Taking a risk or facing life changes is often difficult for most of us. When clients come for hypnotherapy, it is because they want to change something and this requires a step into the unknown. We need to get out of our comfort zone and challenge ourselves to move into the new direction.
So what stops us from getting the changes we want? Have we got so used to our situation that we are too scared to step out even when we experience pain and discomfort? Why is it that despite feeling unhappy and unwell within ourselves and our lives we may face resistance?
First of all, we need to understand how our brain works. By repeating over and over old patterns and behaviours, we keep reinforcing the neural connections in the basal ganglia (the science believes it is where our rituals, habits and routines are forming) which form part of our limbic structure. Repeating old strategies requires a little energy and feels familiar. We are simply replaying old responses to new situations.
When we decide to take the risk and step towards our stretch zone, we may experience discomfort. Stepping in the new direction will require our effort, focus and more energy. On the emotional level, we may experience a sense of loss.
So how can hypnotherapy help You to take a risk?
Hypnotherapy works with the subconscious mind. That means that we can access the “filing cabinet” where our old rituals, beliefs, habits, thoughts and feelings are stored. While in a trance we can focus our attention and create new habits or change our beliefs about what we can achieve. With the help of our imagination, we can stay focused and make the changes we desire to see in our lives. By listening to our hypnotherapy recordings, we enhance the effect of the therapy.
As a result, our brains begin to create new connections that will produce new responses to old situations. This process is called neuroplasticity and offers us enormous potential to change!
Finally taking a risk with hypnotherapy will help you to unlock your potential, improve your self-esteem and allow you to blossom!