Hypnosis 101 with Taylor Sherman

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Today on the Soul of Life I call in a professional hypnotist to help me keep my head in the game of tennis. I think you’ll get a kick out of seeing Taylor Sherman try to improve my tennis game and you can follow right along as he uses a deep relaxation technique and guided imagery that may also help you deepen your own focus and resolve.

People know hypnosis for really three things: stopping smoking, losing weight and lowering stress, but Taylor performs hypnosis to help people change all sorts of habits, and he specializes in using hypnosis for improving athletic performance. We talk about how hypnosis works in the brain, what kind of people are most likely to benefit from hypnosis, and where is hypnosis less effective?

"We had one person who came into a group hypnosis session and actually believed they were going to lose 20 pounds in the session itself. That they were going to walk out 20 pounds lighter."

                          
-Taylor Sherman, professional hypnotist in Washington, DC

Taylor Sherman is a Board Certified Hypnotist (BCH) and Certified Instructor of Hypnosis (CI) through the National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest and largest hypnosis organization in the world. He’s been a professional hypnotist for over 11 years.

He is certified in the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT), the Hypnosis Motivational Institute, the Society of Experiential Trance, and the Atlantic Board of Hypnosis.

More about Taylor’s private practice can be found here.

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