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Turning a new page

By Michael Van Soest 

Change is constant, from the vibration of molecules to the rotation of the planets and stars. Just as the seasons change, so do we.

Every so often in life we wonder, “why is it so difficult to change?” In most cases, it's a personal habit or pattern.

We attempt our best to quit or change something about us, and it works for a little while, but then we find our self right back to where we were before.

Although everyone is unique with different answers for them, often, the key reason why we hold certain habits, patterns and or behaviors is because of a deep underlying emotion.

An emotion with a specific meaning we haven’t truly identified, made sense of and dealt with yet. This again, is different for everyone.

What if changing were easier than you thought? With the right tools and techniques, long-lasting change has never been easier.

As we continue our life, the story continues. The sense of enjoyment may be as simple as completely turning the page.

It seems we may get stuck on certain aspects of where we are in life, not fully being able to change or completely turning the page in our life.

We have every reason to move forward and make the most out of life.

“The brain is a far more open system than we ever imagined, and nature has gone very far to help us perceive and take in the world around us,” wrote neuroscienctist Dr. Norman Diodge.

“It has given us a brain that survives in a changing world by changing itself.”

It’s not always easy seeing the forest through the trees. Studies have shown it is faster to change and upgrade who we are from an outside perspective then doing it our self.

We’ve all been there, wanting to do it all our self to prove we could.

What if you had more time to live your higher potential making a bigger difference in the world, living the life you had dreamed, but the only thing in the way is trying to change.

We don’t have to do things alone -— Changing being one of them.

One of the easiest ways to change effectively is to identify the underlying reasoning behind a habit, or pattern so that behaviour has no meaning left to it.

Hypnotherapy is an incredible tool to do just that.

If you were to wake up every morning and feel happy, free, feel like you want to be pulled out of bed to continue your adventure... would one day, one week, even one year sooner, be worth it to you?

With hypnotherapy, efficient long-lasting change has been proven time and time again to help people free themselves from their patterns or habits.

What is hypnotherapy and how does it work?

Hypnotherapy is based on hypnosis, a state of consciousness involving focused attention and deep relaxation. This allows for the communication between the conscious mind (logic and reason) and subconscious mind (emotions, beliefs, memories, passions etc.)

The subconscious mind regulates our breathing, emotions heartbeat, body temperature, habituated behaviours etc. which may also be defined as our autopilot mode.

Until we are seven, our brainwaves are incredibly slow, beginning at delta first two years, then increasing to Theta (this is known to be the frequency range of our subconscious).

As infants, we absorb reality more then we will our entire life. An estimated 80 per cent of who we are, by the time we are an adult, is recorded between from birth to age seven.

Through hypnosis, by slowing down our brainwaves to a theta state, we then can access the truth of who we are, the depth and the reason for our habits or patterns.

Hypnosis has many misconceptions, the most common being that a hypnotherapist will make you lose control of your mind and make you cluck like a chicken.

This is 100 per cent not the case. If someone clucks like a chicken, it is because they wanted to do it on some level. The people who do not want to cluck like a chicken, simply won’t.

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Meaning no one, not even the hypnotherapist, has power over you or anyone.

In fact, the client is in complete control, some may say in more control of themselves as they become in tune with their feelings. The client will know to a greater degree when something is okay or not.

At any point in time, the client can easily move out of hypnosis at will.

During a hypnosis session, the client may feel a sense of ease and very relaxed. Completely calm with comfortable breathing. It has been described as feeling like your about to fall asleep yet still conscious and able to hear the hypnotist.

Some of the benefits:

  • Stop smoking cessations
  • Increased self-worth to change careers
  • Greater self confidence
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Reduce stress and calm your nerves Sleep better
  • Identify and reduce pain
  • Release repressed trauma

Truth isn’t always easy to hear, especially coming from other people, however, what if that truth was coming from you as a vision or feeling?

Hypnosis can do just that, It allows for the client to tune right into their memories, their long time agreements, commitments, the resistance the client may be holding against their change. All of this with of course professional guided direction.

Most cases the hypnotist does not know or hear what the client is seeing, and only has a perception of the subtle signs and shifts the client is making. Again, at any point may the client choose to come out of hypnosis.

If there was ever a time where you had some type of resistance with change or moving forward in life, what would your life look like if you moved through it easily?

Letting go of the pages you’ve already written may be that sense of ease you need to move forward with your own story.

The tools to help are available.

Michael Van Soest can be reached at [email protected] or 250-267-9039. Call or book a complimentary 30-minute session with reference to this article.

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