Hypnotherapy and the powerful sub-conscious
21st January, 20160 Comments
Why is hypnotherapy so advantageous to clients? Because it helps them focus and understand the emotional basis attached to their presented issue. Some talking therapies just focus on the thinking patterns of the client when more is required to get to the root of the problem.
In the profession of hypnotherapy, to help clients achieve what they want to achieve, the focus is on the subconscious forces of the mind. It contains all of our previously stored knowledge of the world, as we know it. It is the seat of our emotions and governs our habitual behaviours. A smoker who wants to quit finds herself in conflict, “there is a part of me that wants to quit, but another which does not”.
Unfortunately, the urge to want to quit is simply not strong enough and falls victim to her habit. But what happened? When these conflicts occur, the feeling mind; this is the subconscious, always overrides the conscious mind “I must give it up”. Let me give another example. An individual who suffers from anxiety is constantly worrying about the future... “what if I” and is never in the present moment. When she tells herself not too worry, or feel anxious or get stressed their sub-conscious mind does nothing but intensify the feelings of stress, worry and anxiousness, for it is the most primitive part of the brain and naturally wired this way.
To help overcome and alleviate such conditions such as anxiety, hypnotherapy draws upon the client’s own inner abilities and resources and makes these accessible to him. The process of regression in hypnotherapy is useful for any client to understand the root cause of their problem. Subsequently, the process of re-educating the client’s belief systems begins.
Hypnotherapy can help clients suffering from anxiety, fears/phobias, confidence, self-esteem and many more because it helps them to acknowledge their feelings and emotions associated with the issue. In this way hypnotherapy can help individuals engaging in substance abuse, often to suppress or repress any unpleasant feelings. In such cases addictions are formed because the motive of the sub-conscious mind is to move the client away from the source of emotional pain, thus habitual behaviours emerge.
In hypnotherapy, the clients have an increased awareness of themselves, to help them feel at peace with their mind and body and to set themselves free. Therefore, positive change is facilitated when the intellectual mind is accompanied by an awareness of our emotions and the feelings that were/are experienced. Hypnotherapy strives for clients to walk away from their treatment feeling satisfied, whole again and in harmony, knowing that they have made the changes they wish to make.
To wrap up, it is important to recognise the “what” and “how” in what makes us feel the way we do, before we can begin to change our anxieties, the thoughts we tell ourselves, the habits which are formed. Let me leave you with these primary feelings we can all experience; resentment, rage from anger. Self-pity from sadness. Euphoria from joy and finally sexual feelings from orgasm. To maintain a healthy emotional life, feelings must be exploded not imploded.
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