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Hypnosis Training Video #280: Overt and Covert Testing for Depth of Hypnosis in Real Hypnosis Sessions

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Overt and Covert Testing for Depth of Hypnosis in Real Hypnosis Sessions

Happy Hypno-Friday! Meredith is back as my co-host on this episode of Hypnosis Etc. on I get things started by announcing the teleseminar with Elsom Eldridge tonight, June 8th, at 6 p.m. PST (9 p.m. EST).

In this latest hypnosis training episode, we discuss the different stages of somnambulism on Harry Arons Depth Scale: Stage 4 – threshold of somnambulism, Stage 5 – full somnambulism, and Stage 6 – profound somnambulism. …AND why they are important to real hypnotists who see clients for deep hypnotherapeutic work.

Then, we dive into this 5-PATHer’s question about “What’s the best way to test for the different levels of somnambulism?” You will find the answers to why it is important to use covert tests when testing for somnambulism. You will also learn why you only need to test for Stage 4 – threshold of somnambulism – using the Elman-Banyan Induction’s covert test, such as “Losing the Numbers” or “Eyelid Fractionation Deepening” technique. Finally…you will discover the tests that I, Cal Banyan, personally use in the first hypnosis session with my clients.

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Today’s Discussion Points:

  • Learn about the three levels of somnambulism (Stage 4, 5, and 6 on Harry Arons Depth Scale) – threshold of somnambulism, full somnambulism, and profound somnambulism.
  • Differences between covert and overt testing for the threshold of somnambulism.
  • How to use the Elman-Banyan Induction’s covert test for threshold of somnambulism.
  • Learn what tests Cal Banyan uses in his first hypnosis sessions.

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