Introduction to Hypnotherapy
Have you ever wanted to change something about yourself?
Perhaps you want to relieve anxiety or depression? Or maybe you want to change your eating habits or improve your sleep patterns.
More often than not, when we attempt to change certain behaviours ourselves, we’re blocked by ingrained beliefs and thought patterns. Instead of welcoming our determination to change, we reject anything that goes against what we believe about ourselves.
The problem is, the walls we build up around ourselves, or the guards we establish to reinforce our sense of self, are subconscious barriers. This means they’re hard to penetrate on a conscious level, often leaving us feeling helpless when we attempt to change negative behaviours or self-perceptions.
It’s possible to shift our underlying beliefs, but this can be a slow, hard process, which is why hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for reprogramming our brains because it allows direct access to the subconscious mind.
In the same way we breathe automatically, hypnotherapy naturally allows us to change the way we perceive ourselves.
Think of it like upgrading your computer: Hypnotherapy allows us to function smoothly, remove vulnerabilities to malicious software and improve performance.
In other words, hypnotherapy allows us to reprogram the subconscious.
So, what exactly is the subconscious mind, and what’s stopping us from changing it?
The subconscious controls our habits and emotions. It stores everything we’ve ever thought, imagined, believed, heard, learned, said, seen, felt and smelled. It also determines our sense of safety and pleasure. Unlike the conscious mind, which allows us to make voluntary and calculated decisions, the unconscious mind has an enduring presence. This is why it’s so difficult to change habits or ingrained beliefs.
Protecting the subconscious is what’s known as the “critical filter”, which is the gatekeeper between your conscious and subconscious mind, and having the power to accept or reject fresh information or ideas.
Hypnotherapy allows us to relax the critical factor and send positive messages directly to the subconscious. Instead of slowly convincing the subconscious otherwise, hypnotherapy rapidly reprograms the mind.
How can hypnotherapy benefit me?
Hypnotherapy can benefit you in many ways, including:
- Smoking addiction
- Overeating, weight loss and sugar addiction
- IBS management
- Insomnia and sleep improvement
- Pain and bereavement
- Anxiety and depression
Whatever your circumstances, hypnotherapy will help you absorb positive messages and clear out negative ones that prevent you from living your best life.
How do I know if hypnotherapy is right for me?
Hypnotherapy works best when you are receptive to change and open to the treatment.
Infinite Health Concepts offers a free exploration session to provide more information about hypnotherapy and determine your needs, which if you’re new to hypnotherapy is a great way to learn more and decide if the treatment is right for you.