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Hypnosis for Improving Relationships to Friends and Co-workers

This is the third in a series on how hypnotherapy can improve relationships.

Hypnotherapy can improve your relationships with your friends and co-workers

"I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.” - Winnie the Pooh.

Every relationship is an adventure and requires a bit of embracing the unknown. But where marriages keep the unknown contained in a commitment expressed in a vow, and family do it with commitment written in blood, friends and co-workers - especially co-workers - have no reason to commit. Friendships and working relationships do require a leap of faith. And so these successful relationships are truly something to treasure.

What is friendship based on?

According to a 2018 New York Times opinion piece, friendship is based on “homophily” - the tendency for people to seek out or be attracted to those who are similar to themselves. Part of this philosophy includes the idea that because we’re attracted to similar types, we must therefore dislike, or even hate, opposite types.

I’m not a fan of this belief. Given enough time, a common language, and the magical element of compassion, one can find common ground with almost anyone. Why? Because what really cements friendships is a common cause. Mothers raising their children volunteer at school and compare notes. Men on the same neighborhood basketball team bond while competing with a team from the next neighborhood. The easiest way to make friends is through a church, school or volunteer situation simply because everyone shares a similar goal. If people don’t share common ground in these situations, what they don’t have in common actually makes the bond strong