How is a Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming(NLP) or Life Coaching Session at NLP Hypnosis Centre?

Let’s start by saying that every session is done in a professional office, in a environment that is safe, private, confidential and comfortable.

Every Session is done by a Professional Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Life Coach and Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner.

Every session is custom designed to your goals and personality.

We explain what hypnosis is, what Neuro-Linguistic Programming(NLP) is, what Life Coaching is. Olivier Hidalgo is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist and practices “Consulting Hypnotism”, which in reality is the same as Hypnosis, but is worded that way to show that we are not a Medical Facility and we do not diagnose and that we are Professionals in Hypnosis.

The whole process starts with the Free and Confidential consultation by phone or Skype. This session takes between 15 to 30 minutes and we answer your questions and explain what we can or cannot do.

Then you fill the form explaining what are your goals  … you can see the form here … and we ask you to read the form that explains who we are and your rights as a NLP Hypnosis Centre Client, you can see this form here.

We always ask:

  • What do you think Hypnosis is?
  • What do you think Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Life Coaching are?
  • We suggest to always talk to your Doctor first, especially if you have a “medical problem”.

After that we set up the appointment. Depending on your goal the first session could be one hour or two hours session.

During your first session we dedicate a few minutes to answer any other questions you have.

We normally use a powerful combination of three techniques, Life Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis.

We do several suggestibility tests. We call them games, because there is no right or wrong, there is no passing or failing. Sometimes they work, others don’t. Some “games” work with some people.

The whole idea of these tests/games is to show you that hypnosis is not mind control, that it works, that hypnosis is real and fun.

Most of the times we do a complete physical y mental relaxation using Hypnosis, and clients feel so good and relaxed that sometimes they fall asleep or when we bring them out of hypnosis, they said “wow” I never felt so good”.

This relaxation has different goals depending of the problem the client is trying to solve. One is to show you that even when you are totally relaxed, physically and mentally relaxed, you are still aware of my voice and your surroundings. You are not asleep. Your mind is not empty, it is the other way around “you are totally focused and concentrated”.

Sometimes we use this relaxation to continue with the hypnosis induction needed to reach your goals. At other times we bring you out of the hypnosis and we do the induction in a different way. Like I said your session is costume designed  … so it might change a little bit.

To be in hypnosis you don’t even need to relax … so we sometimes show you that … that you can be in hypnosis without relaxing.

At the end we ask you again … now what do you think Hypnosis is? How would you explain hypnosis to a friend?

Many answers include … powerful, relaxing, energetic .. “wow, I feel so good.”

Depending on your goal, we set up more appointments or not. After this, again depending on your goals, we might call you once in a while — with your authorization — to check how are you doing with your goal.

Clients end having a much better understanding of what hypnosis is and is not.  Clients now know that Hypnosis is real, it works. Is not mind control, is not diabolical or related to spiritism. Is not brain washing. It is not magic or witchcraft.

As a fun note …

I remember once I was showing a client a test and she said … “wow that’s like a miracle, like magic, like Houdini”

And I answered “Thanks, but no thanks. Houdini was a great Magician and great Illusionist, and I’m a Great Hypnotist, which are not the same” … She laughted and said … “and you are humble”, and we both laughed … again Hypnosis is very powerful and it works but it is not magic.

Of course, as we explain to clients, there is a little bit of “brain washing” in the positive side, as we help you change limiting beliefs that are creating you problems.

Sometimes I joke with clients and I said … “now that you are hypnotized, empty your pockets and give me all your money”, they just look at me and we both laugh. They know that even in Hypnosis I cannot control them to do something they don’t want to do or is against their moral principles.

This is important because you must understand … hypnosis is powerful, it works, it is effective, but you have to do your part. You must follow my instructions during and after hypnosis. Hypnosis is not a magic pill, sometimes does not work and it is not 100% effective.

Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Life Coaching they are all techniques that can help you create positive changes in your life. Hypnosis and NLP can produce those changes faster and easily, but it is not a miracle.

Hypnosis is powerful because during hypnosis you talk directly to your subconscious and therefore the changes can be done faster and more easily, but not without work from your part.

We always said to clients

  • If for any reason you don’t go into hypnosis, your session is free.
  • You must do your part and follow my instructions and advice after the session.
  • Your mind is powerful, but it is “your” mind, so it is “you” who reach your subconscious.

Always remember to consult with your Doctor before you do Self-Hypnosis or Hypnosis as I have mentioned in other articles, there are situations or problems where hypnosis can create problems instead of helping if not done under a guide of a Professional Certified Consulting Hypnotist or under the guide of a Help Care Professional that is expert in Hypnosis.

Olivier Hidalgo

Certified Consulting Hypnotist, NLPP
Olivier Hidalgo
Certified Consulting Hypnotist