In hypnotherapy we are dealing with the deep mind, and a pretty strange and lawless place it can seem.
However, observation suggests there are some often surprising laws which seem to hold fast in this domain.
Some of these may seem controversial or counter intuitive, but they certainly make good food for thought and debate.
Let’s start by looking at a couple of the laws which underpin successful hypnotherapy.
The law of cause and effect – everything happens for a reason. Despite appearances, the world is not random, and everything happens for a reason, meaning that your actions have consequences.
Whatever your situation now, it is the result of past choice and events, and future states will be dependent on actions taken now.
This both burdens us with the weight of responsibility and liberates us from the sense of being mere pawns in someone else’s chess game. Call it karma if you will, but you have more power than you might think.
Then we have the law of physicality – every thought creates a measurable effect in the body.
This is obvious if we use extremes as examples – if you think about something which you find terrifying, deeply sad, or very arousing, there will be an immediate physical response.
But the same thing applies to all of the thoughts which lie somewhere between ecstatic pleasure and heart-pounding fear.
Thoughts leave marks, and as humans we are thinking all day long, usually with very little awareness. Cheerful, positive thinking will have a beneficial effect on the body compared to the tension created when we indulge in envious comparing or intricate revenge fantasies.
As with the previous law, this both empowers us and makes us face up to responsibility.
You are in the driver’s seat – are you going for a pleasure cruise or are you going to make the tyres squeal?
Hypnotherapy, yoga, meditation and other natural approaches can be powerful allies, and are on offer in Athens, Greece.