Hypnotherapy newbie experience

By : April Hartmeister (Guest Blogger)

I like to consider myself an open minded person, and was very happy to obtaining hypnotherapy for the first time! I was very excited to see what my experience with Melvin would be. WOW! What an experience! I would like to do this again. Melvin was very helpful with me being new to having hypnotherapy done. After having an initial conversation and me telling him what I’d like to work on (self esteem/self confidence), I got in a comfortable position and we started the hypnotherapy. He spent a good amount of time making sure I was relaxed, and I could actually feel myself relaxing more and more, not just hearing his words.

After the relaxation practice and by the time Melvin was working with me regarding my personal goal of raising self esteem and confidence for my new business, I could hear him, however it was distant, because I was so relaxed. His words were soothing as he spoke to me regarding my confidence, providing more of a subconscious focus on my esteem and confidence. My personal take is that this was a way to deepen the instillation of confidence and the feeling of it, to have it absorb at a subconscious level.

It was about a full hour session and I loved it, I was so relaxed after the session, and a little more confident too. I am excited to see what happens after the next session.

What did I expect out of this session? I looked at Melvin’s website to see what he had to say and how he presented his practice, so I knew I should expect to be relaxed. What I didn’t expect was the level of relaxation. Being someone who is in the healing arts, I have experienced many levels and practices of relaxation, and this particular experience I see where it could have a deep effect, as this is one of the deepest most relaxed points for me, and this is sitting up! I never really went to sleep but it felt almost as if I was in a waking dream, because I could hear Melvin’s voice in the background as I was just experience one of the most relaxed states of mind for me.

I have never been afraid of hypnosis, but I also felt I could never reach a state of hypnosis were I’d not be in any control. That was never an issue with Melvin. He knows how powerful the relaxation can be and it was easy to trust him, but it was also because he pre-informed me of what hypnotherapy was and he was so easy to speak to in our conversation.

In all, I would love to do it again, and think that Melvin has a real talent! And I am excited to see what turns out with my self esteem and confidence in my business!



Melvin S. Marsh is a practicing hypnotherapist in Augusta, Georgia.  He performs hypnotherapy appointments both in person and worldwide via Skype.  He can be reached at http://www.afterhourshypnotherapy.com or afterhourshypnotherapy @ gmail.com or call our receptionist at (678) 658-8483 to make an appointment.