I often remind my clients that hypnosis is really based on brain science: as you read this your brainwave state is most likely in 'beta' mode. As I type this my brain is in 'beta' mode.
If you begin to read a novel, watch a program, go to a movie or draw, paint or do anything creative, your brainwave state would likely be 'alpha'. ( This includes driving and going, automatically, into a 'road-trance' or 'alpha brainwave state'. For example: you arrive at your destination and think how quickly the time passed or how you don't exactly remember the drive. And yet, during the drive, you could avoid accidents and drive safely. This is a 'road-trance' state of alpha brainwaves.)
If you practice meditation you might, even very briefly, have experienced the 'theta' brainwave state. Slower rhythms produced by watching a movie, listening to an audio recording, taking a light nap, day-dreaming are all 'theta' brainwave states. This is the home of the subconscious, dipping onto the unconscious. Or the collective unconscious.
And finally 'delta' or deep sleep.
The alpha and theta states are where the suggestions you create for your change take 'root': this is like re-programming a computer to a new operating system!
So what do brainwave states have to do with self-hypnosis? Everything. Hypnosis works by reaching a relaxed state whereby it is possible to sink deeper into our minds and rewrite or reprogram our subconscious. So the body/mind needs to be in a relaxed state to accept positive change suggestions: I am now easily moving away from that cigarette and choosing something more pleasing; I see myself walking with energy and vitality every day, feeling better and better in my mind, body and mood. It might be to reduce anxiety, to improve performance, or to be more confident in certain settings, or in general.
So back to self-hypnosis: here are some basic steps from Psychology Today: www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/understand-other-people/201406/how-help-yourself-through-hypnosis:
Practice this daily as the more you implant ( ie: reprogram your computer ) this new vision of you in your subconscious/unconscious the easier the change will be!
And if you need more help, make an appointment with me: in just one appointment I can help you with the skills/tools or information you need to make self-hypnosis a success for you!
Zoe: 360-432-1236. Call.
When clients come to me with an issue, I don't have a formula or template in our work together, and yet there are major 'healing points' in my work with clients. These 'healing points' would be:
recalling somatically the traumatic memories or events: the body experience and the emotion associated with that body sensation;
carefully, with great care and creating safety, expanding the experiences of the baby, child, fetus - even the pre-conception soul - of harm, danger or abuse;
releasing anger, resentments, betrayals by those who were 'supposed to be' caring for us;
comforting and loving that child, baby, fetus, soul with kind words, gentle hands, loving arms;
getting clear about the old beliefs and behaviors of those traumatized children, such as lack of worthiness, value, trust, safety, support, love;
'knowing' the behaviors that corresponded to the beliefs: hiding, being really, really good, trying to be a mini-Mom or mini-Dad, acting out, being 'bad' to get attention, etc;
having a 'corrective experience' of the trauma so that your hippocampus can 'date stamp' the experience and the client can begin to recognize - in their body - the cues or triggers to 'danger' and begin to make different choices.
And recognizing any 'soul loss', retrieving those parts or pieces that, when trauma was happening, drifted off, and restoring them to the person/child self/heart and soul. Things like joy, trust, safety, happiness, playfulness, confidence, certainty, clarity...and the list goes on.
For instance: my stomach gets tight and hurts when I experience ___________, and I feel as if I am in danger. ( Real, imagined or perceived. ) And usually my behavior is to hide - just like I used to hide when bad things happened at home. But now, when my stomach gets tight and hurts, I can ask myself: am I in danger? And what do I need for and from myself right now: a time alone, breathing, asking for a hug, reminding that little girl in me that she is not in danger and the adult and wise part of me will protect her.
With this different choice I can stop disappearing from life! Almost literally.
Therapeutic intervention. It can look many different ways AND, for me, the point is always to help my clients heal and live their lives fully. Being - BE-ing who they really are and always were meant to be as divine children born on this planet.
If you have any questions please call me: 360-432-1236.
Here is to you living a joyous and BIG life!
I just came across this article about how inflammation is linked to, or can even cause, anxiety.
With all the new information in the last few years about the 'healthy gut' and the importance of creating a healthy gut environment through the foods we do - or don't eat - and consume, I felt this would be another way to understand how we can manage our anxiety.
Scientists have also linked unhealthy food consumption with increased inflammation in the body - not a good thing.
"When you're experiencing anxiety, it's difficult to pinpoint where exactly it's coming from. It's easy to assume it has something to do with life circumstances or imbalanced hormones, but the source of your anxiety may actually be inflammation. In fact, you may not even realize how many of your everyday habits can actually play a role in how inflamed your body is and how your mental health reacts in return." Read the entire article here:
We will be talking about gut health at the next Anxiety Support Group starting Thursday, January 17th, 2019.
Join us! Read more and register here: www.zoewaggoner.com/anxiety-support-group.html