What is Hypnotherapy
Understanding hypnotherapy starts with understanding how your mind operates. Studies and research show that your subconscious mind is running about 90% of your life. The subconscious mind can be compared to a computer hard drive. Believe it or not, it stores every single thought and experience from the womb to birth and forward. The subconscious mind is the seat of your emotions as well as the root of your imagination. The subconscious mind is the Energy Dynamo and it never sleeps. It's always on. It controls and regulates voluntary and involuntary bodily functions and it carries out our habitual conduct.
Your subconscious has it's own belief system. Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to establish a communication between the conscious and subconscious mind so the subconscious mind can be reprogrammed to the intentions of the conscious mind.
When you reprogram your subconscious mind, real, lasting change becomes a reality.
I personally believe hypnotherapy to be a sacred art of creating oneness of the true self.
Understanding the Laws of the Mind
- The Mental Law of Reverse Effect
- The Mental Law of Dominant Effect
- The Mental Law of Repetitive Effect
- The Mental Law of Experience
The greater the conscious effort, the less the subconscious mind responds. The Mental Law of Reverse Effect is a law of your mind that says that the greater the conscious effort, the less the subconscious mind responds. This means that when you get stressed over things and try too hard, your deep inner mind responds less in helping you to reach your goals. The harder you try to sleep, the harder it is. The more you try to remember a name, the harder it is to remember. The moment you just let go and give up, that is when it comes. The Mental Law of Reverse Effect ties into the Universal Law of Least Effort. Through relaxing and surrendering, we accomplish everything with effortless ease.
The strongest emotion always wins. A strong emotion takes precedence over the intellect in directing behavior. The good news is that Imagination has a more powerful influence on behavior than reason/knowledge. This law also states that the strongest emotion will always win. If your fear to avoid failure is stronger than your desire to succeed, then inevitably you will hold yourself back because the fear will win. It is important to look at your negative emotions and beliefs and to question these against reality and then to let them go. It is also important to cultivate strong positive emotion toward success so that any limiting feelings do not run the show. There may always be some level of fear and doubt, but the optimism and faith should be much stronger -- a.k.a. – The Law of Predominant Mental Images
Given enough repetition, the subconscious mind will eventually consider what it is hearing to be true. It is important to repeat over and over again what you wish to manifest. It is not enough to say it once. Your deep inner mind is like a computer; once it is programmed to act in a certain way, it will act that way.
Childhood conditioning is quite repetitive, and success programming requires that we take a good deal of time to reprogram our subconscious mind with what we want by repeating suggestions, affirmations, visual images and feelings over and over again.
The Mental Law of Experience is a law of the mind that states that the last moment of an experience that is observed is what will stay with the mind throughout the day. For instance, imagine that you had a great time at a party but that when you were leaving someone told you that you said something that made you look stupid, you would remember that statement far longer than the party that you actually enjoyed. This law is important when reprogramming your mind for success because it reminds us to end hypnotic programming and creating and manifesting on a positive, optimistic and upbeat note. You will carry the last statement with you far more than the bulk of the experience.