Use Hypnosis to Your Advantage

How to Use Hypnosis to Your Advantage

If your life is not what you would like it to be, the advantages of hypnosis can help you to discover the cause and improve your mindset.

Hypnosis is helpful in dealing with issues or habits you no longer want to control your life. 

For example, habits such as smoking, overeating, or reacting to events inappropriately when stressed or anxious can have a major impact on your feelings of self-worth and self-confidence.

Hypnosis and self-hypnosis are tools, used to modify your reaction to external factors and eliminate any inappropriate behaviors. In order to make a lasting positive change in your life, you need to identify the root of the problem. Once the source has been found, you can fix it.

For example, if your problem is over-eating, it is highly likely that the root of the problem actually has little to do with the food itself, rather it is something emotional. Therefore, the goal of the Hypnotist is to find the emotional issue that is causing you to eat rather than focus on diet or food choices. You will not benefit, from the advantages of hypnosis, if you are trying to fix symptoms instead of the real reason for the problem.

Perhaps your issues involve a known or unknown mental block which results in the subconscious getting in the way of change. If the learned behavior is ingrained in your personality it may be impossible to change, without accessing the subconscious mind directly.  The advantages of hypnosis allow us to access the subconscious and make the changes necessary. 

Using hypnosis to discover the “real” source of the problem will help you, and your therapist, to create suggestions which will modify the reaction to the outside trigger. During the discovery process, ask yourself probing questions that involve the who, what, when, where, and why.

Here are a few sample questions:

  • Who is associated with the problem?
  • Is there a location trigger that could be associated with the source of the problem?
  • When did the problem first start in your life?
  • What, in particular, sparks the behavior?
  • Why this behavior?

The answers to these questions will provide insight into the cause of your issues and will be helpful when determining how to address them. During the hypnosis sessions, you will be able to clarify and focus on the root cause. A series of suggestions will help you to overcome or replace the negative feelings with positive reactions. 

You may be able to arrange to obtain a recording of your session, to use in self-hypnosis sessions at home, to help you strengthen the resolve to make the changes necessary.

By Allan Curtis

Certified Professional Hypnotist

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