Everything that self hypnosis and hypnotherapy helps people with can be thought of as personal development. Conquering a habit or overcoming a phobia will certainly enhance the quality of your life, after all. However, the sort of personal development we are talking about here is a more active and positive process of self-improvement. It is about achieving the things you do want, rather than getting rid of the things you don’t want.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind. Modern research has closely identified it with the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) state, most often associated with dreaming sleep. Interestingly, the time when we experience most REM is in the womb, suggesting that it is involved in laying down the essential templates that shape our behavior throughout our lives.
Self hypnosis, then, is a way of accessing this state of mind to lay down new and more helpful patterns of behavior. This is done through direct communication with the subconscious, the part of your mind that controls all of your habits and behaviors. It’s the part of your mind that is always in charge. This is why you can change your behavior consciously for a while, but sooner or later your subconscious will reassert itself and those old and less effective habits will creep back in.
However, by updating the subconscious with new information, and through vivid mental rehearsal, it is possible to achieve profound and permanent change for the better. Once the subconscious has accepted this new information, self-improvement becomes a habit, something that you do almost automatically. Self hypnosis does this by bypassing the critical conscious mind and delivering positive suggestions straight to the part of your mind that will make them a reality.
Change is not only possible, it’s inevitable! Many people feel that they are stuck with their current mindset and that their capacity for self-improvement has somehow been predetermined, as if it was fixed at birth like your eye colour. This is simply not true. Our skills, abilities and attitudes are constantly developing in response to our experience, just as our experiences are very often shaped by our skills, abilities and attitudes. It is a dynamic process.
On a physical level, it is now known that our brains lay down new pathways and make new connections according to our experience, literally changing its structure. This is something which happens throughout our lives. Self hypnosis is simply a way of taking control of this process and making it work for you.
Having said that, it’s also important to realize that we’re talking about changes in behavior and emotional reaction here, not fundamental changes in your personality. Hypnosis is not brainwashing, so you will still be you, only better!
Self improvement of all varieties is based on a core set of principles and skills. Our personal development self hypnosis CD's and MP3 downloads can help you to take control of your emotions, enabling you to act according to your intention, instead of just reacting to emotional triggers. They can help you to improve your attention span and your ability to relax, which in turn will improve your ability to think clearly and creatively, to set goals and solve problems. Our self hypnosis recordings can also help you to develop the resilience and motivation that is often necessary if you’re going to meet your personal development goals.
The hypnotic techniques and suggestions used in our products are based on solid research into the best ways to achieve healthy levels of self-improvement. They put you firmly back in control of your own personal development, helping you to set and achieve your own goals.
It’s important to stress that hypnosis is not magic, and it’s certainly not a “miracle cure” that will instantly solve everybody’s problems! All personal development requires work and commitment. Just like any life skill, it requires practice. What hypnosis can do is improve the quality of your practice, setting your mind in the right direction and removing some of the unnecessary emotional baggage or limiting beliefs that can otherwise interfere with your quest for self-improvement.
Face to face hypnotherapy has many obvious advantages, not least the fact that it will be tailored to you as an individual. But hypnosis recordings can be very powerful and effective too, especially in the field of personal development. You can listen to our self hypnosis CD's and MP3 downloads as often as you need to, embedding these positive messages of self-improvement at the deepest levels of consciousness, where real and lasting change takes place.