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Hypnosis Podcast #76: Free Hypnosis Seminar – Hypnosis & Christianity, When Can Religion & Hypnotherapy Get Along – An Interview with Rev. Dr. Scot Giles

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Hypnosis & Christianity

Free Hypnosis Seminar – Hypnosis & Christianity, When Can Religion & Hypnotherapy Get Along – An Interview with Rev. Dr. Scot Giles

Have you ever had a potential client tell you that she would really like to benefit from doing hypnosis sessions with you, but she is afraid that it might be against her religion? If not, some day you probably will.

This is an important audio program that you will want to share with others and refer to many times because this is a common concern that comes up wherever there are people who want to use hypnosis, but are concerned that it may conflict with their Christian values.

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Here are just some of the questions about hypnosis & Christianity addressed in this interview:

  • Are there grounds for such fears or concerns about hypnosis?
  • Where does this fear of hypnosis come from?
  • How can you best respond to Christians about these concerns?
  • Who can you help and who simply will not use hypnosis?

Can hypnosis be used by concerned faithful Christians? The answers are yes, no and maybe.

In this interview with Rev. Dr. Scot Giles you learn all of this and more. (The photo above is of Dr. Rev. Scot Giles, and his wife, Rev. Dr. Lindsay Bates, at last year’s 5-PATHers Annual Awards Banquet, the day before the NGH Convention in Marlborough, Massachusetts. He received the 5-PATH® Hypnosis Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.)

Here are some resources mentioned in this interview:

Leave a comment below and let us know what you think of hypnosis & Christians, and this free hypnosis audio seminar program.

PS – If you know someone who is qualified to be interviewed on the same topic on the behalf of Muslims, please have him or her call me (469-969-2176 or 800-965-3390).. I’d love to do an interview covering Islam and hypnosis as well.

5 Reader Comments to Hypnosis Podcast #76: Free Hypnosis Seminar – Hypnosis & Christianity, When Can Religion & Hypnotherapy Get Along – An Interview with Rev. Dr. Scot Giles

  1. Jennifer Wong June 7, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Thank you Dr. Rev. Scot Giles for offering so much information and dedication to hypnosis and hypnotism. I have been recently approached by Christians who ask me about the “dark side” of hypnosis. I feel after listening to the podcast, I can offer a very educated and sustainable reply. The information you provide in this podcast is objective, factual, practical and of high integrity. I appreciate your candor and honesty. I feel as though my eyes have been opened. The additional links and information provided is a wonderful bonus! Thank you for your energy and dedication to such a powerful and beautiful “Scientific Helping Technique”!

    Thank you Cal for posting this on your ever expanding information warehouse.
    Jennifer Wong, CHT

  2. Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, FNGH June 8, 2008 at 7:41 AM

    Thank you Jennifer, for taking the time to write up a comment. I have forwarded it to Scot. I’m sure he will appricate it as well.

    I believe that this seminar was one of the most important programs that I have posted in a long time.


  3. celeste hackett March 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    This is a classic! Relistening today. Love Dr. Giles. He is brilliant.

  4. Susan Mundy June 20, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Wow! What a man Rev Dr. Giles is. Awesome background. Now I add his name to my list of those I would love to have at my dinner table. You’re invited to Australia at any time.

    “The fearful faithful” – what a great term.

    Hypnosis is a modern secular helping practice. These words in themselves say so much in my mind when discussing hypnosis with the fearful faithful.

    I think the discussion about the context in which we talk about anything (prooftexting) was fascinating & really powerful. I now know that even some academics have used prooftexting taking statistical evidence out of context.

    I agree with your conclusion Cal, we really just don’t want to get into a religious or spiritual argument with the faithful fearful. Very appreciative to Scott and his answer to this question of explaining hypnosis. Thanks.

    Like you Scott, our cats run our home too… 😊


    Ps. as usual Cal thanks for all you do. My hypno hero

  5. celeste June 23, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    YES this podcast is a hall of famer. ONE OF THE BEST EVER.

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