TrustIf you want to go into a hypnotic trance to quit smoking you need to trust your hypnotherapist. One of the most important things to establishing trance is to trust and accept all the suggestions that your hypnotherapist gives you 100%. If you question or do not accept the suggestion then you will not go into trance. It’s fundamental in going into trance.

The other day at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba had a client and as we were talking I could see that this person saw the world as black and white and that he judged people solely by his own values. When we were talking about trance I told him that he had to accept my suggestions 100% no questions asked. When I said this he immediately said,”I can’t do that, you should always question things.” I knew immediately that I had a problem on my hands. Coupled with this was that the client was not really sure why he wanted to quit cigarettes.He could not see that it was bad for his health.

Against my better judgement I tried to induce trance and unsurprisingly was not successful. No matter how I tried the client would not accept my suggestions. So was it that he did not trust me or was it because he would not accept suggestions without question? I believe it was a bit of both. I felt that he did not really want to quit and that he firmly believed that he had to question everything.

A pity when you think about it but belief and habits die hard

About Steve Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner originates from Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe) then working around the globe before finally settling in Brisbane Australia. As a scientist, Steve always had an interest in human development, especially Mind Plastisicity and how we cope with stress, anxiety and addictive behaviours. Over the past 15 years Steve has assisted many clients to transform their lives by resolving the obstacles holding them back.

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