The average person operates about 80% of the day from their subconscious mind this is our automatic behaviour.
How many of our choices are made when we are in that automatic mode? For example, if you are a guy and you shave every morning, the odds are you will start at the same side and place on your face. When we are putting our shoes on the odds are we will always start with that same foot. When we brush our teeth every morning the odds are we will start with the same tooth. So it is not hard to understand why people struggle with any kind of addiction when we operate from our subconscious mind about 80% of the day.
The fact is Hypnosis is one of the very few ways we can change or influence what we have in that automatic mind or subconscious mind. That is why hypnosis can be very effective when it comes to dealing with any unwanted habits for example cigarette smoking, finger nail biting or improving relationships.
It is the choices that we make that determine how successful we will be.
The main objective with hypnosis is to relax the mind until we go into what is known as the Theta state of consciousness. We are all very familiar with this state, we go into this state every night just before we nod off to sleep, and just before we fully wake up each morning.
The Theta state of consciousness has 3 main characteristics associated with it:
The first is we tend to learn differently, we tend to learn more like small kids, you know how small kids tend to learn things like sponges, they just soak it up. This is a very similar state of consciousness, a child up until the age of 7 is predominately in that same Theta state. A child in that age group can for example simultaneously learn 3 languages. When the average kid turns around 7 or 8 most of them will have less capacity to learn multiple languages than many adults.
The second characteristic is our creativity is enhanced just like with those small kids. That is why many hypnotherapists use creativity and imagination as a central theme in their sessions, in other words when we go into that imaginative creative state we are also going into mostly the subconscious, and that is true even without hypnosis.
The third characteristic of being in the Theta state is that we become highly suggestible, and that is of course exactly how hypnosis works. But here is the big but, there is nothing the hypnotherapist can make you do if you don’t really want to.
For example, if I was to see 100 people for quit smoking sessions (I usually see around 300 p.a.) and out of that 100, none of them really wanted to quit my success rate would be 0. If they all didn’t just want to quit but they were ready to quit, (90% of all smokers don’t want to smoke) my success rate will go clean in the other direction.
It’s also important to know that this is completely safe and that you are in total control the entire time. Remember hypnotherapists are just the tour guide - they can’t control people’s minds.
Contact myself, John, for more information about his life coaching and hypnotherapy services available in Newcastle.