Parents are as influential on a child as a hypnotist’s suggestions and directions are to someone in a deep hypnotic trance
People often ask me, what is the one thing that any hypnotherapist can do to be more successful. I usually say…
In dealing with clients, we must secure their cooperation and trust to make certain that they respond as well as they can. Without their full cooperation, therapeutic results are delayed, distorted or even prevented. Once you have created an atmosphere of trust, confidence and an expectation of success, you can stimulate the client into action… [Read More]
Many experts believe that there are only two main approaches to the induction of hypnosis; paternal and maternal, or authoritarian and permissive but that’s a meaningless concept which has no connection with this work as I teach it. The “Myth of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy” is the title of a paper that was presented In the journal… [Read More]
To remember in your study and practice as a hypnotist. Some of the most important ones to follow are: Learn your subject thoroughly. The proper study of hypnotism is a lifetime study. The greater your interest, the greater your desire to become highly proficient, the more there is to study and learn.
Inductions and therapy methods used should be tailored to fit the needs and expectations of the client. The client defines the most effective hypnotic procedures. Hypnotists must be observant and flexible enough to adapt their style and their role to those needs and attitudes. Techniques cannot be followed rigidly with good success since, in hypnosis,… [Read More]
In this never before seen video interview, Gil talks about the limits on what hypnotherapy can achieve.
There are many alternatives in every situation, yet the neurotic believes “It’s got to be this or that”! Reacting to the good and the bad in life, and dealing with it creatively, is the real joy in life. “Deal with what emerges” is always the primary rule. Providing the client with alternatives sets the stage… [Read More]
A high percentage of hypnotherapists really don’t deserve the title “hypnotherapist”.
I describe the study of hypnotherapy a ‘mystic art’. Let me illustrate: Millions of people take piano lessons and a percentage of them learn to play well enough to entertain their family and friends. An even smaller percentage learn to play well enough to earn income at weddings or at an elegant restaurant. A smaller… [Read More]
Hypnotherapy is not taught in universities. In fact, most professors in universities still deny that there is a vocational title of “hypnotherapist.” They still say that hypnotherapy is only a ‘tool’ that licensed mental health therapists use as one of many “techniques”.
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy combining trance induction of hypnosis with individualized techniques of counselling secured by each Hypnotherapist uniquely. Therefore, Hypnotherapy cannot be confined within a detailed description. Every Hypnotherapist has specialized tools, techniques and background specifically directed to the counselling field. Hypnotherapy encompasses a holistic approach to health and healing and the… [Read More]
Usually, hypnotic questioning serves to elicit the information more readily than can be done in the waking state, but the entire process depends on the development of a good client-therapist relationship rather than upon hypnotic technique and the hypnosis is essentially a means by which the client can give the information in a comfortable manner…. [Read More]
In this never before seen video interview, Gil share his views about the regulation of the hypnotherapy profession.