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Hypnotherapy: Why You Should Master Your Subconscious Mind

For many years hypnotherapy has been touted as an effective method for helping people manage and overcome various issues from anxiety, phobias, weight loss, addiction, and much more. It is different to traditional therapies as its targeted approach leaves clients needing fewer sessions with often more benefits.


If you’re unsure of what exactly hypnotherapy entails, Sonia Devine from Melbourne Hypnotherapy Clinic describes it as an altered state of awareness where your relaxation allows you to receive and focus on what your hypnotherapist is saying. By relaxing, your brainwave frequency drops and this essentially ‘switches off’ your conscious critical part of the brain, leaving your subconscious mind open to suggestions put forward by your hypnotherapist.


The subconscious mind plays a huge part in rewiring the brain and training it to accept new thought-patterns and behaviours. By turning off your critical brain, which often acts as a gate-keeper to your subconscious, you can use your subconscious to effectively create change in your life.


It is widely believed that the subconscious runs everything in your life. It is where everything is stored, from memories, to beliefs, skills and learned information. Everything that has been experienced by your senses also exists there. Whenever you have an idea, memory, or emotion pop up into your mind, this is your subconscious bringing it into your conscious mind. However, communication between the subconscious and conscious mind can always be improved.


Communication between the Minds


It is noted that communication between the conscious and subconscious minds are bi-directional, i.e. it goes both ways. The subconscious is better at sending communications to the conscious mind as it constantly processes and reviews information coming in from the senses to send signals of opportunity or danger to the conscious mind.


However, to send messages from your conscious mind to your subconscious, you can only really do that with strong genuine emotion - whether negative or positive. Negative emotions are usually stronger than positive ones, so any negative thought in your conscious mind that is backed up by strong emotion will likely enter your subconscious mind and thus influence your decisions, thoughts and behaviours in the long-run.


Anxiety, phobias, stress, and fears are cemented in the brain like this. Fear is such a strong emotion that it enters the subconscious where it will continue to affect your life until you harness your subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy sessions, like those at Melbourne Hypnotherapy Clinic, are focused around entering your subconscious mind to eradicate these negative thoughts and emotions that are stunting your emotional growth.


How the Subconscious Mind Can Help You


By now, you should be beginning to understand how powerful the subconscious mind is. While it is responsible for hanging on to negative emotions and thoughts, it also has the power to change your internal dialogue to a positive one, get rid of your fears and phobias, and rewire your brain into helping your body quit addictions.


Just like how the subconscious can hold on to the negatives, if you have strong positive emotions and desires to change and improve your life, they will also stay in the subconscious and influence the success you have in your life.


When you decide you really want to do something - whether it be losing weight, quitting smoking, or being more confident - the subconscious mind will begin to identify opportunities and information that you need to make that thing a reality.


How Hypnotherapy Can Help Take Advantage of your Subconscious Mind


As mentioned earlier, hypnotherapy puts you in a relaxed state that switches off your conscious mind that filters what information enters the subconscious. This means that the person receiving hypnotherapy will have easier access to implementing positive thoughts and emotions while getting rid of or changing the negative ones.


One important technique used by clinical hypnotherapists like Sonia Devine is visualisation. During this process, the client is asked to visualise their life as though their desire has already come true. By believing that it is already true, it sticks in the subconscious mind as being a part of the client’s life. When they come out of hypnosis, the subconscious mind will communicate to the conscious mind that, for example, a previous fear is no longer presented as a danger as there now exists a version of themselves with no attachment to strong negative emotions surrounding that fear.


If you’re ready to harness the power of your subconscious mind, hypnotherapy sessions like those offered at Melbourne Hypnotherapy Clinic can help you create lasting change.