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Hypnosis Training Video #475: Is It Really A “BAD Thing” to See Free Clients When You Are Getting Started? It Depends!

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Should You “Test Drive” Your New Hypnosis Skills Before Charging for Sessions?

How Do You Know When You Are Ready to Start Seeing “Real” Clients?

Yes, There Are Some REAL Dangers When You Start with Free Sessions!

Hello Hypnotists!

Brenda and I are back and we answer a new hypnotist’s question about seeing clients for free. That is right, there is this idea out there that you need to see some clients for free before you start seeing “real” clients. We are going to let you in on why maybe this is okay in some cases, but mostly, either it is a waste of time, or in some cases a very bad idea!


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Seeing “practice” clients for free can keep you from even getting started! In this free video, we let you in on why this is a bad idea. Here are just a few points.

  1. Practice clients know you are new.
  2. So they don’t expect you to get results.
  3. They don’t take you seriously.
  4. They are not invested if the sessions are free.
  5. Friends and relatives can be the worst!
  6. So, practice sessions can wreck your confidence and chance of even getting started in our professions!

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Hypnotist Cal Banyan on Podcast #475 Sometimes getting started with real clients comes down to the quality of training. In this new free hypnosis training video, we let you in on how to evaluate if the problem was the quality of your hypnosis training.

Sometimes it comes down to how confident you are in general! That is why we must let you in on how to evaluate if you are a confident enough person to get started – and if you are not – how you can get that confidence.

When you are fast and effective, your clients tell others. Remember that the more it costs your clients to get results, the greater the less referrals you will get. This is because these potential clients are going to ask their friends how much did it cost and how many sessions did it take. The greater the cost, the greater the perceived risk to the new potential client. Faster results result in more referrals! Watch the video to get all the details!

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I am so glad we can put this topic to rest. Hopefully now, you won’t wreck your confidence by seeing these free clients and take me up on a much better alternative that I talk about in this hypnosis training video.

Remember: Practice sessions are the worst! Real confidence comes from real success and with great training the best way to get that success that leads to confidence is to just get started!

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3 Reader Comments to Hypnosis Training Video #475: Is It Really A “BAD Thing” to See Free Clients When You Are Getting Started? It Depends!

  1. Donna Bloom May 31, 2016 at 6:36 AM

    Thank you Cal and Brenda. This pod cast answered a different question for me. I have a client who had to stop after FOO. She was doing well, then money became a big issue. She called to see if I would give her a free session. Though I would love to accommodate her, I am going to follow my instincts and say no. I agree she will not value the session since she will not be “invested.” I may consider a small discount, but I will not offer a free session. This pod cast arrived at the perfect time.

  2. Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH May 31, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Right on Donna! What we do has great worth and value. Give discounts when you feel they are win-win. Most don’t understand that providing sessions for free can be bad for your clients!

    Let’s do great things together,

  3. Brenda Titus June 1, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Hi Donna, I’m so glad to hear that this was helpful for you, and that it was well timed! It sounds like you are on the right track with this client, and hopefully she’ll come back fully invested and prepared when the time is right for her!

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