Role of the Subconscious in Health & Healing

23 July 2017
By Jennifer - Bio

Hello all, my name is Jennifer and I work in integrative medicine. I am a certified practitioner & teacher of multiple modalities within the field. This is the first of several entries that I will be contributing to inform, advocate & facilitate true health & healing.

Today I would like to talk about the subconscious & it's crucial role in health and well being. All programming starts when we are still in the womb. Everything that we have been exposed to (every sound that we have heard, energy that we have felt and things we have seen smelled or tasted) starting as a 4 1/2 month old fetus, has been stored in our subconscious. This is where all programs are stored and therefore it is absolutely crucial to integrate it properly, in order to deprogram and reprogram for optimum health (mental & physical). I highly recommend Hypnotherapy for this purpose.

If you just immediately thought of a movie or TV show where someone was hypnotized and doing things that they weren't aware of (like barking like a dog or clucking like a chicken), that is NOT hypnotherapy. I just want to be very clear about that. There is a huge difference between a hypnotherapist and a hypnotist.

What if I told you that you are in various states of hypnosis every single day? All hypnosis, is simply a state somewhere between the awake and sleep state. By the way, sleeping is a form of hypnosis, so is prayer, meditation, and daydreaming. Have you ever been driving/listening to music/daydreaming and just kind of zoned out? The next thing u know you're almost at your destination, but u don't remember taking turns or exits to get there? That was your subconscious taking over, because the program of that drive/route was/is stored there.

A certified hypnotherapist uses guided imagery and carefully chosen language (NLP) to take you through a process much like guided meditation, to help you achieve the goal of your session. You are fully aware of what is taking place and you are in complete control the entire time. If you start daydreaming or not paying attention, it doesn't matter. If you get so relaxed that you fall asleep during the session, it doesn't matter. If you can't sit still and are unable to relax properly, it still doesn't matter.

Why?...because your subconscious is still hearing everything that is being said by the hypnotherapist. Do you know someone who has battled depression or anxiety (for example) & they have been on medication, undergone traditional psychiatry/therapy… and are still struggling with those very issues? That may be because psychiatry and most therapy focuses on the conscious mind. 

Don't get me wrong, that is very helpful in understanding where certain issues came from & it gives better tools for understanding and dealing with things, as well as being able to prescribe medication for legitimate chemical issues. That being said, integrating the subconscious is also quite crucial for true healing to take place.

What can hypnotherapy help with? 

Here's just some of the things:
  • Addiction 
  • Fears/phobias
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Weight Management
  • Confidence
  • Child Birth
  • Anger 
  • Insomnia/sleep disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Pain management 
  • Disease
  • Fertility
  • PTSD
  • Forgiveness
  • Trauma Repair
  • Auto Immune Disorders
  • Grief/Loss
  • Athletic performance/training
  • Focus
  • Memory/retention
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Hypochondria 
  • Smoking Cessation 
  • Dreams/Nightmares
  • Bed Wetting
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Dental work/surgery
  • Stress/Relation 
  • Stuttering
 and many others.

There are a couple of hospitals in Arizona (as well as a hospice) that have hypnotherapists regularly come to the hospital, to work with the doctors & assist the patients battling everything from cancer to pain from surgery, and everything in between.

For example: There are several sober/recovering addicts that may be in pain post surgery, but don't want to take medication for fear of falling back into the addiction cycle. Hypnotherapy is very helpful for pain management in those cases (just one of many examples).

As we deepen & expand our knowledge of integrative medicine, we all move towards greater health and happiness as a society. As society becomes more aware of the benefits of integrative medicine, hopefully more hospitals will follow this example.

If you are looking to add hypnotherapy into your health program, please make sure that you seek out a certified hypnotherapist (not hypnotist). Depending on the degree of urgency and severity of your issue, you may also want to look for a Clinical Hypnotherapist. I hope this information has been helpful. Please share with your loved ones & thank you for reading.

Jennifer is an Integrative medicine specialist: Hypnotherapy/Guided Imagery services & Aligned Essence training (energy/Reiki). Her practice has been developed in Arizona.


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