This is an article kindly submitted by one of our clients, Thanks Sandra
Did you know that most of us hypnotise ourselves many times a day?
Hypnosis works with ‘suggestion’.
You simply tell yourself something. It can be a negative suggestion.
‘I’ve never eaten it, but I know it will taste awful.’
It can be a positive suggestion. ‘I feel great, I’ll have the time of my life.’
You may not always be aware of it, but that suggestion keeps popping up in the back of your mind day in and day out. Again and again and again. It can take place while you are eating a plate of fish and chips, driving your car down the motorway, or standing in a supermarket queue. It takes place every time you dissuade yourself from doing a new or frightening thing.
Happily, suggestion also works in reverse.
When Abraham Weintraub woke up, brushed his teeth and put on his shoes on Sunday, 22 April 2001, he made a suggestion to himself. When he found himself outside, jostling for elbow-space with a load of strangers.He made the same suggestion again.
He had been making this same suggestion for weeks and
months previously, until it became second nature to him.
It took him 7 hours, 3 minutes and 41 seconds to do it.
But he did it.
He crossed the finishing line of The London Marathon. Not bad for a man of 91.
When I am trying to avoid a task I often think, ‘What would Mr Weintraub do?’
Unfortunately, not everyone had the cast-iron will of Mr Weintraub.
Hypnotherapy gives your suggestions a helping hand.
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