Have you ever thought about using self hypnosis? Have you ever thought about how your mind operates? What makes it tick? Well, let me try to explain it in layman's terms.

Even though you are thinking, living and being in your conscious mind, it is actually your subconscious mind that is really running the show behind the scenes. Basically, it is constantly trying to maintain the status quo or stability in your life. It does all the heavy lifting and does not like surprises. So naturally it is negatively oriented towards new things and resists changes in your life. You might say is is it “on guard” and maintains a constant vigil to protect you in this negative manner. That's why you were so apt to say “No more times than you would say” Yes “as a child. As a matter of fact the word “No” is the most common word a baby and toddler hears and to no sees to say. We grow up in this negativity and our subconscious mind is in always agreement. And this mindset continues on through adulthood. That's why habits are so hard to break, weight is so hard to lose and your self image so hard to change and improve upon, etc. This is why you are so often prone to adopt a negative attitude towards a person, place, thing or idea in a conversation with others, rather than a positive one. The subconscious mind is suspicious and develops thoughts that second guess, in a negative way, the intent of the change as far as the conscious mind is concerned. This often leads to rationalizing, the search for an ulterior motive or our already low self esteem unheards of the change, so the subconscious mind summararily dismisses the proposed change and the status quo, therefore, is maintained.

Take smoking, for instance. How often does a smoker have to be bombarded with advertising shouting at them regarding the hazards of smoking and the many diseases and terrible death it can bring on, even in graphic details, and still they still continue “enjoying” their smoke breaks. That's the subconscious mind at work fighting off strong suggestions for change, even for the good of the organism itself. This is why it is difficult to make a change for the better such as losing weight or quitting smoking without using self hypnosis.

The subconscious mind actually has the intellectual ability of a four or five year old child. It is naive and does not know right from wrong and does not have reasoning or analytical abilities. But it can however, remember everything you've experienced in your life including what you've seen, touched, tasted or smelled. It handles all of your bodily functions automatically like breathing, heart pumping, digestion, organ functions, etc., all of this without your need to consciously think about it.

So therein lays the problem. You can not reason with the subconscious mind and that's where using self hypnosis comes into the picture. It is said for something to change in your inner self, your mind, there must be 100% agreement between the conscious and the subconscious minds. You can achieve that degree of agreement by using self hypnosis to get beyond the conscious mind to reach the subconscious mind. Once this is done by achieving a very deep state of self hypnotic relaxation, you can give it specific detailed suggestions or instructions on how to go about solving the particular issue at hand. Once the solution is communicated to the subconscious mind and accepted as the truth, it will change and adopt the new mindset and use the new solution when dealing with the particular issue in the future. Just like a child likes to please his parents, the subconscious mind wants to help and please you.

In summary, the important fact is that you can not use the conscious mind to rationalize your way to change or self improvement. You must circumvent the conscious mind and access the subconscious mind directly. It can not rationalize and can not use logic. The best way to access the subconscious mind directly is through hypnosis or by using self hypnosis. When accessing the subconscious mind it is imperative that the self suggestion given when using self hypnosis be carefully crafted to speak directly to it with maximum effect. Please check out UsingSelfHypnosis.com for more information on self hypnosis.