Last night in my Hypno~Coaching for Weight Release class we talked about the trance state we enter in hypnosis and the fact that we are naturally in and out of trance all day long. When we shower, drive to work, attend a training class, work on the computer, watch TV and so many other activities we are in a trance. That’s how our brain works. If you’ve noticed, it’s often during these “trances” that we solve problems, get great ideas and grain greater understanding through replaying events. In hypnosis we use this trance state, because our minds are very receptive. Just think what we could accomplish if our mind wasn’t infused with limiting beliefs about our abilities…
Media and advertising companies know how our brains work too. That’s why we look at a thin, beautiful or handsome model in a magazine or TV and feel bad about ourselves. We are being hypnotized into believing we are not good enough if we don’t look like that. Or we find ourselves automatically buying unhealthy fast foods or searching for the “right medication” to cure our ailments. While we are in a trance watching TV we are being told what’s right, wrong and the way to live and be in the world.
Isn’t it time to take our lives back? Turn the commercials off, stop buying the magazines that make you feel bad, or realize it for what it is. That perhaps it is more about them making big bucks than it is your well-being.
Set your own standard. Learn more about yourself. What is right for you? What code do you want to live by? And after all, when it comes right down to it, what’s most important is how we feel about ourselves isn’t it? Creating, cultivating and nurturing healthy and positive feelings about ourselves builds a strong foundation to weather the daily storms attacking our self-worth.