Hypnotic Phenomena: How To Use Them In Actual Client Practice

Register your interest for this fascinating online workshop with Jørgen Rasmussen.

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January 20th 2024 (1pm to 7pm UK Time).

Traditionally, hypnotic phenomena have been used as a convincer of sorts to prove to both the client and the hypnotist that the client is in a special state of hypnosis. Many have referred to this as a state of somnambulism. The thinking goes that if the client accepts one form of suggested idea it means that they are in a state where they will accept and act out the therapeutic suggestions.

This workshop will show you how to really utilise hypnotic phenomena for maximum effect.

Jorgen writes:

"I'm not saying that this way of thinking has no value, but experience has taught me that there are more potent ways of utilizing hypnotic phenomena than this.

Given that hypnotic phenomena and the clients symptom phenomena often share many of the same phenomena one can use hypnotic phenomena to help clients have embodied insights that can help them gain relevant shifts in perspective, insights into how they construct their experience, and help them de-hypnotise themselves from their “symptomatic trances.”

As an example: More then twenty years ago I saw a client with severe insomnia. She happened to have great hypnotic capacity. When describing her issue she emphatically stated: Every time I lay my head on the pillow and try to sleep by closing my eyes I just start remembering all the other times I haven’t been able to sleep.

Unbeknownst to her , she just told me exactly how to help her.

Given her high hypnotic capacity and her excellent ability to make real suggested experiences of amnesia on cue, I “gave her “ ( the client of course has a hand in constructing it ) a suggestion that from now on every time she laid her head on the pillow and closed her eyes with the intention to sleep she would have complete amnesia for ever having sleep issues…and that when she emerged from hypnosis she would have amnesia for the suggestion itself.

That did it, and I'm happy to report that follow up more than a year later confirmed that she was sleeping well.

Of course, changework is seldom this easy and straightforward, but it shows just how useful listening in a literal way for how the client constructs their issue can give rise to ideas on how to hep the client deconstruct the experience and -or construct something differently and how hypnotic phenomena may be a useful tool to accomplish this".

The online event will cover

  • How to use hypnotic phenomena like ideomotor signaling, catalepsy, amnesia, positive and negative hallucinations, and post hypnotic suggestions in changework.
  • How to listen to the clients descriptions in such a way to know which hypnotic phenomena to facilitate.
  • How to use tailor made interventions based upon what the clients offer you
  • How to help someone change an external frame of reference into a more internal frame of reference using hypnotic phenomena.
  • Knowing when and how to deepen insights and offer posthypnotic suggestions.
  • How to use hypnotic phenomena to help someone discover the illusory nature of their experience.
  • A way to understand that a persons sense of self as a doer, agent, witness etc itself is the result of a positive hallucination.
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