You’ve probably been considering using hypnosis to help you to lose weight. And if you have never had a hypnotic experience before, you probably would like to know how to assure that you will be successful when you do. So I thought I would recount a tale of a recent hypnotic failed session that I was involved in, so that you could benefit from it and be able to succeed with your own.
First off I want to tell you that it is impossible to fail at going into trance, unless you have a very low IQ. One that is less than 70 on the IQ scale. And because you are reading this article, this assures that you have the ability to experience and benefit from hypnotic trance.
So maybe you are asking, how did someone come to see me and have a failed session? Were they someone who had a less than 70 IQ? Was I less than effective in my work? So you’re probably asking, what could possibly have happened to cause this person to have a failed session?
In answer to your questions, no this person was not an idiot with an IQ of less than 70. No I was not less than my stellar self using the tools that I am quite accomplished at to help facilitate the normal human to change. I have to be quite frank with you, you might never find out why this particular person failed at being a good hypnotic participant. But I am sure that I can give you enough insights into why they failed that this information will help you to make sure that you will have a successful session.
Hypnosis is a dance of sorts. There must be a leader and a follower. Imagine what it would be like if there were two people on the dance floor who both wanted to lead. Now imagine there being two dancers on the floor who both wanted to follow. No good, right? Not really a satisfying dance for either of them. Now imagine what it would be like if there started off being one leader and one follower, and after a while, one of the dancers decided to change roles and the other refused. Still not a good picture right?
Well that was what happened during this failed session. The subject who came to see me to be guided into hypnosis, achieved a great level of hypnotic trance. Their trance was verified covertly by me in a number of ways on a few different occasions. And then this hypnotic trance state was verified by the subject as they followed along perfectly. We hypnotists call this a convincer, which is usually interpreted that way by the subject. This time, the subject for some reason refused to accept that the convincer really took place.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about hypnosis by most people. During the course of my sessions, prior to hypnotizing my clients, I work diligently and thoroughly to dispel any and all of these myths and misconceptions that might be held by my subjects. But sometimes people refuse to let go of what they expect hypnosis to be. And if you expect for some reason that hypnosis will mean that you will be unconscious, and that you will not have any thoughts in your mind at all, then no matter what I tell you about your trance you will not accept it.
So here’s the big lesson for you. You must find a hypnotist that you want to trust. You must be willing to trust their expertise and ability prior to allowing them to guide you into your trance state. You will get better at going into trance because your skill does improve each time you experience trance. You should know that you will have thoughts. You might at first have many outside thoughts, perhaps even thoughts about if what you are experiencing is really hypnosis. Do not entertain these thoughts or give them any weight. They are not real, they are just that other part of your mind refusing to relax. The good news is that hypnosis isn’t really about relaxation. You can go into hypnosis without the need to relax but relaxation does help. Over time you can learn to let go and go more quickly into hypnosis.
And sometimes you must just rely upon the hypnotists expertise as to whether you have achieved hypnosis or not and then when you begin to follow the suggestions during the session and continue to follow the guidelines outlined to you by your hypnotist after the session then you can notice the change and verify your results.
But if you think you weren’t hypnotized and here’s the real problem, you decide not to follow through on the instructions provided to you by the hypnotist on how to behave after the session, then you just chose to waste your time and money.