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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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Direct download: WSH358_-_How_to_Not_Lose_Your_Voice_Final.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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