Does Hypnosis Wear Off?

Is hypnosis permanent?

It may seem quite impossible to listen to a self-hypnosis MP3 one day and then be a non-smoker the next. How can a problem be resolved so quickly?

But this can happen, and it does happen. Take a simple phobia such as fear of spiders, for example. Often simple phobias have a direct cause.

That is, once upon a time when you were very young you heard, saw or experienced something that caused 'the little you' to think ’Spiders are scary. I need to be afraid of spiders’.

This is what we call the Initial Sensitising Event (ISE). Then, as time passed and the little you grew up, you experienced lots of re-sensitising events (RSE) that solidified your beliefs and make your phobia stronger and stronger. These experiences are like the glue that holds your phobia together.

How To Unstick The Glue

During hypnosis we find the cause and ‘unstick the glue’ – and this can happen very quickly. Therefore, just as your phobia was caused by a random event and solidified by subsequent events, when you break the connection to that initial sensitising event and overcome your phobia, you begin to have lots of experiences that ‘glue’ these new beliefs and feelings into place.

The same goes for other changes you want to make, such as quitting smoking, healthy eating or overcoming addictions. The theory is that it takes over 2 months to break an old habit and create a new one.

Repetition is the key and each time you walk along the ‘new path’ of not smoking or healthy eating in your mind, that path become stronger and stronger until those patterns of behaviour become just something you automatically do. Hypnosis just helps that change to take place in a much shorter period of time.

What If The Problem Comes Back?

How to be sure your self-hypnosis results will last

What about smokers who quit using hypnosis and light up 6 months later? Sometimes there are hidden reasons for your behaviour that I call ‘subconscious pay-offs’.

What that means is that there is a reason why you’re holding onto this behaviour and your subconscious mind thinks this reason is valid enough for the unwanted behaviour to continue.

For example, if you used smoking to manage your anxiety and you haven’t found another way to manage that anxiety since you quit smoking, it’s likely that the smoking problem will return – until such time as you find alternate means to manage the anxiety.

This doesn’t mean you can’t quit smoking for good; it just means you have to treat the symptom (smoking) as well as the cause (anxiety).

How To Find Out If You're Self-Sabotaging

You may know that you're sabotaging yourself in some way but have no clue as to why you're doing it. If you’re trying to stop doing something but keep slipping up, try this:

Write down a list of 10 reasons to keep doing this bad habit that you want to stop. For example, you might write down: 'I can't quit smoking because...'

This will help you consciously think about possible subconscious pay-offs. Once you know what they are you can use hypnosis to get underneath and tackle the real cause of the problem.

Rest Assured – My Downloads Have All Bases Covered.

My recordings are always designed to treat the cause and the symptom of your problem. I don’t believe in doing thing by halves so if you have any subconscious pay-offs going on, you will be able to eliminate them as part of the process when you listen to these recordings.