In my work as a hypnotherapist, I am often asked how does hypnotherapy work? There are some misconceptions about it and an article in this month’s Breathe magazine sums it up brilliantly. It likens the conscious mind to an oyster shell in our brains and the subconscious is the pearl in the oyster shell!
Our minds are made up of the conscious and the subconscious.
The conscious part of the mind is the practical, logical side which interprets situations and circumstances. It is analytical and questioning.
The subconscious is where we hold our core beliefs, our memories, and is responsible for how we operate as human beings. It also controls our automatic responses, so regulates body temperature, breathing, and impulses. It works away in the background and matches thoughts with actions and learned behaviours, some positive, and some negative. It is unquestioningly loyal, what you say it believes and, it maintains our habits.
Sometimes experiences from the past in the subconscious can begin to have a negative effect. However, the subconscious has the ability to be reprogrammed and hypnotherapy does just that.
How does hypnotherapy work
With hypnotherapy, those negative habits and learned behaviours that have been programmed into the subconscious can be released and replaced with the client’s preferred response.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful therapy for personal development and is totally unique because it works directly with the subconscious, which will only accept beneficial suggestions. The conscious thought process is by-passed.
Other talking therapies can take much longer to achieve the desired outcomes because they rely on the conscious thought process, dealing with symptoms on an intellectual level, which can often hinder progress.
Hypnotherapy does work and it will help you to release limiting beliefs and to make positive and lasting changes. It is a nurturing experience and will enable you to think better, live better, and ultimately to feel better.
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