The DTI Pattern You Should Do With Every Client


The Future Self Deep Trance Identification Pattern 

This technique is a powerful method for formating your client's unconscious mind for success.  It invites them to dream into who they really want to be even beyond the change they want to acheive with you.  Most importantly it pulls them irresistably through the change process.  


1. Invite the client to create an image of their future self.  This is the version of them who has experienced the change for so long that they barely remember having the issue (or not being this way).  Draw their attention to the future self's breathing, facial expression, gestures and posture.  

2. Have the client step out of herself and notice both future self and present sef.  Now have the client step into the future self.  

3.  Build up the experience of the future self by eliciting the physiology, map of the world, thoughts, feelings, rules, values, archetype, wisdom, and next...

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The GRIT Induction


The Goal Repetition Induction Technique comes from Stephen Gilligan and is a lovely induction to use with friends.  Not only is great for the "hypnotee" but it also allows you to practice your free form trance skills. We teach this induction to all of our NLP Master Practitioner classes.   

The Steps: 

  • Ask your partner to come up with a goal. Help him or her to state that goal in a single statement that is evocative.  Ex "I am flowing into creativity" 

  • Ask him to begin repeating the goal, one word for each breath "I - am - flowing - into - creativity" 

  • When he is comfortable begin to weave a trance induction into his goal " I - you - AM - you are - FLOWING - flow in - TO - to one"  


  1. This is a great induction for you to practice your free-form hypnotic language skills in a controlled environment.  Use tonality and sometimes say nothing.  Other times speak over your partner.

  2. Slow your partner down...

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Parts Negotiation and Cravings- A Case Study

hypnosis nlp stop smoking Feb 27, 2016

The following is a case study from a stop smoking session I ran a few weeks ago.  This was not my typical session as the client was very familiar with the coaching process.  He was a deep trance client which always makes for interesting and fun sessions.  

As you'll see, the interesting thing about this session was that the bulk of the change work occured as we worked through the cravings.  We went from a typical craving buster into a parts negotiation.  If you are familiar with NLP techniques, you will recognize the negotiation as a 6 Step Reframe.  

 The 6 Step Reframe as a Craving Buster - A Case Study

I recently had a smoking cessation client come to my office. When he arrived he was visibly nervous, now I ask all my stop smoking clients to smoke their last cigarette the night before our session and this client had complied with my request, however it was clear from his state that not having his regular cigarettes through the day had...

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The Michael Phelps Pattern


Last week we posted a blog about acheiving Personal Excellence.  This is an area of great interest for hypnotists and coaches both for ourselves and our clients.  Many of us got into this field because we personally experienced the power of hypnosis.  Today I want to share with you another pattern to help you on your personal path to excellence as well as something you can share with your clients to help them in acheiving their goals.  This strategy was the pattern of emotions and behaviors that helped Michael Phelps win 8 Olympic medals.  

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3 Secrets Hypnosis Trainers Don't Tell You About Running Sessions On Skype

coaching hypnosis skype Feb 16, 2016

When I first started working with clients on Skype I thought it was going to be easy because it was the same as working with a client in person.  

I was WRONG!  

Not terribly wrong, it was after all not too different from in person sessions.  However there were some key elements of running virtual seessions that just aren't a consideration when doing in person work.  Once you address these differences the sessions become even easier.  

The interesting thing is I have seen a lot of disscusion from students and other trainers about virtual sessions and no one seems to directly address these issues.  So I thought I would put it out there to help any practitioners interested in running Skype sessions or who already are.   

Skype sessions can be a great way to stretch your sklls, make connections around the world, and of course it is fun and professionally rewarding.  

Happy Skyping!  


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