Distraction works for a Hypnotist as well as it does for a Magician. Using the proper vehicle of distraction will result in a modification or elimination of the negative and an emotional redirection toward a positive more calm state of being.
Short pertinent client story about redirection … A client stormed angrily towards me, told me he thought he was either going to have a heart attack or his high blood pressure was
going to blow his head off. (I am eliminating his profanity). He was angry at a client with whom he was in the midst of a multi-million dollar contract negotiation and was demanding that I help him feel better RIGHT NOW and said he didn’t care how much it cost, he needed help immediately. I asked him if he had any pictures in his wallet. He yelled about not wanting to look at pictures, he wanted hypnosis. After I insisted on pictures, he stormed out of the building, but I knew he was coming back.
He had gone to his truck, gotten his wife’s Grandma Brag Book out of the glove box and slammed it on my desk. I had already muted my phone to eliminate any distractions. Instead of the usual hypnosis recliner, I sat next to him on my comfortable sofa. He was so angry as I opened his wife’s Grandma Brag Book, pointed to the first picture and asked, “Who is this?” I asked lots of questions about each of the first half dozen pictures, after that he was telling me everything, every detail about each picture.
We looked at lots of pictures and then came to a grandson’s baseball game photo. He was in the midst of telling me a very funny story about the game, we were both laughing and he suddenly stopped, stood up, whipped his check book out and with a big smile said, “I haven’t laughed this much all year. How much do I owe you? That was great. What kind of Hypnosis is that?” I answered, “Focus Redirection, from screaming hatefulness to memory happiness. That will be $200 please.” He laughed as he wrote the check. After he left, I looked at the check and it was $500. NICE TIP!