I hope some of you reading this have listened to my “Poker mindset” Mp3. On the Mp3 I utilize suggestions to improve the players mindset, so how does this work?
The Mp3 starts with an induction and a deepener. These are hypnotic scripts designed to relax your body and mind, helping you into a trance/hypnotic state. Once in this state your mind is open to suggestions that will improve your life. The conscious critical faculty is no longer rejecting positive affirmations this allows the suggestion section of the Mp3 to generate motivation, reduce tilt and create triggers to encourage focus, stamina and other improvements to your game. Users have noted feelings of tilt disappearing, increased focus and stamina at the table and improved awareness when reading their opponents.
If the Mp3 is this effective at resolving these issues why would anyone be interested in one-to-one hypnotherapy?
The only problem with suggestion in hypnosis is that it’s effects only last a short period of time, generally between 5 -10 days after each listen. This is why I encourage players to use the Mp3 as their pre-game warm up, and as frequently as possible. This ensures maximum benefit from the hypnosis when you play. Unfortunately after this time neurosis developed in the past start to creep back and focus and tilt issues will return to their normal state.
To create long term change we must deal with the issues behind our emotional problems and resolve them internally. Obviously the Mp3′s are limited to communication only from the hypnotherapist, where as in an analysis session it is common for the client to be speaking for the majority of the time. While in the hypnotic state, the mind is far more focused and memories of significant events in the past can be explored in detail, and in some cases re-lived.
Exploring and facing events that caused us our current issues can allow us to release the emotion and relieve the symptoms that we face in our everyday lives. In hypnosis these memories can be very vivid and in some cases traumatic. There are physical effects when someone is reliving a past event, these could include, crying, shaking, becoming flushed or very stressed, we describe this as an abreaction. This is a physical manifestation of emotional energy being released. Hypnotherapists aim to bring their clients to this point, the release can create huge positive change in clients lives. It’s important for clients to realize the likely hood of an abreaction happening and the intensity of the experience prior to starting a course of hypnotherapy. Everyone is different but reaching this stage can typically take anywhere between 1-10 sessions.
Once the abreaction has passed clients begin to feel the benefits of the therapy, emotional weight that they may have been carrying since childhood has been released and in may cases they can then take much greater control over their emotions and lives.