Hypnosis don’t work according to John
I bumped into an old mate of mine called John recently, we got chatting as you do, and he asked me what I was up to these days. I said I was busy as a Hypnotherapist helping many of my clients overcoming their negative habits. He said “what quitting smoking and weight loss, that sort of thing”. Naturally I said yes, and found my Basingstoke clients very receptive to change even after our first session together.
He said “Hypnosis don’t work”. Well I thought for about 2 milliseconds, then asked him if I was to explain briefly how and why Hypnosis works would that maybe of interest to you. After all you strike me as an intelligent person, I said.
So I was considering which of my many explanations I use daily to help my clients achieve great results from our hypnotherapy sessions. I could have gone with the:
Computer analogy, you know, the one I explain on my website. This is when you consider, we have a conscious mind and a subconscious mind. The conscious mind is like the desktop on your computer, and the subconscious mind is like the hard drive, the unseen powerhouse. Using Hypnosis that unseen powerhouse can be effectively re-programmed.
Or as the intelligent individual he is, I could have gone with the neurobiology explanation which is of course:
Research has shown most if not all thoughts begin in the subconscious mind, or more specifically in the Limbic system, and of course thoughts lead to beliefs and beliefs lead to actions and behaviours. We are not aware of our unconscious thoughts until they become conscious when they reach our cerebral cortex. Therefore that means none of our thoughts are original, we just think they are. All are pre-programmed in the subconscious, the powerhouse of our brains. This is how hypnosis works because hypnotherapy deals with the subconscious. Most of our programming is useful, getting dressed, driving, reading, communicating............... You get the drift. But some programming may be unhelpful such as addictions such as overeating/smoking and phobias.
So I said to my mate John, “which explanations sit best with you in proving the effectiveness of hypnosis to overcome unhelpful habits”.
Well I will leave that one with you. For more information just contact me, it’s easy.