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Using Hypnosis for Personal Development

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 9 Oct 2012 | comments*Discuss
Using Hypnosis For Personal Development

When it comes to personal development and life coaching we all tend to be motivated to achieve our aims and goals in numerous different ways. For some of us, our actions are the result of us taking steps to move away from negative or destructive behaviour whilst for others, they focus more on the push towards the realisation of a goal.

Then there are those who try to do both of these things at the same time and others who simply can’t work out just what it is exactly that they are ‘missing’ in their life and so find it hard to really identify negative patterns of behaviour and/or don’t seem to be motivated into achieving anything truly positive or worthwhile. For many, hypnosis is often a great technique for helping people with the formulation of their goals whilst eradicating negative tendencies at the same time. But how does it work?

Understanding Human Conditioning

As human beings, all that surrounds us in our lives is all present because we, as individuals, attracted it there in the first place. Take smoking, for example. You may feel as though it’s a disgusting habit that is ruining your health and your life in general but remember that it’s doubtful that anyone other than yourself will have shoved that first cigarette into your mouth in the first place. You’ve once again got yourself in a relationship with yet another rogue who has ended up cheating on you. One of the first answers you might give when being questioned about this as it’s been a recurring pattern in your life when it comes to relationships might be to say, “I know this is awful but I always tend to go for the bad boys”.

The truth is that we are all, to one extent or another, mentally conditioned to stick with the ‘tried and tested’ and what’s familiar to us in terms of our comfort zone and we often believe, misguidedly, that experiencing failure is easy whilst gaining success is far more difficult, yet this is simply down to our mental conditioning. Therefore, what you need to accept is to view your life at its current stage as one of identifying positive and negative images. If you see things that are working for you in your life, then there’s no need to change them.

However, if there are also things which you have, in the past, attracted to you and you no longer wish to keep them nor do they serve any useful purpose, then by changing the way you think and feel about them, they too will change in terms of what they mean to you. And, one of the best ways of achieving this is through hypnosis, which will help you to eliminate unwanted thoughts and feelings and to replace them with positive emotions and thoughts. That way, not only will you rid yourself of negative emotions and self-doubt, you’ll also rid yourself of the things that are causing you to feel like that.

Specific Areas

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy can be utilised to improve numerous areas of your life. These can include the following:
  • Curing phobias
  • Breaking addictive habits
  • Dealing with stress
  • Weight loss
  • Overcoming anxiety and panic attacks
  • Dealing with emotions
  • Improving self-confidence
  • Improving relationships and attracting positive partners
  • Career development and achieving other personal goals
Whatever area of your life you wish to make improvements in, there will be some form of hypnosis programme which can be tailored to suit your own individual needs and it has proven to be the catalyst for so many people in removing the ‘shackles’ which have been holding them back for so long and replacing them with a new found freedom and optimism with which to live life to the full in a positive and productive manner.

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