She was in a bad way, very sad, very anxious. She couldn’t look up at all, didn’t make eye contact with me and kept fiddling with her fingers.
As an NLP master practitioner, I follow the SCORE style of questioning when I first meet my clients. S stands for symptoms, C for causes, O for outcome R for resources and E stands for the possible effect on my client’s life when succeeding to achieve the desired outcome and transform the issue they came to see me with.
The resources question amounts to asking my clients to give me a list of their talents, good qualities and their best characteristics. It’s a hard question to answer if one is in a state of anxiety or feeling low, most say they don’t think they are good at anything. However, this young woman, without any hesitation, said: “I am very enthusiastic.” She said it without looking up.
We did the hypnosis and I gave her an MP3 recording of the session, to practice with and listen to at bedtime every night at bedtime until our next meeting. We arranged to meet for the second session two weeks later.
She arrived to the session very excited. She couldn’t stop talking with huge amount of energy, telling me, in details, what happened to her in the past two weeks. We did the next session and I gave her a new audio to listen to at bedtime and suggested she alternate between the first and the second audio for the next two weeks.
Her natural enthusiasm was buried under her state of anxiety and with the help of the work we’ve done, she allowed herself to go back to her true self, her enthusiastic self.
When hypnosis works, it is like true magic.