not Mean Sleep Like When They Are Asleep At Night 10. Office Or Home Office . Build Confidence By Practicing Your Skills In Role Play 8. Practice Start Off Your Practice Working With One Or Two Popular Issues And Then Broaden Your Chapter 2 Setting Up The Office For Success 11.

Have Someone You Can Refer Clients To 27. Be Set Up To Audio Or Video Tape Your Sessions 23. Bathroom Have A Tape Recorder Set Up To Take Over If You Have To Leave To Cough Or Go To The 24. Have A Tape Recorder Set Up To Do The Direct Drive Technique 25. Always Have Your Client Go To The Bathroom Before The Session .18. Avoid Scheduling Marathon Sessions 21. Have Someone You Can Consult With For Ongoing Guidance 26. Send Your Soon-To-Be Client Information About Yourself And Hypnosis 29. Professional Attire Appropriate To The Work You Do 19. Send Them A Relaxation Tape To Practice With 30. I Know I Shouldn’t Have To Say This But Grooming Is Important Too 20. When To Schedule Marathon Sessions And How To Handle Them 22. Talking Example Of How Well Hypnosis Works Chapter 3 Preparing Your Client . Be A Walking.Before You Begin The First Session 28.

Listening After Each Session. Don’t Believe What Your Client Says When She Tells You What She Thinks The Problem Is . Let Your Clients Know That It Is Alright If They Call You (at the office) 40. Outcome! Being Likeable Is Perhaps One Of The Single Most Important Determining Factors Of 39.Hypnosis is Not Sleep! 37. Have Your Client List The Benefits Of The Change They Want To Make 34. Always Say “I’m Glad You Enjoyed That!” The Next Client May Be Chapter 4 During The Pre-Hypnosis Interview 35. Use Active Listening Techniques So Your Client Will Feel Heard And Understood 42. Listen To Your Client And Find Out What She Thinks Her Problem Is 41. Go Up And Greet Your Next Client Yourself 36.31. Don’t Let Your Clients Fall Asleep During The Session-. Have Your Client Pay Before The Session 32. Attitude! Project Confidence That Things Will Go Well--Have A Yes-I-Can-Help-You-With-That 38. Have Your Client Fill Out A Good Intake Form 33.

43.It Should Be You And Your Client Against The Problem. You Must Be On The Same Side-. You ” Let The Client Know That It’s Alright If They Cough. If Your Client Is Wearing A Short Dress. 44. Cover Up Her Legs With A Blanket So She Won’t Have To Manage Her Dress . TRICKS AND TECHNIQUES FOR A SUCCESSFUL HYPNOSIS SESSION Chapter 5 Increase Your Success For A Successful Age Regression Session By First Doing A Direct Suggestion Session 51. “I Can’t Hear 53. A Waking Suggestion To Set Up Time Distortion 50. 45. Save Age Regression For The Second Session 52. Or Say. Never Argue With Your Client. Suggest That The Session Will Be Brief. Have To Move. Use Sticky Notes For Reminders On The Outside Of Their File 49. How To Best Use Suggestibility Tests 47. Get The Hypnotic Contract PART II: TIPS. Do A Brief Demo Of What Hypnosis Might Feel Like 46. Do A Good Pre-Talk-.Remove Fears And Misconceptions And Build Trust. Tape Reminders To The Side Of The Chair That Your Client Doesn’t See 48.

Use The Words ”As If ‘‘ To Make Some Suggestions Easier To Accept 60. If You Intend To Touch The Client Get Permission Before Hypnosis Starts 55. Watch For Physiological Evidence Of Hypnosis 65. Hypnotize To A Depth Of Somnambulism Which Is Required For Revivification 66. Discomfort May Be Distracting 57. Test Depth Of Hypnosis With A Hidden Test. Encourage And Reinforce Any Positive Response 62. Ask Your Clients If They Are Comfortable. Immediately Deepen The Trance. What To Do If Your Client Opens Her Eyes During The Session 63. Ask If The Client Is Ready To Do Hypnosis With You Now 58. Watch Your Client’s Feet When Doing A Hypnotic Induction Or Deepening Technique--They Are Hypno-Meters! 64.54. So That If Your Client Fails The Test It Does Not Negatively Affect Session 67. Even If You Have Established Somnambulism . Use An Appropriate Induction For The Client 61. Have The Client Check The Time Before The Session Starts So You Can Use Time Distortion As A Convincer 56. Maintain Control Of The Session From The Start 59.

If Needed. Deepen With Fractionation Technique 70. Pass Deepen By Using A Convincer. Pyramid Inductions 71. If Needed. If Needed. Deeper Is Not Always Better. Deepen By Using Anchoring. Some States Are Too Deep For Hypnotherapy Chapter 7 . Deepen Or Induce Hypnosis By Post Hypnotic Suggestion 73. Always Use Convincers Are Tests You Know They Will 74. Give Them A Tape And Have Them Practice Until Next Time 77.Chapter 6 Deepen The State Of Hypnosis 68. And Conditioning 72. Once You Have Somnambulism Use A Key Word To Re-induce Somnambulism In Subsequent Sessions 78. Sensations And Thoughts Take Them Deeper 76. Deepen With Counting Down 69. Give The Suggestion That All Sounds. If They Just Won’t Go Into Hypnosis. Deepen By Having Them Become Aware Of A Sensation They Weren’t Thinking About 75.

Use Patter Scripts From Successful Therapists 85. Set Up Ideo-Motor Response 82. After You Emerge Them. What To Do If The Client Will Not Emerge 90. They Are Still Highly Suggestible – Use Waking Suggestion 91. Suggest A Pleasant Experience . Embed Suggestion For Sensitivity Of A Color Or Object 89. When You Emerge The Client. Have The Client Bring Is Suggestions That They Would Like To Receive 81. Use Compounding Of Suggestion After You Emerge The Client 86. When You Emerge The Client. Use Compounding Of Suggestion 84.Giving Hypnotic Suggestion 79. Set Up A Safe Place 83. Check Out The Suggestions With The Client Ahead Of Time 80. Embed Suggestion For Time Distortion 88. Embed Suggestions For The Change The Client Came In To See You For 87. Use The Fact That When The Client Emerges. When You Emerge The Client.

Avoid Telling The Client That You Are Going To Do An Age Regression Session. TRICKS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESSFUL AGE REGRESSION SESSIONS Chapter 9 Preparing For The Age Regression Session 97. Suggest That Each Session Will Be Ten Times More Powerful Than The Time Before 94. Review Last Session And Answer Questions 99. Increase Success By Saying Are You Ready For Another Hypnosis Session? 100. Chapter 10 . How Will You Handle A Past Life Regression If It Happens? 98. Point Out Convincers Used 96.Chapter 8 Wrapping Up The First Session 92. Answer Questions And Discuss Subjective Experiences 93. Review Session And Congratulate The Client On Doing Well PART III: TIPS. Talk About What You Are Going To Do But Not How (Age Regression) You Are Intending To Do It. Check Time Distortion 95.

It Is A Bridge To The Past 109. Lightly Tapping On The Forehead Makes The Suggestion More Directive/Assertive And May Help In Regression . 1) And Forward When Progressing Forward In Time (1. Have Your Client Quickly Re-Enter Hypnosis Using Post-Hypnotic Suggestion 102. Suggest Becoming Aware Of Other Feelings Before Going To Affect (Emotions) 106. Use Similar Techniques As You Used In Previous Sessions If They Worked Before 104. If Using Affect Bridge. Quickly Have Clients Re-Enter The Deepest State Of Hypnosis Appropriate For The Work By Using Post-Hypnotic Suggestion. 2. Suggest Similar Subjective Experiences That They Shared With You In The First Session Chapter 11 Using The Affect Bridge. 2. Age Regression Based On A Feeling 105. Count Backwards When Going Back In Time (3. 3) 110.Doing The Induction And Deepening for Age Regression and Subsequent Sessions 101. Tell The Client That The Feeling Is Connected To Every Time That They Ever Felt That Way. Conditioning Or Anchoring 103. Point Out The Change In Physiology Associated With Bringing Up The Feeling To The Client Before Proceeding 108. Watch For Physical Evidence That The Client Has Connected With The Emotion 107.

First Impression. Just Have An Easy-Going Accepting Attitude Toward Instructions And Suggestions. NEVER SAY. Day Time Or Night Time?” 114.” “Alone Or With Someone 112. 2. Encourage Revivification By Having Them Go Through It Again And This Time They Will Really Be There . This Deepens And Intensifies The Experience. Encourage Revivification By Having Them Describe Where They Are. Discuss With The Client Before Hand That Trying Too Hard Can Get In The Way. 119. 116. If Client Says. “Daytime Or Night Time? ‘‘ “Indoors Or Outdoors. Educate And Practice With Your Clients Before The Sessions If They Seem Over Anxious Or Analytical 115. “I Don’t Know” Say “I Know You Don’t Know. Go For First Impressions. Encourage Revivification By Having Them Describe People That They May Be With 121. Start With Simple Questions. While Bringing In More Detail. Encourage Revivification By Telling Them That They Are Going Through It Again And It Will Be Clearer 122. STAY IN PRESENT TENSE. Day Time Or Night Time?‘‘ 113. 3.111. “Quickly. 1. The More Of The Senses That They Use To Describe The Regression Experience The Deeper They Go Into It 120. First Impression. “REMEMBER!” This Is The Other Biggest Mistake That Can Take Your Client Out Of The Revivification And Put Her Into Hypermedia 118. Speaking In Past Tense Is The Biggest Mistake That Hypnotherapists Make When Attempting Age Regression 117.

If Your Are Working With A Client On Smoking Cessation. Avoid Questions That Start With “Why” 132. Never Use Leading Questions. The Initial Sensitizing Event (ISE) And Subsequent Events (SSE) 127. “What Happens Next”.” And “Go On. Rather Regress To The First Cigarette 129. Even Multiple Choice 133. Don’t Go For ISE.123. “Move To The Next Significant Event. Ask Them What Their Name Is And If It Is Different Use It Rather Than Adult Name 125. Ask Your Client How Old She Is When In The Regressed State And Then Call Her By That Age Whenever Addressing Her In The Age-Regressed State 124. Move Forward In Time With Statements Like. 126. Have Her Locate Where They Are Experiencing The Feeling In Their Body Chapter 12 Uncovering How The Problem Started. Event Learn How To Age Regress The Client To Where It All Started. Ask Them How They Are Feeling. If Trying To Uncover The ISE (Or Other Unknown Material) Never Lead The Client 130.” 131. Called The Initial Sensitizing 128. This Tends To Deepen The Experience. Avoid Assumptive Statements .

Check To See If You Have Uncovered The ISE By Asking. Inform The Child That She Is Loveable. Using The Informed Child Technique Consists Of Changing The Effect Of ISE By Having Grownup Or Therapist Tell The Child What The Child Needs To Hear To Get Through The ISE Without Being Negatively Affected By It.134. The ISE Does Not Have To Be A Great Trauma In The Child’s Life 140. Go Into The Background And Say “Now I’m Speaking To The Adult” 141. Switch Back And Forth Between Adult And Child By Calling Child By Her Age And The Adult By “Grownup ” 142. The ISE Should Be Consistent With The Known History Of The Client Chapter 13 Transforming The Sensitizing Event Using the Informed Child Technique 139. 145. “Is The Feeling New?” 136. Generally. A Good Way To Do Regressions Is To Pretend In Your Mind You Are There With 135. Double Check By Instructing Your Client To Go Back 137. Capable And Remove Negative Erroneous Beliefs Created By ISE. 144. Realize That You Are Only Building Up Evidence Of An ISE 138. Inform The Child That She Gets To Grow Up . Have The “Child”. The Informed Child Technique Requires That You Regress Before ISE 143. The Child Can Benefit From The Experience Using The Wisdom Of The Adult Self And Therapist.

You Can Always Interrupt the Process 152. Have The Child Or Adult Make Statements Of Change. Inform The Child That The Adult-Self Must Always Tell Her The Truth 147. Then Have The Informed Child Go Through The ISE 150. Have Adult Recognize That She Is That Child 155. Do A Age Progression To Provide An Expectation of Success . Have The Child Merge With Adult 154. 156. Inform The Child That Nothing Really Bad Ever Happens 149. If There Are Any Problems. Take Your Client Through the ISE Again Feeling Safe and Secure 153. Inform The Child That Adult Will Always Be There For Her 148. Giving Suggestions After Age Regression Is A Must! Chapter 14 Setting The Client Up With A Vision Of Success 157.146. Say “Everything Stops” 151.

Answer Questions About The Session . Do Informed Adult Technique. After Age Progression Is An Ideal Time To Give More Suggestions For The Change That They Want To Make Chapter 15 Age Regression To A Specific Date. Going Through The Event Repeatedly Can Bring Out Details Chapter 16 Wrapping Up An Age Regression Session For Maximum Results 163. End the Session Powerfully By Having Your Client Proclaim the Change She Has Just Made 165. Do A Post Hypnotic Interview To Remind The Client Of Insights And Changes 167. Give Suggestions For Change While Emerging The Client. Have The Client Check For The Old Feeling 166. Easy Critical Factor Bypass At This Time 164.158. Clarify The Event With The Client Before The Session 162. You Can Age Regress Your Client By Suggesting That She That She Will Go To A Particular Time. Time Or Event 160. Place Or Event 161. Where “Future Self” Informs The Client She Can Really Make The Change 159.

That They Probably Won’t Need To Use 171. Learn And Use Forgiveness Therapies 176. Return Calls Right Away Chapter 18 Continue To Learn And Grow As A Hypnotherapist 174. Learn About Waking Suggestion 175. Learn And Use Parts Mediation Therapy 177.PART IV: PREPARING THE CLIENT AND THERAPIST FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS USING HYPNOSIS Chapter 17 What You Can Do After The Session For Continued Great Results 168. Offer The Client A Reinforcement Tape. Offer To Teach Them Self-Hypnosis 173. Make The Next Appointment For 3 To 10 Days Apart 172. Suggest That Each Session Will Be Ten Times More Powerful Than The One Before 169. Become Trained In 5-Path An Almost Universal Approach To Dealing With Most Issues That A Hypnotherapist Encounters . Make The Next Appointment Right After Your Session Is Through 170.

Come to the convention. Learn And Use Energy Therapies Such As EFT And BSFF 180. Banyan. Copyright © 2000. Inc. It is available now and the title is. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you liked this article you will love the talk. I will be speaking at the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention again. Calvin D. It is the biggest and best hypnosis and hypnotherapy convention in the world. 763-785-3390 or 800-965-3390. It will be better than ever because this is the NGH 50th Anniversary! . Seek Out And Attend Training From Experts In Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Well those are all of the hypnosis tips. has all of the information on each tips and bonus tips (not listed in this article). The Hypnosis Center. insider secrets and techniques that I promised you. Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy: Basic and Advanced Techniques for the Professional. The book. Call our office for the latest details about the upcoming publication. Become Trained In And Use the 7th Path System of Self-Hypnosis--A Holistic.178. All Rights Reserved. Mind-BodySpirit Approach To Helping Yourself and Others 179.

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