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Jenny Lynn talks about Buddhism and how it has informed her practice of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.

This is me speaking now! Buddhism has been part of my life since I was a teenager. Despite all the ups and downs over the years, it has been a constant and my trust and confidence in myself as an individual and as a therapist has been directly informed by my buddhist practice. I share on this call how Buddhism has underpinned my life and work and where my motivation comes from to do what I do. I’m not here just because I like the sound of my own voice, I believe I have something to share that can change people’s lives: and that starts for me with my Buddhist practice. It has been a very private area of my life: not something I have historically shouted about. I feel no compulsion to convert anyone to my faith, and yet, Buddhism has already touched and transformed the lives of many people that I have shared my buddhist insights with, whether they practice or not. I’ll share with you on this call how I believe with deep self conviction and self awareness alone, we can touch the lives of everyone we meet: and that is fundamental of course, when working as a therapist.

Patrick Dieter, Addictions Specialist

Patrick Dieter was my next Teleseminar Guest. Patrick and I spoke for the first time a couple of weeks before this call about his work and his passion in his work. A former (and continuing!) musician, Patrick shared with us his perspective on treating addiction. And what an amazing conversation we had! Patrick has the ability to generate some very fine energy which in itself is the healing force behind so much of our modern malaise. It was a sheer pleasure to talk with him.

Having been on his own journey of recovery from addiction over some 25 years and having had a number of ‘awakenings’ – his word – over his life, Patrick looks at substance and alcohol addiction in quite a unique way. Gone are the reprimands or chastising for not sticking to a 12 step programme. Instead he focusses on the humanity of each and every client he sees in a wholesomely spiritual way – and interestingly, without fluff and otherwordliness and most definitely without using the R word – Religion. Patrick is infinitely down to earth, practical and tactical but will share with us on our next teleseminar, not only his own story, but the ways he reaches into the lives of those he treats for addiction.

Interview with Jack Elias

Jack is a Clinical Hypnotherapist in private practice as well as founder and director of The Institute for Therapeutic Learning in Seattle, WA,  training and certifying Transpersonal Clinical Hypnotherapists since 1988. He also offers dynamic experiential workshops and seminars, and his Finding True Magic courses are eligible for credit at various universities and for CEUs for clinicians.

Jack presents a unique synthesis of Eastern and Western perspectives on the nature of consciousness and communication, teaching simple yet powerful techniques for achieving one’s highest personal and professional goals.

Jack has studied Eastern meditation, philosophy and psychology for 43 years!

Jack’s book, Finding True Magic is used by students, clinicians, and teachers internationally as a holistic approach to Mind/Body healing. It weaves together new and unique perspectives on depth hypnosis, regression therapy, past life therapy, inner child healing, subpersonality dialogue and integration, archetypal transformation, NLP, Ericksonian hypnosis, meditation and prayer techniques, ‘de-hypnosis’, and more. Jack’s work is expanding the art and discipline of hypnotherapy, making personal transformation and rapid healing possible — mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.”

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Interview with Neuro-Developmentalist, Sue Cook.

I have been fascinated with the subject of autism and asperger’s syndrome for many years and curious to understand the nature/nurture aspect of conditions such as these. If someone arrived in your practice with Asperger’s syndrome, would you know how to work with them? Perhaps you’ve already worked with undiagnosed adults with Asperger’s syndrome and your techniques have sadly failed.

Sue gives us some idea why that is that means we may have been barking up the wrong tree by not being able to access our clients’ modality.  Sue describes how neuro developmental delay in children can be so easily corrected with movement which rewires the brain and causes the essential neural connections to be made that help us make sense of the world.  Follow this fascinating interview and see what you can learn from her.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and how and why I came to work with it.

I describe how I believe it’s come to be such a controversial disease, and how the mind and the body have effectively decided to refuse to cooperate with each other. I call upon emerging evidence from the world of PNI that confirms all my observations and analyses in my practice with people with CFS and how and why we need a paradigm shift to work more wholesomely with CFS and many other conditions.

Matt Sison on his passion for Regression Hypnotherapy

Matt and his colleague Randy, have been running intensive bootcamps for several years now and they have attracted attendees from all over to learn their skill.  His passion for what he delivers in his ‘Regression boot camps’, his commitment to therapist development, and the amazing results he facilitates with his clients, makes him for me a man of integrity.  He’ll also be talking a bit about his meditation programme which will be useful for both therapists and clients alike.

Supervision teleseminar with Jenny Lynn.

I take supervision questions from therapists and answers them on a live call. I offer my integrative perspective on issues ranging from ME/CFS to sexual addictions.

Supervision is one of the most important aspects of a therapist’s success.  To be able to reflect on and see your clients with fresh eyes is essential.  This is what a good supervisor should help you with.  Professionally, you are also required usually to have an hour’s supervision per number of client contact hours.  These audio hours that are designed to give you fresh perspective on your clients may be valid as supervision with your professional bodies.  Make sure to check with your specific organisation.

David Moat: How to work with Autism with Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy

I’m privileged to be able to introduce David Moat to you who has been working with Autism for 25 years! When you listen to him speak, you’ll realise if you know anything about the world of autism, that David’s approach is rebellious, sensitive, and above all views autistic people, not as a collection of medico-behavioural symptoms but as human beings.

David treats both families of autistic people and those who suffer on the autistic spectrum integratively.  He shows us how we can conceptualise of autism in a much more humane way and gives us skills and above all, insight into the condition we call autism.



Mind Level membership (Level 1) entitles you to receive the following:

* remote supervision and CPD delivered by teleseminar for some of your case load,* extra knowledge and information on other thereapeutic options somewhere on the mind/body (talk/hypnosis!) continuum

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The teleseminar programme delivered on this level contains the following insights and learning:


February 2011 Stage 1 Counselling skills
Discover how to ‘hold’ your client, create a sacred space of safety, and build empathy and rapport

March 2011         Stage 2 Counselling skills
Discover how to create awareness and insight in your client of their habits and repeating themes exploring how they might take charge

April 2011            Stage 3 Counselling skills
Discover how to encourage your client to change their habits, initiate action, and to stay with the process.

May 2011             4 What is Transference and counter transference?
How to use them therapeutically. Instead of avoiding transference, a Freudian term which describes the personal world that we all live in and how they interact with other worlds, learn how to use transference therapeutically.  This lecture will give you confidence to work beyond the 6 or 12 session model of hypnotherapy you have previously used and to be able to stop being ‘hypnotised’ by your clients dramas.Click here to subscribe.

June 2011           5 Unfocussed listening: developing your intuition.
Sensing your client’s feelings, not being confused by their contradictions. Developing empathy.  As a continuation from transference, developing the presence and silence of unfocussed listening develops the ability to read what your client isn’t saying, to hear unconscious patterns and drivers, and to challenge a client’s conscious reality – without hypnosis.

July 2011             6 Introducing Theory: Psychodynamic versus Humanist Theory
What are theories for?  How do these 2 theories differ and how can we incorporate elements of these psychotherapeutic models into our hypnotherapy practice?

August 2011 7 Self disclosure and being able to challenge clients
The myth around self disclosure is discussed: to do or not to do, that is the question.   Discover also how to use a client’s resistance to for therapeutic benefit and to challenge effectively.
Sept 2011            8 the Myth Of mental ill health
Bringing in the spiritual to the healing journey.  Borrowings from various schools of psychology and religion to describe the therapeutic journey.

October 2011      9 Gestalt v Transactional Analysis
Two schools of theory…explained in short and applied to your hypnotherapy practice.

Nov 2011             10 Catering to the differences in client personality, circumstances and life style
How to assess where your client is fast, and use appropriate strategy.

Dec 2011              11 Guided Affective Imagery
Mmuch underused visualisation technique in psychotherapy. I’ll be discussing the process and variations in how to use it.

January 2012      12 Cognitive Behavioural Counselling and it’s predecessor, REBT
Discover which kinds of clients respond best to CBT or REBT and how to weave elements of it into your hypnotherapy practice.

Included in your subscription is:

* 1 monthly supervision/CPD* audio broadcast from Jenny Lynn (listed above)

* 1 monthly audio broadcast from a guest speaker (see Calendar)

* Access to all the backdated audios from October 2010

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