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How do you choose a hypnosis therapist?

March 30, 2012 by relax  
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Question by Angel: How do you choose a hypnosis therapist?
I want to try hypnosis to help me with me with my issues. But have no idea how to choose the right person. has anyone done this before and could give me some advise

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Answer by monkey777monkey
Hypnotists are not usually the cream of the medical crop, so there is no such thing as a “great” hypnotist. You could mention your general issues and ask people if they think hypnosis is a good choice. For some issues it might be a good choice. For most issues it is not.

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One Response to “How do you choose a hypnosis therapist?”
  1. Rob says:

    • Do you prefer talking to a man or a woman?

    • Is this a problem you have difficulty discussing with someone younger than you?

    These are all questions you might want to think about before choosing a hypnotherapist. There are some extremely good hypnotherapists in BC, and several good training establishments.

    If you are unable to locate a hypnotherapist that suits you, and if I am unable to assist, please don’t hesitate to ask me to recommend someone. I may well know a hypnotherapist that will work well for you.

    First you need to understand what hypnotherapy is.

    Hypnotherapy is the process of identifying a problem, addiction or issue, and then using hypnosis finding solutions to it. There are several techniques for doing this. The most effective techniques have results that become evident very swiftly. It is quite normal for a small number of sessions to solve a problem that would otherwise take years or decades to resolve.

    One striking example of this is stuttering. If the cause can be found, and the correct therapy applied, it is not uncommon for stuttering to quite simply cease. Other therapies may take many months to show improvement.

    Another good example is found in addictions. When someone enters a hypnotherapists office a smoker, and leaves a non smoker, a damaging habit has been broken. This happens all the time.

    There are many troubling afflictions hypnotherapy can help. These span depression, self confidence issues, pain management, erectile dysfunction – the list is quite literally endless. Behaviors and addictions are another area hypnotherapy is proven effective.

    The key thing to keep in mind is that good hypnotherapy produces lasting results quickly.

    “How do I know if my hypnotherapist is competent?”
    A hypnotherapist should make you feel comfortable, and safe. Your relationship with your hypnotherapist should be one which you enjoy. The therapy should be at times relaxing, sometimes exciting. There may be times when therapy can be troubling – but nonetheless the issues have to be resolved. Throughout you should feel in control of the situation. The rapport you build up with your therapist will dictate how effective the therapy will be.

    You may find that when in trance you remember everything – this is quite normal. At times you may remember nothing at all. What you will experience is a general slowing down of your mind and body, to a state where your subconscious is able to take on board direct suggestions. These suggestions remain with you long after the end of the session – sometimes for a lifetime.

    Because your memory is extremely accurate in hypnosis, your hypnotherapist may use regression in your therapy. This is the mark of solid hypnotherapy. Surprisingly a relatively small number (about 10%) of therapists use hypnotic regression. Training in regression is time consuming and complicated, however it is one of the cornerstones of effective hypnotherapy.

    When looking for a hypnotherapist you should ask if your therapist uses regression techniques. If they do not, they likely will not be able to locate the source of issues. In this case they will be working using just positive reinforcement techniques, which may have a band aid effect, but will not provide lasting help.

    Unless the situation is extremely complex (a cocaine addiction for example) you should expect to solve simple issues in one or two visits, and more complex ones in five or six. If you are told to expect ten or more sessions, you should be very wary. The exception to this is cocaine addiction. Because of the nature of the addiction it’s quite possible a client may see their hypnotherapist a dozen times to overcome the effects of cravings, reduce frequency of use, and eventually eradicate usage entirely.

    Most clinical hypnotherapists receive extensive training. This goes far beyond the ability to hypnotize.

    You should not expect a Woody Allen type scenario – 25 years in therapy and beginning to show signs of improvement.

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