BY: Janine Mitchell
Change consultant / Changing mindset / Hypnotherapy
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Are you feeling stuck in a certain area of your life and wondering if hypnotherapy will work? Have you heard certain things about hypnotherapy and wondering whether something like that would be suitable for you? Have you ever wondered how hypnotherapy can help you with something that feels like it’s been keeping you stuck for years?
First of all, I want to teach you this. We are in hypnosis for the most part of the day. Driving along the road and wondered how you got somewhere? On a long phone call to a friend. Engrossed in a TV programme or a film, scanning through the internet. That day dreamy type state you find yourself in. This is hypnosis type state. Thats all it is!
So why is hypnosis so effective and how can it help?
It is very hard to make a change at a conscious level. Most of us find it easier or more comfortable to stay stuck in old habits or patterns of thinking. Yes, consciously we don’t want to stay stuck, but our subconscious programming has a different agenda. This will be based on old beliefs that are keeping us from moving forward. These are called ‘limiting beliefs’.
Another thing to remember is that that the mind is separated into two parts, the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The conscious part of our mind only makes up around 5%. This is the part that is responsible for reasoning and logic. Whereas the subconscious mind takes up the rest, a whopping 95%. All our internal programmes, beliefs, emotions. It is essentially our storehouse.
Why do we stay stuck when really all we want to do is change?
We are continually instructing our subconscious mind in a certain way, usually a repeated pattern from the past. This is based on those old beliefs we formed a long time ago.
So, say your goal is to be happy. Why aren’t you feeling happy right now? What is going on that’s getting in the way of your happiness?
Why do old patterns tend to continue over and over?
This is usually based on learnt behaviour. Something at a subconscious level keeps us in our safety zone if you will. We don’t want to face the fear of the unknown, whatever that might be, so its easier to stay where we are.
Why is hypnotherapy so effective?
As I mentioned above, it is hard to change with the use of our conscious mind alone. We need to work with the subconscious mind, and get it on side to enable us to work with the changes we want. What we can do then, is work with the stuck limiting beliefs. Hypnotherapy works powerfully directly with the subconscious mind to do just that. In a nutshell, if we created certain beliefs, we can un-create them. Like erasing an old computer programme.
I see huge shifts with clients I work with. In only a few sessions, deep routed anxiety, stress and depression is shifted. I also see amazing results with clients who have issues around confidence, self esteem, and fears of any kind. Happy clients report success in a really short space of time. It really is great to witness time and time again, thats why I love the work that I do.
See what other clients have had to say and feel free to contact me on the form below for more information.
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BY: Janine Mitchell
Change consultant / Changing mindset
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I’ve just returned from a visit to the dentist. Even the word ‘dentist’ put’s the fear of god into many people. But really what is fear and how does it affect us?
I can’t think of many people having the thought of a needle being shoved in their mouth with delight or excitement. Thats what I faced today. What we tend to do is get ourselves into a near on blind panic. Oh how much is this going to hurt? How big is the needle? Even if my mouth is numb, will I still feel all the pain before, during or after? Its going to be awful. Its going to hurt like mad. What am I actually doing here, do I really need the dentists help? Is there anyway I can quickly exit this situation? You get the picture. We have the tendency to catastrophe in our head, even before an event has taken place.
Do you know why we do this? It is likely in the past there is an event whereby a needle is linked to some kind of pain or a negative situation combined with a negative emotion. So we automatically bring our past into our now. That is how fear comes into play. The whole thing gets played in our minds. We have a tendency to view a future situation based on a past event.
What was to actually happen today was this. The dentist put a numbing gel in my mouth. The needle went in and I didn’t feel a thing. No pain, nothing. Then all the work was completed. Lots of noises and messing around in my mouth and still no pain. I did not bat an eyelid throughout the entire thing, sitting there calm and relaxed. I left the dentist having experienced no pan whatsoever. It wasn’t anything like what I imagined or feared.
We can liken this example to many others. Being anxious about doing something new for the first time and it actually turned out to be okay. Delivering a talk to others and it actually being okay. Getting completely out of the comfort zone in a social situation and it actually being okay. In fact finding that those things you were most dreading you actually turned out to enjoy! But think how much energy you expended on it in the process.
This is something I like to tell my clients when it comes to fear and worry. Worry, is exactly the same as fear. They are both one in the same. This is how I describe worry. You turn up to work on a Monday morning. You need to find some paperwork, so you go to your filling cabinet. When you open your filing cabinet in search of said paperwork and there is nothing in there. Nothing whatsoever. That is my definition of worry.
What to do if you find yourself in a ‘worry’ or ‘fear-based’ situation? Here are some practical tips –
- What will it matter in 6 months time? Think about that big ‘worry’ you had six months ago, can you even still remember it?
- Breathe. Take a nice deep breath in and let go. Stop over-analysing.
- Notice any past events where you were possibly petrified. How did it actually go? Better than expected? Did you survive and are you still alive? Apply previous learning to new.
- Enjoy the learning of new experiences. Learn from your mistakes. Fear of failure is a big one. Learn from that and understand there are no mistakes in life, only lessons.
- Don’t beat yourself up! It will often take some time to get those pesky fears and anxieties out the way. They don’t need to be there though! This can be done by practice, getting back up, or by practicing mindset techniques that will get you right in the zone. Does a baby stop trying at the first failed fall and never decide to get back up again and again and walk? Of course not.
If there is anything you are fearing, you don’t need to. Common fears can be removed much easier and quicker than you might think.
If you want to know how Janine can help you, she can be booked for private sessions or as a group booking for mindset strategies that will transform your life. Janine can be contacted on the form below.
Until next time!
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