01 Apr Let The Force Be With You
We all have times in all areas of our lives when we experience ‘blocks’. When we want to do something or change something that’s important to us. It might be breaking an unwanted habit, or losing weight or even finding a partner. Logically we should be able to do it and no-one is physically stopping us, but it feels like some unseen force is holding us back.
That ‘force’ is our own thoughts. How often do you find yourself saying or thinking ‘I’m rubbish at this’ or ‘I can’t do that’ or ‘I’ve got no will-power’? When we tell ourselves repeatedly and forcefully that we can’t do something or bear something, we are practising a very powerful form of negative self-hypnosis and are programming ourselves to fail.
Ironically, the thoughts that hold us back are probably not even true! Just because something is challenging doesn’t mean we can’t do it. Most people have overcome adversity on many occasions.
The good news is that change is possible because hypnosis is highly effective as a positive force.
Hypnosis is just a very focussed state of concentration. We experience it every day when we’re so deeply absorbed in an activity like reading a book or thinking about what someone said that we lose track of the world around us. During this state, our minds are susceptible to both positive and negative suggestions.
Cognitive hypnotherapy uses proven CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) techniques in hypnosis to help identify and remove irrational negative thoughts and replace them with realistic, logical and helpful beliefs e.g. ‘I CAN stop smoking, it might be difficult for a few days, but I CAN do it’
The process is fast, safe, and highly effective. By changing the way you think, you can empower yourself to achieve your goals.
Brett Hindson BA (Hons) D.Hyp PDCBHyp MBSCH
Brett who trained at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis, is a cognitive hypnotherapist and a member of both the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the British Institute of Hypnotherapy.