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Who’s The Boss? Your Subconscious Mind, That’s Who!

You’ve probably heard by now that hypnotherapy can open the door personal development and transformation. But how? How does hypnosis stimulate change?


Answer: by accessing the place where your beliefs about yourself reside – the subconscious mind.


The subconscious mind stores information of which we are not consciously aware. It shapes our personality, influences our perceptions and drives our behaviours. It is boss.


For example, maybe you want to succeed but deep down inside you really don’t believe that you can. That feeling or belief is rooted in your subconscious mind, and no amount of « positive thinking » can get it out of there. This belief likely took seed when you were younger, and it colours your attitudes, expectations and behaviours all day, every day.


Oddly enough, the subconscious mind stores information that is often false (for example, I’ll never succeed) and it causes you to live that information as if it were true. To make matters worse, your subconscious mind follows a rule called you get what you focus on. If you have a false belief about yourself (I’ll never succeed), you will look for and find proof of it, even though it is not a fact. It’s only a thought, born of false information assimilated a long time ago.


The subconscious mind is a powerful tool. If it can work against us, can’t it work for us too? Absolutely. But without professional help, most of us do not know how to use our subconscious mind to our benefit. Hello hypnotherapy!


A hypnotherapist will ease you into a relaxing and safe state of trance, at which point your subconscious mind will be open to receiving positive suggestions in line with your objective. The more motivated and committed you are to achieving your goal, the more likely your hypnotherapist will be able to guide you to just the right place.


Karen Torgerson

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