When you say you can’t do something, so often you mean: “I can’t or don’t know how to do it consciously…”
If I tell you to slow your blood flow from an open wound you might tell me you can’t. But which is the “you” that can’t?
The conscious mind certainly doesn’t know how to lower blood pressure but the unconscious mind does.
Likewise, telling you to switch off pain is a conscious request for the conscious mind but it’s not that part of the mind that knows how to evaporate pain.
I have been driving for many years but if you were to ask me to consciously describe everything I do when I drive I’m not sure I can – or not easily. This is because the part of me that drives isn’t the conscious part – driving has now become “second nature.”
People often don’t know how they do things because it’s not the conscious part that is expert in the doing of it. There’s a part of you that is so capable and wise and able, and knows more than you think you know.
Hypnosis enables you to access that capable, wise and able part of your mind in order to make the changes you want in your life.
When I’m working with someone I might suggest that there is a part of you that knows how to relax deeply, a “part that knows how to make these changes” and I am not so much going to be talking to your conscious mind but to the part that can really change.
Hypnosis can reach those parts of you that other therapies may not reach.