Use this video and blog post to help your friends and family understand what hypnosis is and how it has helped you make so many great changes in your life.
Our friends and family may not always be on the same page as us when it comes to personal development or health initiatives.
Maybe you’re just getting into hypnosis and when you talk about it with loved ones, they’re curious about it and want to know more – fabulous!
Or maybe you bought happy birthday hypnosis sessions for all of your loved ones only to find out after the fact that they think it’s a bunch of “made-up witchcraft nonsense”…
Not to fear! Enjoy those sessions yourself or wait it out because the benefits of hypnosis are rapidly becoming more understood by the general public and eventually they’ll come around.
In the meantime though, the mention of a daily self-hypnosis practice often raises some follow up questions (and some eyebrows). Fair enough.
I love educating and informing people about what hypnosis actually is so I recently asked you inside our private facebook group.
What questions do your friends and family have for you when you tell them you’re into hypnosis?
Keep reading or watch this video to learn the answers to your loved ones most popular questions…
What does hypnosis do for me?
Hypnosis helps you to reprogram your subconscious mind. It helps you identify and then shift old limiting beliefs and put new, powerful beliefs in their place.
How is hypnosis different than affirmations?
Affirmations are awesome! In this video I teach you how to use Hypno-Affirmations:
That being said, affirmations happen on the level of the conscious mind, the speaking mind, the thinking mind. The subconscious however is where your emotions, beliefs and habits are stored.
This means that affirmations can put you in a nice positive frame of mind for a while, but they are not going to change the programming that leads to the thoughts and behaviors that make up your current reality (unless you repeat them literally hundreds of time each day) because those are stored in your subconscious which the affirmations don’t reach. If you really want affirmations to be extremely powerful, use Hypno-Affirmations by putting yourself into a light state of hypnosis before you do them, this way they’ll reach your subconscious mind directly.
You can check out this video to learn how: https://youtu.be/sLt3QDIpWsU
Do I need to do hypnosis forever to get results?
This is a great question (in fact I have another entire video on this topic you can check out here: https://youtu.be/L-aJ_sENDZE)
But, in short, on average you need about six sessions to see 93 per cent improvement.
Some people can have 1 session and their issues is gone forever, but this is an exception to the rule above.
Some people have 12 sessions and they find that they need to upkeep their sessions over time, maybe one session every three months, one every six months, one every 12 months.
It really comes down to the person and what you’re working on.
Know that despite how Hollywood portrays it, hypnosis is not a magic pill that you swallow once and all of sudden your problems are gone forever.
If you want to improve your life, hypnosis is one of the most powerful ways to do it, and just like anything in life, what you put into it is what you’ll get out of it.
But all that having been said, do you need to do hypnosis forever to get results? In my experience and in the experience of my clients? Absolutely not 🙂
Why not just take a nap or get more rest to calm down?
Just because you get a good night’s sleep, it doesn’t mean that all of your inner workings are going to transform the way you want them to.
In fact, there are a lot of people who nap a lot because they are depressed.
It’s not just about stress relief.
When we are in hypnosis, we are relaxed and feel safe – that is one of the reasons why we become open to suggestion, but the active participation in reprogramming your subconscious is where the true transformation lies.
I call hypnosis “meditation with a goal” and unfortunately if you’ve ever tried “sleeping with a goal” I’m fairly certain you’ll find that you don’t wake up wanting that cigarette any less.
Getting enough sleep is of course one of the foundational components to good health and while hypnosis can cure insomnia easy peasy, subconscious programming needs more than just a calm state in order to transform.
How can I help my friends and family understand or incorporate hypnosis in their lives?
The best thing that you can do is be the clean glass of water.
Think of it this way.
If someone sees a dirty glass of water – it’s GROSS. They are not going to want to drink from it or put it into their body. But everybody who is thirsty wants to drink a clean glass of water when they see it.
So even if your friends and family are not currently interested in hypnosis, that is ok.
You do you.
Take responsibility for your own life, emotions, and actions. And as you clean up your life and as you start living the life of your dreams, you become the clean glass of water and then everyone around you will start to say: What are you doing? What is it that you are using or what are you on?!
And you will be able to say: “Hypnotherapy has changed my life and here is how….”
And it is then and only then that they will really be ready to listen to you.
99% of my friends and family thought I had LOST IT when I became a hypnotherapist, now they all line up for sessions… it took a minute but it was worth the wait.
I look forward to answering more of your questions so keep ‘em coming. I know, especially when you’re first starting out, that there are a lot of unknowns and I want to make sure that I support you as best as I can.
If you haven’t already, make sure you watch this video I made for you answering all of these questions! https://youtu.be/0u9yf6E73jQ
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