Letting Go of Bad Habits:  Habit Hypnotherapy

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Letting Go of Bad Habits

Undesired behavior patterns that make their way into our lives can become more than a pattern.  They can become a habit.  They start out as simple actions whether a nervous biting of nails or having that relaxing drink at night.  They sneak up and become more than a pattern.  They turn the corner into a habit that is difficult to break.  The desire becomes a need.  The need begins to run your life.  Inside it feels like there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it.

How habits develop

Patterns are developed in our subconscious mind.  We really don’t give them much thought and by the time we become aware of them, the habit has become deeply embedded in our daily lives.  For many they remain embedded as they never are brought to light as a habit.

Why you need more than willpower to overcome negative habits

A true habit does not respond to the conscious mind simply stating “stop”.  You may have the deepest well of will power, yet, the firm voice inside commanding that you stop – just doesn’t work.  You find yourself waged in a battle with yourself.  You may even find yourself surrendering to the habit stating “It’s just what I do or I just can’t help it”. There is an easier way.

Hypnosis can help you win the battle with the habits you hate

The root of the automatic negative pattern in your subconscious mind is key in breaking the bad.  Once the root is uncovered, your willpower CAN start dealing effectively with the negative habit.  Discovering why (the root) the habit began as a pattern so that it can be shifted can empower you to make the change you desire almost effortlessly.  Changing habits is a marriage between the subconscious and the conscious mind.  When the subconscious and conscious mind can agree on what actions or patterns are desired, conscious steps can be taken to shift the subconscious mind’s habit.

In hypnosis, you learn to be in a relaxed and profound trance state.  You are both consciously and subconsciously aware of your thoughts.  A hypnotist will assist you in discovering this relaxed state.  Once this is achieved, powerful hypnotic patterns are suggested.  Whether it is to release an old pattern, discover the root cause, or replacing with a new pattern, the hypnotic patterns are created specifically for your bad habit.  These new patterns are suggested to your subconscious mind where your instinctive behavior patterns are created and imprinted.

Roots of Bad Habits

The biggest mistake that people make when attempting to break a bad habit is ignoring the root cause.  Think about it.  If you don’t understand why you do something, how can you change it?  Hypnosis re-sets the subconscious mind; resets the underlying root cause of the habit.  The root cause can be a myriad of issues from self-esteem to a fear.  When we shift the false belief that created the habit, we are able to let go of the attachment to the habit and reset it with a positive action.

Whatever your bad habit is, whatever you want to shift; hypnosis can help.  It is possible to overcome the challenge of shifting behaviors and re-frame the way your subconscious mind reacts.