The Most Critical Mistake Many Hypnotists Make

Filed under: Hypnosis Training

You know what bugs us about weak hypnosis training? 

There is one nagging mistake that so many hypnotists make without realizing it, but it’s the only thing keeping them from becoming a truly masterful hypnotist.

In this blog post, we’ll explain what it is so you won’t ever make (or repeat) this mistake.

We’ll talk about:

  • How hypnosis is a psychodynamic loop of communication, and you can’t escape from actively interacting with your client or subject.
  • Why calibration is so crucial for hypnosis and how to not miss out on any important information your subject gives you.
  • How to learn the foundational principles of hypnosis at the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy and learn all the skills necessary to become a world-class hypnotist.

Hypnosis is a Psychodynamic Loop

In simpler terms, hypnosis is an interactive experience. It usually consists of a hypnotist working with a willing subject, and it’s an active process on both ends. This psychodynamic loop is marked by continuous communication, which travels back and forth between both parties.

It’s extremely important to realize that hypnosis is much more like a conversation than a thing you do to someone.

The notion that the hypnotist is the one in control and the subject just accepts his commands without question is outdated and ridiculous. It implies the subject is merely a passive element of this interaction, and that he simply receives magical suggestions that will miraculously solve whatever problem he has.

That’s why we strongly advise against the use of hypnosis scripts - at least when it comes to working with a client. Scripts can be great learning tools. But spontaneous interactions between people are not scripted. So if hypnosis is an interactive experience, like a conversation, how can you rely on a script to help anyone make changes?

You can use scripts as training wheels. You’ll find effective hypnosis principles and powerful language patterns in them, so they can be a tool for study. But in a client session, they must not be used as a replacement for doing actual hypnosis. In this situation, every word you say must be your own.

Calibration - The Key to Good Hypnotherapy

Calibration is not just important for anything related to hypnosis, it’s crucial.

The ability to calibrate is what sets mediocre hypnotists apart from the truly skilled ones. If you’re not able to tell what’s going on with the subject who is in front of you, you’re going against the very essence of hypnosis, which, as we explained, is an interactive experience.

Calibration boils down to being able to get appropriate feedback from the subject. Observe how they respond to whatever you’re doing, then adjust your instructions accordingly. This implies flexibility of behavior, something you can’t have when you’re just reading a script at someone.

To sum up. you need to be able to SEE and HEAR the hypnosis subject in order to gauge their response to see how well things are going. You’re not just talking endlessly at the person, it’s a psychodynamic loop of communication.

Click here to fully understand calibration, and how to always spot the signs that will tell you what to do and when.


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Hopefully, by now, we’ve made it clear how hypnosis involves interaction and communication. A hypnosis session where the flow of communication goes only one way is barely hypnosis at all.

We find it extremely important that all of our students understand this before attempting anything with hypnosis, which leads us to the email that motivated this post.

A few days ago, a customer sent us an email asking for a refund on the Mindscaping course she had bought just two days before. The refund is not the problem. Of course we’ll give you your money back if you’re not satisfied with the product. But the real issue that caught our attention was the reason for her dissatisfaction.

The reason she wanted her money back is because she did not realize that, for this technique, she would have to hear what her clients say during the online session. Her understanding of a hypnotherapy process was clearly so out of place she thought she wouldn’t have to interact with her clients at all!

We aren’t mocking or chastising her or anyone for thinking like this. Her misunderstanding is likely due to poor training and a lack of foundational knowledge in hypnosis she probably isn’t aware of. But the result is such poor quality work that it needs to be addressed.

We think that even if you’ve received poor foundational training and were taught to just read scripts at people, you deserve to improve your skills and become the great hypnotist you have the potential to be.

First, we need to raise awareness to the issue. That’s what this blog post is for. If what we described as extremely low-quality work is what you’ve been doing, please realize that it needs to change now.

When you realize you deserve to receive training that will raise you to the standards of the most skilled hypnotists in the world, we’d like to invite you to join us at the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy (MMHA).

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At the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy, we don’t teach you to read hypnosis scripts at people. Instead, we’ll show you the fundamental principles of hypnosis so you can achieve anything you want. 

Some of the most brilliant hypnotists in the world have trained with us, and in our online community, we’ll be eager to share with you everything we know. 

You can get started with MMHA for free without any payment details. It’s the easiest way to start learning hypnosis today.

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