The Divided Mind...
Your life is driven by the two parts of your mind: your conscious mind and subconscious mind. Generally speaking, our emotions "live" in our subconscious mind and are protected and rationalized by our conscious mind. The conscious mind is the "thinking" mind and the subconscious mind is the "feeling" mind. Willpower requires thinking and is sourced from the conscious mind. The problem with this, is that true, lasting change can only take place at the feeling, subconscious level.
When change happens at the subconscious level, it happens easily and naturally, eliminating the frustration and focus required when "trying" and "struggling" with conscious focused energy.
Hypnosis enables us to "rewrite" underlying "scripts" - ideas, illusions and beliefs that we have about ourselves in order to affect the programming within us in a positive way and achieve our goals.
The Willpower Myth...
Have you ever tried to use willpower to break bad habits and form new ones? "I can lose these last 10lbs if I stop eating carbs," or "I will use willpower to stop smoking."
This usually doesn't work and here's why:
Willpower is controlled by a part of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex (part of the frontal lobe located in the front of the brain).
If I say to you, "don't think of a pink elephant," what are you most likely to do?
Think of a pink elephant of course!
Therefore, when you think to yourself, "don't eat bread," you'll want to eat the bread! Before you know it, you're giving into the bread and thinking of yourself in a negative way for not having the willpower to say "NO". "Depriving" yourself only leads to "pink elephant thinking," which in the long term, does not get you any closer to achieving your goals.
Instead what needs to happen is that new, good habits need to be formed by changing beliefs, values and expectations at the subconscious, "feeling" level. This happens by improving your ability to identify a negative behavior, emotion or thought before it actually takes place.
This is where the power of hypnosis comes in...
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Hypnosis works by tapping into the power of your subconscious mind, and directing that energy towards achieving your goals. Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxed focus that allows you to access that deep, inner part of you - your subconscious mind.
Think of your subconscious mind as a powerful, go-getter within you that will achieve the goals you set for yourself, if given the appropriate directions and motivation. Imagine your subconscious as a GPS, which when given the appropriate "destination," will help you get there step by step. Collaborating with the subconscious mind allows us to maximize our true potential and perform at a higher level than engaging the conscious mind alone.
And can help with a wide range of challenges including, but not limited to:***
(*** A professional/doctor's referral may be required for some of the listed conditions/issues***)
- Anger Management
- Cancer Recovery
- Dental Procedures
- Eating Disorders
- Exam Performance/Prep/Memory Retention and Recall
- Guided Imagery
- High Blood Pressure
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Nail Biting
- Pre/Post Surgery
- Public Speaking
- Self Esteem
- Sleep Improvement
- Smoking Cessation
- Sports Performance: Golf, Tennis, etc.
- Stress Relief
- Stroke Recovery
- Weight Loss