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Online Distance Learning Program

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Elman Hypnotherapy: Beyond the Basics
with Tim Brunson PhD

You may begin this course at anytime and work at your own pace.

Lesson 1: Introducing the Elman Technique
  • Who was David Elman?
  • Why is Elman Hypnotherapy relevant today?
  • What is the basic Elman technique?
  • How to study hypnosis.

Lesson 2: Concepts I
  • What is hypnosis?
  • What are the four states and six signs of hypnosis?
  • What is selective thinking, physical and mental relaxation?
  • What is the role of suggestion?
  • What is the difference between somnambulism and the coma state?
  • Why is fear important?
  • How do you test for hypnosis?

Lesson 3: Concepts II
  • How do you perform compounding and deepening?
  • How do you overcome resistance?
  • How do you work with blind people?
  • What are the differences between working with recalcitrant children, other children, and adults?

Lesson 4: The Magic of Waking Hypnosis
  • What is Waking Hypnosis?
  • What is the difference between Waking Hypnosis and Waking Suggestion?
  • How does Waking Hypnosis work?
  • What are the medical and dental applications of Waking Hypnosis?
  • How do you use a "magic spot"?
  • How can I change the will to die to a will to live?

Lesson 5: The Secret of Compounding
  • How does delayed suggestion relate to compounding?
  • What are the prerequistites for compounding?
  • What is the difference between true and false somnambulism?
  • How is compounding done?

Lesson 6: Hypnotic Coma: The Ultimate Trance
  • How was Hypnotic Coma discovered?
  • What are the states below somnambulism?
  • What is the structure of a Hypnotic Coma session?
  • How are post hypnotic suggestions given and triggered?
  • How do you recover from a Hypnotic Coma?
  • How do you test for Hypnotic Coma?
  • What is the role of fear?

Lesson 7: Techniques I
  • Inductions
  • Hypnotizing by doing nothing
  • Drinking water technique
  • Hand Shake Technique
  • Autosuggestion

Lesson 8: Techniques II
  • Rigid Finger
  • Telephone number amnesia
  • Monroe Technique
  • Hypnosis in the sleep state

Lesson 9: Applications I
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Child Birth
  • The extraction of dream material
  • Frigidity
  • Hypnoanesthesia
  • Hypnoanalysis
  • Migraines
  • Ideomotor Response

Lesson 10: Applications II
  • Impotence
  • Illnesses
  • Sterility
  • Pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Pre-Operative
  • Stage Fright
  • Stuttering

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