Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Learn Hypnosis Video Series has just posted a link to access a 10-video series by hypnotist Jeffery Stephens on how to hypnotize anyone in just a few minutes. He's a little more militant about it, but he shares my views that hypnosis doesn't have to be a long, drawn-out process to be effective. Click here for access to the 10 hypnosis learning videos. In these videos, he shows demonstrations of waking hypnosis, and speaks on topics such as congruency, context, and intent.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Textbook Hypnosis

I'm consistently asked for recommendations on where to learn hypnosis and how best to approach the topic. If you're looking for a tome on clinical hypnosis, one of my favorite books is Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis by Michael D. Yapko. It provides a good basis for beginners and is a good reference refresher along the way to mastery. And if you're scared by it's massive 620 pages of content, it even comes in a Kindle Edition.

If you're looking for something a little shorter, or maybe more classic, Hypnotherapy by Dave Elman is a good bet. Written in the 60's, it's the basis of many current practitioners' methods.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hypnotic Shield

One of the things that I always recommend for anyone getting hypnotized by random videos and mp3s from non-trusted sources is to be aware of what suggestions the hypnotist is making.

If you're someone who finds themselves particularly suggestible, or who wants a little extra security, it can be useful to go through a session of protective suggestions. Typically, these suggestions give you more control over what suggestions you accept in future hypnosis trancework.

The idea is that if you take to suggestions well, getting in with good, empowering suggestions beforehand can help you deal with anything unscrupulous later. Additionally, if you have been given suggestions you don't want anymore, a protective hypnosis session can help to remove them more quickly, if they aren't fading fast enough.

I was recently presented with this protective hypnosis video, titled "The Hypnotic Shield" that helps you remove unwanted hypnotic suggestions and effects, and have more control over which ones you accept in the future. I highly recommend watching a video like this one if you're perusing YouTube or other sites for hypnosis sessions. Everything I heard and saw in the video seemed supportive, but like any other video, I suggest you watch it one piece at a time or check a transcript to be sure it's what you're looking for. I'd like to thank The Hypnotic Orchard for sharing it, so that I can share it with you.