My clients often tell me that what I am able to do for them in just one hypnosis session is more effective than five years worth of conventional therapy. So I can't help but wonder why hypnotherapy still has yet to go mainstream.
I never set out to be a hypnotherapist, a hypnotist or even a hypno coach. In a previous life as a corporate account executive, I discovered hypnosis after many failed attempts at therapy. Yet I doubted hypnosis would actually help me and figured I was just wasting my money.
But after my first hypnosis session I stopped smoking after a 10-year habit. I figured maybe I had beginners' luck, so to be sure I tried out this weird and niche tool on another area of my life.
I struggled with a debilitating fear of public speaking for years — sweaty palms, a bright red face, heart racing with fear — but thanks to hypnotherapy, the day came when I actually received a standing ovation as a keynote speaker. I was beaming and smiling so much that my jaw hurt!
It was after that speech I decided to leave my cushy job and enter into a field that is largely unknown — shrouded in mystery and misinterpretations by the media — because I knew how close I came to never quitting smoking, to never overcoming those fears.
After years as a “de-hypnotist,” I work with my clients to reprogram the deep, subconscious mind. I’ve witnessed the successes of so many who came to me lack-luster about life, depressed, scared and broken. They left our sessions empowered, because they accomplished everything on their self-improvement to-do list.
The problem with hypnosis however, is that it’s so effective it often sounds too good to be true.
So here are a few interesting facts: