Introduction to Conversational Hypnotherapy

Learn the secrets to being able to hypnotise anyone without needing scripts or complex language patterns
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  • Length 9.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
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Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

This course is an introduction to conversational hypnosis. This introduction to conversational hypnosis isn't the same as many courses on conversational hypnosis. My view is that many courses overcomplicate how to do conversational hypnosis. I have over 20 years experience with conversational hypnosis, I can talk using all the impressive hypnotic language, but anyone who has heard a conversational hypnotist speak using all the Ericksonian hypnotic language patterns will know that it doesn't sound very conversational, it sounds like you are doing hypnosis, or at least that you are 'talking funny'. I have an Ericksonian Hypnotherapy course that teaches these skills for those that want them, but there is no need to learn most of the language pattern skills to be able to do conversational hypnosis, and in fact for beginners it can prevent being good at conversational hypnosis because people can focus too heavily on using hypnotic language, so they stop sounding like they are having a 'normal' conversation and instead sound like they are doing hypnosis.

Conversational hypnosis doesn't need the use of lots of complicated language patterns, it just needs an understanding of certain principles. What is needed is an understanding of what hypnosis is, both the state people call hypnosis and the act of doing hypnosis, and what trance is. Next people need to know what makes people go into trance states, and what deepens trance. Once you know these areas you know what you need to do to conversationally guide people into any trance state, not just hypnosis, but love, excitement, happiness, relaxation, or any other trance state you can think of. You will end up using many of the hypnotic language techniques, but these will be used in a natural way that fits with what you are saying.

This course on conversational hypnosis is structured into sections to help you get a good grounding to build on by learning what hypnosis is, what trance is, what the main theories are about what hypnosis is and a brief history about hypnosis. Then there is a section on the different ways trance and hypnosis get induced, and it is from learning about these different ways people naturally enter trance which allows you to know how to induce trance or hypnosis in others in a wide range of different ways.

As I am a therapist I have made this course targeted mainly at those that are learning these skills for therapy, counselling or coaching, so there is a section teaching a range of hypnotherapeutic techniques, and a section on how to help clients transfer changes from therapy sessions into their everyday life and carry those changes on into the future, and near the end of the course I cover how to use disassociation, and association therapeutically, and about abreactions and what to do if someone has an abreaction.

This conversational hypnosis course is made up of video lectures with PDF notes and a quiz at the end of each section. During the section on different ways of inducing trance there are video lecture of inductions for you to follow so that you can experience being hypnotised using the processes described in the course as well as re-listening to those lectures intentionally not following along and allowing yourself to be hypnotised and instead focusing on analysing what is being done. There is also lectures demonstrating some of the inductions. The course can be completed in about ten hours, but you are likely to want to review lectures again as you practice what you are learning.

What are the requirements?

  • Students don't need any special preparation for this course, the only important thing is to be willing to give time to practicing what you are learning on this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Conversationally hypnotise anyone
  • Understand how to do hypnosis without hypnosis scripts
  • Know how to identify useful information about clients problems that allow them to then work therapeutically with the client
  • Know how to help clients continue work done in the session into the future after the session ends
  • Know how hypnosis fits into therapy

What is the target audience?

  • This conversational hypnosis course is for people who want to know how to do hypnosis during 'normal' conversations to influence others
  • This conversational hypnosis course is for counsellors, psychotherapists, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioners and hypnotherapists that have very little experience or knowledge of conversational hypnosis but would like to learn the skills to help them in their practice
  • This conversational hypnosis course is for anyone who wants to increase their effectiveness at influencing and creating change in others
  • This course isn't for people who are already experienced in conversational hypnosis, indirect hypnosis or Ericksonian hypnosis

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:44

By the end of this lecture you will know what this conversational hypnosis course covers

How Do You Hope To Use Conversational Hypnosis?
Preview
02:04
Introduction To Conversational Hypnosis Demonstration 'My Friend John'
Preview
01:27
01:42

This video is a demonstration of conversational hypnosis being used to induce 'hypnosis'. Through the beginning part of this course you will learn about hypnosis, what it is, and how it relates to trance. You will also learn what you need to know to be able to do this technique. This technique is guiding and focusing attention and encouraging the client to imagine and think about the experience of going into hypnosis, but without directly telling them to imagine or think about these things. I am using head movements and a shift in my tone of voice to give a pattern for the subject to pick up on so that the subject can recognise when I am talking generally and when I am giving suggestions or ideas for them to follow. I am being very attentive to the subject and describing what I am seeing but under the guise of talking about someone who once asked me about what it is like to go into hypnosis.

03:33

In this lecture you will get an introduction to what hypnosis is

04:20

In this lecture you will learn about how the brain is like a pattern matching machine, and learn how this relates to understanding hypnosis

04:45

This lecture explains how hypnotic patterns need to be recognised by the person being hypnotised for that person to respond to the hypnosis. They don't need to recognise the pattern consciously, but on some level they need to be able to recognise the pattern, which is why hypnosis and hypnotic techniques work best on people with average to above average intelligence.

10:43

In this lecture you will learn what a trance state is and how hypnosis is a trance, but not all trance states are hypnosis

03:47

In this lecture you will learn what a hypnotic trance state is, and how a hypnotic trance state is the optimal learning state, the state of mind we enter when we access the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) state to update patterns of behaviour

06:25

In this lecture you will learn about how hypnotic inductions are induced by following aspects of the process of entering the REM state, whether it is shock or surprise, or muscle relaxation, or visualisation

08:14

In this lecture you will learn about how everybody is always in a trance, the question isn't whether someone is in a trance or not, the question is what trance is the person in and how deep in that trance are they.

19:21

In this lecture you will learn a brief history of hypnosis from rituals and healing practices, through to mesmerism and then on to the early years of hypnosis and through to modern hypnosis

11:28

In this lecture you will have an introduction to the key state and non-state theories of hypnosis and what a theory needs to include or be able to address

02:09

In this lecture you will learn about the state theory - theory of dissociated control

01:18

In this lecture you will learn about the state theory - neo-dissociation theory

03:14

In this lecture you will learn about the non-state theory - Multi-Factorial Theory

02:21

In this lecture you will learn about the non-state theory - Expectancy Theory

16:39

In this lecture you will learn about my theory of hypnosis - Implicit Neural Activation & Information Processing Theory

Section 01 Notes
5 pages
Section 01 Quiz
5 questions
Section 2: How to Induce Trance & Hypnosis
05:10

This lecture will give you an overview about inducing hypnosis and trance

11:11

This lecture teaches how to induce trance and hypnosis through guiding and focusing attention

00:45

In this video I am demonstrating guiding and focusing attention. I have the subject focus on my finger. I pass my finger down lower guiding the subjects attention, as the eyes lower they start to want to close, partly due to the action of lowering which makes the eyelids lower, and partly because the focusing causes a little fatigue, and the suggestion I am giving imply eyes closing and entering hypnosis, and when they close I suggest 'all the way' which implies he is going 'all the way' somewhere.

09:16

In this lecture you will have the opportunity to experience being hypnotised through having your attention guided and focused. This lecture is best listened to a couple of times at least so that you can experience what it is like to go into hypnosis by having your attention guided and focused, and listen trying not to go into hypnosis so that you can observe and learn from what I am doing.

Please only listen/watch this lecture when you can give it your full attention, when you won't be disturbed and when you don't need to pay attention to anything else.

09:23

In this lecture you will have the opportunity to experience being hypnotised through having your attention guided and focused conversationally. This lecture is best listened to a couple of times at least so that you can experience what it is like to go into hypnosis by having your attention guided and focused conversationally, and listen trying not to go into hypnosis so that you can observe and learn from what I am doing.

Please only listen/watch this lecture when you can give it your full attention, when you won't be disturbed and when you don't need to pay attention to anything else.

03:28

This lecture covers how to induce trance and hypnosis using rhythm

06:54

This lecture explains how to induce trance and hypnosis using touch

03:51

This video demonstration is of inducing hypnosis by tapping on different areas of the subjects arm to induce catalepsy and hypnosis, before having the arm lowering to deepen the trance a little.

06:12

This lecture explains how to induce trance and hypnosis using movement

11:33

In this lecture you will have the opportunity to experience being hypnotised through the use of automatic movement. This lecture is best listened to a couple of times at least so that you can experience what it is like to go into hypnosis by using automatic movement, and listen trying not to go into hypnosis so that you can observe and learn from what I am doing.

Please only listen/watch this lecture when you can give it your full attention, when you won't be disturbed and when you don't need to pay attention to anything else.

02:51

This is a demonstration of using automatic movement as part of an induction. Here I encourage imagination to enhance the automatic movement

07:10

This lecture explains how to induce trance and hypnosis using stillness

11:17

In this lecture you will have the opportunity to experience being hypnotised through using stillness. This lecture is best listened to a couple of times at least so that you can experience what it is like to imagine moving, yet remaining still, and listen trying not to go into hypnosis so that you can observe and learn from what I am doing.

Please only listen/watch this lecture when you can give it your full attention, when you won't be disturbed and when you don't need to pay attention to anything else.

Another stillness induction that could be done would be just to tell you to look at me or anything else and have you remain totally still and focused just on that one spot, and you would notice your vision narrow and you would enter a trance.

15:03

This lecture explains how to induce trance and hypnosis using memory

09:00

In this lecture you will have the opportunity to experience being hypnotised through accessing a memory. This lecture is best listened to a couple of times at least so that you can experience what it is like to go into hypnosis by focusing on a memory, and listen trying not to go into hypnosis so that you can observe and learn from what I am doing.

Please only listen/watch this lecture when you can give it your full attention, when you won't be disturbed and when you don't need to pay attention to anything else.

13:07

This lecture explains how to induce trance and hypnosis using imagination

09:05

In this lecture you will have the opportunity to experience being hypnotised through focusing on something in your imagination, this is also an aspect of access the REM state. This lecture is best listened to a couple of times at least so that you can experience what it is like to go into hypnosis by focusing on something in your imagination, and listen trying not to go into hypnosis so that you can observe and learn from what I am doing.

Please only listen/watch this lecture when you can give it your full attention, when you won't be disturbed and when you don't need to pay attention to anything else.

05:41

In this lecture you will learn about how you can induce hypnosis by using any aspect of the process we naturally use to enter the REM state

09:00

In this lecture you will have the opportunity to experience being hypnotised through following relaxing the body before engaging the imagination, which is the beginning of the process of falling asleep and accessing the REM state at night. This lecture is best listened to a couple of times at least so that you can experience what it is like to go into hypnosis by following the process of relaxing your body and engaging your imagination, and listen trying not to go into hypnosis so that you can observe and learn from what I am doing.

Please only listen to this lecture when you can give it your full attention, when you won't be disturbed and when you don't need to pay attention to anything else.

Rounding Up How to Induce Trance & Hypnosis
07:33
01:25

In this induction I use describing to the client their ongoing behaviour to induce hypnosis

Using Conversational Hypnosis
09:08
Applying What You Have Been Learning About Conversational Hypnosis
16:46
Section 02 Notes
2 pages
Section 02 Quiz
5 questions
Section 3: How Hypnosis Fits Into Therapy
02:39

Introduction to this section on how hypnosis fits into therapy

09:23

In this lecture you will learn about how patterns of problems are unconscious and you can use hypnotic processes to shift those patterns in a new direction

07:06

In this lecture you will learn how over-met, under-met and inappropriately met emotional needs can be behind many problems and what you can do to address this

06:29

In this lecture learn about how problems can be formed due to unrealistic or damaging expectations

02:10

In this lecture learn about how traumatised or faulty pattern matching can be the cause of problems

06:02

In this lecture learn about how problems can be formed due to people becoming overwhelmed or worrying, and some ideas about what you can do to help them

03:52

In this lecture learn about how learnt patterns of behaviour can be at the root of causing and maintaining problems

03:09

In this lecture learn about how it is possible for someone to become stuck in a trance state and struggle to find a way out from that trance

08:50

In this lecture learn about the role splitting and linking play in problem formation

Section 03 Notes
2 pages
Section 03 Quiz
5 questions
Section 4: Hypnotherapeutic Techniques
Introduction to Hypnotherapeutic Techniques Section
Preview
01:18
06:54

In this lecture learn how hypnotic phenomena can be used to help people overcome their problems

08:22

In this lecture learn how to use the crystal ball technique for therapy

14:51

In this lecture learn about the affect bridge and how you can use the affect bridge to find root causes to problems

11:20

In this lecture learn how ideo-motor movement can be used to access information from a clients unconscious mind

04:08

In this lecture learn how dissociation can be used therapeutically

Section 04 Notes
3 pages
Section 04 Quiz
5 questions
Section 5: Carrying Changes into Clients Lives
12:15

In this lecture learn how future pacing can be used to test future possibilities and create future possibilities that can become a real part of a clients future

13:46

In this lecture learn how to set up post hypnotic suggestions and how they can be used to create changes long after a client has left the therapy session

21:17

In this lecture learn how anchoring works and how it can be used therapeutically during a therapy session and set up something a client can use after the therapy session to keep changes going into the future

Section 05 Notes
6 pages
Section 05 Quiz
5 questions
Section 6: Association, Disassociation and Abreactions
03:40

In this lecture learn about when to use association and the impact of association

06:01

In this lecture learn about when to use dissociation, and the impact of dissociation

11:30

In this lecture learn about abreactions, what they are and what to do if a client has an abreaction in the session

Section 06 Notes
2 pages
Section 06 Quiz
5 questions
Section 7: Silence, Observation & Therapists Expectations
06:09

In this lecture learn about the power of silence, learn how silence can deepen trance and can give clients time to do inner work

09:38

In this lecture learn about the importance of developing and using observation skills

04:43

In this lecture learn how the therapists expectations can impact on the therapy and the success of what is being done

Section 07 Notes
2 pages
Section 07 Quiz
5 questions
Section 8: Conclusion
11:00

This lecture recaps what has been covered through this course on conversational hypnosis

Section 9: Bonus Lectures
07:58

This footage is from a live training course with all genuine sounds in the footage so that you can observe how distractions don't phase someone in hypnosis.

This video is of a lower quality but has been included due to the content for those perhaps interested in seeing more live demonstrations of techniques being used.

In all these bonus videos subjects faces are blurred out to maintain anonymity.

In this video I demonstrate two touch inductions, one induction is getting arm catalepsy by gently raising the student's arm, suggesting they look at the back of their raise hand, and then gently tapping on the muscles in opposite directions, so tapping on the bottom of the forearm, then the top, then the left, then the right and repeating this as the arm becomes cataleptic and seems to become like wax. This is a very quick induction, it is also very easy to do and very good with people who are happy to be hypnotised but who display resistance. The first induction involves stillness, touch, focus and guiding attention and a rhythm of touching.

The second induction involves moving the student's arm up, down, left and right, and as I do this I break the pattern from time to time and also add in 'deeper' on some of the down movements. I break the pattern because I am saying out loud what I am doing, but mismatching what I am saying and what I am doing at times. This is also quite a quick induction to do. The induction interrupts the pattern and also creates confusion as well as focusing and guiding attention and involving movement and touch. The second induction took place about ten minutes after the end of the first induction.

32:47

This footage is from a live training course with all genuine sounds in the footage so that you can observe how distractions don't phase someone in hypnosis.

In this video I demonstrate hypnotising someone conversationally by utilising their ongoing behaviour.

This video is of a lower quality but I have included it as a bonus demonstration lecture here at the end of the course for those who may be interested in seeing more demonstrations because it shows a live example in front of an audience of hypnotising someone conversationally and how I utilise what I observe and how they respond to me, to the audience and to sounds around them.

In all these bonus videos subjects faces are blurred out to maintain anonymity.

20:33

This footage is from a live training course with all genuine sounds in the footage so that you can observe how distractions don't phase someone in hypnosis.

This footage is of a lower quality but is added here as a bonus demonstration video because it is useful educationally for those interested to see an example of hypnotising one subject, while also hypnotising others watching the demonstration covertly and conversationally. In all these bonus videos subjects faces are blurred out to maintain anonymity.

In this video I am hypnotising a student in front of a group of students. I am demonstrating conversational hypnosis mainly focusing on using presuppositions and embedded commands and suggestions. I start with an agreement set, which is stating a number of things that the client would agree with, before suggesting things.

I usually have 'unconscious' on my left as I talk to someone, and 'conscious' on my right, but as I wanted to hypnotise the other students in the room, especially the student off the right side of the screen I decided to have the location I talk to the 'unconscious' being the opposite side to usual so that I could direct suggestions and ideas to the students. (Watching closely you can see me hypnotising three separate times, once for the student in the chair, once towards the student off to the right of the screen and once to the rest of the group, the group and the other student were being hypnotised without knowing it was going to happen, whereas the student in the demonstration chair demonstrated and so is aware they were being hypnotised)

I suggest things like wondering what the inside of eyelids look like, which is a suggestion to encourage eye closure and link lots of suggestions to ongoing behaviour I see in the student. I also use questions a lot to induce and deepen hypnosis.

In this video I decided to include some of the student feedback so that you can hear their experiences of being hypnotised as well as the student in the 'trance chair'.

It can be useful to watch this video a number of times, and as with any of the other videos to ask questions about what you see and about what I am doing. Notice as I do the hypnosis and talking with the group I am always highly attentive to the student being hypnotised as well as the group. I change my tone of voice and give suggestions for the other hypnotised student to 'come back a little bit first' so that he would open his eyes and exit trance shortly after the student in the chair exited hypnosis. The other students went into trance but didn't close their eyes.

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Instructor Biography

Daniel Jones, UK's Top Hypnotherapy Trainer & #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

'Dan Jones has sold over 100,000 books, 500,000+ of his Self-Hypnosis Mp3's downloaded, over 1.5 million view of his videos and over twenty years experience with hypnosis, therapy and the healing arts'

Dan Jones is a best selling self-published author and hypnotherapy trainer with Asperger's Syndrome (High-Functioning Autism). He is one of the UK's leading experts on Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. Described in the British media as 'Remarkable', with 'Expert Insight', and 'Personal Development Guru...the UK's Leading Personal Development Coach'.

Dan has over 20 years experience, he has carried out  research into the effectiveness of using the Human Given's Counselling Approach to reducing youth crime and anti-social behaviour with a Youth Offending Service (this research has been published in the peer reviewed journal 'Human Givens'), and is a Trance-Formation Coach and founder of the Sussex Hypnotherapy Centre and ALT Solutions based in Chichester, West Sussex, UK.

Dan Jones has held personal development and staff training courses within the local county council and district council on many topics including adult and child safeguarding, safety awareness, conflict resolution and breakaway techniques, and stress management. He has taught courses for young people with local youth projects, and held courses on parenting and managing challenging youth in various secondary schools and primary schools. He has taught staff in various children's homes topics like stress management, managing challenging behaviour and conflict resolution, and carried out clinical supervision with hypnotherapists and professionals working with individuals and families, as well as holding training courses in the UK and abroad for professional students on hypnosis, therapy and healing, and courses for 'self-help' or 'personal development' on well-being, mind-body healing, self-hypnosis, overcoming phobias, weight loss, and using dreams therapeutically, and courses on parenting and family work, including child/teen to parent domestic abuse, helping children to sleep, and managing children/teen's challenging behaviour, and effective parenting techniques, to family support workers, youth workers and social workers.

Dan has also worked on, and been consulted for TV Programmes like 'The Anatomy of Fear' and 'Big Brother' and has been interviewed by a variety of magazines, newspapers and radio programmes in the UK and abroad. Dan has also written over ten books on hypnosis, therapy and parenting including the number 1 Hypnotherapy Bestseller 'Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts' and number 1 Psychology Biography Bestseller 'Look Into My Eyes'. Some of Dan's books have been published in more than one language. Dan has also created a wide range of free and 'paid for' hypnosis and therapy training and personal development products, and runs the UK's premier accredited Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Practitioner Level Diploma.

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