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In what kinds of cases might hypnosis not work?

In what kinds of cases might hypnosis not work?

Conducive and hindering reasons for hypnosis

First of all, one thing up front: every person is hypnotizable in principle.
This means that every mentally and physically healthy person brings with him the conditions he needs to fall into hypnotic trance. Nevertheless, there are people who find it harder and easier to enter this form of trance. What is the reason for this?

The relationship between hypnosis therapist and client is important for hypnosis

In many cases, it is first of all not the client, but the hypnotist. Because not every person also brings the skills and knowledge of a good hypnotherapist. Another factor is the relationship between hypnotist and client. The greater the basis of trust between hypnotherapist and client, the easier the hypnosis succeeds - the easier it is for people to go along in a trance and enter a deep trance.

Rejection or resistance to hypnosis

The third factor is fear. But let us first clear up a big prejudice. The ability to fall into a deep trance is by no means a sign of weakness of will. Quite the contrary. Of course you can willfully resist being put into hypnosis, by the way, that doesn't take much effort. You simply let it be, do not come to rest and do not allow the trance.

Willingness promotes the experience of hypnosis

One thing is particularly important for me to mention at this point: Hypnosis works like an interaction between hypnotist and client - the hypnotist cannot do anything that a client does not want. Only with the appropriate willingness of the client this experience is possible at all. My recommendation here is also quite clear. Always decide to make a hypnosis appointment of your own free will. Only in this way will the healing effect begin right from the start. Making an appointment out of love for your partner can cause an unconscious resistance or fear to stand in the way of willingness. Small doubts, excitement before the new, nervousness or curiosity, which accompany a self-chosen appointment often enough, are usually absolutely conducive to the hypnotic process of the trance.

Courage and confidence for change

However, anyone who decides to undergo hypnosis, especially when it comes to changing something fundamental in life, needs courage. Courage and confidence, both in their own abilities and in the abilities of the hypnotherapist. It takes courage to admit to yourself that something is wrong, it takes courage to face your own inner self and it takes courage to let go of some of your control. Only those who really want to be hypnotized will enter the hypnotic trance. In this respect, being able to be hypnotized is actually a sign of a person's willpower and willingness.

Obstructive reasons for hypnosis - what speaks against hypnosis

But there are also a few external barriers to hypnosis. These include nervous and mental illnesses such as acute psychosis, alcohol or drug problems, taking certain medications, or acute psychosis. Hypnosis for the blind or hearing impaired is often difficult but quite possible. Basically, the hypnotic trance can be learned! That is, the more often you are in this state, the faster, better and easier you will reach it and at the same time the quality in the experience often changes. People often describe that the experience of the trance becomes more intense each time.

To summarize:
  • Nervous and mental illnesses such as acute psychosis
  • Alcohol or drug problems
  • Taking certain medications

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