Positive thinking hypnotherapy-sounds
like a term straight out of a science fiction novel. There is
nothing remotely fictional about it, actually, and if you practice
positive affirmations, or saying positive things out loud to
affirm yourself, then you might have an idea what positive
thinking hypnotherapy is all about. But what is it,
really? And is it for everyone?
Hard as it is to believe, positive
thinking does have its share of critics who claim that it is
nothing more than foolish and time-wasting idealism. Worse,
they even justify negativity as being realistic. But Sir Winston
Churchill said it best: "The optimist sees opportunity
in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity."
Even more vilified than positive
thinking is hypnosis. People tend to think of hypnosis as some
eerie form of mind control, the person being hypnotized completely
at the mercy of the hypnotist doing his/her every bidding. And,
heaven forbid, it should be used as actual therapy!
There is some truth to this,
however. Mind control does, in fact, take place; but it is the
person undergoing hypnosis who takes full control of his/her
own mind; the hypnotherapist is merely a guide.
Our minds have a mysterious component
known as the subconscious. It is here that all of our beliefs,
memories, and experiences lay. What hypnotherapy does is reach
into the subconscious and try to influence it, change it somehow,
so that we may alter what it is we find undesirable about ourselves.
This method can be quite effective
at helping us overcome fears or phobias, resolve self-esteem
issues, or give up destructive habits and addictions like substance
abuse and smoking, respectively.
So neither positive thinking
nor hypnotherapy is deserving of the bad rep, really.
Positive thinking hypnotherapy
is more specific, utilizing the power of positive thinking to
instill in you an optimistic attitude. The idea is to reprogram
your thoughts, actions, and reactions so that you are able to
see the positive side to every situation more clearly and act
or react accordingly, even when your mind is on autopilot mode.
This means that you automatically
gravitate towards the positive, even when you are unaware of
it. This will help you to become calmer and more focused when
faced with a potential problem, and therefore, more attuned
to the possibility-nay, inevitability-of a solution.
When you think positive, everything
else just seems to fall into place. Or if they don't, you are
able to find other ways to make them fall into place (or come
very close to it) because your positive approach will simply
not allow you to wallow in defeat and surrender.
So if you find yourself saying
'nay' more than 'yay,' perhaps a bit more optimism in your life
is what you need. Have a go at positive thinking hypnotherapy
and give your subconscious a right good shake and a positive