You have likely heard the expression “You have to see it to believe it”. In many instances that statement is true, however… when it comes to transforming your life or parts of your life, what you see is only one piece of the puzzle and is not likely enough for you to make a change.
Real Change Happens in Your Senses
Real change happens in all your senses. In most cases it happens in what you see, hear, and feel and not just in what you see when you are visualizing what you want. Let us explore this idea further.
Let’s say you can picture yourself doing a fantastic job delivering a compelling presentation to your co-workers but, you are afraid of public speaking. Although you can picture it in your mind, the thought of doing it causes your heart to race, your palms to sweat, you can feel butterflies in your stomach, and you are talking in your head about the fear you feel. Clearly in this case seeing it is not enough to believe it. This is where the rest of your senses come in to play.
If you can really imagine feeling calm and relaxed in your body and your mind is calm and quiet then that is a very different experience from having your heart race, your palms sweat, butterflies in your stomach and that negative voice in your head.
Change Your Perception
So… the question is, how do you go from simply being able to see yourself succeed to believing it is possible to succeed? This is where the use of hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming (NLP) come into play. Using these tools and techniques you can change your perception and how you experience the event in your imagination in all of your senses (particularly sight, sound and feeling) and once you can imagine it then you are on your way to making it different in real life. For the purposes of this discussion, we are using fear of public speaking as an example since it is more obvious to illustrate. That said, this is true for weight loss, smoking cessation or any change you want to make in your life. If you do not believe it to be possible then for you, it will not be possible. What you believe is true for you is true for you. You might have heard of the term self-fulfilling prophecy which is based on what you believe to be true. Your conscious and unconscious mind will find ways to make what you believe to be true even if it is getting in the way of your success.
So, back to the idea that “seeing is believing”, when it comes to transformational change, seeing, hearing and feeling along with a few other shifts, leads to believing!
Take the First Step
If you are struggling with making a change in your life and want to learn how to use hypnosis and NLP to achieve your success, then give us a call. Call 604-394-2094 to book your free hypnosis screening. Find out if hypnosis is right for you. Take the first step in achieving your success!