(This blog was originally posted on November 2, 2016)
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Hypnotherapy (hypnosis) is so effective because it enables direct access to the subconscious mind to change the client’s unwanted beliefs and behaviors, thus facilitating achievement of the stated vocational and avocational self-improvement goals. During hypnosis, your mind and physical body are completely relaxed. Hypnosis bypasses the critical area of the mind, which serves a sentinel role to effectively “protect” the subconscious mind’s interests: i.e., the subconscious life script that dictates so much of our behavior. No matter how much you consciously want to make that change—lose weight, stop smoking, overcome performance anxiety, let go of an unsuccessful relationship—the SCM is too invested in the current behavior to just let it go.
It is the critical mind’s job to immediately reject any thought or behavior that threatens the current status quo. The critical mind is so good at this job that we often don’t realize this is going on. Even if we do, there is always a logical or convenient (conscious) reason not to make the change, anyway.
The most powerful aspect of hypnotherapy is that I (or another certified hypnotherapist) can talk directly to the client’s subconscious mind to motivate the desired behavior change. Since we are all most suggestible to ourselves, it makes sense that the subconscious mind will also be more amenable to making those desired behavior changes when your words/phrases are incorporated in the hypnotic script. The subconscious mind is much more likely to accept these suggestions that are presented in language (metaphor or direct instruction) it understands using phrases or terms (the client’s ow) it recognizes.
Added benefits of hypnotherapy to help achieve these self-improvement goals are: hypnosis is natural, safe and drug-free. In addition, hypnosis cannot “make” a person say or do anything that he or she would not say or do in an alert state. For more information about hypnosis and how hypnotherapy can help you achieve your self-improvement goals, go to the Hypnosis Facts page on my website or call me at (661) 433-9430.
Sara R. Fogan, C.Ht. is a certified hypnotherapist based in Southern California. She graduated with honors from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in 2005. For more information about Calminsense Hypnotherapy® and to set up an appointment, please visit http://www.calminsensehypnotherapy.com/.