Transcript from a Demo Hypnotic Session using PCW

Nick Kemp – Provocative Change Works

Transcript of a Demo Hypnotic Session

Budapest 2014

Nick had worked with her in a provocative and humorous way as a precursor to this part of the session.  The intention of this transcript is to have a visual reference for the questions and structure of the hypnotic ending portion of this session so that it’s easier for students to learn it and improvise from it, as needed.

Nick – So if you close your eyes…

            If you think about this…

            If you think about the whole thing now…

            What’s the whole thing like?

            As you think about it now?

Client – (Long pause) A bit scary and at the same time… but at the same time exciting

Nick – Which is more present, the scary or the exciting?

Client – More the scary character

Nick – Well, what’s wrong with that?

Client – I know that if I jump, then its a lot better than if I remain in the aeroplane

( a reference to the previous discussion)

Nick – Well, it may be better to stay in the aeroplane

Client – Mmm Mmmm (a verbal no)

Nick – Well, think about it…

You could be the last person in there…

There she is!

Client – Mmm Mmmm (a verbal no)

Nick – What do you mean Mmm Mmmm? Well, sometimes you don’t get what you want.

Client – Sometimes

Nick –  The Universe just declares this is how it  is…

            Thousands, upon thousands, upon thousands of people are floating

            through the air.

            While one remains stationary

Client – (Laughs)

Nick – Tens of thousands of people…

            While one remains stationary.

            Hundreds of thousands of people…

            While one remains stationary.

            Millions of people…

            While one remains stationary.

(pause) or Not

(pause) Or   Not

Some things change very quickly…

            And some things take a little bit longer

            Sometimes its useful to move…

            And sometimes its useful to stay still

When Lance Armstrong landed on the moon

He said ‘One small step for man. One small step for man.

One Giant leap.”

If you were to take a giant leap,

What would that be like?

Client – uplifting

Nick – IF you were to take a Giant Leap…

            what would that Really be like?

Client – As if I was flying

Nick – If you were to take a Really Giant Leap?

            What   Would  That  Be   Like?

Client – As if I was on the other side of the globe.

Nick – (Pause)

So take a deep breath in.

            Count back to whatever number feels most comfortable

            And then double the feeling of relaxation

            And count back again, but this time more slowly

            As you think about This  Whole  thing  now

            what’s This Like right now?

Client – (Pause) Lighter

Nick – And when it’s Lighter, whats that like?

Client – (Pause) A different color appears there

Nick – (puts puppet back on) And Open your eyes

(speaking through the puppet) When it’s Lighter, whats That Like?

Client – (laughs) Lighter!

Nick – Close your eyes

When it’s Lighter, whats that Really like?

Client – It’s like as if I have broken out of a prison

Nick – And open up your eyes

(speaking through puppet) When it’s lighter, whats that Really like?

Client – (laughs) I have broken out,  as if I had exploded the stones of this tower where I

was captive

Nick – Close your eyes (Nick walks halfway to the back of the room)

Open your eyes

When it’s lighter, whats that Reeeally like?

Client – It’s Liberated

Nick – Close your eyes (Nick walks farther away)

Open your eyes

When it’s Lighter, whats that Really Like?

Client – Better! (smiling)

Nick – Close your eyes (Nick walks to the back corner of the long room)

Open your eyes

(asks through the puppet)

When it’s Lighter, whats that Really Like?

Client – Good!

Nick – Close your eyes (Nick walks back to the front and sits down)

Take another deep breath in

            Notice which foot is the most relaxed

            And notice which hand is the most relaxed

            And move your head up about one inch

            And take a deep breath in now

As you’re listening to This

            Notice what makes it Better and what makes it Worse

            Notice what’s Made it Better, what’s made it Worse          

            And begin to notice what will be Useful in the Future

            As you think about it in the way that’s Right for You

            And as you’ve listened to this

            You can remind yourself

            You’re only One  Thought   Away feeling different at any time

            And as you Keep this Difference in mind

            You can Notice what’s right for you,  Right   Now

            And in your own Time

            Bring yourself Back into this Here and Now

(Pauses and waits for client to open eyes)

Alright, So do you have any reactions or discussion?

Client – It’s like as if, as if I was holding onto something and was grabbing something and now… I can’t find Yet the handle to hold on to it, but it’s Not a problem.

Nick – Hmmmm, OK

(Thanks to Tom Taber for transcribing this)

 

2 Responses to Transcript from a Demo Hypnotic Session using PCW

  1. Peter van den Berg 30 January 2018 at 6:56 am #

    Great example on the impact of the question: What is that like? within the hypnotic ending. Client answers by using metaphors. Client is ot only in a relaxed state but gets the chance to slowly and truley think about the situation and make sense of it.

    Thank you for sharing

    • Nick Kemp 30 January 2018 at 10:08 am #

      I’m increasingly finding that this approach is highly effective in resolving client problems

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