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5 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Hypnotherapy Session

Sunday, 15th January 2017

Five Ways to Help You Make the Most of Your Hypnotherapy Session

Hypnotherapy is a great way to achieve positive change in your life quickly, safely and effectively. 

If you’re thinking about trying hypnotherapy, it’s worth taking time to do some preparation before you go to your first session. This blog will help you make the most of your session so that you use your time with the hypnotherapist to maximum effect and get good value for your money.   

1 Be Clear About Your Goal 

This is crucial. It’s important that both you and the hypnotherapist know (a) what you want to achieve and (b) what you believe is currently stopping you from achieving it. If you’re not sure about this, the hypnotherapist probably won’t be either. Focus on what you do want, not what you don’t want. The hypnotherapist may well work with you to refine your goal, but you need to provide the lead. 

2 Be Honest 

Hypnotherapists aren’t mind readers, so it’s important to be totally honest about your issue from the outset. Don’t worry about feeling silly or embarrassed, trained and registered hypnotherapists are bound by rules of confidentiality. Also, openly acknowledging an issue is an important step in leaving it behind. 

3 Be Open to New Ideas 

If everything you’ve tried hasn’t worked, then logic suggests that a different approach is needed. A good hypnotherapist will work with your values and beliefs, but their strategy may involve looking at the problem in a different way. Don’t do anything you’re not comfortable with, but don’t rule something out just because it’s different. 

4 Be Prepared to Change 

Achieving change requires making change. A hypnotherapist will prepare you for change by supporting you, guiding you and relaxing you, but at some point, you may well feel a little different as you go through a short period of adjustment. This is perfectly normally and happens to everyone. If you’re ready for it, you’re much more likely to take it in your stride.

5 Be Open to Hypnosis

There's no point paying good money for hypnotherapy, if you try and 'fight' the hypnosis. Hypnosis is just an altered state of consciousness, that allows you to make changes that (i) you want to make and (ii) you believe are possible. It's like having a nice daydream. Some people go more deeply relaxed than others, but you are always in control and won't do anything you don't want to do.

Good luck!