At times people who contact me ask if I use suggestion, clinical hypnotherapy or positive affirmations. They mentioned they have been to a hypnotherapist who used these and it simply didn't work.
Sadly not all hypnotherapist are the same.
Some have only attended a five day workshops and are then unleashed on the unsuspecting public. With inadequate training, no supervision and little understanding of the role of the thoughts, emotions and trauma on the mind and body they can cause more damage than help people - especially when they use regression therapy.
I have lost count the number of times a new client comes to me either being traumatised or lost faith in hypnotherapy because of an experience with a unprofessional and unethical hypnotherapist.
Last year I met a hypnotherapist in a workshop who refused to be hypnotised herself as she was afraid - yet she worked with clients. Other hypnotherapists who work with public speaking yet they themselves have a fear of speaking in public.
Another hypnotherapist who worked with sexual issues yet he had a fear of intimacy himself, bad relationship history and also had sexual issues - yet he worked with others to overcome these fears that he himself could not.
I have met other hypnotherapist who simply use "scripts" they download from the internet - a one size fits all approach.
Over the past ten years I have invested a lot of time, energy and money to enable me to excel in what I do. My personal and professional development has contributed to my success as a hypnotherapist and coach.
My clients successes are also represented by this.
My training has consisted of - counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, coaching, sexual issues, sexual empowerment, movement therapy, NLP, anxiety, stress, happiness coaching, public speaking, intimacy, love, mind and body connection and mindfulness meditation just to name a few.
So, as you can see not all hypnotherapist are the same.
When you are looking for a hypnotherapist to work with - do not be afraid to ask them questions. Ask them how long they have been working, what their training involved, do they participated in continued professional development. Ask them any questions that can help you make the choice to work them.
I wish you all the best and success in your hypnotherapy journey.
Linda Connors Hypnotherapy and Coaching
If you wish to contact me to discuss the possible of us working together please call 075 3421 3557.
I am also happy to answer any questions you may have.