Change your beliefs with hypnosis

Give or take, our beliefs generally make or break us. They essentially, become our identity. There is a lot of truth in the assertion that it is in our minds that we stay limited or limitless. And at the core of our mindset are beliefs which define who we think we are and what we believe we can and cannot do  and this thought pattern is extrapolated into virtually every area of our lives.

As much as we make an effort to keep our vibes on the positive side, it is not out of place to state that certain beliefs can also impact our lives negatively if kept unchecked. Our feelings and our behaviour can take a hit with certain beliefs and this where hypnosis seeks to concentrate its efforts. You can see your beliefs effectively change for your own benefit through hypnotherapy and we shall examine the underlying mechanisms and intricacies of the remedy that hypnosis offers.

How we acquire certain beliefs.

The saying, “show me the child and I’ll show you the man” goes a long way to prove that most of our beliefs about self, are founded from childhood. It is well-known that even before the onset of teenage, we already have a belief system established which puts us in the know as to how we fit into the world, our worth to others, what we can expect from others, what we can expect from life and many more. This is essentially how we will be inclined to function for the rest of our days, unless somebody who has a better handle on things swoops in to save the day. We acquire most of our beliefs from the most inappropriate of sources: someone else’s belief system!

As kids, we tend to be gullible and suggestible, imbibing many ideas about the world around us by absorbing the belief system of others – whether by spoken words or by examples. Experience and experiment may teach us to let go of some of these beliefs but what about the stuff that you just never get around to? It effectively defines you. If most of your beliefs are founded on limiting and erroneous grounds such as ‘I can’t’, ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘The other person obviously wasn’t trying’ or ‘I got lucky’ – as is often the case when a child is repeatedly labeled ‘stupid’ in his/her formative years and grows up feeling so, it may lead to a bigger problem in the grandest scheme of things.

Once we have a belief, no matter how destructive it may seem, we tend to hold on to it and an attempt to ditch it is met with involuntary resistance. This is the case when a person has learned to think of themselves in any particular way. They have unwittingly trained their conscious thoughts to interrupt their fantasies and remind them that they are bound to flop even before they ever got started on what they intend to do. Negative thoughts become somewhat self-fulfilling to them and the resultant failure is often expected. This vicious circle of negative beliefs has proved the undoing and Achilles heel of a good number of people.

The hypnosis solution.

Hypnotic suggestion can play a vital role in helping individuals to overcome limiting beliefs and to develop better ones. It doesn’t just happen in a flash, it took a lot of time to build that wall of subconscious resistance, and bringing it down will certainly take some doing. In any case, hypnotherapy seeks to help the individual completely eliminate as many of the impeding beliefs as possible and neutralise the effects of what’s left of it. The utilisation of powerful hypnotherapy techniques can weaken a person’s attachment to his/her beliefs and bring about paradigm shifts by sowing better ideas and encouraging thinking, that does the person’s objectives a solid.

Hypnotherapy also uses subtle tools to bring to light why certain beliefs can create problems for whoever holds them. Beneath this tactic is the idea that we tend to focus less on whether a belief is ‘true’ and more on what it means for our lives. Once the individual is made to see things from the perspective of ‘cause and effect’, they are more likely to ditch beliefs that do mostly harm. Much of this can be achieved through quality hypnosis sessions – be it through self-hypnosis sessions or visits to a renowned hypnotherapist.

Our fundamental belief system helps us operate. It plays an important role in how we think, feel and behave. If there is any indication that certain beliefs are making it hard for you to find happiness and fulfilment or limiting your life in some way, now may be a good time to seek out help in the form of hypnosis. It’s your best shot at getting the therapeutic change you seek by ‘reprogramming’ the software of your subconscious algorithm.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Biodun Ogunyemi, Certified Master Hypnotherapist ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.Hyp
Glasgow G2 & London W1H

Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading hypnotherapy practices within the UK. He has practised on Harley Street and is an experienced hypnotherapist, trained to the highest level in advanced hypnotherapy and NLP and is the author of over 180 hypnosis products.

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