September is International People Skills Month. You didn’t even know that, did you? Well, now you do. Did you know that you can use hypnosis to help develop your people skills? You definitely can!
Four of the biggest interpersonal, or people skills, are your verbal communication, your listening skills, your ability to solve problems and how you solve them, and your assertiveness.
Verbal Communication. Be aware of the words you are using when you are talking to others. Could you be misunderstood or confuse the issue? Practice clarity and learn to seek feedback to ensure your message is understood.
Hypnosis can help you be a better communicator by allowing you to relax and be more open to criticism. It can help you relax as a speaker so that you are able to present your ideas in a more relaxed, confident manner. Hypnosis can help you become a more effective communicator. Need a boost of positive thinking for your verbal communication? Hypnosis can help you boost confidence, positivity, and skills for verbal communication.
Listening. Listening is not the same as hearing. Taking time to listen carefully to what others are saying, both verbally and non-verbally can improve your communication. When we are nervous we tend to talk more quickly and therefore less clearly. Being tense is also evident in our body language and other non-verbal communication. Instead, try to stay calm, make eye contact and smile. Let your confidence shine.
Hypnosis can help you learn to concentrate, without forcing yourself, to listen to others words and be more aware of the non-verbal communication happening. Non-verbal communication is generally about 80% of what is actually communicated. Now you know why we all misunderstand text and email messages so often. Hypnosis can also help in your confidence which is important to listening and assertiveness.
Problem Solving. Understanding how to logically think through problems can help you and others get to an end result. One of the biggest barriers to good problem solving is, believe it or not, foggy thinking. This foggy thinking can be a result of various things. One of the biggest is a lack of proper rest.
Hypnosis has an amazing side effect for those hypnotized. The side effect is rest. Most people who come out of trance report a feeling of having slept a good 8-hours nights rest. Not only that, but a professional hypnotist will plant in a suggestion that will allow the client to sleep a great night’s sleep after a session.
Assertiveness. There seems to be a continuum of assertiveness where most only see the extremes…wimpy or pushy. I know there are other words for these extremes, but let’s keep it clean. You should aim to be neither passive nor aggressive. Being assertive is about expressing your feelings and beliefs in a way that others can understand and respect. Assertiveness is fundamental to successful negotiation.
Hypnosis can help if you feel, or have been told you are not assertive enough or are too assertive. You can build up your confidence in communicating with others. This can improve you assertiveness. It is hard to be assertive when you are nervous about what and how to say things.
Take time to brush up on your people skills this month, and more months to come. If you need help brushing up on these skills, contact your local hypnotist and seek out professional help