Clinical Hypnotism in Practice Seminar (CHiPS)
|Venue||The Library, Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, San Francisco, USA|
|Date||Saturday, 26th May|
|Time||09:00 - 17:00|
|Bonus||Each attendee will also receive a free copy of my Hypnotism for Hypnotherapists DVD|
I'm afraid I don't do commercial inducements like "Book early to pay the real price instead of an inflated price that I have no intention of actually charging anybody anyway," but I do have 10 free car park passes I can give away, and it makes sense to give them to the first ten takers.
The seminar will be certificated, and is approved for CPD credits by the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH), the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR/GHSC) and the Association of Professional Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (APHP). It is also sanctioned by the National Guild of Hypnotherapists (NGH) for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
(The first CHiPS was held on 26th March. If you want to know what the people who paid to attend thought of it, please read the CHiPS Feedback.)
I have had several requests to hold seminars or workshops in the USA but never been able to
As a clinical hypnotist I have done over 18,000 real hypnotic inductions in more than 10,000 sessions for 1,500 plus patients, and was the only Clinical Hypnotist in the National Health Service (with whom I worked from 2003 until 2011). Unfortunately running a patient list is incompatible with taking weeks off to lecture. Frankly, it's hard enough taking a holiday.
Last year my son, Lawrence, graduated and almost immediately took up an appointment in San Francisco. My wife and I are going to visit him in May and as we shall be there, anyway, it makes sense to hold this one day event.
Lots of people teach inductions and regressions, but few teach how to take a case history. And the hypnotherapy profession includes many worthy practitioners who believe "Hypnosis is a completely natural state you drift in and out of several times a day and you are always in control and can open your eyes and get up at any time and you can't be made to do anything you wouldn't normally do," because that's what they have been taught. It isn't true. It simply isn't.
Last year I was persuaded out of my consulting room to share my experience for the benefit of other practising hypnotherapists. But this seminar isn't about what you should do. It's just how I do what I do, and why.
Converting enquires to patients
How to take a mean case history
Rapid inductions made easy
15+ Original Protocols including
o Thain’s Wrist lift Induction
o Anatomically Correct Progressive Relaxation (for beginners)
o Through Zero Countdown
o Garage Deepener
o Hemispheric IMRs
o 1066 (Trauma-free analysis)
o Poison Arrow (When forgiveness isn’t possible)
o Hypnojections (Trepanolol, botox)
o Squirreling (The effective alternative to self-hypnosis)
o The COPE Unduction
And a lot more. (This was the Agenda for CHiPS last year.
|People get carried away with inductions, but then what do you do? Here's a little video clip of me using hypnosis.
Nigel is a computer scientist with a PhD. He's highly analytical. I've already hypnotised him although, as you will see, his eyes are wide open and he's talking.
See how many suggestions you can count being acted on in the three minutes. Especially look out for the positive and negative hallucinations, and the amnesia.
1) Why Patients Seek Hypnotherapy
A proper understanding of this informs the conduct of your relationship with potential and actual patients. A brief glance at most hypnotherapists’ FAQs indicates this is not well understood.
2) About Hypnotherapy
How and why does the content of a hypnotherapy session depend on the quality of the hypnotee?
3) Methods of Work
Why you need them, and what mine are.
4) Managing the Initial Enquiry
I don’t remember the last time someone called to ask what I do and didn’t make an appointment, but it certainly wasn’t in the last five years. This will include a live, interactive demonstration.
5) Pre-Appointment Activity
I don’t remember the last time someone made an appointment and didn’t show up, but that certainly wasn’t in the last five years. I must be doing something right. Find out what.
6) First Session (S1)
How to conduct the first session, from arrival, through the case history (also a live, interactive demonstration) onto couch time and appointing S2. Firstly, for hypnovices who don’t have the experience necessary to be able to improvise on the basis of the case history. Secondly, for hypnologists who have that experience but might enjoy using some of my original protocols of which I will teach at least 15.
You might also like to listen to this interview I did with Jim and Lynn Swearingen of Bay Area Hypnotherapy.
I hope you find something worthwhile in all of that and, if you do, I look forward to meeting you in May.