All Behaviors Must First Be Changed in the Mind
Ever try to lose weight, stop smoking or get fit? How about learning to control your moods or overcome panic attacks? These are some of the most common aims for personal change, but an awful lot of people find them a fast track to disappointment.
When it comes to attempting personal change, if you’re armed with nothing but will power and determination, you’re virtually guaranteed to fail. I mean, look at the track record. How many dieters do you know who stay slim? How many smokers are able to just lay down their cigarettes and walk away? It’s rare, right?
Well, the reason for all that failure is both simple and obvious. Every habit is built up over weeks, months and years of repetition. And yet, people think all they need to do is begin doing things differently, and that’ll be that.
Not so. Not even close.
Every habit – whether it’s smoking, overeating, nail biting or insomnia, every habit that ever existed – represents a deep, well-worn groove in the brain. That’s why we call them habits. Of course, that groove can be changed, but the old standard ways won’t… CAN’T… get the job done.
Now, if you want a proven method for failing, sure, do what all the millions of failures do. But if you’d like a method that works, all you need is a method with a high success rate.
And here’s the good news: one of the most successful methods in existence, one that’s been thoroughly proven again and again over the years, is hypnosis.
Hypnosis Changes the Patterns that Drive Our Habits
A lot has been written about hypnosis and how it works, but here’s the executive summary.
We do different kinds of thinking at different brain frequencies. When we’re actively engaged in our daily life, doing things like driving in heavy traffic, debating an issue that’s important to us or riding a jet ski, our brains are running at high speed. If we hook up a machine to measure our brainwaves, it’ll show the speed of our thoughts – our frequency – is between 15 and 30 beats per second. This is nicknamed the “beta” range. Then if we relax and slow down, do something less physical and more thoughtful, maybe even meditate, the brainwaves will also slow down to what we call the “alpha” range. This is 7 to 14 beats per second. And although it’s not very good for debating, it’s great for coming up with new ideas or listening to and accepting new suggestions. In fact, in the alpha state, you could be up to 200 times more “suggestible.”
And of course, alpha is normal. Everybody goes into alpha, usually several times a day. As you doze off to sleep, you always pass through this alpha level, and again when you’re waking up.
That’s also where you go when you meditate, when you become deeply engrossed in a book or a movie, and when you’ve been driving for so long that you space out. Remember “highway hypnosis”? Yes, it actually exists.
Even slower than the alpha state are the theta level (dream-like state) and delta (totally zonked out). At these levels we’re also suggestible, but it’s not necessary to go that deep to get powerful results. Alpha is plenty.
The Easy-Change State
So alpha is the place to go when you want to change a habit.
Now, you may be wondering about affirmations. Aren’t they supposed to be good for changing one’s life? Well, yes and no. It’s true, some people report great successes using affirmations. Many, many more, however, have never had any success with this method.
And here’s the simple reason why. The difference between success and failure with affirmations or any other approach is whether you go to alpha or stay in beta while you affirm. That’s the big secret – no alpha, no results. The people who get results are inadvertently using self hypnosis to drive their affirmations.
Professional hypnotists usually report success rates as high as ninety percent and even more. Hypnosis overall has one of the highest and most consistent success rates around, making it a good first choice. The reason for the high percentages is because the alpha mental state is built right into the process.
Getting Your Good Intentions Past the Mind’s Barriers
Having habits is a good thing. We have them to make our lives easier. For example, if we had to re-invent tying our shoelaces every single day, or needed to re-learn writing every time we wanted to send a note, we’d never get anything done. So habits are highly useful.
The difficulty comes when we learn habits that aren’t very helpful. If you habitually feel overpowering fear every time you see a dog, an elevator or spinach, it’ll be hard to lead a normal life.
Think about it – we all know how to form new habits. That’s easy. What most folks have never learned is how to change or discard habits that no longer work to our advantage.
If we go charging in and try to change our behavior, the mind raises resistance. There’s a guardian in there who tries very hard to preserve the status quo by holding on – very firmly – to our old well-established habits. This guardian is called our “critical factor,” and it’s very critical indeed toward efforts to change existing behaviors.
That’s where hypnosis comes in so handy. It takes us to the alpha state, where the mind is quieter. The critical factor is not quite so active in alpha. Of course, it’s still alive and well, but it’s more willing to listen to new ideas in this quieter state.
If somebody makes a suggestion that’s against your moral values, that suggestion is not going to get in, no matter what level you’re at. On the other hand, if it’s a good idea, and it’s to your advantage, the critical factor can easily say, “Okay, let’s do this.”
Will hypnosis change things instantly, in one session? Sometimes it will, yes, but sometimes it takes some repetition. We’re still dealing with habits, remember, and habits are formed through repetition.
So the thing to do now is check out the available packages, order out the ones you need most, and get started. Every product is a digital download, so there’s no waiting. You can get started right now, today, on the new life you’ve been wanting for so very long.
For a better life,