One question that I’m often asked is ‘Are hypnotherapy downloads as good as face to face therapy sessions?’ To answer this, we need to look at the differences between pre-recorded hypnosis products and face to face therapy sessions.
A typical hypnotherapy session will usually involve a combination of discussion along with questions and answers, which are then used to provide therapy which is tailored to you and your situation. A variety of hypnosis and therapy techniques may be used including Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). During a face to face hypnotherapy session, the therapist is able to assess how you respond and make any changes or adjustments to the therapy as your sessions progress.
Many pre-recorded hypnosis products such as MP3 audio downloads and CDs are usually designed to focus on a specific problem or issue and often use a variety of therapy techniques to maximise the chances of a successful outcome. However, the session is pre-recorded, so the session cannot be tailored to your needs. In order to be relevant for as many people as possible, the content of the audio recording also needs to be fairly generic. This means that some of the suggestions may be absorbed on a subconscious level and have the desired effect for some people, whilst others may not.
Think of it this way; if you were studying a distance learning course in a foreign language, you could study the course in your own time using books and the internet and you would probably learn enough of that language to get by. But if you really wanted to understand the language and get real life experience of speaking it, you would need to attend a course in person and be taught by a tutor who speaks that language.
If you don’t have the time or opportunity to see a Hypnotherapist for therapy sessions in person, hypnotherapy downloads can be a great alternative to help you achieve your goals.
Here are my top five benefits of hypnotherapy downloads:
1. You can listen to the download as many times as you like
Suggestions given in hypnosis often become stronger, the more times they are repeated and in hypnotherapy, this is known as The Law of Concentrated Attention. This law states that whenever attention becomes concentrated upon an idea, that idea is more likely to become reality.
Hypnosis is like any other skill; the more you practise, the better you can become.
2. You can listen to the download wherever you like
If you find it difficult to take time off work to visit a Hypnotherapist in person, one of the benefits of hypnotherapy downloads is that you can take them with you and listen to them wherever you are.*
3. You can start listening to hypnotherapy downloads almost straightaway
When you buy a hypnotherapy download online, you don’t have to wait for an appointment with a Hypnotherapist or wait for a CD to arrive through the post, so you can start your therapy straightaway.
4. It’s confidential
If you prefer not to discuss the problem or issue with another person, hypnotherapy downloads allow you to experience the benefits of hypnosis whilst maintaining your privacy. This can be especially helpful if you live with another person and don’t want them to know that you’re attending therapy sessions. With hypnotherapy downloads, your therapy session is completely private.
5. You can take time out and relax
Many hypnotherapy audio downloads feature relaxing background music which can help you to relax deeply. Spending 20 to 30 minutes taking time out to relax each day can not only help you to feel better, but it can have positive health benefits too.
A range of hypnotherapy audio downloads are available from Hypnotherapy-Downloads.com