Parents are as influential on a child as a hypnotist’s suggestions and directions are to someone in a deep hypnotic trance
Many therapists steer clear of instant inductions because they don’t understand them and can’t do them. Gil explains how.
People often ask me, what is the one thing that any hypnotherapist can do to be more successful. I usually say…
Transforming Therapy uses emotions to open the subconscious mind for effective therapy. Gil explains how.
The cause of a problem or a mental, emotional or physical issue may not always be linked to a trauma. In this topic, Gil explains how to use age regression to correct childhood misunderstandings.
Initial Sensitising Events can play a key role in the creation of the presenting problem. For example, in the video case of Lee (‘The San Diego Stutterer’), there was a strong secondary reinforcing event when he was fearful and couldn’t say the poem as well as his mother wanted him to, but he was already […]
I’m often asked how I can regress people with such ease, when so many other hypnotherapists working with age regression experience a rate of failure with analytical or over controlled clients clients who won’t regress. Here’s my secret…
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 […]
The evolution of man is in many ways dependent on the contributions of science but the modern study of hypnotherapy resists the efforts to classify and identify its nature and elements. It is a mystical art based on a spiritual philosophy and efforts to learn and practice it which are based on the theories of […]
There is no such thing as a good subject or a bad subject. Everyone has a natural capacity for response and it is within our human nature to respond. However, there are differences in the response level and many call the difference “resistance”. Let’s create a scenario. You are in your office with a client […]
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 […]
A suggestion is an idea that reaches the mind through the five physical senses and/or the basic perceptions. When you read a book, you discover many ideas but they can become suggestions only when they begin to move into your internal mental system. When you begin to classify and identify and filter them as “Now, […]
When an idea is presented to an adult mind it is screened against the accumulation of knowledge, experience and the interpretation which is stored in the “critical factor of the conscious mind.” It’s function is to act as a filtering screen, so that when ideas are presented we have a way of analyzing them. We […]
In learning to hypnotize you must first learn to recognize suggestibility. As you gain experience you will develop an intuitive feeling about the suggestibility of the individual – but in the beginning of your career, you can give tests to discover your subject’s initial level of suggestibility. The subject must be somewhat relaxed and free […]
The quality of response differs from one subject to another. The subject responds according to the way he interprets the suggestion and his willingness to accept it. Instructions can be suggested to the subject but whether they are accepted and acted upon depends on the ability of the operator to persuade the subject to agreement. […]
A Suggestion is an idea that reaches the mind through the five physical senses, and/or the sixth sense, intuition. In addition, all sensory input routes continually receive data from verbal, nonverbal, intraverbal and extraverbal communications as well as information about our environment such as thermal and pressure sensations and kinaesthetic awareness. Suggestibility is a measurement […]
In this topic, Gil explains some of the techniques he uses to uncover emotionalised interpretations behind a client’s issue.
In this topic, Gil shares the first five of his 10 rules for creating suggestions.
Part II of Gil’s Rules of the Mind Topic in which Gil shares five more of his rules for creating hypnotic suggestions.
The chief agent in developing a hypnotic trance is the voice of the hypnotist.
Teaching your client self hypnosis (or using it yourself) can dramatically increase your results. Here are the mechanics that make autosuggestion effective – there are six steps to follow.
Tell yourself, “whenever I count from 1 to 5 and say ‘wide awake’, my eyelids always open automatically and I am then wide awake feeling calm, relaxed, refreshed, mentally alert, invigorated, feeling good. I always awaken from hypnosis feeling good in every way.”
In order to familiarize yourself with the use of the rules for creating effective programming, study the following suggestion programming.
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.
Every person can develop a natural state of awareness called hypnosis or trance. Historically, it has been defined as an unnatural or a supernatural state yet nothing could be farther from the truth. Hypnosis is a normal experience, which anyone can have, in the right circumstances and with the right hypnotist. Unlike ordinary conscious awareness, […]
In this topic, Gil explains how to train a person to go into hypnosis easily
The efforts to maintain one’s image as a rational, reasonable professional are understandable, but self- defeating. Gil explains why.
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, […]
The first question students ask is, ‘What exactly do you say to induce hypnosis?’ There is no single or best thing to say; there is no universal script. They will be nervous, awkward, and somewhat ineffectual at first, but given the right background and feedback during a series of practice sessions they will eventually begin […]
Therapists should do whatever is necessary to motivate clients. The therapist can serve as a source of comfort, hope, confidence, or inspiration as well as the source of frustration, discomfort anger and fear.
Revivification is the recollection of an event with such clarity, intensity and detail that it becomes an experience of seemingly reliving the original event. This intense reorientation into the past is possible with hypnosis and can be remarkably useful therapeutically.
Never give the client the impression that you are a ‘detective” searching for clues, instead, give them the impression that they are always sharing in the responsibility for the success of the work
In this topic, Gil discuses the giving of praise and credit to clients.
Learning to be an effective hypnotherapist does not mean learning the technique to use with everyone.
Emotions are not logical, rational or conscious, but they are a natural and useful form of subconscious communication. They tell us how we feel about something even when we are consciously unaware of how we feel. The subconscious is the feeling mind, and emotional reactions are not necessarily rational when they are from the subconscious […]
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 […]
The best therapists function as sources of support, inspiration, and motivation. The essential ingredients are the therapist’s genuine awareness of, respect for, and willingness to be responsive to the needs of the client. Clients do not enter therapy to be lectured, ignored or controlled; they enter therapy to be understood and assisted in their attempts […]
Begin your relationship with the realization that the client you meet in therapy is not fully rational, or fully capable of responding in an adult manner to the demands of the specific frustrating situations.
Therapists often listen to words, to stories, to psychic histories and do not listen to the actual communications that the client is offering.
The client needs to know if you have the right kind of strength and will often test you to discover if you are as caring as you should be, and if you are as strong and combative as you should be.
Often clients arrive not knowing why they are unhappy or disturbed. All they know is that they are unhappy, and they give a wealth of rationalisations to explain it.
There are two principles which every hypnotherapist must understand if they are going to be successful in producing trance in their clients…
Gil explains how to overcome the fear of poverty that keeps many hypnotherapists and their clients stuck.
It is the response of the central nervous system that creates trance. Therefore, the central nervous system is the instrument that we must use in creating trance. Gil explains all.
Visualization is a powerful tool but it is only one step in a larger process of demonstration. The process begins with programming, which consists of four separate stages.
When two people meet, information is exchanged at many levels. In this topic, Gil examines some of the most important ways in which a Hypnotherapist can create authority subconsciously.
You’ve got to change not just the way you look, and the way you sound, but what you are saying. Once you do that, you will start being seen in a new way. The greeting ritual is one of the basic repetitive ways that we make contact with others.
I need to tell you why you’re wonderful, so that you will understand. Of all the creatures on this planet, you are the only one that has self-awareness. That means, “I am, and I know that I am.”
In this video, Gil Boyne hypnotises Hungary’s #1 pop singer Kiraly Viktor (known as King Victor). Initially, Victor appears to show “resistance” – however by the end of the session, he has developed a good level of trance.