I have been working with hypnosis since 2004, and over that time, I have helped many people handle their addiction, social anxiety and other problems using hypnotherapy & NLP. It is great to work with so many clients whose lives have been changed in so many ways
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First things first, let’s pause and reflect on the number of times we have missed the service lane exit because we were zoned out, the number of times movies have made us overcome with emotion, leaving us at the verge of tears, or fallen madly in love. If you’ve experienced these things, you have been Hypnotized before.
People usually go to a hypnotherapist to request for assistance with their personal development goals such as, focus, increasing confidence, breaking a habit, wellness, improving health, weight loss, stress relief, etc. Regardless of whatever the final goal is, this therapy is incredibly effective in assisting with the reprogramming of the subconscious mind on a deep level.
Here are five of the most important things you need to know before paying a visit to a hypnotherapist:
Beneath the Façade
Hypnotherapy sessions are known to be very different from what most of us have seen onstage. Contrary to what most stage shows depict of Hypnotherapy, the patient is very much in control of himself and his surroundings during the procedure.
The miracle myth
Although Hypnosis is safe and effective compared to many other types of therapy, it is nowhere close to performing the job of a magic wand. For results to show one may need to wait for weeks, months and sometimes even years depending on the case.
Hypnotism is for all
It’s crucial to keep in mind that hypnosis is a willing state and one cannot be hypnotized without their will. Working with a hypnotherapist is a co-creative process. The primary reason for failure of most therapies is due to the inability to induce a hypnotic state which is a result of a lack of rapport with the hypnotherapist, or sometimes also consulting someone without proper training.
Learn the difference between Hypnosis and Sleeping
Being hypnotized is a heightened state of learning wherein the body is deeply relaxed, but the mind is alert and vigilant. On some occasions, one may drift into sleep, but this is not the goal but the side effect of the therapy. It is the job of a hypnotherapist to make sure his/her client is able to maintain a relaxed awareness during the therapy session, and remain consciously awake.
Therapists, not doctors
Most people are of the misconception that therapists are synonymous to doctors. Therefore it is essential to understand that Hypnotherapy is not meant to replace actual medical care but is a self-improvement tool that’ll enable you to enhance and quicken the healing process. A hypnotherapist is known to specialize in self-improvement and behavioral modification. They are in no way licensed by the state or labeled as healing practitioners, and therefore are not authorized to diagnose or treat psychological or other medical conditions.
NLP techniques help us and our clients set a direction, move towards it, and make it much easier to overcome any blocks that temporarily get in the way.
NLP is a lot more than NLP techniques, however learning about NLP techniques can be the start of a fascinating adventure.
NLP techniques make us more self-aware:
A side of benefit of practicing NLP techniques is that we become more self-aware – as long as we continually notice the actual results we get! If we do, and we treat the results as information to help us know what to do next, then we will invariably help our clients and develop our own skills and capabilities at the same time.
“There’s nothing much to photograph you know,” jokes Dr Vanit Nalwa, when asked if she could be photographed in the chamber where she conducts her hypnotherapy sessions. “No candles or swinging pendulums!”
Dr Nalwa, well-known Delhi-based hypnotherapist and neuropsychologist, isn’t far off the mark. For many people, the word hypnosis conjures images that have more to do with magic than medicine.
But the truth is that hypnotherapy is a scientifically-acknowledged discipline that can be used by itself or in combination with other types of therapies to help patients achieve their goals, says Reema Shah, Mumbai-based psychologist and hypnotherapist. Approved by the American and British Medical Associations, hypnosis is “scientifically researched and can even be seen on a brain scan,” claims Dr Dayal Mirchandani, a Mumbai-based psychiatrist.
Using the subconscious
According to Shah, hypnotherapy is very effective with anxiety disorders, phobias and traumas. Addictions like smoking and drinking and even kleptomania can also be cured effectively through hypnotherapy, though results may vary from person to person. Dr Nalwa, who trained in the UK and has had patients ranging in ages from six to 60, says that generally people come for various phobias as well as marital and work-related problems. She encourages people to try hypnotherapy only if they have an open mind about it and says that often, people approach hypnotherapy as a last resort due to lack of awareness.
Acting as if
When we want to make a change in our lives, we are likely to be successful if we can do this in every correct way possible. For example, if you want to be a non-smoker, it is best that you act as if you quit smoking for a long time and when you also think, talk and feel like a non-smoker, it becomes much easier to remain free. When used in hypnotherapy, this technique can help you condition your mind to achieve these sweeping changes.
This technique is similar to ‘Acting as if,’ it involves by choosing someone we consider to be a great role model it can be a great sportsperson, a skilled speaker and doing our best to be just like the role models. The idea of this technique is that the more that we make ourselves be like them, then it is easier to achieve what they do.
In some circumstances, we would like to ‘switch on’ certain feelings which include calmness, confidence, etc. This technique enables us to do this by linking a simple action or an event, to a time when we used to be in that useful position. Then, when we want to bring that useful state back, we can use the action to revoke it once more.
When we concentrate our minds on a factor that exists at this moment and do it without judging the factor, then we’re using the technique, Mindfulness. The benefits of practicing this technique are considerable, and we can incorporate aspects of it within many of our self-hypnosis findings. It improves our ability to study, focus, and work. Further, our usual automatic judgments control us less, helping us to change our thinking more easily. For example, we can deal with a memory more easily when we can choose what we want to think about it.
With the combined power of hypnosis, creative visualization can help you to create a lasting and rapid change, which is why we use it extensively within our findings. When we picture something in our minds, the deeper part of the brain cannot tell the difference between that reality and image. So, by imagining your business has become more successful, will be accepted as true by the subconscious. As a result, you will have a better belief that you can achieve this outcome.
Our minds can sometimes learn to have some unjustified feelings. Phobias are a prime example of these feelings where the brain creates a link between an object and fear. Hypnotherapy can, however, help the mind break this connection between the object and fear through a process called desensitization. Frequently this technique involves imagining the object when it is calm and allowing the mind to undo that destructive learning gradually.
Hypnosis is a state of trance that differs immensely from a human being’s normal experience of reality. The hypnotic or trance state is a one in which your mind opens up to suggestions and external idea feeding. This is the reason for hypnotherapy becoming so popular in helping relieve compulsive behavior and unwanted habits. This is typically taken up by a certified practitioner, who is also known as the operator. An individual seeking hypnotherapy is popularly called a hypnotic subject. Although hypnosis represents a very natural state of mind, there are always chances of side effects. Some of them are as follows:
A few minutes into reality post the hypnotic process, and the subject will be in his/her heightened state of suggestibility. It is during this period that it is essential that the operator avoids stating or implying any idea that may go against the client’s goals. A well trained and experienced hypnotist will take advantage of these moments to convey positive suggestions concerning the need for success and self-esteem.
Quite often than ever, Hypnosis is an enjoyable experience wherein longstanding emotional blocks can easily be dissolved. Many subjects experience an post process emotional attachment toward the operator. A client may also have an intuitive sense that the operator and him/ her have gone through something significant together, thereby fortifying a bond between both people.
It is an intense emotional outburst, caused by a sudden release of a repressed event or an idea. On rare occasions, a person trying to resolve one issue with hypnosis will experience a spontaneous revivification of some traumatic situations from the past. Some symptoms may reveal the appearance of an abreactive case, such as explosive anger, indications of terror or uncontrollable crying. During these episodes, it is essential that the hypnotherapist remains calm and avoid touching the patient. He can then reorient his patient to the present moment through various suggestions.
According to a renowned hypnotherapists Adam Eason, “The concept of transference is one whereby a subject applies attitudes that are transferred to the therapist which originally guided towards another person.” It often takes place on a positive glow, for instance, when a patient feels connected to her hypnotherapist. However, the tendency to transfer these emotions also poses a greater risk to the inexperienced operator. It is especially true in the event of a reaction. In this hypnotic session, there are usually only two people, patient, and an operator. A subject may begin to relive some past traumatic circumstances that involved just her and another individual. In the case of the abuser being a male, and the administrator is likewise male, quite possibly the subject will see her hypnotherapist as the instrument of her abuse.
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