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Why Self-Hypnosis?

If you decide to come and see me for hypnotherapy sessions in most cases I’ll be teaching you self-hypnosis, as I believe it’s an important part of the therapeutic process.

It will give you a sense of control and self efficacy – knowing that there is something positive that you can do to help yourself.
It also helps to boost self-esteem and self-confidence. Practicing self- hypnosis helps to prevent over-reliance on me as the therapist and will provide you with a valuable tool for life that you can use in different circumstances and situations. There may well be occasions when I provide clients a CD to listen to – and of course there is my free download as well – but I will always also advocate the use of self-guided self-hypnosis. When using self-hypnosis you can choose what works best for you; the self-hypnosis induction and deepener you prefer and the words and imagery that really work for you; as opposed to a generic prescribed CD.

If something is worth doing

It’s not unusual for clients to come back and say that self-hypnosis is difficult. However, self hypnosis is just like anything else worth doing well – it takes practice. With practice, you will improve. If for example you really want to learn to play the guitar, you wouldn’t give up after the first two lessons, saying it was too difficult, would you? It’s important to have a clear goal in mind and a definite understanding of how self-hypnosis is going to help you get there. This will help you to stay motivated with your practice. When practicing self- hypnosis it’s only natural that your mind will wander at first, but the key is to remain mindfully alert to when this is happening, and to keep bringing your focus back to the object of your hypnosis session.

So keep practicing your self hypnosis – you will improve with patience, effort and persistence

Have faith that you will, believe that you will because, with a gentle but persistent practice, you will. It is perfectly attainable and will enhance your life greatly. Incorporate suggestions that you are improving into your hypnosis sessions, for example you could say “…as a result of regular practice I am getting better and better at using self hypnosis, which is more and more beneficial to me” or something along those lines. So practice regularly, have faith that you’ll improve and you’ll ultimately reap the rewards.

I’m a hypnotherapist providing a friendly, professional service in Devon, working from Buckfastleigh. I offer a free initial consultation, so please feel free to contact me
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