Induction and Suggestions – two parts
A successful hypnotic session consists of two parts: induction and suggestions. If the induction is not successful, then the suggestions will not be effective.
The induction is the process of putting the client into a state of hypnosis, which is a state of deeply focused attention and suggestibility. There are many different induction techniques, but they all have the same goal: to help the client relax and focus their attention on the hypnotist’s voice.
Clients often tell me they didn’t experience anything from a previous hypnotism session. They don’t believe they were hypnotized even though the hypnotist said they were.
If the induction is not successful, then the client will not be in a state of hypnosis. They may be relaxed and look hypnotized, but they will not be as suggestible. This means that the suggestions that the hypnotist gives will not be as effective, and all that was achieved was a pleasant session of closing their eyes and receiving advice from the hypnotist.
This can be a frustrating experience for you. You may have gone to the hypnotist with the expectation that you would be able to achieve some specific goal, such as quitting smoking, losing weight, relieving stress, etc. However, if the induction is not successful, then you will not likely be able to achieve your goal.
It’s important to find a hypnotist who is experienced and well-trained. A good hypnotist will do tests to assess your level of suggestibility and choose an induction technique that is appropriate for you. They will also be able to create suggestions that are tailored to your specific goals.
I use electronics similar to bio-feedback that tell me when you’re going into trance, when you’ve gotten there, and how deep you are. Then I will proceed with hypnotic suggestions tailored to achieve your goal.
There should be no need for long ongoing visits. You will either have results from your first session, or at the very least, know we are on the right track and can expect results without a long series of ongoing sessions. If you’re considering hypnotherapy, be sure to do your research and find a qualified hypnotist. With the right hypnotist, you can achieve the goals that you’re looking for.