If you’re struggling to help people make positive changes through hypnosis, then this may be one of the most important things that you ever read.
Post Hypnotic Suggestions are possibly one of the most misunderstood aspects of hypnosis…
A lot of hypnotists are afraid to use them in case they fail.
Others are unsure of when’s the best time to use them during a session to increase their chances of being accepted or acted upon.
Or for others, their results are hit and miss. Leaving them to scratch their heads while they try to discern why.
Yes, it’s true. Post Hypnotic Suggestions are just one tool in your hypnosis tool kit.
But they just happen to be a really important tool.
Think of it this way: a hammer is just one tool, but without it, you can’t build a house. The same can be said for Post Hypnotic Suggestions.
In this article, you’re going to find out why many Post Hypnotic Suggestions fail to deliver the goods (especially if they’re the only tool you use in a session).
And more importantly, you’re going to find out how to make yours dance with your subject’s unconscious.
But first thing’s first, here’s a rather unusual story for you.
Milton Erickson had a subject with a horrific driving phobia. We’re not talking about a run of the mill fear.
This man couldn’t leave the city limits without passing out or vomiting on himself.
For lack of better words, this guy was stuck.
Can you imagine being so scared that you couldn’t even leave the area you live in?
It begins with a feeling of sheer terror exploding in your chest.
You freeze in your tracks like a deer caught in the headlights.
Your nervous system shuts down and you pass out.
This was down right sheer terror. Mixed in with utter humiliation for vomiting on himself.
So what Erickson had his subject do to get over his phobia was really out of the ordinary. But you’ll find out more about this in a few minutes.
What Is A Post Hypnotic Suggestion?
Simply put – it’s a suggestion given during hypnotic trance to be unconsciously acted upon out of hypnosis.
Think about it another way…
It’s a powerful instruction that causes you to act in a certain way. And even feel a certain feeling, or do a specific behavior.
But one thing that’s important to remember when using Post Hypnotic Suggestions is:
Not all Post Hypnotic Suggestions are created equal.