How does our subconscious mind work
Our subconscious is like a great memory bank which stores all our impressions, memories, emotions, patterns of behaviour and our beliefs that we have created consciously or unconsciously through all of our life. It directs the majority of everything we do, feel or believe. Therefore, our subconscious mind – the part of our mind that we don’t acknowledge in awaken state – is the main drive of our mind that sets the ground for our reality and our experience of the world.
Even though some of those mechanisms might seem destructive, our subconscious desires to protect us. Our subconscious doesn’t want to re-experience painful events anymore, therefore it develops many defense mechanisms to avoid that. Consciously, these locked emotions may express themselves as a kind of psychosomatic state, chronic pain, intensive emotional experience, inclination towards addictions or other unhealthy behaviour, feelings of anxiety, or any other experiences that might seem to “trap” us.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an altered state of mind that gives us access to our own subconscious. It is a state of deep physical and mental relaxation, a pleasant and completely natural experience that occurs to all of us at least twice daily – right before we fall asleep and right before we become awake. At that moment, our brain waves are somewhere between sleep and wakefulness, and our subconscious is perceptive to new alternatives and desired ideas.
No one can be hypnotized against their will since hypnosis is not something other people are doing to us, but something we induce in ourselves, following our desire and simple instructions of the hypnotist.
The same is true for every suggestion is autosuggestion, which means that no one accepts a suggestion that they consciously do not desire.
When hypnosis is used for therapy, we talk about hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is very effective tool for resolving states that are caused by something in our subconscious. They can manifest themselves by various physical symptoms, feelings or repeated situations, whether in a particular area of our lives or in interpersonal relations.
During therapy we discover and transform patterns of unwanted behaviour on a subconscious level, heal wounds of the past and connect with our “inner child” that lives in us through our heavy emotions as well as through feelings of pure love and joy. By resolving our destructive emotional states we become aware of the patterns of behaviour that cause them, and are less likely to pass them on to our descendants.