Henry Ford, the great inventor, once said, "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
We all set goals and lose sight of them. When we do, worry, anxiety, and doubt can take over. Most people can power through obstacles using sheer will and perseverance. Sometimes, we have mental blocks that make obstacles appear immovable, preventing goal achievement. Hypnotherapy for success can help you overcome these blocks and help you gain the momentum you need to achieve your goals. This article explores hypnosis and how to use the 5 Laws of Success for goal setting.
How Do You Define Success?
How the Oxford English Dictionary defines 'success': The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. Every person has their own personal definition of what success means to them.
Success has the following key/common principles:
High self-esteem and self-confidence
Flexible thinking with a positive attitude with positive thoughts
Clear goals with a willingness to take risks
A strong focus and an attitude of perseverance
Healthy mind, body, and spirit, and the ability to manage stress
Folks who have trouble achieving their goals have issues exhibiting the above traits. They suffer from low self-esteem, are stuck in rigid ways of thinking, are unwilling to try new things or take risks, cannot focus well, have issues with everyday life, or have unmanageable stress or anxiety.
Hypnosis for success and goal achievement can help these folks.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a trance-like state of consciousness where you experience a deep level of focus. While in this focused state, you are not asleep or unconscious (although you might look that way to others). Through different types of hypnotic change work: (regression, suggestion, and visualization), you may manifest success by understanding how it looks and feels. While under hypnosis, the subconscious programming that governs your behavior is examined to identify the root causes of the mental blocks that are holding you back from meeting your goals.
Hypnosis can also make you more open to the suggestions made by the hypnotist. When under hypnosis, your subconscious can hear positive suggestions. These suggestions are easily internalized and adopted. This makes hypnosis more effective than affirmations, cognitive behavioral therapy, or traditional therapy.
This super-focused feeling of hypnosis is most likely already very familiar to you. It is similar to when you play video games and lose track of time, 'space out during a yoga session, or the 'flow state' you experience during athletic competitions. For hypnotic suggestions to work, you need to consent to the changes and have a very open mind to accomplishing them.
In addition to smoking cessation and weight loss, hypnosis can be used to foster positive changes, like personal achievements, confidence, success in athletics, work performance, and more.
How Hypnosis for Goal Achievement Works
Hypnosis for manifesting success works by helping you identify and target the obstacles holding you back, like recurring stress or unhelpful ways of thinking. Hypnosis can help you break the mental blocks hindering you from performing your best and meeting your goals. These limiting beliefs may include imposter syndrome, fear of success, financial worries, fear of failure, self-sabotaging behavior, and more.
Hypnosis can also help you improve your quality of sleep, reduce stress, confront your fears and issues, or think more positively. Hypnotic techniques that can successfully help you meet your goals: regression therapy, suggestions, and visualization. Following is a description of how a suggestion-based hypnosis session works.
Step 1: Identify/Elicit Your Goal
In the first step, you identify your goal(s) for success. Start by directly communicating your goal(s) to your hypnotherapist. You may also work with them to determine what your goals are.
Step 2: Hypnotic Induction Phase
In this phase, your hypnotherapist will guide you into a hypnotic state with breathing exercises, visualization, muscle relaxation, or counting. Every hypnotic experience will feel a bit different. Most people report feeling very relaxed, the only requirement is to focus and listen!
Step 3: Suggestion Phase
During this phase of hypnosis, your hypnotist makes positive suggestions based on your identified goals. They may also use affirmations, mantras, visualizations, and metaphors to help you move to a different mindset and visualize your goals. In this hypnotic state, suggestions are easily internalized and absorbed. Once you return to your waking state, it will be easy to act upon these suggestions.
Step 4: Emerging Phase
Your hypnotist will gently guide you from your hypnotic state by counting you up and other similar prompts. Once you are up and out of your hypnotic state, you are ready to start working toward your goals! Many people, family, friends, and celebrities (Tiger Woods!) have successfully used hypnosis to improve their performance and find their defined version of success. Over time you will internalize your suggestions. As you practice this positivity, you will start to experience more success. With the help of hypnosis, the adage, "success breeds more success," can become your reality.
How Do I Set Goals?
If you are unsure of your goals, you can work with your hypnotist to ideate them. Many start their goal-setting by following the 5 Laws of Success, a guiding framework to a happy and productive life.
1 – Law of Attraction - The energy and actions we put into the world determine the energy and actions we receive back. Our thoughts, feelings, and actions attract us to what we receive in the world.
2 – Law of Intention – Setting intentions clearly and definitively are essential to creating lives that we truly enjoy. The clearer the intentions, the more easily we can create them.
3 – Law of Celebration and Gratitude – Cultivating an attitude of gratitude and counting your blessing creates the space for more blessings to come into your life.
4 – Law of Receptivity – Our ability to have a joyous and abundant life is only limited by our capacity to receive. It is important to increase this capacity.
5 – Law of Involvement – Our lives are our responsibility. Do your part to involve yourself in the process of creating your business.
Hypnotists can help you focus on knowing and owning your greatness and increasing that capacity. Saying these things about yourself out loud can help.
The next thing is to have you choose two or three habits, situations, or challenges that have negatively affected you in the past. You write them down, verbally speak them, and release them. This action gives you more space for positive energy and change.
Many people have financial roadblocks which hold them back from wealth and success.
They may have old subconscious beliefs or perceptions about wealth, perhaps built up from childhood.
Some people need help identifying their mental blocks. A hypnotist can also work with you to identify the root cause.
During the hypnosis session, verbal suggestions will be communicated to your subconscious. These suggestions will replace negative perceptions around wealth and add new, positive behaviors that can be internalized and manifested in the future.
The goals for wealth and success can be reaffirmed when the client is brought out of the hypnotic state. They can continue to work on their goals in their daily lives.
Since the subconscious mind is open to these new ideas, suggested changes will start to occur. From then on, success breeds more success!
Do you have unresolved blocks to your personal success? Is it hard to understand why you rarely meet your goals? Are you too anxious or stressed to get through your day? Hypnosis can help.
Lisa Dupras, Owner Elev8 Hypnosis, 609-451-1940