How to Use Hypnosis to Achieve your Goals

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Hypnosis is well-known to rewire habits so people can easily lose weight and stop smoking, but few people understand how it works. This deck explains what hypnosis is and how to use it in your personal life. There are instructions for self-hypnosis and how to create hypnotic suggestions for success.

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How to Use Hypnosis to Achieve your Goals

  1. 1. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. How to Use Hypnosis to Achieve your Goals http://www.wellspring-hypnosis.com
  2. 2. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Hypnosis is a state of trance. Okay. But what is Trance?
  3. 3. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Trance • Has been used since ancient times for healing • It is a creative, resourceful state
  4. 4. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com • Trance has been used for healing by ancient cultures. Celtic Navajo Tibetan One can go into trance by staring into a mandala and becoming mesmerized.
  5. 5. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Types of Trance Note: Significance for self-hypnosis. Smokers and trance. Dreams and inventions.
  6. 6. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com The Hypnodisk The spinning hypnodisk can create a state of trance. Focus on the center and drift into trance.
  7. 7. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com A Shift in Perception • Trance creates a shift in perception • New solutions can emerge easily
  8. 8. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Common Trance States • Driving a familiar route • Day dreaming • Watching fire, waves or clouds • Repetitive motions • “Spacing out”
  9. 9. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Hypnotic trance… • Is a relaxed, focused state of awareness • Has relaxing alpha and theta brainwaves • Is creative and imaginative • Accesses the unconscious mind • Is goal-oriented
  10. 10. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Uses of Hypnosis • Personal Enhancements – Sports Performance – Public speaking – Self-confidence / self-esteem – Relaxation and stress management – Study skills, test anxiety - Spiritual goals
  11. 11. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Uses of Hypnosis • Change deep unconscious habits: – Smoking cessation – Compulsive eating or drinking – Angry or jealous reactions – Nail biting, jaw grinding, bed wetting, thumb sucking – Stuttering – Alleviate fight or flight response (panic)
  12. 12. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Uses of Hypnosis • Relief for the body – Pain management including childbirth – Nausea, headaches – Insomnia – Jaw grinding – Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – Skin conditions: warts, eczema, psoriasis
  13. 13. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com The Unconscious Mind is Strong Willpower Alone The Unconscious Mind
  14. 14. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. www.wellspring-hypnosis.com The Conscious Mind • The conscious mind controls planning, strategies, analysis and decision making • It is linear • It can only handle 7 +/- 2 pieces of information at a time
  15. 15. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com The Unconscious Mind • Is body consciousness • Processes 2 million bits of info/sec • Non-linear, symbolic • Stores automatic habits, patterns and learnings
  16. 16. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Hypnosis is a Bridge to better inner communication The Conscious Mind The Un- conscious Mind
  17. 17. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. www.wellspring-hypnosis.com Hypnosis? It’s not what you think… It’s what you imagine! “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” – John Lennon
  18. 18. One Way Hypnosis Works • Hypnosis harnesses the imagination • The imagination is the language of the unconscious mind • The imagination can “speak” to the body • Hypnotic suggestions trigger the imagination to make deep changes Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com
  19. 19. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Self-Hypnosis Seven Easy Steps 1. Create a conducive environment 2. Write down your goal 3. Get relaxed (breathe deeply) 4. Induction and count-down 10 to 1 for deepening 5. Imagination, affirmations, suggestions 6. Imagine yourself achieving the goal 7. End – count back up, 1 to 10
  20. 20. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com How to Craft Hypnotic Suggestions • Use positive language in the present tense Poor Suggestions Good Suggestions I will be skilled. I am skilled. I don’t smoke. I breathe fresh air. I am not critical. I am accepting. I won’t screw up. I am effective.
  21. 21. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Repeat Repeat Repeat What you repeat becomes stronger • Repeat affirmations • Repeat key words • Practice visualizations • Listen to hypnosis mp3 every day
  22. 22. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Imaginative Suggestions • Use sight, sound, taste, smell and feeling • Use key words – “clean and sober” • Suggest environmental cues like seeing the color red • Associations and metaphors: being in control is like driving a car
  23. 23. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Visualization Strategies Goal • Bright • Vivid • Close • Big • Clear Problem State • Dark • Hazy • Far away • Small • Opaque
  24. 24. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Auditory Strategies Goal • Clear • Resonant • Close • Harmonious • Strong Problem State • Distorted • Muddy • Far away • Grating • Weak
  25. 25. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Kinesthetic Strategies (Feelings, touch, taste, smell, proprioception) Goal • Light • Smooth • Delicious • Relaxed • Balanced Problem State • Heavy • Rough • Distasteful • Stressed • Unbalanced
  26. 26. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Create your Trance • Imagine yourself in your favorite natural setting (beach, forest, mountains…) • Progressive relaxation of muscles
  27. 27. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com Self-Hypnosis Review Seven Easy Steps 1. Create a conducive environment 2. Write down your goal 3. Get relaxed (breathe deeply) 4. Deepening and count-down 10 to 1 5. Imagination, affirmations, suggestions 6. Imagine yourself achieving the goal 7. End – count back up, 1 to 10
  28. 28. Try Hypnosis with an Mp3 Sign up for my newsletter below to receive free hypnosis mp3s or get one from the store. Aisha Kessler, C.Ht. wellspring-hypnosis.com http://www.wellspring-hypnosis.com https://twitter.com/hypnotherapistAisha

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