Have you ever dreamed of a magical stick that can transform any aspect of your life you want?
During my time with Command Z, I’ve seen many people fully desiring to change some aspects of their lives. They have compelling reasons to want it, and they’re ready to make it happen.
Although sometimes, no matter how much commitment they have, how many different methods they’ve tried, the obstacle seems to be stuck in your way, and it brings a lot of frustration until they feel hopeless and unable to transform.
It’s true that changing habits, thoughts, and behaviors, is one of the most challenging journeys we can maunder into.
Motivation and desire are fundamental, but aren’t always enough to make changes last. Why is that?
To answer this from a physical perspective, we need to be familiar with the ways our brain works. Our senses interact with the world and through our brains we process this information and create mental routes to navigate in the world.
Every day we interact with many people, places, information, etc. If we had to consciously process all the information we’re exposed to during a full day, we wouldn’t be able to focus on what’s really important to us, and we’d feel overwhelmed and unable to respond in almost all situations.
Because of that, our brains had to developed a critical filter for incoming stimulus. So the sensations we feel don’t stay “pure.” Instead, they’re transformed by the critical mind into an idea or belief based on past learnings.
Making decisions based on associations made in the past–and determining which information is relevant and which isn’t–turns into a pretty efficient way to navigate in the world, without having to make the same mistake over and over again.
We aren’t machines, and we tend to evaluate based more on our emotions than the facts we have in front of us. There are conflicted messages in our unconscious as a result. Associations remain that don’t serve us anymore, but we aren’t able to transform easily due to the strength they have acquired through repetition.
The unconscious works based on the Pain/Pleasure Principle, which means that it doesn’t recognize information in terms of our likes or dislikes, nor in terms of good and bad, but in terms of knowns and unknowns.
Imagine that you want to quit smoking, and even though you desire to quit because you think it has negative consequences for your health and other issues, you find it really hard to stop.
This is because your unconscious has associated smoking over and over with other parts of your life until the point that now smoking is familiar or known for your unconscious.
In order to make changes in your brain, it isn’t about taking something out and replacing it with this new thing. It’s about adding new information and reinforcing it until it turns in the new known for the unconscious.
If you do this on your own, it can take a long time, and the chances are high you’ll go back to your old ways.
So why aren’t good intentions enough to change?
Because any new information that passes to the unconscious is first filtered by the critical mind, which many times doesn’t have an accurate judgement due to old programming.
The good news is that there are ways to facilitate the creation of new knowns in the unconscious. Radical Undoing is one of the options, and it’s extremely potent because it works directly with your body, resolving the obstacle of your critical mind.
Another really powerful method is hypnosis. And before you start thinking of the lame shows or movies you’ve seen where someone is being “idiotized” rather than hypnotized, let me tell you a little bit more.
Hypnosis has been around for a long time in the history of humanity for different purposes; entertaining, healing, self-control, and a lot more.
There are many myths about hypnosis; it controls people’s minds, hypnotherapists are psychics or frauds, you can lose yourself, there’s no such a thing as hypnosis and so on.
Depending on your own experience (or lack thereof) with hypnosis, your ideas about what it is might change by experiencing it in a whole new way.
But do you really know what hypnosis is about?
The answer is pretty simple: Hypnosis is a hyper-suggestible state, which means that in the hypnotic state, your brain learns more easily, and it’s able to accept suggestions without resistance, in order to create new habits, and ways of perceiving yourself and reality.
It is not about being unconscious or asleep, in the mercy of whatever the hypnotherapist wants to do with you.
During hypnosis you remain totally aware of what’s going on around you, and you can’t be persuade or manipulated to do something you really don’t want to do.
Hypnosis creates a state where your critical mind stops filtering content so the message will be deliver straight to the unconscious and it will be associated with other contents, having a lot more chances to stay and get solid with time.
I’ve experienced hypnosis and I’m very impressed with the results, I’ve also seen clients have amazing experiences with it. So in order to share the wealth, here’s what a long-term client said recently:
“The value of dream-work sessions: you’re paying for incredible customer service and for the tools and techniques to interpret your dreams meaningfully.
Anyone enjoying book clubs or nostalgic about their university’s literary-interpretation classes will love working to understand their dreams. Your unconscious speaks in the register of the dramatic, blending symbolic with literal, while your conscious mind seeks out meaning. The magic happens when the minds reach an interpretation and shake on it. While groping for meaning, you instantly sense whether your interpretation is accurate or inaccurate. Unpacking your unconscious’s signal yields a conscious message ringing true to your experience. After all, the dreams come from your head.
Now, imagine the aforementioned process performed along with a passionate individual, meticulous note-taker and no stranger to time-and-a-half. The resulting amalgam is a repeatable, measureable process no mere hedonist or pretender can stand. The heavy lifting lies squarely on your shoulders. However, the benefits reap you honest feedback from your CNS, visceral passion and a clear understanding of where to begin making change. Anyone serious about understanding their conscious life needs to look into their unconscious one as well.”
-Bill Callis, NJ, US
Personal change is more a transformation than a change in the long run. It’s a very dynamic and organic process, and one that no one else can experience for you.
And, through the body and the right tools, it’s possible to access and transform you old navigation routes into something new, different, and more adventurous.
You can truly reinvent reality and yourself anytime you want.
Reclaim your life,
To go deeper with these techniques, join us for the Hypnosis, Undoing, and Dreams workshop on Saturday October 16 at 10am Pacific Time.
If you’d like to work personally with Garrett on sessions, click here to get started.