Unleashing the Power of Your Subconscious Mind
Apr 14, 2011 10:41AM
● By Susan Sawyer BS, CMCHt, LLC
Most people have heard about the use of hypnosis for making changes like losing weight, stopping smoking and relieving stress. However, many are surprised to learn that nearly everyone goes in and out of hypnotic states every day of their lives. Some examples of this are “road hypnosis” (when you find yourself at your destination without remembering exactly how you drove there), or even listening to favorite pieces of music, television shows or reading a favorite book, when suddenly someone is shaking your shoulder and asking if you heard anything they just said.
Your subconscious mind is a very important and powerful part of who you are at your core essence. Your subconscious mind controls important functions of taking care of your health and well being on many levels:
PHYSICAL: by regulating breathing patterns, heart rate, moving your physical body from location to another without interfering with conscious thought, and healing injuries to the physical body.
MENTAL: by hearing, processing, and organizing the immense amount of stimulus that comes to us every day, through the five (or six) senses, into memories that can be retrieved when needed.
EMOTIONAL: Both positive and negative thoughts, feelings and emotions reside in the subconscious mind, which effect how we view the world around us. Sometimes getting the “wrong message” about an experience can even cause the mind to develop a skewed vision of reality, which could greatly diminish or impair life experiences for that person in the future. Fears of water, dentists, spiders or flying in airplanes are good examples of this. Likewise, thoughts such as “smoking helps me relax” or “eating ice cream makes me feel better” are, in reality, more the result of how you choose to think about your decisions, than what cigarettes or ice cream, chemically, can do for you.
Hypnosis is also utilized through a process called regression, where you are taken to a deeper level of consciousness and can retrieve memories of lost or misplaced items, childhood events or even past life experiences; because the subconscious houses the long term memories of everything that has ever happened or been said to us by others.
By using hypnosis, your subconscious mind can quickly, easily and effectively change the way you have learned to respond in the past. And by allowing yourself to become reacquainted with your own “inner wisdom”, you are giving yourself the gift of awakening your consciousness. To put yourself on the path you were meant to be on, to more effectively live in the present moment.
If you would like to know if hypnosis can help you with an ongoing issue in your life, please contact Susan Sawyer BS, CMCHt, LLC, a Board Certified Master Clinical Hypnotist and a Certified Emotional Freedom Technique Trainer. For more information visit www.sawyerhypnosis.com, call 321-432-7267 or e-mail [email protected]