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“…Your unconscious thoughts and feelings affect what you do without your even knowing it. When you’re unaware that it’s happening, you can feel and do things and not know why. This can lead to anxiety, depression, difficulties with relationships, and problems with self-esteem — all caused by things going on in your unconscious mind. Bringing them into awareness can help you to understand them, rather than be controlled by them. This is what psychodynamic psychotherapy is all about.
How do you access the part of your mind that’s unconscious?
How do you benefit from knowing about your unconscious mind?
Becoming aware of the habitual, unconscious ways that you deal with stress can help you to develop better coping mechanisms. Perhaps you deal with anxiety provoking situations by avoiding them, which can get you into trouble, or by getting angry with loved ones — recognizing that you do this is the first step toward coping with stress in more adaptive ways…” Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. To read full article please click here.
The Huffington Post, Posted: 05/09/2014 10:53 am EDT Updated: 05/09/2014 12:59 pm EDT.
Combining psychodynamic psychotherapy with hypnosis can result in a faster and effective way to solve those issues which stop us from enjoying our life to the potential each one of us chooses to. Once the “first step” suggested in this article has been achieved, new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving can be mentally rehearsed in a hypnotic state. This practice allows those new thoughts, emotions and behaviours to sink faster into our subconscious mind, becoming part of who we are at that moment in time. This will happen as long as we are completely convinced that the new pattern/s we aspire to achieve are beneficial to us. For this reason, a rational analysis of those goals, securing that they are realistic, healthy and achievable, is recommended. Hypnotherapy can also contribute to build the motivation needed in order to achieve our goals. With the contribution of hypnotherapy we can learn a variety of mental exercises, techniques, which will help us achieve a level of autonomy from the therapist and increase in our perception of self control.