Hypnosis is based on the principle that our unconscious mind can help us make positive change.
When we think about our mind we usually only think about the tiny conscious part; where thought and reasoning take place. The other 90% is our unconscious which controls our breathing, our fight or flight response and the millions of automatic decisions we make every day.
The unconscious mind is great, we couldn't do without it, BUT there are times when it gets things a little bit wrong. Sometimes we learn habits and beliefs which are unhelpful. They become automatic even though we wish they wouldn't!
Unhelpful Habits & Beliefs
I can't stop smoking
I can't stop eating chocolate
Spiders are frightening
Public speaking makes me nervous
I'm not lovable
This means however hard we try not to eat that extra piece of chocolate or fear spiders, the unconscious is running the show.