What is Hypnosis?
Homeostasis vs Neuroplasticity – There are two key concepts for understanding why hypnosis can be the key ingredient for creating lasting behavioral changes and transforming important personal beliefs, self-image and automatic emotional responses. It is this understanding that explains why accessing the power of the subconscious mind has been the cornerstone of healing in every culture throughout history.
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. As such, 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 make changes in our beliefs, emotional responses and behavioral habits is dependent on the flexibility of our mind. Hypnosis, Therapeutic Imagery, NLP, EFT, mindfulness and more are the tools used in hypnotherapy to facilitate the internal and emotional behavioral flexibility needed to overcome homeostasis and release our subconscious needs to sabotage our success or resist our desires for change.
Think of a Hypnotherapist as a Life Coach for the Subconscious Mind.
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