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Scott Hogue
@Scott Hogue
09/10/17 06:22:56AM
409 posts
Anxiety Treatment for Drug or Alcohol Abuse Patients

This topic came up for me just about a week ago. I am working with a foundation to promote employee and employer support and we were looking for a treatment center for addiction that did more that drug test you once a month, hit up your insurance card and said good luck.

We found a nice co diagnosis and treatment facility. We met with the principles and they were dedicated to treating and supporting the entire person. They have a one year minimum commitment to the client. They do a full life, psychological and physical workup including life history as well as medical history.

When co diagnosis was mentioned they agreed that many underlying problems present themselves through addiction and treating the addiction by simply removing the substances was not effective in the long run and often counter productive to establishing a healthy life and lifestyle. Sort of the dry drunk syndrome.

We are going with them in our program. They are the only co diagnosis and treatment center in the area.

They have an in house treatment with horses, including riding but also caring for the horses, art, crafts, study with an onsite library, many self improvement and trade courses as well as out patient programs which if you start in house you graduate to.

I think three of the pillars of successful addiction treatment are the removing the client  from their current environment and providing support in the way of substituting, not simply removing things and of course treating any underlying conditions.

I see pain patients that become addicted and go through a herd them through addiction program and come out without the addiction as such, but still in physical pain with no resources. Often angry over the process and who can blame them?

Scott Hogue CChH

Scott Hogue
@Scott Hogue
09/10/17 06:06:35AM
409 posts
Pregnancy- a Contra Indication for hypnosis?

If we hold to the modern view that the hypnotic loop is the reality loop and when you drive home on automatic without conscious thought or watch a movie and are drawn into accepting the reality of it that is a form of hypnosis, how are you going to keep a pregnant woman or anyone else from being hypnotized? 

Good luck on that!

Scott Hogue CChH

Scott Hogue
@Scott Hogue
08/18/17 07:13:04AM
409 posts
What is Your Favorite Hypnotic Suggestion?

That's right.

 

best,

Scott Hogue

Scott Hogue
@Scott Hogue
04/08/17 08:19:09AM
409 posts
A Confession and a New Experiment

I am up to new tricks and I thought some of our 106 current members of Limitless might be interested.

I posted some details on the Limitless group page if you are interested.

I would appreciate your comments.

Wishing you the greatest success,

Scott Hogue CChH

Scott Hogue
@Scott Hogue
03/23/17 09:12:58AM
409 posts

Expectation largely equals reality.

If you don't do it the way they expect you just might be in trouble.

 

Scott Hogue CChH

Scott Hogue
@Scott Hogue
03/23/17 09:11:04AM
409 posts
Jerry Kein RIP

Best wishes to the family, a giant has left us.

 

Scott Hogue CChH

Scott Hogue
@Scott Hogue
03/20/17 08:17:10AM
409 posts

As an aside and to a former comment, I really got into hypnosis to help people that I couldn't help and that was most of them.

No matter what I taught people only the smallest number changed. It drove me nuts.

Originally I started to help my late wife with pain.

Years later I am training and coaching people and no matter how good the information I had for them they just didn't do any differently.

Then I remembered hypnosis and realized people didn't know how to do what they knew to do. They were running on automatic and not logic or knowledge.

The rest is a rather bumpy history to getting here.

If I might add, to get good you must be willing to do poorly.

Experience is the result of failure, failure is the result of poor judgement. Good judgement is the result of poor judgement after the passing of time.

You age like a good cheese.

But you have to be willing to step out and fail if you fail. Without that willingness to fail you won't act.

best,

Scott Hogue CChH

Scott Hogue
@Scott Hogue
03/15/17 06:14:31AM
409 posts

I can't answer to legal matters, so the legal aspect and what you can call yourself in various parts of the world is out of my field and pretty complicated, however I can say this:

When I started this years ago I was sort of a traveling hypnotist and I made up this three ring binder of copies of my certificates so I could show them to anyone in any office where ever I was since I didn't have them on the wall. I just knew that someone would ask what are you certified in and who is the certifying body? 

I was ready for them!

No one, not anybody, ever, even once, asked to see my certificates or even asked if I was certified.

I don't think my insurance company even asks. Hypnotherapy is good enough for them.

I know there are people around here that will throw shoes at me and there is a lot of yelling at times over whose certificates are the best and biggest, but the client doesn't seem to care.

Is one training better than another? I would say yes basing that on a training I went to where they were pulling chairs out from under people to create shock hypnosis and if they didn't do it right people were falling on the floor. I would say that was my worst training, I have had better training.

This is a little like Kung Fu. When I studied Kung Fu many years ago (ok, many, many years ago) I asked my Sifu (have no idea how to spell that) which was the best form of Kung Fu?

He said they were all equal in that they were all qualified as forms of Kung Fu.

Then I asked him which one should I study then?

He said, the one you can make your own.

A mantis practitioner is only better than a tiger or monkey practitioner or wu shu or eagle claw if the mantis practitioner made their technique more of their own than the other practitioner.

Translation in country back road talk:

It is what you learn after you get out of school and what you do with it that really matters.

As to bragging rights, just pick a side you want to be on when the bragging starts.

best,

Scott Hogue CChH

Scott Hogue
@Scott Hogue
03/15/17 05:56:15AM
409 posts
Smoking cessation question

You have to make them want to quit. You do this by changing their representation or meaning of things.

Real life example:

Man comes in to quit smoking and I ask him on a scale of one to ten how strong is his desire to quit smoking? and he says oh, a five.

I say that is fascinating and he says why is that fascinating?

I say, because below an eight they usually don't even bother to come in.

Why do you want to quit smoking?

The wife doesn't want me to smoke around the girls and I can't smoke in the house anymore. She is right. I should quit. She saw your ad and here I am.

Hmmm, anything else?

Then there is work, at work there isn't anywhere to smoke anymore, they are getting on to me about that.

So your wife and the people at work want you to stop smoking?

Yeah, I guess that is right.

I am sorry, but I don't think I can help you, you just don't have the motivation to make this a good goal for you, but I hate to send you away knowing you are going to burn up a house and you kiss ten minutes of your life away every time you kiss a cigarette.

Wait, I am not going to burn down a house, I am careful.

I didn't say burn down a house, the average smoker burns up a house in money...do you own or rent?

Well, we rent, but we are saving up to buy. We need the downpayment money. You know with kids it is hard to get ahead.

There is the downpayment money in your pocket.

Well, what about that ten minutes? Do I really lose ten minutes of my life when I smoke a cigarette?

That is average, do you have anyone in the family that has had cancer? A blood relative?

Yes, several, my uncle has it now.

Well that puts you more at risk. You are probably more like fifteen minutes a cigarette, but you don't know, it could be twenty or more. We just have the numbers of the averages. Smokers that have family members that have had cancer are at a higher risk.

Here are a few of my cards, if I should be able to help you or a friend, just let me know, but I don't want to just take your money for something you aren't ready for.

A week later I get this call, hey, I am at a nine, no I would say a ten, can I come back in?

He did fine.

Also remember there is a part of your smoker that does want to quit or they wouldn't have come in. Find that part and work with it.

Hope this helps,

Scott Hogue CChH

Scott Hogue
@Scott Hogue
02/27/17 06:30:29PM
409 posts
How do you hypnotize intellectuals?

Auto Dual induction. Probably a video or description of it somewhere around here.

Works well with the problem cases when the people cooperate.

You can use sort of a shock induction, but I don't pull chairs out from under people, I might count down or get them to count with me and then issue a loud command and follow up immediately.

Remember fight or flight. One theory of this is people are overloaded and flee into trance or hypnosis to escape.

I am one of those "the reality loop psychologist talk about is the hypnotic loop" people anyway. I believe we are all "hypnotized." It is part of the process of creating our reality.

If I change anything in that loop it changes their experience of reality. 

I don't think intellectual has anything really to do with the difficulties. We do see some of the "engineer" personalities that are so literal and so examining of things that I have had trouble with them, but repetition and a little work will get the job done.

You may be discouraged and that comes across. We can't help but send messages through our actions. Don't give up quickly. Don't act like you are having trouble. You have to stay in control while making it look like they are in control.

Do you want to a or b? They have the illusion of choice, but you actually forced a narrow selection on them if they accept it.

I keep saying that is interesting when something happens or doesn't and say that often indicates.... and I do something else, just like I saw the same thing three times before breakfast.

If people can sleep they can be "hypnotized." Is a good statement for general consumption.

The worst case you can run up on is someone that doesn't want to be hypnotized and makes it a contest.

There is always progressive relaxation where you have them tighten the limb and tense it, then relax it. They will feel that.

I sympathize with you, if this was easy they would offer it at McDonald's with fries. I had a woman one time just stand up and say, have you ever failed to hypnotize someone? And I said no and I am not going to now, sit down and as she sat down I pulled her hand forward and tapped her on the head lightly and said sleep. That did it. No more I can't be hypnotized.

Hope you find an idea in this that helps,

Scott Hogue CChH