Silencing the Ego so you can access your Wiser Mind.
Guided Meditation and Hypnosis are very similar concepts and have similar results. Both of these techniques are designed to help you calm down your conscious mind (where your Ego spends a lot of time talking to you) and access your Higher Mind. Because these techniques both put you in a deep state of relaxation, you are also able to re condition the subconscious mind more easily. This is why positive changes can happen more quickly, and with much more ease and less effort.
Guided Meditation: Also referred to as Guided Visualization, this is a narrative that leads you through a relaxation process and then creates a specific vision for you to imagine. It might involve asking you to imagine something you want to create, giving you time to visualize this is your imagination encouraging you with questions or descriptions to help you visualize the scene. It is a process for focusing the mind on a particular vision and assisting you in the creation and playing out of that vision in your mind. Because you are deeply relaxed, you are more open to accepting this vision into your subconscious. Many times, from this relaxed place, you are better able to access the positive and affirming messages your Authentic Spirit is wanting to relay to you.
Hypnosis or Self-Hypnosis: Wendy refers to all hypnosis as self-hypnosis because it requires your acceptance in order to be possible. Unlike popular myth, it is not a magical state of unconsciousness. It is simply a deep state of relaxation where specific suggestions are give in a more directed way than in the guided meditation. You are fully conscious yet feeling quite relaxed. These affirmations are always given with your permission and in order for them to be effective, you must be willing for them to take place. No one can make you do anything you don’t want to do.
Benefits of Guided Meditation and Hypnosis:
- Improve performance and accelerate learning
- Overcome fears and anxiety
- Reduce stress and improve ability to relax
- Increase self esteem
- Change old limited belief systems
- Increase desired habits
- Decrease undesirable habits
- Make change more permanent and and easier
- Reduce pain symptoms
- Create more optimism
Wendy’s unique Your Inspired Life System and Hypnosis
Although many hypnosis programs are based around a generic script, Wendy creates for you your own personalized hypnosis script based on our EFT and/or visioning work which includes relaxation and deep breathing as well as positive affirmations and visioning using your own descriptions and exact phrases of what you want to change. This is powerful because our subconscious brain needs to BELIEVE what it hears in order to actually accept it and create new and positive pathways to change. The repetition of these positive and personal affirmations and images integrate into the subconscious as a habit and make change easier and more effortless.
What if I can’t be hypnotized?
Most people feel like they can’t be hypnotized. But the truth is, anyone with a normal intelligence and above can be hypnotized. You only need an imagination, an ability to concentrate, to follow instructions, and willingness. The more you practice it, the easier it is to relax, to trust, and to allow the suggestions to enter your subconscious mind. Being fearful or guarded will create a resistance on your part and will make the experience less effective.
Will I be in control?
As stated above, you are always conscious, aware, and in control of what you choose to go along with.
What if I get stuck and can’t come out?
Hypnosis is not a mystical state. It is a natural state that we live in much of the time. Whenever we are relaxed, such as watching TV or daydreaming, we are in that state. When we go into autopilot while doing something we do all the time—like driving we are in a light hypnotic state. Have you ever driven home from work and not remembered the trip? You cannot get stuck—you will simply either come out of the relaxed state or you will fall asleep—always your choice.
Will I feel hypnotized?
You will feel extremely relaxed. The less resistance or fear you have, the easier and faster you will relax.
How does it create change faster?
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By quieting the mind and slowing down your brain waves, you are allowing yourself to access your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind controls most of what we do, about 90% of the time. Real change takes place when we can consciously change some of our automatic responses. We are simply changing our “software program” by upgrading it to the more desirable results instead of the old automatic responses we learned that no longer serve us. For example, we may have an old tape that says, “When I’m stressed, eating high fat foods makes me feel better.” This is an automatic response that we learned a long time ago. By affirming a suggestion in a relaxed state to, “When I am stressed, I choose to exercise…or deep breathe…or meditate to feel better,” we are giving our subconscious a new path to walk down. This makes it less about using will power and more about effortlessly following what we choose to believe.