Learn a language using Hypnosis? – Babbel
Can learning a language really be helped by Hypnosis?
Many moons ago, when I started as a Hypnotherapist, I specialized in helping my clients learn languages through Hypnosis. It’s a fascinating area.
My experience as an English teacher got me curious about the unconscious and how it get’s in the way of people’s ability to learn. This is a snippet from an interview I did with Babbel. In it I talk about the realities of what’s possible with Hypnosis and learning.
Hypnosis can make sure you’re in the right state of mind to receive information effectively and recall it later. You see a hypnotherapist for an in-person session before you begin learning. Then listen to a hypnosis audio recording every night for the first three weeks of the learning process.
Jessica Boston, a cognitive hypnotherapist based in Barcelona, has similar advice. Boston says the first step should be coming in for an assessment to determine the internal obstacles that are holding the client back from learning.
“It’s about understanding the thoughts at the back of their mind that are getting in their way,” Boston explains.
Once the source of the blockage has been identified, Boston recommends listening to a hypnosis recording. Like one of these, for the next 10 to 20 days.
“They had no trouble learning the language, but when it came time to speak in a real-world context, they panicked.” That’s when Boston decided to become a hypnotherapist.
For Boston, the focus is on eliminating the negative thoughts that are hindering the client’s ability to learn a language. Before hypnotherapy, Boston taught English and often saw these thoughts in her students. “It seemed like a really interesting transition to be able to combine these two worlds,” Boston said.
Hypnosis is a catalyst for change. The mind alters and loosens it’s grip on negative thoughts. Once the client sees they can move past the hurdles in their head, they gain the confidence to continue to make positive changes.
A typical hypnotherapy session involves a “hypnotic intervention.” Essentially, you put the client in a trance-like state. Then they think about the thoughts that are preventing them from progressing. Then exercises relax their mind and their stress response.
The goal? Not to learn French by the next morning. It’s more subtle than that.
“You’re really reprogramming a way of thinking that’s getting in the way of you fulfilling your potential,” Boston says. Hypnosis helps, but it’s up to you to start the learning process.
Read the full article here. https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/can-hypnosis-help-you-learn-a-language