Hypnosis Training Video #520: How to Make Money As a Professional Hypnotist or Hypnotherapist
 Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

 Cal Banyan,  MA, BCH, CI, DNGH, OB, MCPHI

Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH, OB, MCPHI

Hypnotists Love Helping People and Making a Difference

 Income helps you grow your business and invest in live events, like this event I hosted on my first book, Reprogram Your Weight LIVE 

Income helps you grow your business and invest in live events, like this event I hosted on my first book, Reprogram Your Weight LIVE 

All the hypnotists I know and have trained wanted to become hypnotists to help people.

And passion and drive to make a difference in the world and have a meaningful and fulfilling career is important and worthwhile.

It is GOOD if what’s brining you into this profession is a desire to be of service, to help people.

And making money doing that is a win-win - for you, your business, your community, and your clients because income can help grow your business, and you deserve to make a great income while helping people. 

People value what they pay for, and an exchange of money when used in the right way just grows the good that you can create in the world.

Money is Important! Making money as a hypnotists allows you to grow your practice and help more people 

The financial aspect is to running a business is vital.

With income you can : 

  • Create Products : podcasts, write books, hire professional videographers to record  LIVE courses and special events.
  • Travel to and grow your business and reach :  Last year I visited Scotland, Washington DC, and Hawaii and created specialized hypnosis based products to help more people. 
  • Invest in your business and hire help: hire admin support so you can do more hypnosis, or hire someone to edit and produce your podcasts or audio products.

Being a Successful Hypnotist is Hard if You're Doing it Purely For the Money

If you’re getting into this business purely for the money, then you’ll likely have a hard time growing your business.

This is because the real value we bring to our clients is coming from a combination of a true desire to be of service, paired with excellent training and skills as a hypnotist to provide massive value and results for our clients. 

Businesses grow because of results for our clients, so we have to put our clients' needs and wants first - when that happens the money starts to flow as long as you have a great product (excellent training, great delivery, and excellent self-care).

How will you make money as a hypnotist?

Here's a list of some of the ways hypnotists make money that Cal and I discuss in the video - but there are more. There are endless ways to make money as a hypnotist. Wherever you can bring yoru clients value is an opportunity to create a product and service and be of service to your clients and customers.

Private Clients

Working with clients one on one is the primary source of income for most newer hypnotists. Over time most hypnotists will add group programs, products, and events to their regular schedule. 


Group Sessions

Teaching hypnosis in groups, for example weight loss and smoking cessation is very common, however it's not something I do. I believe we get better results working one on one, and teach only introductory courses in groups with the intention of working more deeply with clients. The only group hypnosis courses I teach are on self-hypnosis, stress, and Reprogram Your Weight system based on my books. 


Creating Products for passive income: digital products like hypnosis recordings, video courses, e-books

Creating products to sell the public - like hypnosis recordings, e-books, and video training is a great way to grow your business and share your wisdom with the world and clients.

 Learning to Relax - what I offer all my clients to begin their journey to success with hypnosis at our center.

Learning to Relax - what I offer all my clients to begin their journey to success with hypnosis at our center.

How do you know what products to create and sell? 

That's easy - it's the content your clients love. When you find yourself repeating yourself to your clients over and over, it's time to create a reusable product out of that material. 

I also believe new hypnotists should have a basic relaxation recording. This offers clients a great way to practice self-hypnosis in a generic, non-specific way to all of your clients. 


Speaking, including Corporate and Business

Public speaking on topics related to hypnosis, or on self-help topics with hypnosis incorporated is a great way to grow your business and make money. Professional speakers make money by getting paid speaking gigs, and by selling products at non-paid speaking gigs. 


Writing a book

Share your wisdom with the world by writing a book! It's much easier now to self-publish a book through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), and even with traditional publishers. For example Morgan James is the publisher of my first two books. 

The benefits of being a published author include : 

  • Being recognized as an authority on your topic
  • Easily share your wisdom with a wider audience
  • Hand your clients and prospective clients your book
  • Grow your business faster
  • Sell books at events


Teaching Classes

Teaching is a great way to earn more income as a hypnotists. This is related to public speaking and teaching group courses, and often teaching, group courses, and speaking are combined into workshop style events. You will make money from student enrollment fees, course materials, and ongoing support of your students and many students will likely want to take more of your courses. 


Conferences: teaching classes to other hypnotists

Hypnosis conferences are a great way for hypnotists to earn income. I speak at the National Guild of Hypnotists conference every year. You can make money by first having your conference fee paid for as a speaker, then secondly by teaching fee-based courses at the conference and selling products and meeting new potential students.


Mentoring : Ongoing support for clients, Students, and graduates

Providing deep level support and commitment to your students and clients is another way hypnotists make money. This is deeply meaningful and highly rewarding work - you get to truly support your students, graduates, and clients through a process of ongoing success. These programs are usually 6-12 months, and participants make monthly payments. They get a high level of group and one-on-one support to help them achieve their goals. 

 

Click below to watch the full episode and Get Specifics on How to Make Money as a Hypnotist 

 
 

The Meta-Message of this Episode : There are Endless Ways to Make Money as a hypnotist

The meta-message of this episode is there are many ways hypnotists make money. The handful shared here today are merely the beginning of what you could do to make money as a hypnotist. 

I want to hear from you! How do you make money as a hypnotist? Or how do you WANT to make money as a hypnotist? Leave a comment below. 


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Hypnosis Training Video #493: Part 2: 7 Steps to Marketing Your Hypnosis Practice Even if You “Don’t Have a Clue”
 Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

 Cal Banyan,  MA, BCH, CI, DNGH, OB, MCPHI

Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH, OB, MCPHI

This is part 2 in this series, so first, let’s review the last video – Part 1

Step 1: Have an awareness strategy.
Step 2: Get really good at one or two marketing approaches.
Step 3: You must have short, medium and long-term goals and strategies to promote your hypnosis practice.

And now, we get on to the new material in this video Steps 4, 5, 6, and 7!

Watch the video below and review the recap under the video for details.

 
 

Step 4: Continually tweak and refine your promotional efforts. 

It's rare that a first pass at a new marketing approach will work without any modification.

This surprised me when I first started marketing my business. There is no one single way to market your business, and there is no 'secret' to marketing your business either other than continuing to refine and tweak your efforts.

Everything you do to market yourself and your business will need refining and tweaking to get it just right.

And even when you get it right and it brings in a steady stream of clients, you'll still need to refine and tweak it over time as your business and the profession changes. 

The bottom line is that it's common for your marketing efforts to take a little time to get them just right, and if you're new at this don't fret if things don't work immediately - test and refine.

The best way to do this is measure your marketing in a way that enables you to understand what is working. Any marketing effort that doesn't include statistics on what is working is usually not worth the effort, because you won't know how to refine or tweak it. 

This is why I put my marketing dollars in online marketing like Google AdWords which comes built in with clear analysis on what is working. 

For more information on getting started with Google AdWords, check out the documents in the Free Hypnosis Training library, including: 

 Get New Hypnosis Clients with Google, fast

Get New Hypnosis Clients with Google, fast

 
 Google AdWords Top 20+ Checklist

Google AdWords Top 20+ Checklist

 

 

Step 5: Give FREE talks to your community about hypnosis! 

This could be at a community center, a senior center, the YMCA, a church, or at a medical facility. You can also give free talks at any local business. 

One of the topics that almost any business will be interested in is stress relief, and the reason why I highly recommend talking about stress relief is that it doesn't overtly include the word hypnosis in the topic. For this reason, many businesses are open to having a hypnotist come in and teach their employees about stress relief, even when it includes a bit of hypnosis. 

Check out the self-study course on How to Teach an Effective and Engaging Stress Buster Workshop in Your Community to get started using this technique right away. You'll have fun teaching it, and your participants will learn new ways to alleviate stress that help them lead better lives. 

Step 6: “Content is King!” 

Put out good content that you believe in.

Share what you know and be your authentic self.

Clients want to feel comfortable with their hypnotist, so be yourself and don't 'try to hard' to get everything perfect.

Sharing good content can be in a blog post, or a short video, or even a on social media. Talk about hypnosis as much as you can in a positive way, and help your community understand what hypnosis really is. Part of our job as hypnotists is to dispel the myths about hypnosis, and you can do that in a variety of ways. 

It can be a bit scary to put yourself out there, but you can do it. If you have any hesitation with this, it's an opportunity for you do do self-hypnosis and work on feeling more comfortable sharing your expertise. One of the best techniques I know of for this besides hypnosis is the following : 

Imagine that your ideal client is sitting at home right now, suffering. They don't know what to do. And they aren't aware of your business or that you can help them because you have been hesitant to put yourself out there. Now imagine you have the courage to share what you know, and create the article or video, and because you had the courage to do that, now your client finds you and gets the relief they need. The bottom line is that when you're unsure or nervous, think about all the people that aren't getting your help and use that to motivate you to put your content out there. It does not have to be perfect! I doubt this blog article is perfect. But did it help you?  

Here are a few ideas : 

 The Hypnosis Success Board at Cascade Hypnosis Center inspires clients and promotes incremental success

The Hypnosis Success Board at Cascade Hypnosis Center inspires clients and promotes incremental success

Create a list of the top Frequently Asked Questions about hypnosis, like is hypnosis sleep? And does my hypnotist have control over me? and everyone be hypnotized? Then answer these questions in a series of short blog posts, or short videos. Post them to your website and on line once a week, or once a day for a few weeks. 

 

Create a Hypnosis Success Board and share online your client success, this inspires your clients and others to work with you. Check out The Hypnosis Success Board we have at Cascade Hypnosis Center to learn more. 

 

 

Step 7: Get started now! 

Don’t let things hold you back! Study hypnosis and get the best training you can. 

You do not need ANYTHING but good training to help people. Don't get stuck in the "but I need a website", or "I need business cards" to keep you from helping people. The number one goal that I have for my graduates is to start seeing clients right away - within a week of graduation. They have everything they know to help people with hypnosis, and guess what - your client doesn't need you to have a website for them to feel better. Get started now, and the rest will fall into place. 

By the way, I have a FREE Marketing Group on www.OurHypnoSpace.com. The discussion is ongoing and there are lots of knowledge posted there from past discussions that are very relevant today as well. 

I look forward to seeing you in class.

With Love, 

Erika

 

Hypnosis Training Video #492: Part 1: 7 Steps to Marketing Your Hypnosis Practice Even if You “Don’t Have a Clue”
 Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

 Cal Banyan,  MA, BCH, CI, DNGH, OB, MCPHI

Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH, OB, MCPHI

In this video Erika Flint and Cal Banyan share the first 3 marketing tips for a successful hypnosis business. 

Step 1 : Have an awareness strategy

New hypnotists often work with family and friends to begin with, but after that, it's important to have an ongoing awareness strategy. 

An awareness strategy is something that makes new potential clients aware of your business on an ongoing bases

Avoid the "I'll do a bit of everything mistake" 

The best approach for an awareness strategy is to find one thing and get really good at it. Here are a few examples that Erika recommends :

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 I'm a Hypnotist : A High-Impact Conversation Starter! Expect to get inquiries with this shirt on!

I'm a Hypnotist : A High-Impact Conversation Starter! Expect to get inquiries with this shirt on!

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Step 2: Get really good at one or two marketing approaches. 

A common mistake for new hypnotists is to try a bit of everything. They'll try some online marketing, print advertising, maybe Facebook or Google, and put a little effort into each one. But that approach usually does not work, because it takes some effort and tweaking to get a good awareness strategy working. 

The best approach is to select one awareness strategy that you like and stick with it until you understand if it can work for your business or not. A good time frame is 3 months. Once you have one awareness strategy working well, then you can add in another one. 


 

Step 3: You must have short, medium and long-term goals and strategies to promote your hypnosis practice. 

Short-term approaches include talking about what you do, teaching courses, and Google AdWords.

The medium strategy is testimonials and referrals, such as on Yelp and with clients, and regularly writing blog posts. 

Long-term strategy could include your website search engine optimization (SEO). 

 

Watch the video below for details on "7 STEPS TO MARKETING YOUR HYPNOSIS PRACTICE EVEN IF YOU “DON’T HAVE A CLUE”"


 
 

I look forward to seeing you in class! Let's help more people with the power of hypnosis. 

From my heart to yours,

Erika

Hypnosis Training Video #490: How to Deal with Clients Who Sleep During Sessions & How You Can Stop Encouraging it!

HELP! I have a client who always goes to sleep in session! 

 Erika Flint

Erika Flint

 Cal Banyan

Cal Banyan

In this video, Cal and I share some important tips regarding clients who regularly fall asleep in session.

Understanding how this happens and some simple technique modifications for prevention can make you a more effective hypnotist for all clients. 

Here are the highlights from the video : 

What hypnotists do that can cause clients to go to sleep : 

  1. The hypnotist is talking too slowly.
  2. There's too much time spent deepening the client with suggestions for deeper relaxation.
  3. Not making the session interactive and asking for client input, such as responding verbally, nodding their head, or lifting a finger.  
  4. Not utilizing a more progressive, modern induction like the 5-PATH Rapid Induction  or the Time Tunneling Technique ™ which is an affect induced age regression induction. 

How to interact with clients who regularly go to sleep in session:

  1. Understand that hypnosis is not sleep and your client needs to realize this as well. It's a common misperception in the public for a variety of reasons, but in part the phrases 'you're getting sleepy', and movies that suggest hypnosis is a form of sleep. 
  2. Learn to recognize if your client is sleeping. Note that snoring is not necessarily sleep
  3. Ask your client if they regularly have issues sleeping during the day as well? It could be indicative of a deeper issue.
  4. Understand that some clients sleep as a protective mechanism - not because they're tired or sleepy. Sleep is one of our very first coping strategies as infants. And it's still very useful as a technique as adults as well - for example 'I'll sleep on it' can help our subconscious mind consider options and provide solutions. But it's not effective in the hypnosis office.

Solutions

  1. Hypnotize quickly using an instant or rapid induction, like the 5-PATH Rapid Induction or the 8-Word Instant Induction
  2. Use interactive and insight generating techniques with your client like Age Regression, Forgiveness Therapy, Parts Mediation Therapy, and Age Progression. 

Watch the video for full details and explanation. 

Tell your friends about these great hypnosis training videos. Thanks!

I look forward to seeing you in class! 

Let's help people lead better lives with hypnosis. 

From my heart to yours,

Erika Flint

Hypnosis Training Video #473: Quickly Find & Fix False Expectations for Hypnosis Success
 Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

 Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH, OB, MCPHI

Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH, OB, MCPHI

Manage False Expectations in the Hypnosis Office to improve client success

Most clients will come to hypnosis with false expectations, and managing false expectations is critical to success with our clients.

False expectations are born out of the media's portrayal of hypnosis, stage hypnosis shows that give our clients ideas about hypnosis that aren't necessarily true, past experience with hypnosis, and other peoples experience with hypnosis. 

 

Here is the important list of false expectations with clients: 

  1. Client's previous experience with hypnosis : if your client has seen another hypnotist your approach may be different.
  2. Client's friends have had hypnosis before : your client may expect their session will be exactly like a friends.
  3. Movies, TV, and Stage Hypnosis : your client may have false expectations from movies, television, and stage hypnosis shows.
  4. Client's state or feeling that day : your client may believe they're too tired, too emotional, or not emotional enough to work with you.
  5. Client may be expecting failure : your client may be coming to you expecting failure - watch for this. 

 

What happens if you don't manage these false expectations?

Your client will not achieve the success they want - these false expectations are false beliefs that keep our clients from being as successful as possible, so they need to be addressed.

    These types of false expectations can come up at any time in the process -  before the hypnosis session, during the hypnosis session, and even before you begin working with your client, so watch the video to learn how to fix these false expectations. 

     
     
    Hypnosis Training Video #472: Top 7 Tragic Mistakes New Hypnotists Make (and How to Avoid Them)
     
     Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

    Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

     Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH, OB, MCPHI

    Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH, OB, MCPHI

     

    This top 7 list of tragic mistakes new hypnotists make can easily be avoided when you know what to watch out for. 

    HERE IS THE TOP 3 of 7 LIST!

    1. Confusing depth testing with convincers can destroy client confidence.
    2. Using the wrong tone of voice sends the wrong message to clients. Instead, model the behavior you want to see in your clients with non-verbal and verbal communication.
    3. Believing hypnosis requires relaxation is simply incorrect and can interrupt your progress with clients.
     
     

    4. Trying to determine causality without hypnosis – this is a waste of time for you and your client. This is very likely what your client has already done on their own before coming to see you!

    5. Believing your client’s beliefs about how it started, this takes you in the wrong direction because your clients beliefs are often based on the  conscious mind's understanding of the issue. 

    6. Making assumptions about your client can lead to horrible mistakes. In as much as you can, clear your mind entirely of any assumptions about your client and allow the hypnosis to reveal the issue

    7. Not knowing how to properly prepare clients often leads to failure. 

    By avoiding these 7 mistakes in the hypnosis office, your clients will get relief sooner, and your clients will refer you to their friends and family. 

    What other mistakes have you run across? Let me know

    Share this video and information with all your hypnosis friends!

    I look forward to seeing you in the classroom soon. 

    Stay connected online : facebook.com/CascadeHypnosisTraining

    From my heart to yours, 

    Erika

    New-HypnotistErika Flint
    Hypnosis Training Video #471: Amazing Ways to Emerge Clients for MUCH Greater Success
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    Erika and Cal reveal some very powerful emerging techniques in this  hypnotherapy training video! 

    This hypnosis training video about how you can take advantage of one of the most powerful parts of the hypnosis session - the moment you tell your client that you’re about to emerge them

    Why is the hypnosis emerging process so powerful? 

    Many hypnotists overlook the power in this part of the hypnosis session. When we tell our clients we're about to emerge them - they think 'oh ok the session is almost over' and they become even MORE suggestible. 

    Now is the time where you can put in some very powerful suggestion to help your clients. 

    Simply counting and asking our clients to emerge is often a mistake, because there are better ways.

     

    How to emerge clients for greater success: 

    1. Reinforce any insight gained in the session. 
    2. Use the hypnotic convincer of the color RED
    3. Remind clients that their next session will be even more powerful
    4. Suggest that your clients prepare to open eyes feeling great
    5. Ask them to open their eyes feeling great

    Basic Hypnosis Emerging Patter*

    "In a moment, I'm going to count from one to five and when I get to five and not before, I'd like you to open your eyes and emerge from hypnosis feeling great. 
    One - you are slowly beginning to emerge from hypnosis, and now you know that you are a good person, and it's easy for you to confidently enjoy speaking in front of people about what you do. 
    Two - for the next few days or longer if you'd like the color red, red, red will stand out to you more than ever before. It appears more vibrant, and colorful than ever, and every time you see the color red it reminds you of every good and positive suggestion you learned here today. 
    Three - it's the nature of human beings do to better with practice, and the next time we do hypnosis together the session will be even more effective, and even more powerful. 
    Four - preparing to open your eyes feeling great, and 
    Five - opening your eyes, emerging from hypnosis feeling confident, and happy. 
    And you do feel good don't you? "

    After the Client is Emerged - They're Still in Hypnosis!

    Surprising to many new hypnotists, our clients are still in hypnosis even after we utter the word emerge! 

    After your client opens their eyes, continue to reinforce the change, here's how : 

    1. Again, point out any insight gained in the session. This convinces the conscious mind of the change! 

    2. Point out any convincers used in the session - for example, time distortion, eye-lock, or arm-lock (WHAT are these? Watch the video to learn about hypnotic convincers! ) 

    3. Remind your client how well they did in the session - remember most of our clients have never  done hypnosis before, and they have no idea what to expect or know if they're "doing it right', so we constantly want to encourage and uplift them. Doing so reduces a sense of fear, and they will have a better session!

    Watch the free hypnosis training video below to learn more about how to emerge clients for much greater success! 

     
     

    *what is patter? Patter refers to the words in a hypnosis script. Many hypnotists have what are called "patter" books. It's not a mis-spelling! 

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    Don't  Be A "Script-notist"

    The old method of hypnosis involved a hypnotist reading the client a script full of suggestions for the client. The script was often customized for the client, but the hypnosis sessions was usually one-way - the hypnotist was doing almost all of the talking. And while not a bad way to help clients, it's not the most effective. 

    Don't be a "Script-Notist". 

    Modern Hypnosis Techniques Include Insight Therapy with Custom, Real-Time Hypnosis Suggestions 

    The improved way to help clients is to use advanced techniques, like Age Regression, Forgiveness Techniques, and Parts Mediation Techniques, then customize hypnotic suggestions in real-time based on input from your client. 

    How to Customize Hypnotic Suggestions in Real Time

    The #1 most important thing to keep in mind at all times when working with clients is to be fully present.

    Listen carefully.

    Our clients tell us exactly what they want, you just have to listen very carefully.

    Give clients what they want first.

    Then give them what they need.

    What does that mean? It means a client may come in wanting to lose weight. Help her to lose a little weight. In doing so, she feels better. Then give her what she really needs which is self-love to keep it off and live a fulfilling and enjoyable life. 

    Step 1: Listen carefully to what your client tells you they want. Write it down. 

    Step 2:  Go into a hypnotic state yourself first - it's important to always go into state first. This helps you to be fully present and focused, and model the behavior you want to see in your client.

    Step 3: Repeat back to your client what they told you they want. Repetition is the mother of all learning. Our brains absolutely love it. Your clients will think you're a genius when you repeat back to them their own words. They'll say "that was the most beautiful thing I've heard", or "wow that really resonated with me". 

    Click to watch the video below and get all the details on this custom technique!

     

     
     
    Erika Flint
    Hypnosis Training Video #458: How to be the C.E.O. of Y-O-U for BIG Client Success!
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    Professional Hypnotherapy Success is all about getting great results for our clients. And how are these results measured? Make sure you have a clear action plan for your clients, or they may not realize their own success. 

    Clients Come with Presenting Issues -  Not Always End Results

    It's common for clients to come to hypnotherapy with a plan for being rid of a negative state or emotion - and without an end-goal in mind. 

    In this case, the first step is to help clients imagine a positive end-state to achieve a desired outcome. 

    For example, a client may come with a presenting issue of "I don't want to be so anxious", and a professional hypnotist will understand that "not being anxious" is too vague for the subconscious mind to create a valid outcome. 

    Imagine it now in your own mind - what is "not being anxious" like for you? 

    • What are you doing? 
    • How are you BE-ing? 

    For me, "not being anxious" is peaceful and calm. It's quiet. It's soothing. More specifically, not being anxious would be peacefully sitting in nature enjoying the scenery, and it can also be enjoying a book in front of a warm fire. 

    Helping clients to imagine what "not being anxious" is like for them, will help the subconscious mind begin to generate potential outcomes and experiences that can be useful in the hypnosis session. 

    Don't assume "not being anxious" merely means being peaceful - it is important to have your client describe to you exactly what it means to them. 

    You can do this by asking, "if you weren't so anxious, how would you feel?" and help them imagine a desired outcome. 

    From a Wanted Hypnotic State to Actionable Goals

    Now that you have a wanted state for your client, you are able to help them enter into a hypnotic state using an instant or rapid induction. 

    From there, deepen your client. 

    Next, you'll likely do some deep, insight work with them like Age Regression, Forgiveness Therapy, or Parts Mediation Work. 

    And then you'll incorporate the wanted state using Future Progression, where you'll have your client imagine actually experiencing being in their body in a future state having already achieved their result. 

    From this wanted state, as imagined in an appropriately deep state of hypnosis called somnambulism, it's time to help your client imagine their Executive Action Plan! 

    • Ask them what is it they need to do to get to this state from where they are in their life now? 
    • Ask what is the quickest route from their current state, to this desired state?
    • What are the steps? What are the obstacles?
    • What can be prioritized?
    • What is the next smallest step? 

    Using this style of questioning while your client is in a deep somnambulistic state will allow your client's subconscious mind to make connections and references that have up to this point been largely overlooked! This is a huge asset to you and your client. By asking the right questions, in the right desired state, you can help your client make months and maybe even years or decades of progress in a few minutes. 

    This is the power of high-level, professional hypnosis and the power of the subconscious mind! 

    For details on executing this technique, continue below. 

    Click Below To Watch The Full Episode And Get Specifics On How to use an executive action plan with clients to increase success and results

     
     

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    Hypnosis Training Video #449: Out with the "Same Old Story" for Amazing Hypnotherapy Transformations
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    Our client's Same-Old-Story (SOS) keeps them trapped in old ways of thinking and believing. If we don't help them to create a new story  they'll never get to where they want to go. 

    How do you know if your client is telling their SOS? 

    One of the primary indicators is that it's become part of their IDENTITY. If your client begins to share with you a story that seems to be part of who they are as a person, you've got an identity level story - and this SOS desperately needs an update or it will be hard to help your client change in any meaningful and lasting way. 

    One of the first things to do when you recognize that your client has an SOS, is to use temporal language with your client to help them experience the story as being in the past, and not necessarily part of their future. 

    Your client may say to you "My mother never loved nor cared for me as a child, so that's why I grew up so needy and clingy. So I continue to get  into bad relationships seeking that love and attention I never could get from her". 

    Your response could be, "Thank you for sharing that with me. What I want you to realize is that, what you just told me there, is the OLD way of being, your old story. You USED to get into bad relationships seeking love and attention. What do you want your new story to be?" 

    "Used to get into bad relationships" is using temporal language to shift your client's perception of their own experience. 

    They're coming into see you for a change, for something different than how it has been, right? 

    So help them first by helping them to shift how they structure their own thinking on the topic. 

    Next, you'll help them create their new story. 

    Click below to watch this powerful hypnosis training video on out with your client's old SOS!  

    Hypnosis Training Video #448: How To Work Like A Pro Right Now Even On Very First Client!
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    Many hypnotists believe what they need before seeing clients is more training - yet what they likely need instead is the right training.

    What is the right training? Training that pushes you - that tests you, practicing with a partner over and over, so you can do the techniques without thinking about them, then use a systematic approach with hypnosis including insight based therapy instead of just more hypnosis scripts.

    Your clients need a responsive and dynamic approach - and the best way to be dynamic and responsive is to have a systematic approach that is also flexible - where you can learn and train for the best techniques, but also know that you can modify your approach on the fly to be client-centric. 

    Click to watch the video below where Erika Flint and Cal Banyan share how to work like a pro from the very first client with training, drilling, and a systematic approach to hypnosis.

    At our training center we want our hypnosis graduates to go from "Classroom to Client" - and this means that from the day they graduate from our course, they can see their first client and help them. 

    New-HypnotistErika Flint
    Hypnosis Training Video #447: Two Techniques That Turn Your Clients Into Confident Success Stories
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    Do you want to be a world-class hypnotist and help people achieve lasting relief and success?

    I thought so! 

    Here's how to do it - focus on the following two things: 

    1 - Flexibility with approach

    Being flexible in your approach as a hypnotist is a sign of a true professional.

    I always have a plan for my clients, and then when they arrive, the plan may change.

    This is the power of using a systematic approach to hypnosis because it allows you the confidence of knowing what to do with every single client and the flexibility of modifying it on the fly with them. 

    For example, I may plan on helping a client release limiting feelings of anger toward a parent or or x-partner, yet when she arrives, she may report that she's nervous again about something that transpired in the previous week, and ended up eating too much Thursday night. 

    Based on that new information, I would likely decide to do a Date-Time Age Regression with the client to resolve the over eating incident that occurred that week. That would be a more powerful technique than continuing on with what I had previously planned. Why? Because it just happened to her days prior - so the experience is fresh in her mind, it's like your client is handing you a gift! We always want to take what our clients are offering us, then utilize that information and experience to their advantage. 

    Later in the session, we may then move to the work I already had planned, which by the way would also help her not over-eat as she was turning to food to resolve anxiety regarding her recent divorce. 

    2 - Age Progression (Future Progression) 

     Age progression is a part of Age Regression, exception that you have your clients imagine (pre-vivify) their future as-if they've already achieved all the results! 

    This technique alone can change the world when done well.

    It's really all you need to help your clients, if they can do it properly - and most coming to see us have a hard time because there are other limiting emotions keeping them from fully experiencing their full, powerful self.

    And that's why we have other techniques to eliminate years of emotional baggage - like Age Regression (fear), Forgiveness Therapies (anger, guilt, and unfairness).  

    When we have our clients capture the energy of their End-State it is what will help transform them into becoming the person they need to be in order for them to make the change they want to make. 

    This may sound backwards if you're not familiar with this approach.

    The idea is you have to become the person who has already achieved the result, in order to achieve the result.

    For example with my weight loss clients, they need to imagine being a version of themselves that is already at a healthy weight in order to lose the weight.

    I have them first imagine that they've already lost all the weight. They pre-vivify what it feels like, looks like, sounds like, smells like, and feels like, and from that place, now they imagine having a stressful day.

    What does that future version of themselves do when stressed? They don't stress eat, or emotionally eat! They go on a walk, call a friend, listen to music, go on a drive, etc. Given that new information, the client becomes their future self now - and behaves as-if they've lost the weight, and the weight loss becomes easy. So, even before losing all the weight, they walk when stressed, and it's easy for them since you captured, and anchor the end-state energy. 

    Also important is Incremental Success

    Part of both of the above, is the concept of Incremental success. Most things in life are incremental. Mother nature is incremental. Plant growth is incremental, for example - even if we believe the seed pokes through the ground all at once, the seed has actually been growing underground for quite some time.

    The point is to help our clients notice the small changes, which leads to momentum, then leads to self-sustaining change. 

    Incremental Success → Momentum → Self-sustaining Change

    The incremental approach is important to help clients understand that they are changing.

    This builds confidence and helps client focus on what they are doing right. When the brain feels successful, it alleviates stress and offers an opportunity for massive expansion and personal growth.

    One of the principles of the mind is that whatever we focus on grows.  So, when clients focus on success - even small success - they FEEL better and are more likely to keep their changes. This means faster and better results for clients, and business growth for you.

    Click to watch the Free Hypnosis Training video below to learn more about these techniques and help clients get results faster! 

     
     

    The Meta-Message Of This Episode : Our clients feel successful when they notice CHANGE

    The meta-message of this episode is that our clients feel successful when they notice change. Help them notice what is changing - from the small aspects to the large in their life. Taking clients to a future event and having them capture the essence, the energy, from that future state (called "End State") is really powerful - it will pull them forward into the future where they DO notice the transformation taking place which motivates them to stay on track! 

    I want to hear from you! How do you notice big and small changes in your life? Do you purposefully look for them, or wait until something big comes along? 


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    Erika Flint
    Hypnosis Training Video #446: Rapport Is the First Key to Success - Get It Quickly!
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    Rapport is a word often used when describing how to work with clients- but what does it really mean and why does it matter? 

    Rapport makes your client feel safe, comfortable, and good sharing with you. Having good rapport allows you to focus on the needs of your client, which allows you to do great work with your clients every single time. 

    Here's the secret to rapport: love your clients and always have a single outcome in mind for them every time you work with them - whatever is in their best interest. To the greatest degree you can, when you work with your clients YOU - the hypnotist keep your clients "dream come true" in your mind's eye when you work with them. You hold the space, and keep that wish in your heart for your clients, until they can do it on their own. 

    Some hypnotists find the word and concept elusive, but it's pretty easy to get great results with clients by keeping a few things in mind. 

    Watch the Free Hypnosis Training video below to increase your rapport with clients. 

    Hypnosis Training Video #440: Can Hypnotherapy Clients Give You Too Much Credit for Their Success
     Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

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      Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH, OB, MCPHI

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    How To Effectively Deal With Gratitude In The Hypnosis Office To Amplify Your Clients Success, And Your Referral Rate!

    It's always great to be working with our clients on a second or third session and have them remark how well things are working, and how much they have changed

    And it's also common for our clients to try and give us all the credit. 

    I've heard hundreds of times 'Thank you Erika, you changed my life', or 'Thank you Erika, you saved my life'. 

    And I appreciate that they are changing and getting the results they came in for (and usually a lot more). 

    Yet if I left it at that, it would be a disservice to my clients. 

    Because, when our clients have the perception that something has changed, we want to give them the credit for the change. 

    Why do we want to give our clients credit for their own change? 

    Mostly, because it's true! Excellent hypnosis can not force any of our clients to change.

    They truly are making the change themselves, but even more importantly, when your client perceives the change, feels differently, then tries to give you the credit, you have a very powerful opportunity to help facilitate even more effective and rapid transformation. 

    3 Steps to Use Success and Gratitude In the Hypnosis Office as a Catalyst for Broader Transformation

    What we want to do instead, is give our clients the credit for the work they've done, then use some powerful linguistic future pacing to open their mind for even broader transformation.

     

    Step 1 : Acknowledge their sentiment, then Graciously Thank Them

    First, listen to what they have shared. Be gracious and sincere about their sentiment. For many of our clients, they have finally made progress in an area that they had not (perceivably) made any progress in in years - maybe decades of their life. 

    The only logical conclusion for many of our clients, is that it must have been something that you - they hypnotist, or the hypnosis has done which is outside of themselves. And we want to flip this so our clients know that the change they made is NOT outside of them - that they did it. 

    This can be accomplished by simply saying 'Oh, thank you. I am so happy that you're feeling better. Tell me more about it."

    By asking your client to tell you more about the positive change, it keeps them and their brain in that state of mind and the longer they are in that state of mind, the stronger the neurons supporting this positive shift become.

     

    Step 2 : REDIRECT THE SUCCESS Back to your client

    Continue with, "I want you to know that I think this is really spectacular. This is what I hoped and expected to have happen, and I can't take the credit - YOU did that! I just  helped facilitate the change. So great job!" 

    After you say this to your client, pause. Let them reflect. Fill in any details to support what you've shared so they really believe that they were the ones making the change. You set it up, they knocked it out of the park so to speak. 

     

    Step 3: Use Hypnotic Language to Future Pace and Broaden the Transformation

    A final add-on element to add to your clients success is to further help them understand that they made the change, and do a bit of linguistic future-pacing by asking your client "Wow, now that you've done this (now that you remain calm around your X), I wonder what else you can do? "

     

    "Now that you're sleeping better at night, I wonder what else you can do ?"
    "Now that you can be around your X and remain clear headed, I wonder what else you can do?" 
    "Now that you're losing weight every week and are in control of food, I wonder what else you can do?"
     

    Use this change as a powerful catalyst and momentum for additional change. We want to give our clients more than what they came in for.  

    Click below to watch the video for full details on how to deal with gratitude in the hypnosis office to offer our clients even greater success! 

     
     

    The Meta Message of this Episode : EMPOWER Your Clients

    The meta message of this episode, is that while it's nice to know that the work we do is effective, it's much more powerful to transform our clients by shifting the "win" back on them! Help them to notice how they made those changes. This allows our clients to experience a sense of control over their own life and livelihood. 

     

    Erika Flint
    Hypnosis Training Video #438: Freewill & Hypnosis Revealed
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    Do hypnosis clients have free-will or are they under the hypnotists' control? 

    Our clients absolutely have free will, and we WANT them to have free will. 

    The most powerful hypnosis changes take place because the clients REALIZES their own solution - that always comes as a result of having free will and feeling safe in order to process past experiences - usually hurtful ones that are full of erroneous beliefs and misperceptions. 

    Some of our clients may wish we had control and could simply just "make" them stop smoking, or stop eating that food, but that type of change would not be organic, nor beneficial to the client. This type of change often happens when a client feels forced to do something and they don't want to. And it doesn't last. 

    Watch the video below to learn the powerful way to help clients achieve lasting results WITH freewill and the power of the subcosncious mind faciliated through hypnosis. 

    Erika Flint