One way to move our minds and our bodies into harmony with one another is to use hypnosis. Hypnosis is a great way of unearthing old experiences, beliefs, and decisions. Hypnosis is also an effective way of connecting with one’s inner truth and making that truth conscious. Once someone brings to consciousness an unconscious belief or decision, they are free. Before being conscious of the root of their reaction, they were enslaved to the reaction. Once they are conscious of their reaction they have a choice of whether to listen to it or not. Let’s go back to our two examples. Once the person who wants to eat more healthily unearths the memory of using food as a comfort and realizes they hold an old belief that food is their only friend, that person will realize why they are driven so strongly to eat at night. When they feel the urge to eat, they can remind themselves that they are not alone in the world and they can use other means for achieving comfort and connection in the world. They can ease their reaction to wanting food by being awake to what the urge is really about because it’s not about food. In our second example, once the person who shuts down when they try to talk to their partner unearths the realization that their reaction is linked to their past abuse, they are able to remind themselves that they are safe now and that they are no longer a victim. In both examples, they are able to begin to heal old wounds through reacting differently than in the past.
Hypnosis can help a person who feels stuck on an issue to bring his or her body and mind into harmony so that he or she embraces the necessary shift with body, mind, and spirit. As I mentioned before, my belief is that on a deep level we can all trust the wisdom of our bodies, but we can lose that knowledge in a busy life where we are disconnected from our bodies in so many ways. Hypnosis brings us back to ourselves. That’s why my clients were able to attain such great shifts once I started using hypnosis with them – because they were able to reconnect with themselves and, therefore, with all of the power within them. Again, hypnosis is not powerful. People are powerful. People are powerful and they need to connect with that power in order to live an empowered, balanced life.