In my private and small group consultations a point frequently emphasized is that the subconscious mind persists with habit patterns whether they are good bad or neutral. It is in it's very nature to resist change and to equate staying the same as staying safe. Why is this so? People will often state they feel like dummy for persisting in behaviors they "know" are unhealthy and self-defeating. Yet it is almost never an intellectual shortcoming that keeps someone in an unprodu
"When you find yourself on a vicious cycle, for goodness sake, stop pedaling" -Swami Beyondananda Virtually all people who struggle to free themselves from unhealthy habits of thought, feeling and behavior have something in common, namely what might be called the "cycle of impulsivity." The people I see for hypnosis services have a habitual response or behavior that they logically know is doing them a disservice or else they would decide to hang on to it. It can come to seem
There is a Zen story where a young novice approaches the master asking how he could achieve his wish of experiencing true enlightenment.
Without a word the master roughly grabbed the young man and dunked his head underwater in a nearby horse trough. He struggled for some time until the master released him, sputtering and gasping for air.
"When you desire enlightenment as much as you craved air just a moment ago, then you will find it," said the elder monk.
A bit extreme
Public health statistics indicate that most adults who smoke would rather that they didn't and many of them will attempt to quit at some point during a given year. However, the success rate at stopping is relatively low. The most popular interventions involve medications and nicotine replacement products. Many of the prescription stop smoking medications have serious side effects that can be rather frightening, so they are not right for everyone. They can also be rather expen