Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy EZine

February 2007
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George's February 2007
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George's Message:

Welcome to the February issue of “The Hypnotic Edge". This is indeed an exciting issue.  I just finished conducting the first of IACT/IMDHA’s Train-the-Trainer programs.  The fabulous class turned out IACT-IMDHA’s First formally-trained Hypnosis Instructors (CIs).  This is really exciting because the IACT-IMDHA combined curriculum is soon to become the standard of the profession.

There was some wonderful feedback about last month's issue, and some serious concern. Abreactions such as the ones shown on the video in last month's "Ask George" section certainly do not happen in every hypnosis presentation. However, they do happen, and sometimes even more dramatically. One such situation comes to mind immediately. In March of 1993, I was invited by an NLP Master Trainer to conduct a hypnosis class for his students at his center in Mystic, Connecticut. It was a two-day training. Near the end of the second day, a young lady volunteered for a demonstration. I did not know that she was one of the trainer's personal clients who had a severe suppressed emotional trauma. I was simply going to demonstrate a speed induction and before I knew it, I was grabed, hit, bitten, spat on, kicked, drooled on, pulled down on the floor, and more! The session lasted about 2 1/2 hours. The results were incredibly positive, but it sure took me by surprise. Below is an 8min 50sec excerpt from that session.

Mystic, CT - March 1993 - 8min 50sec
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A situation like the one above is rare, and a demonstration of such proportions only happened to me four times in the last 18 years. It is more common in private practice. I've spoken with many hypnotherapists who have been in the businees twenty or even thirty years who never experienced anything that dramatic. Don't let experiences such as these disuade you from accepting class volunteers. Get as much training as you possibly can and simply expect the unexpected. You'll then be ready to handle just about anything.

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and Dr. Jamie Feldman, President of IACT
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John Lee, Asia's first graduate - IACT-IMDHA Train-theTrainer, Certified Instructor Program! George with John Lee Beng Aun, Asia's first graduate of the IACT-IMDHA Train-the-Trainer Certified Instructor Program!
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The strength of any person is in his/her flexibility.

I know that in last month's issue, I said that the February ezine would feature "Repressed Memories" and "Past-Life Therapy". There are times however, when things happen that spark a need to be addressed, and to forgo what was planned. Such is the case in this issue. So I will leave the discussion of "Repressed Memories" and "Past-Life Therapy" for a future issue.

I experienced something during the end of January that I feel needs attention for the benefit of all people involved in the Healing Arts - the aspect of "Synergy". I had a heated discussion with an NLP Trainer.  Perhaps, it was actually a debate.  He claimed that NLP was much more effective than “simple hypnosis” (his words), and said that he used NLP exclusively!  “How can you compare Mapping Across with Submodalities to giving basic suggestions to a hypnotized subject?” he asked.  “Then there’s the aspect of AnchoringChaining and Stacking.  And what about the Visual Squash and the Fast Phobia Cure?” he continued.  “In typical 18 or more-day NLP trainings, only 2 days are usually devoted to hypnosis.  Obviously, NLP is much more important and involved,” he demanded.

I did everything I could to control myself from grabbing this guy by the neck and screeming, "Wake up!" I usually do my best to go into “second person” when discussing (debating) something with someone.  What could this person be thinking, feeling, seeing, and what could be his/her motivation, outcome, self-talk?  This NLPer was obviously very adamant about his convictions, and didn’t show any signs of flexibility.  He must have been suffering from amnesia, because he seemed to have forgotten the NLP Presupposition, “The element in any system with the most flexibility will be the controlling element and have the greatest influence” - the Law of Requisite Variety. He was so rigid that our more than two-hour debate didn't even make a dent in expanding his thinking. He would say things like, "I've seen so many so-called 'trained hypnotists' work who couldn't even utilize effective hypnotic language," and "Give me a person with a problem, and I'll solve it without even knowing what the problem is. What hypnotist could do that?" This guy was so wrapped up in himself, that when I sarcastically said, "I really admire your humility," he answered, "Thank you, I'm not the bragging type." This guy was completely clueless, and didn't realize that "all communication is hypnotic", thererfore hypnosis permeates all the healing modalities! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get him to change his mind, and it's sad that he embarced his limitations displaying perfectly what the Father of American Psychology, Abraham Maslow said: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail."

I’ve always believed that to do good change work, you need both hypnosis and NLP.  After all, it’s common knowledge in the field that NLP is a “synthesis” of modalities that include the brilliant work of master hypnotherapist, Milton Erickson.  And the key word here is “synthesis”, a combination of separate elements to form a cohesive whole. So for that matter, why not add EFT, Reiki, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Massage, Shiatsu, Music Therapy, and even Pet Therapy, etc.  Synergy or synergism has to do with the phenomenon in which two or more discrete influences or agents acting together create an effect greater than that of the separate effects of the individual agents.  You’ve heard the expression, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”  For example, if each of two politicians is able to gather one million votes on their own, but together they were able to get 2.7 million votes, their synergy would have produced 700,000 more votes than their individual, independent pull.  In the world of busness, a financial benefit that a corporation expects to realize when it merges with or acquires another corporation refers to a corporate synergy.

This also holds true for any therapeutic change work.  You can never have enough tools in your pocket.  The above NLPer I spoke with is limiting his choices, hence limiting his effectiveness.  Why fight over whether NLP is better than hypnosis, or visa versa, or for that matter any of the healing modalities.  They complement each other, strengthen the effectiveness of each other, and frankly, help keep you from getting bored.

"Hypnotic Edge Spotlight of the Month"
Master Hypnotherapist, Paul Aurand, MHt.

Paul Aurand, MHt.

Paul has taught and lectured widely in North and South America, Europe and Japan. He has been featured on both radio and television for his unique work with The Body Wisdom Process - a synergistic combining of hypnotherapy, interactive guided imagery and healing touch.

Master Hypnotists Paul Aurand and George Bien

Paul and George
at a New York City
IACT Chapter Meeting
October 11th, 2006

More About Paul Aurand, MHt.

Paul Aurand is Co-founder and Director of the Holistic Healing Center in Chestnut Ridge, New York. He has over 25 years experience as a healer, hypnotherapist and counselor.

Paul was struck by lightning in July of ‘98. His near death experience and increased sensitivity resulting from this event have led him to refocus his work as a healer and hypnotherapist helping many discover their soul’s intent and realize their true potential.

He is a Master Hypnotherapist, a Board Certified Medical Hypnotherapist, and a Certified Life Between Lives Regression Therapist. He is a Certified Instructor for the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists and International Hypnosis Federation. He is the President of The Michael Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy and the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, New York Chapter. In addition to his hypnosis training, he studied holistic healing and religion extensively in Japan.

Paul has been named “Therapist of the Year” and “Hypnotist of the Year.” He is also the recipient of the Transpersonal Contribution award and the Thomas A. Raffa Memorial award for excellence in the field.

Contact Paul:
Telephone: 845-425-5233
E-mail: info@holistichealingcenter.com 

Ask George:

Here's an email that I received from an e-zine subscriber that's in keeping with the discussion above.

Dear George,

“I know that you are both a hypnosis and an NLP trainer. When working with clients do you favor any of the two. If so, which one, and why? This is probably a very elementary question for you, but I'm newly certified and would appreciate your input.”

Thank you for your time.

Dear Darlene,

You bring back a lot of memories of when I was first certified. Almost every question I had was probably elementary for a seasoned pro, but the answers were important and eye-opening for me. In those days I met some extremely pompous, self-aggrandizing hypnotherapy trainers, but the majority of the ones I met were very humble and eager to share. William Ward said, "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." I hope that I can rate high in this hierarchy with my answer.

It's been said that all learning begins with the simple phrase, "I don't know". And a person's eagerness to learn contributes greatly to the outcome.

Let’s look at Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and how the process works. Richard Bandler said, “NLP is an attitude and a methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques.” As you can see, in NLP techniques or patterns are last on the list. Before any technique can really be effective, the NLPer should first create rapport. Without this no technique will work. Within that frame is the “outcome.” Without a specific outcome, there’s no way of telling if the behavior is or isn’t relevant. And within that frame you must consider other outcomes, and if the desired outcome would conflict with other outcomes the client has, and/or the outcomes of important people in his/her life. This is ecology. It’s only then that one utilizes various NLP techniques. This is a wonderful structure to work within, and its effectiveness is self-evident.

Let’s now look at Hypnosis. My mentor Gil Boyne called hypnosis “an emotionalized desire to satisfy the suggested behavior.” The important word here is “emotionalized.” The client actually feels like doing what is suggested. And the above initial frames are also necessary to create the hypnotic alliance between a client and the hypnotist. Namely: rapport, outcome and an ecological check. So you might think that we begin the same way with the two modalities. But there’s an exception. This “emotionalized desire” can be taken a step further. Hypnosis actually helps generate rapport, which is “a meeting of the minds of the emotional level.”

According to Spiegel (1978), there are three major styles for evoking or inducing the trance state:

  1. Fear. One can be frightened into a trance state by the use of fear and coercion.
  2. Seduction. Under appropriate conditions a person can be seduced into a trance state. This can be sexual, nonsexual, or a combination of both.
  3. Instruction and/or Guidance. A person can simply be guided or instructed into a trance state.

According to Gil Boyne there are five principles by which the hypnotic state is produced:

  1. Startling command. A shout, loud noise, or anything that gets our immediate attention, puts our protective filters off guard. Hence, our logic and reason are bypassed.
  2. Loss of equilibrium. We are born with only two fears: fear of falling and fear of load noises. If our equilibrium is challenged, our need to regain equilibrium supercedes any suggestion that might be implanted. It goes into our subcoscious directly.
  3. Misdirection - Physical misdirection / Mental misdirection. Similar to No. 2 above, this causes our conscious attention to be occupied and opens access to our unconscious.
  4. Mental Confusion. As above, this also occupies and tires the conscious, leaving an open door to the unconscious.
  5. Relaxation. This is self-evident. Relaxation is an ideal way to program the subconsious with new ideas.

Reading the above, you would probably think that hypnosis is much more powerful. Well here’s the clincher. NLP Change Techniques do not remain on the conscious level. They generate emotional responses, hence they integrate the subconscious. For any change to be permanent it has to be put on the unconscious/subconscious level. Hence hypnosis permeates any process that involves permanent change.

I don’t favor hypnosis over NLP, or NLP over hypnosis. I use a combination of the two. And whether I’m using NLP, EFT, Hypno-Kinesiology, Straight Hypnotherapy, or any other "change technique", as soon as the work is put on the emotional level, hypnosis has come into play. Without it, no change would be permanent.

Best always,

Email your questions to: georgebien@aol.com
Note: Do to space considerations, only one or two questions can be answered each issue. Priority will be given to questions relating to the theme of the issue.

Using Music to Enhance Your Hypnotherapy Sessions/Presentations

In keeping with the idea of “Synergy”, let me talk about the effectiveness of adding music/sound to your hypnotherapy sessions/presentations.

The great psychic and healer, Edgar Cayce, stated that "sound" would be "the medicine of the future." In order to see the future, we sometimes have to look to the past. Music, for the ancients, served to create balance, harmony and health, and to alter moods and behavior patterns. Our ancestors knew that everything in the universe is in a state of vibration, and metaphysics teaches us that we are a microcosm of the universe - that we have all energies within us. Every cell in our bodies resonates sound and can respond to any other sounds outside our bodies. Over the years, there has been a continual rise of programs on the market that are going back to the roots, utilizing so-called "primordial sounds," such as heartbeats, water, dolphin clicks and sacred instruments from Tibet and Japan. Also used are the resonances of the electromagnetic vibrational patterns recorded by NASA Voyager I and II space probes as they passed the outer planets of our solar system. When played through loudspeakers, these form haunting three dimensional "soundscapes," resembling our basic primordial sounds. Perhaps there is a basic "Dial Tone of the Universe" in which these sounds play a major role. The ancient Hindus said, "Nada Brahma" - "the fundamental reality is sound."

Pythagoras, the ancient Greek philosopher and teacher, conceived of the universe as a vast musical instrument and advanced the theory that all things - animate and inanimate - were constructed upon harmonic patterns. He further showed that it was possible to translate these patterns into groups of notes called "chords," and that specific sequences of sound can actually accelerate our healing energies. In Don Campbell's book, “Music and Miracles," Dr. Donald Epstein, D.C., reminds us that "the origins of chiropractic are tone and vibratory waves in the body. Listening to the breath and voice as spinal adjustments are made gives us insight into the emerging awareness that the body itself is tone." Yes, sound does vibrate in everything, hence it affects everything. You may use music to help your clients to relax, and create positive affirmation-accepting states. With music playing in the background, you might say to your client, "Take a deep breath and close your eyelids down....allow my voice to take you on a journey of relaxation and well-being....as I continue speaking, allow yourself to turn further and further inward...taking that special journey of new discoveries...new understandings...new realities...bringing together your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual energies...allow the things that I say to help create the necessary balance within you...as your inner creative mind allows specific changes to take place... simply because you allow these special changes to take place..... changes that bring you closer to that special magnificence that you know you truly are....etc.

For many therapists, music serves simply as background or undercurrent to create a specific mood, on top of which they add their spoken words. "It's good as long as it doesn't get in the way of what is being said," is a common attitude. Pythagoras himself, recognized the considerable therapeutic power of human speech and showed how a well-modulated voice with a pleasant timbre, beautiful words and effective meter, could restore balance to the body and soul. Yet, music and sound as a tool for therapeutic intervention can be as powerful (sometimes even more powerful) than the spoken words. A survey published in "Psychology Today Magazine", found that 96% of the people who responded said that musical passages gave them more thrills and special moments when included with sporting events, scenes from a movie, success in competition, parades, or a variety of other activities, including "sex." Hmmmmmmm.

It's important to realize that we hear not just with the ears, but with the whole body. Everyone has a specific harmonic that is his/her own personal vibratory rate. Every cell within us is a sound resonator. Primitive drum rhythms have been known to create hypnotic effects. It is claimed that participants in various ceremonial rituals are unified with a pulsing of endless sounds, sensing that the very atoms in their-bodies vibrate perfectly with the drums. Rhythm can stimulate our basic primal energies and drumming can be used to increase blood flow throughout the body. Rhythms can quicken or slow the heartbeat and all organs associated with it. We all have specific natural rhythms. In India the human pulse beat is called the "Drum of Shiva," and certain Yogic exercises are used to change the rhythm of the pulse in order to change bodily functions. It's been shown that our bodies can discriminate between beneficial and harmful sounds. If the rhythms of our surroundings are unnatural and we're exposed to them for long periods of time, there is a possibility of muscle weakness, learning disabilities, fatigue, etc.

Helen Bonny, the founder of a music-centered psychotherapeutic process she calls "guided imagery and music" (GIM), and co-author of "Music & Your Mind", states that music is among the safest and most effective door-openers of the psyche. "GIM" involves listening to music in a relaxed state to elicit imagery, symbols, and/or feelings for the purposes of creativity, therapeutic intervention, self understanding, and spiritual experiences.

Music is finding its way into numerous hospitals and clinics as an aid in healing. It is in the offices of many therapists as an adjunct to their change-work. More and more composers are exploring rhythms and sounds that induce relaxation, euphoria and other high-level conscious states. It is a gift to us - to hear, to feel, to create, to use.

Dr. Jean Houston said, "I think music actually raises the very molecular structure of body and brain bringing to these, larger dimensions. With music you gain coherence or bridging of one reality with another... I think there are chords that create a re-balancing or extension of the mind. With the advancement of this acoustical science, there will be an extraordinary new use put to musical sounds harvested from the many fields of world music.... I think that in the future sound will be used for its evocative potential. It will serve to call forth health, feelings, ideas, as well as other potentials and levels of the self that usually remain dormant." Now that's powerful!

If you are not already doing so, begin adding music to your hypnotherapy sessions and/or presentations. For relaxation, make sure that it's within the range of 60 MM (60 beats per minute as measured by a metronome, which is a device used to mark time by means of regularly recurring ticks or flashes at adjustable intervals. It was invented by Johann Nepomuk Maelzel in 1816).

For motivational purposes you would probably want to push that speed up to about 160 MM.

Here's a good, relevant artice by Stephanie Davies, "Selecting Music for Healing and Wellness."


Interesting Hypnosis Tidbits:

Here's some interesting research in an article in "New Science" - the World's No. 1 Science and Technology News Service: "Hypnosis Really Changes Your Mind."

Can Hypnosis create a Manchurian Candidate? You be the judge.
To the world she was one of the most successful American fashion models of the 1940s - but she led a secret life as a Manchurian Candidate-style agent for the US intelligence services during the Cold War - Candy Jones as Arlene.

The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. Read what the Ashanti Region Police Command has cautioned the public about. I don't think that they'll allow anyone to teach Hypnosis Courses there anytime soon. See if you agree.

And here's something on the more positive side: "Hypnosis Used As Crime Fighting Tool."

Useful Hints for the Practicing Hypnotherapist:

I received such great responses about last month's interviewing techniques, that I'm going to continue in that vein and discuss more Pre-Talk Strategies.

The following is a common corporate take on the "Five Levels of Pacing":

  1. I acknowledge you
  2. I understand you
  3. I like you
  4. I respect you
  5. I am like you

It's common knowledge that a person’s observing ego is a function of the left hemisphere, while a person’s experiencing ego is a function of the right hemisphere. So don’t just talk with the person, give them an experience. Use all five senses to communicate: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Gustatory and Olfactory. Keep in mind that people are often unaware or their own personal “actions,” often because of some secondary gain. For example, it might . . . . .

  • Reap attention, pity or admiration.
  • It could help them escape from reality.
  • It could give them an excuse to give up and thereby avoid risking failure.

See if you can identify (but don't limit yourself to) any of the following in your client:

  • They may be searching for, or already have a scapegoat.
  • They may fear the worst.
  • They may be living in the past.
  • They could be chasing rainbows.
  • They are often feeling abused.
  • They are running around in circles or simply waiting for the perfect situation.
  • They inflict pain on themselves, wanting the good life, but feeling they don’t deserve it.
  • They play the ostrich (hide by sticking their head in the ground).

Remember: All basically healthy people are equal in terms of physical and mental capabilities. The only differences are the issues of motivation – values, beliefs and attitudes, which drive one to be excellent – either sticks (away from) or carrots (towards) as the motivating force.

Make the client aware (use discretion here):

  • Is this choice certain to gain for the client what they want? Is it the best choice available and effective?
  • How will the persons involved react? How could it affect them? How does the client know this?
  • Is it realistic?
  • Is it practical?
  • What are the risks involved? What are the drawbacks? What is the
  • worst that could happen?
  • Is the choice or action that of someone who is thinking clearly?

Create Active Listening:

  • Paraphrase
  • Listening with empathy
  • Reflect feelings

Use all five senses to communicate: VAKGO.

Keep asking yourself the question: What’s in it for my client?

Remember: Everything you do during the session moves you either towards or away from what you want to achieve with your client.

Quotes of the month and more:

"A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary." -Thomas Carruthers

What a wonderful quote. A bird will actually push its offspring out of the nest so that they are forced to fly and be autonomous. The great teacher is the one who, like bird, thrusts his/her students towards autonomy.

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." -Alvin Toffler

Most of our clients’ problems stem from learned thoughts and behaviors. They learned well to feel worthless and unlovable. As hypnotists, we are not unlike Yoda in the movie "Star Wars", when he said to Luke Skywalker, “You must unlearn what you have learned.”

"They may forget what you said, But they will never forget how you made them feel." -Carl W. Buechner

Even if a person gains information (intellectual), it makes him/her FEEL good (emotional) about knowing the information. Madison Avenue (America’s Marketing Capital) knows so well that people buy emotionally, and that’s because people are not creatures of thinking, but of feeling!

"By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn." -Latin Proverb

Years ago, when I was giving private guitar lessons, I was astonished to find that many so-called professional guitarists couldn’t play a 3-octave arpeggio fluently on their instrument. And when asked to play a simple major scale in all 12 keys within the confines of one position, they failed miserably. Was I able to do it? Yes I was! And only because of one reason - I was teaching guitar 12-hours a day, 6 days a week. I realized that I didn’t really learn the guitar until I actually taught the guitar. This is also true when I began teaching Hypnosis Certification Seminars. To teach something, you have to really know it. And the beauty of this is that the teaching instills the learning. It refines your skill. Ask yourself, “What have I taught today?” If you taught it, you have learned it!

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Best always,


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The next 5-Day, IACT - IMDHA Train-the-Trainer Certification Seminars with George Bien will be held March 7th - 11th in Chicago.

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In Europe

The next 8-Day, 120-hour Hypnosis Certification Seminars with George Bien will be held in April, 2007. These programs will be held in France and Germany.
Graduates of this seminar will be eligible for Certification by the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT)
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The next "4/4 Hypnotherapy Certification Seminar" with George Bien in New York will be held March 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th, 2007.

The next "NLP Certification Seminar" with George Bien in New York will be held March 29th, 30th, 31st & April 1st, 2007. Graduates of this seminar will be Certified as Neuro-Linguistic Programmers by the International Association of Counselors & Therapists.

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For details and/or registration, contact the International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT) at: (570 -869-1021.

George Bien demonstrating hypnotic suggestibility testing

As noted above, John Lee Beng Aun, of Malaysia, is officially Asia’s first Certified IACT/IMDHA Instructor! That’s quite an honor. John displayed total mastery of the material, superb teaching-presentation skills, and exuded boundless charisma and creativity. He is also a great guy!

What does this mean? This means that John’s hypnosis seminars, using IACT and/or IMDHA curriculum, are approved for Certification by the International Association of Counselors and Therapists and the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. Congratulations John!

And there’s more great international news! John Lee is also the President of Malaysia’s New IACT/IMDHA Chapter, and is the driving force behind the spread of IACT/IMDHA-approved hypnosis training!

Contact John at:

George Bien's annual tour of Asia will begin in April, 2007, then continue again in November, 2007. Countries being scheduled include: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. Exact dates and places will be posted shortly.

Hypnotic suggestibility testing

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