In everyday life we are operating from the conscious mind, the thinking and rationalizing mind. In situations we have a degree of thought and attention to what we do and say, and how we behave.
We do however, operate from the subconscious mind when we are in entrenched patterns of being or when there is danger detected.
When we want to make effective changes in our behaviour we need to access the subconscious mind. Counselling or ‘talk therapy’ can assist in change but it is likened to making change on the surface and may not be for long, in order to make change which will not only last but will be more immediate we need to incorporate the subconscious mind in the therapy. During the exploration stage in the initial session the client’s language structure is used to develop powerful scripts and this is used in Hypnotherapy when the client is in trance and the subconscious mind is engaged.
“In this state of heightened awareness a trained hypno – psychotherapist can help a Client bring about the changes that they wish to make in their lives by bringing to bear the enormously powerful creative resources of the sub-conscious and facilitating empowerment of the Client so that they can take control and overcome previous feelings of helplessness to do so”.
Dr Joe E. Keaney Ph.D, D.Clin.Hyp., D.Psych., BA.