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Hypnosis Training Video #287: Getting Somnambulism, Stating Benefits, and Using Insight in Your Hypnotherapy Sessions

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Getting Somnambulism, Stating Benefits, and Using Insight in Your Hypnotherapy Sessions

Happy Hypno-Tuesday! Elronn is back as my co-host on this fun, interesting and informative episode of Hypnosis Etc. on

In this latest Hypnosis Etc. episode, we answer viewers’ questions about obtaining the level of somnambulism by having them “lose” the numbers in the Elman-Banyan Rapid Induction. Complete instructions on how to do this induction are in a video you can get on www.Hypnosis.ORG.

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We also discuss why clients must be able to identify the benefits of making a change, and we explain the power of insight therapy, and a whole bunch more.

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Cal Answers Viewers’ Questions:

  • How would you deal with clients who have trouble losing the numbers during the Elman-Banyan Induction?
  • How do you handle hypnosis clients who cannot identify or see the benefits of making changes in their lives?
  • Can you explain insight therapy vs. hypnosis work?
  • What’s the difference between 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis®?

Today’s Discussion Points:

  • What does it mean “to lose the numbers” in the Elman-Banyan Rapid Hypnotic Induction?
  • When is it important to practice losing the numbers with your client before beginning the session?
  • How to tell the difference between non-compliance and misunderstanding when a client has trouble losing the numbers.
  • Why some people don’t go into hypnosis when they should.
  • How to help clients see the reasons for identifying the benefits of change.
  • How insight therapy can help your clients experience the “a-ha” moment and make your suggestions permanent (with hypersuggestibility).

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4 Reader Comments to Hypnosis Training Video #287: Getting Somnambulism, Stating Benefits, and Using Insight in Your Hypnotherapy Sessions

  1. Shareece August 8, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Thanks so much cal and Elron for all the great training videos. A question related to this from Soth Africa is coming from Austra! And that is: I use Elman-Banyan induction each and every time since I’ve got to know the 5-Path. One of my clients perfectly looses the numbers. Today he claimed that there is something inside him that takes him back over and again. Something that prevents him to really let go. His level of hypnosis is turning deep and light very often. Though he isn’t sure if the answers relating to AR have really come from his subconscious mind. Because he also knows about all the issues have come up so far in his conscious mind. Any help please? We  still haven’t finished the one and the same AR. The only solution that comes into my mind is starting the next session with “There is something inside you that prevents you to let go”. Thank you very much inadvance for your advice.

  2. celeste hackett August 22, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Took notes on the perfect losing the numbers answer for my students. Thank you! Loved watching Elron blush at the are you single question LOL!

    Great job guys!

  3. Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH August 22, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Thanks Celeste – I look forward to making some Hypnosis, Etc. videos with you very soon.

  4. Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH August 22, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Shareece – Thanks for you comment. I was really slow responding to it because I was away for the NGH convention.

    I’m going to save your question for a future video. But let me see if I can offer some help now. Hopefully in the video I can go into more detail.

    First, don’t rely on your client’s report on their depth of hypnosis. The only you can judge depth is to test for it.

    Secondly, don’t worry too much about the reported “not letting go”. What is important is, that he is visiting events in the age regression that are relevant to the emotions that are generating the problem. If he is feeling the feelings of the past and revivifying to any extent then you can do the work.

    There is always going to be some level of conscious interference. Remember to ask the important 5 questions at each event. The most important things to get is what is going on (in the ISE, SSEs and SPE if there is one) and what they are thinking as a result of what is happening. What they are thinking is generating how they are feeling. Clear up misconceptions about the past which will then change how they feel. But if the feeling are based in reality (as opposed to the misperceptions of the child) they need to fully experience the emotion and you and the grown-up aspect of the client need to validate the emotion.

    Thanks again for your comment!

    With you on the Path,

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