7 Things You Should Know Before Your Hypnotherapy Session

A magician swinging his watch and hypnotizing his assistant and soon you see him cluck like a chicken or bark like a dog?! It is a typical scene we often see on television. However, hypnosis or hypnotherapy is far from that. It is a form of psychotherapy used to solve various disorders. A hypnotherapy session on the schedule can seem a little frightening. But rest assured, here the top seven things you need to know before your hypnotherapy session.

What is Hypnotherapy?

The first thing you need to understand is the meaning and goal of hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy in which a person is put into a trance state of altered awareness. It uses relaxation techniques and high levels of concentration that allows them to access inner experiences and block out external distractions. It is used to treat a wide variety of disorders such as phobias, unhealthy habits, addiction, anxiety, depression, weight loss, and smoking addiction. However, it may not be appropriate for people suffering from episodes of psychosis such as hallucinations and delusions. 

Top 7 Things You Should Know Before Your Hypnotherapy Session

It is not like sleeping-  the goal of hypnotherapy is not to put you into a sleeping state. It is a state in which the body is extremely relaxed whereas the mind remains alert. A hypnotherapist guides you through a mindful process. However, sometimes the person may drift into sleep.

Everyone or anyone can be hypnotized- Anyone can be hypnotized as long as they are guided by an experienced and qualified professional. Remember, you cannot be hypnotized against your will. So, unless you want to experience it, you would not be able to get into a hypnotic state. One of the most crucial things to consider is that it is a process that requires cooperation between the person and the hypnotherapist. Hence, make sure you choose a qualified professional like Dr. Rajnee Garg, who is one of the best hypnotherapists in Kolkata. You should be able to trust the hypnotherapist.

Results don't appear overnight-  Hypnotherapy is not a magical solution to solve all your problems in one go. It doesn’t happen overnight. It requires consistency and consecutive sessions for the results to appear. Hence, do not lose hope if you do not feel the changes immediately.

Experience under hypnosis-  Each person may have a different experience with hypnotherapy. It is not the same experience every time either. During hypnotherapy, you are guided into a trance-like state where your body is completely relaxed whereas your mind is alert. It allows you to block out external thoughts and distractions and focus on your inner self. Your therapist will give you the suggestion that will help you achieve the ultimate goal of the session. They will plant the seeds which will grow roots and bring about a positive change. Moreover, you will also likely be more open to suggestions and declutter your mind as well.

They are unlike the ones shown on TV-  Unlike popular belief, hypnotherapy sessions do not involve a swinging watch. Neither do you lose control and start barking like a dog or dancing like a chicken. During the session, you will be guided through your mind and you will not be forced to do something that you do not want to. It is a way to reprogram your mind and set its course. It involves guidance through suggestion, relaxation techniques, and the power of imagery.

It doesn't make you lose control- Hypnotherapy doesn’t make you lose control over your actions. You can’t be forced to perform actions against your will. Even though you may lose the sense of your surroundings and get tuned into the work at hand, you will still be in control of your actions and speech.

It is a misconception that you forget whatever happened- Unlike the experiences shown on TV shows, you will not forget what you did or said in the hypnotic state. It is because your mind is conscious and not asleep.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Treats Anxiety And Depression - Hypnotherapy is often used as an alternative treatment for depression and anxiety. Hypnotherapy is essentially a process of hypnotizing the patient in which they are often induced into different stages of hypnosis therapy which may include age regression (revisiting past experiences), relaxation techniques via self-hypnotism (including meditation), or positive thinking/affirmations exercises - eventually leading them back into a more relaxed state that they wish to attain. Harnessing the power of suggestion, hypnotherapy may be able to help you manage your feelings and thoughts by teaching coping skills.

Cures Fears And Phobias - Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that helps people break associations in their brains between what they think and perceive to be real. For instance, while watching horror movies, people may find themselves being scared because of the scenes in the movie. However, this fearfulness is often triggered by something deep-rooted, like feelings from past events which come out as anxiety or fear. Hypnosis breaks these connections so we're not faced with our fears again but don't have quite the same power over us anymore either.

Breaks Free From Addictions - Hypnotherapy can help individuals struggling with addiction and substance abuse by helping them access memories of past events that may have contributed to their problem. This exploration helps the individual understand deep emotional trauma or what is causing these bad habits in an effort for a drug-free recovery. Hypnosis also offers another approach on how we think about our problems, sometimes necessary when breaking free from addictive substances like drugs, alcohol, etc.

Helps With Weight Management - Weight loss can be a difficult process for anyone. It is no surprise that hormones, emotions, and the mind all play an important role in this journey of self-improvement. Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis can help to alter the beliefs that interfere with one's ability to modify their diet and exercise routines. Hypnotherapy alone probably won’t deliver substantial weight loss results on its own  - but there's evidence that it can help alter beliefs about food routines, stress levels, etc., thereby making a big difference for those who just need a little mental boost as they take steps towards their goals.

Boosts Self-Esteem - Hypnotherapy is also used to improve interpersonal relationships and self-esteem. By inducing an altered state of consciousness through the use of hypnosis, one can change their feelings or behaviors to feel better about themselves. By exploring hypnosis, you will be able to identify patterns in your actions that contribute to negative outcomes. Our therapist is experienced and skilled at using suggestive techniques which can positively change the way you talk with yourself about who you are, process situations from a different perspective, interact with others more effectively, and see life events differently.

Dr.Rajnee Garg is a highly experienced hypnotherapist in Kolkata. Her experience and knowledge in occult science and alternative healing have made her one of the most sought out professionals in the country. She offers various services like tarot card reading, past life regression, crystal healing, and hypnotherapy in Kolkata.
She has won many awards including the very prestigious “Woman Achiever of India” certificate of excellence.
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