About the author: Fanis Makrigiannis of Mind Spirit Body Hypnosis is certified and accredited by the American Board of Hypnotherapy, The National Guild of Hypnotists, and the American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Preparing for your first Hypnotherapy appointment.
Many have asked, but many have not been told. This is the main reason I write these articles, to help you understand the process and the journey you are about to take.
Many Hypnotists simply do not adequately inform their clients about the procedures for preparing for a hypnotic session. I’ve taken into account that we are all different, this is why I’ll cover the basics of what is required.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES SHOW UP TO YOUR APPOINTMENT UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, NARCOTICS, OR ANYTHING ELSE!
This is obvious, but I had to mention it; honestly, it is so important, thus the bold print! The chances of an Abreaction (a feeling of reliving trauma or a negative scene) increase dramatically while under the influence of narcotics/alcohol etc. Do yourself a favour and stay home in a safe environment.
Now, let’s move on to another important point: do you want to make changes?
You will not see results if you’re there because someone else wants you to be! The truth is, that your unconscious mind will instantly delete all the messaging if you do not want to make changes. I see this so often with couples, or children being forced to attend.
You must be ready now, simple as that!
Wear comfortable clothing. Hypnosis is a very natural state, meant to be a relaxing period. If you are not comfortable wearing a suit then don’t. Wear something loose and cozy.
Have questions prepared? Your therapist must allow you to ask any therapeutic-related questions. After all, this is all about the client. Some Hypnotists like to believe they are beyond answering questions. Please, folks, that’s nonsense!
Being honest is so important, do not lie about anything! Remember, this is about healing and not ego!
Lastly, come with an open mind and believe!
I hope this helps you understand the process, once again each therapist is different. But make sure they provide you with the information needed.
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