How to Increase the Working Power of Hypnosis
Steve G. Jones
Any hypnotherapist who is professionally trained and accredited
will inform a new patient that not everyone responds to hypnosis'
power of suggestion. The truth is that some people are much
more able to benefit from hypnosis than others. Some are more
resistant to the idea of being completely relaxed and cannot
seem to allow messages to penetrate their subconscious. Others,
actually the majority of people, are open to the thought changing
process of hypnosis and can benefit from its healing abilities.
In order to increase the likelihood that hypnosis will work
for you, there are steps you can take to prepare yourself.
It helps if you also understand that in order to be hypnotized
you must be a willing participant. No one can be placed under
the effects of hypnosis without wanting to be. Take these
steps to increase your willingness and the effectiveness of
1. Make the decision. You need to decide consciously
that you will give hypnosis a try. If for example, you have
tried to lose weight through fad dieting or even more proven
methods, but still haven't succeeded, then you need to accept
the idea that millions of people have been able to lose weight
using hypnosis, and that means you can too. Having a positive
attitude and open mind will also allow you to relax effectively
so hypnosis can work.
2. Find a therapist you trust. Hypnosis requires a
completely relaxed mental and physical state to work. You
need to do some research into the credentials of the hypnotherapist
in whom you are placing your trust. You can ask for references
and call those clients to be sure they had a positive experience.
If you are using self-hypnosis, be sure the person creating
the programs is qualified to do so.
3. Continue the process on your own. Hypnotherapy sessions
in an office generally run from 30-60 minutes. You can follow
up on the therapy through self-hypnosis programs that compliment
your objectives. These are meant to be played each night before
you go to sleep.
4. Use refresher sessions. Hypnosis can work almost
immediately, as in the case of quitting a smoking habit. You
may find that with hypnosis you can quit "cold turkey." However,
it is not uncommon to face temptations to light up again,
even if you have gone months without a craving. If this happens,
revisit your hypnotherapist or restart a self-hypnosis program
at home where you replay the therapeutic CD for another week.
5. Keep an open mind. Again, hypnosis is only effective
if you are a willing participant. It has the power to break
bad habits, motivate you for change, and build confidence.
It can even heal illness, boost the immune system and give
you the power to succeed.
Hypnosis is most effective when you are frequent, consistent,
and confident it can work for you. Make hypnosis a habit by
using self-hypnosis programs for at least 21 consecutive nights.
Through this process you will develop the skills to relax
and allow the message of the hypnotic script to work at modifying
behaviors and achieving goals.
Copyright 2006 Steve G. Jones
Steve G. Jones is a board certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
who works extensively with Hollywood actors, writers, directors,
and producers, helping them achieve their very best. Learn
more about his products by visiting: http://www.betterlivingwithhypnosis.com.
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