Hypnosis, a technique employed in hypnotherapy, deals with the subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind is where the information gets stored automatically and it becomes our second-nature.
We have all heard the phrase, “Old habits die hard.” This is because old habits are our second nature. They are ingrained and have become a part of our personality. They are difficult to get rid of because they reside in our subconscious. Hypnotherapy helps in accessing the subconscious mind and dealing with the habits that are unhealthy for us. Hypnosis helps in identifying the unfinished emotions which includes resentment, anger, sadness etc.
Hypnotherapy is a healing method which is used to bring about a change in thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or feelings. A hypnotherapist will conduct various sessions for the patient. The number of sessions vary from person to person. While for some it might take a few sessions, for others it may take a number of them. Hypnotherapy in Canberra and all over Australia is known to help in dealing with a variety of issues. It can help people quit smoking, get rid of anxiety or lose weight.
Hypnotherapy and pre-talk
The effectiveness of any hypnotherapy session depends largely on communication with the client. Failure in establishing a good rapport with the client is not helpful for either the hypnotherapist or the person concerned.
Pre-talk is essential in the first session. It helps in a better understanding of why the client has come to you. It helps in building trust and in learning a lot about the subject.
The length of pre-talk depends entirely on how effective the client can communicate with the therapist and how quickly the therapist decodes it. It doesn’t have to be too lengthy or too short. The purpose of pre-talk for the hypnotherapist is to become equipped so he/she can help the patient uncover the underlying cause of their problems.
What makes for a good pre-talk?
- Before beginning therapy, a hypnotherapist must make the client aware of the common misconceptions that people have regarding hypnosis. Dispelling their myths is important.
- The various myths associated with hypnosis range from losing control over the body, being forced to do something against will, revealing deep, dark secrets, etc. All these myths stem from our perception of hypnosis that we have seen on television or read in books. Explain to them what clinical hypnosis is and how it works. Help them understand the difference between a staged hypnosis and a clinical session. It is important for them to know that what they choose to speak when hypnotised is fully under their control.
- Make them understand that at all times, they are fully in control of their body and that they won’t be hypnotised against their will at any point. The hypnotherapist does not control the subject.
- Hypnotherapy works differently with different people. While some can achieve a deeper state of trance, others may not achieve the same. However, all of them can benefit from it.
- Some people also think that they may get stuck in a trance which is another myth. Trance is just another natural state of body, and one can return from trance as and when they wish.
- It is the responsibility of the hypnotherapist to make the client feel relaxed, so they easily achieve the state of hypnosis. The only thing that will prevent them from being hypnotised is if they don’t want to be.