Hypnosis and Money!

So you’re exploring hypnosis… maybe even developed some skills and ability!

Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to make a little money from it? Or a LOT?

Most people who learn hypnosis fail to capitalise upon their skills in terms of financial return… so how do you make money with hypnosis?

Here are 3 ways!

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James Tripp

Hypnotist and Transformative Facilitator. Creator of Hypnosis Without Trance.

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65 Comments

  • Greg Turner

    July 17, 2013

    Just some feedback which you can take or leave as you see fit. I have a physical uncomfortable feeling in my gut that makes me not take a person seriously and not want to come back when I see a mis-spelling such as “So your exploring hypnosis”. It should be “So you’re exploring hypnosis”.

    • admin

      July 17, 2013

      Thanks for the feedback Greg – well spotted. I’ll remedy the spelling. And, of course, you are most welcome to follow your gut as you see fit.

      All the very best

      James

    • Jerry

      July 18, 2013

      James,

      Excellent topic, probably of the most important subjects that can be discussed, and one which isn’t discussed nearly as much as it might be. There are many who appreciate what you are offering to the international hypnosis and NLP communities.

      Igor Ledochowski once stated that the more money you are making as a hypnotist, the more people you are helping free themselves from whatever problems or issues they were experiencing.

      Jerry

      ps. James, your the best. And your very classy, too. Perhaps GT can wander off and get something for his tummy ache.

      • admin

        July 18, 2013

        Thanks Jerry, much appreciated!

        I agree with Igor. Generally speaking, how much money you have is a direct reflection of the amount of service you are providing to clients/customers/the world around you. People say “I don’t have any money!”… so “Who are you serving?”, when there is no money, the answer is usually “no one”.

        All the very best

        James

        • dlwatib

          July 24, 2013

          This question “Who are you serving?” suddenly made a connection to the Grail legend for me. Remember that one of the questions that was supposed to be asked about the Grail was “Who does it serve?” Well, it suddenly struck me that the true Grail is our inner self. The Grail legends are about finding out who we are inside. And the key question to finding out about ourselves is “Who are you serving?” Suddenly everything is so clear!

          • admin

            July 24, 2013

            Beautiful observation. Never made that connection to the Grail legend.

            It’s a great question. Similar to one of my favourite questions of my own patterns… “is this serving me?”

            Thanks for contributing, David!

            Best,

            James

  • Yes, excellent video and certainly a conversation worth continuing.
    Best wishes,
    Richard

    • admin

      July 18, 2013

      I do have some more I can share on this, but would never claim to be anything of a ‘guru’ in this area.

      Let’s see what cooks up! 🙂

      All the very best

      James

  • Hubert

    July 18, 2013

    This is definitely a a conversation that it would be useful to have more deeply. We’re thirsty, bring a little more water, maybe a little deeper water! 🙂

  • By all means continue this discussion-as you point out the success rate for people who want to become professional hypnotists is abysmal. On the bright side, there’s PLENTY of room for improvement.

    • admin

      July 18, 2013

      Indeed! A glass half empty is half full of potential! 🙂

      Best,

      James

  • Richard

    July 18, 2013

    I read one of the comments and it made me smile. I am also an English teacher and I noticed the typo. I also have a weebsite and bloog and make enough of them myself… 🙂

  • Matt

    July 18, 2013

    Are there any resources that you can point me towards for obtaining financial intelligence and would you please discuss what steps I would need to take in order to change my internal self talk into a voice that helps me navigate the game of money, wealth and prosperity?

    • admin

      July 18, 2013

      Hi Matt

      Rober Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad is a good start (not perfect… but what is?) and Steve Chandler’s Wealth Warrior. Read these books, take note, apply what you learn and start calling out your old limiting concepts and frames… and make some money! 🙂

      All the very best

      James

  • Debbie Pitzel

    July 18, 2013

    Very helpful video! My plan is to provide excellent Change Work services (heavily influenced by you and your material) in 4 to 5 months. I am a couple of years from retirement after 25 years in government and plan to build a Change Work business over a couple years. I have been cautious and careful with career and money choices my whole life. Hypnosis/NLP/Change Work could be thought of as anything but cautious! I have adopted a “fearless” mentality regarding Change Work. I have passion for this field, and plan to see clients on my days off and have budgeted ongoing training $ out my of restaurant or shoe budget. With the “careful” side of me and my family taken care of I can be “fearless” with setting up my Change Work practice and feel strongly, this will allow me to dive in and make a difference in the world. I have sourced an organization where like-minded people pay a small monthly fee for maintenance of space, and can rent therapy rooms on an hourly basis! I guess an “old dog” really can be taught “new tricks”!

    • admin

      July 18, 2013

      Go Debbie!

      If you have enthusiasm and fearlessness, you have most of what you need! Take your passion to the world and start having conversations around it, and when people connect to it (passion in the speaker = passion in the listener) they will want more.

      Love to hear how you progress this ove time!

      Best,

      James

  • Adis

    July 18, 2013

    HI, James, did not expect this theme from you at least aint used to it kind of …… awesome really 🙂 good theme, so yeah could you weed out the cultural hypnosis around money as in what specificlly culture does to mess up your relation to money and wealth, you touched on it with “earn a living” phrase how about any else, in the following videos?

    Thanks

    • admin

      July 18, 2013

      There is a ton of cultural stuff around money, Adis.

      I had a client a while ago questioning whether certain people ‘deserve’ what they were paid (she had money hang-ups and was near broke herself). I asked her…

      “Did Michaelangelo deserve ‘David’?”

      She said, “that doesn’t make sense, David wasn’t a reward, it was something he created”

      “Exactly” I said.

      So many people are culturally hypnotised into the ‘money as reward’ paradigm – scraps from the masters table for good behaviour. The truth is, money flows all around as a means for transacting and a tool for generating wealth (wealth and money being different), and wealth is CREATED through appropriately directed activity. Wealth is created by wealth creators like statues are created by sculptures.

      Best,

      James

  • Matthew Clements

    July 18, 2013

    Very interesting conversation which I would like to further explore.
    And it’s also brilliant, the way in which you enticed Greg Turner into opening a dialogue with you!!.
    Watchers – take the mistakes made by this man with a “pinch of salt”!!

  • Andy

    July 18, 2013

    Hello James,
    Very interesting video and has give me a lot to think about and also to question what I am doing about my own money management. Personally I hope you do go deeper in to this topic.

    • admin

      July 18, 2013

      Hi Andy

      I am looking at where I can carve out some time to do this.

      Best,

      James

  • A great video. People that build fantastic rapport with themselves and then apply what they do with themselves with others invariably do much better, both with themselves, and those around them (be that in therapeutic role, coaching, sales or just in their day to day meandering through this thing we call life.)

    Thanks.

    • admin

      July 19, 2013

      Thanks James

      The way I look at it, life is a mind game. Get your mind aligned in useful ways and behaviour and expression follow.

      Best

      James

      • Hi James,

        And the same can be so the other way around 🙂

        Regards
        James

        • admin

          July 26, 2013

          True… it is all part of the same system. The question is – “where in the system offers the greatest potential for leverage?”

          Best,

          James

  • Brilliant James. Love it! Look forward to hearing more.

  • john

    July 18, 2013

    James,
    As a clinical hypnotherapist, I see a lot of people with a “fix me” attitude (the medical model). When the fix me now does not occur or if I confront the fix me mind set I am aware of their disappointment. I’m sure this has had a negative impact on building my business (income) through word of mouth advertising. I am careful to advertise my service appropriately and look to accurately present it however I continually find client’s holding the instant change (single session stage hypnosis model) set. Comments / thoughts appreciated.

    • admin

      July 26, 2013

      Hi John

      My first question here is – “how are you finding these clients in the first place?”

      There is a reason that I do NOT advertise myself as a Hypnotherapist, and you have outlined it perfectly!

      All the very best

      James

  • “You like sex and money, too? We should hang out”. – Idiocracy

  • Bob Burns

    July 18, 2013

    Hi James,
    If I’m being candid I’d have to say that I personally find that the guys who contact me DON’T seek conversation around prosperity. In fact they get loads of that and for the vast majority it doesn’t take them anywhere.
    Rather they want to know about HOW TO build a hypnotic practice (your 99.5%)findings don’t surprise me in any way).
    For me I truly believe that student hypnotists (certainly 100% who come to me) have little or no concept of ‘activity knowledge’ or ‘know-how’ which are fundamental in order to possess ‘inspiration to action’. And if they don’t have those three things they become a member of that 99.5% you quoted (which sadly didn’t surprise me) .
    Can I also say that I didn’t agree with Igor Ledochowski who once stated that:
    ‘The more money you are making as a hypnotist, the more people you are helping free themselves from whatever problems or issues they were experiencing’.
    Gee But I AM becoming that grumpy old man, please forgive me 🙂
    But thanks for your video clip and your thoughts, which I always enjoy.
    Regards,
    Bob
    ps: I’m often wrong by the way 🙂

    • admin

      July 19, 2013

      And being candid in return Bob…

      Regardless of what they seek, a LOT of people have hang ups around money and their own ‘value’/value of their service. They push this out of their mind and wonder why, after following the ‘how to set up your hypnotherapy/coaching practice’ manual, they STILL don’t get many clients.

      You’ll notice in the video I talked about a game within a bigger game within a bigger game still – what you are talking about is the ‘medium’ game I was referring to – the ‘business of hypnosis’. This game is important, for sure, but if the bigger game still is not in place then little will work at that level, then the mid level game will be undermined (through procrastination, lack of effective communication, underlying anxiety etc.)

      I have attended a few ‘marketing super conferences’ for coaches and consultants. These were filled with people (150-200) desperate for tips an magic formulas for effectively promoting their services. The truth is, most of them already had 1001 ways – they had heard versions of WHAT they should be doing over and over… but somehow, for the vast majority, it just wasn’t working for them. Why? in a word, ‘attitude’. Their attitude around money, ‘work’ and ‘business’.

      And I’m not talking about a superficial attitude here, I’m talking about a deep one (mostly unconscious) sitting right between them and what they want.

      And what do they want? They want to ‘earn a living’ but there is something in the structure of that which isn’t working for them (and that is just part of it – the example I give here). Shift the attitude, and suddenly it becomes easy to do the important practical stuff you are talking about.

      I think Igor’s structure is a little off, but if he is saying ‘you make money through helping people’ I cannot not agree! You do, until you place barriers in the way of that.

      All the very best

      James

      • Bob Burns

        July 21, 2013

        Hmmmm , If Igor was saying: ‘you make money through helping people’ nobody would disagree.
        I’ve never actually heard him say that (although it’s obvious) . I was referring to his direct quote: ‘the more money you are making as a hypnotist, the more people you are helping free themselves’ which I know is NOT a complete truth.
        I know we can talk about games between games and we can all believe that we are playing the right game at that particular time. Like you, I believe that I play the ‘correct’ game for me and my clients.
        I also believe it to be true that we all play ‘a game’ all the time and indeed I believe that these games all have names.
        ‘Thomas Szasz’ wrote many years ago that: ‘what people really need and demand from life is not wealth, comfort or even esteem, but rather games worth playing’. That has been my findings over the last 30 years or so.
        Therefore there is an even bigger game out there that some don’t recognise in a lifetime, preferring to play just 2 or 3.

  • Vana

    July 19, 2013

    James, excellent topic, very relevant to me. Luckily, I do not lack determination and passion, so I will keep going and keep learning along the way till I make it. Thanks for recommending Steve Chandler Wealth Warrior, I did not know of this author and I can see he has written loads of books. I’ve read Rober Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad & his other books, & have been to Rich Dad Poor Dad seminar, I highly recommend his work.
    If we want to succeed, business marketing is as important as the quality service we (hypnotists) want to offer, but when I think about it starting with the right mindset/ambition is crucial.
    One of the things that I have found useful is my “To Do” list (planning), it helps me focus & monitor my weekly progress, but I am not always diligent with keeping it up to date and therefore I pay the price with delaying the accomplishment of my big dream.
    Even though I now live in England, I am Greek & I would love one day (soon) to take hypnosis to Greece and the Greek media, spreading the magic of hypnosis and helping people on my way to success 🙂

  • James
    I am fascinated by what you said. Sounds biblical… the ”good old book” has over 2 thousand mentions that we should be prosperous and happy. And most of us are neither…
    As I mentioned in an earlier email to you, I am a therapist “specialized in pain without analgesia” if it can be called so. I have been dealing with people with complex health complaints like fibromyalgia, recurring depression, psychosomatic pain and paralysis. Sometimes I am also handling some undesired “religious abnormal” trances derived from macumba , umbanda and other African spiritual derivatives fairly common down here… with very good results although not so much financially rewarding in the last 20 years.
    Well, I just loved your speech. It sounded very much like you would be a happier bird following this new route in your dealings. As Joseph Campbell once said “follow your bliss!” and it sounded you´re feeling like this, a new blissful creative path of your actual and successful “hypnotic loop”… well, congratulations, follow it and let me know every outcome of your further thoughts. I would love to break my “prosperity barrier” and do some further charitable clinic with less financial worries… that is, following your advices in the area. What a responsibility, heh…
    Best regards from hot Brazil just now in freezing winter of 12 – 21 Celsius.
    Leo

    • admin

      July 19, 2013

      Hi Leo

      🙂 Yes, I am tuning in to ‘following my bliss’ more… so I am much more interested in hypnosis ‘outside the box’ of ‘hypnosis’ if you get my meaning.

      Let’s see where that bliss leads!

      Best regards from chilly England – 29 Celsius right now 🙂

      James

  • Dave

    July 19, 2013

    Excellent post James. It’s an interesting topic that is well worth discussing further.

    Dave

  • Julio

    July 19, 2013

    Great video James!

    You briefly touched on “cultural hypnosis” at the end of the video, citing the example of “earning” a living. I would love it if you would expand on that in upcoming videos and this blog. As always, your doing a great job here and thank you for giving us so much value.

    • admin

      July 21, 2013

      Hi Julio

      I may do a whole video on cultural hypnosis. Useful subject!

      Best,

      James

  • Very interesting video. I will look forward to learn and discover more from this conversation…

    Hope to speak to you again, when I’ve moved my skype-tech chops into this Millenium 🙂

    • admin

      July 21, 2013

      Hi Kasper

      We’ll get that Skype thing sorted… I’ll email you!

      Best,

      James

  • Dario

    July 20, 2013

    Great and usefull words for shift the lanscape.
    Thank yoy again James

  • Steve

    July 20, 2013

    Thanks James a vary erudite presentation but, unless you can find that switch in other people’s minds that’s labelled “self confidence”, I think most of us are going to remain in the 99.5%. Some of the top coaches in the world admit to having doubts about their own abilities at some point even when they are universally acclaimed as successful – what hope the rest of us?
    Regards
    Steve

    • admin

      July 20, 2013

      Hi Steve

      EVERYBODY has doubts at times, and many highly successful people have times doubting – including top coaches… Because they are human. So if top coaches are just human like you… NOW what hope for you 🙂

      One thing that is universally true for all (99% at least) top coaches, is that they themselves have coaches. Why? Because they understand the value of coaching and of having someone on their team who will consistently side with their ‘I can’ and call them out on their ‘bullshit self-hypnosis’ (that’s pro-coaching terminology :-))

      Of course, nobody needs a coach, but if you are serious about upping your ownership, creativity wealth and fulfilment in life, a GOOD coach is a very smart investment!

      How many medal winners in the last Olympics made it without a coach?

      All the very best

      James

      • Steve

        July 20, 2013

        Hi James, fair point, but it brings to mind the joke about three antique dealers getting stranded on a desert island – they all made a good living!
        Steve

        • admin

          July 20, 2013

          LoL 😀

          And good living is indeed good!

          All the very best

          James

  • David

    July 20, 2013

    Hi James. Your video on wealth and prosperity is spot on. It shot through me like a thunderbolt. I’ve struggled all my life with an impoverished model of wealth, money and finance and it’s been pretty crippling. I know I have gifts and talents and I’ve traded my hours for a handful of dimes. I never got the tools, training or learning to be smart with money and wealth. I want to make my passion for Changework and hypnosis into a lucrative endeavor and begin (in the late-autumn of my life) to finally get my attitude about money on a positive track without all the old hippie baggage about selling out and buying into greed.
    Thanks so much for posting this important video. You rock!

  • Deborah

    July 20, 2013

    Brilliant video James – I was told repeatedly that you can’t make money as a hypnotherapist, strangely enough, for me, it’s proved to be quite accurate! My internal dialogue is an area that requires some serious attention. Please, more of your insightful information on this subject……………………………

    • admin

      July 21, 2013

      Hi Deborah

      I think that it can be challenging IF you follow certain models of hypnotherapy (certain popular models). However, you CAN make money serving people in helping them make changes.

      I am not a hypnotherapist anymore, and I have NEVER earned a living purely from one-on-one hypnotherapy. I know some people who do, however, and they are VERY proactive with their promotion and advertising. The way they work is not a way that I would like to work.

      I use my hypnosis/changework skills to help people in multiple ways through teaching, training, coaching and turnaround sessions (one off sessions). All the aspects feed into, inform, support and strengthen each other and provide a lot of variety in my work (which I like).

      If you have skills, you can always be creative in how you utilise them in serving the world… you don’t have to sit within someone else’s box (like the ‘hypnotherapy’ box)… create your own way of serving people with your skills – a way that has you come alive with excitement for what you do – and you will do well.

      Al the very best

      James

  • Rob

    July 21, 2013

    And the amount of service one is providing to clients/customers/the world around you doesn’t seem to be relative to what degree of quality value one is offering, but how it is preceived by your market.

    If I’m offering pure gold, but our market can’t feel the value, it’s just not there, or so it seems.

    I’m still sorting out how to bridge that gap.

    • admin

      July 21, 2013

      Hi Rob

      IMV value is totally subjective. So it if I am charging for services I charge according to what I feel I am happy to get for my time and expertise and balance that against my speculations about what particular people will pay.

      Regarding the value of those services, that is entirely down to the individual client/customer to decide. If they value my input, they value it. If they don’t they don’t (and, because I never engage in making grandiose promises or persuading people to work with me, generally they are only paying for my input because they already value it up front).

      Remember, pure gold isn’t valuable because it’s valuable, it’s valuable because it’s valued.

      All the very best

      James

  • James, thank you for recommending the Chandler book. I read it over the past couple of days and it resonated with me in a way I can’t fully explain yet-the sort of feeling that you experience when a shift is happening.

    • admin

      July 26, 2013

      Mr. C’s work is generally excellent across the board!

      Best,

      James

  • Rob

    July 21, 2013

    I agree James, and would add that as nothing has any ‘intrinsic’ value, and collective groupthink within markets does effect perception of value in our individual minds, getting to the spot where ‘ they already value it up front’ is the trick. I do run a classic hypnosis business, and I charge quite a bit more than the going average (we’re not talking yaughts here) and I do get a bit of business, in fact I get more business from.charging a bit more.

    I know of a few hypnotists that do this full time, but the vast majority struggle like hell to make only a little.

    And just as you say, It has been a bit of a challenge to make it work..and so a bigger model, like books seminars, courses, retreats, long term coaching, large groups, not calling it hypnosis .. that feels like the next level.

    • admin

      July 21, 2013

      “so a bigger model, like books seminars, courses, retreats, long term coaching, large groups, not calling it hypnosis .. that feels like the next level.”

      Absolutely Rob… break out of the box!

      If you enjoy helping people make shifts in their lives and you have skills there are so many complimentary options for doing that beyond sitting in a room face to face with one client after the other (or not, as is so often the case).

      So when is NOW a good time to hit that next level, Rob? 😀

      All the very best

      James

  • Bob Burns

    July 21, 2013

    I find it interesting that everyone in here agrees totally with James in every single post (except ME of course). This would strongly indicate to me that all of you have related to what he says based on the fact that you related to it, based on the fact that you already knew it.
    Question: Should James pack it all in, or get some other stuff to talk about?
    This of course will infuriate some and that’s okay.
    But seriously James, as skilled as you undoubtedly are, who do YOU discuss things with? Where/who do you get you FEEL from?

    • admin

      July 21, 2013

      Hi Bob

      If we couldn’t relate to fresh input unless we already 100% knew it, it would seriously cut down our options for learning!

      Who do I discuss things with? With friends, colleagues, mentors and coaches.

      Special props go to Steve Chandler, John P Morgan and Jorgen Rasmussen my wife Lexi and my old mate Andy. And I read a lot, coach a lot, listen a lot, watch a lot, ask questions and experiment.

      All the very best

      James

      All the very best

      James

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