The world is dominated by thought —think about it.
You see, everything we do, everything we feel, and everything we create is first a thought.
Back in the day, thoughts were considered to be just electrical impulses in the brain. But now, we know that thoughts are actually things—physical things that exist in the universe. Like the starry night sky or a grain of sand on the beach, thoughts are real.
And just like those physical things, thoughts have power. They can influence our emotions and our actions. They can shape our reality. They can even change our lives. But how do we change our thoughts? How do we change our lives?
Well, the answer lies in hypnosis. But before we get into that, let’s first take a look at how thoughts work.
How do thoughts work?
Most people go through life on autopilot, reacting to events and circumstances based on past programming. In other words, they’re not really living—they’re just going through the motions.
As human beings, our brain is hardwired to keep us alive. To do this, it has what’s called a negativity bias. This means that it’s programmed to pay more attention to negative thoughts and experiences than positive ones.
Negative thoughts are like an alarm system that tells us when we’re in danger. They help us to survive by keeping us away from harm.
Positive thoughts, on the other hand, don’t have the same urgency. They don’t trigger the alarm system in the brain, so we’re not as motivated to act on them.
This is why it’s easier to remember a negative experience than a positive one. It’s also why we’re more likely to dwell on our problems than our successes.
The good news is, we can change the way we think. Thoughts are energy. They vibrate at a certain frequency. And like all forms of energy, they can be adjusted. All you have to do is find the right frequency—the right thought pattern—that will help you achieve your desired outcome.
Once you find that thought pattern, it’s just a matter of training your mind to think it on a regular basis. And hypnosis is one of the most effective ways to do this.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of focused attention that allows you to access the power of your subconscious mind. When you’re in a state of hypnosis, you can bypass the critical part of your conscious mind and plant positive suggestions directly into your subconscious.
These suggestions can be anything from quitting smoking to eating healthy, or from becoming more confident to reducing stress. If it’s something you want to change in your life, hypnosis can help.
The beauty of hypnosis is that it’s a natural state of mind that we all experience daily. You’ve probably been in a state of hypnosis many times without even realizing it.
For example, have you ever been driving and arrived at your destination without even remembering the drive? That’s because you were in a state of hypnosis. Or have you ever been so engrossed in a book or movie that you forgot where you were for a moment? That, too, is a form of hypnosis.
In both of these cases, your conscious mind was focused on something else while your subconscious mind took over.
The benefits of hypnosis are vast. When you learn how to harness the power of your subconscious mind, you can make positive changes in every area of your life.
Reduce stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety are two of the most common mental health problems worldwide. They can cause a host of physical and emotional symptoms, making it difficult to function in daily life.
Hypnosis can help you reduce stress and anxiety by teaching you how to relax and let go of negative thoughts and feelings. One study of people with anxiety disorder found that after eight weeks of hypnosis, participants had significantly less anxiety and better coping skills than those who didn’t receive hypnosis.
Overcome fears and phobias
Do you have a fear or phobia that’s holding you back from living your best life? Are you afraid of flying, of public speaking, or of heights?
Hypnosis can help you overcome your fears and phobias by teaching you how to control your thoughts and feelings. One study found that after just one session of hypnosis, participants had a significant reduction in their fear of flying.
Improve sleep quality
Sleep is essential for good physical and mental health. But for many people, getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge. One of the many benefits of hypnosis is that it can help you improve your sleep quality.
A Systematic Review of Hypnosis Intervention Effects on Sleep Outcomes showed that hypnosis could help adults with sleep disorders fall asleep faster and sleep for more extended periods of time. Over half of the participants (58.3%) in the study reported an improvement in their overall sleep quality.
Have you ever heard of smoking cessation hypnosis? It’s a popular method for helping people quit smoking. And it’s one of the most effective ways to quit, with success rates as high as 88%.
A study by McNeilly discovered that hypnosis may aid smokers in focusing on their own abilities to reduce cigarette cravings. According to other researchers, hypnosis’s relaxing impact is responsible for the high rates of success. This might be due to the fact that people who undergo hypnosis learn how to better control their thoughts and feelings, which can help reduce cravings.
What you read above are just a few of the many, many benefits of hypnosis. If you’re looking for a natural way to improve your life, this unique yet effective therapy might be for you.
If you want to learn more about hypnosis and how it can help you, book a free discovery call with me today. Together, we can explore whether hypnosis is the right solution for you and your unique situation.
This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice.