*Individual results may vary with hypnosis and are dependent on many variables
including the client’s attitude, follow-through and adherence to the program. Certain issues or concerns may require a medical referral before any session in hypnosis.
Schmetterlinge, one of my favorite words, rolls on the tongue and carries a sense of imagery is the German for Butterfly.
Do you know that feeling of butterflies in your stomach? Maybe you relate it to a feeling called anxious or nervous; left unresolved it becomes the basis for stress.
What would it be like if you felt that feeling and immediately believed that something marvelous was about to happen; a doorway to a great opportunity was about to open?
All of our emotions and accompanying concerns are part of a cycle of experience, feeling and thought which create a mental imprint. Mental pathways, synapse, created somewhere in the past and then strengthened over many years. Much like exercising our physical muscles, each time we had a similar experience that synapse became reinforced, carved deeper into our subconscious.
The problem with these negative imprints is that we have long forgotten their origin, all that is left is the feeling and the internal interpretation of its meaning. Each of us has a little voice deep inside explaining our feelings. Perhaps it’s the voice of a parent, teacher, friend or our own inner self that speaks to our subconscious with great authority.
If our emotional voice is heard as bad we fall back upon our basic fight or flight response; prepare for battle (anger) or run from the situation (distract away with food or drink). If our learning has been that our experiences are usually negative then when something good begins to happen we fall back to the familiar and fail to receive the joy the event should have brought.
But know now that we create new synapse every day of our life, new relationships between experiences, emotions and thinking; all we need to do is exercise our mind to strengthen the beneficial ones and find the good in the others.
We are all aware of the concept of seeing the glass as either half full or half empty but that truly is the reality of our existence. We look back upon past experiences and find either fear and despair or accomplishment and success. Every person that comes to see me fundamentally believes, though they might not realize it, that they can have a better outcome from their experiences; it’s the reason they came in.
Call it self-hypnosis or simply understand that since we usually get what we expect it is beneficial to expect the better. Hypnosis strives to enable us to learn the positive lessons of our experiences, to repair and rebuild negative mental imprints in order to create new synapses that strengthen and empower.