A little update (of sorts)…

I know I have been super quiet the last week or two. I don’t want to go into a whole lot of detail as it is personal (health reasons) and honestly not all that interesting, but I also don’t want you to think that I have forgotten about you.

I love hypnosis. I love engaging with you and others who share my love of hypnosis. I love enjoying sessions and watching the progress you make in each one.

But experience has taught me I also need to know when to take a step back – even from things I love – and look after myself. I can’t do what I love if I am exhausted, mentally and physically.

A little self care goes a long way, but I also have to balance that with the realities of being self employed. Namely that I don’t get sick pay, or paid holidays or any other perks. Sure I benefit in other ways but being self employed can be stressful – even if you’re doing something you love.

So if you notice I am quiet, it’s a signal that I could do with your support more than ever. Same goes for people in general – it’s the quiet ones, the ones that don’t tend to draw attention to themselves that often need support. Remember to check in on friends and colleagues and make sure they’re okay. I hope you have friends who also do the same for you.

As much as this is an explanation (of sorts) of why I have been quiet, it’s also a reminder for you to take care of yourself. Be realistic about what you need and don’t be afraid to prioritise your own wellbeing when you need to.

It’s also to reassure you that I’m not going anywhere, and I am still available for sessions – although in the short term availability may be more limited so if you want a session, let me know – preferably with as much notice as possible so I can make sure I am rested/available. I do really, truly love and enjoy live sessions and am looking forward to doing more.

Also hoping to record more once my energy levels coincide with a quieter environment.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and know that your ongoing support means more than you will ever know.

New Payment Processor & 10% discount code

In order to give you the best possible experience I have switched to a new payment processor – CCBill. They’re well known and established (especially in the adult industry) so safe to use, and if you set up a “Pay With CCBill” account with them (option to do so is on the checkout page) then you will only need to enter your payment details once and they will be (securely) retained (by CCBill – I have absolutely no sight of any financial information) to make your checkout experience smoother moving forward.

It’s taken some time to set up, and there may still be a few niggles (I’m hoping not, but you never know!). Please be patient and if you experience any issues let me know so I can help you ASAP. The payment processor accepts visa, mastercard and many other options as well.

As a thank you for your patience I have set up a 10% discount code which is valid for one order per person (you can purchae as many items as you like, but they must pchecked out in a single order). The discount code is valid until the end of April 2019 and the code is “yayforspring“, minus the “”.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

The hypnosis experience can be a surprisingly intense one

The hypnosis experience can be a surprisingly intense one.  Immersive in ways it can be difficult to comprehend until you’ve lived it. Experienced it first hand. Being in trance….feeling and embracing the possibilities is incredible and transformative but such pleasures and the expansiveness of the experience can also be overwhelming. Especially if you’re also including additional emotional elements such as submission and/or realisation of additional fantasies and desires.

Hypnosis can take you by surprise. Its effects can feel temporarily overwhelming and that’s okay. This is why I always encourage open and honest communication as well as engaging in trance with a hypnotist you trust. Being able to talk through your feelings and emotions openly and honestly, confident in receiving reassurance and support is very important.

Engaging with someone you trust and feel safe with is grounding. It can help you navigate and cope with what can feel like a very vulnerable situation.  Your hypnotist should be an anchor. They should focus and ground you, offering a safe space to explore the infinite possibilities hypnosis offers. I appreciate the pull of the temptation to dive right in.  To abandon yourself to the experience. To completely give yourself a favor, no holds barred. The potential is intoxicating. possibilities are alluring and addictive. Once your mind and body get a taste what hypnosis feels like, it’s like a gateway drug.   You want more. You want to take the next step, to explore and discover and to drink in the new possibilities. That excitement and anticipation perfectly reasonable and understandable. I’ve been practicing hypnosis for years. I know exactly how potentially addictive  cassia can be. How exciting the possibilities are, and how easy it is to crave more.

It’’s for these reasons but I always recommend researching, taking time understand who it is it will be playing with your mind encouraging your explorations, guiding you in what can be one of the most pleasurable experiences that you will ever enjoy.  Because to be able to fully enjoy and appreciate the pleasure, you have to feel safe in the environment you’re exploring. This involves enabling and establishing a level of trust with the hypnotist you are working with, which in turn opens doors to even more incredible pleasure and possibility.  Once you trust them, once you understand they have your best interest at heart, you’re able to let go and embrace the experience of hypnosis in an entirely new and Incredibly powerful way.

Establishing trust and communication means it in those moments when you feel overwhelmed, when things just become too much, you are secure in the knowledge  that you can communicate any fears,worries or concerns these will be listened to and acknowledged by your hypnotist. they can reassure you, offer explanations and tailor your hypnotic experience to ensure that it is as beneficial and pleasurable as possible.

What To Do When Hypnosis Isn’t Working

Hypnosis not being effective (for whatever reason) is a common worry/concern that I see regularly voiced by hypnotists and subjects alike.  Sometimes it’s because a specific suggestion hasn’t worked. Other times the subject simply doesn’t trance at all.

With this in mind I wanted to offer some advice and reassurance to both hypnotists and subjects based on my years of experience.  Most of the advice is aimed at hypnotists as it is hypnotists who need to take the responsibility for ensuring that hypnosis is successful.  It still holds value for subjects, however, as it gives you an insight into hypnotists behavior and what is/isn’t appropriate when it comes to handling unexpected situations.

I hope you find it useful.

If you’re a subject:

The most important thing is not to panic.  I can promise you that you’ve done nothing wrong.  I’ve been hypnotising people for many years and I’ve yet to come across a “bad” subject so I can say with a fair amount of confidence that you’re a good subject. “But!” I can hear you cry “If I am a good subject, why can’t I be hypnotised?”.  The answer is you can be, but just like learning any new skill, different people learn in different ways. The reasons for your past difficulties may simply be that the induction/hypnosis techniques that your hypnotist was using aren’t effective for you.  It doesn’t make you a bad subject, nor does it mean that the techniques are bad – all it means is that they weren’t the right techniques for you. There is no one single technique that is effective on 100% of people. Think of techniques like keys – all we need to do is find the right key to unlock your potential to enjoy trance.

Do me a favor – if a hypnotist ever tells you (or even implies) that it’s somehow your fault and that you are a bad subject then ditch them immediately!  They’re simply trying to cover up their own shortcomings by blaming you.

If things aren’t progressing as you expected then don’t be afraid to communicate this. A good hypnotist will be able to reassure you and utilise other induction/hypnosis techniques to achieve the desired results.

If you’re a hypnotist:

Again, my primary advice is do not panic. Things don’t always go to plan and that is okay.  If you panic you’ll panic/unsettle your subject and you don’t want that. Instead, look at it as an opportunity for you to flex your hypnotic muscles and find a creative way to problem solve.

A friend of mine likened being a hypnotist to being a swan – on the surface you look graceful, smooth and composed but under the surface you can be paddling like a crazy thing.  Good news for you is that people only see what’s above. Maintain your composure and even if you do make a mistake, odds are most people won’t notice/it will be overlooked. I’ve been hypnotising people for years and my mistakes are part of what has made me a great hypnotist because I learned from them.  I also learned how to not let on that things hadn’t gone as planned and the vast majority of times nobody noticed because I was able to brush it off and divert effectively. Your confidence is just as effective at allowing people to trance as any technique you use.

If something doesn’t work then there will be a reason.  Stay calm, remain composed and appreciate that this can be resolved but that it is your responsibility to do so.  Don’t you dare try and blame your subject/client when things don’t go to plan. Instead, outwardly suggest to the client that the outcome was expected/intended whilst internally working out what didn’t go to plan, why and what you can do to remedy the matter or if it was minor brush over it and move on and/or go back to basics and explain/demonstrate in a different way.

Knowing the best way to respond to an unexpected situation comes with experience so don’t beat yourself up if with hindsight you feel you could have responded better – it’s a learning experience and longer term, as long as you take on board the lessons, will make you a better hypnotist.  No one is perfect. No one. Doesn’t matter how experienced they are. Even the most experienced hypnotists have moments where things don’t go to plan. What you learn with time, however, is that how you respond is far more important than what initially happened.

Focus on what the client needs from you to help them experience trance. Guide them from their understanding and shape your approach to what they need rather than what you want.  You can also set yourself up for success by utilising proper planning and preparation. Minimise opportunities for things to go awry by spending adequate time on the pre-talk, ensuring that the subject understands what to expect.  Also use this as an opportunity to build genuine rapport and establish trust. This may well be a new experience for your subject and this may well be accompanied by some level of anxiety. Taking the time to answer questions and explain what to expect will make the subject more comfortable and reduce the opportunity for unplanned outcomes during the session.

Another thing to note – If you’re used to simply reading from scripts then you’re severely limiting yourself and likely also doing a disservice to your subject/client.  Reading off a script won’t equip you with the skills or confidence to handle situations appropriately when things inevitably don’t quite go to plan.

Don’t be afraid to experiment. Literally anything has the potential to be turned into an induction. If something you try doesn’t work then it’s not a failure – it’s a valuable lesson and learning experience. I know I touched on this earlier but it’s worth emphasizing again.  Analyse what didn’t go to plan and why and how you can improve for next time.

Any thoughts, questions or comments? Please do share them below.