It's that time of year again! Party season, far too much eating and drinking in the last couple of weeks of December, then the big night out to see in the New Year... by which time you feel like you need a holiday to get over the Christmas holiday!
Then come the New Year Resolutions. I'm stopping smoking. I'm doing Dry January! I'm swearing off chocolate, joining the gym again, losing weight for the summer, dropping two dress sizes.
All good intentions, good plans. But I think most people would agree: very difficult to actually achieve or stick to, and do you know why?
Nobody told the Subconscious mind. Do you know how SUCCESSFUL all those people would be if only someone had?
If you want to change anything about the body, someone had better use hypnosis to tell the Subconscious mind. If you want to change a habit, or get rid of the compulsive urge to buy chocolate, or reach for a drink or a cigarette... a hypnotherapist had better tell your Subconscious mind, or else Dry January will become Relapse January round about the second weekend in, and the cigs would probably be back even before that.
But why? Well it is NOT because you "lack willpower", even if you always thought that it was! It is simply because the part of the brain that directs routine behaviour, cravings and appetites, and controls the body, has no idea that you want to change any of those things, so it tries to direct the usual behaviour instead, and all you have to throw at that is willpower: the conscious effort to force a change upon an unsuspecting Subconscious mind.
That doesn't work for the simple reason that the Subconscious is more powerful then the conscious mind.
Hypnotherapy is really just a message to the almighty Subconscious mind. Please shut down the smoking habit, cocaine habit, the impulse to eat chocolate or whatever, and the good news is, if we ask nicely, it will.
So if you would like your New Year Resolutions to actually lead to a New You - and without the need for willpower! - why not call now on 0161-474-8120 (Office Hours), or call/text any time, any day on 07748 838 644. Because then it really will be a Happy New Year!
Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy and has been helping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside to achieve their self-improvement goals since August 2000.