The first thing to say about “bad” habits is that we do not actively choose them! We do not deliberately set out to sabotage our mental or physical health through indulging in behaviors that will not serve or aid us.
However, as many people are feeling the after effects of the recent Covid pandemic, it is clear that many of us are turning to addictive substances, sugar, and dysfunctional relationships with food to help us cope with the emotional pain we feel. Many people report returning to their previous addiction to nicotine, whilst many more confess to an over-indulgence in alcohol that began during lockdown and is now causing problems as they try to let it go or reduce their intake to a healthy level.
How Can Hypnosis Help Me to Stop Unwanted Habits?
No matter what issue you want to address, the power of your mind can be harnessed through Hypnotherapy to work in your favor and help you to break free from your unwanted thoughts, feelings, addictions, and behaviors.
There is a reason why you began the habit you now wish to be rid of. By far the most common reason is anxiety. Most of us now seem to be feeling constant low-level anxiety that never seems to go away completely. Your reasons for feeling that you need a “crutch” in the form of a substance or destructive behavior may well be different from anyone else’s. Do not be tempted to judge yourself, or others, for this, as this will only make things worse. Your subconscious mind is doing its very best to help you, even though it is actually keeping you stuck in the habits you want be rid of!
The Power of the Subconscious Mind
The statement above may seem a little odd or confusing at first. Surely your own brain and mind cannot be working against you when you so clearly wish to change things for the better?
In order to understand how this can be the case, and how it can be changed, we need to look at the role our subconscious plays in our survival as a human being. Your conscious mind takes decisions, reacts to stimuli, finds ways of coping, solves problems and engages in the day to day matters of survival in the material world. Humans are programmed to remember negative or threatening situations far more than positive ones. When you reach for a drink, or a sugary snack to help you feel better emotionally, your subconscious mind receives the message that this is good, and will help you to get on with the business of surviving by helping you to ignore your anxieties.
Reprogramming Your Brain for Success
Hypnosis accesses your subconscious mind and allows you to alter the messages it is receiving. It is working with a “faulty” program when you continue to indulge in the habits you want to be rid of and Hypnotherapy gives you the tools and resources you need to re-write that program so that you are no longer stuck in the cycle of repeating behaviors you want to change.
Hypnotherapy allows you to send positive and healthy signals to your subconscious mind, which are then accessed by your conscious, decision-making brain, giving you the ability to make positive, permanent changes.
Say goodbye to old habits and beliefs that no longer serve you, and hello to a brighter future. Book your appointment today and take the first step towards a life-changing journey.