If you don’t know what to expect, your first hypnotherapy session can be downright frightening. How do you tell someone you have never met before your deepest insecurities without wondering what they are thinking? Use the following suggestions to make every hypnotherapy session a success.
Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Have you ever fallen madly in love? Have you ever been so engrossed in your thoughts that you didn’t hear the phone ringing? You know that feeling you have right before you fall asleep? It’s that twilight state that feels so comforting and peaceful that it’s impossible to drift off. That’s the goal of hypnotherapy.
Simply showing up to a hypnotherapy session is not enough. You need to want to change and be ready to accept it. Although it may be difficult at first, being able to accept change is the first step to becoming the person you want to be.
If you aren’t committed to change, you’re fighting an uphill battle with yourself. It doesn’t matter how qualified your hypnotherapist is or how many qualifications they have; positive change is up to you.
Freeing your mind starts with honesty. Remember why you’re going to hypnotherapy in the first place. Withholding information about specifics in your life can dramatically change the outcome of your session.
Don’t assume that the practitioner can read your mind about what’s holding you back. The more information you provide, the easier it is for you to free yourself and be open to change. Dig down deep into the nitty-gritty and be open about identifying self-defeating behaviors.
Do your Research
If you have never consulted a hypnotherapist before, you might want to do more research. Organize a call or ask to meet with the hypnotherapist before booking a full session.
For a more detailed explanation on what to do before choosing a hypnotherapist, please read this article on what questions to ask before booking a hypnotherapy session.
Be Open to Change
Being able to go with the flow is easier said than done. The way we process information is a habit, so if you’re more inclined to think negatively, most information you hear takes on a negative connotation. Open your mind and try to avoid falling back into negative thinking patterns. When you let your mind flow freely, you might be surprised what you learn about yourself.
Take Control of Your Mind
If you find yourself analyzing your hypnotherapist, try giving your conscious mind a task. Ask it to wholeheartedly accept the suggestions that are made without skepticism.
Rather than thinking that you can’t relax and this will never work, focus on relaxing every muscle in your body. Picture negative emotions leaving your body as you let positive ones in. Happiness is a state of mind, and although it isn’t always easy to achieve balance, it is possible.
Focus on What You Want
You’re seeking help to better yourself and find ways to deal with negativity in your life. Making a deep connection with your unconscious through hypnotherapy is a wonderful experience that can help you focus more intently on your goals.
For example, if you’re interested in losing weight or overcoming addictive behavior, hypnotherapy can help you do that. It is also helpful for those who want to boost their self-esteem, reduce anxiety, or find relief from chronic pain. To achieve these goals, however, you must focus on what you want and then bring that focus into your hypnotherapy session. In this article about how to set goals, we walk you through the process of drafting clear and realistic goals.
Achieving your goals and changing unhealthy habits, both physical and psychological, take time, but you can accomplish these with the right support. To learn more about the benefits of hypnotherapy, contact Renewed Edge today or sign up for our newsletter.