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Hypnosis Training Video Podcast #184: The Do’s and Don’ts During the Pre-Hypnosis Interview

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Hypnosis Trianer Cal Banyan

The Do’s and Don’ts During the Pre-Hypnosis Interview

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This episode is a special Cal only edition. I decided to give everyone else a break, so you are stuck with me!

Did you know that the National guild of Hypnotists convention starts today and runs through Sunday? If you are there, come say hello! Also the NGH Solid Gold weekend is coming up soon; I will see you there too.

In this weeks’ hypnosis training video, I give you so important tips for your pre-hypnosis interview with your hypnosis or hypnotherapy client.

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Here are some of the tips from this episode:

  • Don’t let the obvious fool you.

  • The importance of listening actively.

  • Teach your clients self hypnosis.

  • Don’t try to be a counselor.

  • Don’t diagnose problems.

  • Don’t tell your clients what you are going to do.

  • And More!

Here is the graduation picture of last NGH Hypnotherapy Certification class and some of the feedback.

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"Thank You!!! Just what I needed and much more than expected!!! The 10 day 5-PATH® and 7th Path© certification course was extremely thorough, well developed, and transformational. As an on-line student, the classroom learning experience was interactive and informative. I am ready to go! Thanks Cal and the whole gang at the Banyan Hypnosis Center." Kristine Fulmer Blue Bell, Pennsylvania Online Student

"Cal is a pro, this is not his hobby. This is a real world training center. After ten days of training I have a solid foundation and the ability to start seeing clients. I’m happy with my choice and proud to say I got my start from the Banyan Hypnosis Center. This course was way more than I expected. I can not imagine a hypnosis teacher better than Cal, I value my time and money. This course was time and money well spent." Jeff Wiencek Corona, California

"I am inspired after your course and thank my Delta for putting me on this Path! This is an awesome course, professionalism presented with humor and which makes all that our class learned so much fun. I look forward to putting this knowledge to work in the near future. Thank you, Cal, Maureen, Elronn, Danny and Taylor!" Lori Rodriguez Mission Viejo, California

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2 Reader Comments to Hypnosis Training Video Podcast #184: The Do’s and Don’ts During the Pre-Hypnosis Interview

  1. Steve R. August 14, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Hello Cal another great podcast. Two things you mentioned I’d like to expand upon.

    First is that, since learning from your other educational material, I always have taken your advice to heart of helping the client into a frame of reference where there is nothing fundamentally “wrong” with them. For example, at some point in the AR, I like to have the “grown-up” transmit the suggestion to the LO that it is completely understandable that certain negative feelings and emotions would have been felt at difficult unpleasant events, so that the LO does not feel bad about feeling bad! I take it a bit further by having the addtl suggestion transmitted that it would be a greater cause for concern if a child in an unstable, dangerous, or frightening situation did not feel some sort of negative affect then — that might mean something was very wrong with them in a pathological sense. It is neat to observe an often palpable sense of relief from the client once they respond to this suggestion that they are giving to themselves. Once they internalize the experienced realization that their circumstantial response of feeling helpless, scared or nervous was understandable, then it seems a lot easier for them to let go of those residual emotions (esp. related to uncertainty and confusion) and self-identifying labels of “being” a helpless, nervous or fearful person.

    Second thing I want to mention is your point about not telling the client about specific techniques ahead of time. I think this is a good idea but most especially when it comes to the phases involving Forgiveness. I never want to even bring up the concept of forgiveness, or even use that word, until the very last moment, after laying proper groundwork to make sure it is just about the inevitable choice of the client to forgive. I think if anyone were to tell the client: “OK, in today’s session, we are going to forgive the person who ______ you”, that is setting everyone up for failure. Forgiveness is such a tainted and misunderstood concept, and letting the client know too early, will only allow them to prepare a million and one reasons not to forgive, based on those misunderstandings. That doesn’t help anyone.

    Anyway, thanks for another great podcast!

  2. Susan Mundy July 7, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    My second viewing of this great episode Cal and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate it.

    I have it all down pat really…except for the last part!! By the way, you have me in fits of giggles with your examples and advice of “don’t do that” etc… 😂

    That’s my problem, when a client wants to or demands to know, what I’m going to do, or how I’m going to do, I still feel a little trapped as to how much to tell them, especially about AR. But, I will simply follow your advice & just work on building hope & focus on the benefits they want.

    I must say that I disagree with Steve’s view on discussing forgiveness with the client though. For me personally, I have found that most clients want to forgive, and know how important it is to forgive (when explained it is for them, not the one to be forgiven) but simply don’t know or believe that it is possible to do. But, I guess everyone is different, so perhaps I’ve yet to encounter a client with that strong negative view on the forgiveness work.

    Thanks for all you do.

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