What is hypnotherapy and why is it important?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind that people dip in and out of every day. It is simply a focused state of attention in which one chooses to ignore external stimuli and concentrate on the issue at hand, much like when reading an enthralling book. By the same token, a person under hypnosis always remains in control even while outside events are going on unnoticed. The goal in using hypnotherapy is to make constructive changes in the mind which positively affect a person’s reality.

Imagine if your mind were like a computer. Your interaction with the external world is on the screen, whilst your hard-drive contains the underlying programming. The screen is like your conscious mind: that part which carries out rational and analytical thought, using 5-10% of information. Conversely, the hard-drive is like your subconscious mind: the part holding beliefs and feelings, imagination, protective instinct and permanent memory, containing 90-95% of information. A computer hard-drive contains many programs, some of which the manufacturer installed and some of which you have installed over many years. Some programs are useful and others just slow the computer down. Yet when you switch that computer on, many of the programs run in the background, slow and fast, good and bad, and the output of those programs appears on the screen and influences your day-to-day life.

The programs in your hard-drive, your subconscious, are experienced as firm beliefs and feelings at a conscious level. Hypnotherapy gives you the opportunity to change the programs directly in your underlying subconscious mind that no longer serve you in a beneficial way. Because the subconscious creates your reality based on its underlying programming, you can change negative aspects of your life to positives by changing the programming directly in the subconscious using hypnotherapy.

What does a session involve?
A session begins with identifying your positive intention – what is it that you want to change in your life? Following an explanation of hypnosis (and dispelling the myths, reassuring you that you remain in control during the session), you will be guided to go into a deep state of relaxation. You will be fully aware of and remember what you are saying; you won’t get stuck in hypnosis. Whilst in this wonderful state, your conscious mind is then allowed to rest, the filter between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind is set aside and work can then start directly with the subconscious mind to identify and positively change limiting beliefs and feelings.

One of the primary functions of the subconscious is to protect you. This means that the subconscious will hold onto beliefs and feelings, even when negative or damaging, if it believes that they are benefiting you in some way. During the session, it is important to look at what benefits are being gained by these negative beliefs and feelings. For example, a person may hold onto a past negative experience more than they need to because they have come to realise that others are more sympathetic to them and they got more attention as a result. Once that belief or feeling is identified, the subconscious is then instructed to hold onto the benefits that it has gained from the negative experience, before releasing the emotions attached to it and replacing it with empowering beliefs and feelings.

At the end of the hypnotherapy session, you will leave feeling refreshed, revitalised and with a positively changed perspective on the world.

Author's Bio: 

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