How does hypnosis work? -

How does hypnosis work?

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Susan Lawrence, CCHt, CSHt
Certified Clinical & Spiritual Hypnotherapist and NLP Life Coach

Hypnosis is a powerful tool to use to transform limiting beliefs and unwanted habits into positive ones. When you are simply in a very relaxed state of mind, the subconscious mind is more than willing to open up and release experiences from the past which are now interfering with living an abundant life. These beliefs usually stem from childhood and manifest themselves into believing you are not good enough, not smart enough, not lovable enough, etc. These limit your behavior by preventing you from moving forward. It is super powerful, extremely effective and life changing.

Certified Hypnotherapist

Did you know that in childhood you are always in hypnosis? The mind absorbs experiences and learns new behaviors all at once. That unity breaks down about the time we turn eight as conflicts arise between our private and public behaviors. For example: "I didn't finish my book report, but it is bedtime!" To protect our role in the family, our mind breaks into two parts: the larger part - the subconscious - sends the conscious mind out to figure out how to survive in society.

While intended to protect us, this is the universal wound that festers as conflict between our physical well-being (managed by the subconscious) and our social ambitions. The side-effects include a host of physical, mental, and spiritual ills. Hypnotherapy starts with a dialog that reveals the underlying conflicts. Those insights are then shared with the subconscious in hypnosis.

This process usually takes advantage of the transition to sleep, which is when the conscious mind downloads daily social experience for evaluation by the subconscious. At Hypnosis Rising, I emphasize the state known to children and rediscovered by master meditators: the gamma state. The ultimate goal is not to punish and over-rule the subconscious, but to soften the barriers created in our minds by the original wound. That effort heals the past, empowers the present, and opens the door to unanticipated futures.

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When you’re reading, daydreaming, wrapped up in a movie, or just super engrossed
in an activity, it’s not the work of mind control or some outside force. It’s simply you
allowing yourself to drop into this altered state of awareness. Hypnosis at its core is
direct, deliberate, and deeply relaxed focus. Your mind naturally knows how to get
there, but with the help of a professional guiding you, you can harness the power that already exists within you to solve everyday problems.

It’s a fascinating but intuitive concept: When you consciously bypass the conscious
mind, you can make profound changes. You’re able to have a powerful conversation with your subconscious, free of distractions and over-thinking, to replace beliefs that aren’t serving you with ones that do! In essence, it couldn’t be further from “mind control”: hypnosis is an empowering tool that puts you in the driver’s seat.

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