Better Hypnosis WOOP Scripts Suggestions improves the structure and effectiveness of your scripts. Hypnotic suggestions will only work if your words create changes in how your client thinks. To make sure that you get these changes you need to structure your suggestions properly.
Direct suggestion will only work if it matches the logic and belief of the client's unconscious mind. Anything that conflicts with the client's present beliefs will be ignored. Therefore your suggestions need to take into account any negative beliefs that the client holds about what you want to change.
Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan WOOP
WOOP is a structured way of approaching Positive Thinking. Positive Thinking will not work unless it is tied to action. Structuring your suggestions with WOOP means that you prepare your client's mind to deal with anything that would prevent them achieving the change they want.
Suppose your client wants to have more success with dating. Tell your client to visualise meeting someone, being cool, saying all the right things, really enjoying the experience. This is the Wish part. Then ask your client to imagine what develops next, and getting all the happy things their longing for. That is the Outcome part. Next, get your client to identify any behaviour that would normally stop them from getting that wish and outcome. Identify whatever it is inside them that stops them having what they want. That is the Obstacle part. Finally, get your client to come up with a plan, some way of avoiding or eliminating the obstacle behaviour. Get them to think of some action, some positive definite thing that they can do that will prevent them missing out again. That is the Plan part of WOOP.
Better Hypnosis WOOP Scripts Suggestions
So instead of simply using a direct suggestion to your client that "You will be successful in dating", you use the WOOP structure. This helps your client to overcome the client's inner resistance. Find out from the client what they believe is stopping them being successful. Your WOOP structure would therefore be;
WISH "Imagine now that you are in a dating situation. You are with your ideal partner. You're talking confidently, behaving naturally, and the date is going smoothly. You feel in control, you're making the other person feel good, comfortable with you, you are both interacting smoothly. Everything is going perfectly. You pause and smile, and you get that confident understanding between you. You know that everything is going right for you."
OUTCOME "And as the date progresses you get more and more comfortable together. You share feelings, ideas, hopes, and memories. And then you leave the place together, arm in arm, going someplace where you will have the experience you always dreamed of. The perfect end to a perfect evening."
OBSTACLE "And as you think of that perfect date you become aware that old feeling, that thing inside that always seems to stop you having what you want. That thing that always seems to sabotage you.
PLAN "But now you feel something different. Now you are determined to have that perfect date. And plenty more of them. And as you think about that perfect date a different feeling arises within. You go over the whole process in your mind. You play over all the different stages like watching it on a screen. And that lets you identify the moment when that self sabotage comes up. The moment when it all goes wrong. As you see yourself doing that you become aware of something else about it something you never noticed before noticing that means that you can change it. You get a brief flash of some kind of image memory and then that flash you just let it go, you alter it, you change into something else. And that lets you become free of it for ever."
"So now you can play that scene again. You can go through the whole process and see yourself at every stage. See yourself succeeding. And as you get to the stage where it usually goes wrong you wipe out that old behavior and it just goes on smoothly, so smoothly that no one even notices. Because you deserve it."
Using the WOOP structure in your scripts will allow you to design your direct suggestions in a way that will lead to the outcome you want.