Recently someone asked me about the concept of hypnotic seals. While I would normally give exact the exact wording of the question, for this one (and the various other questions), I can't for ethical reasoning. What is a hypnotic seal? The concept of a hypnotic seal is basically that there is some type of post-hypnotic … Continue reading Ask a Hypnotist : Hypnotic Seals
I had a young lady a few years back reach out to me to ask if I would consider working with her. She identified as a Wiccan and had been turned down by a number of hypnotists who would not work with her because of, what she claimed was her religion. As someone who is … Continue reading Wiccan Discrimination in Hypnosis
*Just a reminder that next week with have no post in honour of the Tisha b'Av* With a adverse reaction rate of 0.47% (and 0% serious adverse reaction rate) in clinical trials (Bollinger 2018), this makes a hypnotic trance one of the safest things you can do. However it is important to be aware of … Continue reading Virtual Sessions when a client is with others
I am going to detour for just a moment into something a little less than normal, but as some of you know I like the weird and usual and I am a fairly open minded guy, I would have to be since I am working in this field. So I went to a UFO interest … Continue reading David Jacobs and alien abduction hypnosis
As many of you know, I am in school to become a licensed clinical psychologist and certified clinical hypnotherapist. In addition, as someone who wants to board certify in neuropsychology with a specialty of using clinical hypnosis for neuropsychological disorders, I am knowledgeable of the requirements and am very worried about protecting clients or those … Continue reading Board Certified Hypnotists?
I don’t think I have ever struggled so hard to begin a blog post as I have for this one. I am not sure if this is because it is a touchy subject or because I am just getting tired of the competition and the negativity that occurs in the field. I spend a lot … Continue reading Negativity or protecting clients?
By Suliat Owolabi and Melvin Marsh As a professional, you might be caught up in the dilemma of setting your rate card. Deciding how much to charge clients is an issue that has kept many businesses and professionals from achieving their money goals. It is essential to set an ideal price for your work, anything … Continue reading Pricing Hypnotherapy Services
Why don't you work with false memories or people who know they have been the victim of false memories? For those who have wondered why I don't like working with people who already claim to have false memories, I would like to tell a story about the reason that this came about... When I was … Continue reading Ask a Hypnotist : False Memories
When I was coming back from Atlanta this week, I received an interesting text message from someone who wanted to shadow me in my practice and allow me to let him get more hands-on experience. He claimed to have attended an accredited hypnotherapy training program and was a certified in Ericksonian hypnotherapy from a location … Continue reading Udemy Hypnosis
I was reading the abstract of an article in Clinical Psychological Science called "Reports of Recovered Memories of Abuse in Therapy in a Large Age-Representative US National Sample" that popped up on my google scholar alert a few days ago and something in that triggered me to write about false memories. In the study, they … Continue reading Regression and False Memories