An effective hypnotist/hypnotherapist is a well trained, highly qualified professional who, by inducing a deeply focused and relaxed state can help people tap into their subconscious mind in order to change their behavioral and belief patterns.
It is important that the client is ready, open and willing to make a lasting change in their thought patterns, and/or behaviors in order for the hypnotherapist be able to successfully help the client.
Our mind can be very powerful, and everyone is at some level susceptible to suggestion. An individual’s degree of suggestibility will be determined by the hypnotherapist guiding them through a few simple exercises.
The steps in a hypnosis session include an initial phone consultation to determine whether the issue is something that can appropriately addressed through hypnosis as well as the compatibility of client and hypnotherapist. In office, the hypnotherapist will give a thorough explanation of hypnosis, what it is and is not and the mind model – a brief on how the subconscious and conscious mind works in relevance to hypnosis and any questions are answered once the session begins. The techniques used in the actual hypnosis session are determined by the unique needs of the client.
Finally, based on the results of the client’s suggestibility and the nature of the problem or goal, and a clear agreement from the client that they give informed permission to willingly participate, the hypnotherapist will induce a hypnotic state.
Some issues addressed by hypnotherapy include
- Anxiety and stress management
- Decision making
- Anger management
- Sports performance enhancement
- Public speaking
- Weight management
- Smoking cessation
- Increase in Self Esteem
- Pain Management
- Dental Anxiety
- Fear of flying
- Drug and alcohol dependence
Hypnosis is not sleep, its deep relaxation and focused concentration.While in hypnosis, you are not under the control of the hypnotherapist. In hypnosis state you are aware of your surroundings and things going on around you. You are awake and aware.While in hypnosis, you cannot be made to do or say anything you would not do or say normally. A hypnotist cannot manipulate you into robbing a bank, unless of course it’s not against your morals.While under hypnosis, if your hypnotherapist leaves the room or passes out, you will not remain in hypnosis forever. You will soon realize something is off and come to full consciousness.
The essential thing is how motivated the client is to make a change, and/or quit their habit or addiction. Their inspiration and enthusiasm, as well as their relationship with the hypnotherapist are contributing factors to the success of hypnotherapy.