Spring is here, and with it the promise of new life. Today, I’m reminded of the many people who have found new hope in a surprising place: seated comfortably in the chair of a hypnotist’s office.
Many people misunderstand hypnosis, and therefore miss out on its potential as an all-natural tool for positive change. In this post, I’d like to help you understand how hypnosis works, and talk about the steps a hypnosis program will take you through.
What steps will I take with hypnosis?
When you begin a hypnosis program, you will go through a number of stages.
Imagine getting on a treadmill for the first time; you won’t be able to run for an hour, or even twenty minutes at first, because you’re not used to it. You’ll need to work up to longer workout durations, by regularly exercising your body and building up strength.
The same is true for hypnosis, although the process is a bit different. Whereas on a treadmill, you’re exercising your body’s muscles, with hypnosis, you’re exercising your brain.
Our hypnosis programs will take you through the following steps:
- Learning to let go.
- Seeing the big picture.
- Rebuilding the blocks of your mind.
Let me help you understand each of these steps.
Step 1: Learning to Let Go
Before becoming a hypnotist, I was a total control freak. One day, many years ago, a close friend of mine invited me to try hypnosis. She had a successful hypnosis practice and wanted me to experience the benefits of hypnosis.
I scoffed at the idea at first, as I had many misconceptions about hypnosis. I honestly thought of hypnotists as performers who got up on stage, and made people fall asleep or do ridiculous things against their will.
How wrong I was! Hypnosis has nothing at all to do with being controlled or unaware. To the contrary, it’s all about willingness and awareness, and we’ll talk more about that in an upcoming post.
In the end, my friend convinced me to undergo hypnosis but I still wasn’t completely open to it. When she initiated the relaxation process, I actually had a panic attack brought on I’m sure by my unwillingness to let go. Then something strange happened: an inner dialogue opened up in my mind. A voice was telling me, “Here’s what’s going on right now, Jason: for the first time in your life, you’re starting to let go. You’re feeling this panic because you don’t want to. You’re here to relax. Hypnosis is 100% safe, so why don’t you just let go and let’s see what happens.”
I listened to that inner voice, and what happened next is something I can only describe as transformational. It convinced me that if I could be hypnotized, then anyone could be hypnotized–you just have to let go and allow it to happen.
Step 2: Seeing the Big Picture
Once you stop overthinking and let go of the need to control every little thing that is going on around you, you can start to see the big picture.
And with the big picture in sight, you can find motivation.
In future posts, I will dive deeper into the topic of motivation and hypnosis. For now, let’s move on to the next step.
Step 3: Rebuilding the Blocks of Your Mind
Imagine your mind is made up of a varied assortment of Lego blocks. These blocks have different colors and shapes and are reflective of all the intricate layers of thoughts that make up your mind.
Imagine, too, that there are faulty blocks in the mix which need to be removed and replaced. These blocks might represent negative thought patterns or bad habits. But they can’t simply be torn out: they need to be replaced by good blocks.
A hypnosis program can do two things:
- Replace the bad blocks.
- Build up good blocks.
As blocks of positive thinking and personal empowerment are added to your mind, so too will your confidence increase layer by layer.
Sounds promising, right?
You don’t have to take my word for it. Give us a call and find out for yourself what hypnosis can do.