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Karen Gray is a Registered Nurse, a Certified Hypnotist and the founder of Green Mountain Hypnosis. She helps her clients improve their lives by aiding them in unlocking the power of their subconscious mind. Karen was once very skeptical about hypnosis, but once she experienced it first hand from a friend, she got hooked and signed up for one of my classes.

 

This episode is for those of you who are just on the verge of starting up, but something is holding you back. Karen and I discuss in depth her origin story and the strategies she used and continues to implement, both when she began her hypnosis business and what she does differently today. She shares her mindset at the start of her hypnosis journey, the ways she maximized her business’ visibility, and how she capitalized on it.

 

“Don’t be afraid to learn and take advantages of opportunities.” - Karen Gray

 

  • How Karen got hooked on Hypnosis
  • Hypnotic techniques in different industries
  • What to think about when starting a business
  • Challenges that had to be overcome to be successful
  • How to gain visibility for your business
  • How email list serves and ways to utilize them
  • Expert positioning by using relevant articles
  • Willingness to take actions that don’t immediately put money in the bank account
  • What she is working on to improve in the next year

 

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Michael Watson is the director of Phoenix Services, and a Diplomate of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. He has been training people in Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP for 20 years, and has trained with a number of well-known names like Richard Bandler and Robert Dilts.

 

Today, Michael explains how hypnosis has evolved over time, how organic it is, and how not-so-pretty it is sometimes. He explains why cookie-cutter hypnosis strategies aren’t the best approach for every client and how to validate change with your clients. He also advocates for allowing the client to fill in the details and have their own organic experiences.

 

“When we experience pain or elation, we become more aware of what our values are, what is important to us.” - Michael Watson

 

  • Michael’s experiences and how they led him into hypnosis
  • The shortcomings of cookie cutter tactics
  • How he changed as he learned
  • How evolutionary hypnosis functions
  • How the conscious and unconscious mind differ and interact
  • How compassion is a formative force
  • The mindset of commitment
  • Where psychotherapy shuts down expression
  • How our inner voice holds us back, and how we can work with it to move forward

 

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Howard Cooper is a Thought Field Therapist, Hypnotherapist, and a Master Practitioner of NLP. He was an assistant to Paul McKenna and worked on his training courses with him. He was the main speaker on Virgin Atlantic’s “Flying Without Fear” Course, and continue to make regular appearances in the media as an expert on fears, or anxiety. He has worked with and trained people for 14 years in small and large groups.

 

On today’s episode, Howard and I discuss how and why change occurs quickly. We talk about how major life changes happen in an instant, and if our mind learns an issue that quickly, we can learn something else just as quickly.  There does not have to be a correlation between something that has been an issue and how quickly it can be resolved.

 

“The more you are able to perform and see yourself as a performer, the more your audience accepts their change.” - Howard Cooper

 

  • Howard’s background in magic, and his disillusionment with the field
  • His transition into hypnosis, and the changes he saw in himself
  • His early trainings and lessons he learned
  • Seeing the client as they are and having the full expectation that change is going to happen
  • The soft skills of a performer’s mindset
  • Howard’s process of working with his clients
  • Where hypnosis happens on a daily basis
  • Howard’s message of rapid change
  • The stigma against quick change and why people question its authenticity
  • How to deal with some changes ending too perfectly, and ensuring lasting change

 

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Randi Light is the founder of Enlightened Living Hypnosis, an outstanding speaker and presenter, as well as a Certified Hypnotherapist, Transformation Specialist, Healer, and Mental Trainer. Randi serves the Greater Chicago area, Southwest Michigan, and Northwest Indiana and she shares her knowledge and processes all around the world through one-on-one Skype training. She has spent her life researching skills to help people break through entrenched self-limiting beliefs, and enjoys seeing people make breakthroughs.

 

On today’s episode, Randi and I discuss the nuances of her style of work, how she hypnotized friends in the eighth grade, and her professional transition into hypnosis. She also shares how she came up with her own systems and explains her processes and strategies when working with clients.

 

“I figured out along the way that I needed to build their confidence.” - Randi Light

 

  • What led her to begin practicing hypnotism
  • Realizations about beginning a hypnosis business
  • What makes her stand apart from other hypnotists
  • The educational mindset as a foundation for sessions
  • The four components of her sessions
  • Her approach to working with clients
  • Which clients she works with primarily and the variety of issues resolved
  • How teaching the client establishes compliance and strengthens results

 

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Virtually step into the audience of my featured talk from the 2017 Canadian Hypnosis Conference, an event that took place in late October and was held in Burlington, Ontario. It was a phenomenal event and I am grateful to have been part of it.

 

This session is all about the hypnotic mindset. I discuss what our mindset is when we help our clients, and what it is when we want to move our lives forward. I also discuss the inspiration to change, the motivation to create success, and the drive to make our desired mindset the new normal.

 

Watch the video of this presentation at:
http://worksmarthypnosis.com/podcast/session-140-canadian-hypnosis-conference-2017-keynote/

 

“We can do hypnosis, or we can be hypnotic in nature.” - Jason Linett

 

  • Mindset behind working with clients and being in their experiences
  • Mindsets of the client and how their situations change
  • What is state management and why it’s important
  • Buying into the premise that things don’t have to be the same way as before
  • Creating interesting content and continuing dialogue
  • Becoming appropriately obsessed with an idea and letting it become a mindset
  • What is the self-application mindset and how it can empower you

 

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Anthony Jacquin is the founder of Jacquin Hypnosis Academy and author of Reality is Plastic, a book on what hypnosis is and how to use it effectively. He first learned about hypnosis through his father. His first sessions went well, and he became hooked using hypnosis to help people improve their lives. Since then, he has branched out into entertainment and training others to utilize hypnosis; while maintaining a successful hypnotherapy practice.

On today’s episode, Anthony explains the confidence that new hypnotists gain as they advance in their career, redefining hypnotic depth, and what the client experiences when they go through one of Anthony’s sessions. Anthony explains the disconnect between academics and hypnotists, shares his opinion on “breaking the mold,” and explains The Arrow Technique that was pioneered by his father.

 

“You will master your craft by limiting yourself to a handful of tools, at first” - Anthony Jacquin

 

  • Breaking down Anthony’s first sessions and analyzing how he was successful
  • The mindset Anthony brings into his sessions
  • His path to continue his training and hypnotic education
  • The capability of the client and how to adjust as needed
  • His session processes and how he arms himself for them
  • His post-session method and how it compares with others
  • Applications of The Arrow Technique
  • Where new hypnotists can find or generate confidence in their work

 

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From Anthony Jacquin:
“When I am asked what book do I consider to be the best hypnosis book I consistently refer people to 'Thought Veil' by Jerome Finley.

When it was released a few years back, I purchased one of the limited edition hardback copies for $595.00

It was the most expensive hypnosis purchase I have ever made outside of training courses. Despite this I believe the book has offered me far more value than that.

The author, Jerome Finley, is a vastly experienced hypnotist, therapist and mystery performer. He is also a qualified Sangoma in the Zulu tradition. The book has the feel of a life's work about it. He visits pretty much every classic nugget of hypnosis and NLP and gives it his own spin. He shares tons of his original material including full scripting for his impromptu, parlous and stage work. He details loads of therapeutic tools. The book features dozens of contributions from his friends in the world of performance.

Two years ago Jerome was viciously attacked. The attack was unprovoked and the attacked did their best to kill Jerome, stamping on his head repeatedly, breaking his jaw and disfiguring his face badly. Some in the mentalism community rallied to help Jerome at this time.

Despite this, his recovery has taken time, medical bills have been high and frequent, and this has resulted in him suffering with acute anxiety. Because of this he has been unable to work and now finds himself at a very low-ebb. He has reached out to me for help and I am determined to do what I can.

With that in mind, I have asked him to make the ebook version of Thought Veil available for $50.00 for a limited time.

I will not profit from any sales but I will handle any orders of the book to ensure everything runs smoothly.

To get a copy all you need to do is send $50.00 using PayPal direct to Jeromefinley07@gmail.com

Then send an email to enquiries@anthonyjacquin.com with a screenshot confirming that, and I will send the material to you by email the same day.”

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Listen to this podcast session, and discover how being a horrible soccer player at six-years-old somehow led to a career helping professional athletes improve their mental game.

 

Step inside of this live presentation called “NLP for Athletes” from my October 2017 presentation at the Canadian Hypnosis Conference. You will discover tested strategies such as “anchoring sandwich,” a method to consistently establish anchors at just the right time.

 

You will learn some of my backstory of working with athletes, the mindsets I bring into these sessions, and a live demonstration with an audience member. I explain the importance of being familiar with your client’s area of expertise and how to use relaxation as a tool in your hypnosis practice, but not the goal of the session.

 

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“Hypnosis is not relaxation. Hypnosis is a state of heightened suggestibility.” - Jason Linett

  • Experiences and mindsets when working with athletes
  • Modeling the excellence that is already inside clients
  • The professional vs. the weekend warrior
  • Live demonstration deconstruction and takeaways
  • Unpacking the language, and the significance of being unfamiliar with the client’s area of expertise
  • Relaxation as a tool of the hypnotist, not a goal of hypnosis
  • Using feedback as a guide for where to go next
  • The formula to illicit sub-modalities and leading appropriately
  • The power of expectation and its applicability

 

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Jason O’Callaghan originally worked as a journalist before he dove head first into psychology and then hypnosis. Jason has a Masters in Psychology, and is the only known practicing hypnotherapist in Ireland to have one. He is also qualified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trained as a Certified Instructor by the National Guild of Hypnotists, and is a qualified Counselor.  

 

On today’s episode, Jason shares his background, how he transitioned into hypnosis, and the methodology behind casting out hypnotic lines. We discuss where he is today and the ideas he has on business and therapy. He also breaks down his business model, shares how he designs his therapy sessions and how he interacts with his clients.

 

 

“Once you come up with an angle, you get your name out there, and once you do that, you become the expert in that field.” - Jason O’Callaghan

 

 

  • His business model and the ways he addresses client responsibility
  • How he refined his process and the benefits it has for clients
  • The importance of transparency in success
  • Challenges he has experienced and how he dealt with them
  • Marketing strategies he found most effective
  • Tips on how to market your business and get publicity
  • What working as a stage hypnotist at weddings taught him
  • The mentality of casting out hypnotic lines

 

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Jason O’Callaghan originally worked as a journalist before he dove head first into psychology and then hypnosis. Jason has a Masters in Psychology, and is the only known practicing hypnotherapist in Ireland to have one. He is also qualified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trained as a Certified Instructor by the National Guild of Hypnotists, and is a qualified Counselor.  

 

On today’s episode, Jason shares his background, how he transitioned into hypnosis, and the methodology behind casting out hypnotic lines. We discuss where he is today and the ideas he has on business and therapy. He also breaks down his business model, shares how he designs his therapy sessions and how he interacts with his clients.

 

 

“Once you come up with an angle, you get your name out there, and once you do that, you become the expert in that field.” - Jason O’Callaghan

 

 

  • His business model and the ways he addresses client responsibility
  • How he refined his process and the benefits it has for clients
  • The importance of transparency in success
  • Challenges he has experienced and how he dealt with them
  • Marketing strategies he found most effective
  • Tips on how to market your business and get publicity
  • What working as a stage hypnotist at weddings taught him
  • The mentality of casting out hypnotic lines

 

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Back from an incredible trip to the Chicago area, here is my keynote titled “Changing at the Speed of Thought” from the 2017 Mid-America Hypnosis Conference.

This was a great event reconnecting with friends, meeting new ones, and being honored to receive MAHC 2017 “Hypnotist of the Year” award.

Watch the keynote presentation video here:
http://worksmarthypnosis.com/podcast/session-136-mid-america-hypnosis-conference-2017-keynote/

In this presentation, I share that as a hypnosis practitioner, we don’t have to have all of the answers to what the client is coming in to address. There only has to be one expert in the room. Our job is to use hypnosis to get our clients to the right place, so they can make their discoveries themselves. Major life changes happen in an instant.  

I discuss how to make permanent changes instantaneously. Throughout life, big changes happen quickly. Small facts can unseat lifelong beliefs if given at the right moment with the right mindset.  As hypnosis professionals, we know that our clients can make positive changes within themselves if provided with the right circumstances.  

 

“The goal is to get that permanent change, but do not ignore that instant gratification.” - Jason Linett

 

  • How mindsets have a lasting impact on change
  • Minimizing your standard first session pretalk
  • The power of reframing and its influence on mindset
  • The mindset of “everything is an asset”
  • Looking for magical moments when things change
  • Ways to effectively use hypnotic suggestion
  • Getting the foot in the door for change
  • Instilling confidence and being honest
  • Direct suggestion statements and their impact

 

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Cris Johnson is a stage hypnotist, one-on-one clinician, founder of the Niagara Falls Hypnosis Center, and enjoys working with elementary children by performing at school assemblies or doing library shows. He has performed roughly 200 shows a year for almost 20 years. Cris speaks regularly at the NGH Convention and is constantly working and getting results.

 

On today’s episode, Cris tells his story on how he got into stage hypnosis, his transition from stage hypnosis into becoming a clinician, and how he has gotten to where he is now. He explains his perspective as a jack-of-all-trades and shares his varied experiences in the field. We also discuss his addition of working full-time in his office and what it is like as a client in one of his sessions.

 

“Homework allows the client continue their own change work on their own.” - Cris Johnson

 

  • Cris’s introduction into hypnosis
  • The effectiveness of variety
  • The similarities of stage hypnotism and one-on-one clients
  • The evolution of his business, and challenges he has overcome
  • Where he gets his clients
  • What his sessions look, sound, and feel like
  • The homework he gives his clients
  • His thoughts on single system protocols

 

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Make it rain! Marketing is a critical part of growing your hypnosis business, and there are many ways you can offer your services in today’s digital age. Online videos are often one of the most overlooked marketing strategies across many industries, but especially in the hypnosis world. This strategy is the one that can truly empower you to grow your business year after year, and to help you on the road to automation.  


On today’s episode I share with you the types of videos that I shoot and the equipment and accessories that can help you record professional-quality online videos. I’ll also share some strategies, productivity hacks, and software that I utilize on a regular basis. All of these things combined is what contributes to my continued growth of my hypnosis business.

 

“The majority of people who are interacting with your materials are on their phones” - Jason Linett

 

  • The benefits of online videos
  • How to track where your clients find you
  • Strategies and topics for your online videos
  • What you should do after shooting the video
  • What to shoot in your videos
  • How you should present yourself in your videos
  • How to batch record

 

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Paul shares his journey into stage hypnotism, his experiences and how they have influenced him, and his transition from stage hypnosis to clinical hypnosis.

 

Paul started his career as a Resident Hall Director at his Alma Mater before launching his successful hypnosis career. Even though Paul had been exposed to stage hypnotists for a good part of his life, he had never really pictured himself as one until the stage hypnotist he invited for his residents to watch offered to train him.  

 

We also discuss the difference between growth mindset vs fixed mindset and innovation within the stage hypnosis industry he plans to discuss at The Ultimate Stage Hypnosis Conference.  

 

“No matter what you do with people, you always give back to them somehow” - Paul Ramsay

 

  • His introduction into stage hypnotism
  • Why he loves doing what he does
  • His show creation process
  • Specific teaching moments that have had lasting impact
  • What has prepared him to work with clients on stage
  • The project he did with the National Guild of Hypnotists
  • The biggest challenge of the hypnosis profession
  • Softs skills of a hypnosis educator
  • Innovation within the stage hypnosis industry

 

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Richard Nongard is a Certified Professional Hypnotist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has authored books, videos, and professional education material and has used his 20 years of experience to train many professionals that come from extremely diverse fields. 

 

On today’s episode, Richard and I discuss how to better serve your clients and how to better model the thinking of the pioneers of the hypnosis profession.  We also discuss how to better adapt our thinking to serve our businesses and grow our own success, and what sets an expert apart from the herd.

 

 

“Don’t get rid of what’s wrong, but utilize our strengths”- Dr. Richard Nongard

 

 

  • What sets an expert hypnotist apart from a good technician
  • How a live master class looks when following a positive psychology model
  • Richard’s recognition of his shift into expertise
  • The importance of having a meta theoretical approach
  • Modeling the thinking, not the work
  • Strategies to become more intuitive in hypnosis
  • The two things that hold people back
  • How to help clients immediately and at a deeper level
  • Specific tactics he uses with clients
  • How the modern hypnotist should be thinking about how they approach their work
  • How to utilize unexpected spare time
  • Where he sees his profession going

 

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Freja Njorden is a master hypnotist, EFT practitioner, mindscaper, bodyworker, and consultant who specializes in helping clients with sexual issues. For the last thirteen years, Freja has been working independently with the mind-body connection and sensuality. 

 

On today’s episode, Freja explains how she was introduced to hypnosis and her shift from traditional practices to those of a more intimate and sensual nature.  We go into depth on how hypnotic strategies and EFT techniques overlap into topics like sexuality, desire, and releasing dysfunction.

 

 

“A lot of our sexual problems are because we spend too much time in our heads” - Freja Njorden

 

 

  • Her introduction into hypnosis and the shift from self to others
  • Dealing with stigmas toward sensual hypnosis
  • How she curates her clients, and her process with individuals
  • Which hypnosis techniques and EFT strategies relate to her field
  • Working with transgender individuals
  • Working with women and their real or perceived problems about their sexual response
  • The way she teaches people to be in control of their own pleasure
  • How her clients are empowered
  • Utilizing regression with clients
  • The direction that she sees this line of work going

 

 

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Thomas Safrin is a former law enforcement officer, instructor of NLP specific to the applications to that of a police officer, emergency responder, and other related fields. He is certified with the National Guild of Hypnotists and has done hypnosis trainings relating to forensic, pain control, emergency hypnosis. He's also an internationally recognized and respected law enforcement and security professional trainer and criminal justice professor.

Today, Thomas discusses the nuts and bolts of starting up a hypnosis office and seeing clients. He also shares how he utilizes different NLP techniques in his practice to work with law enforcement professionals and shares various tactics and strategies he uses with his clients.

“Sometimes it is more effective if we just don’t talk about hypnosis; they are more willing to talk to you.” - Thomas Safrin

  • His introduction into law enforcement, NLP, and hypnosis
  • Hypnotic connotations and the legalities of forensic hypnosis
  • Challenges in using and being aware of NLP on the scene
  • Strategies used in police interrogation
  • How using NLP in law enforcement overlaps into the role of the hypnotist
  • Thomas’s shift from formal education to startup
  • Key decisions he made that have contributed to his success
  • What is working now for bringing new people in

 

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By popular demand, listen to the replay of the Genuine Fun: Make Your Stage Hypnosis Truly Memorable webinar with myself plus stage hypnotists Michael DeSchalit and Tommy Vee. This webinar received such fantastic comments and feedback that I wanted to share it with you!

Michael has been a stage hypnotist for 16 years, with high school students as his specialty market. Tommy, who grew up in a stage hypnosis family and has been coaching others on how to do stage hypnosis for 15 years with Michael. He also does stage presentations at events such as corporate, fairs, and weddings. Aside from the stage performances, Michael and Tommy are also both practicing clinical hypnotherapists.

Michael and Tommy join me today to share the benefits of being a stage hypnotist to their clinical practice, how to create genuine and memorable moments on stage, and the advantages of joining the upcoming 2018 Ultimate Stage hypnosis Conference to your growth and expansion of your network.

Learn more about the Ultimate Stage Hypnosis Conference at http://StageHypnosisConference.com/

 

“The show starts when the client first calls you to inquire about booking your show.” - Michael DeSchalit

 

  • Making your program memorable
  • Strategies to utilize before and after the show that opens doors for rebooking
  • How to set your show up for success
  • Mechanics that make the presentation genuine and surprising
  • Elevating your show from good to great
  • How to make a trick look spontaneous
  • Lessons learned from their first stage hypnosis show
  • How to have the “Wow!” appeal on your program
  • Working in a crowded market as a stage hypnotist
  • Tips for performing for an older audience
  • Why you should encourage your audience to take videos during your presentation

 

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Live from Las Vegas, I’m proud to share with you my keynote address from HypnoThoughts LIVE! 2017 from Friday, August 25, 2017. The HTLIVE event was an incredible experience, and I owe a huge gratitude to Scott Sandland and Richard Clark for the opportunity to stand before my peers to share this message.

 

“There comes that moment just to take that leap and not look back in that old way.”

 

  • Why passion is not enough to keep on going and the things you need in addition to having passion for what you do
  • The importance of having that ignite or catalyst at the core of your hypnosis journey
  • Redefining hypnosis
  • Three challenges that hold people back in the business
  • The Savior Syndrome and the solutions to this challenge
  • The Superhero Syndrome and the two sides to this setback
  • Why you should not compare your beginning to someone else’s “middle”
  • The Impostor Syndrome and how to rise above this problem
  • How the support of the community helps you overcome these challenges
  • Significance of the roles you ought to play as the practitioner, entrepreneur, and community member
  • What to do to bring your knowledge and experience to a new level

 

 

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While working with clients, it’s always important to keep the end goal in mind; to strive for permanent, long-term success, but how do you achieve that success without reaching smaller goals that will help get your clients there? Allowing a certain level of instant gratification into your practice can offer many benefits to your process as well as your clients.

 

On today’s episode, I’m going to share with you my Instant Gratification Formula and how allowing your clients a little instant gratification while working with them can help create a domino effect in your process toward their long-term success.

 

 

“There’s something really, really beneficial about getting your foot in the door.”

 

 

 

  • Strategies for future-pacing your clients
  • Incorporating future-pacing strategies during the initial phone interview
  • The goal is the mindset of getting your foot in the door
  • Utilizing role-playing techniques to provide instant gratification moments
  • Utilizing Keith Livingston’s “Arnold Schwarzenegger Rapport Technique” during the first appointment with your client
  • How using the Instant Gratification Formula helps you become more client-centric and allows your clients to write the script and build the process for you
  • Looking for ways to make incremental changes toward the long-term success goals
  • Using hyper-suggestibility strategies for instant gratification moments
  • Using a one to five emergence to fold in hypnotic suggestion
  • Having your clients keep track of their progress between sessions
  • Using the New Behavior Generator

 

 

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Anthony Galie is an author, keynote speaker, and psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience helping Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organization, and universities motivate their teams and students to achieve their personal and professional goals. He has been recognized as one of the top 26 Hot Speakers by Successful Meetings Magazine.

 

Today, Anthony joins me to open the gates to the steps to break into the corporate hypnosis market. He explains how to approach corporations to offer your services, how to stand out in a crowded marketplace to pave the path to success as well as how to conduct a “Needs Analysis” so you can customize your presentation to meet the company’s needs.

 

 

“People respond to passion; to enthusiasm.” - Anthony Galie

 

 

  • How he uses hypnosis as a metaphor in his corporate presentations
  • How to position yourself and your brand as a corporate hypnotist
  • How breaking into corporate hypnosis can lead to future speaking engagements
  • Incorporating self-hypnosis into your corporate presentations
  • How to penetrate the corporate market
  • Plowing through the “hypnosis is taboo” stigma
  • How to identify good hypnosis subjects from a large audience to shorten the induction period of a presentation
  • Creating routines that are appropriate for the corporate audience
  • Setting your fees when you’re just starting out
  • Do you have to be a stage hypnotist before breaking into the corporate hypnosis market?
  • Best ways to approach organizations
  • Optimum types of skits for corporate hypnosis groups

 

 

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Helen Mitas of Melbourne, Australia is a leading Clinical Hypnotist and mindset expert who specializes in beating anxiety and helping with weight loss. She is the founder of Hypnofit and the author of Mindset Dominance. She has taken the concept of mindset to a wider audience while building a successful business based on hypnotism.

Helen joins me today to talk about how it all began with her first encounter with hypnotism and how doors started opening as she was questioning her career and searching for her passion. She also shares her passion for fitness, mindset, and branding while building a global business. It’s her dream that hypnotism businesses become the world’s go-to solution for issues that they can help resolve. She stresses the importance of learning from people who know what they are doing and taking the next step to create a successful business.


“I realized that there had to be something more for me in this lifetime than adding to the bottom line of big corporations.” – Helen Mitas


  • How hypnosis helped Helen get unstuck and shift her thoughts
  • How answers appear and doors open when we have questions
  • Recognizing when it is time to produce change
  • Using a step-by-step strategy to build a brand and a business
  • Taking action and helping more people while becoming successful
  • Cultural and mindset differences between Americans and Australians
  • How consciousness around the world is expanding
  • Saying “yes” to opportunities that come along
  • Getting a mentor and asking a lot of questions
  • Giving and helping others as much as possible
  • Letting go of perfectionism and putting things out there

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Alan Sands is a stage and comedy hypnotist who has been performing since he was a kid. Allen grew up watching his father's hypnotism show and after some early attempts, Allen gave it up for 15 years. Eventually, he was called back to performing and learning about hypnotism and is now one of today’s top comedy hypnotists. 

Having the ability to give a presentation and demonstrate what you do is such a practical, and necessary, skill. Today, Alan joins me to discuss some of the outstanding themes in comedy and stage hypnosis and how understanding stage hypnosis can benefit all of us.  He also shares insights into how to expedite learning. 

"From the first day you show up at my boot camp, I am putting you on stage and you are doing solo shows from beginning to end." – Alan Sands

 

  • Allen’s early exposure to hypnotism shows from his dad
  • Why Allen gave up hypnotism for 15 years and then got back into it
  • How it takes 5 years of training to grasp a new skill
  • Safety and not letting people do anything potentially hazardous
  • Discovering the subtle things that you need to learn over time
  • England’s rules of 52 for stage hypnotism shows
  • How a background in magic can transfer to hypnotism
  • Allen’s boot camp and dealing with stage fright
  • The value of understanding stage shows for presentations and demonstrations
  • Comedy hypnotists need to be funny and comedians need to get laughs
  • The importance of the likeability factor


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Stephanie Conkle is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Success Coach at ClearLife Results. She had an early introduction to hypnotism, starting with her dad, but didn’t really discovery the power of hypnotherapy until after she became a life coach and needed to overcome her fear of flying.

In this episode, we discuss how Stephanie grew to love hypnotism and how she began to build her business. We discuss her career path and how horror films played a role in that path. We also discuss her discoveries with “Profound Somnambulism,” learning to communicate with the client’s subconscious mind, and getting the client into a deep trance state.


"Be present and listen to what the client is really saying." - Stephanie Conkle

  • How Stephanie learned more about hypnosis to overcome a fear of flying
  • How she transitioned from life coaching to a hypnosis business
  • How Stephanie used a Living Social deal to get in front of a lot of people
  • The power of word-of-mouth marketing
  • Stephanie’s unique approach and the user experience
  • Looking for the deeper meaning of what the client is saying
  • Spontaneous healing and scanning the clients body for restoration and repair

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Empower your own hypnosis education. Have you ever wondered why some people rave about a certain workshop while others didn’t like it? It all has to do with the frame of reference. This concept is especially applicable to education and learning.

Learning hypnosis is no different. Getting yourself into a better frame of mind to learn and absorb the information will only enhance your educational experience. This applies to reading a book, watching training materials, coaching, and attending conferences. Having a framework and a better state of mind will make learning easier. Today, I'm going to discuss the 7 specific strategies that will help anyone become a better hypnosis student.

 

“The hypnosis pre-talk conditions the client for an even more successful hypnotic experience.”

 

  • Being in a suggestable state to accelerate learning
  • Challenging yourself with new training
  • Revisiting old training
  • Thinking through your client’s perspectives and what they truly want
  • Taking ownership of your learning, discovering new learning strategies
  • Taking action upon your learning
  • Demonstrating your readiness to learn

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 James Hazlerig is the author of The Little Book of Laughnosis, an excellent tool that uses intentional laughter to effect change in hypnosis clients. He recently launched an online training course on laughnosis and will soon launch a remarkable app that will help people alter the course of their day for the better.

James joins me today to discuss the changes he applied to evolve and grow his business. He shares how his background in analyzing stories led him to create simple structures that people can understand and hypnotists can use as a vehicle in effecting change in their work. He also shares the story of how and when he started incorporating laughter techniques in his work and some inspiring stories of clients who have had breakthroughs in their issues as they applied the hypnotic laughter method.


“The nice thing is that with really uproarious laughter and a big smile as they visualize going through the situation, again and again, they build that reaction.” - James Hazlerig


  • What has evolved in James’ approach and style in the last three years
  • How he addressed the niche that helped the hypnosis community
  • What led him to write The Little Book of Laughnosis
  • The app James and his friend created called Harmony Hypnosis Emergency Validation
  • How customer service surveys, client reviews, and a better office environment helped him grow his business
  • An app he uses to remind his clients of their session
  • Why he spends money on print advertising
  • One of the biggest things hypnotists need to understand about storytelling


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Ines Simpson returns to the program today to share the hypnosis tool she discovered called the Simpson Protocol. Ines endured lifelong chronic pain prior to discovering hypnosis. She began experimenting with hypnosis for meditation, practicing every day for a year and by the end of the year, her pain was gone. Through her personal experience and journey with hypnosis, she decided to start her own practice to help others improve their lives.

She joins us today to share the history of the Simpson Protocol (SP), the ideal clients and situations for this tool, and how it is used for foundational health. Ines also shares how the protocol is continually evolving as she continues to use it while working with clients, interacting with students, and training others.

 

“In many of the greats in hypnosis that have passed on, I think that we hang on so dearly to what we created that we don’t let go early enough for it to continue well.” – Ines Simpson

 

  • Defining the Simpson Protocol (SP)
  • Why the protocol works very well with people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • What the Foundational Birth Program is and why it involves other members of the family
  • Why Ines teaches SP to foreign-speaking trainers
  • What is “Founder’s Syndrome”?
  • Why Ines continues to balance working with clients and SP training
  • Why commanding the superconscious mind to fix a person does not work well
  • Efficient approaches for helping clients open up
  • Why it’s essential to take the conscious mind into account all the time
  • Relationship of deep rest, different states of hypnosis, and self-healing properties

 

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Today’s extraordinary guest, Dr. Dwight Damon, started with an interest in magic as a kid since his parents owned an entertainment agency. He began exploring hypnosis in 1949 and founded the National Guild of Hypnotists in 1950. One of the organization’s legacies is to assist and support beginning hypnotists who are starting to establish their career in the industry.

Today, Dr. Dwight talks about his career journey from magic to hypnotism to chiropractic practice and back to hypnotism. He shares the progression of the hypnosis curricula as the years went by, some pieces of advice for new hypnotists seeking to get established in the industry, and the significance of why hypnotists should get out in the community and talk about hypnosis.

 

 

“It is sticking with our professionalism. I believe that is the most important thing.” - Dr. Dwight Damon

 

 

  • Dwight’s journey to hypnotism and the founding of the organization, the National Guild of Hypnotism
  • Why he would rather be on the road show in college over sitting inside the four walls of the classroom
  • His stage hypnosis stories while he was with the coast guard
  • How Dr. Dwight paid his way through chiropractic college
  • The thing about theater and magic that draws people from this industry to hypnosis
  • How the National Guild of Hypnotists came to be
  • The greatest strength of hypnotists gathering together
  • What he looks forward to in this year’s National Guild Convention that’s happening in August in Massachusetts
  • Advice he gives to new hypnotists

 

 

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Mark Andreas joins me today to share how growing up in a home that practices NLP has benefited him as a person and a professional. In college, Mark pursued the only major with a values statement that says, “Peace is a good thing, and we want more of it.” This statement appealed so much to him; inspiring him to work toward having more peace, especially within the circle of his influence.

In today’s episode, Mark explains the program that allowed him to have first-hand experience and learn to deal with teens going through a rebellious phase. That led him to pursue his current private practice and write his books. Mark also goes through the processes and approaches he uses and the tracking system he has established when dealing with clients, especially those dealing with anxiety.

 

“One of the things that I really appreciate a lot about the NLP as I learned is that the back and forth of asking questions and wanting to hear the answers.”  Mark Andreas

 

 

  • Difference between doing NLP on someone versus with someone
  • Turning point when Mark realized he wanted to pursue NLP
  • An overview of Mark’s latest book Waltzing with Wolverines
  • Situations when it is better to work with the parents rather than the unmotivated children
  • How he continues to learn informally through his parents and other mentors
  • Three main things that he currently focuses on
  • Differences between hypnosis and NLP
  • Technique of asking questions to help the clients unpack their reality
  • How being in the mindset of the coach enhances growth and training
  • Creating “recipes” that fit the client's situation
  • The schedule and locations of Mark’s upcoming training

 

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Jørgen Rasmussen joins me today to discuss provocative hypnosis, an unconventional approach he uses to help his clients have breakthroughs in their lives. Jørgen continues to learn and proves the effectiveness of this approach.

In today’s episode, Jørgen shares the significant influences in his life and how these people impacted his ways, methods, and approaches as a hypnotherapist. Jørgen also talks about the out-of-the-office kinds of interventions he does, the different ways that he provokes his clients, and the reason he believes that being indoctrinated can be an enormous strength in the revolution of the hypnosis techniques and community.

 

“I think that many clients have felt very provoked, but they felt that I’ve been really honest with them. Like honest at a level that most people aren’t willing to be.” - Jørgen Rasmussen

 

  • How Jørgen helped his wife recover from delusions while she was recuperating from a car accident
  • How “educated” people respond to the way Jørgen approached his wife’s condition
  • How you can create an experience that will alter a person’s misconceptions about his or her reality
  • Gold mines in the old hypnosis literature
  • How you can be provocative by not being provocative
  • How to provoke people who like to talk
  • The significance of having a good feedback system in your learning, growth, and development stages
  • Why not having a formal education in hypnosis can be a good thing
  • The two categories of “failure”
  • Why it’s important for the client to have the intention to change
  • Why Jørgen prefers not to work with friends and relatives

 

 

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Stin-Niels Musche is a hypnotherapist who lives in Hamburg, Germany. Coming from a sales training background, Stin continues to teach and help others as an internationally award-winning hypnosis trainer.

Today, Stin talks about real workable strategies that has helped him acquire clients - not only from his hometown, but other countries as well. He also shares the marketing strategies techniques he uses and the impact these methods have made on his clients and business.

 

“Giving the people someone to help them, to teach something, or show just a little of the secrets of hypnosis helps to get in touch with them.” - Stin-Niels Musche

 

 

  • His first experience with hypnosis
  • What led him to leave the sales business and pursue hypnotherapy
  • The soft skills he acquired as a sales trainer that prove to be helpful in his hypnosis business
  • Specific techniques he uses to obtain the results he wants after every session
  • The big lesson he learned from his clients
  • Benefits of video marketing for your business
  • His opinion toward the critics of regression
  • Why teaching and helping people get into the hypnosis business excites him

 

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Chris Thompson is an excellent hypnotist, a brilliant instructor, and a great mind when it comes to growing his business. Chris is the business partner and co-host of the hypnosis podcast “Brain Software with Mike Mandel.

Today, Chris and I talk about how to “clear the junk” to be more productive and using appropriate strategies so you can work both in and on your business. Chris also shares the importance of looking at the bigger picture as you build rapport with your audience, think about the methods in building a community, and connect with and acquire more clients through various concepts and strategies.

 

What’s different for me is that I know I have a compressed operating window for work, so I do not waste as much time on unimportant tasks, which force me to either decide not to do them or have somebody else do them.” - Chris Thompson

 

  • What bridges the gap between stage hypnosis and clinical hypnosis that brings about a positive effect
  • How Mike’s stage hypnosis and workshops impacted Chris and his hypnosis journey
  • How Chris used the simple technique called the Agree-and-Repeat Strategy in an influential and positive way
  • The things that introduced and motivated Chris to pursue an e-Commerce business
  • The Mandel Triangle Model and how it works
  • How Chris “clears the junk” as he does his daily routine and rituals
  • How outsourcing helps Chris focus on the essential tasks
  • The importance of knowing what helping people will do for you and your business
  • Defining the Tripwire Concept and how it benefits Chris and his business
  • How being a part of the community helps your business
  • How the “present state versus target state” approach helps people realize their goals and course of action

 

Elements of the Mandel Triangle:

  1. Confidence
  2. Congruence
  3. Intention

 

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Learn how to make more money as a hypnotist seeing clients around the world! The internet has truly changed the way we work, market our services, and connect with others throughout our community. If you're not fully taking advantage of the opportunities available online, then you may be significantly limiting your ability to grow your business and revenue. On today's episode, I share with you how I utilize the power of the online world – beyond just having a website and social media pages – to generate leads, clients, and conduct virtual hypnosis sessions.

I'll share with you the critical components I use when conducting my online sessions with clients around the world as well as a variety of platforms and strategies that can help you make an impact on your business – as well as generate new, worldwide clients.

 

If you give a reason why it’s not going to work, it’s not going to work.

 

  • Why Skype is the king platform for remote sessions
  • What you can do to have higher quality connection and less dropped calls on Skype
  • The kind of microphone to use to get better audio quality
  • Platforms for recording voice and video sessions
  • An excellent video conferencing software for small group discussions
  • Safety mechanisms to consider when conducting online sessions
  • Why most people are against remote session set-ups
  • Reasons why face-to-face meetings should have the same price as remote sessions
  • Three strategies to get more online clients

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Founder of the HypnoThoughts website, Scott Sandland returns to the program this week to talk about how we began in this profession and what we have become as we continue to practice and discover our own voice, style, and approach. He explains the value of technique, process, theme, and continual learning, Scott also mentions how evolution plays a big role in getting results and creating lasting changes in your client’s lives.

Together with Richard Clark, Scott shares updates on the HypnoThoughts Live 2017 Convention. It is a much-anticipated conference that offers not only much learning, but also great opportunities to connect with the rest of the hypnosis community.

 “Setting expectation and managing expectation is one of the most important things a hypnotist should learn how to do.” – Scott Sandland

 

  • Why Scott thinks expectation is significant in the hypnotic process
  • Defining expectation-to-ritual ratio and its relevance to you and the client
  • Why you can get better response when you establish a good rapport with your clients
  • The setbacks of copying the technique of other hypnotists
  • Things that speed up the process of finding and developing your own “voice”
  • What soft skills are and how they help you become better, unique, and authentic
  • Why evolution is all about adaptation
  • How you can work smart to achieve work-life balance
  • Things you can do to continue learning and progressing
  • Updates on the upcoming HypnoThoughts Live 2017 convention in August

Join us at HypnoThoughts Live 2017!

With 170 awesome presenters and more than 300 hours of meaty learning, there are tons of surprises in store for you at this much-awaited convention: HypnoThoughts Live 2017.

 

I will be offering a two-day post-conference event called Hypnotic Products, which is about creating content and how you can build a massive, profitable, and passive income.

 

Join me on Friday note as I’ll be delivering the keynote presentation at this event, plus Friday will be the first ever HypnoBowl, a bowling tournament created to knit the hypnosis community closer together in a fun way.

 

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Step inside of Jason Linett’s office in this week’s session.” Join me as I walk you through several real client experiences as I’ve recently helped people lose weight, quit smoking, and overcome fears. You will walk away from this experience with several workable strategies you can use inside of your sessions, too.

There’s a famous quote that says, “Experience is the best teacher,” and this is an opportunity to learn along with me as I share recent client experiences. I share the successes and breakthroughs that have happened in my Virginia Hypnosis office.

My goal is always to give you the most effective process in the most efficient use of your time.

  • A story about diabetic client who aversion in our session
  • A precautionary advice to hypnotists using metaphors
  • A story about helping a cross-country motorcycle rider overcome his fear of heights
  • How to deal with a client if they spontaneously go into a past-life regression
  • What should you do with a weight loss client who says “nothing has ever worked”
  • How to rethink of hypnosis as a TOOL and what makes the process effective
  • The power of asking the right questions at the right time
  • What word can you add to any limiting belief to immediately change realities
  • How to reframe healthy actions as rituals to get more consistent change
  • What happens when a client overrides an aversion suggestion
  • The real value of hypnosis – associating clients to a new reality and a new normal

 

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Are you a fan of having a daily routine scheduled as you go about your day? Or do you prefer the more casual happy-go-lucky approach in life? I am personally a fan of getting into a routine schedule because for me, failing to plan is planning to fail. I make it a point that if something is not scheduled, it does not happen.

In today’s episode, I talk about the management arm of things regarding how I manage my time and organize my day. I share how I create my daily schedule to accommodate business mechanisms such as responding to clients and setting consulting sessions while giving way to personal priorities like family time and family gatherings. I reveal how scheduling time into my day allows me to gain flexibility and makes room for my business to grow. I also explain why you should have an on-going to-do list, goals, and strategies.

Yes, we are the technician in terms of running our business. Yet we’re also the manager. We’re also the entrepreneur.

 

  • Story of my international pilot client with “White Coat Syndrome”
  • Instead of using an affirmation model, use a “building improvement” model
  • There is no such thing as finding the time, a game we say to fool ourselves, or excuse for things we don’t yet want to do
  • Reasons why I am a fan of email as a communication strategy
  • Lesson learned the hard way about balancing client appointments and personal life
  • Watching out for the moment when people usually lose focus
  • Scheduling time into my day that allows flexibility
  • Phone sales strategy I teach called “500K Phone Process”
  • Sample color coding on calendar and reasons behind the chosen colors
  • How outsourcing additional staff or having a virtual team helps me duplicate myself

 

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Are you aware that a mere suggestion can change its meaning based on the context and manner of its delivery? More often than not, others not only listen to the message we want to convey, but also pay attention to how we say it. Aside from the content, our delivery matters. The latter involves verbal tones such as volume, context, and tonality.

In today’s episode, I talk about what a "throwaway" suggestion is and how I use it to soften suggestions that may sound bold or demanding. I demonstrate how I soften my suggestions by using throwaways such as, “Whatever’s appropriate for you” and “There’s no right, there’s no wrong.” I also explain the different throwaway approaches like using a tag question at the end of the statement, deemphasizing to emphasize, and a combination method with the latter comprised of an indirect suggestion, a negative command, and a bit of a tag question.

 

It’s a bit of a tonality trick to say something really bold and then soften it and then continue along your way.

 

  • How I use throwaway suggestions during any hypnotic induction
  • The brain interprets suggestions that are too bold as an idiotic suggestion
  • How a throwaway suggestion gives bold suggestions a sting so they wouldn’t sound too bold
  • An outdated approach versus an improved one
  • Importance of patterns when using throwaway suggestions

 

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Melissa Roth was first introduced to hypnosis when she was an undergrad through her friend’s father who wanted to improve their study habits. Encouraged by the results, Melissa used this method again in grad school and even in the corporate world where she worked as a counselor. Now a licensed hypnotherapist, she has an office in Colorado and looks forward to her upcoming workshop in May called Cannabis and Hypnosis: What You Need to Know.

 

In today’s episode, Melissa shares her story from being an undergrad who improved her study habits through hypnosis to being a licensed hypnotherapist. She also shares the personal reasons that caused her to push through with hypnotherapy and how she identified the niche that was right for her. Knowing some professionals in the medical field, Melissa did not get intimidated with their profession nor asked what she could get from them. Instead, Melissa asked herself how she could help them. With this curiosity, she found her niche, or as she says, the niche found her.

“From a strategic mindset, tenacity is the key.”   – Melissa Roth

 

  • Melissa shares her professional journey starting in 1972 with the Abbott Company where she ended up counseling 15,000 employees.
  • She breaks down the process she performs with the clients referred to her by the medical community.
  • She shares a story about one of her clients who was faced with the possibility of leg amputation. She says it was a story of “frustration to inspiration.”
  • The biggest mistake other hypnotists make when launching their hypnotherapy business.
  • Why she constantly talks about hypnosis in relation to other people complaining they don’t have enough clients.
  • Her upcoming workshop on May 20: Cannabis and Hypnosis: What You Need to Know

 

 

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How can you explode your hypnosis business? What tools and strategies are simple enough for a new hynosis practitioner to use in their own marketing toolkit and will provide explosive results in the number of clients you help each week? My guest today is Dan Perez, a full-time hypnotherapist based in Texas. He shares the story of how he used hypnosis for self-improvement, reading a variety of books and started working on hypnotizing himself. It took some trial and error before he could see results.

 

As suggested by one of Dan’s friends, he began conducting street hypnosis before becoming a stage hypnotist. After that, he started using therapeutic hypnosis to help his friends overcome their problems and bad habits. Though his journey, he realized his passion for helping others through difficult challenges and obstacles and, finally, decided to open his hypnotherapy practice to help more people.

 

In today’s episode, Dan recalls what led him to hypnotherapy, what caused the drastic increase in his clientele in a span of six months, how Yelp reviews have impacted his business, and the business strategies he uses to guarantee client satisfaction.

“Like a general preparing for battle, you want to think of all the possibilities that you can think of that will affect your campaign; and then do something to deal with those.”   – Dan Perez

 

  • Dealing with 3-star reviews and negative feedback.
  • The enormous impact on clients when responding within 24 hours.
  • How handing out business card magnets has helped his client-retention.
  • A powerful problem-solving strategy to deal with upset clients.
  • Showing your customers appreciation for returning business.

 

 

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  • Catherine Hickland’s journey into hypnosis came later in life. She spent 38 years in the acting industry where she honed her skills in theatre and soap opera and it seemed acting was the industry she’ll retire from, until one day she realized how burned out she was by all of it. She told herself she didn’t want to do it anymore and quit.

    She remembered a childhood ambition on hypnosis - one that came by accident as she watched a show with the famous Pat Collins when Catherine wasn’t even in her teens. She searched for ways to learn about hypnotherapy and eventually stage hypnosis.

    In this episode, Catherine shares her colorful journey in the world of acting and hypnosis, the ups and downs in her hypnosis career, why she says stage hypnosis is a lot harder than stage acting, and the many reasons why she believes in the Law of Attraction.

     

    “You should never stop learning; you should never stop seeking to be better at what you do no matter what it is in life.” – Catherine Hickland

     

     

    • We don't really get to know about the subconscious, the mind, mind power, or hypnosis unless we seek to learn about it.
    • Sometimes the things you didn't think you'd become, even old and forgotten dreams, could happen much later in life.
    • Why Catherine believes stage hypnosis is more challenging than stage acting.
    • What her "gift" is and how she makes it special for her audience.
    • How she turned a full theater into a training facility for her various programs.

     

     

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Terry Stokes is one of the most popular stage hypnotists in the industry, spanning over 55 years in the business with 4 books and 37 audio and video products under his belt. It all started when he volunteered at a hypnotists show, all the while thinking everything was fake. Needless to say, he walked out of that show a believer. It became a pivotal moment in his life as he decided to go into the business of hypnotherapy until he learned the trade of stage hypnotism and the rest was history.

In this episode, Terry talks about his life experience as one of the industry’s iconic hypnotists, his word of advice to the many questions asked during the interview, and why he thinks you should handle your show as if you’re a director of a film.

 

“If you've never been hypnotized in someone's show you have no business doing it.” – Terry Stokes

 

  • Using someone else’s material, despite its success with the original user, may not translate well to your own show if you’re setup is poorly done.
  • The Set up needs to be almost as funny as the bit itself.
  • Learn to do "a" show so you can perform it well regardless if it's a family or an adult show.
  • Do as many shows as possible. That is better than any training you can get.
  • The people on stage must match the profile of the audience.
  • Evaluating the audience and making your show funny to them.
  • Handle your show as if you're a director for a film in charge of making a masterpiece that night.

 

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How can you use live presentations to grow your business, increase your subscriber list, and market your hypnosis products and services? On today's episode, I'm discussing 5 easy, actionable ways you can utilize the power of live presentations to explode your business, increase your clientele, sell more products – taking you to the next level of success in your hypnosis business. 

I'm share ways you can use the power of content marketing and network marketing to grow your business as well as why it's important to profile your audience to help you lead more successful, future presentations.  

 

Earn your right to be up there. Jason Linett 

 

  • If you have fear of public speaking, use hypnosis to get over it. 
  • Hypnosis is still a competition-free business. 
  • Profile your audience, especially those who love what you're doing. 
  • Offer the presentation first then work on it instead of working on something no one wants. 
  • Offer something during your presentation as a mechanism to get them in your mailing list. 
  • Utilize the power of content and network marketing. 

 

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  1. Show, don't tell. 
  1. Don't offer a talk on hypnosis. 
  1. It's all about the approach. 
  1. Empower their networks. 
  1. Leave them wanting more. 

 

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Nicole Wackernagel was always interested in hypnosis, even as a child. Funny enough, her parents told her to stay away from it as they thought it was something dangerous or something people shouldn’t mess with. When she first experienced it to help cope with a dental procedure, that’s when she started teaching herself until she finally decided to learn the trade in a formal school in Zurich.

She became a hypnotherapist in 2010 and in 2013, she began working as a hypnotherapist full-time while working as the director of the Swiss Hypnosis Institute in Switzerland. She practices what we call the Goulding Sleeptalk Process, a method that allows the subconscious mind of a child or a young adult to become more flexible in terms of accepting alternate suggestions.

In this episode, Nicole tells us her experience as a medical and family hypnotist, the struggles she encountered, and the funny memories she has with kids and their parents.

 

“The kids are mostly the symptom of the whole family issue.” – Nicole Wackernagel

 

  • Common issues with kids she treated were more about fears, whether in school or from bullies.
  • Her techniques depend on the age of the child.
  • Every kid has the same need and that’s to be loved. In that aspect, working with kids is easier than adults. Unlike adults, they have a lot less stuff to deal with.
  • If you work with one person from the family, the whole family changes.
  • Regression is not always the go-to technique, especially for kids. Nicole’s go-to technique is sleep talk. The basics of sleep talk is the basics of what every human being needs.
  • It's recommended for the kids to be alone with the hypnotist during the session rather than with the parents since sometimes the issues are caused by the parents.

 

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Karl Smith spent 12 years in the British Army before becoming a SWAT officer. Everything was fine until one fateful night in August 4, 2006 when he helped a drunk driver that crashed his car in front of his house. He found out the driver was a young boy who was depressed due to a recent funeral. While talking, he somehow got his arm snagged by the seatbelt which ended up with him getting dragged by the driver which left him with several injuries all over his body including a fractured skull.

About 18 months after the incident, he would have bouts of post-traumatic stress which occurred right after he got off the painkillers. To give him some peace and quiet, he would sneak in painkillers in his alcohol. Exactly two years after the incident, his colleague asked if he wanted help in the form of hypnosis. Karl was skeptic at first but he learned what hypnosis was about through his friend.

On today's episode, he shares the story of his experience while receiving hypnosis sessions, how it has impacted his life, and what made him decide to become a hypnotist himself. He explains his fast hypnosis methods, the techniques he uses to prepare his clients before a session, and the what he has learned not to do during a session with a client.

 

“I like doing it fast because what it does is it shows the client there and then that something's spectacular has happened.” – Karl Smith

 

  • Karl’s students call it the Gandalf moment, when you open your eyes and you realize something happened.
  • Rapid change may not work on schizophrenics, but it's a personal choice. It works great on people with bipolar while those with depression have a decent success rate.
  • There's always more positives than negatives in situations. If you're in a dark place, you're not alone and can be fixed.
  • Post-trauma usually only takes one session while weight loss takes longer since there's more guidance and coaching involved.
  • The First step for weight loss is an emotional detox.
  • Teaching is not about getting people to understand what hypnosis really is and how to deliver it to people.

 

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Ken Guzzo is one of the most successful hypnotist today, able to earn thousands of dollars just by showing up to his clients for two days a week. Before his successful career as a hypnotist, Ken was involved in change work, a type of job that involves helping other people become a better version of themselves. He has been doing this job since 1989.

He had this gig going until a colleague told him about hypnotism and how it helps people stop smoking. It wasn’t a surprise that he initially referred to hypnosis as junk science, but he reconsidered his opinions after doing his research. Long story short, he got fascinated with the world of hypnosis and decided to learn the trade and apply it to his own practice and has since helped over 5000 people.

In this episode, Ken shares his methods on how to help the clients’ during a session, why he says withdrawal symptoms are all in the mind, and why he believes in the importance of having a script without actually using one.

 

“The more that I’ve been working with people with hypnosis, the more I'm actually working with their body.” – Ken Guzzo

 

  • Clients want to have a visceral experience that something happened in the room.
  • Ken created his own technique called the Guzzo Protocol. It’s composed of other several tapping modalities.
  • It’s important to create a powerful impact from the start. Clear the cravings from their body before they sit in the chair.
  • The withdrawal symptoms are from the mind, not a physical withdrawal. Once you shift the modality of change, it becomes easy.
  • It's important to be 100% confident when facing clients regardless whether you're new or a veteran.
  • It's appropriate to help the clients make the change happen themselves.
  • Believe in scripts, but you should know your script without reading it on a page. Staring at a sheet of paper is equivalent to ignoring your clients.
  • Ken discusses how the Guzzo protocol works in detail and why it’s effective.
  • Do good work and the business will follow. Fix your success rate and the referrals will keep coming.

 

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Just like training wheels on a bicycle, scripts are only supposed to be depended on when you’re just getting started. And just like riding a bicycle, letting go of your scripts altogether will build confidence as well as improve your skills and techniques as a hypnotist.

Today, I'm sharing my five best strategies on how to put down scripts, the various stories and experiences with each one, as well as a few techniques some hypnotists say are necessary but really aren't.

 

“It's all about being a hypnotist and not a scripnotist.” – Jason Linett

 

  • Students struggle because of an expectation that is not the expectation.
  • Hypnotists feel the need to play with their process to refine, experiment, and improve upon.
  • Listen to your client. Clients will give you the roadmap you'll need to help them create those changes.
  • Teach your clients to hypnotize themselves before they come into your office. Use forms on knowing your clients' expectations from their therapy.
  • Get more training, especially in NLP training.
  • Work with submodalities - the individual building blocks of reality.
  • Start to learn some process-oriented techniques.
  • Make use of advanced change strategies.
  • Age regression is not just finding the cause, it's also a category.
  • Start with a positive transcript, let the feedback tell you what techniques you need and why.
  • Hide the script. If you always have that tool, you're always going to need them. If you build a dependence, it's where you're going to stay.

 

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Welcome to the 100th episode of the Work Smart Hypnosis podcast! Today's episode is slightly different than the last 99 – instead of diving deep into other hypnotist stories, my friend Richard Cole joins me on the show to interview yours truly.  I share my journey into hypnosis and what inspired me to start my career in the field. I'll share the many lessons I've learned through experience, the people who have helped me achieve the success I have found today, and my thoughts on the future of the hypnotic world.

 

“Find the strategies that work and find the ways to replicate them otherwise we're just reinventing the wheel every time over.” – Jason Linett

 

  • I share the story about the time I appeared as a guest at a radio show in Alaska.
  • At conferences and seminars, the best lessons you'd have learned are what's happening in the hallways or in the bars.
  • Why I decided to achieve my 5 year plan right away after my children were born.
  • The amateur changes their act, the professional changes their audience.
  • The mindset is always to leverage everything you are doing right now to be one step ahead.
  • My goals for 2017.
  • When it comes to business strategies that will never die, include the mechanism of the funnel, relationship and content marketing, and leading with value.
  • Hypnosis techniques all arrive at the same destination with the same result but with different paths to get there.
  • My advice to my 6-year old self: Start sooner.

 

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Robert Otto is one of the biggest names in the hypnosis world and for over 28 years, he has presented in 5000 group sessions, workshops, and seminars in over 29 states. His blossoming career all started when he had a bad day in 1978. He was in a disastrous situation and his friends were concerned for him and suggested he sees a hypnotist. He didn’t know what hypnotist was or why his friends thought one could help him, but he went for it anyway and it has since piqued his interest.

He played around hypnosis at the time, but knew he had to learn more so he ended up as a student-assistant to a professional hypnotist in 1980, spending over 300 hours learning the subject. He eventually ventured on his own and choose to speak in large crowds, something most hypnotists cringe over. Robert was able to pull it off, however, thus his marvelous career.

Today, Robert tells us his amazing backstory, his experience charming a large turnout, how a random old man helped him draw attention, and the principles he believed in as not only a hypnotist, but as a fellow human being.

 

“You have to be yourself. You can't go up there and be a phony.” – Robert Otto

 

  • The conscious mind can look, listen learn, reason judge, analyze, criticize, accept or reject. The subconscious mind run all bodily functions, is a memory warehouse, and acts out on image, idea or concept that you allow to be implanted into it.
  • The pretalk is important. You have to perfect that pre-talk to help increase future turnout.
  • Don't make money the most important thing. Make quality and dedication to your work the number one thing and the money will take care of itself.
  • Early in his career, Robert’s ads weren’t getting noticed and ended drawing as few as two people. It wasn't until he met an old man who used to be a typesetter of 42 years and taught him how to create the right ads and where to place them that Robert’s career truly skyrocketed.
  • He has since retired from conducting road sessions and now focuses on conference speaking instead.
  • The IACT and IMDHA attract the more serious practitioners, drawing professionals who are more dedicated and have extensive experience in the field.
  • Robert says the new generation of hypnotists should attend the conferences and interact with the seasoned hypnotists and learn from them
  • He believes you can live the American Dream by being a hypnotist.

 

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Michael DeSchalit is a Master Stage Hypnotist who performs at large venues all over America. Before he became a stage hypnotist, Michael practiced a similar form of stage entertainment: Magic. Being a stage magician was working for him until he read an ad inviting magicians to get trained to be stage hypnotists. The idea of performing in front of a crowd with nothing but a briefcase – a lighter and more manageable prop than what he used to bring – really appealed to him.

Two to three weeks after his training, he was signed up for his first show. Michael credits Jerry Valley’s book on the techniques he used and was able to pull off a great first show despite a few – and fortunately, unnoticed – setbacks which has since become a good story to tell.

Today, Michael shares with us how he got started, his life before his magical career, why he says being a stage magician first helped him become a great hypnotist, and a few tips based on his experience for aspiring hypnotists all over the world.

 

“If you're in your office you're not working.” – Michael DeSchalit

 

  • When something goes wrong, remember: the audience doesn’t know what you're going to do so fake it until you make it.
  • Performing as a hypnotist was more profitable than his magic shows while at the same time being more convenient in terms of preparation time and costs.
  • He is currently practicing clinical hypnotism. He says his year consists of around 60-70% stage and 30-40% clinical hypnotist work.
  • Humor is important in the process to defuse the seriousness of the client's concerns.
  • Stage safety and how to deal with bad reactions are something you have to keep in mind when performing in front of a large audience.
  • Setting up a routine properly increases success rate.
  • Clients gain more control by being in hypnosis.
  • To really make it rain, you have to dance until it rains so go out there and dance.

 

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When you want to improve a skill or want to learn a specific skill, you not only invest time in educating yourself, but you also do your part to hone it through application and tweak it based on the experience and results you receive. Hypnosis isn't any different, but as with any other skill, sometimes things don’t go the way we planned and in the case of hypnosis, sometimes our techniques don’t work and we get bad reviews. Most of us usually shrug this off and accept the fact that they can’t treat everyone, but is that the only option we have?

Knowing what to do when your technique isn’t working is the focus of discussion of our webinar. I’ll share with you the four strategies you can go for when your client isn’t responding to your technique as well as some of my most memorable experiences in using these strategies.

 

“When all that you have is a hammer everything starts to look like a nail.”

 

  • Remember: the client is still the one with the keys and driving the car, the hypnotist is only the GPS showing the better way to get there. When a client is not shifting, work out mechanisms within your own style to bring them back into the process.
  • Simplify your work.
  • If they're not responding, maybe you didn't have them deep enough in the process.
  • A powerful strategy is the Shoulder Press Deepener. The shoulder press startles the mindset and gets the process back on track.
  • Age regression is for getting client in place where they are doing direct suggestions hypnosis on themselves. Some clients needed a different style of doing it. When all else fail, apply suggestion.
  • We tend to always get caught up in the content of the back story. Instead, go into context of how they feel now and how do they want to feel.
  • Ask them why they do certain things like why do they fear, why they smoke, or why they eat.

 

4 Ways to Handle Non-Responding Clients:

  1. Compliance
  2. Get Back to the Basics
  3. Go Deeper
  4. Go Another Direction

 

Key Takeaway

  • When your client experiences a “Hit the fan” moment, accept that challenge and be thankful it happened because you can address it while you're still working together.

 

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Jo-Anne Edie specializes in hypnosis for weight loss and smoking. Her practice started with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which stemmed from a terrible argument. She got the idea of trying hypnosis when she found herself still angry three weeks later. After one session, she realized how amazing hypnosis can be.

She thought EFT will always be number one until she took a course from the National Guild of Hypnotists, where she took lessons from Georgina Cannon. She has since realized EFT was but one tool in the toolbox and has since applied her knowledge and wisdom in helping people who struggle with weight loss and their smoking addiction.

Today, Jo-Anne shares her wonderful story of how she got into the industry, what she learns from various teachers, the methods she implores in her sessions, and why she thinks hypnosis will always be an evolving practice.

She also shares the story behind the upcoming Canadian Hypnosis Conference.

 

“Your intuitive gifts open up when you just work with people.” – Jo-Ann Eadie

 

  • In hypnosis, the work comes through you and not by you.
  • People would tell you secrets right up front without you needing to draw it out of them because they think it would help you help them.
  • Her classes are more spiritual in a sense that she opens up her students like her clients instead of just teaching them how to deal with issues.
  • Hypnosis deals with underlying issues that's beyond the "silly things" like weight loss and smoking. A person’s struggles can be rooted much deeper than they think.
  • The Dr. Flowers method works with 95% of the people.
  • If you can amaze them in the first minute and a half, the rest is easy.
  • Jo-Anne says modern day dousing is an outward visual of what you already know inside.
  • It's important to evolve your scripts according to the new things a hypnotist learns from going to conventions or from simply their experience with their clients.

 

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Hypnosis isn’t always about teaching your clients better strategies. Sometimes it’s about creating new automatic responses. My guest today is Luke Howard, founder of Lukenosis. As a teenager, Luke suffered from severe phobias, obesity, and trouble making and maintaining friendships and relationships with others. He tried multiple types of therapy including psychotherapy and counseling, but none of them seemed to work. He says he “knew he had something special inside,” but didn’t know how to demonstrate it.

That is, until, he stumbled across an ad in the back of his local newspaper for an audio cassette called “Supreme Self-Confidence” by Paul McKenna. This purchase had such an impact on his life – more than anything else he tried – that it inspired him to learn hypnotic techniques to help others just like him. Like many people, he saw the “magic” in hypnosis.

On today’s episode, Luke shares his story of how this little cassette changed his life, influenced his career path, and motivated him to help other people struggling with chronic pain, phobias, as well as overcome unhealthy habits such as smoking and obesity. He shares why he believes that to become a true master of any skill, you must maintain flexibility. He also provides an inside glimpse of his business model, how he structured his practice, and the techniques he uses to help his clients achieve successful outcomes.

 

“There’s a difference between the result and feeling satisfied.” – Luke Howard

 

  • Luke explains how being a hypnosis client has influenced the way he works with his clients today.
  • We discuss modeling excellence and incorporating originality into your life and business.
  • He explains the difference between “seeing results” and “client satisfaction.”
  • He shares how he builds trust and rapport with new clients within the first few minutes of their session.
  • He explains why he feels that hypnotists are often taught to “give their power away.”
  • We discuss how he handles situations when a client isn’t responding as well as they could to a certain technique.
  • He explains why he encourages new hypnotists to practice street and stage hypnosis to help them hone their skills.
  • We discuss how he incorporates “mind magic” and muscle testing techniques into his hypnosis process with clients.
  • We discuss networking events and how he uses basic hypnosis techniques to ensure people remember how he made them feel.

 

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Originally from Russia and living in Maryland since 2002, Guzalia Davis has worked in the hypnosis field for many years, as well as a published author. I first met Guzalia a few years ago at one of my training seminars and since then, she has made a significant impact in the fields of neuro-linguistic programming, past life regression, and tantra.

Guzalia currently sees clients on a one-to-one basis and in groups in one of her two offices throughout the Columbia, Maryland region, as well as in her home office and online. She brings a no-nonsense style and approach to everything she does – including her work. Today, she shares her insight on how hypnosis can help clients overcome physical illnesses, how your beliefs can cause the manifestation of degrading health, and why new and veteran hypnotists should focus more on marketing themselves as a human being instead of the method of marketing.

 

“Hypnosis is a tool. It’s a skill.” – Guzalia Davis

 

  • Physical illness is a late stage of a problem that starts in our attitudes, beliefs, and emotions. It creates this energy that manifests itself to a physical level.
  • She explains how she helps her clients deal with the past and present to overcome physical ailments.
  • She explains the process she uses to help her clients heal physically, mentally, and spiritually.
  • She explains how your belief about yourself, your surroundings, and your situations can impact your health – positively and negatively.
  • She talks about the terms and language she uses with her clients and how it has affected her business.
  • She explains why she decided to write her book and how it has helped her business and career.
  • We talk about her content marketing strategies and why she believes its more important to market yourself as a human being instead of focusing on the methods you use to market your business.
  • She shares a sneak peek into what she’s working and will be launching soon.

 

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My guest today is Nicholas Pallesen, a world-renowned performance artist and known for his deep baritone singing voice. Nicholas saw 56 clients in just one week, which is an extraordinary number when you consider he uses his voice not only in his sessions, but also as a professional opera singer as well. He takes the same that focus he uses to perform for his audiences and applies that mental and vocal strength to help his clients through their various challenges.

Nicholas is a board-certified hypnotist, and he uses his skills to assist clients who have performance anxieties or other issues that prevent them from achieving success in their entertainment careers.   

He’s done so much for his performing artist clients, and I’m proud to have him on the show with us again.

Please welcome Nicholas Pallesen to the show!

 

Institutions and organizations in the arts are now starting to recognize the need to care for the person as well as taking care of the artist.

 

  • Nicholas tells us what he’s been doing as a performer and as a hypnosis practitioner.
  • He talks about his residency with musicians at New World Symphony.
  • He talks about his approach to attracting artists to his classes.
  • He describes how 56 sessions in a week happened.
  • We discuss the power of the breath.
  • Nicholas describes interesting visuals to keep your breath connected and constant.
  • He shares his insights about engaging the audience without sacrificing your voice.
  • Nicholas lets us know what is in store for him and his clients starting in March.
  • Nicholas reveals what his mindset was while he did 56 sessions in a week.

 

Tips to Achieve Vocal Stamina:

  1. Be aware of how you breathe.
  2. Breathe all the way down to your feet.
  3. Be mindful of your voice by taking a ‘low’ breath and allow it to connect to every vowel in your words to achieve vocal continuity.
  4. Keep hydrated.

 

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