Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Homework

1. Homework
Search for positive hypnosis-related articles. You’re going to be
surprised how frequently the press covers this topic. For example, I was recently on a
plane flying back from Canada when I noticed the person across the isle reading an
article in Golf magazine about how Tiger Woods went to a hypnotherapist. Cut these
articles out and start saving them in a scrapbook. When clients come into your office,
they like to see articles talking about the positive benefits of hypnosis. This re-assures
them that they have made the right decision and that hypnosis really works. So, this
scrapbook will eventually make a fine addition to your waiting room.
2. Homework:
Your homework is to use those articles you gathered and put together your own pretalk
of 750 words or more. I want to see information assimilated coherently. I want you to
treat me as if I know nothing about hypnosis and I’m a bit nervous about the whole
thing. I want specific examples of hypnosis being used successfully. And I want some of
the history of hypnosis. Your pretalk, once you have it, will be used by you over and
over again for years to come. So, write it well and use as much scientific information as
you can. Don’t talk “over my head” though. Explain it to me as if I were a person of
average intelligence. Boil lofty concepts down so that they are easy for me to quickly
understand. Feel free to use some of the concepts covered in the excerpt from my
pretalk, but in YOUR OWN WORDS. And, of course, reassure me, the client, of what?
That’s right, that I may be aware of everything you say during the
session and that’s OK because I am still in hypnosis!
Remember, the fastest you can do this course is eight weeks and the slowest is one
year. So, pace yourself according to your goals. There are eight modules. This is
module two. You must take at least one week to complete it. That is true of all of the
modules. Take at LEAST one week to compete them. The course is a minimum of eight
weeks…one week per module. Use this time to thoroughly understand the chapters and
ask me any questions.

3. Homework
Write your own induction. Let your creativity flow. Do not spend a lot of time laboring
over this. Just write it out. It can be a page or two, or it can be 10 pages, though it
should be about 10 minutes long when read aloud. Just let it flow. Have the client walk
along the beach, or walk in the woods, or in any other relaxing and peaceful place.
Incorporate all the senses. Remember, when reading it, to pronounce everything
perfectly so that there is no misunderstanding.
As part of your homework, record the induction on a computer (mp3 file or CD) or
cassette tape. Then, listen to it and see if it bores you. It should. See if it relaxes you.
See if it gets you into that altered state of mind. See if it drops you into Alpha, where
you are just a little bit slower, where you are just a little bit relaxed. And if it puts you
completely to sleep and you wake up a couple of hours later, that is fine.
This course will guide you through recording an entire hypnosis session. At the end of
each section of the recorded hypnosis session (i.e., after the induction), insert 30 to 60
seconds of silence. This aids in relaxing the client. If you have gentle, soothing music
playing in the background, continue to play this during the silent periods
Caution: Do not ever listen to your induction or anything hypnotic in a moving

4. Homework:
Write a 10-unit deepening. Incorporate counting from ten to one, making sure the client
knows they will be going deeper as the numbers decrease. The deepening should be
three to five minutes. Record your deepening after the 30- to 60-second silent period.
After recording the deepening, insert another 30- 60-second silent period.
When you are done with your homework, you should have a recording with an
induction, 30-60 seconds of silence, a deepening, and another 30-60 seconds of silence
(obviously, you do not need to “record” this final silence). I mention it so that you will
remember to include it when you add the next part in Module Five.

5. Homework:
Write a brief script on weight loss in which you will have your patient imagine himself as
slimmer and thinner and having reached his desired goal. Your script should include
things like: “You imagine yourself six months from now having lost 40 pounds. You have
eliminated from your eating habits things which you realize are no longer good for you
such as junk foods snack foods. If you should eat any of these things, you eat a very,
very small amount. You limit carbohydrates.”
Record your script leaving a 30-60 second silent period at the conclusion.
When you are done with your homework, you should have a recording with an
induction, 30-60 seconds of silence, a deepening, another 30-60 seconds of silence, a
script, and another 30-60 seconds of silence (again, obviously, you do not need to
“record” this final silence. I mention it so that you will remember to include it when you
add the next part in Module Six.)

6. Homework:
Write a subtle amnesia script. Your script should be a maximum of one minute long.
Record this script, and leave a 30- to 60-second silent period at the end of your
amnesia script.

7. Homework: Record a Trance termination. Review the full sample given in this module.
Remember, a trance termination is not just one, two, three. There is a part during which
you prepare the client to come back up. During that preparatory portion of the trance
termination, you are also reinforcing the messages that you have given him in the script.
Don’t concern yourself with stopping the recording in your homework (the part in bold).
Simply do a trance termination designed to bring someone back to Beta. Remember
also that there should be 30-60 seconds of silence between amnesia and trance

Final Exam
In this module, you will be asked a series of questions about the various parts of a
hypnosis session including the pretalk. Feel free to refer to your notes and ask me
questions if necessary.
There is no minimum word requirement for each answer:

1. What is the most important part of the pre-talk?

You "must explain to the client that he "may be aware of everything you say during the session, and that’s okay" because he "is still in hypnosis."

2. After finishing this course, you may want to write several inductions with accompanying deepenings. Why is that?

to develop your creativity

3. List and describe the four levels of consciousness.

The four levels of consciousness include beta, alpha, theta and delta.  Beta is our waking state in which we are alert and taking care of our various everyday tasks.  Alpha is the state below beta in which we are less alert but possibly more singularly focused, such as when watching tv or driving, when we are tuning out peripheral stimuli to some degree.  Alpha is the state in which we become more suggestible to hypnosis.  Most clients only go to alpha, which is sufficient.  Theta and delta are slower and deeper, but unnecessary for most forms of hypnosis.
4. Let’s assume, for this question, that you are trained as a hypnotherapist. You are not a physician, psychologist, etc. What should you do if hypnotherapy is not working for a client?

Make a referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist.

5. List three examples of Alpha from everyday life.

"hypnosis is no different from driving a car, playing video games, or working on a computer."

6. Write three sentences which, when used in an induction, would help involve the senses. Address one sense per sentence.

You are slowly walking barefoot beside a river.
You feel the cool grass under your feet.
You hear the babbling sound of the water.

7. Which parts of a hypnosis session can you omit after the first session? Why?

You do not have to repeat the pretalk.
You may omit the deepening if the client appears to already be in Theta or Delta, as it would be unnecessary.

8. What part of a hypnotherapy session, if omitted, would make your session not actually a hypnotherapy session but rather a hypnosis session?

Hypnotherapy is a combination of hypnosis and therapy, thus if you omit the therapy, it is simply hypnosis, like stage hypnosis.

9. Which books, suggested in this course, can I refer to if I need a script? (Get those books!)
Hypnotherapy Scripts Vol. I and II
Handbook of Hypnotic Suggestions and Metaphors, Corydon

10. When we use amnesia, does this cause the client to forget everything we did in the hypnosis session?

No, the purpose of the amnesia script is to have the conscious mind forget it's critical objections to the material which is still remembered within the subconscious mind where it can take effect.

11. It can be shocking to come out of a hypnosis session suddenly. How do we avoid this situation and still return the client to full awakening consciousness?

Through trance termination, we gradually bring the client back up to beta state, by reviewing and reinforcing a summary of the session and changing our tone of voice from monotone to more lively.

Jane Leu Rekas

Author & Editor

Jane Leu Rekas, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Hypnotist. She is also a Reiki Master and Astrologer.


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