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Hypnosis for business


The majority of people spend a large portion of their life at work – and the housewife probably more than others. Three features of work stand out most particularly


  1. The need to concentrate and pay attention to what you are doing.
  2. The need to make decisions.
  3. The necessity to have good relationships with your col­leagues.


In attempting to satisfy these it is useful for the worker to have a number of attributes. Some typically useful ones are being



We shall deal with all of these. However, particular attention will be paid to motivation. We discussed this in when we discussed goals, when we emphasized positive motivation: where the motivation moves you towards a goal. The business environment, however, also involves negative motivation: where the motivation moves you away from something unpleasant. What we shall concentrate on here is how hypnosis or self-hypnosis can be used to motivate you in the business environment.


Many people wish to be successful at their job. This is not true for everyone. Some work simply to earn enough money to satisfy other needs – the job is simply a means to an end. But even when you may wish to be successful, one unfortunate characteristic may raise its ugly head: you sabotage your attempt to be successful! The saboteur within is more common than is often thought and so we shall see how self-hypnosis can be used to eliminate this saboteur within.


Newspapers, TV and the radio report more and more frequently stress at work and managers are encouraged to make available means to de-stress their staff. But not all firms make this available to their workforce. For many jobs coping with stress is left up to the individual. It is a necessary skill that the self-hypnotist can use to keep stress in the workplace under control.


We begin with a discussion of efficiency and one-pointed attention. The aim here is to see how to utilize self-hypnosis in order to be more efficient. Efficiency does not mean that you are a ‘workaholic’; it simply means that you utilize your time better by knowing how to pay attention and deal with one thing at a time. This naturally leads into a discussion of decision-making, largely directed at the manager, but, of course, many situations in all walks of life involve decision-making.


Most of us do not work in isolation. There are people we work with at the same level in the organisation; there are others above us in the hierarchy and others below. Stress and anxiety can often arise when we do not get along with the people we work with. Human relationships are an important aspect of the work environment, and it helps to be able to get on with other co-workers, no matter what there temperaments are like.


The next topic we consider is that of motivation. Motivation is closely linked to the topic of goals. It is having goals that provides the stimulus for motivation. The person who lacks motivation usually lacks having goals.