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What is Bob Burn's Swan Protocol?

The Swan Protocol is a recently developed method for therapists to work directly with clients' subconscious minds.

The Swan Protocol, which was developed by Bob Burns, gets it's name from the shape taken by the client's arm and hand.

The client's hand is held in a relaxed manner, taking the shape of the swan's head.

The therapist then engages the client's sub-conscious mind, by asking searching questions that cause the client's hand to move in response.

For example, the index finger might move itself for a yes response, and the little finger might move for a no response.

The hand's automated response might surprise the client and anyone watching, as their subconscious mind directly responds to questions given by the therapist.

It might seem surprising, but less so if you think about what happens when we talk, write or walk.

You have the high level conscious thought, but the many muscle movements that are needed all happen automatically.

So why not let your subconscious send a message through your muscles of your hand?

Therapists who are trained in the swan protocol use a well structured line of questions and answers, that can develop a conversation with a part of the subconscious mind, via "the swan", to help process issues deep in the client's mind.

Bob Burns has more than 40 years experience, helping thousands of clients, and works as working clinical hypnotist based in Montrose, Scotland (The home of James Esdaile, an amazing hypnotherapist from 1808-1859 who used hypnosis rather than anaesthetic to prepare people for surgery.)

See Bob Burns use the Swan protocol on a client with a cat allergy.

See Bob Burns Swan Protocol in action with self-Swanning

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