Working with Clients with Aspergers/High Functioning Autism

Communicating hypnotically with clients on the autism spectrum

Jody Kimmell, CHt – 2 hour workshop

Description: Young people with autism is a growing population in need of new alternatives in dealing with the challenges they face. You as a skilled hypnotist already have much of the tools and understanding to work with these people, but without specific training in what to do (and what not to do) specifically for this type of client, you could unwittingly miss out on the tremendous opportunities to increase quality of life, self acceptance and self esteem in your Aspergers/HFA client. Language is the biggest challenge in working with clients on the autism spectrum for hypnotists not specifically trained in working with this group. Learn how to build rapport and reach these clients, how to structure your sessions; which techniques do and do not work with clients with autism; the best use of language and more.


* Learn and understand how individuals with Aspergers understand language differently than those not on the spectrum
* Learn to communicate with this rewarding group of clients
* Learn the traits of Aspergers
* Understand how hypnosis can improve quality of life for this group of clients
* Learn to explain the fight or flight system & relaxation response to these clients
* Learn which techniques work with people on the spectrum and which do not, and why.
* Discover the single biggest error you could unwittingly make in working with a client on the autism spectrum.
* Learn how to create rapport with people on the spectrum.

Jody Kimmell graduated with honors from the Hypnotherapy Academy of America where he went on to be a intern and coach for a further two years, and has a professional background in working with adults and teens with Aspergers as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA). Jody has since started his own practice at Lakeville, Minnesota. Jody specializes in working with children and young adults with Aspergers/High Functioning Autism.

Review of "Art of Spiritual Hypnosis: Accessing Divine Wisdom"

People of all faiths pray, seeking answers from a Higher Power. Whether or not you pray often, seldom, or never, have you ever wondered what it would feel like to receive an immediate response from a prayer? What if hypnosis and meditation were keys to making this possibility become reality?
This book includes the spiritual sessions of scores of people from around the world, documented by some of the leading hypnosis practitioners from around the world, including Jody Lee Kimmell, from Minneapolis, MN.
Perhaps this may sound somewhat far-fetched. Perhaps it may sound like fantasy. Whatever your opinions, please do yourself a favor and read this book with an open mind. Open yourself up to the possibilities of Spiritual Hypnosis: Accessing Divine Wisdom.

Roy Hunter and me at the IMDHA convention which is held yearly in Daytona Beach, Florida. Roy is one of the original hypnosis rock stars. It’s an honor to know him and learn from him. He continues to inspire me to be the best I can be. – Jody Kimmell