An experience as natural as daydreaming, self-hypnosis is the key to unlocking and harnessing the healing power of our subconscious. When combined with the right suggestions and tools, we can use it to tap into the mind-body connection and transform negative mindsets and unhealthy thought patterns.
Learning is a natural process. As a child, you learned to walk, talk, write, and more. Between childhood and adulthood, the learning process might have become more complicated. That is not because our brain failed you but rather because you have developed mental blocks. Anxiety, worry, a lack of confidence, and other struggles have interfered with your ability to learn effectively.
If you have test anxiety, you are not alone. Test anxiety is a common problem in Hong Kong. Students who suffer from test anxiety also frequently struggle with low self-esteem and low self-efficacy. At Renewed Edge, you can learn to relax and let learning unfold as naturally as it did when you were a child. You can overcome poor study habits and improve your powers of focus and concentration. With the help of our hypnotherapist, you can learn to feel calm, relaxed, and confident again. Instead of procrastinating, you will be eager to open your books and learn voraciously. When exam time comes, your mind will be relaxed and focused, and you will be able to approach your test with confidence as you recall the pertinent material and demonstrate your knowledge.
If you have ever seen one of these notorious performances, you might have some concerns. After all, clucking like a chicken and barking like a dog might seem more embarrassing than productive. These stage acts are performative techniques that are undertaken for entertainment. They are typically used in clubs, theaters, and similar venues for comedic effects.
While the process might look quite real to onlookers, the reality is that what is happening on stage is typically mere sleight of hand, much like a magic show.
Working with a certified hypnotherapist is a much different process. Numerous studies underscore its effectiveness and benefits, and several have even demonstrated changes in the brain during the experience. It is real, and it is powerful.
Although not all people have the same experiences during hypnotherapy, brain wave studies suggest that most people experience similar patterns of brain activity during the process, including increased alpha activity indicating relaxation, and altered theta activity, indicating similar types of changes in sensory processing.
Researchers have spent an extensive amount of time studying the neurobiological and mental aspects of the phenomenon to better understand what is happening during the experience. Often described as a highly focused and deeply relaxed state, hypnosis is an altered form of consciousness during which the subconscious is more amenable to suggestions. Therapeutic suggestions during self-hypnosis often target specific symptoms or issues, such as:
Research indicates that hypnosis regulates the consciousness from the top down, engaging a variety of brain regions. EEGs show fluctuations in neural activity while MRIs show significant changes in connectivity and activity.
Precise suggestions can selectively target specific parts of the brain to influence your understanding, perceptions, and experiences. In other words, it can help change your mindset, alter negative patterns, short-circuit pain, and transform the way you move through life.
Self-hypnosis also affects the autonomic nervous system. It increases parasympathetic nervous system activity. The parasympathetic nervous system can be thought of as the “rest and restore” part of the nervous system. It acts as the brakes to the fight-or-flight response, calming, comforting, and relaxing the body after moments of fear, anxiety, worry, or stress. It is one of the reasons that working with a hypnotherapist can offer such powerful relief from stress, anxiety, and phobias.
The process is powerful, stimulating your mind, healing your body, and releasing your stress. Your body and mind will once again be able to function as they were meant to function with no unwanted obstacles. Visit Renewed Edge today to schedule your appointment with our hypnotherapist. You can also download our online hypnosis app or sign up for our hypnotherapy training.