Hypnosis for better business communications

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Life Health & Fitness Holistic Health
David A Blender
Chicago Hypnotherapy Examiner
July 12, 2010

 

Each year there has been an increase in the number of highly successful business people attending hypnosis classes. Additionally, small businesses and larger corporations are seeking out different ways to improve overall business communications impacting employee morale, corporate recruiting and retention, sales, productivity and cost containment. Effective communication is a critical component to creating competitive edge and desired outcomes which ultimately leads to greater success.

The tool that is increasingly becoming an accepted modality is Hypnosis. You may ask why? I’m glad you asked. There are many reasons. For many people, the one main reason that seems to stand out far and above others is the realization that by understanding the basic process and underlying principles of hypnosis, it enables them to expand their own communication toolset.

Aspiring managers from a wide range of disciplines from business coaches, change managers, sales managers, and account directors to accountants and actuaries attend hypnotic influence classes each year. It’s a way of adding to their communications ‘tool kit’ and building on their intuitive and creative skills.
There are many benefits in understanding the basic principles of hypnosis; too many to address in this article. However, the list below provides a representative sampling of the most common benefits and includes;

Improving general communication skills
Improving communication skills in relation to specific business areas (e.g., presenting, business coaching, sales, consulting, leadership and negotiating)
Developing the ability to entertain for greater influence and persuasion
Helping with issues like smoking, weight loss, stress, concentration, and confidence
Creating personal development and generative change
From a business point of view 1, 2 & 5 are the most relevant; much of business involves communication skills and even a small improvement can make a difference to performance.

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Personal development and generative change makes a pervasive improvement to the results you produce; if you’re comfortable and true to yourself, then you’ll tend to work better and automatically influence others in a positive way.

The power of hypnosis

Hypnosis is natural and about using resources that we all possess.
Hypnosis is about developing better conscious/unconscious communications.
Hypnosis is normally about helping yourself and / or others focus attention and manage your state of mind in a more useful and positive way. There are times to focus away from discomfort and times to develop states that enable you to access more mental resources.
Personal connection attained through hypnosis is far more important than any technique.
You may have heard it before – the essential factor to being successful in business and in life is the ability to listen and be ever aware of what’s being communicated, what is naturally occurring, and the intention of outcome.

The hypnosis skill set

Agreeing outcomes
Managing your emotional state
Developing rapport
Apply proper use of language, including rhythm and tone as well as the impact of words
Understanding and applying the impact of stories
Utilizing specific techniques for intended results
These are many of the basic skills that anyone involved in influence will already have developed or partially developed. It is also why learning about hypnosis can greatly improve success; however that may be defined for those who rely on communicating effectively in business.

Hypnosis as a valuable aid

It is not essential to become an expert hypnotist to increase your communication and intuition skills. However, learning about hypnosis, the underling techniques and basic principles is a valuable aid to improving your communication skills. Like any skill, the more you practice the better you get. Learning and communicating with others involves learning about one’s self; requiring personal courage. An investment in learning the basic hypnotic principles and related applications yields beneficial rewards and such rewards are significant.

Further information can be found at: http://www.examiner.com/article/hypnosis-for-better-business-communications

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