"Hello my name is Dave and I was wondering if your services could help me, the last year has been trying, and I seem to have a lack of confidence and I was hoping that you may be able to jump start it?"
So I asked Dave if he'd ever used hypnotherapy for anything before.
"No I haven't, I always thought it was expensive nonsense (no disrespect intended)..."
None taken. Indeed there are practitioners out there who ARE peddling expensive nonsense. I'm just not one of them.
"...until a friend told me it helped them give up smoking years ago."
Yes. That's more like it, so we arranged a session and went ahead with that although, as became clear from the feedback, Dave still wasn't expecting much in the way of results:
"Hi Chris, well it's been over a week and I'd like to say it was nonsense and didn't have an effect..."
(Why would you like to say that?!)
"...but I feel things have changed... for the positive. I don't feel as angry or stressed... seeing things in a calmer light... I've found myself communicating better, so all in all I believe that you have helped me lots and it's not nonsense after all. Thanks, Dave"
You're welcome, Dave. Once again we have proven that it is not necessary for the client to have faith in the process in advance, for it to be successful. Hypnosis is just a way of getting information to the part of the mind that controls feelings, emotions. The Subconscious, with a bit of encouragement, can shake off negative moods and outlooks and boost motivation, confidence and, yes, communication skills too. So if your confidence needs a boost, or negative feelings need switching to positive, why not call me (Chris) now, on 0161 474 8120 Office Hours, or call/text any time, any day on 07748 838 644. I'll be glad to help.
Consultant Hypnotherapist Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy Stockport, South Manchester and has been helping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside U.K. get their mojo back since August 2000.