Fear can be a negative reason as to why someone doesn’t seek help from a Hypnotherapist. As they do not know what the work entails. Unfortunately, there are other misconceptions, including that the therapist is in control and could possibly make you do things out of character. These misconceptions are simply not true, clients are in control and cannot be forced to do anything against their will. It is helpful to know that clients can come out of hypnosis very easily and at any time during their hypnotherapy session. All you need to do is simply open your eyes and you will be fully awake.
Other misconceptions about hypnotherapy stem from people watching, “Hypnosis” game shows. On these shows, it appears that people are hypnotised and encouraged to do things out of character, such as clucking like a chicken or acting differently. Programmes such as these are a misrepresentation of what true professional hypnotherapists do. A Professional Hypnotherapist’s role includes helping people with current issues, healing from the past and guidance towards a clearer future.
Hypnotherapy is a natural state of mind which works with the subconscious mind. A Hypnotherapist will carry out an Initial Consultation. This is an important first step, as a lot of information gathering about the client is required, in order for an effective programme to be put together. The Hypnotherapist will use appropriate techniques to help every individual client. Tailor made programmes need to be flexible, further work is sometimes required or a change in direction is appropriate.
Other fears include a lack of knowledge as to what a Hypnotherapist’s role is. On the rare occasion, medics are misinformed regarding this area of work and assume it’s nonsense. This misconception is completely inaccurate and only creates barriers towards people seeking help. Fortunately, these opinions are very much in the minority. Many GPs are fully supportive of Hypnotherapy and recognise that it is a wonderful tool to work with and can help to transform people’s lives for the better.
People sometimes question whether it is possible to get stuck in Hypnosis? This simply cannot happen, as hypnotherapy is a natural state of mind and a well trained and experienced Hypnotherapist will be competent. Another benefit of hypnotherapy is that people experience a very deep and safe level of mental and physical relaxation. A good practitioner will establish trust and rapport with their clients. This is important, in order for you to feel safe, comfortable and understood with a clear vision of what goals you want to achieve.
To reassure you further, if you are seeking the help from a professional Hypnotherapist who is trained and experienced. Always look on an accredited register such as the National Hypnotherapy Society, which is approved by the Government’s regulatory body – the Professional Standards Authority. That way, the general public are safeguarded. You can be assured that Hypnotherapists on their register are qualified and in continuous professional development.
Finally, when choosing a Hypnotherapist one of the best ways to select the right person to help you, is by recommendation. Maybe you know of a friend who has been successfully helped or have a look at a Hypnotherapists website Reviews.
Copyright: Heather Fletcher Hypnotherapy January 2021