WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that we all enter in and out of all day long. It happens when we watch TV, listen to music, drive, daydream, and every time we fall asleep and wake up. It’s a state of learning, where information is more easily accepted by your subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy harnesses this natural state to direct the positive messages to your subconscious that will allow you to begin to make the changes you want to see in your life.
HOMEOSTASIS & NEUROPLASTICITY
There are two key concepts for understanding why hypnosis is such an important tool for creating life changes.
Homeostasis: Homeostasis is our innate unconscious drive to “stay the same”, that is to say resist all changes at a subconscious level. While we may desire a change in our feelings, reactions or habits, at a deeper level our subconscious defense mechanisms seek to preserve the status quo, ie… resist all efforts to change. So while talking, planning, discussion and rational understanding of behavior are all important concepts, they do not address our subconscious need to sabotage our success and/or efforts to change.
Neuroplasticity: On a personal, spiritual and behavioral level, neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to change throughout an individual’s life. Our ability to change beliefs, emotional responses and behavioral habits is dependent on the flexibility of or our mind.