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Hypnosis Training Video Podcast #210: Controversial Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Topics – Part 4

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Hypnotherapist Cal Banyan

Controversial Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Topics – Part 4

Happy Hypno Friday everyone! Welcome to another free hypnosis training video on

In this weeks’ episode of Cal Banyan’s Hypnosis etc., Elronn and I wrap up our series of controversial topics (for now). Do you have an opinion on these topics? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

Here are some of the topics we discuss:

  • Should hypnotists do some pro bono work?

  • What are the pro’s and con’s of not charging for hypnosis sessions?

  • Should hypnotists work on friends and family?

  • And More.

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4 Reader Comments to Hypnosis Training Video Podcast #210: Controversial Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Topics – Part 4

  1. Steve R. February 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    good show! i think you’d get a kick out of this story as it relates to the topic of free sessions: i got an email inquiry recently from a person who insisted that i must guarantee that hypnosis would produce specific changes in their behaviors and emotions, before they would consider becoming a client. the kicker — at the end of the email they mention that they would not be able to pay for the sessions, but they might come into some money later this year and could maybe pay for the service then. i am not kidding!

    the following statement is a generalization: but i think there is significant overlap between the type of person who expects you to provide a service to them for free, with the type of person who thinks they can use hypnosis to escape personal responsibility. no thanks!

  2. Lonnie February 12, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    I have worked with a few select friends. These were people who truly respected me as an authority on hypnosis. The only problem I had was with one where she suddenly opened her eyes during the induction and said it’s not working. We got a laugh out of it, and I told her story about self hypnosis, while peppering in some hypnotic suggestions here and there indirectly. She was drifting off to her happy place before she knew what hit her. I have avoided working with family. I just don’t think they can enter a professional relationship with me.

    I haven’t done any work for free …well, not exactly. I will help any pregnant woman to stop smoking regardless of their financial situation. My only requirement for those that can’t afford my fees is to donate the cost of 2 cartons of cigarettes to the American Lung Association.

    Now that you’ve covered pro bono work, what are your thoughts on Money Back Guarantees?


    Lonnie Scott

  3. Cynthia Thurman February 12, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Cal, you brought up some interesting points about whether or not to charge for hypnosis sessions. I traded services with a massage therapist once (at her request), and after the third session she was showing some resistance and I realized that she had not been putting forth the same effort that a client normally does. Even though she was providing massage certificates for each session, it was clear that she was not valuing the service the same way as a paying client. I will be careful in the future with this type of arrangement.

    Thanks for showing the biker bar photo! I would never have recognized you.

  4. Issac Weiss, BCH February 12, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    great, great, great, I agree so much with all of that, i have done some of that, and yes you are so right.

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