It’s a common question among those interested in hypnotism: can you hypnotize yourself?
Did you know that the yogin (neuter form of yogi) say that if you control the motion of your lungs, then you can control your heart? What does that mean for me, you say? Why would I want to control my heart? I don’t want to be messing with my heart! Read more
Hypnotherapy works well to boost motivation and resolve the real cause of the problem.
In many cases, motivation is blocked by conscious fears, which we call anxiety. An example might be, “It makes me nervous to socialize with people I don’t know well” (because I’m overweight and self-conscious).
Sometimes, the cause of our anxiety is linked to unconscious factors, and it also impacts our motivation. An example might be, “I want my reports to be perfect before handing them in” (because Dad used to yell at me for “wasting time” writing poetry when I was young.) This scenario may produce procrastination when the individual gets older.
Motivation can also be blocked by deep-seated beliefs such as:
- “I’m not good enough”
- “I could fail”
- “I’ll be embarrassed”
- “I’ll never be loved”
- “I’ll be rejected”
These hidden roadblocks are often the cause of sagging motivation. There are many theories explaining what motivates us, but we don’t always need a theory to tell us when we are less-than-motivated.
Sometimes the cause is obvious, such as a child who says, “I don’t want to go to school” – after being bullied on the bus.
Hypnotherapy connects the dots and allows you to understand how you arrived at a low motivational state. Once you gain this insight, you can quickly adjust to a new perspective, which clears the way to take different action and inspires you to feel motivated again or maybe for the first time!
Self-hypnosis is simple, versatile, and portable. With regular practice, you can achieve amazing things with self-hypnosis. So why don’t more people use it?
Hypnosis can help many with psychological symptoms, including trauma and anxiety.
To understand the position of self-hypnosis in popular culture, we must first examine the position of hypnosis in popular culture. The persistent image of hypnotism is of a mysterious conjurer swinging a pocket watch or transfixing someone with a gaze. In movies and television shows, dramatic story lines unfold as one person leads another into a hypnotic state, and then something evil happens like in the movie “Get Out,” or something hilarious like the movie “Office Space.” Read more
Have you ever wondered if using hypnosis for weight loss is really effective? If you’re not sure but want to learn more, here are three ways hypnosis works to get rid of those uninvited and unwanted extra pounds. It’s sure worth a try if you’re frustrated and at your wits end and don’t know what to do next. If you’re really motivated to lose weight, it will be especially easy to succeed using this method.
“There is no neurotic individual who is capable of exhaling in one breath, deeply and evenly. The patients have developed all conceivable practices which prevent deep expiration.” ….Wilhelm Reich, Psychiatrist
Again with the idea: what you don’t know can’t hurt you? This seems to be proving itself wrong time and again for those interested in personal growth. I remember my teacher explaining to us that three important things were preventing us from succeeding in our personal and spiritual growth: our karma, our ignorance, and our fear.
David Wood presented an excellent series of articles touching on the subject of what has come to be called “moral injury.” He explains that many of our combat veterans suffer from this. It is the pain that results from damage to a person’s moral foundation. Moral injury, like PTSD which Wood notes is different, is probably experienced by more than just combat service personnel. This condition has probably existed for as long as men and women have done harm to each other for some ideology, jealousy, anger or greed. Can meditation help one rise above this condition?
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