What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of mind. We spend a lot of our waking day in hypnosis. It is daydreaming or focusing your attention. Relaxing watching TV.
When working with clients, I do explain what hypnosis is. However, clients do on occasions feel as though they were not hypnotised!
Why do some clients think that they were not hypnotised?
I think that some people expect to close their eyes and then not hear or feel anything! Then when they open their eyes, they are ‘fixed’!!!
For some people, they do go very deep into hypnosis and can do it easily. But for most of us, hypnosis is not like that at all. In fact, it is the opposite we are more alert, more in tune with sounds and feelings. Our senses are heightened, and with the help of the hypnotherapists this is where we can help you to achieve your goals, and the magic can happen.
Within all of us, we all have every resource available to us from being happy to sad. Angry to calm, scared to being in control, confident or unconfident. We need to have all of these resources because there are times when we need to get angry, sad, scared and of course happy, confident and carefree.
However, there are times when our sub-conscious gets a mixed message. This is when we find ourselves responding in a way that we do not like. This is when hypnotherapy can help you to react in a way that you would want to.
How Hypnotherapy can help
When you visit a hypnotherapist, we are very goal centred and work towards what you want to achieve not what you don’t want. We find out how you would like to think feel and respond to things in a way that would make you feel good.
It is not a magic wand, and you will need to play your part in the therapy. It is quite simple you will need to follow the simple instructions. Also, if you are given recordings to listen to you will need to invest time in yourself. You need to play your part in achieving your goal.
Hypnotherapy is a very relaxing feeling, and it is good for you to relax. You will be in control at all times.
How to choose a hypnotherapist.
Hypnotherapy is a self-regulated industry, and you can just read a book. Attend a weekend workshop and set up practice.
There are self-regulating governing bodies that do set a standard that we need to adhere to including classroom training.
My advice the best way is a referral from a friend. Or check out if the hypnotherapist has had accredited training and attended classroom for training. Check if they have a Diploma as opposed to a certificate in hypnotherapy or hypnosis. Find out who they are accredited with.
Experience is of course useful. But, we all had to start somewhere, and if you choose to book with a newly qualified hypnotherapist very often, it will be cheaper. Not necessarily less effective. When I started as a hypnotherapist, I was almost 50% less expensive than my trainer.
I always advise my newly qualified hypnotherapist to be cheaper to grow in confidence. I can assure you that they put in a lot of effort and they have support from me in the background.
One hypnotherapist that I had trained was getting referrals from a local doctor. To help his patients who had a fear of needles. The hypnotherapist would call me before her client was due to arrive and I would talk her through all what she needed to do for her client.
The hypnotherapist received many referrals from the doctor, and I was so pleased for her success. She laughed and said that she felt a bit of a fraud as I was telling her how to work with the clients. But like I said it was her success, not mine.