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Traditional Hypnosis Or Self-Hypnosis – Which Is Right For You?

By Nicole Lipman
Updated January 25, 2015

Many people are familiar with the power of hypnosis, and many have even tried hypnosis techniques to quit smoking, lose weight or otherwise improve their lives. One of the most frequently asked questions about hypnosis is whether traditional hypnosis techniques or self-hypnosis is the most effective method.

As with many questions about personal growth, there is no one right answer. Some people may find that they need the structure and discipline of traditional hypnosis, while others may crave the freedom of self-hypnosis techniques. It is a good idea for interested individuals to try both methods in order to determine which one is most effective.

When seeking the help of a hypnotist, it is important to keep in mind that quality is essential. An unskilled or unqualified hypnotist can do real damage, and hypnotism is no mere entertainment. Hypnosis is a serious business, and it is important to give it the seriousness that it deserves.

Self-hypnosis is a good alternative to traditional methods for those with the discipline and self-control to make it work. In order to get the most out of self-hypnosis it is important to be relaxed and at ease. Those with a relaxed attitude will be more attuned to the power of hypnosis and better able to achieve the best results.

Pin It As with any other self-improvement technique, it is also important to get plenty of practice. For many people the first couple of self-hypnosis sessions can be a bit shaky, but subsequent sessions can be much more powerful and fulfilling. It pays to keep the mind focused and build on past successes in order to learn to use self-hypnosis techniques to their greatest effectiveness.

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By Nicole Lipman
Nicole is a Nationally Certified Consulting Therapist, with a Bachelor of Science degree, a background in life management and motivational coaching. She specializes in hypnosis for stress reduction, habit cessation and pain management. One of her favorite quotes is “the mind is powerful, and we have more control than we think”. She strongly believes that the mind holds the key to most of life’s problems, and that hypnosis helps to unlock and find answers to these problems.

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