the subconscious mind
‘most maladaptive behavioural programs are in place at 8 years of age’
the more I study the subconscious, the more I understand its power as the fertile ground for healing. when considering our first 7 years of life, where brain wave states stifle critical thought and information is essentially stored as truth, we have immediate clarity on emotional pathology.
with love and safety being our dominant needs at this stage of development, the subconscious will adapt behaviour if it feels a lack of love or safety, be it real or perceived. this adaptation may manifest as shyness, controlling or aggressive behaviour, for example, to essentially pull love and safety our way.
as adults, with critical thinking capacities in place, we may find we are still shy or controlling, even though we are loved and safe.
why is this?
people tell me they have always been this way, confirming subconscious programming and with further exploration, 95% will relate their behaviour to a specific event when young.
this information, ‘that it is not you’, but rather a maladaptive program, is liberating for many people and changes the conversation from ‘it has always been that way’ to ‘how do i change the program?’
applied neuroscience leads the way by proving that we can delete subconscious programs. they can be deleted consciously however if the roots systems are too deep or we cannot access the resourced state required to make the change, then hypnotherapy is a natural, gentle & effective alternative. I see hypnotherapy as
‘a comfortable altered state, much like a nap, where the possibility for change is enhanced'
some of the reasons people consult hypnotherapists include:
stress management, performance, anxiety, studying, learning a new language, phobias, inability to sleep, addictive and destructive behaviour, smoking, drinking, overeating, anger, conflict resolution, shyness, lack of confidence, balancing relationships, insecurity, weight loss, mourning, pain management, personality disorders, overcoming, ego strengthening, and so much more.
I use hypnotherapy in the 1 on 1 format, for dissolving specific emotions or directly after a bodywork session, to reinforce certain ideas and then also in a group format, to elicit the relaxation response and work on specific goals teams, couples or families want to achieve.