What is change?
If we search the word ‘change’ in the dictionary we find it’s meaning to be;
‘An act or process through which something becomes different.’
A great question to ask our self is; ‘How can I be different?’
When we ask this question we’re comparing ourselves to how we are now, to how we want to be in the future and in effect laying the foundations for change to begin.
What stops us from changing?
A question many battle with is; Why can’t I change?
Why do we get stuck with negative thoughts, feelings, behaviours, habits and emotions which serve no purpose and impact on the quality of our lives? More often than not the answer is stored within our subconscious mind.
Research has shown that our subconscious mind is responsible for over 90% of our daily behaviour. It’s responsible for behaviours, habits, emotions and desires that are beyond our consciousness awareness, they occur without even thinking about them.
Many of us experience issues as if they’re beyond our control. As if some part of us takes over and makes us do something without really knowing why, whether it’s snacking on foods, developing phobias of suffering from anxiety.
Changing how you behave can appear to be really hard. On occasions you may feel stuck and unsure about the right course of action to take. You may have tried to change previously without success perhaps feeling lost not knowing which direction to take. Often, it’s that negative inner voice that stops you moving forward and prevents you from making the changes you really want. Negative habitual beliefs and ways of thinking can drain your motivation, confidence and self- esteem before you’ve attempted to change.
Hypnotherapy can help you to rediscover the solutions and resources that were perhaps once hidden. By refocusing your thoughts in a solution focused way hypnotherapy helps you to feel motivated and confident and ready to take the necessary actions to achieve your goal. It works by helping to change thought patterns at a subconscious level, remember, that’s the part of your mind that controls 90% of your daily behaviours, and making changes at the subconscious level allows for change to occur at the conscious level.
Hypnotherapy helps create new and accurate perspectives about your true self, allowing old negative ways of thinking to be transformed into positive thoughts and their associated behaviours. When new positive ways of thinking are practised, new neural pathways within the brain are created and it is these which then guide those automatic habitual responses and behaviours. Your inner voice starts to say “I can and I will” and when this happens, change begins.