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.
What should I do after a hypnosis session?
I have mixed feelings about this question, there are no real finite answers to it simply because it depends on the Hypnotherapist.
Some may say there is a “hypnotic lag” in the first few minutes after a session, others will say no there is not.
I will take the glass as a half-full approach to this question. When a subject comes out of hypnosis some Hypnotists will not include the words “wide awake” to indicate back to full awareness. I always use these words because there is a possibility the subject may accidentally sabotage the session by simply thinking a negative thought.
The awakening portion of the session is as important as the session itself. You must have a structured process in place to ensure success. I will always speak with the subject (client) after the end of the hypnotic session. I ask questions that distract and help with any hypnotic lag.
I am amazed to see how many Hypnotists simply allow the client to either just walk away, or say negative words following a session. The session ends when the client is back to full awareness.
Every section of the hypnotic process must be followed to ensure success, there cannot be any shortcuts. Doing so will cheat your client of the help they truly need.
As therapists we need to look after our clients instead of loving the way we sound.
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Fanis Makrigiannis | C.Ht, MNLP | Mind Spirit Body Hypnosis