“In a hypnotherapy session, we create a bridge between the conscious and subconscious to facilitate the creation of new, positive programs by relaxing the rational, logical mind so that positive, creative suggestions can be communicated to the subconscious mind. The client is always in control of whether they take the suggestions, and it is up to the client’s mind to actually create the programs. Bridgenosis hypnotherapy is relaxing, empowering, and surprisingly simple.”
In simplistic terms, we can think of the mind as having two parts: the logical, analytical thinking part and the creative, abstract, intuitive part.
The logical part is often referred to as the conscious mind because it is the part that we use most outwardly in conversation. It is the rational “thinking” part of the brain. Hence, we are most consciously aware of it.
The creative part is often referred to as the subconscious or unconscious mind because people tend to be less aware of how their minds operate in the abstract. It includes one’s intuition, or wisdom-it knows, rather than thinks. It also houses the habits, beliefs, and knowledge absorbed by the person. Although the mind-body connection is becoming more widely recognized in our society, people typically do not talk about this part of the mind and often do not consciously tap into it.
The subconscious mind controls our health and contains our habits, beliefs, emotions, experiences, and protective mechanisms. It makes associations and creates programs to help us survive and achieve goals. It takes everything literally, much like a small child does, rather than thinking. Also, like a child, it does not understand the words “no, not, never etc.” Indeed, it writes the negative out of any communication and sees it only as a positive. It responds to whatever we are focusing upon.
The subconscious mind is constantly making associations that serve a certain purpose in the moment, but the rules and associations can be over-generalized or become outdated. Therefore, it is important to become aware of these associations and teach the subconscious mind new associations that are more beneficial.
Also, people do not fully develop the conscious, discerning part of the mind until around age 10-12. Therefore, many of our beliefs and programs are created during early childhood without discernment, they typically involve beliefs about one’s self (“self limiting beliefs”), and they exist until new programming is communicated to the subconscious mind. Most of us are unaware of what programs exist in our subconscious until difficult situations force them to surface. This is because the creative mind has an auto-pilot mechanism, which allows us to operate many programs without requiring intentional focus or conscious awareness.
It is common for people to initially view circumstances that seem to be obstacles, conflicts, or problems as burdensome because they are unwanted. However, by relaxing and setting aside our initial resistant views, for a moment, and observing these obstacles objectively, we can easily see that they actually contain creative solutions because they shine light on these outdated programs, providing the opportunity to revise them. The Bridgenosis® process facilitates this and allows for opportunities to reach greater goals than originally expected.
During the relaxation, suggestions are given to resolve the conflict by asking the subconscious mind to replace the old programs with ones that achieve the intended goals. Self-limiting beliefs are addressed and resolved.
In a hypnotherapy session, we create a bridge between the conscious and subconscious to facilitate the creation of new, positive programs by relaxing the conscious mind so that positive, creative suggestions can be communicated to the subconscious mind. The client is always in control of whether they take the suggestions, and it is up to the client’s mind to actually create the programs. Bridgenosis hypnotherapy is relaxing, empowering, and surprisingly simple.