How to Jumpstart Your Session With an Intake Form

4. How To Jumpstart Your Sessions - Approved


The first time that a client comes to see you, it is absolutely important that you find a way to get as much information from them as possible. In particular, that means having a good intake form.

The Essentials

Of course, you should be capturing the most basic information from the client, including name, date, address, telephone numbers, what they want to work on, and whether they have tried hypnosis before. This might seem like a no brainer, but you would be surprised what hypnotists can forget about.

Their address is especially important given the fact that you can then send advertisements and mailing lists to them to inform them of any upcoming classes or products that you have in the future. Phone numbers can be just as important when it comes to emergencies or any changes to your schedule.

It is also important to have an understanding about what they want out of the hypnosis, as well as whether or not they have been hypnotized in the past. This can be one of the most important things that you have an understanding on, since it will let you know a number of things about the client. For one, if they have been hypnotized before and particular techniques work, you can know that starting there would be a wise choice for the both of you. The same goes for anything that was found to not be successful. It is important that you don’t make the same mistakes as other hypnotists that have treated them.

You should also be finding out information about any illnesses or medical conditions that they might have. This is partially because you want to avoid instant inductions with anyone that has a heart problem. Startling them could cause any number of problems that you would likely want to avoid. If someone is being treated for chronic pain, as well, it can be useful give them information that they can provide their normal physician with, just as a precautionary measure.

The All Powerful Intake Form

The general idea is that you are going to be gathering information to give you a basis to work off of. This foundation is important when treating people of all walks of life, since there are a lot of things that can be taking place in a person’s life, as well as where they are hoping for that life to go. Having a clear idea of goals is important, and you can’t create them without having an idea of where they currently are and where they have been.

Take the time to create an extensive intake form. It might be a minor annoyance for people the first time that they come to visit you, but it will lead to long term success in a way that no other first visit can touch. Talking to a person throughout their first session won’t have the same benefit as having them write everything down so that it can be quickly read over and assessed.

Get Off On The Right Foot


When a potential client first contacts you and when they come in for the first time, one of the most important things you can do is let them know what to honestly expect. How you handle the first phone call can have a big impact on that, since it is the first impression that people remember the most. By answering the phone the right way, and talking to them in the correct manner, you can put the client at ease and make sure that they are willing to work with you to fix their problems through hypnosis. Read more


Giving Clients An Estimate


No matter how long a client has been struggling with a problem, or how severe it is, in general they are going to want to get rid of it as soon as humanly possible. When they start coming in for hypnosis sessions, they are going to want to know how quickly the changes will happen. It isn’t that they are tired of looking at you, but wouldn’t you want to solve any problems you have as fast as possible? When the new client asks how many sessions it will take, be sure to be as honest and as accurate as possible in order to manage their expectations. Read more (more…)

Giving Clients Homework


The first time that a client comes to see you, they will be starting a process on a journey that they are likely unfamiliar with. They might not know what kind of things to expect or how they should be feeling. In order to ensure they are getting started making changes, you should think about giving them a homework assignment of sorts. This doesn’t have to be anything strenuous, but you can’t see the client everyday, unless they can afford it, so they will need something to work on each day, whether it is the day of the appointment or not. Read more (more…)

Interior Decorating For Hypnotists


It is always important to keep your own appearances professional, but you should never make the mistake of neglecting the appearance of your office. The right kind of atmosphere inside of your office will make sure that your patients are not only comfortable, but successful. Have the wrong environment set up and you’ll find that patients just never seem to come back after their initial session with you. Taking care of this is easier than you might think, as long as you know a few things about creating the best atmosphere for a professional hypnotist. Read more (more…)

Recording Your Sessions


If you have ever seen a supernatural television show or movie, you have no doubt seen a special agent reviewing footage and audio of a hypnosis session with someone, trying to get to the bottom of what is happening in their mind. In reality, this is in fact a common practice among hypnotists, especially when they are interested in improving the help that they give their clients and making sure that they always keep a record of the time they have spent together. If you aren’t doing this already, it is high time that you give it serious consideration. Read more


Become A Walking Advertisement For Hypnosis


As a professional hypnotist, people are going to come to you with a variety of problems that they are having in their everyday life. Whether it is a problem with focus, depression, smoking, or anything else, they might be skeptical of how well it works. The best way to show people that hypnosis is effective is to turn yourself into a walking, talking testament to the power of hypnosis. Read more (more…)

Have A Relationship With Other Hypnotists

Have A Relationship

As a hypnotist, you aren’t existing in a vacuum. There are thousands of others working in the same field, many with much more experience than you have and most working with different clients in different ways. This eclectic mix of professionals makes it possible to build relationships with other hypnotists and benefit in several different ways. Read more