How can I positively influence the success of hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an interaction of several factors. In any case, it does not work that you just lie there motionless and let yourself be hypnotized. This method requires your cooperation and there are several things you can contribute to the success of hypnosis. The prerequisite for an optimal hypnosis result is that you feel in yourself a willingness to change. You alone must stand behind your goal and desire for change. It is of no use if other people expect this from you and push you to do so, even if they are very close to you. You can only let go of fears, pain and problems if you want to. Going to hypnosis to quit smoking because your partner wants you to quit will work. You are not connected to the goal and the changes then. So think carefully beforehand if you are going to hypnosis because it is your need and desire to change.
Letting go of expectations and fears
When you get involved in a new situation, it is always a good idea to free yourself from expectations. This is especially true for hypnosis. Expectations put you under pressure and only lead to disappointment in the end. It can then happen that you focus all the time only on whether you are now already in hypnosis or trance. This leads to you going out of the trance every time or not even finding your way into it. Perhaps you know this from falling asleep. When you lie awake at night expecting yourself to finally fall asleep, you succeed even less. It is the same with hypnosis. Just come to my practice and be excited about what is in store for you. It helps many people if you prepare for your hypnosis sessions with relaxation exercises. If you haven't had any experience with meditation, autogenic training, or PMR (progressive muscle relaxation), feel free to give these a try. However, maybe fears around the topic of hypnosis resonate with you. Sometimes there are also fears that something is present that could prevent hypnosis. Please address this; the preliminary discussion is intended for this purpose, among others. It is not uncommon to be afraid of hypnosis. This happens to many people because for many it is an unknown and intangible state. A large part of the fear can often be reduced by making it clear that hypnosis is not a state in which you are without will or even unconscious. On the contrary, you are here in a form of concentrated attention, ergo - you get everything, hear everything, feel everything, smell everything and can open your eyes at any time to see everything. Moreover, it is possible for you to end the hypnosis on your own at any time. So you don't need to be afraid of loss of control, lack of will or manipulation. You are still the master of your senses. If something goes against your value system, seems strange to you, frightens you or simply makes you uncomfortable, you can intervene. In addition, you cannot be hypnotized against your will, hypnosis always requires your consent. If you have any health concerns about hypnotherapy, be sure to discuss it with your therapist. There are indeed physical or mental illnesses for which hypnosis is out of the question. This would be the case, for example, with mental disorders such as manias, schizophrenia or various personality disorders. The same is true for very low blood pressure or epilepsy.
Here's what else you can do to prepare
Even though you have a big part in a successful hypnosis, the hypnotherapist is of course not unimportant. On the contrary, it is important that you trust this and can let yourself fall in the sessions with you. If this is not the case, it can be rather difficult with a trane and relaxation. If the chemistry with your hypnotherapist is not right, you should look for another therapist. Right before your appointment, it is advisable to make sure that you are physically well. That is, get enough sleep, eat and drink enough, and try to avoid alcohol and other addictive substances.
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