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What is Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is one technique that may be used to help you to change your habits through intense focus. It may be used in conjunction with other techniques such as neuro-linguistic programming. At Premier NLP Life Coaching, we use the techniques that we determine to be the most effective methods to help our clients to attain their goals. In some cases, hypnotherapy may be one of the tools that we use.

What is hypnotherapy?

In hypnotherapy, a clinical hypnotherapist guides clients through hypnosis to achieve a state of concentration and focus or a trance. This state is similar to what it is like to be completely absorbed in your own thoughts, in music, in a movie, or in a book. When clients are in this trance-like state, they are able to turn their focus inward so that they can identify and tap into the resources and tools that they have inside of themselves to help them to make needed changes or to regain control over certain aspects of their lives.

When is hypnotherapy used?

There are many different applications for hypnotherapy, which is used together with other forms of treatment or therapy. It can be used to treat the following issues:

  • Phobias
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Tobacco addiction
  • Spontaneous behaviors that are undesirable
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Bad habits

Hypnotherapy may also help to improve learning disorders, sleep problems, relationship issues, and communication abilities. Hypnotherapy may help people to manage their pain and to help with skin problems, digestive issues, and the side effects of chemotherapy and pregnancy. Dentists may use hypnotherapy to help people to stop grinding their teeth or to control their fear of dental care.

What to expect during hypnotherapy

When you attend a hypnotherapy session, it will likely be performed in an environment that is therapeutic and calm. Your hypnotherapist will help by guiding you into a focused and highly relaxed state. You will be asked to think about situations and experiences in ways that might help you to change the way that you behave and think. Despite the popular misconceptions about hypnosis that you might see depicted in plays, books, or movies, you will not lose control of your self or be asleep or unconscious. While you will hear the suggestions of your hypnotherapist, you will decide whether you will act on them.

How hypnotherapy works

Hypnosis is a procedure or tool that helps to facilitate other types of treatments or techniques. It is not a form of psychotherapy or a treatment itself. A trained provider of clinical hypnosis can decide together with you whether hypnosis will be used together with other approaches. The length of your hypnotherapy sessions may vary and will depend on the particular problem that you are trying to address.

What are the benefits of hypnosis?

When you enter a hypnotic state, you may be able to open up more to suggestions and discussion. Hypnosis can help to improve the degree of success of other treatments that you might receive for the issue that you are having. Hypnosis may be particularly effective to help you to overcome bad habits such as overeating or smoking. It can also help some people who need help with crisis management, pain relief, and those who have severe symptoms.

Hypnosis can improve the success of other treatments for many conditions, including:

  • Phobias, fears, and anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Post-trauma anxiety
  • Grief and loss

What to look for in a hypnotherapist

When you are searching for a hypnotherapist, look for someone who is certified in hypnosis. You should also find a hypnotherapist with whom you feel comfortable working with. A good hypnotherapist should be someone who you feel like you can trust and be open with in your communication. If you do not click with someone or feel like you cannot trust him or her, hypnosis will be less likely to help you.

Contact Premier NLP Life Coaching

At Premier Life Coaching, hypnotherapy is one technique that we use to help our clients to achieve their goals. We also use neuro-linguistic programming techniques to help you to change your underlying scripts in a more positive way. To learn more about the help we can offer, fill out our online contact form to request a consultation.

Winning in Life and business How hypnosis can help

Winning in Life and business: How hypnosis can help

Many people are held back from what they want to achieve by negative thoughts in both their conscious and unconscious minds. It is possible for people to reframe how they think and feel by getting in touch with their unconscious minds. Hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming offer two methods of tapping into your unconscious, allowing you to change your perspective to one that is more positive. At PremierLife Coaching, we help people to overcome their negative thoughts so they can fully embrace life and accomplish their goals. The story of Reese Evans, an entrepreneur, illustrates how hypnosis and NLP can help you win at life.

Reese Evans before hypnotherapy and NLP

Reese Evans, a twenty-something entrepreneur, reports that she found herself stuck working in retail, a job that she disliked. Her search for a new job was lasting much longer than she had anticipated. At that time, Evans states that everything in her life seemed to be negative.

Evans said that she would awaken in the morning each day telling herself how much she hated her job, her clothing, and her appearance. She realized that her focus was on everything that she didn’t want. She worked in a job in which she felt like she wasn’t respected and at which she was underpaid and overworked.

Evans said her dissatisfaction with her life and her job at that time was a reflection of what was going on in her inner world. Her thoughts were self-sabotaging, and she believed that she simply could not be good enough. Her self-sabotaging thoughts repeated themselves over and over in her mind and negatively impacted the way that she viewed both her job and her relationships. Evans says that her actions mirrored her negative thoughts.

Evans decided to explore from where her negative thoughts had originated and went in for a hypnosis session. Following her session, Evans learned that her fear and anxiety about meeting people and about money stemmed from her childhood. Those fears were now impacting her adult life. She said her fears made her afraid to ask her boss for a raise because she was worried that she would be fired if she did. She says that she did not recognize her own worth.

During childhood, Evans watched her parents argue over child support. That translated in her adulthood of her believing that talking about money or demanding a raise, she would be hated or fired.

Today, Evans “Yes Supply” teaches NLP, hypnotherapy, and emotional freedom techniques. She says that people are in a near-constant state of hypnosis up to age seven because they have not fully developed their conscious minds. This causes young children to soak up everything that goes on around them in their environments.

How Evans changed her life

Evans recognized that she needed to change the way she thought to become more confident when she met new people and to overcome her obstacles with money. She said that she would experience anticipatory stress before a social situation and would tell herself that no one would like her. She would then act withdrawn and feel awkward, which was not inviting to others. Her negative thoughts led her to the outcomes that she did not want.

To change her negative frame of mind, Evans began to ask herself whether a negative thought was in line with who she wanted to be. If it wasn’t, she would then think the opposite thought and start believing it instead. She says that she realized that she is in control of her thoughts, and she has the power to decide what to think and what she will base her life on.

After overcoming her negativity, Evans started her own company called Yes Supply. She chose that name because she wanted people to understand that if they know that the answer would be yes, they would be clearer about what they asked for.

Evans’s company has a membership site and offers daily affirmations. There is also a coaching certification that guides people on how they can become coaches. The company originated from when she journaled about what her ideal career and life would look like. She then started a blog, and the feedback that she received led her to create her company.

Learn more with Premier NLP Life Coaching

Evans’s case demonstrates that you are able to create the life that you want by changing to a more positive mind frame. Life coaching with Premier Life Coaching can help you to access your inner world so that you can identify the negative thoughts and feelings that are holding you back from achieving the life that you want. To learn more about how neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis can help you to be more successful, fill out our online contact form today.

Dealing with Phobia Fast Phobia Treatment

Dealing with a Phobia

A phobia is a fear that is intense and irrational for the situation. If you suffer from a phobia, it can be debilitating. Fortunately, it is possible for you to overcome your phobia by using neuro-linguistic programming techniques. With the help of a life coach from Premier Life Coaching, you can conquer your phobia and live your life more freely.

Trying to treat phobias through traditional psychotherapy can take years. Fortunately, it is possible to extinguish your fear much faster by using an NLP technique that can help to conquer it. Here is how you can cure a phobia with NLP techniques.

Access your phobia in an environment that is safe

When you are working with your life coach, he or she might ask you to create a movie in your mind. You will be allowed to use all of your creativity when you create it, and the movie will be all about your phobia. You might imagine walking into the theater and sitting down in a seat on the front row. You can then imagine yourself relaxing into the seat. The seat that you imagine should be wonderfully plush and luxurious. Imagine the best movie theater seat that you possibly can.

After you have fully settled into the seat and have noticed how it feels, your life coach might then instruct you to imagine that you float out of your body and go to yet another comfortable seat in the gallery of your imaginary theater. From your new location, you can now see both yourself sitting in the front row and the movie screen in front of you.

You might then play your movie in full color. The movie will be all about your phobia. On the very last scene of the movie, freeze it in your mind and change it from full color to a dull grayish color. You might then be asked to play the movie of your phobia again and think about feeling happy at the same time.

Think about some music that inspires good feelings in you. Then, float into the dull slide to re-associate with the movie’s end.

When you feel ready to do so, your life coach might ask you to play the movie backward at double speed or faster. At the same time, you might listen to the music that inspires positive feelings in you. When you reach the start of the movie, freeze that frame and turn it the dull gray color. Repeat this over and over while speeding it up each time. This can help you to disassociate from your phobia.

Your next step will be to float away and to rejoin yourself in the seat in the front row. Pay attention to how comfortable the seat is, and watch as the screen turns white.

Your life coach might then ask you if you are ready to watch your film about your phobia in full color from beginning to end while you pay attention to how comfortable the seat that you are sitting in is. If you still experience discomfort, you might be asked to repeat the earlier steps.

Learn more about conquering your phobia

If you have a phobia, it can hold you back from truly enjoying your life. You do not have to live with your phobia. Instead, you can use NLP techniques to extinguish it. Learning how to transform the way in which you think about the fear-inducing subject of your phobia can help you to reframe it into something that is positive rather than something to fear. At Premier NLP Life Coaching, we can help you to tackle your phobia head-on so it stops holding you back. To learn more, fill out our online contact form.

7 Self-Esteem Hacks

7 Self Esteem Tips

If your self-esteem is low, many things in your life will suffer. It can be difficult to maintain good relationships or to enjoy successes at work when you have lower self-esteem. The life coach at Premier Life Coaching has seen many clients whose lives have suffered because of a lack of self-esteem. We are able to help you to improve your feelings of self-worth so that you can put yourself on the path to achieving more positive outcomes in your life. Here are seven ways that you can work to improve the way in which you feel about yourself.

Accept that you are loveable despite your imperfections

No one is perfect. If you expect yourself to be perfect, you can be devastated when you encounter a setback or make a mistake. Instead, you should recognize that you are still a loveable person despite the imperfections that you have.

You can admit to yourself that you are imperfect. Be willing and able to apologize to others for the mistakes that you make when you make them.

Identify your strengths and weaknesses

Many people with low self-esteem constantly compare themselves to other people. You might see someone who has something that you don’t or who you believe is more attractive, for example. When you focus on these types of comparisons, you can start to feel worthless.

Instead, identify your own innate strengths and weaknesses. This can help you to build on your strengths while you work to minimize your weaker areas. Remember that everyone, including other people who you might feel inclined to compare yourself to, has innate strengths and weaknesses just like you do.

Make peace with your existence

Think about what you believe at your core. Your core beliefs help to determine how you think, act and feel. It might help you to remind yourself that you have a right to be here and that you belong. You have a purpose for your life.

Release past shame

Everyone has something in the past about which they are ashamed. You might also be carrying someone else’s shame. You can let go of old shame in several ways, including the following:

  • Therapy to reduce shame
  • Hypnosis to allow you to give up the shame of others
  • Making amends to those people who you have harmed
  • Choosing to live your life in a different way if you are unable to make amends
  • Practicing your spirituality

Reframe failures

If you fall short of your goals, it can cause a hit to your self-esteem. If you only see events in your life in terms of failing or winning, then you are likely to feel like you have failed. Instead of viewing a setback as a failure, view it as feedback.
Think about what you can learn from the experience. You can then refine your approach and try again.

In some cases, failure is not something that is personal to you. It might simply be about something else. For example, if you didn’t get a job that you wanted, it is possible that the person who interviewed you may have decided to give the position to a friend.

Be willing to set boundaries and to say no

Many people struggle with setting boundaries and saying no. When they say yes, they might instead be telling themselves no. While it is important to be charitable to others, it is also important to set boundaries and to seek balance. You need to make certain that you take care of yourself before you try to help others. When you give, make certain that you do so out of love instead of depriving yourself.

Practice self-care

Practicing self-care is a way for you to tell yourself that you love the person who you are. Self-care can include simple things like maintaining good hygiene, taking breaks and time off from work, getting enough sleep, and eating healthfully. It can also include telling yourself that you are okay and that you love who you are.

Practicing good self-care is necessary for your self-esteem, health, sanity, and sense of well-being. If you prioritize self-care, you will feel better about who you are.

Contact Premier NLP Life Coaching

Learning how to love yourself and to improve your self-esteem is something that you can achieve. Neuro-linguistic programming can help you to identify the thoughts and behaviors that you have that are limiting for you. By modifying your internal map of the world, you can enjoy a more positive outlook and improved self-esteem. Premier Life Coaching can help you to learn how to have a more positive view of yourself. To learn more, contact us today by filling out our contact form.

Building Self-Confidence

How to Build Self Confidence

In nearly every aspect of life, self-confidence is important. Despite this, many people struggle with self-confidence. When people lack self-confidence, they may have a more difficult time becoming successful. At Premier NLP Life Coaching, we are able to help people to learn how to increase their self-confidence so that they are likelier to achieve their goals.

Your confidence in the eyes of others

Your confidence or lack of it shows up in several ways, including how you act, your body language, the manner in which you speak, and others. Other people read the cues that you give off to determine your level of confidence.

If you have a low level of confidence, it can be self-destructive. People who are more confident tend to be more positive.

What is ‘Confidence?’

Your self-confidence is influenced by your self-esteem and your feelings of self-efficacy. You can gain a greater level of self-efficacy by seeing yourself achieving the goals that matter to you. This type of confidence allows people to feel comfortable enough to accept difficult challenges and to persevere when they are faced with setbacks.

Self-efficacy overlaps with self-esteem. Self-esteem refers to a general sense that you are able to handle what happens in your life and that you have the right to be happy. A sense of self-esteem derives from your feeling of how the people around you think about you, which is something that you might not be able to control. However, it also comes from a feeling that you are competent and can compete when you put your mind to it.

How to Build Self-Confidence

It is possible to become more confident, but it will take work. When you do increase your confidence level, you will also build your success. There are three steps that you can take to build your level of confidence.

Preparing

In order to work to build your confidence, you must first prepare. Preparing involves the following five things:

  • Think about the achievements that you have already had;
  • Consider who you are and where you are currently at;
  • Consider what is important to you and where you would like to see yourself;
  • Identify the things that are most important to you; and
  • Set goals that build on your strengths while minimizing your weaknesses.

After you have written down your major goals, figure out the first step for each one. Make certain that you make the first step something small and achievable in a short period of time.

Begin the process of managing your thinking

Managing your thinking is an important part of the process. Pay attention to any negative self-talk in which you engage because it can destroy your level of confidence.

Dedicate yourself to success

Promise yourself unequivocally that you will be dedicated to becoming more confident. If you begin to doubt yourself, write your doubts down and challenge them using rational thought. Write additional goals to help you to manage any genuine risks.

Beginning the journey to greater confidence

At this stage, you will start to slowly move towards your goals. Starting with small steps allows you to move forward towards success while building self-confidence along the way.

Build your knowledge

Review your goals and think about the skills that you will need for them. Identify a solution that can equip you to achieve what you want and that might give you a qualification of which you can be proud.

Achieve your small goals

Setting small goals can help you to achieve things more quickly. Get into the habit of setting small, achievable goals, and celebrate your success when you accomplish each one.

Continue to work on managing your thoughts

Try to think positively at all times. If you catch familiar refrains of negative self-talk, reframe it into something that is positive. Visualizing yourself succeeding can also help.

You should also work to learn how to handle failures along the way. If you treat errors like a learning experience, it can help you to begin seeing them positively.

Accelerate your way to success

By the time that you reach this stage, you will likely already feel your confidence growing stronger. At this point in time, you can begin to stretch yourself. Make your goals larger and up the challenge. Enlarge your dedication and build on the skills that you have attained.

Contact Premier NLP Life Coaching

Becoming more confident is a process, but it is one that is achievable. Neuro-linguistic programming can equip you with a set of tools to accelerate the process. The life coach at Premier NLP Life Coaching is able to help you to increase your confidence levels. Contact us today to schedule your consultation so that you can begin your journey.

Managing Common Pressures

Managing Emotions Under Pressure

A majority of people experience stress at work. By understanding the common types of stress and how to identify them, you can become better at managing the stress that you experience. When you are able to effectively manage your stress, it can help you to improve your relationships, increase your productivity, and live a more enjoyable life. At Premier NLP Life Coaching, we can work with you to help you learn techniques to reduce and manage your stress so that you can meet your goals.

Four types of stress

There are four primary types of stress that people commonly experience. These include the following types:

  • Stress concerning time
  • Stress in anticipation of the future
  • Situational stress
  • Stress about encounters with others

Here is an explanation of each type and ways that you can identify and manage each type.

1. Stress concerning time

Stress concerning time is a type of stress during which you worry about not having enough time. You might find yourself worrying about how much you have to do and find yourself fearing that you will not have enough time to get everything done. This might lead you to feel unhappy or hopeless.

Managing stress about time is important if you want to increase your productivity. To begin, you will need how to manage your time. You might try using to-do lists. If you are responsible for managing multiple projects simultaneously, you might instead use action plans.

The next step is to prioritize your tasks so that you make certain that you are devoting sufficient time to those that are the most important. Important tasks are those that can help you to work towards your goals. Working on these tasks instead of spending time on tangential matters is a better way for you to use your time.

If you find that you do not have sufficient time to complete everything, you will need to learn how you can create additional time during your day. Use your peak time to work on the most important tasks. Leave the less important tasks for times when you know that your energy level is likely to drop. Finally, don’t be afraid to say no to things for which you don’t have time.

2. Stress in anticipation of the future

Stress in anticipation of the future is very common. This stress may be focused on an upcoming event, or it can be vague. Since this type of stress is based on your future expectations, begin by realizing that whatever it is that you are stressed about does not have to happen as you envision.

Use visualization techniques to picture everything going correctly. Meditation may also help you to concentrate on what is happening now rather than on an anticipated future.

Set aside a little time every day for meditation. Often, stress about the future is borne out of a lack of confidence. Directly addressing your personal fears can lower the stress that you feel.

3. Situational stress

Situational stress is the type of stress that you might experience when you find yourself in a situation over which you have no control. It is often a situation in which there is a conflict or you are worried about losing the acceptance of others.

It often appears suddenly. To manage situational stress, you need to become more aware of yourself. Recognize what your body does when you experience pressure. Identify the reactions that you have to it.

Learning good conflict resolution skills can help you to be prepared to handle situational stress. Managing conflict is important on both an individual basis as well as in a group setting.

4. Stress about encounters with others

Stress about encounters with others is the type of stress that people experience when they are worried about interacting with other people. This type of stress might arise when you must interact with someone you do not like or when you think that the other person is unpredictable. This type of stress might also happen when you are overwhelmed from interacting with a large number of people.

Working on your interpersonal skills can help to reduce stress about encounters with others. When you develop greater emotional intelligence, you will be able to build better relationships with others. It is also important for helping you to recognize when you have reached your limits for the day.

When you begin to experience this type of stress, give yourself permission to take a break. Drink some water, go for a walk, and use deep-breathing exercises. Use empathy to try to see the situation from the perspective of the other person.

If you feel remote and cranky, you might also be burned out. Monitor yourself for burnout so that you can take steps to avoid it.

Contact Premier NLP Life Coaching

Learning to manage your stress in an effective way can help you to achieve the outcomes that you would like. By getting help from Premier NLP Life Coaching, you can learn some techniques to help you to get the stress that you feel under control. Contact us today by filling out our online contact form.