Hypnotherapy Training Can Change Lives
Have you ever met someone, and they’ve got so comfortable with you so fast that within 15 minutes they’ve already told you half of their lives, and you know all of their problems?
Maybe your mum was the type of person who everyone came to with their issues, and you’ve inherited that, so now your entire circle of friends lays everything on you, whether you ask them to or not (though perhaps you secretly enjoy it).
Or maybe you’re just the sort of person who loves to help people, and you’re seriously considering making it into a career.
Whatever the reason, taking hypnotherapy training and then starting your own practice can be a deeply satisfying, life fulfilling experience. There is no better feeling than knowing you’re making a difference in people’s lives, and there is no greater difference you can make more than helping someone deal with the problems that they face and might not be able to deal with on their own.
So it stands to reason if you want to help people, you’re going to want to learn the best way of doing that. One of the best methods for change in people’s lives, especially effective change for long term issues, is hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy Can Change Lives
Hypnotherapy is a method used by medical and healthcare professionals to treat a wide range of issues that their clients face in their day to day lives.
Hypnosis is what’s known as a complimentary therapy, meaning that it’s generally used alongside or as a complement to another method of therapy, to enhance the effect of both.
How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
Hypnotherapy works by guiding the client into a state of hypnotic trance, using methods of guided relaxation, breathing techniques and concentration or focus to put your client into a suggestible, trance like state. (1) This pacing and leading of the client moves their mindset into a place where they’re most able to make changes without resistance, and you’re most capable of helping them.
Once in ahypnotic state, your clients will find it easier tap into their subconscious more freely, as well as become aware of thoughts and feelings with less judgement than they otherwise would. This means your clients are generally more able to focus on what needs to be focused on and move past any mental blocks or other issues that inhibit healthy growth.
The use of hypnosis as a therapy tool is growing year on year as more studies are performing confirming the efficacy of its use. Used as a tool alongside other types of therapy, hypnotherapy training is a valuable tool that allows clients to explore deep seated feelings or confront pain that they otherwise might be unable to.
Who Can Be Helped With Hypnotherapy?
One of the most wonderful things about hypnotherapy is that the underlying methods are so powerful and effective, they can be adapted to almost any situation, including: (2)
A lot of the time, the reason someone puts on weight is not because of what they’re eating. It’s because of how.
The problem is normally with the relationship we have with our food, and how we’re using food in our lives, for example as a tool to deal with pain, or boredom.
Often, we might subconsciously know that our relationship with our food is unhelpful, but facing it, especially when it comes to something that we have to do every day, as a normal part of our lives, can be hard.
Once put into a hypnotic trance and allowed to examine how and why they see food in the way they do, a client will be able to break their patterns adopt a more healthy attitude, not just with food, but also breaking the patterns in life that caused the unhealthy eating patterns in the first place. (3)
One of the key triggers for depressive episodes is specific traumatic events.
Facing down these events can be difficult, and as the onset of depression progresses, a failure to deal with these same events and move on can contribute to the general feelings of lowness and worthlessness that accompany many depressive episodes.
Because hypnotherapy allows people to deal with issues in a safe, calm, non-judgemental environment, a client suffering from depression caused by specific events can find it significantly easier to work through.
On top of this, because depression is a mental disorder that can often lurk below the surface of a person’s mind, when tapping into the subconscious using hypnosis, you will be able to let patients deal with their issues in manner that’s entirely under their and your control.
Continuing research shows that hypnotherapy training could allow you to work on curing the root causes of anxiety disorders and panic attacks.
Once in a trance state, it can become very simple for a patient to detach from the issues that cause their anxiety, and allow them to see these problems in a more relaxed, rational, objective manner.
Often times, once these problems have been examined more closely by the patient, and behaviours to deal with them suggested by the therapist practitioner, the anxiety lessens by a great deal or simply disappears very quickly.
Confidence and Assertiveness
Low confidence and low self esteem go hand in hand. Generally, low confidence or low levels of assertiveness are indicators of a host of other underlying issues, whether in love life, career, or just general life.
Confidence comes from competence, being relaxed and knowing that no matter what comes, or what situations might throw at you, you’re equipped with the skills, tools and mental state to be able to deal with it.
By being able to talk through situations in a calm, relaxed manner whilst in a hypnotic trance, gently guided by your promptings, you will be able to escort your clients through the situations that normally cause them anxiety, curing it from the root of the problem.
Hypnotherapy serves a dual use for dealing with stress, especially when used alongside other methods of stress management.
Firstly, the act of dropping into a meditative hypnotic state actively reduces the stress response in the body. As you build trust with your clients and they learn how best to fall into a deeply relaxing trance, it will be something that they can do in their day to day lives as well as in your sessions, allowing them to better deal with stressful situations.
Secondly, hypnotherapy allows people to make deep, long lasting, sweeping changes to their lives, which can eliminate the problems that are causing their stress in the first place.
Smoking and Addictions
Long understood as a powerful method for quitting smoking or other addictive lifestyle problems, hypnotherapy can be a highly effective tool that you can use to allow your clients to take control of their lives. (4)
A group study on the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for quitting smoking found that it at least as effective as other methods, which is incredible considering some of those methods include supplementation with nicotine in patches or dummy cigarettes.
One hypothesis is that the focus and attentiveness hypnosis brings allows clients to better control their cravings and urges, as well as understand why they’re making the effort to quit. Whatever the reason, all we know is, it works, and very well!
For people suffering from sleep disorders, hypnosis is one of the most powerful cures available, hence the prevalence of sleep hypnosis apps all across our phones and videos purporting to help you sleep flooding the internet.
But nothing beats learning how to best fall into a hypnotic trance from a registered professional. When seeing clients with sleep disorders, often you might be teaching them simply how to calm and quiet the mind when it comes time to sleep, and with your training and expertise, there will be no better person to do so. (5)
Other times, simply the fact that their minds have become calmer and more relaxed through repeated hypnotic trance states allows clients to cut through the chaos that prevents them from getting a restful night’s sleep, so helping to cure their sleep disorder.
Grief and Loss
We all experience loss in our lives, and most of the time, we will be able to acknowledge and move past it, dealing with the loss and integrating it healthily into our minds and personality.
But sometimes the loss of someone is too hard, perhaps due to the closeness of the relationship, or a lack of strong support network.
In these times, hypnotherapy can be a highly effective tool, both to process the grief, and to deal with the host of surrounding issues that can arise after an unexpected or even expected loss.
Talking through the problem with an objective, caring outsider like a hypnotherapist means you can give your clients the space they need to regress back to the events, objectively observe and acknowledge their pain, then find methods to heal whatever issues are causing them all this hurt.
Are There Downsides to Hypnotherapy?
In general, hypnosis is appropriate for the vast majority of clients, but it might not be suitable for those with drug or alcohol dependency problems, or those with psychotic symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations.
Apart from this, when used correctly, your hypnotherapy training can be a powerful tool for change and growth, especially when it comes to healing long term mental blocks.
Can Hypnotherapy Make Someone Do Something They Don’t Want To?
No. Absolutely not. Hypnotherapy is a guided practice that lets people understand their subconscious mind and break through any blocks they may have.
You can never make someone do something with hypnosis or hypnotherapy that they didn’t already want to do, consciously or subconsciously.
This is why some people think hypnosis doesn’t work. It doesn’t work on them because they’re sceptical of the practice, and don’t want to be hypnotised.
There’s an important lesson here for everyone considering hypnotherapy training. One of the first things you can do with your clients is pace them, make sure that they know that hypnotherapy works best if they expect it to do something, even something small. Then assess where they are in their personal lives, and make sure that they want to make the changes that they’re coming to you for.
Are There Different Ways To Learn Hypnosis?
There certainly are. Like anything that’s been around a long time and has been proven to work, hypnosis and hypnotherapy has been adapted, transformed and taught in a thousand different ways.
In our opinion, the current best hypnosis training on the market is Rapid Transformational Therapy or RTT by multi award winning therapist Marisa Peer.
What Makes RTT Better Than Traditional Hypnotherapy?
There are so many reasons that we would recommend anyone thinking of taking hypnotherapy training trains in RTT over other forms of hypnotherapy. Here are our main reasons:
- The head instructor and originator of the method, Marisa Peer, has been a trained therapist for over thirty years, specialising in multiple different methods of therapy.
- All of that experience, both with different methods of therapy and with thousands of clients from all walks of life and with every imaginable issue, has been combined into a single powerful, effective method that can be adapted to help anyone, in any situation.
- RTT isn’t just hypnotherapy. It’s a complete therapeutic approach that combines the most powerful parts of hypnosis with up to date psychological knowledge and a revolutionary method of self talk that, once internalised, allows clients to effect sweeping, long lasting changes to their lives with ease.
- Rapid Transformational Therapy is, as its name suggests, an extremely fast and powerful method for long term change, and in some cases, can make huge and lasting changes in the lives of clients within just a single session!
Every method of hypnotherapy can be effective if used correctly, but in our honest opinion, if you’re looking for a therapeutic practice that brings long term change into people’s lives, and has the highest chance of that change sticking for good, no matter what might happen, then you should seriously consider studying with Marisa Peer.