Ways to Practice Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis can be used in a number of ways to assist in one’s attempts to alleviate stress and anxiety, break an addiction or bad habits, defeat and conquer phobias once and for all, and even to manage and mitigate physical pains that may have been caused by injury or some sort of condition. Hypnotherapy is a certified practice that many therapists recommend. In order to achieve the most effective form of hypnotherapy however, consulting with a licensed hypnotherapist with extensive experience and training in hypnosis is highly recommended. Though referring to a specialized expert in the field of hypnosis may be the most effective method to go about hypnotherapy, there are other ways to practice and experience hypnosis. As a matter of fact, you can even learn to use hypnosis and practice hypnotherapy from the comfort of your own home. This article will serve as a quick crash course for the basics of hypnosis and hypnotherapy in order for you to start up your own sessions if you choose to.
An effective method to practicing your self-directed session of hypnosis and hypnotherapy is to call over a friend who is willing to help you in this endeavor to get hypnosis down to an art. Your friend should be completely willing and able to be somewhat of a guinea pig during your first attempt at hypnotherapy through hypnosis. A chief point here is that your friend agrees to listen and comply with all instructions given. The main focal point of any and all hypnosis sessions is the level of relaxation that the subject is at. The more relaxed the mind is, the more relaxed the body becomes. Hypnotherapy relies on the peace and harmony that is achieved between the mind and the body, so if the mind is not relaxed, it is impossible for the body to be calm. You may use certain factors in order to further relax your client such as soothing music, soft lights, or even scented candles.
Once your client is in a completely relaxed and serene state of mind and body, it is time to initiate the next step of hypnotherapy, which is to actually start communicating with your client verbally. Use positive words and phrases and encouraging statements. Avoid any words or phrases with a negative connotation, such as not, don’t, haven’t, etc. Also avoid bombarding your client with an array of instructions. Focus on one main focal objective, and always keep in mind your tone of voice, volume, and speed of which you are talking. It is imperative to take your time during sessions of hypnotherapy. If the relaxed state is lost, the hypnosis will be far less likely to be effective.
Keep in mind that all the aforementioned steps of hypnotherapy and hypnosis of another person can be applied to the hypnotherapy and hypnosis of yourself. If for some reason your friend was unable to feel the effects of your hypnotherapy session, try the hypnosis techniques on yourself. You may be surprised at the results.