If your therapist can’t hypnotize you, it isn’t because you are the one person on the planet who cannot go under hypnosis. Everybody can – because self-hypnosis is something we as human beings do all the time.
So assuming you have chosen a fully accredited clinical hypnotherapist who has a decent amount of experience, if you don’t go into a state of hypnosis during your session there will be one of three reasons:
ONE: You Don’t Want To Be Hypnotized
You’re the one in control. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis and your therapist uses her expertise to guide you – but you have to come to the party. But no need to worry; anybody who is willing to pay a hypnotherapist in excess of one hundred dollars for the privilege usually wants to be hypnotized.
Just in case, before you make you appointment I suggest you ask yourself the question ‘Am I really ready to make this change?’ If you’re not ready to make the change then you will not allow yourself to go into a state of hypnosis. So take some time to reflect before you commit to working with a hypnotherapist.
TWO: You Don’t Trust Your Therapist
Before I agree to treat my weight loss hypnotherapy clients it is a prerequisite that they come and meet me for a free half hour assessment. Why do I do this? So we can meet face to face and see if we get along.
If you don’t get along with your therapist, or if you don’t trust them, you will not allow yourself to be hypnotized. So listen to your gut instinct when you are deciding which therapist to choose.
THREE: You’re Too Stressed To Concentrate
On very rare occasions I see clients who are so strung out that they simply don’t have the resources they need to get the most out a hypnotherapy session at that point in time. This doesn’t mean that they can’t ever be hypnotized- just not right at that moment.
If you’re feeling highly agitated, depressed or suicidal then it’s not the right time to have hypnotherapy. Read my is hypnosis safe page to see what state of mind you should be in if you undergo hypnosis.
Choose The Right Therapist
It’s really important to choose a therapist who is right for you. If I think I’m not the best person to hypnotize you I’ll refer you on to another therapist.
If you are based in Melbourne you should always select a fully accredited hypnotherapist with plenty of experience, and you should always feel safe and comfortable with this person. Call me to find out if you are a good candidate for hypnotherapy here.