Hypnosis is an art and a science which can be used by anyone as a tool to resolve problems. It is not a black magic and there is nothing mysterious about it.Hypnosis works on our mind.
The mind is divided into two broad categories ? conscious mind and subconscious mind. We use conscious mind for thinking, reasoning and rationalization. The conscious mind forms a small part of the mind.
By far the more dominating part of our mind is the subconscious mind. It has control on how we behave and think in real life. It controls our basic attitude, thinking pattern and the way we react to constant stimuli we receive all the time from outside world. It is also the repository of all life's memories and experience.Our success and failure are directly dependent upon the choices we make in our lives. And the choices we make are influenced by the subconscious mind.
While making the choices the subconscious mind tries to re-live the past experience. Among the vast data of feelings, emotions and experience stored in the subconscious mind there will be some more dominant than others. The subconscious mind tends to create the dominant experience again and again. In a way it tries to justify that the dominant experience deserves to remain dominant.All of us want to change for better, we want to succeed and we want to make winning a habit. But our subconscious mind will only work to reinforce its own world-view.
Being dominant it will also make us behave likewise.If subconscious mind has such a strong influence on our actions, why not harness its influencing power to get desired results?.This is where hypnosis comes in.
By hypnosis it is possible to change the belief system or the world-view being held by the subconscious mind. For example, let us say that the subconscious mind thinks that I cannot speak in public. By not being able to speak in public I generate certain emotions which could be self-pity, repentance, sense of failure, feeling of getting a raw deal from the world etc. These emotions have become dominant because of my past experience in life. When I try to speak in public next time, unless I am better prepared, the chances are that I will fail miserably, evoke those feelings again and the subconscious mind will happily confirm that its belief system is intact.By hypnosis it is possible to remove the mental inhibitions.
It is possible to alter the subconscious mind's belief system. When that happens the subconscious mind becomes a formidable force which will try to reinforce its new belief system. It will bring all the resources to justify its altered viewpoint.Just by harnessing the power of our subconscious using hypnosis, we can remove our inhibitions which prevent us from speaking in public or behaving confidently. We can remove what we think are our limitations ? such as the feeling that I cannot succeed or cannot reduce weight or cannot give up smoking.Let us face a hard fact of life.
As adults we are totally responsible for our present situation in life. Most of us are not happy with what we have. We hold the entire world responsible except ourselves for the state of affairs we are in. But the fact remains that we are in the present state only, and I repeat, only because of the choices we have made in our lives. We have subconsciously allowed ourselves to believe that we cannot have a better deal.
We have really reconciled ourselves with what we have and rarely attempt to cross our self-imposed boundary. But it does not have to be that way. There are ways to break free from our shell.
Now we know that ALL our problems originate from the conviction held by the subconscious mind. There is simply no other source of our problems. And it is possible to change this conviction by hypnosis. This means we have the power to resolve all our problems when we make good use of the power with us.
The scope of hypnosis is endless and can be applied to virtually any situation where we wish to improve. The art of self hypnosis can be mastered by anyone. All you need is a firm resolve to improve yourself..Sanjay Johari contributes articles regularly to several ezines. Visit his blog to see how self hypnosis can resolve your problems.
By: Sanjay Johari