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CYBAH Ep 9: The Most Important Hypnosis Technique

Hi there, hypnotists and aspiring hypnotists! Are you ready to learn how to set up a hypnosis session for maximum results? 

I’m Erika Flint. a board-certified hypnotist, accredited master hypnotherapy instructor, and author of 4 best-selling books on hypnosis. I’ve helped hundreds to lose weight, stop smoking, and change their lives.

Today, I'm going to share with you some of the most effective modern techniques for professional hypnotists. And we’ll start with “the Setup.” 

The most important part of a hypnosis session is not actually hypnosis. It's in what's called the setup. The setup is everything you do to prepare and prime your client for hypnosis. And when done well, the hypnosis is easy.

The first component of the setup is connecting to your most important client: That’s YOU! 

Your second most important client is the one in front of you at any time. Prior to the next client arriving, it's important to clear your mind of anything unrelated to that previous client. I have a focused routine I go through for each client, called the pre-session routine, where I clear my mind, enter into a state of hypnosis, and prepare to focus everything that I am on that client.

The second component is going into hypnosis first. Professional hypnotists do their best work while in a state of hypnosis, and our clients more easily enter into hypnosis as well when we model it for them.

The third component is confidence. The number one reason clients don't go into hypnosis is fear. Professional hypnotists build confidence in three things in the hypnosis session: confidence in the hypnotist, confidence in hypnosis, and confidence in themselves.

The fourth component is clarity of results and outcomes. Clients don't come to a hypnotist for hypnosis - they come for results. And getting them their desired result begins by clarifying what they actually want and how they will know when they get it.

The desired approach is to clarify which of these elements, once resolved, will have the largest positive impact - and resolve it first.

Being "happier" or "more peaceful" is nice, but it's hard to measure. And when our clients don't know that they're getting better, they may think the hypnosis isn't working. On the other hand, when we get a measurable result, our clients know they're getting better, which increases confidence in themselves and their work with the hypnotist.

Many clients have been stuck in a negative state for so long that they really don't know what they do want. It's important to clarify with them what they actually do want instead of what they don't want.

If you can master the setup, you’re well on your way to getting results with hypnosis—this is the most important part of your work.

In our next video, we’re going to cover Rapid and Instant Inductions. Stay tuned, and if you haven’t yet, please like this video, subscribe to our channel, and check out all the great resources available to you at Thanks for watching and happy hypnotizing!

Erika Flint discusses perhaps the most important hypnosis technique for hypnotists - the setup phase. Key components for setting up a hypnosis session include self-preparation, entering a state of hypnosis first, building client confidence, and clarifying desired outcomes. This foundation is essential for effective hypnosis and achieving tangible client results.

Welcome to Can You Be a Hypnotist? – a groundbreaking series that will explore the fascinating world of hypnosis.

I'm Erika Flint, your personal guide through this incredible journey. 

Ten years ago I used hypnosis to stop drinking and it saved my life.

Since then, I left my career as a software engineer and fell in love with the human mind—the most powerful computing device available. 

Since then, I’ve become a board-certified hypnotist, and accredited master hypnotherapy instructor, have written 4 best-selling books on hypnosis, and helped hundreds to lose weight, stop smoking, and change their lives. 

The truth is hypnosis is all around us. 

When we’re captivated by movies or music, we are hypnotized, focusing only on certain perceptions and filtering out all others.

When we lose track of time while doing something we love, we are hypnotized, absorbed completely in the present moment.

When we’re “in the zone,” we are hypnotized, performing at our peak without allowing anxiety or fear to dampen our performance.

You’ve already been in hypnosis thousands of times in your life. It’s a normal, and natural state of mind. 

But why does any of that matter?

Because hypnosis does something VERY important that nothing else - as of now - does!

And that is it gives us access to the deeper parts of the mind - the parts that are “below” the thinking mind. Interacting with that part of the mind is where big changes can happen.

The definition of hypnosis, according to Wikipedia, is “a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion.

The term may also refer to an art, skill, or act of inducing hypnosis.”

Here’s my definition of hypnosis: Hypnosis is a state of mind where you are highly focused and receptive to positive suggestion.

In this state of mind, you become aware of things you weren’t aware of before, leading to important insights and mental clarity that help align what you want with how you feel - so you can more easily set and follow through on goals you have for your life. 

The insights and clarity help you feel more secure and confident in everything you do.

Ultimately, hypnosis is about EMPOWERMENT, and understanding yourself - at the deepest level. 

So who is this series for? You don’t need to know a THING about hypnosis or how it works to begin studying the techniques and getting results.

Everyone can benefit from the skills to fall asleep easier, learn more quickly, improve your memory, and to better understand how to meet the needs of your body and lose weight. 

Some of you might want to go deeper and are considering being a professional hypnotist. You’ll find lots of great tips in this content for you too. 

I’m here to tell you that you don’t need any advanced training in psychotherapy, counseling, or neuroscience. These skills will assist you, yes, however, they are not required.

What you’ll learn is your experiences living as a human will serve you!  You have a brain - a heart, feelings, and experiences, and all of that makes you qualified to learn hypnosis. 

My purpose is to help you learn the skills of a professional hypnotist so you can live more freely, more happily, and more contently.

So you can support your loved ones, and your community. 

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