… Using hypnosis.
Because hypnosis rewires the subconscious mind and that’s where behavioral change takes place.
In our formative years, we are sponges for information, but familial messages can be skewed, and inaccurate, which causes us to develop inaccurate perspectives or limiting beliefs about ourselves and others. At an unconscious level, a part of us may feel unworthy, insufficient, or even unloved, which leads to insecurities or lack of confidence.
Limiting beliefs can cause behavioral issues such as defensiveness or anxiety, for instance. Anxiety can run in the background of our minds and cause us discomfort, which we naturally want to distract ourselves from.
Our need to distract from the anxiety may develop into behavioral challenges such as smoking, drinking, emotional eating, trust issues, insomnia, relationship issues, difficulty with self-expression, and various fears, etc.
The mind always wants to feel satisfied and at peace – by any means necessary. This refers to the compulsive nature of many unwanted behaviors. We want to feel safe, but under certain conditions, we just don’t, so we either avoid those situations or use distractors to cope. Our conscious mind is very protective and desires security, but sometimes, it’s overbearing. As a result, we may feel stifled at the expense of experiencing new things and establishing desired behaviors.
Using hypnosis and hypnotherapy, we can repair perceptual inaccuracies without altering any of the actual historical data. By working with the subconscious mind, a skilled hypnotherapist can help you correct those early inaccuracies and you’ll be able to make desired changes right away. You will usually feel lighter, freer, and calmer.
When we rely solely upon our conscious mind or willpower to make behavioral changes, the results usually don’t stick. The conscious mind is limited and can only hold 7-9 bits of information at any one time, so it has a hard time making changes.
We tend to muscle our way through to new habit creation, which can leave us feeling exhausted. Because our conscious mind is so protective, we often have difficulty getting out of our own little box and could feel frustrated, or even hopeless at times.
Repetitive life patterns are an expression of that box that we often find ourselves in, whether the pattern repeats itself in relationship, socially or at work. Breaking out of our patterns takes a lot of energy and focus and that can drain us mentally.
In 5 PATH hypnotherapy, a hypnotist artfully helps you accomplish a lot of important functions such as:
• Easily identifying the root cause of the problem
• Correcting the inaccurate perceptions at the root
• Integrating the new information with your conscious mind, and
• Helping you more easily establish new patterns of behavior
Using this root cause and integrated approach can produce wonderful changes that you desire. It can help you achieve your goals such as: more focus, motivation, confidence, less anxiety, less irritation, defensiveness or compulsions, more self-management of food lifestyles, elimination of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, and so much more.
How long does this process take?
Most people can accomplish their goals in about 5-6 sessions. Typically, the sessions are two hours each and we meet once a week.
For clients who need or want to make changes more rapidly, we can streamline the process and complete sessions in a week, using the same 80–120-minute session time each meeting.
Since the pandemic, many, if not most hypnotists have transitioned to online sessions.
The number one question I answer is:
“How effective is hypnosis via Zoom?”
My response is always the same:
“It is just as effective as meeting in person!”
Meeting via Zoom changes nothing about the protocol or methodology that we use. Since there is no touching in person, there is obviously no touching via Zoom.
Even though many people have experienced the concept of hypnosis through stage hypnosis, which is a form of entertainment, and have heard the command, “Sleep!”, hypnosis is not sleep. It is a state of very focused attention that often uses relaxation as a medium to help people become more focused.
Focused attention is the same as driving your car while listening to a podcast and almost missing your exit or watching Netflix and not realizing it’s past your bedtime. Whenever you lose track of time, you are in hypnosis, which happens almost daily for most of us.
Hypnotherapy is an interactive modality that utilizes a census model of partnership. You the client, are always in charge and this journey is facilitated by your hypnotherapist while being customized to suite your needs every step of the way.
Fantastic article, lots of great information!
Thanks Alison. Hypnosis is the most natural, quick & effective modality I know of. It helps anyone who wants to make a change!