All hypnotic treatments, whether clinical hypnosis or Self-hypnosis, has three stages. Before the session, during the session, and then afterward.
This article discusses these three parts in detail so you can get the best results as often as possible.
To get the best results from a hypnosis session, you must treat all three stages (before, during, and after) equally.
Most of the attention get’s put on the process of hypnosis, but not much thought seems to be given to what you need to do before your session.
And you can find almost nothing about how to process what you experience the day after. This is especially true if you’re new and this is the first hypnotic treatment you’ve experienced.
Even experienced hypnotherapists usually only focus on how to feel good during the hypnosis session. The process of getting ready for your session, and how to deal with what happens after is often ignored or overlooked despite its importance.
But if we’re going to get the most from our time, then a good deal of attention needs to be paid to the entire enterprise.
The effectiveness of hypnosis can be increased before you begin
The First Stage, before hypnosis, is basically just getting ready for your session.
This would include doing things like getting yourself in a good mood, getting rid of any distractions (e.g., TV, reading a book, or talking on the phone).
Readjusting your body, posture and breathing are also important.
Most sessions can last anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour and a half, so you also want to make sure your bladder is not too full either. Also, if you’re going to see a hypnotherapist make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get there so you can be calm and relaxed.
These tips seem simple, but don’t underestimate the importance of having clean and clear headspace when you show up.
Even if you’re doing self-hypnosis, and just going from one room to a recliner in another in your own home. Proper prior preparation is still a must.
Remember, your Subconscious mind never turns off. So the act of getting ready for hypnotic therapy will signal your subconscious to act accordingly. Thereby putting you in a much more receptible mood.
Now your subconscious will be able to act on the suggestions in hypnosis more quickly because it’s been prepared. This is a critical part of how hypnosis works.
This first stage can be just as crucial as the hypnosis session itself.
Moving to the hypnotic intervention Stage
At this point, you’re now getting into the hypnosis treatment itself. What’s critical here is to relax with the flow of trance and be open to new experiences.
Your subconscious mind can surprise you in so many helpful and good ways. It’s ready and willing to help if you can make direct contact and ask for assistance.
And once you establish that inner relationship with your inner self, the help you can receive in your daily life will amaze you.
Almost everyone who uses this therapeutic tool regularly has improved their quality of life.
So all the preparation you did in the pre-hypnotic stage is helping to embed the hypnotic suggestion either given to you or recorded. Either way is an effective method so long as you are following the best practices.
You’ll find that the suggestions you received during the session will become a part of your life. But that’s because they are becoming a part of you. And they will help to improve and change things for the better.
And keep with the daily practice of regularly using hypnosis and Self-hypnosis to improve your life. You will have more success, and you’ll find the success happening more often.
How to handle the Hypnotic Afterglow
My first experience with being hypnotized by someone in person happened in the Basement of Presbyterian Church.
Yep, you read that correctly.
Suppose you knew how many ministers and Pastors are closet hypnotists. In that case, you might just have second thoughts about blessing the collection with your offering.
But I digress; the point was he was so skilled at his craft he tranced me out twice. The second time he did, I had an out-of-body experience that everyone in the room felt.
As you can imagine, that experience got to me. On the way home that day, I was so charged I was almost glowing.
Fortunately, the gentlemen who gave me my first experience didn’t take advantage of me and my naivete.
Since then, I’ve often wondered how many unsuspecting people became members of some cult because they thought they found “The Way.”
A trance-like state is a powerful tool
Although they cause no harm on their own, trance work can cause you much trouble if you allow just anyone to work on you.
So if you’re going to use hypnosis in your life, you have to take steps to make sure you’re safe. That means don’t just let any ole hypnotist give you a hypnotic treatment.
Find someone you trust and have them work with you.
Observe their approach and style; watch them hypnotize someone else. Ask questions and get a feel for the person. Make sure they act ethically and responsibly.
That’s the most certain path towards good hypnotic protection.
As for the afterglow, once you come out of the trance, you’ll feel refreshed and energized. You may even feel a bit elated, and that’s normal. That night you may find yourself having vivid dreams, perhaps even a lucid dream or two.
You may also experience memories of things that occurred during the session. These could include past events such as childhood experiences or future goals.
If you can, write all this down and go over it at your leisure. I guarantee you will find at least one life Gem you can use in your day-to-day life.
But do you really need to see a clinical hypnotherapist? What if you are genuinely interested in having positive outcomes from personal change.
But you would prefer not to search for a hypnotherapist.
You can learn self-hypnosis
That’s right, you can induce your own trance-like state within yourself and use the power of self-hypnosis to help you improve your life.
The cool part about self-hypnosis is that it’s an easy practice, and it doesn’t require hours of training.
And it’s very effective at helping you change your life for the better. You can use self-hypnosis to overcome complex challenges with much less effort. And how you can use this tool is wide and varied.
Self-hypnosis offers do-it-yourself alternative approaches to helping you overcome all kinds of problems.
Some people use self-hypnosis to overcome fear and phobias.
Others have used it to help learn a new language.
Still, others practice self-hypnosis to help them fall asleep or to stay asleep at night.
Finally, scientists have used self-hypnosis to help them master complex technical skills.
As you can see, it’s possible to use self-hypnosis in many different ways. And not only is it easy to learn but you can learn how to do it for free.
The effects of hypnosis are powerful, and they help you achieve goals and overcome limitations. Because if you want to become more successful, you must take advantage of every opportunity available to you.
And the many benefits of hypnosis can be that game-changing tactic you can always rely on. But you have to prepare, follow the best practices and be willing to take your personal development into your own hands.