Because hypnotism addresses a variety of needs and helps with a diverse range of challenges, it attracts clients from all walks of life. As a hypnotist, you will work with many different types of people. Through those interactions, you will begin to see commonalities.
While your work will focus on teaching people about themselves, you will also learn a great deal, particularly about what common threads run through the diverse cloth of humanity. Here are some of the things you will observe about people through your work as a hypnotist:
Capacity for Change
Clients come to you because they are dissatisfied with some element of their lives. That could be a habit they are trying to break or a history of severe trauma that has left them fearful and anxious. Regardless of the nature of their challenges, anyone determined to change themself, and their life can do so.
It isn’t just their lives that can change; people’s outlooks on life, in general, can and do transform. Someone might come to you skeptical about hypnotism and leave a fervent believer in its power. They may step into your office fearful of the world around them and leave confident and powerful. They may believe they are stuck in the same patterns for the rest of their life and learn, through the therapeutic process of hypnotism, that the world is full of possibilities and unlocked doors if only they are brave enough to open them.
It can be inspiring and heartening to watch these transformations. Knowing you played a role in these incredible changes might be the best part of your career as a hypnotist.
Resilience and Endurance
Your hypnotism practice may sometimes cause you to face harsh realities as you work with clients with difficult histories. But as you see this ugliness in the world, you will also come to see that there is great beauty. People are highly resilient and can endure and overcome horrific circumstances, even if they sometimes need help doing so.
You may work with clients with pasts that include physical, sexual, or emotional abuse or that are struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). You will witness first-hand their resiliency as they survive, process, and move through these issues.
You will also see the amazing things the human mind can do to protect itself. One example of this you might encounter is suppressed memories. When the mind has reached its limit for stress or trauma, it can compartmentalize specific memories. Even though this coping mechanism is not healthy long-term, it is a miraculous coping mechanism and an example of human resiliency that can help people make it through some incredibly tough moments.
Your hypnotism training will teach you how to help clients recover and process those memories in a safe, controlled, and supported environment. That way, they will not lead to fears, nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, or other challenges later.
The capacity to overcome adversity and emerge better off is part of the human experience. As a professional hypnotist, you will get up close and personal with this ability.
Whether clients are seeking help for deeply ingrained habits or facing catastrophic events, they will inspire and amaze you with their strength. You will see people who come to you fighting harrowing battles, yet they persevere and overcome those daunting challenges. Their strength and determination will carry them through difficult times. They will emerge victorious over their demons if they are committed to change and growth.
Doubts and Insecurities
We’ve discussed positive, inspiring things you will observe about people through your work in hypnotism. You will also witness some of the shared challenges people face. One of the most common of those is self-esteem issues. Whether someone is the life of the party with hundreds of friends and thousands of social media followers or a quiet wallflower who keeps to themselves, they may struggle with insecurities. No one is immune to self-esteem challenges.
Feeling negatively about yourself can create unhealthy patterns, hurting you both physically and emotionally. Perhaps someone overeats when plagued by insecurities or smokes or consumes alcohol to relax their social anxieties. Maybe they avoid pursuing a promotion at work because they struggle with imposter syndrome or are intimidated by the job’s required public speaking role. All these things are tied back to self-esteem challenges, and these are precisely the types of concerns you can help with as a hypnotist.
Once you help your clients address the root of their insecurities, their self-esteem will improve, and so will their overall quality of life.
Through your professional hypnotherapy training, you will learn to help clients deal with challenges that are common among all types of people. However they come to you, and whatever their reasons for seeking change, you can use hypnotism to help them improve their lives. During that process, you will see the triumphant spirit of humanity. While you are coaching your clients on how to better their lives, they will teach you about the inherent beauty in all of us.