Keyword Search: in
A First Hypnosis Session
View article disclaimer and terms
Tags: Atlanta hypnosis, Atlanta hypnotherapy, Atlanta hypnotherapist

This article has been viewed 5862 times.
Ask us a Question
Email Address
Code ^
What might a client expect in a first hypnotherapy session? First the hypnotherapist will make sure that the client is at ease by conversationally establishing rapport, and sharing a little information about hypnosis, and then the hypnotherapist will gather information by asking questions about the client's goals. Once the hypnotherapist has gathered the necessary information it's time to begin the formal hypnotic induction. An "induction" is the proceedure used to guide someone into a hypnotic state. The client, who will be seated in a recliner typically, will be asked to close the eyes, and relax. The hypnotherapist begins speaking in a soothing voice, which is usually lower in pitch than normal speaking tones. This begins to set the stage with the unconscious mind of the client for something different to happen, and separates the hypnotic situation from normal conversational interaction.

A common induction technique is a "progressive relaxation" in which the client is asked to imagine a wave of relaxation moving through the body beginning at the head, moving down into the facial muscles, neck, chest, and so on. Once in trance, the hypnotherapist may use  metaphors and stories, as well as direct and indirect suggestions to the client to make the necessary changes to accomplish the client's outcome. While in trance the client is aware of what is being said to them, can choose to accept or reject any suggestion, and will usually remember what happened during the session, although spontaneous amnesia for a session is fairly common. It frequently surprises many to learn that someone in trance does not necessarily have any particular feelings of being "tranced out". Hypnosis is similar to the mental states of common experiences like driving past an expressway exit, as mentioned earlier. We don't feel tranced out then, even though our minds are "somewhere else".

The body does not distinguish between imagination and reality. A good example of this is when we're watching a movie and jump when something sudden happens on the screen. We're watching imaginary events, mere projected pictures and recorded sounds, but our body reacts with a startle response. The state of hypnosis amplifies our responses to imagery and imagination. So when one is in a trance, the imagination can be used to intensify any feeling or thought, and through the suggestive guidance of a hypnotherapist attach it to an internal cue, like a thought, image, or feeling. The end result is that the client begins to effortlessly work out regularly, feel more satisfied while eating less food, or step into a winner's mentality every time when setting up for a bench press.

By Wesley Anderson Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy
All rights reserved. Any reproducing of this article must have the author name and all the links intact.


Biography: In 1989 Wesley Anderson graduated from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy as a Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy, and has since been awarded trainers certification in hypnotherapy by the American Board of Hypnotherapy, and in Neuro Linguistic Programming, by the Society of NLP. Additionally, he is certified as a hypnoanesthesiologist and pain control specialist by the National Board of Hypnotic Anesthesiology. Dr. Andersonís background includes a doctorate in naturopathy, (ND).

(Total : 9)
Sort by Title A-Z
Sort by Title Z-A
A First Hypnosis Session
Chocolate Craving Quickly Conquered With Hypnosis
Creative Hypnosis: Eva Quit Smoking After Being Asked One Key Question
He Can Finally Wear His Dentures After Only One Hypnosis Session
How to Use Hidden Hypnotic Commands in Normal Conversation
Is Deeper Hypnosis More Effective?
Mind Control Hypnosis
Tobacco Hypnosis
What Happens During a First Hypnotherapy Session?

Contact Form

Please use this form to contact Wesley Anderson
** This form is intended for those with genuine enquiries/questions.

Company (if any)
  To avoid misuse and spamming, please enter the verification code, shown below, to send your message. Thank you
if you can't read the image text to load another one.
Enter Code

Disclaimer and Terms. This article is the opinion of the author. WorldwideHealth.com makes no claims regarding this information. WorldwideHealth.com recommends that all medical conditions should be treated by a physician competent in treating that particular condition. WorldwideHealth.com takes no responsibility for customers choosing to treat themselves. Your use of this information is at your own risk. Your use of this information is governed by WWH terms and conditions.