‘Hypnotherapy’ is the definitive text if you want to learn all you need to know about hypnotherapy, from how to do hypnosis, how to work therapeutically, how to set up and run your own practice, and how to generate alternative income streams. Hypnotherapy covers: How problems are formed, What trance is, The Set model, How to do hypnosis, What to do before and after you have hypnotised clients, Emotional needs, Innate skills and abilities, Observation skills, The Rigaar model, Self-hypnosis, Ericksonian hypnosis, Ideo-dynamic healing, Strategies and treatment ideas for many problems hypnotherapists work with, Setting up in practice, and Alternative income streams to make additional income. There are also two annotated session transcripts so that you can see all that you will have learnt being applied and follow along to see how it all works in live sessions (One session is an improving a clients artistic abilities, the other is helping a client that feels they can’t say ‘no’ to people)
In this hypnosis training I teach a hypnotic induction I call the “sneaky clap.” This is a shock induction and invokes “fight or flight” in order to induce hypnosis. I hope you like it! Our students say that this is the best hypnotherapy training in the USA.
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If you are interested in becoming a certified hypnotist, there is good news. The Atlantic Hypnosis Institute (with Sean as Senior Instructor) will be opening its new office in Augusta, GA USA in December 2016. Here is the website for further information!
More details will be available soon!
Mid-America Hypnosis Conference 2013 “Hypnotist of the Year” Sean Michael Andrews is a certified hypnotist who was recently performing hypnosis research in Heidelberg, Germany. He is the Supervising Instructor for the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute. Sean teaches the nurse anesthetist course for the American School of Clinical Hypnosis International. He is also the Director and Senior Instructor for the Atlantic Hypnosis Institute. Sean has taught in 17 countries on five continents. He is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and he holds a black belt in Taijutsu Karate. Many consider him to be “The World’s Fastest Hypnotist.”
He is certified with:
• National Guild of Hypnotists
• National Board of Hypnosis Education and Certification
• International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association
• Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Youtube Link: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGlaCPCnLyRqXTdgT3tpuNA
Haven’t we all made a New Year Resolution to lose weight? It must be one of the most common resolutions ever. But when February rolls around, what’s happened? We’re back into our old habits again. How can we change those habits? Is hypnosis the answer, and, if so, why?
Weight loss is a complex issue, and this article isn’t going to give you some step-by-step eating or exercise plan that promises that you will drop X amount of kilos in some ridiculously short time. The one problem with all those one-size-fits all plans is that they assume an average person with average activity levels. The plan that helps a man in his thirties with a job that involves physical labour to lose ten kilos won’t work for a woman the same age who juggles a sedentary office job and three small children. And it’s a proven fact that a lot of those restrictive diets don’t work. All they do is make you crave all those forbidden foods (making it more likely that you blow the diet and gorge on that substance) and also messes up your metabolism so you put on weight more easily. What’s more, a lot of those diet plans tend to involve fancy foods that cost a bucket and are fiddly to prepare. As for those pills, don’t get me started!
Of course, diet is only part of the equation when it comes to weight loss. Exercise is the other factor. Even if you ate only small amounts of vegetables, lean meat and wholegrains, you’d still put on a bit if you just sat in front of the TV all day. And if you’re doing a very physical job, you can probably eat vast amounts of the sorts of food that would make the people who write diet plans for the glossy mags faint with horror. So again, it’s not a case of one size fits all.
Fundamentally, losing weight comes down to willpower and our ability to change our habits. It’s down to your mind, as a lot of things are. Hypnosis is sometimes used to help with losing weight because hypnotherapy targets the deep beliefs and patterns of thinking, changing them from deep inside.
It can often be helpful to take a look at the ways we think about weight loss, body shape, exercise and food. What’s a myth? What’s the truth? What beliefs can be changed via hypnotherapy? Not all of these beliefs will ring true for you – we’re all different, after all. If you decide that hypnosis is the right course of action for you, you might need to explore some of these beliefs and thinking patterns with your therapist to pick the right course of action and the right changes to be made.
Belief Number One: I just can’t resist chocolate/cake/cheese/beer/your particular favourite.
The Truth: You can resist whatever your particular downfall is if you think you can. Believing that you can break an addiction is always the first step in overcoming it. But food-related addictions aren’t like other addictions, e.g. smoking. You can’t avoid eating, and there’s always going to be a situation where you are offered a portion of your particular nemesis. However, with the right mindset, you can be in control so you only have a little bit. You can be stronger than the cookie jar. It is a case of willpower, and hypnotherapy is one way that is often used to help give willpower a boost.
Belief Number Two: Healthy food doesn’t taste as good as the fattening things.
The Truth: This is a matter of habit and what you’re used to – in other words, it’s in the mind again! Some people are astonished at the idea that what tastes good and what doesn’t is a case of conditioning and the mind, but take the case of Vegemite. Australians, on the whole, love their Vegemite. But hand a Vegemite sandwich to someone from the USA and you’ll see some interesting reactions as they bite into it. It’s simply that the Yankees aren’t used to Vegemite and haven’t grown up with it. With a bit of help from the mind, possibly with the aid of hypnosis, you can change your eating patterns so your palate changes. Once this has happened, you will learn to like the tastes of unprocessed healthy food, which will help you along the path to weight loss.
Belief Number Three: I don’t have time to exercise.
The Truth: This will depend on your individual situation. You might be working 10-plus hours a day at the office. You might have small children. You might be confined to a wheelchair. But surely, there’s some way to build some activity into your day of some sort. You possibly need to give up something else in your day to fit in physical activity. But we all know that we can find time for the things that we want to do. And here we are, back facing the issue of willpower and motivation again – the mind again! Creating a positive reason for exercise is a great way to be motivated to get active. Instead of telling yourself “I’m going to dance/run/play football so I can shift these kilos”, change your thinking patterns to more positive ones “I’m going to dance because I love music and it makes me feel happy,” “I’m going to work towards competing in a triathlon,” “I’m going to play football so I can make some more real-life friends,” and so forth. Positive thoughts are often more powerful than negatively phrased ones, which is a technique that every hypnotherapy counsellor knows when it comes to planting suggestions.
Belief Number Four: I’m so fat – I look nothing like those models in the glossies.
The Truth: You certainly don’t look like those models in the glossies, but this doesn’t mean you’re fat. We all know that those girls are half-starved (or even anorexic) teenagers who have been photoshopped into something hardly human. Again, a change of thinking is needed. You need to learn to accept yourself and what the normal human body looks like. Yet another mindset that hypnotherapy can try to change!