Spring is a time of renewal, growth, and possibility. As the world around us comes to life again after a wet, rainy, and cold winter, we are reminded that anything is possible. It’s time to shed old habits and beliefs and embrace spring, a new season of positive change. One powerful tool for embracing spring is hypnosis.
The word April comes from the Latin word "aperire," meaning "to open." April is a month of new beginnings and growth. Just as the flowers and trees begin to bloom and grow during this time of year, we too can use this as an opportunity to grow and transform.
Hypnosis is a powerful tool that can help us tap into our subconscious mind, which is responsible for our beliefs, habits, and behaviors. By working in self hypnosis or with a skilled hypnotherapist, you can access the power of your subconscious mind to make positive changes.
How can hypnosis help us spring into positive change during the month of April? Here are some ideas:
Identify and Release Limiting Beliefs
One of the biggest obstacles to positive change is our own limiting beliefs. These are the beliefs that hold us back and keep us stuck in old patterns and habits. They are often deeply ingrained in our subconscious mind and can be hard to identify and overcome.
Hypnosis can help us identify and release these limiting beliefs. By accessing our subconscious mind, we can uncover the root causes of our beliefs and work to replace them with more empowering ones. For example, if you believe that you are not capable of achieving a particular goal, hypnosis can help you uncover the source of this belief and replace it with a more positive and empowering belief.
A couple of years ago a client came to me because she suffered from a constant fear of bumble bees. Whenever she was outside, she was afraid she would be stung. She never had been stung, but she had carried this fear since childhood.
In hypnosis we discovered a forgotten memory that explained the source of her fears. I worked with her to reframe and release that memory. She was able to overcome her irrational fear of bumble bees. Thanks to our work, she is able to enjoy being outdoors now, and can enjoy this spring!
Adopt New Habits and Behaviors
Once we have identified and released our limiting beliefs, we can begin to adopt new habits and behaviors that support our positive change. Hypnosis can help us create new neural pathways in our brain, which can make it easier to adopt new habits and behaviors.
I regularly receive positive feedback from clients and from purchasers of my self-hypnosis recordings that my weight loss hypnosis is very effective. “I have been less inclined to crave sugar,” is something I hear a lot. The average American eats almost double the amount of sugar recommended, so a decrease in sugar cravings is a very good thing.
Overcome Fears and Anxieties
Fears and anxieties can be major obstacles to positive change. They can hold us back and keep us from taking the risks necessary to achieve our goals. Hypnosis can help us overcome these fears and anxieties by accessing our subconscious mind and addressing the root causes of our fears.
A large portion of my hypnosis practice comes to see me for anxiety. For some people this takes the shape of an uncomfortable feeling; for others it can be very debilitating, keeping them stuck at home or unable to do things they really want to do. Some anxieties are general, and others specific, like driving anxiety. If you suffer from anxieties, spring is a wonderful time to piggy-back on the fresh, opening, seasonal energy to address them and move them out of your subconscious.
Increase Motivation and Focus
Finally, hypnosis can help us increase our motivation and focus, which can be essential for achieving our goals. By accessing our subconscious mind, we can tap into our inner motivation and strengthen our focus and determination.
Going into hypnosis is in itself a way of improving and practicing focus skills. Hypnosis can help with many different activities you might want to have more focus on, whether that is studying, exercise or athletics, or deepening of your attention.
In conclusion, the month of April is a time of renewal, growth, and possibility. It is a time when we can shed our old habits and beliefs and embrace a new season of positive change. And hypnosis is a powerful tool that can help us do just that. By identifying and releasing our limiting beliefs, adopting new habits and behaviors, overcoming fears and anxieties, and increasing our motivation and focus, we can make positive changes in our lives and achieve our goals.
If you are interested in using hypnosis to spring into positive change this April, consider working with me. I can help you tap into the power of your subconscious mind and make lasting changes in your life.
Just how much sugar do Americans consume? It’s complicated, Associated Press, 2016.
Hypnosis, Mayo Clinic.