3 Reasons Your Future Self Wants You to Get Hypnotized ASAP
You have all the answers to your problems.
Take those 10 pounds you’ve been trying to lose for the longest time. It’s easy to fix: Eat less and exercise more.
You knew that, right?
Do you want to be healthy? Of course, you do.
Do you want to look great? Absolutely.
So then why are you eating that jelly doughnut? Why are you using your treadmill as a clothes hanger? Why do you start the day with the best of intentions and get derailed by lunchtime?
Why are you stuck in a cycle of failure, not just for weight loss, but for any long term goal?
You’re not alone, of course, but that doesn’t make it less frustrating.
So let me ask you, what if you could change all that?
What if there were one simple tool to get unstuck and achieve your dreams?
Lose weight… Get a better job… Overcome anxiety…
There’s no end to the possibilities.
That tool is hypnosis.
Not convinced? Here are three reasons hypnosis can help you create the future you desire.
Reason #1: Changes Happen in Your Brain During Hypnosis that Make Your Subconscious “Reprogrammable”
Remember when you went to the doctor for your annual physical?
She recommended losing weight. She described healthy eating plans. She gave you helpful pamphlets. (Don’t you love those?)
And, immediately, you started coming up with objections:
“I’ll be too hungry.”
“I don’t like those foods.”
“It’s never worked for me before.”
Bam! You shot it out of the water before you could even get started. But guess what? Hypnosis can change all that.
That resistance wasn’t a conscious decision; it was a pre-programmed, reflexive reaction. In Part 3, we’ll dive deep into the hows and whys of our pre-programmed actions, but for now it’s enough to recognize that we have them. Even more important is to recognize that if we’re serious about making lifestyle changes, we need to reprogram the scripts in our brains.
The problem is, though, that your brain doesn’t want to be reprogrammed. It’s happy and comfortable the way it is. As a matter of fact, it has all sorts of defense mechanisms to guard against change.
But not when you’re in a hypnotic state.
Recently, a study at Stanford University measured people’s brain activity while they were hypnotized. Guess what? They found some amazing results:
- Peripheral awareness decreases. That means you stop analyzing what’s going on around you.
- Internal focus increases. Your brain creates a brain-body connection that focuses you on the hypnotic suggestions.
- You become less analytical. Since you’re not constantly analyzing outside stimuli, you’re more relaxed and more able to accept hypnotic suggestions to make changes.
In simple terms, that means you’ll be focused on your inner self instead of your phone, your friend, or what’s going on outside the window. Plus, you’ll be more open to suggestions. So instead of getting stuck arguing that you can’t do it, you look inside yourself and visualize yourself progressing and succeeding.
You’ll see yourself confidently acing your job interview.
You’ll picture yourself checking off your to-do list instead of procrastinating.
You’ll visualize yourself at the gym.
Hypnosis even changes the frequency of your brainwaves to the Theta frequency. That’s the brainwave range that helps your body self-heal and increases suggestibility. It’s an opening to the reprogramming you’re looking for.
You can already see how powerful that can be, but that’s just the first reason.
Reason #2: You Become More Connected to Your Future Self
Your future self is a pretty smart guy or gal. Not just smart, but creative, ambitious, talented, and a real go-getter.
At least, that’s what you seem to think because that’s usually your rationale for making bad decisions now:
“I’ll eat this cupcake now because I’ll lose weight later.”
“I can waste my night on Facebook and take care of my taxes next weekend.”
We think of our future selves as different people. That’s why we’re willing to create problems and messes that our future selves will have to clean up.
Author Steven Kotler describes two types of people:
- Present Hedonists live in the now. They tend to make choices that offer immediate gratification, and they are less likely to consider the consequences.
- Future Orienters, on the other hand, can delay gratification to achieve long term goals. That means passing on dessert, shutting off Facebook notifications and not procrastinating.
A 2018 study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that subjects who identified with and felt connected to their future selves were healthier and exercised more.
So, here’s the million dollar question: How can you become more future oriented? How can you identify with your “future self” to make better choices?
Look no further than the title of this blog: Your future self wants you to get hypnotized.
Why? Because the way to become more future-oriented is to very vividly visualize what you will be like in the future, as well as the steps you will take to get there. And because of the hypnotic brain alterations that we learned about, those visualizations are stronger and more meaningful than visualizing the future when not in a trance.
See, your future self really does know what it’s talking about.
But there’s more.
Reason #3: 95% of Behavior Is the Result of Subconscious Thoughts
Imagine you’re standing near the coffee station at work. You see the muffins on the counter, but you started a new diet today. It’s not even a question — those muffins are off limits.
But then why is your hand reaching out for a muffin almost on its own? Before you know it, that muffin is history and so is your new diet.
How could that happen when you were so motivated and committed just this morning?
The answer lies in our subconscious minds.
Think about this: Studies show that our subconscious brains start getting ready to act about a third of a second before our conscious minds decide to act.
Our subconscious mind is in control way more often than we like to think. Scientists estimate that over 95% of our decisions are made that way.
And while our conscious mind may be mulling over the facts to make a rational decision, the subconscious mind doesn’t bother with that. Our subconscious minds make quick decisions because they’re running on a pre-programmed script. That script contains all of our beliefs that we’ve accumulated since childhood.
They may be good beliefs like:
“I’m good at math.”
“My jokes are funny.”
Or they may be limiting beliefs like:
“My diets never work.”
“When I’m bored/sad/anxious, eating chips makes me feel better.”
Our subconscious mind considers these beliefs immutable facts. It uses them to create psychological rules that dictate how you act:
“I might as well break my diet because there’s no hope anyway.”
“I deserve a cheat night.”
Basically, the depressing news is that we go about our lives running on autopilot.
That means that to make lasting changes in our behavior, we have to make lasting changes in our limiting beliefs. We have to create a new autopilot program.
Hypnosis can do that. Usually, our brains are resistant to change. After all, our belief system gives us a sense of security to help us make sense of the world. We don’t want to give that up.
But remember, hypnosis opens us up to new possibilities. It changes our brains. It helps us visualize a better future. It makes us receptive to a new, improved autopilot script.
Can that overcome years and years of bad habits and poor programming? Amazingly, yes!
Dr. Bruce Lipton of Stanford University found that new beliefs can actually change your brain structure by creating new neural pathways.
Pretty cool, huh?
The best part is that SuccessMinds audios did all the research for you. We developed the most effective scripts possible, helping you replace your old, limiting beliefs with new empowering ones.
And remember the Theta frequency that helps increase suggestibility? Our audios also include the Hypnotic Booster™ background sound, Theta frequency binaural beats. It makes it easier to enter a deep hypnotic state to achieve faster, more long-lasting results.
Curious if hypnosis could help you lose weight?
Take our hypnotizability test and find out!