Hypnosis & Self-Hypnosis

(4.viii) Creating New Thought Patterns

The power of hypnosis and self-hypnosis to eliminate unwanted habits and/or re-program our subconscious for success is really quite amazing.

The results are usually immediate and lasting.

Regardless of how strongly you desire change on a conscious level, the subconscious holds the key and it will either stop you or propel you to new heights of achievement.

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The subconscious mind is a mystery to most people. Much of what you might perceive as self-sabotage and self-limitations are actually your subconscious operating on auto pilot to protect you and keep you safe.

Remember, the subconscious is programmed with non-supporting beliefs from genetic DNA and childhood training. (Step One & Step Two)

Before you get all excited and run to a hypnotist, you might want to consider discovering what the real “problem” actually is, so you can get help that is directed at the source.

For example, smoking is not the problem. Smoking is a symptom.

There is some deeper, underlying subconscious belief which triggers the desire to smoke. Consciously you know smoking is bad, yet you still smoke.

The underlying subconscious belief could then be something such as “when I am nervous, smoking helps me relax” or perhaps it could be “when I am hungry smoking helps to suppress my appetite”.

While being hypnotized, the therapist would address either the nervousness or curbing your appetite.

Assuming the correct triggers were addressed and new suggestions were given to the subconscious, the desire to smoke would then fall away naturally.

Unless you retrain your subconscious with new beliefs, you will continue to fail!

This is will help you harness the massive 5/6ths of your hidden brain power.

What is Hypnosis?

It is using “suggestions” to explain conscious goals to your subconscious and instruct it to achieve those goals.

When your subconscious is in alignment with your conscious goals, achieving them becomes almost automatic.

A major problem with any type of re-programming is to make suggestions which do not trigger resistance by your subconscious.

Hopefully, you have been following this free tutorial since the "Home Page" and not only understand subconscious blocks, but you have also been applying the tools in Step Three to release these blocks.

With the subconscious blocks removed, therapy is more effective and works faster to help re-program your subconscious.

Why Use Hypnosis?

The scientific brain research discoveries discussed in Step One explain the human brain thinks on six levels at once. Only one of these is conscious and the other five are non-conscious.

Logically, it is almost impossible to overcome an unwanted habit or achieve a new goal using only will power, which is the conscious 1/6th of your brain power, while the other 5/6ths (subconscious) are not in harmony with your goal.

When you are in a totally relaxed but mentally focused state, your subconscious is very susceptible to suggestion.

Reinforcement (repetition) for 21 to 30 days will create new neural pathways (much the same as visualization) and your subconscious will be effectively programmed to function in harmony with your conscious goals.

How hypnosis works video

How hypnosis works video

Is It Safe?

The process itself is very safe.

Caution does need to be exercised with the suggestions you employ.

The statements used to make any suggestion must be properly worded. You cannot repeat statements which are negative or can easily be misunderstood by the subconscious.

For instance, because the subconscious does not distinguish between negative and positive, you cannot use a statement such as “I am no longer fat”.

The subconscious will interpret this to mean you want to be “fat”.

Instead, a properly constructed script might go like this: “I choose to be slim and physically fit with good muscle tone.”

It also helps immensely if you use images instead of words. Remember the language of the subconscious is pictures and images.

In this case, you could use a photo of the body you desire and visualize the photo as being you.

Another concern is that while hypnotized you might do something you don’t want to do. Understand that you will not lose control or do anything you wouldn’t do anyway.

To give you a visual explaining the power of hypnosis, think of goal achievement without hypnosis being comparable to driving an old jalopy down a gravel country road and with hypnosis you are driving on a super highway with a turbo charged auto.

If you are experiencing difficulty breaking through the barriers to success, I strongly recommend you find a qualified hypno-therapist in your area.

Hypnosis is effective for everything from annoying habits and success blocks to eliminating fears, such a fear of selling, fear of heights, fear of people and pretty much any other fear you can think up.

Self-Hypnosis as an Alternative

You can also quite easily learn how to do self-hypnosis if you have a sound understanding of what blocks you are attempting to overcome.

Anyone with normal intelligence can learn how to relax and use “suggestions” to change their behavior.

As with hypnosis performed by a certified therapist, your suggestions need to be properly crafted to ensure they do not cause damage.

Even with all the research I have done on the human brain, I still prefer to use scripts prepared by a professional.

Click here for a free audio training course if you would like to explore the option of learning self-hypnosis.

Please remember, when you attempt something new the first results you get are not necessarily what you expected.

With patience and practice, you will become very competent in re-programming your subconscious to work for you and not against you.

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