As a publisher there are blessings. One of the blessings is being granted complimentary “stuff”. With the Idaho Women’s Journal, when we’re granted benevolent gifts like a company product or service, it’s evaluated and shared. It’s a way to expose readers to ideas or validate a product or service.
Robert Hutchings of Positive Motivations Hypnosis did just that several weeks ago. He granted me several session in hypnotherapy. Hypnosis scares people, and rightly so. It’s an unknown for most people, and unspeakable for the rest. Besides that, there is what we think about it.
When dealing with hypnosis there are visions of someone clucking like a chicken, or dancing like a ballerina. Those are called “show hypnotist,” but practitioners say the outcome works the same: you won’t do anything you don’t want to do. Said another way, if you act like a opera singer while under hypnosis, it’s because inside your sub-conscience mind you don’t mind trying. But let me reiterate, under hypnosis, you don’t do anything you don’t want to do. At the end of the day, if you don’t want to sing opera in front of a crowd, you’re not going to. Hypnotherapy is a state of aware slumber – like deep meditation.
Hutchings offers a wealth of information in the benefits of of hypnotherapy and how it works. He describes experiences where individuals were able to improve in sales, confidence, trust issues, and sports performances. Others were cured of bed wetting, nail biting, and public speaking. He explains that hypnotherapy serves as a method to speak to the sub-conscience mind regarding any concern. Positive Motivations Hypnosis deals with 147 issues with about a dozen top concerns like weight and smoking.
In my experience, during our sessions together, Hutchings was able to make positive impact. Our sessions resulted in shining a light on some of the personal and professional barriers. There were sessions where wild-wonderful results happened. For example, there was a particularly tough situation I was facing. After this tough conversation, I walked away saying, “I think, for the first time he actually saw me.” For the first time is eight years, I felt the person valued my opinion. In reviewing the hypnotherapy session I had earlier that day, the suggestion was made that I would have a clear shield of protection: something that will protect but allow people to see me for who I am. My mind was triggered to the clear shield as those words, “I think he saw me for the first time” came flowing from my lips.
There are several hypnosis services around. Hutchings cautions to ask before you leap. To get best results ask questions like: Where did the hypnotherapist go to school, was it a certified school, did the hypnotherapist have classroom hours, and what kind of method of hypnosis or “modality” do they practice.
Overall, hypnosis is a help for opening the sub-conscience mind; not a freaky side show.
Hypnotherapy can help with the following:
- Nail biting
- Weight loss
- Bed wetting
- Trust issues
- Fear of crowds
- Sports performances
- Making presentations