Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for performance anxiety is a gentle way to guide you towards your goals. Hypnosis works for performance anxiety like this. When a hypnotherapist induces a trance state we feel more relaxed. At the same time our attention is focused. It’s a state of mind that temporarily suspends the part of the brain that holds onto patterns of behaviour that it feels are working. While in a trance you’ll be able to experience the positive version of yourself which we’d previously explored in the first part of your session. Without the resistance part of your brain holding you back.
Having experienced a trance-like state with a professional hypnotherapist trains your neural pathways. That often means it’s easier for someone to move into a hypnotic state. You may have experienced this feeling before. Some people call this ‘being in the zone’ or the flow. Essentially this is the same experience as hypnosis. These mind tools, once practiced, become easier to slip into and out of. This helps us bypass any negative thoughts that may arise.
Self-hypnosis is also a great way to manage anticipatory anxiety as it builds up. Allowing yourself to focus on positive visualisation can heighten your general mood and confidence.