Introductory Hypnosis - New Tools for Personal Growth
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Introductory Hypnosis - New Tools for Personal Growth

This program is intended for people who are interested in Self Development and Personal Growth.
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Created by Sheldon Bilsker
Last updated 1/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 1. Use self-hypnosis to increase awareness. 2. Be familiar with: Progressive Relaxation, Indirect Hypnosis, Direct Hypnosis Guided Imagery, Fascination Technique, Deepening methods, Grounding and Ana Pana Yoga.
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  • This course starts from the basics. There are no pre-requisites. A computer and internet connection is all that is needed. However it is important that you come in with an open mind and willing to learn.

This course was designed to offer the student not only a good Introductory grounding in hypnosis but also touches on related areas which enhance the core skills.

Even though this is an Introductory course practice is very important in order to integrate what is being learned from the lectures and manual.

Approximate Time to complete: 1-3 days. It is self-paced.

This course consists of :

27 Page Introductory Course Manual (downloadable)
3 Instructional videos approximately 9-16 minutes each
1 Self-Hypnosis Video
2 Self-hypnosis audio MP3s (downloadable)
Last IACH Newsletter (downloadable)

Included in this Course:

Hypnosis Theory
History of hypnosis
Defining hypnosis.
Conscious, subconscious, super conscious theory
Defining Stressors
Suggestibility tests
Hypnosis and Self Hypnosis Techniques
The direct approach
Developing effective hypnosis skills
Deepening trance
Depth testing
Hypnotic suggestion
Posthypnotic suggestion
Induction termination
Basic communication skills
Shamanistic methods

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who want to learn new skills to enhance personal development in all areas and increase Awareness. Additionally this course is an introduction to helping others to relax more effectively.
  • It is also for anyone who would like to eventually practice in the field of Hypnotherapy and is interested in taking Advanced Training through our school.
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
1 Lecture 00:27
The Course Manual
1 Lecture 00:00

Download and Read the course manual. The manual covers more methods than what you will see demonstrated or discussed here. Please feel free to experiment and try some of the methods in the manual.

Download and read the course manual.
27 pages
Direct and Indirect Approaches in hypnosis
6 Lectures 01:16:30

In this video Sheldon discusses and demonstrates the Progressive Relaxation method of hypnosis with Kristina.

Preview 09:10

This is a demonstration of indirect hypnosis. An good definition of the direct approach is a suggestion that " your arms are getting heavier". An indirect version of that suggestion would be, "The other day while walking in the park I noticed that my arms began to feel heavy". Listening to that statement can allow the client to identify with that feeling of heaviness.

Watch this video with your eyes open or closed. Notice how you feel after the session. How does your body feel, your mind,and any other sensations.

Preview 16:09

Please note: Video numbers in the following video are not necessarily in order.

In this video Sheldon explains to Margo what this guided imagery is about and after the session, what it all means. It might be at this point you might want to practice this exercise on a friend or in the mirror.

Guided Imagery

In this video Sheldon describes and demonstrates how to use the Spot and Arm Leviation method of hypnosis.

Spot and Arm Levitation

In this video Sheldon discusses and demonstrates a Yoga Breathing method called Ana Pana Yoga.

Ana Pana Yoga

In this video Sheldon describes and demonstrates how and when to ground and when to use a deepener.

Deepening Hypnosis - Grounding
1 Lecture 00:45

Milton Erickson revolutionized the field of Hypnotherapy.

Introductory Hypnosis Quiz
10 questions

Bonus Material : Two self-hypnosis audio downloads one from this course and one from one of our future courses and an IACH Newsletter. We appreciate your choosing our course. We are also offerring a 5% fee reduction on any of our certification and Diploma courses we offer at the Orca Institute.

Course Conclusion
About the Instructor
Sheldon Bilsker
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Registered Clinical Counsellor, Director, Orca Institute

Sheldon Bilsker, RCC, HT is a practising Counselling Hypnotherapist and Registered Clinical Counselor with 30 years experience in private practice. He is President and Founder of the International Association of Counseling Hypnotherapists (IACH) and past President of The Canadian Hypnotherapy Association. He has also been a member of the Legislative Review committee of the BC Association of Clinical Counselors. Recently he has become a Certified Fitness Trainer.

In 1986, Sheldon began training students in hypnotherapy and other therapeutic approaches. It was at this time that he founded Orca Hypnosis Seminars, now the Orca Institute. These training programs are well known throughout British Columbia, Canada and now worldwide for their practical application, broad perspective and high standards. The Orca Institute is the longest running Hypnotherapy school in Canada. It is also the only PCTIA and BC EQA accredited Hypnotherapy school in BC.

As both instructor and caring mentor, Sheldon has been instrumental in the present success of many hypnotherapists, counsellors and workshop facilitators. In 1992, he was called by the BC Human Rights Commission to testify as an expert witness on hypnosis. His testimony set a legal precedent in BC.

Sheldon has written three training manuals in hypnotherapy, as well as numerous articles on hypnosis and related fields. His style of instruction is specifically designed to teach students how to offer "tools" which empower clients and each other to find their own answers. Unique to Sheldon is his eastern body/mind approach to the application of hypnotherapy. By working through the body to affect the mind, he includes an important physical integration and expression of the mental, emotional and spiritual.

Sheldon is also known as a keen advocate of complementary health care in British Columbia. This is reflected in his training as he explains and incorporates a wide variety of alternative concepts, giving his students a broad base of understanding on which to build a career.