Hypnotherapy can be a little intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. I'm going to make it a little easier for you to navigate the therapy process, see changes quicker and to get the most of your sessions.
1. Take It Slow
There are many hypnotherapists in the world. There is no need to rush into finding a hypnotherapist. Call several people, do your research on them, make notes, even schedule a session with the top two that stick out to you. You have options and that's a good thing.
2. Ask Questions
Hypnosis is still a forgien concept. Even if you're already open to it, if there is something you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask. Not doing so can increase your resistence and therefore lower your ability to experiece quality hypnosis.
4. Do Your Homework
Many hypnotherapists, myself included, will suggest exercises to do outside of the therapy. They are designed to help you incorporate the therapy into your daily life to help you meet your goals. They can be challenging and you may simply experience a lot of resistence to it, but if you push through it makes a huge difference.
5. Embrace the Resistence
Resistence to change is normal. As you challenge your old beliefs, the resistence builds up and the closer you are to changeing something, the stronger it gets. Resistence can show up as procrastination, justifying or rationalizing a behavior, denying the change, or clinging to old behaviors. It's important to address these things and challenge them. Just remember that resistence isn't a bad thing.
6. Allow the Change
Even when you think you're ready to change, sometimes the reaity of it is daunting. Many things require a lot more work than you intially think it does. Hypnotherapy can be as simple as tweaking a habit, but more than likely it requires you to dig deeper to achieve the change you seek.
7. Engage and Enjoy
Hypnotherapy is an incredible, empowering and personal journey. You will learn things about yourself, make significant changes, and take charge of your life. It can be overwhelming at times, but enjoy the fact that you are experiencing this. If you show up for it mentally, emotionally and physically, you won't regret it.