In this rare interview with the man who shaped the practice of modern hypnotherapy, Gil reveals the secrets to his success.
First published in The Hypnotherapy Journal (Vol 8 Issue 4), National Council for Hypnotherapy.
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In this “scientific” age, we are inclined to accept the diagnosis of people who have licenses and are defined as experts. Gil explains why this can be dangerous.
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”.
There is no legal definition of hypnosis anywhere in the world. Below, I have included quotes from many experts who have achieved reputation with their practice and writings on hypnotism. Each of them has attempted to define hypnotism and none of them agree.
This article first appeared in the GLOBE on October 6th, 1981. MANY of Hollywood’s top stars owe their success to hypnotherapist Gil Boyne. He became known as “hypnotist to the stars” when Sylvester Stallone turned to him for help just before making the hit movie Rocky. His list of celebrity clients also includes Lily Tomlin… [Read More]
This press article featured in the Glendale News Press on Monday, July 27, 1981. You rush home after a hectic day at work and carelessly drop your car keys on the coffee table. You need to run up to the store for a last minute item, but you can’t find your keys. Or you park… [Read More]
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind with special identifying characteristics as follows: An extraordinary quality of mental, physical and emotional relaxation. An emotionalised desire to satisfy the suggested behaviour; the subject feels like following the hypnotists instructions, directions and suggestions, except those that generate conflict with the subject’s values, i.e. character attitudes, religious beliefs… [Read More]
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]