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Neuroscience

HOW DO NEURO-COGNITIVE METHODS WORK?
Subconscious Mind?

hypnoTHE REASON WHY YOU AREN’T ABLE TO CHANGE YOUR PATTERNS: THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

Would you like to stop binge eating, overcome a trauma, stop ruining your relationships, get rid of that back pain that prevents you from doing the things you want?…Have you made several attempts to overcome these challenges only to find yourself  right where you started?  You are not the only one. 

Most of the patterns that we have hard times changing in life are originated by the part of our mind that the famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud called the unconscious/subconscious mind.  It is this part of your mind that takes up 95% + or – 2 bits of information every second of every day.

Freud explained the mind, by using the Iceberg metaphor. The tip of the iceberg is considered to be the conscious mind, right below it, the small portion is the pre-conscious mind, and the vast majority of the iceberg is the subconscious mind. Today, the subconscious mind is considered to be about 99% of the total mind power! 

We learn through associations. In our beginning years of life, we learnt most things from our parents, school, and friends. In other words, most of the subconscious programming, which is still affecting the life we live EVERY DAY, is developed by others! 

Our programming in the subconscious mind is very powerful but also very subtle. We think that we are making our decisions consciously however, the unconscious mind makes most of our decisions about 4-10 seconds before that. This includes things like what we choose to eat for lunch, your partner, the house you live in, the route you took to work today… all those choices are made by your subconscious mind! 

So how can you change a subconscious program that was installed years ago?


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 Most people live subconsciously every day, with the programming gathered from their parents, friends or close family growing up. It is no coincidence that you are just like your mother or father or the combination of both. 

There are several ways of changing the old programing in the subconscious mind. One of them is through the more popular conscious therapy.  Conscious therapy can take a long time because the subconscious mind is very resistant to change. Another way is persistency. For example, everyday meditations, journaling, everyday self-hypnosis, everyday self-affirmations…

These are all ways of changing the subconscious programing and they require commitment and everyday consistency for the results. 
The most effective and faster way, is through neuro-cognitive methods such as hypnosis . 


Hypnosis

Hypnosis allows the conscious mind to be open and dives right into the subconscious mind. Each suggestion that is given by a hypnotist reaches the subconscious mind directly. Even though repetition and commitment are keys to success in hypnosis, achieving desired results takes shorter time and results are usually longer lasting. A hypnotist designs a program for you and installs the new wanted behaviours by using suggestions, metaphors, imagery journeys and repetition. 

During hypnotherapy, your motivation and desire to change is just as important as the therapy itself. Remember, no one can change you if you DO NOT want the change.   

  Hypnotherapy Effectiveness Rates

Behavior Therapy,72% recovery rate after 22 sessions
Hypnotherapy, 93% recovery rate after 6 sessions
Pscyhoanalysis, 38% recovery rate after   600 sessions

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*Source: Barrios, Alfred A. “Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal,” Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (1970)