We all struggle to change bad habits for good ones
Whatever the habit is that is no longer serving you, it can be changed. Willpower is a great asset, but you may repeat a bad habit even though your rational mind really doesn’t like it. The problem is, people think that they need willpower and feel like a failure when they don’t perceive themselves as having enough strength. This can cause a real dent to your self-esteem and is ultimately self-sabotaging.
A habit is simply something you do without thinking about it. These kinds of habits are extremely common.
- If you see a cake when you get your morning coffee on your way to work, and end up saying ‘yes please’.
- Maybe it’s when you sit down to eat a meal and realised you’ve finished before everyone else.
- It could be you’re on your third pint when your friends are still finishing their first.
- Maybe you can’t resist a cigarette when offered.
- Through the deep focus of hypnosis habits can be changed and improved, because it helps to make the change at the subconscious level. The subconscious mind is responsible for holding our beliefs about life, love, ourselves, other people, other cultures, religion, ethics, etc. It takes care of everything we have ever learned consciously.
We’ve had to learn everything since we were born–how to eat, walk, talk, dress ourselves, brush our teeth, etc. While all of this began at a conscious level, eventually it became automatic and was taken over by the subconscious part of the mind. If we had to think through every little action that is required to do every little thing we do then it would make life impossible.
The Subconscious Mind Is Most Important
This makes the subconscious the most important part of who we are. It is like a computer program that maintains anything we have experienced, everything ever said to us, done to us, everything we ever learned. It houses our emotions, all the various parts of our personality, all of the roles we play in life and most importantly to this subject, our habits.
Because hypnosis reaches the “hard drive” of the mind, the subconscious, clients often end negative patterns of behaviour after receiving strong, direct suggestions. Then you can build healthy and energising habits that don’t control you. Sometimes it is as simple as allowing the mind to understand through storytelling that there is another, healthier way to behave and it creates new habits all on its own. Unlike the stereotype from old movies, hypnotherapy does not put people to sleep and old pocket watches are not involved. Instead, the client, with closed eyes, is guided through a series of relaxing imagery and ideas. Everyone responds slightly differently to hypnosis, some drifting into a deep, sleep-like trance and others not feeling much different than having their eyes closed. Every person is different, but most of my clients are able to eradicate bad habits, changing them into good habits.
The hypnotherapy sessions include figuring out the problem behind the bad habits and symptoms, then improving habits, improving self-confidence, motivation and having the courage and ability to change can help you release protective layers.
So, if you are ready to create healthy new habits, give hypnosis a try. You will be so glad you did!