Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Do you believe you can do Hypnosis?

How do you find out?

Beliefs can be the difference between failure and success, happiness and unhappiness, between being stuck or thriving in your endeavours. They can interfere with or accelerate progress, they can be the difference between simply existing and living your dreams!

Being a hypnotherapist means being a "people person," and really caring about people. While the skills to hypnotise a person can be learned by just about anyone, it takes someone with a love of working with people to be a great hypnotherapist.

Clients will need to be comfortable with you and to trust that you are looking out for their best interests. A friendly, sincere and open manner is good to have, and client relations skills can be learned and polished to very professional levels with an ability to be authentic, caring and sincere with the client at their level, where ever that may be.

Before starting a course, we recommend that you test it out yourself, join us for the information evening or book on the 2-day weekend.  Sample hypnosis and get a personal feel for the experience.  It's such an experiential process that we recommend you have a go first.

Watch Hypnotherapy in Action
In the video below, Gordon Young, our lead trainer, demonstrates his version of an open eye trance to facilitate a significant change with a woman who reports being stuck, in under 10 minutes.

Does Hypnosis Really Work?

We get this question a lot! Hypnotherapy can be applied anywhere the mind has an influence. Stress and anxiety, pain management, depression, insomnia, performance, study skills, relationship issues, trauma and phobias and even physical healing and change. There is a wealth of evidence and research to show that hypnosis is a powerful therapeutic tool. Here are some of the studies that show hypnosis leads to measurable results.

Evidence Base for Hypnotherapy

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Traditional vs Modern Hypnosis

There are two very distinct forms of hypnotherapy taught in this country - the traditional, often script-based approach, and the modern Ericksonian approach. They are sometimes better known as the direct or authoritative hypnosis, and indirect or permissive hypnosis.

When you watch stage hypnosis with a hypnotist directing their subject with statements like “you will feel completely relaxed and go deeper and deeper,” then you are looking at traditional hypnosis.

Traditional hypnosis tends to be very directive, and despite being largely unchanged since the 1930s, it is still the dominant approach taught in Australia. Itʼs about telling the client what to do in hypnosis, and works on the premise that you can simply instruct the unconscious mind and it will follow willingly. And in some cases, this will work because the client thinks it will work. This form of hypnosis has been referred to as a “non deceptive placebo” because the client feels better about the situation without any new skills or significant or lasting intervention taking place.

The plethora of hypnosis tapes and hypnosis scripts available on the web are also predominantly traditional hypnosis. This form of hypnosis lends itself to standardised scripting because it is not so concerned with addressing the individual needs of the client, but rather, a generalised symptom removal.

Some studies claim that this form of hypnosis rarely achieves more than a 30% success rate, and has a higher relapse rate because although the client may feel better, they may not always do better the next time something similar happens.

Modern or Ericksonian Hypnosis is a completely different approach. Each intervention is tailored to the individualʼs needs and as a result, this approach tends to achieve much higher success rates. A raft of research points to client factors as being pivotal in any therapeutic outcome (see the work of Scott Miller). This approach is built around understanding what the client needs, and what is unique about their situation. In modern hypnosis, you will assist clients to change the way they perceive a situation and even build better cognitive skills around challenging circumstances.

Moreover, the modern approach has another advantage. Modern hypnosis is non directive. Where traditional hypnosis tells clients what to do, modern hypnosis offers possibilities for the client to consider. Traditional hypnosis was a product of a social environment that accepted authority easily. Those days are gone. Even when what you are telling a client what is the right thing for them to do, direct instruction tends to create resistance that gets in the way of client outcomes.

This is why the Australian Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy focuses its attention on modern Ericksonian and solution-oriented forms of hypnosis. It just gets better results!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hypnosis & the Celebrity Secret

Genius, talent, stamina, inspiration, control, creativity

We associate these qualities with those at the pinnacle of their fields. Sports people, politicians, entrepreneurs, inventors – these people seem to find success at their fingertips, like they have access to some kind of magic.
What you may not know is that many of the most successful and inspired people in history have one thing in common – an interest in hypnosis.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Physicist

Was known to have his hypnosis sessions every afternoon. His theory of relativity came to him during one of these sessions. He also used trance states to develop his ideas.

Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

Used hypnosis to improve her public speaking skills and confidence.  

Jessica Alba, Actress

The latest celebrity birthing trend is to have a 'hypnobirth', fans include Jessica Alba and Angelina Jolie.

Celebrities Who Believe in the Power of Hypnosis

  • Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) used post-hypnotic suggestions in order to stay awake all night and avoid tiredness during W.W.II.
  • Mozart (1756-91) composed the famous opera “Cosi fan tutte” while hypnotised.
  • Car manufacturer and billionaire, Henry Ford was a loyal hypnosis client.
  • Jackie Kennedy Onassis used hypnotherapy to relive and let go of tragic events in her life.
  • Chopin (1810-1849) pianist and composer both took classes in hypnosis at the University of Strasbourg.
  • Mark Knopfler, Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Ashton Kutcher and Charlize Theron also beat their smoking habit through hypnosis.
  • Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Airlines, used hypnosis to prepare for his round-the-world trip in a hot air balloon.
  • Martha Stewart – Hypnosis eradicated Martha’s recurring nightmares of jail.
  • Sylvester Stallone worked with a hypnotist while filming Rocky in 1975.
  • Mel Gibson underwent hypnosis to help him deal with his problems.
  • Bruce Willis used hypnosis to help stop his stuttering.
  • Michael Jackson sought help with hypnosis to overcome musical mental blocks and to aid relaxation.
  • Daryl Hannah used hypnosis to end her debilitating stage fright.
  • Hollywood actor Aaron Eckhart has credited hypnosis with changing his life forever after he used the practice to give up smoking and alcohol.
  • Kevin Costner flew his personal hypnotist to Hawaii to cure his seasickness.
  • James Earl Jones famous actor and voice of Darth Vader (Star Wars) and Mufasa (Lion King) used hypnosis to overcome stuttering.
  • Dolly Parton, the country singer/song-writer used hypnosis to improve her song writing ability.
  • Mohammed Ali, Tiger Woods, and thousands of professional sports people and Olympic medalists have relied on hypnosis to improve their performance.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Why Study with AICH?


  • Do you want more out of your career?
  • Are you looking for a more satisfying, flexible work/life balance?
  • Do you have a passion for helping people overcome their problems and limitations?
  • Or are you already a therapist looking to add hypnosis or strategic psychotherapy to your toolkit?
  • Or even a practising hypnotherapist that wants to learn Ericksonian hypnosis or formalise your qualification?

AICH can help you to become a qualified hypnotherapist within 12 months with our 10450NAT
Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy.

Hypnotherapy is a fast growing industry with demand increasing every year. Hypnotherapy can be applied anywhere the mind has an influence. Stress and anxiety, pain management, depression, insomnia, performance, addictions, study skills, relationship issues, trauma, phobias and even physical healing and personal change.

Why train with AICH?

Our students tell us that AICH has been the best investment in themselves they have ever made. Click on the video below to learn more about one of our student's success with us.

AICH offers the only cognitive and solutions oriented hypnosis training in Australia. Our Diploma is government accredited and recognised internationally.
Our faculty consists of current industry professionals highly regarded in their fields, and is dedicated to providing hands on learning, ongoing support and extensive study resources.  Our unique approach to brief therapy will be all you need to become a successful practitioner.

Start Your Online Component Today

Rather than waiting for the face-to-face modules to start, 7 of the 12 competencies for the10450NAT Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy can be completed online with access to online videos, resources and text-books sent to you upon enrolment. That means you can start studying anytime, anywhere, at your own pace.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Can you become a hypnotherapist?

You may have been asking yourself that question... can you really see yourself becoming a hypnotherapist? Will you like the techniques, the process, the client relationships? These are all unknowns until to you take yourself to the next step.  We outline a few top queries we receive in this topic and ways we can help solve this for you.

First of all... What is Hypnotherapy?

When using hypnosis, we are dealing with the unconscious mind more than the conscious, rational mind. Most people’s problems don’t make rational sense. We know it is not an appropriate response but we do it anyway. That is because the response is emotionally based. Hypnotherapy works with the unconscious or “emotional” mind where the problem resides, rather than trying to go through the conscious mind. It therefore deals with the problem at the source.Hypnosis is a powerful therapeutic tool, but there is more than one way of going about hypnotherapy. There is traditional, modern, permissive, directive, new age, conversational, cognitive - how do you decide which approach will be right for you?

Why should I study a particular style of Hypnotherapy?

At AICH, we believe in only focusing on techniques and approaches that are proven to get results. We focus on modern Ericksonian hypnosis and the language of hypnotic communication without getting stuck on reading scripts. This allows our graduates achieve better results on a broader range of clients than the average hypnotherapist. 
The therapy part of hypnotherapy is also important to create real change. We teach Cognitive hypnotherapy, working with a person’s thought processes to resolve behavioural and emotional problems. You will learn:
·       A unique system to break down and address any problem that your clients present with
·       To create positive change in a shorter period of time
·       Solution oriented therapy techniques to provide a customised outcome for every client
Strategic questioning to avoid spending therapy time on unnecessary contentEssentially, you are a facilitator in your clients’ healing, guiding them to adopt healthier habits and change their thinking to promote positive change.

What makes a good Hypnotherapist? 

  • Caring and keen to make a difference in the world
  • Curious about the human mind and spirit
  • Goal-oriented and able to find solutions to problems
  • Flexible in their thinking and has resolved issues in their life
  • Able to work independently without much supervision
  • Organised and proactive when running a practice

How do I start working as a Hypnotherapist at the end of the course?

This forms many of our queries in the lead up to starting the course, its a fear of the unknown, however we take many steps during the course to prepare you to enter the world as a qualified and accredited Hypnotherapist at the successful completion of your course. 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How qualified is your NLP trainer?

How well do you know your NLP trainer?

Before you make the decision to undertake an NLP course, you should consider the courses available. Beyond NLP expect you to thoroughly research our course and our teacher before you commit to our training.  It’s a lot of money and time to spend and a costly mistake if you make the wrong choice. 

We are very confident that once you’ve done your research, you’ll be certain that BEYOND NLP’s version of NLP is the best course of its kind in Australia and the best choice for you. 

Beware the untrained trainer.
NLP trainer is an unregulated term and NLP courses are an unregulated field. 
It’s possible to sign up to a course with a trainer who has just started out, with no practical experience.  NLP is complex, and should be taught by a trainer with several years of practical experience as both practitioner and teacher.

Choosing an NLP course should come down to the trainer. 
NLP is an experiential, dynamic concept.  A trainer should have the skills to bring you on a journey, to show clear examples of behaviours needing change and using real people’s reactions and signals to drive the direction of the course. 

This means the audience is truly touched by the learning, as they are a part of it and become active participants rather than a captive audience.  It takes an experienced trainer to have this amount of impact. 

Before you commit, ask where your NLP trainer learned their craft?
BEYOND NLP gives you a trainer who has travelled to the United States and the Erickson Foundation to complete NLP training.

BEYOND NLP’s course material has been influenced by industry leaders including Bill O’Hanlon, Robert Dilts, and Stephen Gilligan.

Our trainer has over 10 years in private practice, has spent hundreds of hours in clinics with real people, and has also run many training courses.

Who would you rather taught your NLP course?

The risks of choosing an underqualified NLP trainer
It is a dangerous undertaking to take on the training of others with limited knowledge.  It’s too easy to generalise without understanding the detail and substance behind the concepts.

Blanket statements like “you attract everything in to your life, so be careful what you wish for”, is a common teaching in many NLP courses. It’s very easy to poke holes in these concepts if you give them even a little thought. 

Yet vulnerable students, wishing to believe their teacher, are reluctant to question what they are being taught. 

A trainer with years of practice, who uses NLP both in their life and to help others, should teach NLP.  Someone who has tried and failed and made mistakes and learned from them. 

BEYOND NLP is different. 
This experience is what our trainer brings to your NLP training.  Not just the overseas training, the international contacts and the depth of knowledge, but the innate knowledge of how NLP works on human behaviour that can only be gained from years of experience. 

What sort of NLP are you looking for?  What sort of teacher?

It’s an easy decision when you think about it.  Our NLP.  Our teacher.

Our next course begins on September 19th.  Join us and experience our NLP.  Be immersed in the difference Our NLP offers.

Call 02 9977 7937 and talk to us or visit http://beyondnlp.com.au/nlp-training-guide/ to receive a copy of our training guide.