What are “flow” states?

Have you ever had the experience of walking into a room and suddenly having to do something you weren’t prepared to do at all, and finding that it just came so easily… and naturally… and with so much flow.. that you were instantly in the zone?

Where no matter how hard you tried, you just couldn’t make a mistake, and everything went perfectly?

We all have some activity that’s like that for us, whether it’s cooking, or tennis, or even just driving – something that we don’t have to think about, where the next move just rolls out of us easily, naturally, and in a completely instinctive way.

These are the gifts that hypnosis gave me, and the same I hope to be able to share with you too – the experience of being just so absolutely, utterly relaxed – almost euphoric – that all of your cares and concerns just melt away like snowflakes on the sidewalk… and before you know it, the answers to problems you’ve been worrying about just come popping up, one after another, like bubbles in a carbonated drink.

The experience of these techniques still rank among my life’s greatest “eurekas” for this very reason – when it comes to stress and anxiety, or feeling “stuck”, often the solution isn’t hard at all, but actually easy  – no effort… no straining… just relaxing enough to let the answers and solutions to rise to the surface from inside yourself!

I look forward to helping you discover these things and more, whatever your life’s challenges might be.

SPECIALTIES

  • Stress Relief / Anxiety
  • Getting “Unstuck”
  • Focus / Success Mindset

How hypnosis REALLY works

We can think of the conscious mind – the part of us that writes emails and makes to-do lists, and talks on the phone – as the tip of an iceberg, the part of us that is visible above the “water” of everyday, waking reality.

The subconscious, or hidden part of the mind, is the part that is below water – and that’s where the real action is!

While the conscious mind seems to be steering us, its actually the subconscious that gives us the motivation and power to actually move – it’s the source of our fuel, the repository of our dreams, hopes, emotions, fears, memories and prejudices, the place where all of the real decisions are made.

Have you ever decided that you wanted to go on a diet, or start exercising, and no matter how clear your plans seemed in your mind, you just couldn’t seem to stick to them?

That’s because when you try to make a change in your life, you are actually taking something away from your subconscious – in this instance, the comfort or satisfaction of over-eating or being sedentary.

And when you take something away from the subconscious, you have to put something in its place that it values as much or more as what you are removing – the subconscious mind can’t hold empty spaces for you on the promise of future reward, it needs its payoff now.

Because of this, you can never remove something from the subconscious without replacing it immediately – so either you can deliberately choose what you are going to replace the old pattern with, or else your subonscious mind will fight and resist  you every step of the way, until you fall back into your old pattern, and equilibrium is reestablished.

Now, this is all very interesting, but what does it have to do with hypnosis?

In short, hypnosis is a technique of speaking to the subconscious mind, and negotiating with it directly so that it can work with you instead of against you.

The subconscious mind  doesn’t mean you any harm – instead, it’s doing everything in its power to protect you, and part of that means faithfully continuing to carry out whatever instructions you give it. Life may change, you may change, but your subconscious will continue to follow its original program until you give it a new one.

Hypnosis is a method of using the language of daydreams and symbols to give your subconscious new instructions – it’s that simple.

When you’re ready to change, hypnosis can help

Are you stressed out, nervous, and overwhelmed? Do you overeat, find a it difficult to go to the gym for long enough to make a difference, or have difficulty fully relaxing?

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if only…

  • You were able to maintain a regular program of diet and exercise, and actually found it enjoyable to do so?
  • You were able to relax when you needed to be able to relax, and focus when you needed to be able to focus?
  • You were able to overcome nervousness so that it no longer sabotaged your social or work life?

Overeating, chronic stress and lack of physical activity can really take a toll on your well-being over time – and you don’t need to be a scientist or a doctor to understand why. Taken in isolation, an imbalance anywhere in your life can have a profound effect – but once you look at these systems are part of a coherent whole, the cumulative impact of our high-stress modern life is practically toxic.

So what to do? What makes things like diet, relaxation, exercise or nervousness so very difficult to change?

The fact is, none of these habits are actually controlled by your conscious mind. You can decide to change what and how you’re going to eat, where and when you’re going to relax, and how and how often you’re going to exercise, but until this decision is fully backed by your unconscious mind, at best you’re going to be able to achieve only a short term change.

But what if you could achieve a truly lasting change?

That is the beauty of hypnosis – a profound technique of guided visualization that lets you really get deep into your own mind, past the everyday, waking logical part, and down to the layer where your own most deep-seated and strongly held beliefs, fears, dreams and motivations are held.

Together, we’ll review the changes you want to make to your life, understand what’s blocking you and how to get past it, and then lay down a new framework, easily, safely and gently.

“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

– unattributed