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Hypnosis Podcast #101: Working with Family and Friends

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Working with Family and Friends

Here we go again! We are so excited to have now gone beyond episode #100 with this free hypnosis training video about how to work with family and friends using hypnotic and non-hypnotic techniques. In this episode Celeste takes the lead in this video and tells you about how she has had success using these hypnotic and non-hypnotic techniques to help her niece.

First, Celeste goes into the history of her niece’s problems and challenges. She discusses some of the things her family and others have done to help her without much success.

Finally, we get into the important information about how she helped her niece. I also talk about why hypnotists should be VERY careful about working with friends or family members. It is important to understand that we should, in most cases, avoid using insight oriented hypnotic techniques in "dual relationships".

Here are some of the techniques that Celeste goes through in this hypnosis training video.

  1. Direct and indirect waking suggestion.

  2. The Secret Language of Feelings and emotional expression.

  3. Being a model who shows how to respond to emotions in a useful way.

  4. Being a model who is able to talk about and express feelings in a useful way.

  5. Actually hitting a pillow to release emotions without formally inducing hypnosis.

  6. Use of imagination pretending to talk with people who she was angry with and encouraging forgiveness, through understanding and other techniques.

  7. Began discussing the use of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).

There is more to come in the next episode.

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3 Reader Comments to Hypnosis Podcast #101: Working with Family and Friends

  1. janet pickard January 24, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Thank you Cal and Celeste I really enjoy this kind of podcast it’s like getting into the nitty-gritty of the story.It’s very educational and really promoted the importance of the secret language of feelings.You made me decide to teach it to my grandaughter. Thanks and I can’t wait for the next episode.


  2. Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, FNGH January 24, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Hi Janet!

    Thanks for the “comment love”. We so appriciate getting comments.

    We are also so glad to hear that the podcast was useful for you. Let us know about how you teach your grandaughter the Secret Language of Feelings. Have fun with it and she should really like it.

    Have a GREAT weekend!

  3. Celeste Hackett January 24, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Hey Janet,

    It’s hypnotists like you that make me so glad I do these podcasts! Your grandaughter is going to feel so much better. Call me if I can help you in any way. I am excited for you and her!

    OH, by the way…I got an email from a viewer who was concerned about privacy issues and my niece. So, I thought I would let everyone know that my niece is 20 years old, a legal adult, quite able to make her own decisions and she gave me permission to discuss her case.

    To help ensure my niece’s privacy I did not use her real name and also left out any identifying information about her mother and father. She is happy to have me talk about her case because she realizes that helping professionals will learn from the podcast.

    She has seen many parts of our other podcasts and knows that the information in this one, like the others, may help many other hypnotists assist people in her situation which is what she wants.

    Be at peace,

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