Why We Resist What’s Good for Us and How Hypnosis Helps Us Break Through.
It just might be time to embark on a self-improvement journey. Maybe join a gym, take some art classes, or go back to school. But you don’t.
For example, let’s say you want to join a yoga class, but, you hear a voice say, the time its offered isn’t quite right, the price of yoga apparel is too high, what if my thighs look cottage cheesy in yoga pants, what if I’m not good at it, and the worse, what if I fart in class?
That is the voice of resistance. And it guides you to a brick wall.
Why? Because it is avoiding something new and so our brain often resists the new which is the unknown.
How Hypnosis Breaks Down Resistance and makes more known the unknown.
When something is “Known” it registers as “Pleasure” and when something is “Unknown” it registers as “Pain.”
One of the jobs of the subconscious is to seek pleasure and avoid pain. So that is why it is difficult and often impossible to move forward towards personal improvement (depending on motivation).
What hypnosis does is creates an altered state for learning something new by focusing on one’s sensual perceptions and thus slowing down the conscious thinking, analyzing mind. That is the short explanation.
In this state the brain is open to new concepts such as reframing the benefits of that yoga class and then imaging those benefits of happening now. And since the brain doesn’t know the difference between real and imagined (site reference) The new preferred benefit drives the new behavior in an unconscious and effortless way. Isn’t that cool? Yes it is.
Now let me explain how those friends of yours that decide to do something new can more easily execute it. That would have to do with their motivation…that NOT doing the new thing is more painful (in the brain) than doing the new activity.
Hypnosis is a form of cooperative therapy that targets specific problems and attitudes. Hypnosis is based on the idea that each client is willing to work toward a goal with a qualified specialist, and break out of bad patterns. If certain behaviors are threatening personal relationships, physical and emotional health, or success at work, it could be helpful to examine the root of these problems in a controlled environment with a certified hypnotist. Hypnosis provides clarity to clients who may not understand their inability to change or improve chronic situations in their lives.
Valerie Grimes is a certified clinical hypnotherapist (CCHt). Previously the staff hypnotist at Kaner Medical Group (Bedford), she is a recognized master at helping people overcome the negative belief systems, false opinions and self-defeating habits that reside in their sub-conscious minds. She has worked to eliminate negative patterns which consistently sabotage client relationships, health and opportunities for success in business and life. In 2002, she graduated from the Dallas Hypnosis Training Institute in Irving with 300 classroom and clinical hours. She is the owner of The Flow Center in Dallas.