My goal for this post is for you to understand the very basics of how your mind: the conscious, subconscious, and super conscious all work together or against each other and how this happens. Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. It is a natural state where your conscious attention is focused within your mind. It is any time your conscious mind is relaxed. Hypnosis is the process where by using different techniques you are able to bypass or relax the conscious mind, the critical factor, to achieve certain goals. In hypnosis (listening to a download or in session) you will be fully aware, if you choose to be, and are able at all times, in any state of hypnosis and relaxation, to accept or deny any thing that you hear. You are the one who chooses to enter a hypnotic state and have the choice to come up or wake up any time you wish or need to. The person speaking is a guide for you. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. You do all the work your self and the more you participate and accept the suggestions the greater the result. As with anything, it is improved with practice.
To understand what hypnosis is and how it works, one must understand the three levels of The Mind: Your conscious mind- is the Reasoning Mind. It is the part of the mind that makes decisions & choices. Your conscious mind-Creates Thoughts, Sets Goals, and Wills Actions. This is the logical mind. Your subconscious mind-is the Seat of Physical Programming-, which means it controls the Body & the Brain. It Controls Autonomic Programming and Carries out Habitual Conduct. It is the Seat of your Emotions and it is the Seat of Memory or where all your memories are stored. It is also the Seat of Imagination, Imaging and Communication. The subconscious mind is also the Seat of Action. It Carries out Goals, Decisions, and Choices of Conscious Level of mind unless blocked by Previous Programming; which I will explain in a moment. And the 3rd level of your mind is the super-conscious mind. It is the Seat of your Higher Self which Provides Guidance for the Conscious Level of Mind. It also Sets Programming in the Subconscious Level of Mind for your Life Lessons & Purposes.I mentioned previous programming above; a program is an idea or belief that has been accepted by the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind does not reason and takes everything very literally. Once a program is accepted, it is there… something like a file. The subconscious mind keeps it until it is replaced or erased. Our programs are what we have built our lives around. These programs are affecting us with or without our knowing. I will mention, however, that we have free will and are able to over ride the subconscious programs with our conscious mind but only for short periods of time. In order to achieve a certain goal the conscious and subconscious need to work together so the goal is accomplished and the results are kept. For example, if you have a program (in the subconscious) that a lot money causes problems but consciously you want a lot of money; you may receive what you consider a lot of money it but perhaps have a hard time keeping it. Or perhaps find yourself struggling with money itself or the thoughts about it because of the subconscious program. This was a simplified version of why or how a pattern may be established. As you can see, opposing ideas cannot be held at one and the same time without creating stress in the subconscious mind.
This brings us to the subject of how hypnotherapy and hypnosis work.Hypnotherapy uses various techniques of bypassing the conscious mind to heal and/or change the programs or programming and experience or experiences that are buried in the subconscious mind; there by allowing us to lead happier healthier lives. I believe you must release and heal the origin of the problem or issue not the symptoms. By entering the files where these are kept, we are able to access the root of the subject. Hypnotherapy should be done with a professional whom you are comfortable with. Hypnosis is a wonderful and safe way to program your subconscious to carry out your goals. Your mind is amazing.
You can program your subconscious mind to achieve a certain goal with a hypnosis download. Suggestions WILL work if there aren’t any blocks or previous programs in your mind rejecting the suggestions. A few indications of this could be anxiety, procrastination, feeling grouchy or angry or depressed, deliberately sabotaging your goal, not listening to the hypnosis download, not doing the exercises, finding other things to do instead or finally just giving up. If you feel that you have found or stumbled onto a block, remember you have a better understanding of the mind, your self, and a greater ability to seek out someone to guide you into releasing your old blocks or programs. (Click here for more information on Blocks) It is best to find someone to help you find the origin of the problem that is presenting the block. Also, please remember not to give yourself negative suggestions to make it stop working. Think of the hypnosis download as a tape player, playing in your mind every time the trigger word is heard. The subconscious mind will continue to replay it (once you have programmed it) over and over unless you tell it to stop. You can choose to stop it at any time. If you notice yourself doubting or saying this isn’t working, re-do the exercises/listen to the tape etc. You need to reprogram your subconscious mind. By doubting and affirming it is not working, you told the subconscious to push stop on your tape player.
(Remember that we are all different and we heal and change at a pace that is for our highest good. Give your self-some time to integrate this new information and remember giving yourself a face-lift will take a lot longer than changing your sleeping patterns!) Click here to peruse all of the hypnosis and guided meditation downloads in the unlimited streaming shop. Click here to read about What Type of Downloads Do I need?