Hypnosis and Habits

Habit is defined as a regular tendency or practice, esp. one that is hard to give up. 

Good habits are wonderful. Thank god people brush their teeth twice a day. Bad habits are usually not so appealing, even to those with the habit. Why do we continuously do something that we do not want to do? Unwanted habits are an indication that your subconscious mind and your conscious mind are at odds. Your conscious mind wants to eat healthy, stop smoking, or stop biting those darn nails, but for some reason your subconscious is holding on to these potentially dangerous habits. WHY?????

Our conscious and subconscious minds are different. They play by different rules. At the same time they have to work together to get things done. Your conscious mind is the logical one, it takes a problem analyzes and solves it with reason. Your subconscious mind only associates and reacts, for example it will think turtle=slow, sky=blue, smoking=stress relief. There is no logic behind your subconscious just reaction it learns through repetition and emotion. Your subconscious mind processes 400 million bits of information per second and your conscious process only 40 million. So when your conscious mind thinks I do not need that cookie, and your subconscious thinks cookies equal comfort I neeeeed that cookie, which side do you think is going to win? There you have it, a bad habit created, all because your subconscious mind associated a cookie incorrectly.

     How do we stop our subconscious from unwanted associations? First you have to figure out your associations. It is not the same for everyone. We are all different, we have all grown up in different homes, with different families, different experiences, and different emotions. We use repetition and emotion, the way the association was made, to correct imbalance. After imbalance is corrected the cookie will become exactly what it is to both the conscious and subconscious mind. It will be a sugary desert, no longer emotional fulfillment. With both your minds working together you will no longer struggle with your bad habit.


Thanks for stopping by! As always I invite you to contact me with any questions about hypnosis, emotions, or your subconscious mind. 

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