I’m going to try hypnosis.
I found this app on my iPhone (yes…there’s an app for that). It’s called Free Hypnosis by Joseph Clough Medical. There is a whole section of free hypnosis recordings covering basic things like deep relaxation and getting focused. Also, there is a section where you can purchase ($2.99 each) hypnosis recordings designed specifically for things like weight loss, quitting smoking etc.
I think it is slightly ironic that his icon says “JC”….as in Jesus Christ. No, I’m not saying he is claiming to be Jesus. HOWEVER I did feel slightly skeptical about this because of what it might say about me spiritually. Why am I not at peace? I am not, by any means, attempting to replace the peace that I get from having a relationship with God. And I know that there is nothing he cannot do. I would just like to see how this works.
First, I decided to look up some facts. Know what I am getting into. How to do it effectively.
Turns out “zoning out” can be considered a state of hypnosis. Being “hypnotized” simply means that all of your senses are alert and awake while you are in a hypnotic state.
Also, the subconscious mind makes up about 90% of your total mind power. It’s funny to think that the thoughts you are actively thinking may or may not be what you’re actually thinking? I think the same goes with communication. The majority of how we communicate comes from our body language.
Hypnotherapy entails the use of trance and suggestion to adjust habits of thought, feeling and behavior. So basically, you’re allowing your subconscious mind to be given suggestions that will help that 90% mind power use its power wisely. So instead of 90% of your brain saying “HEY give me a cigarette!!” it could be saying “You should totally go workout!” How awesome would that be?!
So, probably starting tonight or tomorrow I’m going to begin my journey through the (free) hypnosis recordings and observe. This should be a fun little experiment!