It’s interesting how impatient when we are working on changing ourselves. As we have gotten older, we seem to have adopted the belief that things should change overnight. We seem to have forgotten that it took us many weeks and months to learn the basics both when we were young and as we were growing up and going to school. Modern society reinforces this with the “instant on” culture. My children text me and expect an answer right away!
We start on a journey of personal change and expect the change to embedded straight away and seem to get annoyed or frustrated when it isn’t – or claim that it isn’t working… 😦 We are forever in a hurry. It’s a bit like young children starting out on a journey and expecting to be there 5 minutes from home 🙂 “Are we there yet?” We want to reach the destination – whatever that may be, right now!
The quote: “Patience Grasshopper” (from the TV series Kung Fu) springs to mind.
The study of the brain has identified that creating new neural links can happen quickly. The trick is to strengthen them! How do you strengthen new neural links. You keep repeating the new pattern you are learning.
As we continue repeating the new patterns we want to learn, we strengthen the new connections and pathways. And when we stop performing the old habits and patterns, the old pathways weaken and eventually wither.
So how does this apply to personal change and hypnosis? Quite a lot really. Remember back to the Huna precept – “Energy Flows Where Attention Goes”? Well this builds on the same idea. The more we focus on the new behaviour, thoughts etc, the more the energy in the mind starts working for us! 🙂
Hypnosis helps to install a new pattern in the mind (using the right scripts). By repeatedly listening to the hypnosis session, we continue to strengthen the new patterns. Simple really!
Until next time..