Anyone familiar with trading stocks or currencies will know that training their mindset is key for success. While there are plenty of courses out there for mindset training for traders, there’s nothing out there that has really explore the hypnotherapy approach, until now.
Louise Nonweiler is the founder of Hypnosis for Traders, and she is a multi-award-winning clinical hypnotherapist and life coach. Through the development of her Trading Mindset Programme (TMP), Louise is helping traders get the extra edge they need to stay on top of the mental aspect of their work.
Louise kindly answered some questions about Hypnosis for Traders.
Hi Louise, how did you discover and develop a passion for Hypnosis for Traders?
Quite a few years ago, I was trading myself. At the time, I was also a professional hypnotherapist. I became aware very quickly of the emotional challenges that came with trading. And so, I decided to research what resources were out there for traders who were struggling with the psychology of trading. I was amazed to see that there was a huge gap in the market and that there were not enough resources for traders. Trading is at least 80% psychology. That is why is it extremely important that a trader has the right mindset and emotional control.
Being a trader myself in the past, I understand the emotional turmoil and frustration that traders go through. Over the next few months, I studied the psychology of trading extensively. A few weeks later, I was actually contacted by a forex trader who was struggling with patience and lack of self-discipline. We worked together for a couple of months, and the results he received in a short space of time were remarkable. This was when I decided to stop trading myself and solely focus on helping traders.
When building Hypnosis for Traders, what was the biggest initial challenge?
The biggest challenge I faced was scepticism around hypnotherapy. This came from social media platforms and comments on some on my posts.
Some people believe that hypnotherapy is the same as the hypnosis you see on television or on stage. This could not be further from the truth. Hypnotherapy is an extremely safe, comfortable and relaxing experience. Hypnotherapy has been recognised to be the most effective therapy when working with IBS and many other issues.
For those who may be sceptical, how does hypnotherapy work? Can it work?
Yes, hypnotherapy absolutely works. Anyone can be hypnotised (if they want to). Hypnosis is about working with the subconscious part of our mind. Hypnosis has been around for thousands of years and can help with most things. It is safe, and a person is always in control throughout.
The subconscious mind is a data-bank for everything, which is not in your conscious mind. It is where we hold our beliefs, habits and behaviours and a place where we hold our past experiences.
Hypnosis is about simply guiding a person into a relaxed state just by using the sound of voice. Once a person is in a deeply relaxed state, positive suggestions and even visualisations are used to reframe and change things. Most people notice changes immediately, and over time these changes become long-lasting or even permanent.
How have you structured your hypnotherapy programs to help financial traders?
There are a few services that Hypnosis for Traders offer.
ONE TO ONE SESSIONS
There are one to one online sessions, which are held over Skype or Zoom. Each session is structured and tailored to each individual. I use a combination of techniques in order to help my clients achieve great results. These techniques include; coaching, hypnosis, breathwork and visualisation. The combination can be extremely effective and beneficial.
BESPOKE HYPNOSIS RECORDINGS
I also offer bespoke hypnosis recordings. It requires an initial consultation to discuss the areas that require work and finding out their goals. I then go away and create a bespoke hypnosis recording from the information received.
THE TRADING MINDSET PROGRAMME
The Trading Mindset Programme is a unique and powerful programme for financial traders. The programme was created by myself and developed by myself and a team of professional traders. I created this programme as there was nothing else like this on the market.
The Trading Mindset Programme is a 24-week online audio course. It works through all challenges and issues that traders face on a daily basis. From the FOMO (fear of missing out) to limiting beliefs, impatience, greed, and lack of self-discipline and self-control. It has been specifically designed and structured in a way where it is guaranteed to have long term results.
As well as working on the challenges and issues, it can improve confidence, focus, clarity, help to become more consistent and make better decisions in order to see better results. It can help to master your emotions as trading can bring out the fight and flight in us. There is 12-month access to the programme.
What is the best thing to do after your hypnotherapy session?
The best thing for people to do after a hypnotherapy session is to carry on with their day as normal.
Generally, people feel very relaxed straight afterwards. However, it is common for a person to have more energy after a session. This is because, during hypnosis, the mind and body are fully rested, and can be as beneficial as a good night’s sleep.
Because hypnosis works with the subconscious part of our mind, the changes that we see and make from receiving hypnosis feel natural. And so, a person does not need to make a conscious effort to change anything, they just need to be aware of what is different. This is another positive aspect of hypnosis.
What are your future plans?
Hypnosis for Traders is my passion, and I am committed to getting results for my clients.
My future plans are to continue working with traders, helping them achieve success and overcome any challenges they may be facing.
I am excited to announce that in 2021, I will also be starting a podcast for traders. This will involve speaking and interviewing traders and investors from all walks of life. There will also be regular talks on the psychology of trading, sharing tips and techniques, as well as monthly mindfulness and meditation mornings.
I will also be working on my YouTube channel (Trading Mindset Programme). There will be frequent uploads of meditations and hypnosis for traders, as well as talks around the psychology of trading.
Thank you Louise for your time!
You can follow up with Louise Nonweiler at www.hypnosisfortraders.co.uk