The Feeling Mind

the feeling mind

When people come to visit me in my role as a therapist, it's usually because they have been having trouble with the way they have been feeling.

They have very often done everything they could think of to feel better. They have tried to deny the problem, using will-power in an attempt to make it go away. They have tried to think it away; to conquer it with logic, telling themselves to 'stop being silly'. Yet so often nothing has worked.

This never comes as a surprise to me. In any battle between feelings and logic, the feelings will almost always win. We may know full well that something is 'silly', but knowing this and letting that silly thing go are entirely different things.

And this is because the real power of the human mind lies not so much in the conscious logical part, but in the subconscious feeling part.

Usually the subconscious mind is working in a certain way because of an experience or series of experiences that happened in the past.

The actual experience itself is in fact far less important than what the mind did with that experience; how it was processed and perceived - or misperceived.

Based on past perception - often the perception of the child - a belief was born and this belief became firmly implanted in the subconscious mind, working as a piece of software might work in some powerful bio-computer.

And if that perception was faulty, then it produced a belief that grew stronger and stronger at the subconscious level, until it began generating and driving uncomfortable feelings such as fear, anxiety, apprehension, worry, depression and low self-esteem.

The difficulty is that no matter how hard we try, no amount of will power is able to diffuse and get rid of it.

The good news is that with hypnosis and hypno-psychotherapy, we can reach into the subconscious, feeling part of the mind, talking to it in its own imaginative language. Because the subconscious mind forgets nothing, we can uncover the source of the difficult feelings - the misperception and the unhelpful beliefs - and we can realign it and re-educate it, thereby neutralising its power to disturb.

Moreover, because hypnosis works hand in glove with the autonomous nervous system, we can even help it to work optimally, speeding up healing, bolstering the immune system, and even managing pain.

If you sometimes feel as if there are two parts of you, and that they are at odds with each other then in many ways you are right. Knowing this, you are in an excellent position to help both parts function in the very best of ways.

Through expertly delivered hypnosis and hypnotherapy - as well as through correctly structured self-hypnosis - you can once more feel whole and at one with yourself and your world.

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