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Unformatted text preview: lright, if you are not ready, tell me
"I did not come today to get hypnotized.
I think I will just talk to you."
"That's all right. You have reserved the
time and we can spend the Lime talking and
I am not going to hypnotize you until you
tell me that you are ready for me to
They may say "No" just to test you to
see what will happen and five minutes later
they might say, "I am ready now... I was
anxious before, but now I feel more
At this point, it is time to hypnotize this
person using whatever methods that seem
appropriate to you. Whatever methods you
use on that first session, I suggest that after
the induction of trance, you begin a
relaxation process because you want to get
the full discharge of accumulated tensions
and make the First session the best session.
In the first session there is no attempt at therapy, at least, not in an observable way.
Many clients have said, "I went deepest,
the very first time." What they mean is, "I
had stored so many accumulated physical
and emotional tensions that when I
discharged them, I got rid of a tremendous
TESTING THE SUBJECT
In the pre-hypnotic talk I ask, "Have
you ever been hypnotized before?" The
answer is usually "No."
Then I ask, "Have you ever made an
effort to be hypnotized before today?"
Often they say, "Yes, several times, but
no one has ever hypnotized me."
Then I ask, "was it for entertainment or
They reply, "I had a problem that I
wanted to deal with."
"What kind of therapist was it that you
went to?" (This is very important because
you want to find out if it were their neighbor
who is a certified public accountant and does
hypnotism demonstrations as a hobby; or a
psychologist or psychiatrist, whose
hypnotism skills are of ten the same as the
next door neighbors; or a trained
hypnotherapist of experience and reputation
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- Fall '13