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Joshua Peters is a speaker, coach, and certified hypnotist at X-Factor Hypnosis, where he blends hypnosis and coaching practices to help entrepreneurs and top performers across every industry to accelerate their business, enhance their creativity, and uncover their hidden challenges to create powerful positive change. He is also the President of Josua Rey Productions, LLC where he performs comedy stunts like fire eating and escaping chains while in a straightjacket for audiences at outdoor festivals and fairs. Joshua received his Master Hypnotherapist certification from Midwest Hypnotherapy Academy and became certified as an International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapist by the Hypnotherapy Association.

Today, Joshua shares how he discovered hypnosis while attending middle school through a book he found in his school’s library and how that book planted the seed for his future career. He shares his experiences of being mentored by the great side show performer, Harley Newman, and how he realized that by becoming a side show performer himself, he was using his performances as a way to overcome his own fears and hidden challenges. He shares the pivotal moment when he decided to become a professional hypnotherapist and the method he used early on to charge his clients for their hypnosis sessions. We discuss how Joshua leveraged the power of attending networking events to grow his business and the benefits of participating in business networking groups. Joshua also shares the ‘go-to tools’ and strategies he leverages from his hypnotic tool kit, how he handles challenging clients, and what he’s most excited about for the future of his hypnosis business.

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“If you’re feeling any fear that’s showing up for you, that’s a good sign that you’re doing something right.” - Joshua Peters

  • How Joshua discovered self-hypnosis at an early age
  • The difference between side show acts and magic acts
  • The pivotal moment when hypnosis officially became Joshua’s preferred career choice
  • The pricing method he used early on in his hypnosis career and how it has evolved over time
  • How Joshua pivoted from helping clients stop smoking to helping entrepreneurs overcome procrastination
  • How Joshua leveraged the power of networking events to grow his hypnosis business
  • The benefits of becoming an active member of a business networking group
  • Strategies Joshua uses to attract new hypnosis clients
  • Creating a flexible entry point in your client journey process to suit most client needs
  • Joshua’s ‘go-to tools’ in his hypnotic tool kit
  • Determining when your clients have ‘graduated’ from their hypnosis sessions
  • Dealing with challenging clients and determining when to upsell your services
  • What Joshua is currently most excited about for his hypnosis business

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Colin Chapman is a certified clinical hypnotherapist and stage hypnosis performer based in Richmond, Virginia. He is the founder of Hypnosis is Amazing, where he offers amazing, fun, and funny stage hypnosis shows. He is also the founder of The Joy of Hypnosis where he helps clients improve their sleep, quit smoking, manage pain, reduce stress, and improve their performance by manifesting the change they desire within themselves through the power of hypnosis. As an entrepreneur with a background in sales, political consulting, telecom, and the automotive industry, Colin began studying sales techniques based on NLP. After personally realizing the power of hypnotic change, he decided to use his passion, skills, and knowledge to help others. Colin is clinically certified by the International Board of Clinical Practitioners and is a member of the American Hypnosis Association.

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Colin joins me today to share his journey into stage hypnosis and NLP and why he believes hypnosis is amazing. He shares the marketing strategies he used when he launched his hypnosis business and how he discovered your clients are often your best hypnosis trainers. He explains how his sales strategies and pricing models have evolved over the last decade. We discuss the “Power of Free” and the benefits of teaching your clients self-hypnosis techniques. We discuss the impact that COVID had on Colin’s stage and clinical hypnosis businesses and how hypnosis helped Colin personally overcome a 2-pack-a-day smoking habit, a 10-year-long fear of flying, as well as PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. Colin also shares how he attracts new clients to his clinical hypnosis practice through his stage hypnosis performances.

“My very best hypnosis trainers have been my clients because they’ve let me know what’s really working - and they’ve let me know what’s not Taking that feedback in is really powerful.” - Colin Chapman

  • Colin’s journey into the hypnosis industry and how his wife reacted when he decided to change his career path
  • Marketing strategies Colin used to grow his hypnosis business
  • Why Colin believes the best hypnosis training he’s received has been from his clients
  • Using Groupon & LivingSocial to attract new clients
  • Guiding new clients through your sales funnel and toward your premium products and services
  • The complexities of pricing for your hypnosis sessions
  • Understanding the “Power of Free”
  • How Colin helps his clients improve their sleep and overcome sleep disorders through hypnosis and self-hypnosis strategies
  • How COVID impacted Colin’s stage and clinical hypnosis businesses
  • Blending the science and art of comedy with hypnosis
  • How adding a mentalism element improved Colin’s stage hypnosis shows
  • How hypnosis significantly impacted Colin’s life
  • How Colin attracts new clinical hypnosis clients through his stage hypnosis shows

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Tamelynda Lux is a hypnosis practitioner, speaker, and author of multiple books, including Bold Spirit: Caring for the Dying and Wrongful Dismissal: From Wounded to Thriving. She is the founder of Lux & Associates and StepStone Hypnosis, two hypnosis practices based in London, Ontario, Canada. For over 20 years, Tamelynda has helped clients through a variety of life experience with one-on-one coaching, her published books, and by offering peer discussion groups.

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Tamelynda joins me today to share her journey into hypnosis and how she helps her clients embrace freedom and create positive change by shifting the language she uses in client sessions. We discuss how she blends hypnosis with coaching when working with clients and how she discovered the power of shifting your language about a client’s issue to reframe it in a way to set change into motion. Tamelynda explains why she asks her clients to create vision boards to identify they change they truly want to create. We also discuss her experience with Richard Nongard’s 12-week book course and how it helped her become a 5-time published author.

“Release what doesn’t work and embrace what does work. Know what you want and what you don’t - in life and business - and do it.” - Tamelynda Lux

  • Tamelynda’s first introduction to hypnosis and how it helped her overcome alcohol addiction
  • Knowing when to share your story with your clients
  • How Tamelynda blends hypnosis with coaching work
  • How Tamelynda learned to use language and word processing techniques in her hypnosis sessions
  • How shifting your language around a client’s issue can help set change into motion
  • Asking clients to create a vision board to identify the change they want to create
  • Tamelynda’s experience with Richard Nongard’s 12-week book course
  • How Tamelynda became a published author and her passion for writing and editing

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When most hypnosis professionals are starting their career, it’s amazing how many people keep making the same mistakes. And, of course, by making the same mistakes - they unfortunately continue to reap the same unfortunate results and things don’t go quite as well as they would like. But when you really think about it - what good are the skills of professional hypnosis if you don’t have a client to work with?

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In today’s episode, I share some of my best business advice and some of the biggest mistakes many entrepreneurs make when starting their hypnosis business. I share strategies you can immediately implement to achieve positive results in your business. I explain the difference between a cold audience and warm audience and why it’s important to leverage the power of your warm audience to grow your hypnotic business. I debunk the myth around niching your services and why it’s okay to expand your services as you grow your business. I also highlight the importance of leading with value to turn cold connections into warm audiences and how to create a solid connection and rapport with your target audience.

“Make use of the audiences you already have a connection to.” - Jason Linett

  • How to effectively approach medical professionals so they begin sending you referrals
  • The difference between a ‘cold audience’ and a ‘warm audience’
  • How to facilitate a warm introduction
  • Understanding the “Dollar-Cost-Averaging” method
  • Understanding the concept of niching your services and knowing when to expand your offers
  • How to create connection and rapport with your target audience
  • The importance of leading with value to turn cold connections into warm audiences

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Some hypnosis professionals believe that the subconscious mind can’t process negative suggestion. Often, they believe it so vehemently, it’s as if that concept is an absolute, undisputable fact. And the reason these professionals believe this concept is simply because that’s what their previous instructors have told them. But let’s take a moment to challenge this concept. What would happen if more practitioners actually used some of the same language that their clients are using during their hypnosis session?

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Today, I discuss the concept of using negative suggestions during your hypnosis sessions and how you can use them to achieve positive results for your clients. I share a hypnosis formula you can use to satisfy your client’s conscious mind while also giving instructions to their subconscious. I explain why it’s important to use the same language your clients use on your website, how it impacts your ability to attract your ideal clients, and how you can help your clients distance and disassociate themselves from the problem they want to solve. I also share examples of when I used negative suggestions with my clients to help them achieve positive change and explain how screening your techniques with your clients can be beneficial.

“These are the words your clients are using. And because THEY know what it means, it means you can use it as well.” - Attribution

  • Understanding demonstrational hypnosis
  • How to satisfy your client’s consious mind while giving instructions to the subconscious mind
  • Why I believe many hypnotists try too hard to achieve ‘clean language’ in their sessions
  • Understanding keywords and SEO and why it’s important to use the language your clients are using in your online content
  • Why it’s okay to use the same language that your clients use during a hypnosis session
  • Allowing your client to conduct direct suggestion hypnosis on themselves
  • Satisfying the conscious mind while imprinting new emotional states on top of their old issue
  • Addressing negative suggestions from your clients based on their client intake form
  • How I used negative suggestions to help two clients achieve positive change
  • The benefits of screening your techniques with your clients - before the session begins

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Laughter can be a powerful tool. For some, it helps people cope with a tragedy. Others use it as a mechanism to ‘break the ice’ or break an uncomfortable pause in a conversation. People use laughter to help them process difficult emotions and situations. As the late, great Ted Robinson used to say: “Many of us have a hard time processing true emotions without profanity.”

Laughter is dissociative, and the moment you laugh at something, you often begin to look at it in a different light. So how can we use laughter as a tool for positive hypnotic change?

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In today’s episode, I discuss how we can leverage laughter as a way to build rapport with our clients and create an anchor for hypnotic change. I explain how you can use it as a hypnotic suggestion tool in your practice and how you can incorporate humor into your client intake process to begin setting change into motion. I discuss how we can use humor as a way to help our clients change their perspective on their problem or situation and how changing their perspective enables them to effect positive change. I also share strategies for helping your clients celebrate and be grateful for their past experiences without reminding them of the problems they’ve already overcome.

“Hypnotic suggestions are not just words. They’re thoughts. They’re feelings. They’re actions. They’re experiences. They’re emotions.” - Jason Linett

  • Using humor to build rapport and create an anchor with your client
  • Using laughter as a hypnotic suggestion strategy
  • Getting your clients laughing about their problem as a starting point to create hypnotic change
  • Using laughter during your intake process to set change into motion
  • Helping your clients imprint new, positive emotions over old, negative ones through humor
  • Using humor and laughter as a way to help your clients view their situation in a different way
  • Helping clients ‘call out’ the situational obviousness of their problem and realize their habit for what it truly is
  • Encouraging your clients to celebrate their victories and be grateful for their past experiences without reminding them of the problems they’ve overcome

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Over the course of the last two years, millions of hypnotists have shifted their business models to offer their services online. And through this shift, questions like, “Are people still buying this?” and “Does this work online?” often come up. But there’s a bigger picture dialogue that needs to be addressed. Whether people are still buying or whether a service works better in person rather than online isn’t necessarily the question you should be asking. The truth is: If you ask a better question, you’ll get a better answer.

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Today, I share my hybrid model for change and the hybrid programs I used to achieve client success. I share how these formulas helped me triple the size of my business over the last two years and how they can help you create more value in your hypnosis business. I discuss how you can streamline your hypnotic process while providing a better client experience in a way that helps your clients achieve success independently, without relying on you. I also share strategies you can use to create assets to supplement your hypnotic processes.

“Sometimes it’s not about teaching your client hypnotic change methods, it’s about letting your client become hypnotic.” - Jason Linett

  • The language I use with my clients and students to ensure hypnotic success
  • Why I haven’t conducted a pre-talk with clients in over 3 years
  • Incorporating your client’s own mechanisms as the anchor for their hypnotic success
  • Creating boilerplate content and resources to help your clients achieve success on their own
  • How to build assets that supplement your hypnotic processes

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Connie Jo Holmes is a certified life coach, hypnotherapist, and founder of BU2BFULL, a hypnosis and coaching practice helping individuals ‘axe self-sabotaging behaviors’ to achieve a life of fulfillment. With over 30 years of corporate and non-profit managerial experience before starting her journey as a professional coach and hypnotist, Connie’s mission is to help her clients build a life of confidence and fulfillment through her in-person and online coaching and hypnosis sessions, classes, and retreats. Connie is also the author of Be YOU to be Full, a book aimed at helping readers learn the steps to deeply understand themselves and achieve unshakable confidence in all aspects of their lives.

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Connie joins me today to discuss self-sabotaging and self-limiting beliefs and why overcoming those beliefs and behaviors is critical to achieve a life of true fulfillment. We discuss why she decided to become a certified hypnotherapist seven months after obtaining her coaching certification and how she draws from the strengths of both methods to help her clients achieve results. We discuss the importance of having a clear message and how your messaging impacts your ability to attract new clients. Connie shares her journey to overcoming limiting beliefs and the mantra she adopted and currently lives by. We discuss why she teaches each client the value of self-reflection, self-forgiveness, and gratitude. We discuss how she harnessed the power of community to grow her business organically and how it has positively impacted her business on multiple levels. We also discuss Connie’s new book, Be You to be Full, and her plans to publish a complete series of self-improvement and self-empowerment books.

“When someone can show up as their true, genuine, authentic self to everything they do in life - they can live a fulfilled life.” - Connie Jo Holmes

  • Connie’s journey of working as a certified life coach to becoming a certified hypnotherapist
  • How Connie blends the strengths of coaching and hypnosis in her business
  • How Connie attracted her first clients and why your messaging is critical to your success
  • Helping clients rediscover their confidence and achieve self-acceptance
  • Connie’s experience with her own limiting beliefs and the mantra she currently lives by
  • Why Connie teaches her clients the value of self-reflection, self-forgiveness, and gratitude
  • How Connie leveraged the power of community to grow her hypnosis and coaching business
  • Learning to ‘give from the heart’ while promoting your services
  • Writing and publishing her book, Connie’s experience throughout the process, and her plans to publish a series of self-improvement books

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Helen Wyer is a Hypnotherapist, Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner, Personal Performance Coach, General Hypnotherapy Register and Complementary Natural Healthcare Register member. She is the Founder of Advance Hypnotherapy, where she utilizes techniques such as Kinetic Shift, Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT), and OldPain2Go. Helen holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of East Anglia. Prior to becoming a hypnotherapist, Helen formerly worked as a teacher for ten years.

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Helen joins me today to share her story from living in a mud hut to becoming a hypnotist. Helen shares how she discovered the power of imagination in her teaching career and how these experiences planted the seeds for learning hypnotherapy. She reveals how she uses her intake form to record the client’s specific language for use in their hypnotherapy session. Helen shares how she transitioned into hypnotherapy using an audience she already had. She highlights her favorite hypnosis techniques and describes how she utilizes a flexible hypnotherapy system that can be tailored to the client. Helen also shares how she encourages clients to leave online reviews.

“Expect that change and that change will happen.” - Helen Wyer

  • The experiences of working as a teacher that led Helen towards hypnotherapy
  • What Helen learned from living in a mud hut in Africa during two years of teaching
  • Using an intake form to capture the client’s specific language and discover the change they are looking for
  • How to use a hypnotherapy system that is flexible and adaptable and Helen’s favorite techniques
  • Creating an expectation of change in the pre-talk and spotting ideomotor signals
  • How to encourage clients to leave online reviews

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In one of our most recent livestream conversations we had in my Work Smart Hypnosis community, one member posed an interesting question: whether you should respond to suggestions of relaxation - or if responding could lead to possible danger within your session. The question came right at the end of a class, so we regrouped later in the community to discuss my thoughts.

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Today's episode is an audio replay of that livestream. I discuss trauma and relaxation and share why you should not jump to the absolutes or generalizations as often as some, unfortunately, may. I reveal why the word 'maybe' is the most powerful term you can apply in your hypnotic session. I share why you should point your change process to the emotions and turn your client into the story's hero by converting a negative 'because' statement into a positive one. I also discuss why you should be careful to avoid preconceived notions and go into your sessions with the expectation of listening.

“Hypnosis is not relaxation; hypnosis, by way of definition, is a process that creates a more receptive state of mind.” - Jason Linett

  • How to work interactively with your client, use real-time feedback, troubleshoot on the fly, and build unstoppable confidence
  • The suggestions and stages for creating relaxation using the Dave Elman Induction
  • Why you need to point your change process to the emotions
  • Hidden trauma, the reaction to the event, and whether relaxation can be achieved
  • Being careful not to hypnotize yourself before you hypnotize your client
  • Flipping the negative ‘because’ to a positive ‘because of this, it now means I could do XYZ’

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Kathryn Toohey is a certified hypnotherapist, a member of the Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association, and a member of the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists, and Hypnotherapists. She is the Founder of Kathryn Toohey Hypnotherapy & Performance Coaching, where she works with clients on a wide range of issues - from weight management to anxiety and pain management. During the global pandemic in 2020, she transformed her business model to work remotely using programs like Zoom, Skype, and WhatsApp. Now, Kathryn’s business is almost exclusively run online as a way to help more people achieve positive results more quickly.

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Kathryn joins me today to discuss refocused hypnosis. She shares her challenges with IBS and how it led to her discovery of hypnosis and becoming a hypnotist herself. We discuss how helping clients create their breakthroughs does things to us - the practitioner - along that journey. We discuss how she progressed as a hypnotherapist and improved her skills through training. She also shares how she consistently looks to level up her efforts by bringing in strategies from outside the industry and putting her own spin on things.

"If you are saying things like ‘I am not allowed,’ then  you are disempowering yourself." - Kathryn Toohey

  • Kathryn's struggles with IBS and how conversational hypnosis transformed her health
  • Conducting research and the value of practical training when improving your hypnosis skills and furthering your knowledge
  • The strategies Kathryn uses to bring in clients
  • The importance of being authentic and deciding if you should work with people you know
  • What you need to get started and launch your business
  • Kathryn's work on weight loss and what people need to get out of their own way
  • Managing the parent's expectations when working with children

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Kathleen Shannon is a Licenced Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor at Shannon Counseling and Consulting with more than 21 years of experience working as a licensed provider. She has worked with veterans on various issues including anxiety, depression, recovery, and PTSD. Previously, she has worked with Lourdes Behavioral Health, GENEX Services, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Kathleen holds a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida.

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Kathleen joins me today to discuss positive value changework. She shares the origins of EMDR and its similarities to NLP. We discuss how to navigate situations when clients ask for particular techniques and how she helps her clients work through self-sabotaging values to encourage belief systems and cognitive shifts. We discuss how she conducts screening and works with sleep issues from a semantic point of view. Kathleen highlights tips for mastering conversational hypnosis and explores metaphors and their meaning. We also discuss the homework Kathleen gives to her clients and why you shouldn’t assume you still have rapport.

"Metaphors are the language of trauma." - Kathleen Shannon

  • The origin story of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy
  • Handling client requests for specific techniques and whether they are suitable for the client, their values, and the problem
  • An example of client self-sabotage and how to introduce cognitive and behavioral shifts
  • How clients are finding Kathleen and Shannon Counseling and Consulting and the changework areas she works with
  • Getting specific and using the Parts Model, Core Transformation, Holmes Model, and Transforming Yourself Model
  • Why you should not assume you still have rapport and how to use Scott D. Miller’s Outcome Rating Scale

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Whether you’re a stand-up comedian, a stage hypnotist, a singer, a performing artist, a speaker - or even a podcast host - losing your voice is a common workplace hazard. It can happen suddenly and unexpectedly and put a screeching halt to your future plans. Vocal stamina is a real issue that pops up from time to time. So how do you safeguard yourself from losing your voice? How can you preserve one of the most valuable assets of your business? 

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In today’s episode, I share how to not lose your voice and preserve your greatest tool. I highlight the importance of being mindful of activities that can affect your voice and how the food and drinks you consume can positively or negatively affect your vocal performance. I highlight how you can use your body appropriately to reduce vocal strain organically. I also share the value of investing in a vocal coach and the benefits of using a headset and microphone system.

“Preventative care is going to be your best bet.” - Jason Linett 

  • Vocal rest and being mindful of your daily activities 
  • Food and drink that might affect your vocal stamina and implementing an elimination diet 
  • The importance of staying hydrated and drinking beverages at room temperature 
  • The benefits of breathing natural unpolluted air at regular intervals 
  • Avoiding vocal strain by using imagery to change where your voice is coming from 
  • The advantages of working with a vocal coach and engaging technological and in-office solutions and strategies 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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