I believe hypnotherapy is something that everyone should try. Especially if you’re curious of fascinated by hypnosis, I take this as a sign that there’s a part of you that could really benefit from the experience.
I have noticed some traits that many of my clients have, especially the ones who continue working with more for the long term. Some people meet with me for one or two sessions, and my hope is that they gain and benefit from our work together – my goal is to have real change and experiential benefits be achieved after just one session.
But for those who continue working with me week after week, there is clearly a unique resonance with this specific approach. I wanted to list these here, while also factoring for my own specific personality traits that I bring as a hypnotherapist, which are separate from the technique itself. There’s the technique itself, and there’s my own way that I apply it, filtered through my own world view.
Here are some traits I’ve noticed in people who resonate with Hishtalmoot’s approach.
Hishtalmoot can be intense. It’s for people who are ready to roll up their sleeves and dive into the shit. It’s for people who are committed to change in their lives, and doing the deep emotional work that might be required to get there. It’s not for people who want to dabble or are getting pressed into therapy because of external pressures.
2. Open Minded
There’s something about trauma that makes people open minded, and a lot of my clients are working through trauma. Partially because trauma is everywhere, and partially because Hishalmoot can be really effective in helping people heal their traumas.
Regardless of its source, I notice that many of my clients are particularly open minded. Open to new experiences, worldviews, and discovering new parts of themselves. Whether they have fled the close-mindedness of religion or are embracing a more liberal expression of sexuality, openness is part of what attracts people to Hishtalmoot.
Let’s face it, Hishtalmoot is different. Eyes closed, longer sessions, a unique dynamic between client and practitioner. It’s can be very different to a conventional therapy session. People who are naturally open to new ways of thinking and doing things, are in a better position to try something new, and potentially better, in their personal growth journey.
3. Creative and imaginative
Maybe it’s the fact that guided imagery is a big part of our work, I find that the clients who really take to Hishtalmoot have a strong imagination, have often read a lot of fiction, and have an artistic side that write, paints, or crafts.
Creativity is often linked with sensitivity (see my next point) which could explain why they got traumatized in the first place. But this creativity also serves them well in their journey of healing, allowing them to vividly and deeply imagine their healing experiences and resource states. It often reaches a point where they clients really take the lead and craft vivid experience for themselves with almost no input from me. I love when this happens.
Being sensitive, introspective, and often having a strong introverted side is a recurring theme I see in my clients. They care deeply, and are often very hurt and dissapointed with the way the world runs, and how they and the rest of humanity has fared along the way.
Sensitive people are more easily traumatized, but are also more open to exploring their own inner world and to trying to heal themselves and others.
As a highly sensitive person myself, I resonate and struggle with many of these issues, at the same time Hishtalmoot itself, being highly experiential and somatically focused (continuously inviting you to check in with your body) can be very helpful for experientially healing past wounds while also learning how to self regulate more effectively in a world that is continuously throwing more arrows our way.
Often as a direct outcome of being sensitive, my clients are often involved in work that aims to make the world a better place. The desire for improvement manifests in multiple areas of their life, and even as they struggle with their own demons, they strive to improve the lives of others.
If you resonated with several of these traits, this is a good clue that Hishtalmoot could be a powerful tool and experience in your personal growth journey.