In the past when trying to use hypnosis i've always had problems relaxing and would have to struggle to get into a trance, and sometimes would come out of the trance at the wrong time. relaxing has always been a hard thing for me to do, and even if i did get relaxed, small stupid things would get in the way like an itch or something.
It's been a few months since then, i just started trying hypnosis again last night. this time i was just starting to burn out from a high i had(off weed) and i noticed i was able to fall into a trance MUCH easier and stay in the trance as long as i wanted to. I went into a trance not even half way through the relaxing stage. everything worked out like i had wanted it to before when i could never relax.
just wondering, what could be suggested to someone who has a hard time relaxing like this? do you think being alittle high off weed could have a negitive affect or cause it to not work?
Personally i think as long as i'm not so high that i'm forgetting everything i hear or tripping out or anything, it would be alright.
Sometimes, when working with people, the trouble relaxing has been a behavior on it's own. A part of them that is driven to keep track of things around themselves.... something to consider.
I have had clients, after a session, say "that was sort of like when I used to smoke pot, only clearer". I have also had a client or two who told me after a session that they had smoked pot before coming to the appointment to make sure they could relax.
I do not condone the use of pot with or around hypnosis... Just telling you my experience and what my clients have said.
And.. like I've said several times on here.. Self-hypnosis is the key to any hypnosis self-improvement. But, self-hypnosis is a skill. If you are having trouble attaining that skill it may be beneficial to learn that skill from someone who does hypnosis as a profession rather than frustrating yourself.
I have to agree with Patrick. I worked for almost twelve years as a clinical therapist in the alcohol and drug recovery field. People who are actively participating in alcohol and/or drugs are not present!
For hypnosis to work positively and be beneficial one has to be present with a clear, unclouded mind and body. To develop the relaxation and be free of the control issues can take time and practice of being present and letting go of the attachments for now. You can always go back and reclaim them after your session if necessary.
Also working with a local practicing hypnotherapist can be beneficial in your early training.
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