Sometimes life can be a real struggle. When you are sick, or your home is messy, work is exhausting and maybe your pets are demanding; all you want to do is pull the covers over your head and go back to sleep! Simple motivation can be a challenge never mind continuing your path of learning and spiritual growth!
Self Hypnosis To The Rescue!
Hypnosis can help you find your motivation to make positive changes in your life. Give yourself positive messages and encouragement. It can be anything that will help you be more proactive. Simple instructions like: "Wash half the dishes and then you can have that next cup of coffee” Or “I will fold this laundry and then feel great when it's gone."
Whether you say it out loud or in your own head, giving yourself positive messages and encouragement are all methods of Self Hypnosis. We do this every day without even thinking about it. When you drive home and don’t remember how you got to your driveway is a form of Self Hypnosis.
Hypnosis Is Relaxing
Hypnosis is something that often makes people feel scared or uneasy. People often think of it as something mystical or magical but that is not Hypnosis. We are often in a Hypnotic state but we don’t even realize it. Think of that moment when you are just about to fall asleep. Your whole body feels relaxed and heavy, and it seems too much effort to open your eyes or even move a limb. That is a Hypnotic state. You have allowed yourself to relax, not only you body but your mind as well. It is at that time, that you may start to dream or have random thoughts or images. What you are doing is allowing your subconscious mind to be present. You are allowing yourself to relax and receive whatever information is there for you. Are you still in control? Could you make yourself wake up if you wanted to? Of course you could. You are still in control of your mind and your body, just as would be in a Hypnosis session with a Hypnotherapist.
Seeing A Hypnotherapist For Help
If you feel like Self Hypnosis is great but you need more help, you can visit a Hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy gives you a chance to decide what direction you want to go in, and what you want to work on. A certified Hypnotherapist will help guide you to reach a relaxed state, to then work on whatever you need to.
What can you work on in a Hypnotic state? The simple answer is anything you want to, as long as you are open and honest with yourself and are willing to change. Smoking and food addictions, stress, anxiety, breaking patterns, and so much more can be helped with Hypnotherapy, but really it is any issue that you feel is detrimental or disruptive to your quality of life.
It's Not For Everyone
There are certain individuals that will either have a harder time or may not be able to be helped with Hypnosis. Mental illness such as Schizophrenia or persons with a mental deficiency will most likely not be able to be helped, as they are either not able to maintain the concentration and relaxation needed to access their subconscious mind for an extended period of time, or they may be in a subconscious state all the time. When that happens, the connection to the present moment is not as stable, and harder to maintain for the purposes of self-realization and examination of behaviors and patterns, and beliefs.
So dear readers tonight when you find yourself drifting off to sleep take a moment and enjoy the physical sensation of that relaxed state. Enjoy the sensation that of all of your muscles are relaxed; notice how calm you feel and perhaps even hear the sound of your gentle breathing. Feel the softness of your pillow cradling your head and the warmth of your blanket. Notice how you feel peaceful, relaxed and open to receive whatever your subconscious puts forth as you are in a wonderful Hypnotic State.