Friday, April 26, 2013

Learn hypnosis techniques in Glasgow from hypnotist Jonathan Clark

“On The Count Of Six You Will Open Your Eyes…”

A 6 Part E-Course revealing the truth about Hypnosis


Jonathan Clark
Master Hypnotherapist
Founder & Developer of HGE™


I once worked with a 16 year old girl with Endometriosis.   During the appointment she embarrassingly admitted that she was worried that she was pregnant.  So we asked her fingers, and they said no, and she wasn’t.

What if you could ask the sex of a baby in the womb without having a scan?  Its called psycho-physiological thought reading.  You can find lost items for instance.

Some people use a Pendulum, or a Pocket watch, necklace, ring on a thread, even a plumbers plumb bob.  You see the mind runs the body, the Unconscious Mind controls the muscles, which means you can set up yes and  no signals, and you can then go ahead and ask your Unconscious Mind to communicate with you,  and it can answer you directly! 

Some people think that Pendulums are too “New Agey”.  So you could use a swallow, a flush, or even better two fingers on the same hand, one for yes, one for no.  We teach this technique fully on our Hypnosis Weekend.  This comes from Lesley Le Cron 1964 – who coined the phrase Ideomotor Signalling.  My Master Trainer David Shepard told me a great story about a car accident that we witnessed, where the driver of the car was thrown from the car and was bleeding on the roadside.  So David kneeled down beside him and asked to speak directly with the man’s unconscious mind, and the man’s eyelids fluttered.  He double checked that that was indeed the ideomotor signal by saying “if the eyelids flutter meant yes, they will flutter even more” and they did.  So having established contact, he asked the man , or rather the man’s unconscious, “Do you know what to do to stop the bleeding?” and the eyelids fluttered “yes”.  And the bleeding stopped.  But then the man went into convulsions and David asked him “Do you know what to do to stop the convulsions?” and the eyelids fluttered “yes”.  And the convulsions stopped.  The paramedics said it was David’s ability to stop bleeding that saved the man’s life.  But as David said “It wasn’t my ability to stop the bleeding, it was the man’s unconscious mind”

Ask your unconscious mind for a signal for yes, and a different signal for no.  If it’s your fingers, you may need to give it a Kinesthetic awareness by moving it first.  Hey, if you can lift and arm, you can lift a couple of fingers

Remember when you were really small, and you knew the answer at school, what did you do?  You put your hand up, didn’t you?  And when you really, really knew the answer and you wanted to be noticed, you would wave your arm in the air, wouldn’t you?  Now, if you’re all grown up and at a posh restaurant, the staff are trained to see clearly your signals.  You don’t have to raise the whole hand, you just can raise a finger and they’ll know you’re trying to get their attention, won’t they?

It’s the oldest & wisest part of you, who’s been doing all that work for so long, the part that runs your body, stores all of your memories, no one has talked to it directly……..until now!  It’s bound to have a lot to say to you by now!

            Go through the following questions, answering all of the questions consciously, with your best considered answer.  Then go back over them again, asking your unconscious mind to give you a clear yes or no signal, using finger signals or a pendulum….

Feel safe.
Feel loved.
Be liked.
Be approved of.
Be punished.
Suppress hostility.
Minister to others.
Serve others.
Be dignified.
Earn father's love.
Earn mother's love.
Get praise.
Be hurt.
Be respected.
Hurt others.
Have peace at any price.
Be alone often.

Notice any differences between what you thought was the answer, and what your unconscious mind knows….?


Most Hypnosis books are full of specific scripts for specific problems.  Rather than teach you a whole bunch of different interventions, here’s the master template you can use with anything.  It’s actually more effective and gives the client more freedom to fix themselves in whatever way they need to.  You ask the Unconscious Mind questions directly.  You want straight Yes’s.  Whenever you get a No you’ve found something important and need to pursue it

1. Do you Know what to do to have this problem disappear?
no - "what other resources do you need ? Run through Values and other states, and "imagine an infinite source of___ above the top of your head..
Give me a clear Yes signal when you have all the resources you need

2.  Is it possible ?
no - "When did you decide that you could not ___ ?
  Treat as a Limiting Decision and ask the Unconscious Mind to let it go.
3.  Is it OK ?
no - "/ know that there's a part of you that thinks it can’t _    "
For what purpose would you not let this go now?
Get it's highest intention and ask
"You know that you'd be more (intention) by solving this now  wouldn’t you? "

4.  Are there any other problems you’d like to work on?
"Are there any other problems that you 'd like to clear up today ? "
yes - go to step 1 no - go to step 5

5.  Give permission
Thank it and acknowledge if, and assure it that client's Conscious mind gives it
 permission to start immediately

6.  How quickly can you start now?
Set up time periods
Start -When will you start ? Immediately ? An hour/day/week/month ?
Finish -How quickly can you complete all the work necessary ?
 Will it take you an hour/day/week/month ?

 "In a moment I'm going to count... "
This locks in the session and prevents the client’s conscious mind from undoing all your good work.


You’ve probably heard about these - suggestions given in trance for the person to carry out after they come out of trance, to operate at a later time.  A Post-Hypnotic Suggestion is a suggestion that activates and operates at a time after the induction of trance. The time of the activation of the suggestion can be minutes later or months later.
1.   Requires Medium to Deep Trance: A Post-Hypnotic Suggestion generally requires a trance which is at a medium to deep level.
2.   Make the Suggestion Direct & Specific: While suggestions should, at first, be given in an indirect way, Post-Hypnotic Suggestions should be direct and to the point. This is the case with any suggestions given while the client is in deep trance.
3.   Tell the Client what the trigger for the Post-Hypnotic Suggestion will be:
E.G.: "Whenever you see chocolate or sweets…."
4.   Tell the Client what to do:
E.G.: " will feel an undeniable urge to look for food that is healthier and better for you"
5.   Tell the Client when to do it:
E.G.: "...and you will do it immediately."
Suggest that next time they will go quicker and more easily into trance - that way your trance work with that person gets progressively better. 

Give the client a suggestion that they will feel compelled to go to the gym, or eat salad with every meal, or take the stairs instead of the lift, or will remember all these hypnosis skills the next time they’re talking to a client, or a friend who needs help…
They will demonstrate the new behaviour, and it’s always a good idea to include the phrase “In ways that are safe, ecological and ethical”.

It’s also great fun at parties…

A Cautionary Tale…

As I end this E-Course, I would like to comment on the use (and misuse) of Hypnosis.  When it comes to ethics, I like to think of it like this – only do with a client what you would want done yourself in their shoes.  I could write an entire book on this subject alone (now there’s an idea!) but for now let me say this.  Technology has no ethics of its own.  You can use a hammer to build a house, or something awful instead.  The morals come from the wielder, the human being.

Newly trained students of hypnosis may have skills, but they also must have humility.  Another downside from my NLP days was seeing newly certified  Practitioners adamant that the methodology of modelling experts to quickly accelerate your learning, also somehow gave them wisdom and experience way beyond their station.  WRONG!  You may know a lot about hypnosis after a weekend training, but 2 days does not a hypnotherapist make!  (Nor one E-Course!).  You still have to build up your calluses and earn your stripes.  I encourage you, if this chapter has whetted your appetite, to seek out further training. Go to a reputable body and enrol in longer hypnosis training.  This is only the start, not the be all and end all.

You should also be made aware of another unfortunate occurrence in the hypnosis world – that of “The Hypnotic Seal”.  Certain unscrupulous individuals will include suggestions that they are the only person who can induce trance with that client, thus blocking any further inductions of hypnosis by any other hypnotherapist.  Purported to protect the client, this in fact removes their choices and thus is not in their best interests.  Again this approach tells you more about the therapist than the client.

Its far better to teach the client a trance-prevention technique which they can use if and when they choose to stop unwanted hypnosis, rather than limit their personal freedom.

Beware also the flamboyant advertising and hyped up claims of 100% success rates or one hour guaranteed smoking cessation programmes.  I don’t know anyone who can guarantee that a client will stop smoking after one session of hypnotherapy – not me, not my Master trainers.  There’s usually a huge catch, like having to listen to a CD for 21 days straight afterwards else there’s no money back.  Tell me, how can you prove you listened to that CD every day?  The unfortunate clients who fall for these shams usually then tell everyone Hypnosis doesn’t work and that they still want to smoke.  Worse, they’re disappointed and usually £500 worse off…

One can make a quick buck in Hypnosis if one combines it with slickly written misleading sales rhetoric.  Problem is they’re doing no one any favours, and they’re giving Hypnosis a bad name.

Then there’s the Hypnosis Trainer who makes up a fictitious Institute, or calls themselves a Society, so they can run paper thin courses and charge people a fortune, handing them a certificate that’s not worth the paper its written on.  Ask me for my “16 Questions You Must Ask” report for more guidance on what to look out for.

Do I run Hypnosis Trainings then, I hear you ask?  Yes I do – I include Hypnosis as part of my HGE Certification Courses.  Look at the Events Calendar on my website for the next scheduled training.  Students must first go through my 3 day Foundation Skills Training, so I can vet them and ensure that they have positive intentions and integrity.  Only when I’m satisfied that they are trustworthy and honourable, will I teach them Hypnosis in person.  And I’ll share with them the same cautionary advice that you’ve just read here.  Anyone not trained thoroughly in Hypnosis should consider a weekend course as purely an introduction.

There is one famous case in the UK of a household name stage show hypnotist who was sued for “causing a participant in the show to have a psychotic episode and subsequent mental illness”.  Firstly, note the cause and effect violation there.  Secondly, that entertainer has been working closely with the creator of NLP for many years now.  The risk of causing a mental illness using Hypnosis is highly unlikely, provided the Hypnotherapist uses common sense and sticks to these guidelines.

Health issues are another area that requires careful handling.  It is illegal to claim that you can heal someone.  See the Time Line Therapy and Health chapters for more information.  Pain is a sign that something is wrong.  Deal with the underlying issues, don’t ask the pain to go away.  It may be signalling that something critical is amiss, and to mask that signal could be a mistake.

Finally, as I conclude this section on careful management and cautious handling of people’s heads and hearts, there is again the issue of control – the general public still believes that hypnosis is a form of mind control – that the hypnotherapist can suggest things to the client and they will automatically do them.  Another big mistake.  In some cases that would be great!  Imagine no crime, no war, no self abuse, no cruelty.  Unfortunately [or maybe fortunately], all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.  No one has any power over you, unless you give it to them.  The individual creates their own level of relaxation and trance, and will only accept suggestions that are in accordance with their own beliefs and values.


So as we draw our chapter on the all-important science and art of Hypnosis to a close, ask yourself “how many metaphors are still open?”  You’ll need to come to my other events to hear them closed!!  Or was that simply a suggestion?  Only your unconscious mind knows….


So there I am in “so and so communications” trying to choose which one to buy.  So we agreed on which category of mobile I needed.  We talked vaguely about price, vaguely about size.  Some of them you can even change the way it sounds.  Some can even change colour…… you’re using it.  And I don’t know if you already know how to do this or not, but you can store all of it in the memory – you simply recall it from the memory and then speak.  That’s what happens – its voice activated.  You just open your mouth and speak, and the message goes through.  That’s what happens when you use the best, when you use an Erickson…………..

So John’s at the station, and now he’s even more spaced out.  How could this old machine, so old and dented and unused, hidden away in the dark, how could it speak such truths and say exactly the right thing?  So he took a deep breath and stepped up..put his money where his mouth is, and out came the same gravelly deep voice
“Your name is still John, you still weigh 10 stone and you’ve just missed the 2:20 to Glasgow!”


“All learning, all behaviour, and all CHANGE, is unconscious”

No comments: