Is your imagination serving you well?
The imagination is an enormously powerful faculty, but in in itself is neither good nor bad. It's a tool, like fire, that can be harnessed to cook a nice meal, or burn your house down.
Hypnotherapy seeks to change patterns in the sub-conscious, and imagination is a critical part of that process.
Phobias and anxieties are a misuse of this faculty, as the internal screen throws up endless images and stories about how dangerous or uncomfortable a particular situation is.
You can tell yourself logically that flying, or heights, or spiders are nothing to worry about, but the sub-conscious will not be listening. It speaks the language of images, metaphors, fantasies and feelings. Think of the bizarre kaleidoscope of ingredients that make up your dreams and you have some idea of what the vocabulary of your mental depths is.
To influence this part of the mind it is necessary to use the tools that it most readily responds to - visualisation and guided imagery.
The mind cannot tell the difference between a real event and one that has been vividly imagined. By visualising the state that is desired the positive message gets delivered far more effectively than would be possible with long hours of intellectual discussion.
Hypnotherapy is the best, most efficient way of delivering these images of change and courage to the deepest part of the mind.
Utilise the power of hypnotherapy yourself by booking a session in Athens, Greece.
George Orwell said that everyone gets the face they deserve by the age of 50, proving he understood how the non-physical acts upon the physical.
But as a great worrier and fretter who died at 46, Orwell would have done well to consider the law of mind in body, that how you think also affects your health.
Short bursts of anger, sadness, fear etc are not a problem, but complications arise when they become the norm. Chronic negative emotional states raise levels of stress hormones, and these in turn can cause devastating physical damage.
Fortunately, the opposite is also true, and a positive outlook creates a hormonal cocktail that can fuel a longer happier life.
Awareness of this tends to lead to a greater level of control and an enhanced ability to let go of what is not serving you while feeling more gratitude for all that is good - naturally hypnotherapy is a useful tool in settling into these optimum states of mind.
A session or two of hypnotherapy can be enough to change direction in a life-altering way. After that it is up to you to keep an eye on the dials, and make adjustments as necessary.
With life, media and fellow humans competing to raise the pressure on a daily basis, anyone who is serious about avoiding an Orwellian future should also establish a simple meditation and/or yoga practice. What you think, you become ...
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