Perhaps you are wondering about the power of hypnosis and if it will work? The answer is yes. And no. Here’s why, let’s say you go to a comedy hypnosis show and you don’t really want to be there. You are up on stage, the lights are bright and there are lots of people. You’d rather be at home. In this setting, achieving a hypnosis state may be difficult.
In another scenario, you are in a professional environment. You are feeling relaxed and are perhaps even a little curious about what might happen. You are looking forward to achieving an important goal today, to improve your life. In this setting a relaxing hypnosis state, is much more likely to occur.
Hypnosis Happens Every Day
A hypnosis state is achieved every day. It is not unlike the feeling between sleeping and waking, at night time. Some people may feel lighter in hypnosis, some may feel heavier. Upwards of 95% of people will be able to achieve hypnosis if it is something they are willing to try.
A feeling similar to hypnosis is when you have a daydream. Your conscious attention floats away while your deeper mind is solving a problem. Hypnosis is a state of mind between an Alpha level (9-14Hz) and a Theta level (4-8Hz) brainwave. This simply means the analysing part of your mind slows down and you are very relaxed.
Many try to achieve goals through sheer willpower. This is where we use conscious effort to work towards a result. In the case of constant anxiety or addiction, conscious effort won’t work because the pattern is deeper ingrained. Using willpower alone is ineffective.
The goal of hypnosis is to help you make a shift without the battle of willpower. What would life be like if your mind was working for you, instead of against you all the time??
The Subconscious Mind
You can manually control your breathing for a short time, but eventually you will lose focus and your subconscious mind will take over. Try this now… It is the same with your long-term emotions, habits and addictions. You can use willpower for a short time and then your ingrained patterns come back.
“Change is only complete when your conscious mind AND subconscious mind, want the same thing at the same time.”
How Can A Treatment For My Mind Affect My Body?
Your physiology responds to thoughts. When watching a scary movie you jump at the frightening part, don’t you? You know it’s not real, but your body doesn’t. Your thoughts and perceptions have shaped your responses since birth. Some of the responses you have become disempowering or destructive. You don’t consciously decide to be that way, it happens automatically from your subconscious mind.
The goal of hypnosis (hypnotherapy) is to offer you alternative responses for your subconscious mind to choose from. Rather than choosing overeating at night, you just feel satisfied with have a cup of tea. Rather than smoking away your health with cigarettes, you enjoy the feeling of fresh air. Rather than worrying and doubting yourself, you feel confident and motivated.
We don’t take away someone’s problem, we just find another way to satisfy your inner needs. Thoughts create things. ‘Focused thoughts’ create great things!!
Focused On Results
Do you need to see a hypnotherapist? If you have a problem that your rational thinking cannot solve and you are sick of using willpower, then hypnotherapy may be an option. I welcome chatting about your goals and situation. Fill in the form at right of screen to register for a free 30 minute consultation. Have a great day!