“Can hypnosis help change a habit? Absolutely! Hypnosis is fantastic for breaking habits because we don’t ‘see’ the world around us; we ‘think’ it. So when we view the world, we’re influenced by our own thought processes. So rather than be dependent on pills, medicines, lotions and potions, if we can control our own thought processes we can control our behaviors and habits. That, to me, is one of the greatest benefits of hypnosis.
If someone has a lot of negative self-talk, hypnotherapy can dramatically improve their life. A lot of people look at themselves in the mirror and say, “God, I hate myself.” It’s extremely sad, but a lot of people do that. They wake up and have a negative outlook on themselves; it’s a dark feeling that, somewhere along the way, they learned and perfected. On the opposite side of the spectrum, having a positive outlook about yourself allows everything in your life to fall into place in a healthy manner. This is why so many successful people maintain a positive attitude because they know, the moment they slip into negative thinking, everything falls apart.
So when people think that the world is falling apart around them, it can all come back into place with that self-belief and positive thought. Athletes calls it, “Positive Mental Attitude.” You can’t go out and buy that in the store. You can’t get it off the shelf or from a doctor. You get it through your own mind.
This is how hypnotherapists help individuals change bad habits. Simply put, we replace the negative feelings, beliefs and routines with positive ones.”
Click on the YouTube link above to watch the full discussion on this issue with Marie Claire magazine.