What are the real secrets of hypnosis?
Most people have some idea of what hypnosis is, however more often than not, it is nothing like the real thing. People have seen hypnosis on television, stage shows and other entertainers, where they seem to make people do things they don’t want to.
So the first rule is YOU CANNOT MAKE PEOPLE DO ANYTHING THEY DON’T WANT TO OR THAT VIOLATES THEIR BELIEFS IN HYPNOSIS!
When I first trained in hypnotherapy back in 1990, I trained part time over several years and started seeing clients after completing my first level of training. At that time I only had a few basic scripts to work with, however I was amazed at the results that I got.
One of my first ever clients when I started practicing hypnotherapy in London was for stress and IBS. Within just a few sessions the IBS had totally resolved itself and she felt more relaxed and in charge of her. Then I really discovered the power of hypnosis – or really I should say the power of the human unconscious mind to help them get the results they want. Because really it is the client that gets the results – not the hypnosis on its own. In fact the clients that get the best results are the ones that are prepared to work at getting results, rather than thinking hypnosis is a magic wand that just reprograms them.
Working on yourself between sessions is also essential, and a great way to do this is with hypnosis recordings – which is why I have just decided to release some via our revamped hypnosis and coaching website.
The experience and skills of the hypnotherapist are of course very important – I am amazed when I see all of these short 7 day or less NLP courses offering 3 certificates in 7 days (including hypnosis) – like that is a selling point! To me that should be a warning – if you want pieces of paper that mean nothing, then just print your own out! If you want to become a good hypnotherapist, then taking a course lasting more than just a day or less is essential.
That is why we offer a 6 day foundation hypnotherapy training and then a diploma track for specialized skills. Why not join us on our next hypnotherapy foundation course on March 5 – 7 & 11 – 13.