The Power of Listening
The subconscious hears….
I recently shared a story on my Facebook business page about a client who called for smoking cessation. It’s such a great story, I want to share it with you, too.
We talked for about 20-25 minutes, during which time I found out about him by listening to him and listening about his desire to be a non smoker. I gave him a lot of information about how hypnotherapy can support him in being a non smoker, how our thoughts work with our conscious and unconscious mind, how focusing in on the goal, instead of the absence of the goal is so important…and more.
He set up a session for the following week. I received a call from him the next day wanting to get in right away, if possible, because, he said, he hadn’t smoked a cigarette since we talked and he didn’t know why, but he had no desire to smoke and just wanted to get it all “cemented in” right away.
Well, he came in the next day and I didn’t have much to do, really. He was a fully committed non smoker already, but wanted to “test” and make sure, so we did some work in a formal hypnosis session and then he was set.
Got an email from him a couple of days later saying how great he still was and how happy he felt being a non smoker now.
I love this story, because it shows how powerful our subconscious mind is.
It is listening. It doesn’t analyze….that’s the job of the conscious mind, but it took in what his conscious mind was saying “made sense”. And, it didn’t question it, it just went to work fulfilling on what he “program” he had installed: the new programming of being a non smoker!
This is potent! It should remind us to be vigilant in keeping our thoughts in alignment with our goals. And, it’s not about feeling bad when those thoughts go astray into some dark alley, but simply and consciously, bring them back and point them in the direction you want to go.
Your subconscious is listening and will seek out that which it is imprinted with.
Imprint well and remember: have fun doing it while you watch how your life can be so much easier when you play this game of focusing in on what it is you want.