Post-Hypnotic Suggestion to Overcome Anxiety

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New York Hypnotherapy and Lavender Oil Anchor

I once worked with a woman who came to me to overcome the anxiety she associated with seeing her daughter-in-law. She experienced an over-all negative state, which hindered her from expressing herself and simply having a good time with family when they gathered for dinners. I asked what she wanted to feel instead. She said that she didn’t want to feel a sudden liking of this woman or any friendship yet. She simply wanted to feel at ease. She wanted to be comfortable enough to interact normally with her family without constantly experiencing an unpleasant anxiety when she looked at or tried to speak with her daughter-in-law.

I asked her to recall a memory from the past when she felt total bliss and happiness. She said it was with her kids when they were small and they were all lying in bed together. At that moment her life felt worth living.

I explained to her how creating a specific anchor and associating it with this positive memory could help her deal with her anxiety. She could use a trigger associated with this memory and use it every time she was near her daughter-in-law. Over time this would naturally replace her state of anxiousness.  I also suggested some examples of different anchors she could use. She chose an olfactory anchor of lavender oil.

I hypnotized her into trance state and guided her back in time to her memory of when she was with her kids in bed, full of happiness and joy. She gently smelled lavender oil with her eyes closed, as I brought it near her nose. We did this a few times, so that the lavender oil anchor could be naturally and efficiently associated with the state of ease, comfort and peace.

A few days later she told me that she had dinner with her family and her daughter-in-law. She put a little bit of lavender oil on her wrist. Whenever she needed to experience the state of calm and ease, she simply smelled her wrist and felt very positive. She was able to interact and communicate and make choices from a very powerful and positive place of peace and love. This became a powerful post-hypnotic suggestion with a little aid of lavender oil anchor.

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Hypnosis for Performance Anxiety

Woman In Front of MicrophonesI often work with clients to help them overcome performance anxiety and stage fright. They can be actors, musicians, dancers or simply someone who needs to build confidence when speaking publicly or interviewing for jobs.

Confidence is a state of total focus and certainty. It is a very positive state where your thoughts are streamlined from a very powerful positive place as are your words, actions, movements, posture and body language.

One of the ways to experience this state of confidence is through programming your mind with positive suggestions, while deeply hypnotized. Suggestions such as “from this time onward you feel confident every time you speak. You are determined, focused and driven.” can reach your unconscious mind and become your permanent programming, affecting your actions and behaviors in a new and empowering way. When I work with clients I design personal scripts with affirmations that are specific to each individual client’s issues.

Another way to secure a desired state like confidence or focus is via setting specific triggers. These are called anchors. Anchors can be visual, auditory, kinesthetic or olfactory.  While a client is in a state of hypnosis, I guide them into a future situation where they can see and feel themselves feeling confident and certain. I paint this imaginary situation as if already happened, so my clients can experience an array of positive emotions associated with this confident state. Once they are fully there imagining the scene and feeling the emotions, I direct them to use their special trigger, which will then be forever associated with this positive state. This trigger can be used anytime to call on the state of confidence at will.  Some examples of triggers are deep breathing, saying a code word to yourself, the use of certain hand positions or visualizing something specific in your mind.

SCHEDULE a HYPNOSIS SESSION with NYC Clinical Hypnotist Elena Beloff for performance anxiety. Overcome stage fright and fears of public speaking with hypnotherapy. CALL 646 450 8167.

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