Should a Hypnotherapist use a client’s arms to test if you are in a trance!

Should a Hypnotherapist use a client’s arm to test if you are in a trance!

There is only one answer to this …NO, most certainly not.

Over the past 11 years of professional practice and three years of teaching Hypnotherapy I’v seen thousands of clients make tremendous changes without any physical touch from me what’s so ever.

Increasing success rates

Let’s look a little closer at the most apparent reason; people just don’t want to be touched by strangers even when they give consent. There is a strong possibility a person is going to be meanable, and agree with you moving their arm even if they don’t want you to. If that happens only 1% of the time that’s 1% too much in my view. Your priority is your client’s welfare and that action could be the make or break of a successful session.

As a Hypnotherapist, we have a standard to uphold. There is a trust from every client that their safety and well fair is paramount.

There is a new standard of hypnotherapist now, and that’s why I have set what I teach apart from the rest and called this discipline Interactive Hypnotherapy. Moving away from any residue of stage hypnosis which includes lifting your client’s arms or having to press your finger lightly on your client’s forehead, maximises the possibility of success.

The number one challenge for my clients wanting to use their subconscious mind to let go is the abundance of conditioning they are subjected to regarding stage hypnosis.


As a professional, I have to address these doubts every time to ensure clients have no misconceptions about Hypnotherapy and reassure clients stage hypnosis is for entertainment, not therapeutic change.

The sooner the older trained Hypnotherapist move away from this grey area of moving their client’s arms. The sooner we’ll notice an even more significant portion of the general public taking Hypnotherapy more seriously and not confusing it with entertainment.

The conclusion is; get to know your trainer if you are thinking of learning and see if they teach to a good standard or from an old outdated practice.

The same goes for when you want to look for a Hypnotherapist too, but the biggest mark of professionalism is how you feel about that person. Feelings are the currency between the conscious and subconscious, the powerhouse of your mind.

Your subconscious mind will let you know if A Hypnotherapist or Hypnotherapy trainer are a good fit for you as it also guides you in every other aspect of your life, whether you listen to it or not is another question.

Remember … Every day is a hypnotic day


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