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How to Reduce Stress and Work Smarter Not Harder (Part 3 of 3)


Welcome back to the third and final part of this week’s Blog Article about how to reduce stress and work smarter not harder. Last week I talked a lot about the ‘secret weapon’ that smart High Achievers use to play and stay at the top of their game so they can create and maintain a healthy mind, body and business. This week I am going to tell you more about the benefits of Hypnotherapy and clear up any fears and misunderstandings you may have about hypnosis so you can use it with confidence. At Claire Rich we believe it is an essential part of your Personal Development which is why we have incorporated it into our High Performance ‘Richer Life Programme’ to maximise your performance, wellbeing and success. So anyway let’s talk about hypnosis.

Some Facts about Hypnosis

There are many fears and misunderstandings about the use of hypnosis and Hypnotherapy that are totally undeserved. Hopefully the following information will help to reassure you that what happens is actually very normal and certainly non-magical. Although we like to think it is certainly a magical thing because of the amazingly, powerful results that can be achieved with it when you are truly committed and motivated to achieving your goals!

  • There is no such thing as a hypnotised feeling.
  • You are fully conscious, alert and aware at all times.
  • You always retain complete control and can only be hypnotised if you want to be.
  • It is a totally natural state of mind that we all go in and out of every day of our lives.
  • It is very similar to meditation and relaxation techniques, however you are not expected to totally clear your mind, so it is easier.
  • It is completely safe, natural and drug-free.

Hypnosis is a safe and reliable therapeutic technique which is actually centuries old. When used on its own, it does nothing more than create a calm, relaxed state of mind at best. As you now know, the really important part is the therapy which takes place whilst you are in the hypnotic state, known as ‘Hypnotherapy’. So if you want to fast track your personal development, achieve your goals easily and stay ahead of your competitors you need to be using it on a regular basis. It really is the soundest investment you could ever make in your mind, body and business!

What Does it Feel Like to be Hypnotised?

Hypnosis is actually something that we all go in and out of on a daily basis many, many times without even realising it. The best way I can describe it to you is to say: Have you ever…

….been watching the television and got so engrossed in what you were watching that you didn’t realise someone was talking to you right away?
….been reading a good book and got so caught up in the story that you didn’t hear your phone ringing until it was too late to pick it up?
….been driving along and suddenly realised that you are nearly at your destination but you can’t remember the last few miles of your journey?

These are all typical examples of times we go in and out of hypnosis every day of our lives. So you see it really is totally safe and natural. We just tend to be more intensely focused on what we are doing and at best relaxed.

Accessing the Subconscious Mind

Over the years, there has been much speculation and theory as to how hypnosis actually works. All that can really be said, is that this truly amazing phenomenon allows us to bypass the ‘conscious critical faculty’ providing us with a ‘gateway’ to the subconscious mind.

An Altered State of Awareness

As I said, Hypnosis is an altered state of awareness in which you remain totally conscious, alert and aware at all times. It’s a bit like when you put your television or computer on standby mode. The power is still on and you can start it up again at any time but it is in rest mode to save power and be more energy efficient. We all go in and out of hypnosis on a daily basis anyway; just before we wake up, just before we go to sleep, when we are driving, reading, watching television etc.

The Subconscious Mind is Like a Computer

Hypnotherapy allows us to access the subconscious part of the mind to work with existing neural pathways, reprogramming them and often creating new neural pathways that are more beneficial to us and our health, well-being and success. Just think of your mind as a computer, Hypnotherapy simply helps you reprogram it to achieve your goals so you can play and stay at the top of your game.

The Benefits

Many people find that they experience some very pleasant side effects after a session of Hypnotherapy. They:

  • Feel calmer, more relaxed, positive and confident.
  • Are more focused and motivated.
  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Have an overall feeling of wellbeing that lasts for a good while afterwards.

The great thing is that all of these benefits are usually experienced before we even work on your specific goals…so its win win all round as far as your mind and body are concerned! This is why Hypnotherapy is such an important part of our ‘Richer Life Programme’ and health and wellness success formula because we believe that a:

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Business

Why High Achievers Practise Self-Hypnosis

Self-hypnosis is becoming increasingly popular too, as more and more people recognise how effective this safe and powerful self-help tool actually is. In fact, the majority of our High Achieving Clients continue to practise self-hypnosis on a daily basis long after they complete their ‘Richer Life Programme’ with us because they enjoy the benefits it brings to their mind, body and business. It is so beneficial to our health and wellbeing that I would go as far to say that everyone should be using it on a daily basis.

Hypnotherapy for Mind/Body Fitness

So there you have it, the low down on your very own ‘secret weapon’ – Hypnotherapy. I hope that by now you feel reassured about hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and the benefits of using it as part of your Personal Development Health and Wellness Plan. It really is the key to maximising your performance, wellbeing and success so you can achieve peak performance mind/body fitness. Please do contact us if you have any questions or would like to find out more about our ‘Richer Life Programme’. But at the very least, remember to look after your mind, body and business!

Are you a High Achiever? Have you ever been hypnotised? Are you interested in using the ‘secret weapon’ to achieve your goals?

Let us know by commenting in the feedback box below.

Please also share this article with your friends so we can spread the word about this amazingly, powerful therapy which could help you maximise your performance, wellbeing and success.

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Claire Rich, High Performance Mindset Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist is the founder of ‘The Richer Life Programme’. The High Performance Programme for ambitious, driven Business Owners and High Achievers who want to master their mindset, so they can maximise their performance, wellbeing and success and find the way to a richer life. To find out more visit Join her free Newsletter List and receive your free copy of ‘The High Achievers Guide to Success’ along with lots more regular, free, valuable information.


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