Using NLP in Hypnosis Sessions

Client Feedback About Sessions Which Include Neuro-Linguistic
Psychology By Cynthia Lindner, MS

Applying the tenants of NLP can really change a person’s world, or rather their perception of it. Indeed what we think of a situation has everything to do with perception, this and other processing strategies can create happiness and success where there was formally negativity and despair. I’ve been working in the helping professions for most of my adult life and my use of hypnosis and NLP has allowed me to be more effective, which makes my practice busier as the referrals phone to find out how NLP and hypnosis can help them with their issues.

My students have taken the course to expand their skills and some to heal their own emotional wounds that have been holding them back from their full potential. Some already had successful businesses and wanted more. I’d like to share a couple of examples of cases where NLP really accelerated success. I have permission to share and identifying information has been changed to protect the confidentiality of my clients.

Over the years I have gotten many calls about fear of public speaking. It is the number one fear even ranked higher than the fear of dying. Many college students and business people need to do presentations and they experience anticipatory anxiety and “stage fright” some even feeling physical symptoms like sweating or blushing. Very often, these very anxious people call just a couple weeks before their scheduled presentation, which means they only have time for one or two sessions. when that happens I am very glad to have various NLP processes to use. It’s always a great feeling to get positive like this:

“Cynthia, I cannot thank you enough. My presentation went perfectly. I had no anxiety and gave an excellent talk.” –Sally L. April

Feedback is another useful tenant of NLP. There is no failure only feedback. Imagine how differently your time in school might have been if you were taught and embraced this one idea. I know I would have felt differently about many exams that were difficult. I frequently work with children, and you might guess most of them have some sort of struggle in school and their parents are also struggling with how to motivate their child to study more, or pay better attention during class, and get along with others.

When a student of any age gets a low score on an exam their inclination may be to think to themselves “I’m so stupid” or “I really bombed that”, instead of thinking the low score is simply feedback that they didn’t prepare enough. By making the score feedback, it means they do not take a lower grade personally, additionally, a good score naturally reinforces adequate participation and study habits.

Another situation that NLP is extremely useful is for clients that worry that they cannot be hypnotized, or have difficulty with meditative practice.  Using NLP with people having these concerns removes the pressure for “doing it right” for them.  When clients return for follow up sessions and have not practiced self-hypnosis or have had difficulty the practitioner having NLP skills can relieve that pressure and just offer something different.  Moving from NLP into hypnosis can happen easily and seamlessly.

Imagine your practice growing as you integrate Neuro-Linguistic Psychology practices and philosophies with your current approaches. Think about the benefits to your clients such as rapid relief from stress, stagnation, fear and pain, and the increased positive outcomes as you customize NLP based approaches to your clients’ specific needs.

The NLP Practitioner Certification Course is offered twice at New York Hypnosis Training Center Located in Holbrook NY. NYS CEs are available for some licensed professionals.

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