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,” meaning we naturally 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, resisting all efforts to change. So while talking, planning, discussing 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 change beliefs, emotional responses and behavioral habits is dependent on the flexibility of our mind. Hypnosis, Therapeutic Imagery, NLP, mindfulness and more are the tools used in hypnotherapy to facilitate the internal, emotional, and behavioral flexibility needed to overcome homeostasis and release our subconscious impulse to sabotage our success or resist our desire for change.
Think of a Hypnotherapist as a Life Coach for the subconscious mind.
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