Hypnosis can be a formidable treatment option for men and women afflicted with various problems. From weight loss to stress reduction, hypnosis helps you do more than change a behavior for a day – it alters the way you think and helps you make permanent changes that last a lifetime!
Although many choose to use self-hypnosis as their treatment of choice, others prefer to work with a professional – at least in the beginning. Don’t worry that you’ll be put into a hypnotic trance where you’re not in control of your actions. You might see those silly antics on a stage at an improv club, but it’s not what happens in a professional hypnotist’s office.
So how do you choose a specialist in the hypnosis industry that you feel comfortable with – someone you can trust? You want someone with a good reputation, so finding a hypnotist through a referral is a great way to ensure others have had success before you.
If you don’t know anyone who’s gone to a hypnotist, ask the hypnotist themselves for some referrals. They usually have people who are willing to vouch for them with testimonials.
Ask questions – like where they learned about the hypnosis field. Did they take some psychology courses in college that educated them about the process or was it a home mailing course where they send off for a fake degree from an unaccredited university in the virtual online world?
Maybe they had a mentor who trained them or they absorbed everything they could from a myriad of books. Whatever you feel comfortable with is how you should analyze your hypnotist’s credentials. Find out if they belong to any professional hypnosis organizations.
When you make your first visit to their office, see if you like the environment. Does it make you feel welcomed and comfortable, or is the clutter a stressful, uneasy situation for you?
How does the staff in the hypnotist’s office treat clients? You should be greeted in a friendly way and treated with the utmost respect. If you’ve ever gone to the doctor, you know that isn’t always the case.
A professional hypnotist will spend some time asking you questions and getting to know you on a personal level so that they can treat your issues effectively. They should help to allay any fears or concerns you have about the process. Don’t go through with the session if you feel uneasy about the hypnotist. It’s okay to say no and try your hand at self hypnosis, where you know you can trust the person doing it – you!