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Why?…Why Not?!

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The moment that you wake up in the morning the WHYs start flowing. “Why do I have to get up?” ”Why, do I have to go to a job I hate?”…  “Why can’t I stay home with the kids?”,” or hang out with the grandkids?” Why, Why, Why

So often it is easy to get locked into the negative aspect of WHY. It feels like a noose around our neck.  But let’s look at WHY from a different perspective. You’re WHY is often equal to your level of motivation.  For example,  you go to a job you hate so you can provide for your loved ones.  It’s fair to say that our WHY is equal our REASON.

Our reason or motivation is key. Without motivation we become stagnant, and we fail to progress. The changes we need to make in order for our lives to be happy can seem difficult, but to regain motivation it is important to reassess your WHY. 

Suppose you are a smoker who would like to stop smoking. You must ask yourself WHY you want to quit. What are your reasons?  Is the WHY big enough in your mind to provide the required motivation?  You must figure out WHY quitting is important to you. Is it for health reasons? Perhaps it is for financial reasons?  Maybe you want to be around to see your kids grow up? Only you know your reason WHY.

When you developed a big enough WHY you will also have sufficient motivation to be successful. Whether it is smoking cessation or a different change you wish to make in your life.

The general rule of change is that you must continue a new habit for 21 days. After 21 days the new habit will be easy and natural. However, through the use of hypnosis it is possible to achieve instantaneous change. You must still be highly motivated, but you will not have to “tough-out” the change for 21 days. 

As you begin to see and feel the success of making changes in your life, you will begin to think, “WHY NOT?” When it comes to making more positive changes.

And as your self-confidence increases the possibilities for change become endless.

Freedom To and Freedom From

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We all have freedoms in our lives. We have the freedom to choose for ourselves many different things. Who we will marry, where we will live, what job we will work at, whether we will go to college, what clothes we wear, how we will style our hair, or whether or not we will grow a beard. Some choices seem to have no lasting effect while others have deep long lasting consequences.

There are things that are within your control like whether or not you will smoke that first cigarette, or eat that extra piece of cheesecake. We have the freedom to make those choices. What we don’t have is the freedom “from” the consequences of our choices. Even with the puff of that first cigarette we damage our lungs and, if you keep choosing to smoke, we may become addicted to smoking causing us to lose our freedom from this habit. The same goes with any choice we make. We have freedom to eat the cheesecake, but not freedom from the weight we will gain by doing so.

Once our freedoms “to” become freedoms “from” what can we do? Is it possible to unchain ourselves from some the consequences of our actions? The answer is Yes! We can break the chains we have forged link by link in our lives. We can gain freedom “from”  Smoking, pornography, anger, jealousy, obesity, etc. Through the use of Hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro-linguistic programing), CBT (Cognitive Brain Therapy) and the relatively new science of Neuroplasticity and pattern interrupts, (just to name a few) this becomes possible.

These treatments work by unlocking the power of our subconscious mind. The subconscious is 95 percent more powerful than the conscious mind, and it processes differently than the conscious mind. Our brains are like computers. The habits which we have formed which take away our freedom or like little viruses. Hypnotherapy is a delivery system for the anti-virus. Without a mode of delivery for the Anti-virus, or an effective way of penetrating the computer it would be useless. Imagine giving an injection without a needle. If not impossible it would be difficult at best.

Imagine no more cigarettes, no more self-disgust when you are walking past a mirror or a store front because of your weight. Imagine healthy relationships where you are in control of your emotions and behaviors. The choice to restore your freedom is yours. The opportunity is there if you exercise your freedom “to” use it.