Studies say that the average person has upwards of 60,000 thoughts per day. Now, that's a lot of thoughts, and when we approach the idea of learning to control our thoughts and change our lives beginning with the way we think, this sounds like a daunting and even impossible task.
But as a certified hypnotist, I know that most of these 60,000 thoughts, for the average person, is composed of mostly the same thoughts over and over again. In fact, most of us will experience the natural phenomenon of negative thought loops.
Thought loops are repetitive thoughts that tend to circle around back to the beginning issue without anything getting better or improving.
Because it is the thoughts that we think the most that create are everyday emotional states, and because our everyday emotional states then go on to create our habits and most repeated behavior - which then go on to create the results in our life - you can see how negative looping thoughts are not just unpleasant, but also can have negative and unwanted effects in our life.
So how to stop this?
First of all, it is important to become aware of when it is happening. You may know already that you have certain negative, looping thoughts around a certain topic. If you are not aware, the first thing to do is to ask yourself and what area of your life are you most satisfied. There very often is a negative, looping thought pattern that is either causing or contributing to the results in this area.
Second, practice mindfulness or awareness to really see what it is that you are thinking most often and even saying to yourself about this part of your life. So often, it will come down to variations of things such as:
"The world is unfair and I can't get what I want, so I might as well not even try."
"I'm broken / different than other people, so I can't be happy."
"I'm not good/talented/worthy enough to get what I want, so I can't be happy."
"The world is dangerous and I'm not safe here, so there's no way I can be happy" etc.
It then becomes important to change the words to change the instruction. One of your minds main jobs is to give you what you want. And so often with negative looping thoughts, we are actually giving instruction of what we don't want.
One way to really see what we're talking about here and to see how this can be changed is to take a look at your life and look for what IS working. What IS working and going right for you right now? And most importantly, how does this contradict the voice of the negative, looping thought?
For example, If you have looping thoughts about how you're going to be alone and no one loves or likes you, where is your life going well and what do you see in your life that contradicts this? The thing about your mind is that it's number one job is to keep you safe. In doing that job it looks for threat in EVERYTHING. This creates a bias towards negative and frightening "evidence." That's right. Your mind will actually make the negative unwanted things in your life seem bigger and more real than the positive things that you actually want.
It's time to look for the evidence of what you want to be true in your life, because it's definitely there.
Hypnosis: A Powerful Tool for Transformation
Hypnosis is a powerful therapeutic technique that can facilitate lasting change by accessing the subconscious mind. During a hypnosis session, you will be guided into a relaxed state, allowing your subconscious mind to be more receptive to positive suggestions. By bypassing the critical, conscious mind, hypnosis helps address deep-rooted beliefs and thought patterns that contribute to negative looping thoughts.
Hypnosis works by inducing a trance-like state, which is a state of deep relaxation where the conscious mind becomes less dominant, and the subconscious mind becomes more accessible. In this state, we can deliver positive affirmations and suggestions tailored to address your specific negative thought patterns.
Through hypnosis, negative beliefs can be challenged and replaced with positive, empowering beliefs. For example, if you struggle with the belief that you will always be alone and unloved, hypnosis can help you cultivate a sense of self-worth and self-love, which will attract positive relationships into your life.
Consistent reinforcement of positive thought patterns is crucial for lasting change and to continue building positive thought processes.
Hypnosis offers numerous benefits in addition to breaking free from negative looping thoughts. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, enhance confidence and self-esteem, improve sleep, and promote overall well-being.
Negative looping thoughts can have a significant impact on our emotions, behaviors, and overall life outcomes. However, through mindfulness, positive affirmations, and the power of hypnosis, you can take control of your thought patterns and create a more positive and fulfilling life.
Curious about how hypnosis can help you? I am currently offering hypnosis sessions in the King of Prussia, PA and Philadelphia area - as well as online worldwide - which can provide you a convenient and effective way to overcome negative thought loops and embrace a brighter future.
Take the first step towards positive change today and discover the transformative potential of hypnosis.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kesha Dent is a certified mindset hypnotist, certified RTT hypnotherapist, transformational coach and author of "Life Change Now: A 3-Step Guide to Manifesting What You Want Through the Magic of Being Who You Are". She helps professional adults to overcome negative, self-sabotaging thoughts, to see more forward momentum and to feel confident and in control of their lives, careers and businesses using hypnosis, and serves the Philadelphia and King or Prussia areas as well as worldwide online. You can find her at www.newworldhypnosis.org .
KESHA DENT, CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST
Kesha Dent is a certified hypnotist, certified RTT hypnotherapist, transformational coach and author of "Life Change Now: A 3-Step Guide to Manifesting What You Want Through the Magic of Being Who You Are". She helps professional adults to achieve life success, overcome anxiety, reignite their confidence and break out of their limitations to create a life of purpose, productivity and passion. You can find her at www.newworldcoaching.org .