For many people, the word trance is negatively associated with a state of mind where someone doesn’t have a lot of control. In fact, the word is used to describe a type of music that has been known to induce certain emotional feelings and highs to its listeners. Trance, however, can also refer to a state of being where one is aligned with their unconscious. It is a state that promotes ultimate health and well being and is achieved through practices like meditation and self hypnosis.
In this recent Waterford Today interview with Trevor Eivers, the difference between a person’s conscious and subconscious (also referred to as the unconscious) mind is explained. The post explores how self hypnosis can be used to help a person to change negative behaviors.
So how does it work? There are two parts to the mind – the conscious mind and subconscious mind. The conscious mind is that analytical part of the mind we use to make decisions with – for example to stop smoking. The subconscious part of the mind is the storehouse of all our memories and experiences we have had throughout our lives. It is the source of ‘negative patterns’ of learned behaviours that can develop over time and result in for example the smoking habit. Hypnosis deals with the subconscious mind directly and through the power of positive suggestion breaks these negative patterns of behaviours by re-educating that part of the mind with new learned behaviours.
Read more from Eivers here on the practical application of self hypnosis.