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Hypnosis Training Video Podcast #226: Simple Ways to Vastly Improve the Hypnosis Profession

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Hypnosis Trainer Cal Banyan

Simple Ways to Vastly Improve the Hypnosis Profession

Happy Hypno Friday to all you hypnotists and future hypnotherapists. I have another free hypnosis training video here on for you to watch, download or listen to.

This is a special all Cal episode and actually; the next few episodes are just me too. Yup, I decided to give Elronn and Meredith a much deserved break. It’s kind of hard to get successful hypnotherapists in here to film these because they are so busy seeing clients.

So in this episode of Cal Banyan’s Hypnosis Etc., I might stir up a little controversy (for once ­čśÇ ). I am only trying to make our profession better, trust me!

Here are some of the topics I discuss:

  • We have to agree on what hypnosis is.

  • Decide on what the definition of hypnosis and suggestibility.

  • No more progressive relaxation.

  • Meditation is not hypnosis.

  • Alpha brain waves have nothing to do with hypnosis.

  • The coma state or Esdaile state is not hypnosis.

  • Ultra depth or Sichort state is not hypnosis.

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4 Reader Comments to Hypnosis Training Video Podcast #226: Simple Ways to Vastly Improve the Hypnosis Profession

  1. Andrew McCluskey June 7, 2011 at 8:07 AM

    Cal, I really liked the pod cast on levels of Hypnosis.  I have only been practicing about a year.  I always wondered how useful the Coma state could be since it appeared that you could have no interaction with the client.

    Thanks for the explanations.

  2. Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH June 7, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    Hello Andrew – Thanks for the comment!

    Every time I create a video, audio, article, whatever, I have you in mind. You see, I ask myself, “What do I wish I would have known earlier on in my career?”

    I’ve very glad to have been of service. Please tell your hypnofriends about these videos and “Like” us on facedbook, at

    Here’s to YOUR success,

  3. Steve R. June 9, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Gee whiz, no Elronn no Meredith but you still manage to stir things up all by yourself Cal! Good episode.

    For the reasons you described, I agree PMR does not make much sense as primary choice for induction, buuut i think the PMR experience can be very enjoyable for certain clients — after they have been hypnotized, not as an induction. Still, I guess a question could be why does PMR seem to be so common? Maybe it’s because people are basing inductions on what they have often heard on CDs… where using PMR as an induction perhaps makes more sense.

  4. Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH June 10, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    Hi Steve – Thanks for noticing. From time to time I have to show Meredith and Elronn that the old man can shake things up on his own! ­čśë

    I think that the reason that the progressive relaxation induction continues to be a primary induction is that they just can’t believe that hypnosis can be induced quickly. This comes from a missunderstanding of what hypnosis really is. Hypnosis is not relaxation and it is definately not sleep, but they still use the induction that is most likely to put a client to sleep, and at most provides the cleint with relaxation.

    It is definately time to move on. Can we just move on? Please?!?

    Let’s do GREAT things together,

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