The way most hypnosis professionals approach the hypnotic intake often tends to do more damage than it does good. It often leads clients further down the rabbit hole, believing their problem is too big or too challenging to solve. But what if there was a way you could gather the information you need to create positive, impactful, effective change without leaving your client feeling that their problem is a ‘lost cause.’
In today’s episode, I share two powerful formulas for flexible hypnosis. I discuss how asking your clients four simple questions during the hypnotic intake process can provide you with all of the information you need to create powerful results. I share the inspiration behind the Hypnotic Worker Adjustment Forumla, how this 3-point formula works, and how you can apply it to your in-person and online hypnosis sessions. I also explain why I like to use instant induction techniques and why it’s essential for hypnosis professionals to understand the ‘how’ and ‘why’ behind the hypnosis work they do with their clients.
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“The intake is not just ‘let me find out everything wrong and see where we’re going to go in the session.’ The intake itself also has quite a bit to do with the actual change process getting into motion.” – Jason Linett
- Four simple questions you should ask clients during your hypnotic intake process
- How your current intake questions could be standing in the way of the hypnotic change process
- The inspiration behind The Hypnotic Worker Adjustment Formula
- How to apply the Hypnotic Worker Adjustment Formula to your in-person and online hypnosis sessions
- Why I like the instant induction
- The importance of understanding the how and why behind the hypnosis work you do
Simple Work Smart Intake Questions:
- What are you doing now?
- What would you rather be doing?
- How are you feeling now?
- How would you rather be feeling?
3-Points of the Hypnotic Worker Adjustment Formula:
- What’s the thing?
- What’s the thing’s higher purpose?
- What’s another thing for the same purpose?
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This is the Work Smart Hypnosis Podcast, session number 378. Two formulas for flexible hypnosis. Welcome to the Work Smart Hypnosis Podcast with Jason Lynette, your professional resource for hypnosis training and outstanding business success. Here’s your host, Jason Lynette. Jason Lynette here. And so good to have you listening here once again, and recently we just wrapped.
The Due Hypnosis Anywhere event. This was the five Day Challenge for Confident Online Hypnosis. Now, the cool thing is you could actually head over right now to do hypnosis anywhere.com and read all about an event. That has already happened. However, uh, we did archive it and actually, as of now, you can actually go ahead and sign up for do hypnosis anywhere.com and get instant on demand access to the entire event.
Now, I wanted to take today though, to actually showcase two specific things. That I taught on the fifth day of the event, which as I’m now recording this a couple of days after everything has wrapped up, at least in real time. These are two of the things that I’ve received some of the best feedback on, which surprisingly may seem to be extremely simple.
However, so often people get caught up in rigid protocols or scripted techniques and have this issue with letting their hypnotic work become even more flexible. So yes, you could head over as you should to do hypnosis anywhere.com and for really just $27 get access to the entire event. And if I can say so here now, uh, you can actually go through the event even faster now that it’s all on demand.
You don’t have to like, One day at a time, as the other 700 people did as the event played out, you get instant on demand access. Every word of it has been transcribed. And today, let me just kind of peel back the curtain and go ahead and share with you two of the simplest things that people saw. Some of the greatest benefit from, specifically two formulas for flexible hypnosis, which.
Sounds like a really great title for an episode. So, hey, let’s dive in. Here we go. Session number 370. Two formulas for flexible hypnosis.
Let’s kick this off by leading with the big four questions. Now, for those of you that maybe have gone through a full certification training with me, or perhaps you’re already a member of a program like hypnotic workers.com, this is something that’s embedded inside of the intake strategy that we’ve now nicknamed the work.
Intake not for the sake of taking something standard and suddenly slapping a brand new name on it. There’s enough of that already in our lovely little hypnotic world, but more so because the way that most people approach the hypnotic intake, unfortunately, in my opinion, does more damage. Then it does more good.
And I mean, here’s a bit of the characterization of what I see of a lot of the workout there. Uh, I’m now the hypnotist, you’re now my client. And it kind of takes on this respect of, let’s now sit with each other for an hour and have you completely unravel this story as to how difficult things have been.
Unfortunately further aggravating this idea that this thing is too impossible to be solved. So now that we’ve spent a full hour talking about how difficult this has been, let me now finally have you close your eyes and kind of jump into the hypnotic work from the relatively negative context of, Wow, that sounds impossible.
Close your eyes. Let’s see if we can now. . I mean, the equivalent of this in stage hypnosis would be let’s get everyone in the audience extremely excited. Now that we’ve got them excited and wanting to volunteer, let’s bring them up on stage and then do the world’s most boring, progressive muscle relaxation induction for way too long.
And then wonder why we couldn’t quite get those volunteers animated. Once again, do, do you see how there’s a dis. So embedded inside of what I call the work smart intake is this formula that really is there to. Subconsciously train your client to speak in code and reveal to you what techniques they actually need in order to affect change.
And this is where, And never for the sake of rushing through everything. No, not at all. This is where you might be surprised that yes, sometimes the intake takes a full half hour, 45 minutes, or even. Upwards of an hour if it needs to be that long. And there have been some other moments on the other side of things where perhaps that intake was done and accomplished in a matter of 10 to 12 minutes, never for the sake of again, rushing or speeding through it, but instead because.
You know what I got what I need, because what it really comes around to are four simple questions and honestly, your intake could become these four questions. I tend to prefer a little bit more nuance to it, but it’s as soon as you have the answers to these four questions, you really do have the ability to begin and at least start to draw a line between the things you’ve talked about with your.
As well as the individual methods and techniques, the things you’re going to say to them inside of the hypnotic process. So here are the big four questions. What are you doing now? What would you rather be doing? How are you feeling now? How would you rather be feeling? And yes, that is extremely simple.
Yet you would be surprised how often the intake process, even for people who have been doing this work for quite some time, just kind of drags and further exaggerates the intensity of the problem. And unless there’s a specific reason as to why you’re doing that. You may actually be standing in the way of the hypnotic change process.
So yes, throughout this we’re gonna be, as the language is chunking down into specifics, chunking up into value-based statements. But really as soon as we have the answers as to what are you doing now? What would you rather be doing? How are you feeling now? How would you rather be feeling? And, and I mentioned this because so often that intake.
Dives a little too heavily into the past, really spends so much time, you know, twisting the knife of the pain of the difficulty, which yes, we do need to keep track of the before yet. What’s so often missing is getting into that after. What’s it gonna be like? As this is gone, how would you rather be feeling?
And as you’re feeling that way, what are those things you would rather be doing? And this was one of those things that I’ve already received a couple a dozen emails, at least, uh, two of the two dozen so far as to how. People have gone through this Do Hypnosis anywhere.com challenge event and already diving into client sessions, already working with people, whe whether it’s online or whether it’s even in person, how there’s this greater specificity to the work that they’re doing, and that’s kind of the reason why.
I wanted to take this time for this week’s episode just to kind of, again, pull something out of what we shared during this event, and by doing so, help to bring some greater clarity to the work that you are doing. So as you’re approaching your sessions, as you’re in that process, recognize that the intake is not just, the intake is not just let me, you know, find out everything wrong and see where we’re gonna go in the session.
The, the intake itself. Also has quite a bit to do with the actual change process, getting into motion. And by doing so, by doing so, having this ability to have a better understanding as to exactly what we ought to do, why we ought to do it, and exactly how to proceed with that session. So one more time.
What are you doing now? What would you rather be doing followed by? How are you feeling? And how would you rather be feeling? H here’s what’s, dare I say fun about this? Uh, for those of you that are relatively brand new to hypnosis, this already perhaps seems extremely obvious. And, and this is what we mean when we often say breaking that line of standing upon tradition doing things just because our instructors said they were important.
And instead, let’s just bring a modernization to the work that we do. And, and by doing so, See a greater sense of clarity of the work that we ought to be doing as hypnotists. But hey, this week’s episode is not just one formula for flexible hypnosis. Oh no, my friends. This is two formulas, for Flexible Hypnosis.
And honestly, what I’m about to share is something that I’ve been doing for years and just for the sake of having a name on it, to draw a bit of a reference, this is a three point formula. I’m about to share that. Yes. We finally slapped a name on it. Why not? Here it is the official Hypnotic Worker adjustment formula.
And the backstory to this, Well, first of all, hypnotic workers is my entire hypnosis training in digital access format. It’s everything from inductions to techniques you won’t find anywhere else to real client demonstrations from genuinely walking in the door to walking out the door. Every bit of it transcribed for modeling and a phenomenon based approach to change.
You could find out all the details [email protected] And by the way, there’s a brand new, really cool video on that page too, so check that [email protected] This this whole adjustment formula thing, though, where this came from is this kind of com compartmentalizing of techniques. this idea that this thing is for this and this thing is for that or the, the scenario that so often people would get themselves into of feeling stuck that, okay, so here’s this technique and let’s say in the context of this recent do Hypnosis anywhere event would be that, well, yeah, but in the online session I might not be able to see their hand, therefore I cannot do the idiomotor response.
Or perhaps here is an instant induction, which by the way, I got some phenomenal feedback from what happened on the day six bonus q and a of the Do Hypnosis Anywhere event as to a complete unraveling as to what makes the incident induction work. And even so how Yes, indeed, you could actually make it.
For an online session. However, I present every reason why you could and you should, and every reason why perhaps you might choose another route. And as a bit of a preview of that, well, here it is, the Hypnotic Worker Adjustment formula. I’m gonna give you the very short version of it. I’m gonna give you, here come the air quotes, the script, and then we’re gonna simplify it even further.
So here’s the three point formula. Point one. What’s the. Point two , what’s the things, higher purpose 0.3. What’s another thing for the same purpose? Let me hit you with that one more time. Point one, what’s the thing? Point two, what’s the things? Higher purpose and 0.3, what’s another thing for the same purpose?
So if you want a little bit more language inside of this though, these are not necessarily words that we say to our clients. These are questions we ask ourselves to make some very simple modifications. That’s the title for this week’s episode. Flexible Hypnosis. What thing do I need to do? And did you hear the air quotes around the word need?
It was very intentional there. What thing do I need to do? What does that thing accomplish? What else can accomplish that thing? Which once again, the core formula here is thing. Things, higher purpose. Other thing for the same purpose. Now this, this, I have to tell you has, you know, implications far beyond online hypnosis, Let’s say, and I’ve had a client like this many years ago.
They were blind since birth. And you actually can do the Ipsy the first step. Let’s say if a Dave Alman induction. With someone without vision because if they have muscular control over the eyelid muscles, well they can still squeeze them down even though they might not be able to see, they can still feel the fact that they cannot open and close them, and therefore we can still do the small muscle epilepsy.
And that’s the thing. Yet, what if it’s a person who by way of an injury, no longer has muscular control over those eyelid muscle? And it doesn’t mean, Oh no, you can’t do this thing. No, it means what’s another thing? Well, what’s the things how your purpose, Well, step one of a Dave Alman induction is not eye lock.
It’s instead, as I just said, small muscle epilepsy. And this is where, what’s another thing? For the same purpose. I could make the finger stiffen rigid. I could make it so the more you try. Flex that finger. It just relaxes even further. We can do it with a toe, we can do it with another group of small muscles.
So again, there’s so many different variations. There’s so many different options. So let, let’s stick with this example of a Dave Alman induction, which even if you’re not yet familiar with it, You know, it’s a big part of the philosophy of hypnotic workers, not just that technique itself, but breaking things down into process.
So we know the how and the why beneath it. And even if you feel you already know that induction, how it really can become a whole masterclass and hypnotic tonality and embedded nlp, you know, embedded commands inside of it towards influential language, and using your words, your tonality to direct towards the result you.
as opposed to the result you, uh, don’t want . So if it’s the moment of the floppy arm as it’s lovingly referred to as, I’m gonna pick up that arm and let it just plop down. Well, if it’s an online session, let’s run the formula. What’s the hypnotic workers adjustment formula? What’s the thing? The floppy arm drop?
What’s the things higher purpose? Well, actually that one’s gonna sound familiar, is not just small muscle catay, but No, it’s large muscle cata. It was another thing for the same purpose. Well, I can make the arms different, Rigid. Let’s run this as an example off of the instant induction. Here’s one part of the really big second we did on the q and a for the Do Hypnosis Anywhere event.
For those that already have that, go watch the q and a. I believe it hits at about the um, 65 minute mark of the day, six q and a. Or if you haven’t yet joined that again, you know where to go. Do hypnosis anywhere.com. It’s the day six Q and A. What’s the thing? The instant in. What’s the things higher purpose?
Well, not to go extremely philosophical here, The reason why I like an instant induction notice why that I just said I like it. I did not say notice the reason why. It’s the only thing I use. No, no. The reason why I like the instant induction is that it models a rapid state shift. In a matter of moments, they have gone from normal everyday consciousness into deep hypnotic state.
I mean in a second or two with an instant induction. And the reason why I will make use of that, and it becomes actually part of the change process, not just. A hypno stat, not just, um, method for creating the hypnotic state is that in my world, it really embodies how rapidly people can create change. When you think about major life transformations, these are things that happen in just a few moments, and if I can have you instantly go into hypnosis in a matter of seconds, that now becomes a reference.
Towards just how quickly you can shift a set of belief systems, shift a set of behaviors around that specific issue that you’ve now hired me to help you with. Oh man, we just got deep on an instant induction, didn’t we? Well, that’s in my world, the things higher purpose, and if that’s the case, it turns out there’s a whole bunch of other techniques.
that satisfy that same purpose. Now, the other techniques might not necessarily be another hypnotic induction, but guess what that means? It means we could use another hypnotic induction and then use another specific method of change as a means to achieve that things higher purpose. This is going a whole lot more philosophical than I think some of you expected this to go yet.
This is kind of the big point is to really looking at the work that you do and understanding the how and the why beneath it. It’s not just a matter of the techniques. It’s not just a matter of, I learned this and I’m really, really like using this. It’s instead looking inside of the methods. And understanding just how flexible all of this becomes.
So let’s bring this on home with a quick reiteration of what we’ve covered here today. Here is the big four questions that as you really focus on getting the biggest impact out of these four questions inside of your intake, you’ve already got the change in motion even before the hypnotic process technically begins.
How do you feel now? How would you rather be feeling? What are those things you’re doing now? What are those things you’d rather be doing? Once we have that clear understanding, we now see the point where it’s not about keeping them in the intake so long, so it feels as if they’ve gotten their money’s worth and some of you smirk.
But I have heard that sitting in workshops myself, no. Once we have those key elements, it already begins to connect the dots in terms of exactly what it is we need to work. And then for every technique you would hold to be dear and believe it has to be done this specific way, pull back and run that hypnotic worker adjustment formula.
What’s the thing? What’s the things higher purpose and what’s another thing for the same purpose?
Jason Lynette here once again, and as always, thank you so much for interacting with this program, for leaving your reviews online and keeping this conversation. Inside of our private work, smart hypnosis community, and once again, the event may have already passed. But that does mean you can actually get instant on demand access to the entire thing right [email protected]
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