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Rapid Induction Technique

As I have written before, I am a member of a Growth Club specifically for Hypnotherapists run by Sheila Granger.  She is a practising hypnotherapist who is also dedicated to helping other hypnotherapists to develop themselves and their businesses.  I recently attended a Growth Club training day Arden Hotel, near the airport in Birmingham, UK.

A key part of the day was training in what’s called Rapid Induction Technique. When you think of hypnosis it’s probably this sort of technique you imagine. It’s often associated with stage hypnosis shows and this technique is shrouded in mystery and misconceptions. However, it’s no trick and has practical applications in clinical hypnotherapy.

The Rapid Induction Technique is a method used by hypnotherapists to induce a state of hypnosis quickly. Contrary to popular belief, this technique goes far beyond the realm of entertainment and has practical uses in therapy and personal development. This rapid induction method has proven effective in treating issues like anxiety, phobias, and even chronic pain.

It’s understandable that concerns may arise when associating the Rapid Induction Technique with stage hypnosis. Scepticism arises due to the perception that stage hypnosis is nothing more than an act, an illusion crafted solely for entertainment purposes. However, it is crucial to distinguish between stage hypnosis, which focuses on entertainment value, and clinical hypnotherapy, which aims to facilitate therapeutic change. The Rapid Induction Technique is used responsibly and ethically in therapeutic settings, guiding individuals toward positive transformation and personal growth.

While this technique has gained its popularity through stage hypnosis, it is important to recognise its legitimate applications in clinical hypnotherapy. By debunking the myth that it is merely ‘stage hypnosis nonsense’, we can appreciate the genuine value it holds for therapeutic purposes.

Suitably armed with our newly trained technique we hit the hotel bar and gate-crashed a baby shower to practise on willing members of the public. 

There are several different styles of hypnosis and they all have their place. As Keith Barry (Irish Hypnotist and Entertainer) said, “There’s a lot of different styles of hypnosis. There’s conversational hypnosis, which, even though we joke about it, politicians use conversational hypnosis. I’ve been hired back at home in Ireland by certain politicians to assist them in specific language patterns that will just tip people over into their, you know, into their zone”.

Whether you’re seeking relief from a specific issue or simply curious about the power of hypnosis, hypnotherapy offers an efficient and effective approach to explore the depths of your subconscious mind, paving the way for personal transformation and growth. Contact me to find out more.

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I won!

A few months ago I wrote to tell you that I had been nominated for a Global Health & Pharma Mental Health Award. Well, I am thrilled to tell you I won! I am the best UK Past Life Regression Specialist for 2023. A big thank you to all that help out at Paladin Hypnotherapy and to those who have supported me on my journey so far. I know there are bigger and even better things to come.

I was very surprised to win and it’s a great feeling to be recognised and rewarded. Now I don’t want to appear ungrateful but in themselves awards mean very little. Kevin Chamberlin (American actor) said, “Awards do not pay the mortgage”. While Pitbull (American rapper) said, “My kids can’t eat awards”. So the hard work continues.

The GHP Mental Health Awards are designed to showcase businesses and professionals who place our mental health and well-being at the centre of their work. Nominees typically work in psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work or support mental health.

The GHP Mental Health Awards are hosted by Global Health & Pharma magazine, a publication devoted to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. It has a global circulation of more than 110,000 and works to highlight the work of those that are setting the pace and looking to change their respective sectors for the better.

Winning this award has inspired me to write a comprehensive guide to Past Life Regression to help to spread the word about this tremendously powerful and beneficial technique. I hope to be able to publish it in the next few weeks.

Inevitably being a Hypnotherapist you often come into contact with clients who have some form of mental health challenge. Be it dealing with an addiction, anxiety, chronic pain, bereavement or more serious examples such as depression. Regression therapy and Past Life regression can often be the key that unlocks these conditions.

If you think Hypnotherapy or past life regression can help you improve your life then contact me.

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GHP Mental Health Awards 2023

I am delighted to be able to tell you that I have been nominated for the Global Health & Pharma Mental Health Award 2023. It was very much unexpected and not something I was looking for. But it’s always nice to have some recognition for the work I do. As Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Canadian professional basketball player) said “I’m just trying to get better every day. And I think if I do so, the accolades, the awards, the accomplishments will come”.

The GHP Mental Health Awards 2023 are designed to showcase businesses and professionals who place our mental health and well-being at the centre of their work. Nominees typically work in psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work or support mental health.

The GHP Mental Health Awards are hosted by Global Health & Pharma magazine, a publication devoted to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. It has a global circulation of 110,000 and works to highlight the work of those that are setting the pace and looking to change their respective sectors for the better.

Inevitably being a Hypnotherapist you often come into contact with clients who have some form of mental health challenge. Be it dealing with an addiction, anxiety, a life affecting phobia, bereavement or more serious examples such as depression. This work is very important to me and being recognised for it is so motivating. As Alan Alda (US Actor) said, “Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are”.

I doubt I will win an award, but if I do I will be sure to let you know. If you think Hypnotherapy can help you improve your life then contact me.

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Growth Club

As you may know I am a member of a Growth Club specifically for Hypnotherapists run by Sheila Granger.  She is a practising hypnotherapist who is also dedicated to helping other hypnotherapists to develop themselves and their businesses. For me it’s a way to get expert support from people who understand what it’s like to be a Hypnotherapist.

It’s also a great way to make friends and network. This is something that does not always come naturally to me, but as Sonia Sotomayor (US Supreme Court Justice) said, “Sometimes, idealistic people are put off the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only in Heaven. To succeed in this world you have to be known to people”.

On 14 January I attended a business training day at the club at the Arden Hotel, near the airport in Birmingham, UK. The event was designed specifically to help you plan for the year ahead. Over 20 people attended in person with more participating on line.

I am hoping, and planning, for 2023 to be a big year for me. And I hope the same for all of you. If you think hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goals then contact me to find out more.

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Social Media Update

Just a quick note to let you know that I have set up an Instagram page. I have added some videos about Hypnotherapy and will be using it to showcase selected videos and content. I am also working on a Tik Tok account, but more news on that in the coming months. So, as well as the website, I now have a Facebook page and a YouTube channel for Paladin Hypnotherapy. Please follow me there and remember to like and subscribe.

As Narendra Modi (Indian Prime Minister) said, “Social media is reducing social barriers. It connects people on the strength of human values, not identities”. So, if you have any ideas as to what you would like to see then get in touch either here or on Facebook. I would love to hear from you.

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You Tube Channel

As Mary Berry said, “Life is all about sharing. If we are good at something, pass it on.” So, as promised, I have set up a You Tube channel for Paladin Hypnotherapy. I am still gathering content, but I have uploaded two videos so far. They are both Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) exercises one with background music and one without.

I will be uploading more content in the near future, so please subscribe to the channel and give me any feedback you have.

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Did you know I’m bilingual?

As you will know if you have ever spoken to me I was not born in the UK. Although I have lived in the UK for about twenty years, I do still have a slight accent. I have been accused of being, American, Australian and even a New Zealander. But, I am in fact originally from Port Elizabeth in South Africa. This means that as well as English I also speak Afrikaans, a sister language to Dutch and one of the many official languages of South Africa.

When I first started doing Hypnotherapy I developed my services and scripts in English as most people I come into contact with speak it. But I have now translated them into Afrikaans and can now offer services in either language. To help support this I have added an Afrikaans micro site within my website. It’s accessible by clicking on the South African flag at the top of each page or by clicking here.

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PayPal Free Credit

Did you know that PayPal offer free four month loans?

A friend of mine recently made me aware of something that PayPal offer that is really useful. They offer four month free credit on purchases over £99. Now, you need to think very seriously before taking on debt. You need to be sure you can keep up with the repayments and pay off the debt. But, if you were thinking of booking a session with me and are finding the money a problem, then this is a solution.

The agreement is between you and PayPal and I am not involved with it at all. I will not see your payment details and PayPal will not share any of your personal information with me. Also, I have no connection with PayPal, other than having a PayPal account to take payments. I do not receive any form of inducement or commission if you use this way to pay. I just thought it was a very useful way to get short term, free, credit.

To find out more then click here.

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Social Media

Just a quick note to let you know that I have set up a Facebook page for Paladin Hypnotherapy. Please follow me there. I will be using it to post information and updates as well as content such as videos and audio files. I am also planning a You Tube channel and gathering content for that. If you have any ideas as to what you would like to see then get in touch here or on Facebook. I would love to hear from you.