Updated: May 7
The truth about your mind and why hypnosis is the fastest way to make change that sticks
This month I’m busting some of the myths around hypnotherapy and answering the most common things I get asked by clients. I’m also sharing with you some fascinating case studies of real client results and the surprising causes of their issues.
You see, often the real cause of your struggle is not what you think.
We go through life making meanings of our experiences and these create the lens through which we look at ourselves, relationships, and life in general. Our own individual map of the world. This means we don’t experience reality the same way as someone else.
This map is buried deep in your subconscious and unless you take it out, dust it off and have a good look at it you’re pretty much trying to navigate the world without any directions.
Your map translates into patterns or programmes, which run silently on auto-pilot. These too are buried deep in your subconscious. These hidden programmes are the directions that tell your mind and body how to think, feel and act.
The problem is these programmes were created by the younger you and as you get older you start noticing some of them aren’t that effective anymore. Rather than sort it out, most people will put up with unwanted habits and behaviours and get used to feeling down or stressed or whatever their go to emotion is.
But you don’t have to put up with it.
Your programmes can be upgraded and your issues resolved. You just need someone who can help you interpret the map, because otherwise you’ll end up very confused and lost. And you need someone to install better programmes. And that’s what a good NLP coach and Hypnotherapist will do (like me obviously!)
It’s just that most people wait until they are in crisis to do anything about it. A lot of my clients come to me at the end of a very long tether suffering with extreme versions of everything from anxiety, depression, phobias and irrational behaviours or just generally feeling like crap.
Crisis shows up as burnout, a full on breakdown or just some really poor decision making that can lead to people chucking their whole life in because they think a change of scene is what they need.
But here’s the thing. The change needs to happen in you. Because otherwise you’ll just repeat the same pattern.
It’s like I always say. You can’t run from your own mind. It catches up with you eventually.
It’s harder to get out of rock bottom (but not impossible, I’ve been there and done it) so I encourage you to notice the warning signs and start the inner work sooner rather than later.
Here’s the most common things people ask me about hypnotherapy.
What do you mean by programming?