Many of us have more than one area of our lives that we’d like to improve and hypnosis is a spectacular tool for accomplishing this. However, it’s important to keep in mind how deeply embedded some of our behaviors and emotions are and attempting to tackle too much at once won’t necessarily yield the results you’re looking for. You wouldn’t walk into a psychotherapist’s office, or hypnotherapist for that matter, and try to resolve all your issues at once. It’s just too much for our minds to handle. While some hypnosis sessions can be complementary, others need to be taken on separately.
For example, using hypnosis to stop smoking while using our weight loss hypnotherapy session at the same is not really recommended. These particular activities are habitual and involve similar automatic unconscious behaviors; we must eat to thrive and breathe to live. Attempting to resolve smoking and eating issues at the same time can create a conflict when the actions are so physically intertwined. While hypnosis can yield fantastic results in both areas, choosing one to work with first is ideal.
How does one choose which to work with first? In order to obtain optimal results with hypnotherapy, you need to take an honest look at these physical behaviors on an emotional level. Ask yourself which of the behaviors you are most concerned with and begin there. Once you’ve attained success with a hypnosis session in one area, or are at least well on your way to accomplishing your goal, then you can begin working with the next.
Using the above example, I’d advise people find to stop smoking first, as people tend to replace smoking with eating. Instead of putting a cigarette in their mouth they put in food, resulting in weight gain. Also, you may find exercise easier if you are able to breathe more freely and deeply. Our hypnotherapy sessions are holistic and do discourage the replacement of smoking with eating, but that alone is not necessarily going to help you if you have existing weight you need to lose. Following up stop smoking with our healthy eating or start exercise hypnosis session might put you on the right path, but it’s certainly still a personal choice. If you can’t bear the thought of cutting down on your food intake without a cigarette, choose what’s best for you.
There are also many hypnosis sessions that can benefit each other. If you want to use hypnotherapy for stress and anxiety in conjunction with using hypnosis to help feel more joy, go right ahead. These hypnosis recordings can help you to relax even more deeply and experience success. Of course, if your anxiety stems from a particular phobia or grief, you may want to choose a more specific hypnosis session.
Just remember, deeply emotional and unconscious behaviors need and deserve specific attention. Your mind and body are interconnected and hypnotherapy can help you achieve the goals you desire, but no one can tackle everything at once. When choosing to make improvements in ourselves and our lives through hypnosis, choose one area to focus on and add only hypnotherapy sessions that relate to that. Don’t try to do too much at once.
If you’re a little unsure about using more than one hypnosis session at a time then please see my old blog post ‘self hypnosis packages‘, which provides some ideas for combining multiple sessions.