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November 2006
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Welcome to the "The Hypnotic Edge."

Let me extend to you a whole-hearted "WELCOME" to the November, 2006 issue."

George Bien's November 2006
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George's Message:

I received so manywonderful responses to last month's October issue. There were some mixed responses about bodybuilder, Lena Sanchez. By far the responses were extremely positive. One male reader flipped with envy over Lena's extraordinary stomach muscles. By the way, the answer is "Yes", I will be putting together a Sports Hypnotist Certification Program in 2007.

Now for the biggest news in the profession: As of January 1st, 2007 the joint affiliation of two of the most prestigious and influential organizations of all time will commence. Under the dynamic direction of two hypnosis/complementary healthcare dynamos, Robert and Linda Otto, the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT) and The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA) will be sister organizations. Collectively their membership will boost to over 7,000 members, with a predicted 10,000-plus members by the middle of 2007, elevating them as the leader in complementary healthcare organizations. And this is only the beginning!

At this writing, IMDHA alone has over 134 licensed schools throughout the world, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, and IACT follows in kind. As of January 1st, 2007, the IACT will be increasing the required number of hours for Certification to 120 hours.

Innovator, Leader, and Brilliant Hypnotherapist Robert Otto
Robert and Linda Otto: The New Breed or Leaders in the Field!

IACT and IMDHA are in the hands of two truly loving, wonderful people, with the experience, know-how, determination, leadership skills, and vision to catapult the professions of hypnosis and complementary healthcare to the next level.

IACT and IMDHA have become the fastest-growing hypnosis/complementary healthcare organizations in the world! Bravo Bob and Linda!!!

Innovator, Leader, and Brilliant Hypnotherapist Linda Otto

And Speaking of 2007, I'm so excited about the new, 5-Day, IACT Train-the-Trainer Certification Seminars that I'll be teaching. As of this writing, IACT has them scheduled in New York City in January, Chicago in March, and Florida in May.

I leave for Malaysia this week. It should prove to be an exciting trip. Each time I go there, I feel so blessed by the extremely warm acceptance that I receive. To my dear friends in Asia, a "Big Thank You". And a "Big Thank You" to all my readers and supporters. You make it all worthwhile!!!


When Ignorance Becomes Enlightenment:

For those of you who celebrated Halloween, I wish you a happy belated one. It’s been said that Halloween originated as a Pagan festival among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain. Immigrants brought it to North America in the 19th Century.

To this day in much of the Western World, children dress up as ghosts, ghouls, witches, warlocks, vampires, goblins, and more. Why would I bring this up? Well, I do have my reasons, and for some of you, the following might be a bit controversial. It is, however, important that you have a good argument for the use of hypnosis if it's ever attacked by uninformed religious zealots.

Some of you may know that I’m a student of world religions, and I do my best to understand, explore and experience their teachings. During my many trips abroad, I’ve had the privilege and honor of visiting numerous Churches, Mosques, Hindu Temples, Buddhist Temples, etc. And I’ve met so many open-minded people who were actually intrigued by hypnosis and its uses. Well, just the other day I had a debate with a Deacon from a Baptist Church in New York, about the integrity of hypnosis. He claimed that hypnosis was anti-Christian, and the work of the Devil. I said that it was not anti-any religion, not the work of the Devil, and in fact could actually help enhance a person’s connectivity with a Divine Presence. It was all about a person’s “intention”. The Deacon vehemently denied this possibility. Below are a few highlights from what I had said in defense of hypnosis:

. . . . . Deacon, in no way do I mean to be insulting. You are a man of conviction, and I have great respect for you. I asked you what your children did on Halloween, and you said that you took them “Trick-or-Treating”. You then told me that they dressed up in Halloween costumes, one dressed as a ghost, the other a witch. Is not dressing up as a ghost making a mockery of the dead? And let me ask you sir, doesn’t Exodus 22:18 in the Bible say, “Thou shall not suffer a witch to live?” The New International Version translates that verse as, “Do not allow a sorceress to live.”

You say that I shouldn’t speak this way of your children because their intention was not to make a mockery of the dead, nor to be an actual witch. Their intention was to simply enjoy a tradition. Deacon, your children are precious and I know that God smiles on them daily, and I’m certain that He smiled on them during Halloween. And sir, you said the magic word, if I may use the word “magic”. And that word is “intention”.

Deacon, please understand that hypnosis, in no way, contradicts Christian teachings. There is so much misunderstanding about it. Some unscrupulous hypnosis stage shows and old Bela Lugosi-type movies gave, what is an incredible healing modality, a bad name. Yet, the hypnotic state is as natural a state as that time frame just before you go to sleep when you are aware of what is going on, but feel so relaxed and comfortable. Brain wave activity is exactly the same. And it, like anything else, is governed by “intention.”

You are never under the control of a hypnotist. Hypnosis is a catalyst, a facilitator. It helps intensify a process. Hence, if your intention is to be a better person, it will help intensify that intention. If your intention is to get closer to God, it will help intensify that intention. The control is always with God. Even the Roman Catholic Church issued statements approving the use of hypnosis. In 1847, a decree from the Sacred Congregation of The Holy Office stated, "Having removed all misconceptions, foretelling of the future, explicit or implicit invocation of the devil, the use of hypnosis is indeed merely an act of making use of physical media that are otherwise licit and hence it is not morally forbidden provided it does not tend toward an illicit end or toward anything depraved." Here again, you can see that it’s about the “intention.”

Also, the Book "Alternative Medicine, the Christian Handbook," by Donald O'Mathuna, Ph.D., and Walt Larimore, M.D., is considered medically reliable and Biblically sound, and is endorsed by the Christian Medical Association. Quote from the book, "Most Christians will acknowledge that they have less control than they wish over some areas of their lives - habits, addiction, fears, sins - and are seeking to enhance control. Hypnosis is a way to help Christians develop self-control." Galations 5:23 says, "gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." (NIV)

Deacon, if we look at church history, we see that it's filled with numerous atrocities. Even during the birth of this country, Christians conquered all of the Americas and the Pacific Islands in the name of Christianity, and killed and enslaved the natives that did not conform. Does one then say that the church, itself, is bad. Of course not! It's the people who make up a church - a denomination, or a religion, that make it good or bad. The world today is filled with televangelists and "super-pastors" who are using the Word of God for their own financial gain, with little regard for the souls of their listeners. I’m not making a judgment on Super Pastor Benny Hinn, but if you watch him perform, he uses many of the dynamics that a stage hypnotist uses. There was an article about Benny entitled: “Benny Hinn,” Healer or Hypnotist? . . . . . http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2843/is_3_26/ai_85932614

. . . . . Again, it's about intention. If one's soul is dark, so is one's intention. If the soul is pure and submissive to God, so is the intention.

The Apostal Paul speaks of going into a trance while praying in the Temple (Acts 22:17) - “When I returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance.” (NIV)

Jesus called the Pharisees “hypocrites,” yet look at the continued hypocrisy among some of today’s Christians. Don't some of them say, "Harry Potter is evil. It’s magic and sorcery.” Yet, these same people will go to a birthday party or a county fair and watch magicians. Gee, weren’t the Magi magicians?

Arthur Shapiro has said, "One man's religion is another man's superstition, and one man's magic is another man's science." Of course hypnosis can be dangerous if used for evil purposes, but so can a car, a knife, or even oxygen and religion for that matter.

There are many wonderful Christians, and people of all faiths, who are using hypnotherapy/hypnosis for the good of humankind. It is only a tool, and a very effective one. The list of therapeutic uses for hypnosis includes: weight loss and other eating disorders, nail biting, bed wetting, smoking, chewing tobacco, anger management, pain management, sexual disorders, ability to focus and ADD, obsessive-compulsive disorders, most phobias, stage fright, and on and on.

Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (KJV) Until there is an image in the mind there can be no reality. All great inventions began with a thought in the mind. The inventor was able to visualize or image the invention before he could bring it to reality. The same is true of great music, great writing and great living. Hypnosis helps intensity a vision. . . . .

The debate lasted almost 3 hours. I’m happy to announce that the Deacon is enrolling in both my NLP and Hypnosis Certification Seminars.


"Hypnotic Edge Spotlight of the Month"
Innovative Hypnotherapist, Michael Anthony Hurley, C.H.
Famed Hypnotist Michael Anthony Hurley

Michael Anthony Hurley, C.H.

Innovative Hypnotherapist.
Creator of the famous
"Hurley Method"
for smoking cessation.

  • 36 years in law enforcement. Retired with the rank of Police Captain.
  • Commanded the Bureau of Patrol Night Shift the last 10 years of his career in law enforcement.
  • Worked for the State of New Jersey Department of Personnel Crisis Intervention Hotline.

Today, one of the premier hypnotherapists in America!

Michael Anthony Hurley, C.H., was the "Chief Hypnotherapist" at Dynamic Changes (since DC opened, they were New York's largest hypnosis centers), and while there, worked with over 2,000 clients. He's added at least 1,000 more since then. That's more than most hypnotherapists see in a lifetime!

Michael has studied self-help disciplines for over 40 years, and is the creator of the highly emulated, "Hurley Method" for smoking cessation.

Following are just some of Michael's credentials:

  • Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist - NY Hypnosis Institute
  • Board Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist - The Society of Applied Hypnosis
  • Certified 5-path & 7-path Hypnotherapist
  • The Hypnosis Center Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist - Institute for Advanced Neuro-Research & Education
  • ABH Certified Ericksonian Hypnotherapist
  • Master Neuro-Linguistic Programmer - American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists
  • Reiki Master Attunement - The Reiki Institute with Nan Seedman Ph.D.
  • Qigong Certification - Chunyi Lin
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Certification - Gary Craig
  • Advanced Studies with Dr. George Bien

Michael is one of George Bien's most illustrious graduates.


Ask George:

Here's an email that I received from an e-zine subscriber.

Dear George,

"I'm a newly Certified Hypnotist, and I'm having difficulty separating myself from my clients. What I mean is I'm trying my best to disconnect emotionally. I was told that my emotions would only interfere with my objectivity, and that I must maintain an emotion-free attitude to maintain that objectivity. What's your take on this?"

-John
PS If you don't want to answer me, it's OK.

Dear John,

I'm a bit puzzled by your PS. Even if I didn't use your question in the ezine, why would I not want to answer you? I admit that due to the extraordinary volume of email that I receive, you'd have to be quite patient, and sometimes I do extend the patience of some writers.

Yes, you are correct in saying that as a hypnotist/therapist, you must be as impartial as possible, and maintain consistent objectivity. However, to disconnect from your emotions would make you no more than an automaton. Keep an open mind, avoid being judgmental to the best of your ability, conduct your initial calibrations based on sensory specific detail, then put together a recipe for effective change for the client. But you must bring yourself to this dinner table.

In previous e-zines, I’ve talked about getting out of one's own way. This, of course, is crucial. One does his/her best work when he/she allows the Heart of the Divine Intelligence to work through them. But John, the Divine Intelligence is working through YOU! To shut yourself off emotionally would mean that you wouldn’t feel the core of the Magnificence that would envelope the interactive therapeutic process.

As few days ago, I did a hypnosis presentation for a wonderful, highly consciously-raised group of people. http://www.omnipaths.com. As is usually the case, people form the group volunteered to come up and have me work with them. It was an absolutely delightful group, yet there was one young lady who said that she couldn’t be hypnotized. My mentor Gil Boyne taught that three things are necessary for successful hypnosis: 1. an excitement of the imagination; 2. mental expectancy; and 3. rapport. This lady’s imagination was hardly excited (even after watching a demonstration with another audience member), and her expectancy was one of total failure to enter hypnosis. She believed this completely. All I had to work with was the rapport. I won’t go into the details of the 20-or-so minutes that I spent with her in front of the group, but the end result was that, not only did she believe that she was hypnotized, we also did some wonderful change work. John, do you think that this would have been possible if I cut myself off from my emotions? If I just went through the gestures of being a staunch professional hypnotherapist who did his best to exclude his feelings and sense of connectivity? Of course not! With all the credentials in the world, I would not have been able to reach this wonderful lady if I didn’t allowed myself to blend, unify, mix, merge, fuse, unite (need I say more) with the experience.

To get out of one’s own way means to not consciously think the process through, but still be connected emotionally; to feel, sense, intuit, then modify, alter, adapt, adjust and revise as needed. Years ago, I also learned from my mentor Gil Boyne that one must not try to do anything while doing therapy; rather one should allow the very essence of the Divine Intelligence to manifest Its Presence. What the therapist becomes is the channel, the conduit for this Manifestation. This does not mean to disconnect emotionally. The essence of hypnotic rapport is a “meeting of the minds on the emotional level”, hence the emotional interchange, facilitated by Divine Guidance, becomes the ultimate prescription for effective change work.

Study the modality diligently. You must first know your stuff well to prepare yourself for any possible therapeutic interaction. Remember, “Repetition is the mother of skill”. Then it’s time to let go and intuit. It’s like the musician who studies and internalizes his scales and arpeggios then while performing lets go completely of these rudimental elements, and loses him/herself in the music, allowing the God-given, emotionally-driven, heartfelt, spontaneous musical tapestry to unfold.

Learn your craft well John, then let the Divine Intelligence work through you.

Best always,
-George

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Effective Uses of Imagery - Continued from last month's issue:

Actually, the topic of imagery goes well with this month's ezine. King Solomon, the richest person who every lived, said, "Without a vision, the people perish". Alexander the Great had a vision to conquer the world. He ruled all of Asia. Thomas Edison had a vision for the light bulb. He invented that and so much more. Walt Disney had a vision for a massive theme park. This was realized in Disneyland. John F. Kennedy had a vision for a space program. Astronauts landed on the moon. Martin Luther King had a vision for a land where all people could be free. America thrives on its freedom. In our profession, Gil Boyne had a vision for creating the profession of hypnotherapy. It has become an independent profession, listed in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. All these visions became realities. Obviously, it would behoove us to have clear visions of what we stive for, by imaging more effectively, so let's continue . . . . .

From October's issue: ". . . . .I tell clients that, although not all people can become phenomenal imagers, we all have an innate potential for imagery ability. It is not unlike an ability to draw or communicate, but not everyone can become a Picasso or a Winston Churchill. As with anything else, the proven ingredient in improving imagery is practice . . . . . "

. . . . . Continued in this issue:

On the other hand, neglect will eventually lead to an inability to create mental images. In his book, Visualization: The Uses of Imagery in the Health Professions, Korn states: "Any system of ability that is not nurtured tends to atrophy. When we do not utilize the birthright of imagery experience, we eventually 'forget' the experience entirely."

Methods for improving vividness in imagery should include relaxed concentration, multi-modal sensory training and practice in deliberate, determined imagery. Relaxation should become common to everyone who utilizes hypnosis, and the ability to concentrate can be increased by various yoga exercises. Samuels and Samuels offer the following suggestions to help develop powers of concentration and suggest that regular practice will enable a person to hold an image for longer periods of time:

  1. Have the person concentrate on a small object, and every time a different thought comes into mind, have him/her push that thought aside and return to the object.
  2. Have the person count breaths and think only of the count, and if any other thoughts come in, have the person cut them off as quickly as possible before they get a chance to unfold. Or simply allow the undesired thoughts to pass though unheeded, just as though they belonged to someone else.

I cannot overstate that imagery training should always be multi-sensory (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Gustatory, and Olfactory - VAKGO). Have the subject make an attempt to actually experience the object. The greatest effect is created when vividness is achieved in all the sense modalities. If, for example, the object to be imaged is an airplane, rather than simply focusing on the visual aspects, have the subject focus on the sound of the plane, the feeling of the seat belt, the smell of the cabin, the taste in the mouth, the feeling of the lift-off, including the increased heart rate, feelings of anxiety or exhilaration, etc.

Here's another wonderful exercise that I learned from Samuels and Samuels. With their eyes closed, have the subjects image a two-dimensional object, such as a geometrical shape. Then have them repeat this process with a three-dimensional object. Next, have them visualize their childhood room, after which they are to imagine that they are doing several things in it, such as picking up items, switching the lights on and off, etc. Then have them visualize a person. Lastly, they imagine themselves as if they are looking in a mirror.

A wonderful technique that was created by Lazarus is the "blackboard technique". Have the subject image a blackboard, writing the letter "A" on it, followed by the letter "B", then "C", and so forth. The subject is to try to retain a clear image of all the letters on the board throughout the entire process, until the reach the letter "Z". Try it, it's not easy!

Still another technique is to have the client/subject close his/her eyes and imagine a dim light bulb suspended in front of him/her. While focusing on the light, the subject is to attempt to make the light get brighter and brighter until it illuminates everything, then dimmer and dimmer, followed again by brighter and brighter, etc.

One of my favorite techniques was developed by McKim. Have a person close his/her eyes and visualize a wooden cube whose sides are painted red. Then image two parallel vertical cuts through the cube, dividing it into thirds, and two more vertical cuts perpendicular to the first ones, dividing it into ninths. Next, have the person visualize two parallel, horizontal cuts through the cube, dividing it into twenty-seven cubes. Then have the person try to imagine how many cubes are red on three sides, on two sides, on one side, and how many cubes are unpainted on all sides. I don't know about you, but just thinking about this puts me into hypnosis.

Obviously, the hypnotic process will enhance any of these techniques, and often the techniques themselves will create the hypnosis since imaginative involvement is a primary ingredient.


Interesting Hypnosis Tidbits:

Are the responses of a hypnotized subject beyond their conscious control?

Here's some interesting stuff about the aspect of hypnotic subjects responding involuntarily. We do tell our clients that they are always in control, don't we? Here are some of the new and not-so-new theories.

A number of contemporary theorists reject the hypothesis that hypnotic responding is automatic and involuntary. Traditional thinking about hypnotic phenomena, the involuntary aspect of hypnotic response has been associated with everything from Mesmer’s animal magnetism to the concept of the passive hypnotic subject being hypnotized by homo-action, such as the movement of a watch. More recently, there have been debates over signs of willpower exhibited by the hypnotic subject. The earliest hypotheses of hypnotic non-volition were a result of Dr. James Braid’s declarations (1843). Braid believed that subjects were incapable of exercising choice and initiating actions. In addition, Dr. Hippolyte Bernheim deduced that hypnosis is “the unconscious transformation of thought into movement, unknown to will”. (Bernheim, 1900). More recently, Arnold (1946) described involuntary (non-volition) as a relinquishing of the control of one’s imagination process, and supported automatic ideomotor (beyond conscious control) action with an inability to resist suggested behavior.

In an April 1990 Vol. 97, No. 2, 169-184, article written in the Psychological Review by Steven Jay Lynn, Judith W. Rhue, and John R. Weekes, all of Ohio University, claimed that there are at least 5 reasons to reject the hypothesis that hypnotic responding is automatic and involuntary:

  1. Hypnotic responses are purposeful, directed toward goals, regulated in terms of subjects' intentions, and can be progressively changed to better achieve subjects' goals.
  2. Hypnotizable subjects can resist suggestions.
  3. Hypnotic behaviors are neither reflexes nor manifestations of innate stimulus/response connections.
  4. Hypnotic performances consume attentional resources in a manner comparable with non-hypnotic performances.
  5. Hypnotic subjects' cognitive activities clearly demonstrate their active attempts to fulfill the requirements of hypnotic suggestions.

Click below to read the article:
http://www.psych.utoronto.ca/~joordens/courses/PsyD58/Hypno.html


Useful Hints for the Practicing Hypnotherapist:

Paradoxical Intention

I was recently at a social gathering where a met a psychologist who asked me my take on "paradoxical intention". He learned that I was "just a hypnotherapist" (his words), and he was quite surprised that I even knew what he was talking about. It made me realize even more how important it is for hypnotherapists to get as much training as possible.

Paradoxical Intention is based on techniques of Dr. Milton Erickson, the eminent hypnotherapist, and Dr. Victor Frankl, who's theory and therapy grew out of his experiences in Nazi death camps. Paradoxical Intention is effective for insomnia, bedwetting (enuresis), uneasiness in elevators, performance anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, and many phobias.

Here are some basic principles:

  1. It does not depend on helping clients gain insight into their problems. You don't need to focus on why a problem exists, only on what the problem is.
  2. Have the client focus on the exact progression of the symptoms, i.e., when and where it usually happens, what happens before, during and after, and what the client says to him/herself.
  3. In this process, you actually encourage resistance. Tell the client that relapses sometimes happen. This way, if they do, they will be perceived as part of the treatment, and if they don't, the client sees him/herself progressing even better than expected. If the client is having very slow progress, advise a slowdown. This often has the paradoxical effect of speeding up change.
  4. Define, or have the client define, a goal (change of behavior). Be sure that the goal stresses doing or experiencing something, not understanding something.
  5. Have the client commit to change (take an active role), and set a time limit for the desired change.
  6. Break the symptom-solution-symptom (false solution) cycle, by actually prescribing the symptom. Have the client create a variation in the duration, intensity, circumstances, sequence, location and/or timing of a symptom.
  7. Make sure that the client agrees to follow your directions and allow for variations.

In the next month's issue I will give you some case histories where and how I actually applied the above process.


Quotes of the month and more:

"Everything can be taken from a man but . . . the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances." -Dr. Victor E. Frankl

I am so impressed with Richard Branson's visionary attitude. Look what he said about hypnosis . . .

“We believe that passengers will be entranced with this new service.” Virgin Airlines Chairman, Richard Branson, on Virgin Airlines' new in-flight hypnosis offering. Press release -Virgin Atlantic, 4/04.

“As a relaxation technique, hypnosis can help reduce your stress. It's also used to relieve phobias, lessen anxiety, break addictions and to ease symptoms of conditions such as asthma or allergy. Using hypnosis can help patients control nausea and vomiting from cancer medications and morning sickness, reduce bleeding during surgery, steady the heartbeat and bring down blood pressure.” -National Women's Health Resource Center, 11/03.

Why does it work? “Because the patients are in an altered state, solely focused on the message, soaking it up, rather than in a psychological mode, in which they can trivialize or ignore it.” -Dr. David Spiegel, psychiatry professor and medical director of the Complementary Medicine Clinic at Stanford University, Washingtonian, 3/02.

We are definitely in the right profession. The opportunities for trained hypnotists/hypnotherapists are growing exponentially! I must again acknowledge and thank my mentor, Gil Boyne, for creating the profession of hypnotherapy in America.

As a direct result of the efforts of hypnotherapists Gil Boyne and Dr. John Kappas, the occupation of “Hypnotherapist” was defined and assigned an identification number (079.157.0110) in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. It reads as follows:
“Hypnotherapist induces hypnotic state in client to increase motivation or alter behavior pattern through hypnosis. Consults with client to determine the nature of problem. Prepares client to enter hypnotic state by explaining how hypnosis works and what client will experience. Tests subjects to determine degrees of physical and emotional suggestibility. Induces techniques of hypnosis based on interpretation of test results and analysis of client’s problem. May train client in self-hypnosis conditioning.”


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In the next issue . . . . .

Working with performing artists, and more on imagery! Also, using George Bien's "MBIS" process for performance enhancement,

See you them.

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George

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