Once more into a trance dear friend... once more!
20th December, 20160 Comments
In order to access the subconscious, we need to enter a state where the conscious mind is busy relaxing. Most people have no trouble relaxing into a hypnotic state without help, but if going to a hypnotherapist could feel tense, nervous or embarrassed.
It is important to remember that the "trance state" we talk about is a very natural state indeed, not only are you fully aware of what's going on, you are tuned in with the subconscious mind slightly more - meaning that the body's "fight or flight" system will be listening, but even more closely, allowing you complete reassurance that you will never be put in a position to compromise your moral code or be "made" to do something you wouldn't normally decide to do.
It is true that the more you practice relaxation, the easier it is to go into this relaxed state we call a trance. If you would like to practice relaxing into a trance, you could make contact with the hypnotherapist you are interested in seeing to request a CD of them inducing a trance, this gives you an opportunity to build rapport with your therapist as well as get to know their "hypnotherapy" voice, which invariably differs from their speaking voice.
Some therapists charge a nominal fee to cover costs, others have downloads available to buy which may also help with confidence, self-esteem or something similar.
Needless to say, therapists have your well-being and recovery from whatever issue you seek help for at heart. What should be the easiest part of the session sometimes becomes a battle because it feels so alien to the client - remember practice makes perfect, or in this case much less strange to the client!
About the author
Karen Lee has always had an interest in helping others help themselves, after two years online voluntary work in a group she set up herself, she is now a qualified hypnotherapist, EMDR specialist and is studying to achieve a BSc hons degree in psychology, looking to become a psychologist in the next few years.
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