Hypnotherapy can help you achieve your New Year Goals
I help clients stick to their New Year goals and resolutions they have set themselves during the year.
Whether it is managing your weight, keeping fit, maintaining a tidy house, gaining a qualification or improving your work/life balance, hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goal.
I’m a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist practising in Cornwall. I employ techniques designed to help clients visualise their ‘preferred future’. By asking specially formulated questions, I help people to describe how their future will be when they have achieved their goal. I encourage them to provide as much detail as possible so that they can create a vivid mental image.
This visualisation exercise is followed by a session of hypnosis. A relaxed state in which the mind is more receptive to ideas and suggestions. I’m keen to reassure clients that they do not need to be creative or artistic to be able to visualise a scenario. If people are worried about this aspect, I ask them to describe their car, or tell me what their kitchen looks like. Visualisation is no more difficult than that.
It’s important for people to understand that hypnotherapy is not a magic wand that can change a person’s behaviour without any effort on their part. Will power and determination are still needed, but hypnotherapy can be enormously helpful in maintaining a client’s motivation.
Most New Year Goals or resolutions involve changing ingrained habits. We may habitually eat more than we need to be comfortably full. We may leave the dishes on the draining board until morning. Or we may believe that we cannot leave work until we have dealt with all the emails in our inbox.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works by helping clients to see an alternative behaviour, one that benefits them. We know that habits are created through repetition. The more we employ a new behaviour, the more automatic it becomes. By helping clients to imagine having achieved their goal, hypnotherapists are helping them to create healthier habits of thought.
Neuroscience demonstrates that when we imagine doing something, similar changes take place in the brain as if we are actually doing it. So we can accelerate the formation of new habits by simply thinking about the way we want to be. The deeply relaxed state achieved during hypnosis helps the mind to absorb the positive mental image.