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Introduction to Hypnosis Certification Distance Learning Course

Hello, everybody. Hey, this is Cal Banyan. I'm a certified hypnotist. And I want to talk to you about something today that's really important. Are you thinking about coming into the profession of hypnosis? Are you already in the profession and want to take your practice to the next level? What I want to talk to you about today is our distance course for hypnosis certification.

This package has been years and years in the making. We've taught hundreds of hypnotists around the world about how to become the best of the best. The 1%ers, as we like to call it, the best in the profession. I personally have conducted thousands of hypnosis sessions, and I have supervised and taught people who have done thousands and thousands more. Really, coming into the profession of hypnotism is one of the most satisfying things you can do. Perhaps you want to do a career change. Or perhaps you're in a helping profession and you want to add hypnosis to your toolbox. Either way, our distance learning course is really the way to go. Let me tell you why.

It's really all about having the skills that it takes to help your clients transform their life. To do it with confidence and to really have that breadth of experience with a number of different techniques. And we've put together what I think is probably the ultimate distance learning course. And I'm going to run through some of the items. But the most important things for you to really get out of this short video is that if you want the skills, if you want the confidence, if you want the reference materials to be able to work with a broad array of issues that clients typically turn to hypnosis for, then you cannot do better than the Banyan Distance Certification Course. Alright, with so many materials in this, I think you're going to be overwhelmed with the value that we're presenting to you today.

Now, one of the very first things I want to talk about is hypnosis starts with being able to do a professional induction. And in this video... it's two videos. One is on rapid inductions, one is instant inductions. I talk to you about what you need to do to prepare a client for the hypnosis session and how to do the modern Elman-Banyan induction, or a number, about five, six, seven different instant inductions, so that you can get past the inducing of the hypnosis and into the real work that you want to do with your client. Also included is my very, very popular hypnosis book, "Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy: Basic to Advanced Techniques for the Professional," co-authored with Gerald F. Kein. This has been, like, in the top 10 bestseller list for hypnosis on Amazon.com for years and years. And the reason is it's a very step-by-step book in plain English on how to prepare your office, how to prepare your clients, and how to do excellent inductions, how to do direct suggestion, age regression work, and more.

This will be your constant reference book. I have people tell me that they've gone through this book as many as six times. They have highlighted it so many times that every page is just completely highlighted. It is a great, great reference book for what you're going to learn in the course. Now, really the heart of the course is these two sets of DVDs and CDs. This is a comprehensive course. This is a DVD series that was recorded over a six-day course. Now, in there, I go over the basics, and then I get right into the advanced work. And in addition to learning advanced hypnosis techniques, you're going to learn 5-PATH®. Now, 5-PATH® is, I think, a breakthrough in the field of hypnosis. As a matter of fact, it's the only system of hypnosis that is recognized as a special interest group by the National Guild of Hypnotists. This is one of the things that will separate you from the other hypnotists, whether they've gone through a distance learning course or they've gone through a live course. This is the heart of the program. Learn 5-PATH®.

You're also going to find that having these DVDs to review over and over is going to be an incredible value, especially since in here, in addition to me just lecturing and talking about the different phases of 5-PATH®, and how to do hypnosis, there's two examples of me doing the work with two different clients. And after I show the videos of how I do the work, then I go through, with the class, step by step, what I did. So it's the old tell, show, kind of way of doing it. I tell you what to do, I show you what I do, and then I explain once again and answer questions about what I did. And so there's no better way. And there's just a huge amount of information on this DVD set. This covers six days of training on basic and advanced hypnosis. One of the things I talk about in our series is the importance of preparing our hypnosis clients for the session. And in the DVD series I just showed you, I talk about my truth about hypnosis pre-talk DVD set. In our office, we actually have clients watch this DVD set so that they can prepare. It's about 20 minutes long. And they watch that DVD, and it answers 99% of the questions that most people have. Our experience is that anyone of normal intelligence willing to follow instructions could be hypnotized once they've been properly prepared. And you can let me do the preparation for all your clients in the future.

One of the huge differences between my course and many of the other courses out there is we have a lot of exclusive. 5-PATH® is exclusive. We're the only ones that have it. The other thing is the secret language of feelings. Now, The Secret Language of Feelings, this book and some other DVDs that go with it really explain why people do the work. Most hypnotists work on the idea of changing patterns and changing habits. Well, we do that, too, but we take it another step further, and really talk about the emotional component of why people do what they do. The funny thing is, people pretty much know how they should behave and what they should be doing. But ironically, they don't do that. They do what they feel like doing. And if we don't change how they feel inside, we're not going to get long-lasting results.

In addition to that book, we have a couple of educative DVD sets that we use for showing our clients. They're both included in the course. One is The Secret Language of Feelings and weight loss, and the other one is The Secret Language of Feelings, addictions, obsessions, and compulsions. Now, after we show the pre-talk video, if our clients are in for what we call the too much behaviors -- eating too much, drinking too much, smoking too much, and so on -- then we'll show them one of these DVDs so that they can get an understanding of why you're going to be doing 5-PATH® and the emotionally based work that you'll be doing, which includes age regression. Let me talk a little about 5-PATH® in a nutshell. 5-PATH® is a five phased approach. Not a five session approach. You may be able to do 5-PATH® in a matter of three sessions, or it may take five, six, seven, eight sessions to do it.

In Phase 1, you actually learn to be able to prepare your client for the session, hypnotize someone to the proper level of hypnosis, test them to make sure that they've reached that level of hypnosis, and then to convince the individual that they're hypnotized. This is a huge breakthrough in the profession of hypnosis. People who realize that they're hypnotized do better.

Now, then we go into the age regression, age progression. With this, we're able to actually uncover the cause of the problem and neutralize it in the subconscious mind, where it is buried from the past. Once we do that, we can do age progression work, where we could take them into their probable future and show them how life is going to be now that we've neutralized that. And it creates that mental expectation of success.

In Phases 3 and 4, we work with guilt and anger. One of the reasons why people do these things that make them have problems, such as eating too much, drinking too much, smoking too much, or having erroneously based fears and anxieties and those kinds of things, is because something happened to them in their past. And as we revisit that and neutralize it in the age regression, the client becomes aware of this, if they weren't already aware of it. And they may have feelings of anger towards that individual, or they may feel guilty about how they've contributed to the situation since then. And so with Phases 3 and 4, we're able to go in and neutralize those feelings.

Now, what's really, really important here -- and most hypnotists never get this level of understanding -- is those are called insight work, which means at the deepest level of their consciousness, they're going to have that "aha" experience. Epiphany, you see? And what that does is they now know, in that part of their subconscious mind that holds their past experience, what they know now. And that "aha" back then forces the subconscious mind to re-organize around this new information. And what that does, it puts them into a heightened state of suggestibility, even more powerful than somnambulism. And the suggestions that we give them that are consistent with the insights they just had are permanent, and they can last a lifetime. Very powerful thing.

Now, some people have what's called secondary gain issues. And that means they're reluctant to give up the old problem, or old symptomology, or whatever they came in to see you about, because they've adapted to it in some way in their life, and now it actually has some good sides to it. It looks like every cloud has a silver lining. They've learned to benefit, in some way, from the problem. And if they get better, then they lose that benefit. That's called secondary gain.

5-PATH® is the only system of hypnosis that actually has a system for neutralizing secondary gain. Not everybody has it. But in the 5-PATH® system, we learn how to recognize it when it exists and neutralize it so that your client can be free to make the positive change that he or she came in to see you about. So, that's why our training either live or the distance course, is very different. Now, I've got a few more things I want to talk about that come with the course. The Hypnotic Seashore CD, this is music and ocean mixed together in a very special way -- I explain it in the course -- to help people relax and help to overcome or mask some of the noises that go on in the background. This is what we use in our hypnosis offices.

Also, two of the most important things you're going to probably see when you first get started... and maybe always, it depends. Some people want to be a generalist, and if you're a generalist, you're definitely going to want to know how to help people stop smoking and lose weight. And these two audio programs, what I'm doing here is I'm taking one of our graduates who is going into our internship program, and sitting down with them and telling them exactly how to apply five path to help people stop smoking and also to lose weight. And that's one of the things I'm really famous for, is our weight loss program. Myself, I've lost a lot of weight with hypnosis and exercise. And let me tell you what, you know, there's a lot of people out there that are not walking the walk. Cal Banyan, he walks the walk. I do what I teach. I do it in sessions. I do it in classes. And I use it in my life. So here you go. This is how you would use 5-PATH® for weight loss and for helping people stop smoking.

When you first get started in your business, you've got to set up your office, you've got to take phone calls, you need to know how to answer those calls and turn them into appointments. That's what this set is all about. It is a book with all of the forms that we use, all the letters that we send off to people. For example, once you've made an appointment with a client, you want to send them off a letter letting them know what your policies are. If you get someone that has a medical condition, you want to send off a letter to the doctor to make sure that it's okay for you to work with them. All of that introductory paperwork is in here, including checklists of what to do when you get a phone call, either the first phone call or when the client comes in for the first time. Checklists, step by step, what you do on subsequent appointments, and so on.

Plus, as a special thing, Maureen Banyan, my wife, who's also the general manager here, who's booked thousands of hypnosis sessions, has a CD on here where she takes you step by step through the process of answering the phone, getting appointments, making appointments that stick, so that you don't get people who don't show up. And also, if you want to help people book four, five appointments all at one time. No sense in getting the training on how to do the hypnosis if you don't get the training on how to set up your business for success. And so that's our Business Start-up Pack. Also, Turn Your Hypnosis Practice into a Gold Mine. This audio program is me talking about the things that you can do to get that phone to ring. And included in it is the Banyan Five Star model of building your business. Hypnotists, a lot of times, you know, we're good folks, we want to help people, but we don't really have the business background. Well, out of necessity, over the 12 or 13 or more years that we've been running a busy hypnosis center, we've had to learn how to get that phone to ring. And a lot of that information is right there. If you get this, if you begin to use even half of the information here, you're going to have a busy hypnosis practice.

And that's really what it's about. If you don't have people walking through the door to see you, you're not going to be able to help people. And you're not going to have, really, the lifestyle that you deserve for being a helping professional

Alright, it's all about getting the right training so that you have the skills and the confidence to really do the work, and to have the most updated information. There's a lot of hypnotists out there that, well, gosh, their work is antiquated. Still their primary way of doing hypnosis is a progressive relaxation. Or they don't do depth testing, or they don't use convincers, or they really don't have a system of hypnosis that works for, you know, ninety percent plus of the things that come in. When you go through our distance learning course, that's what you're going to have. And when you graduate, you can take an exam if you want and be certified as a 5-PATH® hypnotist. But it doesn't end there. You become one of us. And we have an online support group for you. Our phone is available to you. We answer emails. We've long said that our success comes from your success. And we are really invested in you being successful in this profession. And when we help you become successful, that means we're helping people all around the world to a better lifestyle, more happiness, and it builds the profession, as well, which is what it's really all about for me.

Okay, well, that's it. If you have any questions, you can always give us a call. You can go to the website. There's tons and tons more information. You're going to find out that the more you learn about this course, the more you're going to love it, and the more you're going to want to have it right away. But that's it for now. Cal Banyan signing off.

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