I spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of hypnotherapy and I also write blogs spreading the word. I have, over the years, used different analogies to explain about the conscious and subconscious parts of the mind and how it all works. I sometimes liken the conscious mind to an oyster shell and the subconscious to a pearl, however, this week I found myself reading such an entertaining article which uses the analogy of a know-it-all rider and a rather wilful elephant!
The article was by Deborah Frances-White, in The Guardian and she writes brilliantly about her first and successful experience with a hypnotherapist from New York, who she saw for one session over zoom. I laughed when I read that she never refers to the hypnotherapist without using her full name and title and suspects that she has been hypnotised to do her marketing for her! Of course you can’t make someone do anything they don’t want to do, and she is obviously very happy with the results and happy to promote her!
Deborah was keen to hit her deadlines, while eating mindfully and folding her laundry – so it was about goal setting and she had come to realise during lockdown that willpower just doesn’t work.
We all know consciously what we should be doing but that inner elephant has the ability to go rogue and do it’s own thing and the rider can’t stop it!
With hypnosis it becomes possible to align the elephant and the rider, so that the two work together to achieve the goals you set for yourself. It is a powerful therapy for personal development. It is also totally unique because it works directly with the ‘elephant’, the subconscious part of the mind, which will only accept beneficial suggestions. The ‘rider’, or conscious part, is by-passed.
Hypnotherapy can help you to find clarity and release fears and blocks that may have been holding you back. When you make positive shifts in the subconscious, you will find your elephant playing ball! It all happens easily and naturally and is quite simply, life changing.
Anyone can be hypnotised, the important thing is to be open to it and want to effect change for the better. It is also a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend an hour and you will feel the restorative effects immediately.
So why not book yourself in online and give your elephant a re-boot!