Join me Susan Wallace on this short hypnosis master class to learn more about The Non Verbal Induction or The Silent Induction.
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This hypnotic induction is really important for a number of reasons and a lot of schools don’t teach it because it’s quite controversial.
First of all, it was created by the US Forensic Hypnotherapist Marx Howell.
I learned it from him back in 1996 at a National Guild of Hypnotists Convention in Boston and I have been using a version of it ever since.
It’s been used in US courtroom situations where a key witness to a crime, was very frightened or experienced trauma, and because of that, they may have repressed crucial information that could help bring a criminal to justice.
What’s so great about it is that it’s non-verbal. In other words, you don’t have to speak to create the hypnotic state. And in court, this meant that the forensic hypnotherapist could be certain that they weren’t leading the client in any way.
False Memory Syndrome
Now, instantly this opens up a discussion in my classroom about false memory syndrome, and how flexible or plastic our memory can be. It helps my students to learn when hypnotherapy can and cannot be used with our clients.
So the learning outcomes from spring from this induction are so very powerful.
Powerful Reason To Add It To Your Therapy
My students love learning it for all sorts of reasons.
First of all, we get to roll our sleeves up and think on our feet. Plus we open up a conversation about permission-based touch techniques.
It raises so important discussions about the nature of hypnosis and the usefulness of trance work and we explore all of these things in depth.
The great thing is that anyone can learn to use this technique and it is a great way to boost your confidence and your belief in yourself.
It’s also a great way to prove to yourself that you too can work as a professional hypnotherapist without the fear of getting stuck for words.
Benefits of Leaving Your Comfort Zone
True, it might take you out of your comfort zone, but when you think back on the experiences in your life, it was the ones that took you out of your comfort zone that helped you to grow. Taking exams, taking the driving test, committing to a relationship, persevering with a hobby or a relationship, weren’t exactly comfortable, but hopefully the effort was worth it.
It is a Springboard to Understand Hypnotic Phenomena
We also use it to learn about hypnotic phenomena such as
- Eye fixation
- Arm catalepsy, confidence anchors
- arm drop into hypnosis
- Arm drop into regression
- Double deepeners and
- Breathwork plus a lot more
Stepping into Silence
The great thing is that you don’t have to talk to be successful with this induction. Anyone who uses hypnosis, mindfulness or meditation in their work will know that silence helps us to step outside of time, and do deep work with the subconscious mind.
Embodiment of Emotions
Another thing we explore is how you can bypass the critical part of the conscious mind and access the subconscious by working directly with the body.
You’ll learn that muscle has memory and that our life experiences aren’t just up here in the head, but that memory is held in our body through a process called embodiment.
There are lots of applications for this induction.
We can use it with clients who present with phobias, anxiety or stress related conditions.
The Benefits of this Hypnotic Induction
It’s also an amazing conditioning tool, because it helps clients break free from the stress spiral and develop rapid relaxations skills.
Now, there are countless times in life, we need rapid relaxation and when we need to know how to reduce muscular tension fast. For example, if you are working with clients suffering from chronic pain, clients struggling with performance anxiety, clients who get anxious speaking in public, or sporting clients who need to shake off tension and get into the zone really fast.
The great thing is we can break it down and pull out parts of it to create powerful anchors and triggers for our clients.
We can use little bits of the induction to help them develop mental toughness and resilience when times are tough.
It’s About You!
But it’s not just about the clients you will work with, it’s also about you.
Learning hypnotherapy, learning how your mind works and how to get your subconscious to work with you and not against you is one of the most important life skills you can learn.
It opens up a world of new possibilities and gives you the tools you need to become the best version of yourself.
So even if you don’t want to work with clients, learning hypnotherapy has the potential to change your life.
But this hypnotic induction isn’t for everyone. On the Ultimate Results Diploma in Hypnotherapy course, I’ll work with you individually to help you decide if this induction will be good fit for the kind of clients you’ll want to help and if you decide not to use it, that’s ok too.
But one thing is for sure… by practicing this induction, you’ll learn a lot about yourself and the nature of the hypnotic state…
And the deep discussions and powerful learning outcomes that spring from it – will help you be the best, have the best and give your best regardless of what challenges you might face along the way.
This is Susan Wallace, I hope you’ll join me on the course. Thanks for your time and if you’d like an informal chat about how Hypnotherapy and Mind Coaching can help you grow a therapy practice that you will love, call me on 086 3432992.