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Hypnosis Training Video #403: Can Your Clients Be Too Emotional for a Hypnosis Session? …And, More

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Cal in Can Your Clients Be Too Emotional for a Hypnosis Session? …And, MoreErika in Can Your Clients Be Too Emotional for a Hypnosis Session? …And, More

What Would Cal or Erika Do If a Client Came to the office Crying or Otherwise Filled with Intense Emotions?

Does Age Regression and Forgiveness Work Together for Anger?

Does It Matter Where Your Client Feels the Emotion?

This is a very information-packed episode!  This video is packed with so much important information that you just might have to view it two or three times before you get all the information in it.  Okay, let’s get started!

Erika asks, “Is it possible to have a client come in that is just too emotional to work with?”

I get right into it from an unexpected angle and let you in on the “What If’s”.  I reveal how many new hypnotists get bogged down by worrying about “what if this happens” or “what if that happens” and then never get started.  Erika is definitely not one of those people as we well know.

I give you this important tip, a “rule of thumb” about whether or not this person is emotionally “right enough” or mentally healthy enough to work with.

Erika shares with us how she works with a client to help her to calm down enough to proceed.  She also talks about how she uses my AIAR Induction.  I quickly add how I typically use the Time Tunnel Technique™ (TTT) as an induction rather than the AIAR Induction, the TTT™ now-a-days.  I do this because the TTT is a much faster and reliable induction than probably any other hypnotic induction when you intend to do age regression with your client.

Erika continues to question me by asking, “What do you do when your client comes in with a really high level of anger, and there is a lot of anger uncovered in the age regression part of the work; would you do forgiveness work right then during the age regression process?”  We are getting into some advanced stuff here.  So I talk Erika through how I handle such events in an age regression.  I cover the “Fab Five” questions, and why you want to allow your client to feel that anger at that point, and why you don’t always want to neutralize the anger.  This initiates an interesting exchange about the difference between “righteous anger” and anger that is not based in reality.

You may be surprised to hear that sometimes, especially when dealing with the Initial Sensitizing Event, there is a better way to deal with anger than forgiveness!

Erika squeezes in one more question for me, “Do you find that different emotions tend to be felt in specific areas of the body, like anger in the chest, etc.?”  I come up with another answer that is going to be surprising to a lot of you.  I reveal why even thinking in that way does not benefit either you as a hypnotherapist or your client.

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5 Reader Comments to Hypnosis Training Video #403: Can Your Clients Be Too Emotional for a Hypnosis Session? …And, More

  1. Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH October 7, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Hi Hypnotists. I just noticed that I did not put the link to my podcast #18 where I talk about the AIAR Induction in the podcast notes above. Sorry about that. Here it is,


  2. Brenda Titus October 9, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    This episode is jam packed with some really great and important information… I even made a few notes to add to the clipboard I use in my pre-hypnosis interview. 🙂

  3. Erika Flint October 10, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Thank you Brenda for you comment, yes it is full of information on dealing with emotional clients. I’m glad you found it useful, and now I’m curious about what you have on your clipboard. Maybe you’d do an episode on that ? 😉

  4. Susan Mundy June 7, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Another excellent episode…thanks Cal & Erika.

    I think you are so right Erika when you suggest that many people really need to have their feelings validated, and that in fact it may be the first time they have even experienced that.

    And Cal, I think you’re advice is great that as long as we can have a dialogue or conversation with the client, we should be right to proceed.

    I know what Erika meant about a client being so intensely emotional and wondering how to proceed with them. But, taking both your advice means that I would: 1) allow them to get the feelings out & validate them; 2) have a conversation with them about hypnosis and how it can help them and 3) begin the process.

    I would assume you have had so much more experience now with clients Erika (given the time that has passed since this podcast) and wonder if you have found it just gets easier to make those calls on dealing with particularly emotional clients.


  5. Erika Flint, BCH, CPHI June 10, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Thanks for your comments Susan. Validating clients emotions is important – some clients have never had their emotions or feeling validated relating to the specific reasons they’re coming in.

    Emotions can be a valuable asset that you can use while in the hypnosis session too because if the client is experiencing emotion right at that time, you can use that emotion to induce hypnosis using the Time Tunnel Technique or Affect Induced Age Regression Induction to quickly and powerfully get to the root issue and dissolve it away. Whenever a client in my office is emotional I think of it as a gift – because it often can expedite the process. 😉 Things have changed a lot since last October – I had to look at the date when you mentioned how long it had been, it does seem like a long time ago, and experience is the best teacher! Thanks again for your comments.

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