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Seven Success Secrets of Hypnotism Practice

you are using the process correctly, the client
will come to know several things, in the first
Fifteen minutes.
One: that you are not just hearing them,
but you are listening and focusing your full
awareness and conscious attention upon
them.
Two: they become aware that you are
analyzing, interpreting and evaluating by the
feed back that you give them ... "I hear you
saying," or "I understand that," or "it seems
as if," then they can confirm, deny or
correct. "Oh, I didn't mean it that way, what
I am really saying is..." or "Oh, yes, that's
right."
Three: as they become aware that you
are relating to them in a therapeutic process,
your rapport is being developed in the
non-hypnotic interview. They become
convinced that you are interested in them
and care about them, you devoted your full
attention to them and that you are really a
very wise person.
"Well, we sat in chairs and he said
everyone put your hands together, press
them tightly together, and now they are
stuck. Try to pull your hands apart,' and I
was the only one who did. So he dismissed
me."
Respond to that by saying, "It is difficult
to relax enough to concentrate on those ideas
in front of a group of people, especially if
you are a little anxious that you might be
asked to do something silly."
Suppose they say, "Oh, yes, I went up
on the stage in a night club and the last thing
I remember is being told to try to pull my
hands apart and the next thing I knew it was
an hour later. When I went back to my seat,
they told me I sang, and danced and did
funny things while on the stage."
You now have additional information.
You know they went into a deep trance
easily. If they say it was for therapeutic
purposes, again you ask, "Who was it?" and
have them tell you all the details.
"Well, I went to the therapist and I felt
like I was floating on a cloud."
Store that because when you hypnotize
them, you will want to use it as feedback,
"Now you are getting that feeling of floating
on a cloud." Take everything they say of a
positive nature, about their previous
hypnotic experience and feed it back to
them. Why ask yourself, "What kind of
deepening techniques shall I use?" when
they have already told you.
If they say to you, that they don't
remember very much of what went on in the
therapist's office, again you have similar
input of information. The key question at
this point is, "Was this beneficial to you. Did
you get the results that you hoped for? - tell
me about it."
When they report positive results they
#3
THE PRE-HYPNOTIC
INTERVIEW
The first question is, "Have you ever
been hypnotized before today?" (implies that
they are about to be hypnotized.)
They will reply "Yes" or "No."
If they answer "yes", ask "Was it for
therapeutic purposes or for entertainment, as
in a night club?"
They may answer, "Well, a friend hired
a hypnotist to entertain at a party and he
hypnotized five or six others, but I didn't go
under."
Ask for the details, say, "Will you tell
me about your lack of response?"
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