You're probably aware of hypnosis to stop smoking. Or for losing pounds. Maybe you've heard how hypnosis can help explore past lives, but there are some things hypnosis can help you do that might surprise or amaze you:
1. Locate lost objects. If you were the one who put it away, or you witnessed it being put away, hypnosis might help. Even if the incident was years ago. Try it and see what happens.
2. Enjoy foods you've avoided. Brussel sprouts are healthy, and whole-grain bread is better for you than white, nutritionists tell us. But what if you just don't like the taste?
A little hypnosis and you might change all that, though if your resistance persists, check for an allergy. Sometimes your body just knows.
3. End cravings. The reverse of #2, this helps you turn down brownies, stop uncontrolled shopping, or even give up the boyfriend who keeps doin' ya wrong.
4. Enjoy public speaking. They call it a greater fear than death. Too bad. Being an effective speaker can boost your career in your company, your industry, and beyond. Once-reticent clients gasp at the changes in themselves and the benefits they reap.
If stopping smoking stops draining money, becoming a good speaker puts money in the bank.
5. Exercise longer, stronger, and more efficiently. Hypnosis can help your turn distaste for working out into a craving.
What would exercising give me? What would it make possible in my life?
A talented hypnotherapist spins a powerful motivational story for your subconscious, making it all so desirable that you can't wait to shop for running shoes.
6. Attract your life partner. You think finding the person of your dreams is about mesmerizing her or her? Nope.
Start with yourself. Hypnosis for confidence, sex appeal, or immediate rapport gives you a feeling you've never had before. And that sense of self is very appealing to others. Try it out.
7. Get more done in less time. It's not all about organizing your files or upgrading your technology. Productivity, effectiveness, and enjoying what you do all start in the mind. And specifically, in your subconscious mind. Uh-huh.
8. Relieve an itch. Yeah, really. When is an itch not an itch? When it's a habit.
Keep scratching it and it feels itchier. And irritated. Irritated skin often itches (not to mention bleeds) so you've created a cycle. But you can tell your subconscious to disengage that phantom itching, allow your healing, and get back that healthy smoothness.
Finding Your Hypnotherapist
Once interested in hypnosis, people ask me how they can find a good Hypnotherapist in their area. If you live in or near a metropolitan area, it shouldn't be too difficult. You may find one like myself who also does Hypno-Coaching which can be done Virtually.
But people trained in hypnosis can sometimes be found in rural areas too.
When you call a Hypnotherapist, found through referral or simply by Googling "hypnosis", notice how comfortable you feel during the conversation.
Great skills are crucial, but so is the rapport between you. If you want to test the waters, arrange for a single appointment, and then decide whether you want to continue. This is something I offer for In-Person Sessions... To make sure me and the client are a good fit.
A hypno-therapeutic relationship can be ongoing, especially if there is a coaching aspect to it, but it is often short term:
one appointment, three appointments, perhaps six, depending on the issue or the habit you want to break or create. Now if you are looking to resolve multiple issues, expect to work with the Hypnotherapist longer.
In your phone conversation, you should be encouraged to ask all the questions you need to ask. As a consumer and potential client, you have that right.
Two good questions are:
1. How long have you been in practice?
2. And what are your specialties?? (Mine are Mental Blocks and Limiting Beliefs)
You may also want to ask, Do you work with ______ your issue? And How often?
What Can Hypnosis Be Used For
Hypnosis, in a clinical setting as opposed to stage hypnosis for entertainment, is usually used to create or break habits.
These are habits of thought or action.
Grabbing the next potato chip, and the next, and the next, without even noticing you're doing it, is a habit of action.
But that action may have been due to a habit of thought. Perhaps you were focusing on a painful, sad, or angry thought or an unfulfilled desire and wanted to distract yourself. And you found that a tasty food could do that for you temporarily.
A conscious motive?
Maybe. But it's often unconscious. You may not realize why you're reaching for the chip. You'd probably say I like the taste or I'm just hungry and I can't take a break now.
Hypnosis is ideal for working with the Subconscious Mind.
The Power of Self Hypnosis
Self-hypnosis is an empowering tool because once you've tested the waters, you may want to continue the work on your own, with only occasional visits to the Hypnotherapist of your choice for tougher issues or to upgrade your skills.
Self-hypnosis allows you to work with yourself, whenever you choose, on simple things, reserving another office visit for times when you need an outside perspective or when self-hypnosis doesn't seem to be working.
Smoking cessation, initial weight loss work, and relationship issues seem to work best with outside help, at least at first.
But once you've sampled the powerful results of hypnosis, you might want to make it part of your life. So ask up front if your Hypnotherapist teaches self-hypnosis. Many of us do.
For example, I give my consistent In- Person Clients and Hypno-Coaching Clients customized Hypnosis Audios that I have created for that purpose. This way what we work on during the sessions can be reinforced. When choosing your practitioner, find out what choices they offer.
Hypnotherapy is not Psychotherapy
If you suspect you need Psychotherapy, don't expect the Certified Hypnotherapist or hypnotist to do that. Hypnotherapists are not licensed for that work.
Instead, either look for a psychotherapist who is also trained in hypnosis and uses it commonly in their practice, or go to two different people.
Hypnosis is pleasant
The process of being hypnotized is usually a pleasant one. So many of my clients have described it as a mental massage.
Clients often say they feel healthier, more alive, and committed to their lives after walking out of a session.
They can't believe they could alter their minds to be so rested and optimistic, after merely sitting on a recliner for an hour, listening to someone say some words to them.
If you have an issue you think you would like to be addressed by hypnosis, then schedule a 15 min consultation with me today and let's chat...
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain...