Is your mind Lying to you?
Hello I thought I would take some time to explain, in this world of uncertainty a little about how I use NLP, CBT and hypnotherapy to enable you to unblock and remove negative thoughts and behaviours that often stop you from achieving your goals, or being the way you would like to be
We have both a conscious and subconscious mind. Your conscious mind is is like the top of an iceberg it is your critical or rational mind. It the chatterbox, planning what you are going to be doing next week or analyzing a conversation that may have happened a few weeks ago, it is also the part of you that collates information from your senses, whether that’s what you see, touch, taste, hear or smell. It can be present in the moment or drifting off into the past or future.
The subconscious mind is much larger like the iceberg under the water. It is like a huge storage facility and is that part of the mind that controls everything you do without conscious effort or thought – things that happen automatically, like blinking, laughing, crying, breathing, etc.
They say 85 to 95 % of the day is run by the subconscious and just like an autopilot system, Your subconscious mind remembers everything you have experienced in your lifetime.
All your experiences – from the time you were in the womb to this point in your life –are stored in the subconscious, everything you learned, everything you saw, everything you heard, everything you touched, everything you said, everything you smelt, every emotional reaction – every memory of that experience is stored in the data-bank of your subconscious mind.
This is why you don’t have to learn to walk, to talk everyday over and over again. Your subconscious mind accesses that data-bank millions of times each day and uses the stored information to guide the mind in the way it will respond to any given stimuli.
These reactions are automatic, and consciously you may not understand why you respond in the way that you do. That is why you also respond the same way every time, to the same stimuli. This known as learned behaviour. It is highly unlikely you would even remember when you first learned that response, because the incident was so insignificant at the time, but over time the subconscious response became more and more intense, the subconscious became better at it.
It’s The same way you notice, you get better at doing something when you practice. This is how your habits are born and grow. Any response to any stimuli is something that has been learned and practiced. You might have felt a little annoyed at something as a child, but over time something similar to that incident occurred and gradually that grew to anger.
This is the same way anxiety is born. All your habits and beliefs developed the same way – from exposure and practice. You don’t even notice the development as it is so gradual. When the stimulus occurs, the mind is still at the same age of the first response but acting with the experience of all the practice it has experienced. The negative behaviours only grow in intensity over time.
Any habits and beliefs you may have, which could be around food or nail biting, not wanting to exercise, being afraid of the dark, you were not born with these habits, They were things you learned. Perhaps from your family or from people around you, perhaps from books or television. They’re simply things you learned. The same way you may have learned laziness or to procrastinate, and it grew worse over time and became more noticeable and affected you more and more in a negative way.
Smoking, drinking, sugar addiction, fears or phobia’s – or habits , skin picking, excessive hand washing. You weren’t born doing these things – you learned them. The process we are using is very simple –
Your mind knows how you arrived at this point, so it stands to reason that your mind knows how to resolve the issue/issues involved. In our sessions, you will use the power of your own mind to do exactly that. No matter what level you are hanging on to the issue – be it physical, emotional, mental or spiritual – your mind will resolve it. No matter what motive or reason your mind may have had for that unwanted behaviour – your mind will resolve it for you. All you have to do is allow your mind to do it, and replace it with a better more useful behaviour
To do this I will guide you into a hypnotic trance. Now, I don’t have to teach you how to do that, because your mind already spends many times each day in trance. Every time you use your imagination, every time you daydream, every time you do something without thinking, you are in a trance state. It is a natural state. The only difference in hypnosis, is that the depth of trance is much deeper. Hypnosis is not sleep. You will not enter a coma. You will be aware of my voice the entire session, in fact I will be talking to you and asking you to follow along, I may be asking you questions, whilst you will just feel calm and relaxed, a bit like when you first wake up on a Sunday morning and you are just dozing.
To help YOU achieve the depth of trance for hypnotherapy, I will talk you through it and all you need to do is follow along. It is that easy. You don’t have to do anything else – just allow your mind to follow.
I may set up finger signals on the fingers of one of your hands – one for yes and one for no, to allow me to communicate with your subconscious (which controls your body)
I will then ask your mind to access the databank of the subconscious (where your memories and programmes are stored) also all the levels of the mind, to obtain all the informat