Last week 3 of my posts were about using your unconscious mind for self control, the influence of your mindset for weight loss and how you unconsciously act on temptation. This weeks reading from the second edition of the award winning book, Becoming Slender For Life is Putting hypnosis to work. Hypnosis for weight loss can help you create a new mindful relationship with yourself so that you can achieve your goals. If you are are dealing with weight loss or lifestyle challenges learn self hypnosis to end old habit patterns, old perceptions and begin new habit patterns and create new perceptions for a healthier and happier you.
Putting hypnosis to work
With hypnosis, we bypass this critical faculty. People live their lives playing a hypnotic tape in their subconscious mind that is often giving them negative messages and self-limiting beliefs. With hypnosis, we have the opportunity to change that inner dialogue. It’s like taking out an old cassette tape and putting in a new one. You can seize control of your thoughts and change your behaviors by giving yourself new messages.
With hypnosis, much of what we are doing is undoing old habit patterns, old perceptions—and beginning new habit patterns and creating new perceptions. It changes the lens through which we view the world. More importantly, we are creating a new relationship with ourselves.
So how do you create a new relationship with yourself using hypnosis? It’s a return to consciousness—mindfulness. The return to consciousness is allowing yourself to experience both the pain and the joy in life.
It is to really be alive: to love and to fear.
None of us lives in a sterile world. Even with our best intentions and best efforts, we slip into old trances, old patterns of behaviors, back into unconsciousness. Life is a tapestry of trances, but most of us are letting everything and everyone else choose the colors and pattern in the tapestry and then we complain about what we create.
In Trance Zero, Adam Crabtree writes, “Traditionally, the phenomenon of trance has been associated with a special state called hypnosis. There is no basis for believing that these phenomena are limited to this special trance state. We all have the capacity to produce these phenomena, and we can experience any of them at any moment in our everyday existence. So, as it turns out, the phenomena of trance are simply the phenomena of life.”
Crabtree believes that we are constantly going in and out of trances of various kinds, and he further states that “Life is a web of trances, ranging from light to the deep.”
With hypnosis, you are always in control, even though it appears that you are giving up control.
What you are really doing is shifting control from the conscious level to another part of yourself, allowing the conscious mind and the subconscious mind to work together. Working together, powerful results may be attained. The conscious mind was formed to deal with life in the world and puts practical focus on the present moment with immediacy and urgency. The subconscious mind concentrates on the inner world and is aware of the whole range of inner experiences.
With hypnosis (all hypnosis is self-hypnosis), you are exercising control over yourself. Hypnosis is a path to a destination. Your focus simply changes from the conscious to the subconscious world. The conscious mind deals with rationality and determination. Reason dominates conscious experiences and willpower provides the force to get things done.
Just making a conscious decision to change is not enough. Willpower only goes so far. Dr. Shelley Stockwell, describes it this way: “Thought, behavior, and emotion originate in the subconscious mind. If you ask your conscious mind to change a pattern that has its origin in the subconscious mind, it’s a little like calling in a plumber to fix your electricity.”
Your subconscious mind’s world is very real. Its realities have a quality of presence and vividness every bit as insistent as that of the physical objects and people of the conscious world. In fact, the subconscious reality often seems more real than that of the conscious world. For example, in my 20s I was a college graduate, president of corporations and employer of 100 people, yet I was living my life as not good enough, not capable enough. Regardless of my real world, my inner-world reality was not good enough.
And though with hypnosis you are exerting control over yourself, hypnosis is not power over another person. It is a complex interaction, a cooperative act between the hypnotherapist and the client. It is two people cooperating for a mutual end, which is to establish better communication with the unconscious mind. The hypnotherapist is just the facilitator. Only you can hypnotize yourself. Hypnosis is not a “do to” process, rather, it is a “do with” process. Hypnosis is the induction of a profound change in your state of consciousness through a cooperative flow of energy and ideas.
You are always in control. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.
A client in hypnosis will not:
1. do anything he would not normally do while awake
2. do anything that violates a moral or ethical issue for him
3. do anything outside the context of the hypnosis session. That is, if you are working on food issues, you won’t suddenly decide to quit your job or end your marriage.
* Hypnosis is not sleep.
* You are totally aware of everything.
* You’re in complete control.
* You cannot be made to do anything.
* All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.
OK folks, here’s the deal: You can choose to be mindless and live unconsciously and allow McDonald’s, Coca Cola and the picture of the huge plate of food on the menu you are staring at to control you. Or, you can choose to use mindful hypnosis and live consciously. Using hypnosis for weight loss you get to choose the suggestions given to your own unconscious mind. Learn self hypnosis, put in a new cassette tape so that you can seize control of your thoughts and change your behaviors by giving yourself new messages. Isn’t it time that you nourish your mind, body and soul?
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I nourish my mind, body and soul.
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