Changing Behaviors

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Behaviors Versus Habits

Habits are behaviors embedded in the subconscious mind. Emotions and other repetitive actions or situations trigger them. They are frequently automatic responses to outside stimuli.

Conversely, Behaviors are not habits, even when repeated frequently. The obvious difference is the behavior is not triggered from the subconscious. Another way of looking at the difference would be whether or not the behavior would be done in an inappropriate environment.

Let’s say you frequently pick your nose. If you can easily refrain from doing this while in public view it is a behavior. If you do it in public and don’t realize it, it’s a habit. Under this definition, behaviors are easier to change with hypnosis and, in fact, many people can make this change without the help from hypnosis simply by consciously creating alternative behaviors in response to the activating triggers.

How Does Hypnosis Help You Change A Behavior?

Hypnosis is a natural state. You relax and are very comfortable. Brainwave activity is reduced. Your subconscious is open to positive suggestions. Some people without the proper knowledge on the subject fear it as a form of mind control, but nothing could be further from the truth. While in this super-relaxed state the conscious mind is still protective and prevents any unwanted input.

For example, if a hypnotist is hypnotizing you to break a habit of quitting smoking cigarettes and the hypnotist suggests you stand and cluck like a chicken. Your eyes would immediately pop open and you would look at the hypnotist like they were some kind of nut case. That’s the conscious mind in it’s protective mode because the suggestion was not congruent to the purpose agreed upon.

Hypnosis doesn’t “make” you do anything. You must be willing and open to the suggestions.

If you would like more information on how hypnosis might be a solution for you, call me at 936-537-5666 or book a session through my website at Conroe Life Changes.