Hypnosis has been clinically proven to provide medical and therapeutic benefits for a range of issues. Our hypnotherapy services can help you give up smoking, lose weight, eliminate your nervous habits, cure insomnia, face your fears and overcome your phobias. It is a powerful tool which has helped many people to become more confident and motivated, find their self-worth, overcome depression, and transform self-defeating patterns of behaviour and thinking. Through the use of hypnosis, individuals claim they have seen positive changes in their outlook and behaviour beginning immediately following their therapeutic sessions.
Hypnotherapy is effective in treating:
- Anxiety disorders including nail biting and trichotillomania
- Weight loss
- Low self-esteem or confidence
- Fears and phobias
- Childhood and adolescent issues
- Performance and motivation
Perhaps you have tried to change your behaviours before but found yourself going back to your old habits and have ended up feeling frustrated, defeated and helpless. Well hypnotherapy can help. Hypnotherapy is successful in changing your self-defeating beliefs and undesired behaviours or habits because it works directly with your subconscious mind to reprogram your old patterns of thinking that are not serving you.
People often try to change undesired behaviours at the conscious level. This may temporarily cause you relief however after some time you may find yourself falling back into your old habits and ways. This may cause you to end up feeling anxious, frustrated and hopeless because you don’t know how to change. This is because the subconscious mind is not in alignment or in harmony with the conscious mind. It does not matter how consciously aware, or how rational or logical you are about a problem. Nor does it matter how much you know something is bad for you and is contrary to your well-being. Unless the idea is accepted by the subconscious, you will continue to operate on old pre-programmed thought patterns and beliefs and you will continue to perform the same behaviour.
The conscious and subconscious parts of the mind could be compared to an iceberg. The portion of the iceberg above the surface of the water is the conscious portion, consisting of about 10% of our thinking ability and the ice beneath the water is the vast subconscious portion, consisting of about 90%.
Our conscious mind consists of what is available to our conscious thinking process, that is, those processes that we are aware of. It is the analytical, rational, logical mind, the “one plus one is two mind”. It is that part of the mind which is used in the practical day-to-day operations of life. Temporary memory and will power reside in the conscious mind. It is that part of the mind that says, "I should lose weight." "I should stop smoking." "I should not be afraid of elevators." The conscious mind is limited in its ability for change due to its capacity to process fewer pieces of information at one time when compared with the subconscious mind. It is inflexible and rigid and likes to keep to what it already knows as this is how it achieves control and feels most comfortable and safe.
The subconscious mind is not logical or critical but rather vast and highly flexible. It is extremely creative and highly imaginative and therefore has an unlimited potential for change. It contains our permanent memory, and is the storehouse of our beliefs, sensory perceptions and memories from our experiences from birth until present time. It contains our emotions, habits, automatic responses, feelings, instincts and impulses and programmed thoughts and patterns of behaviour. It works in the currency of associations, images, symbols and metaphors, feelings and emotions. All of what is contained within the subconscious mind creates our unique filters – the lens through which we see, and experience the world around us. The filters or beliefs in our subconscious minds drive the conscious mind in everyday operating during daily activities. Our subconscious mind, while we are often not aware of it, is always working in the background, it never rests, not even when we are asleep. A lot of what is contained in the subconscious is unconscious, meaning that we are not aware of it. Once the subconscious mind accepts an idea, it is like soil and its fertile creativity is stimulated and it begins to work to turn the idea into a reality.
When applied in a negative, dysfunctional way, the subconscious can be the cause of failure, disempowerment, unhappiness, frustration, and even illness. Your subconscious mind is like soil, it accepts any kind of seeds - good or bad and it does not care if the body hurts, but rather that its deepest needs and desires are met. This is because the subconscious mind is unable to distinguish between a fear or a wish, imagined or real pain and so it works the same for good or bad ideas, even if they are contrary to logic or our own well-being.
The subconscious mind which is vast in comparison to the conscious mind, drives your behaviour. It is the storehouse of all your memories, emotions, and experiences, including all your beliefs which direct your behaviour. In order for you to change an undesired pattern of behaviour permanently, any changes need to be made at the subconscious level. You can think of the mind as a ship, where the conscious mind is the captain and subconscious mind is the crew. The captain may want to direct the ship in a certain direction, however if the crew denies the instructions and refuses to do so, and instead turns in the opposite direction, then we have a mutiny.
“These subliminal aspects of everything that happens to us may seem to play very little part in our daily lives. But they are the almost invisible roots of our conscious thoughts”.
Hypnosis is a technique which enables us to speak directly to your subconscious mind. It creates an environment for you to access those pre-programmed and undesired beliefs, and patterns of behaviour so that they can be reprogrammed and changed permanently. When your subconscious mind is programmed to work with your conscious mind, you will experience long lasting and permanent change, that is why hypnotherapy works.
The subconscious mind can be used to change any disempowering belief or undesirable behaviour. It does this by harnessing its creative imagination and power to create new ideas, reset beliefs and change disempowering patterns of behaviour that no longer serve you. The aim of hypnosis is to reprogram and align your subconscious mind with the desires of your conscious mind. When your subconscious is aligned and working with your conscious mind, you have more control over the decisions you make in your life. You will be unconsciously and consciously competent in making positive decisions that serve your highest good. You will be able to direct your life in the direction you want it to go and create the life you desire.
Hypnosis is much like meditation. It uses guided relaxation and concentration techniques to focus your attention inward, creating a heightened state of inner awareness. It is a very relaxing experience, where access to your subconscious mind is obtained through the relaxing and quietening of your conscious mind. It can be described as a day dreamy state, where your conscious mind and body are very relaxed and your conscious mind becomes so still that it appears blank. The hypnotherapists voice is often described to be somewhere in the background. In this state, you are more easily able to recall memories, images, feelings, associations and emotions that you would not normally have access to. In this state, the hypnotherapist is able to guide your subconscious into accepting previously discussed and agreed upon suggestions aimed at shifting your awareness and changing unwanted beliefs and patterns of behaviour. The subconscious mind will only accept ideas that it finds relevant and appropriate. If an idea is suggested to the subconscious that the hypnotherapist and individual have not previously discussed and agreed upon, then the conscious mind will usually become activated and involved, and begin to resist the suggestion.
The effects of hypnosis are experienced differently by everyone. Immediately following a session people feel very relaxed and joyful. In the days following the session, most people say they experience subtle differences in the way they interact with people or in the way they perceive interactions and situations. They describe it like there has been a shift in their awareness, where they notice things that they didn’t notice before and feel like they are seeing the world from a shifted angle of perception. Some people experience more vivid dreams and recall memories they haven’t thought of for a long time. Overall, people state that they have a greater sense of self-awareness.
Below is a list of some of the results that hypnotherapy can produce:
- Changes in perception of life situations and interactions
- Changes in memory recall
- More positive and rational insights
- Less fear and a reduction in anxiety and emotional distress
- Calmer and more peaceful
- Greater motivation
- Clarity of thought
- More positive outlook on life and a greater sense of well-being
- Greater self-awareness
- Flexibility and creativity of thought
- Less stress and greater capacity to develop solutions to problems and manage stressful situations
- Greater confidence and self-worth
Hypnotherapy has been clinically proven to provide medical and therapeutic benefits for a variety of issues including; smoking addiction, overeating, nervous habits, insomnia, lack of motivation, low self-confidence, performance anxiety, stress, and self-defeating beliefs that are the causes for underlying feelings of low self-worth, powerlessness, anxiety and depression.
If you are experiencing a personal limitation which is preventing you from living to your full potential, please call us at 0424 952 038 to find out how our hypnotherapy programs can help.