Advanced Hypnotherapy for Professionals




Author: Steve G. Jones, Ed.D., Clinical Hypnotherapist

125 pages

Chapter 1 Review of Basic Hypnosis Principles

  • Introduction
  • My Background
  • About Hypnotherapy
  • Stages of Consciousness
  • What is hypnotherapy?
  • Ethical Responsibilities of a hypnotherapist
  • Basic Hypnotherapy Session Overview
  • Recording your Sessions
  • Controlling the Environment
  • Clients to Refer Out

Chapter 2 Pendulum for Pre-Hypnotic Diagnosis

  • Introducing the Pendulum
  • Calibrating the Pendulum
  • Recommended Pendulum Calibration Questions
  • A word of warning
  • Suggested Practice

Chapter 3 Post-Hypnotic Suggestions

  • Introducing Post-Hypnotic Suggestions
  • Examples
  • More Information about Post-Hypnotic Suggestions
  • Erickson on Post-Hypnotic Suggestions
  • Experiments with Post-Hypnotic Suggestions(Physical Activity Suggestions)
  • Conclusions
  • Implications
  • Instant Trance Post-Hypnotic Re-Induction Cues
  • Sample Post-Hypnotic Suggestion #1
  • Using a Post-Hypnotic Suggestion for Self-Hypnosis
  • Sample Post-Hypnotic Suggestion #2
  • Sample Post-Hypnotic Suggestion #3
  • Sample Post-Hypnotic Suggestion #4
  • Other Uses of Post-Hypnotic Suggestions

Chapter 4 Metaphors

  • Introducing the Hypnotic Metaphor
  • Ericksonian Metaphors
  • Accessing resources for the individual within the context of the story
  • Balloons and Other Wisdom
  • Southern Expressions as Metaphors
  • “Hunger is the Best Pickle”
  • Metaphor Sample #1 (the Philosopher and the King)
  • Metaphor Sample #2 (Reframing an Old Chinese Taoist Story)
  • Suggested Practice
  • Helpful Tip

Chapter 5 Analog (or Analogue) Marking

  • What is Analog Marking?
  • How Does Analog Marking Work?
  • Isn’t Analog Marking Manipulative?
  • Suggested Practice

Chapter 6 Phobias

  • Sample Phobia Script
  • Suggested Practice

Chapter 7 Confusion Inductions

  • When to Use Confusion Inductions
  • How Confusion Inductions Work
  • Sample Confusion Induction #1
  • Sample Confusion Induction #2
  • Suggested Practice

Chapter 8 Hypnotic Diagnosis

  • How to properly assess the client’s challenges
  • Suggested Practice

Chapter 9 Pain Control

  • How Pain-Control Hypnotherapy Works
  • Suggestibility Testing
  • Sample Pain-Control Script
  • Suggested Practice

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