There is a lot of talk of happiness these days. The general levels of happiness are becoming an issue and they may even be starting to measure it, which all sounds far too Orwellian for my taste.
One of the main pillars of happiness is a sense of self-direction and fulfilment. One of the pillars of self-direction and fulfilment is the ability to meet our challenges and make positive changes at the personal and as a consequence social levels. Hypnosis and NLP processes help us reframe experience and tap into deeper levels of mental processing that we can organise in such a way as to rise above our self imposed limitations and engage with challenges with positive beliefs and enthusiasm.
Becoming more aware of conscious and unconscious processes gives us more power over our attitudes, behaviours and life direction. Some unconscious processes are beyond our conscious awareness. Science is showing us, that what we think of as “free will” is not as much in our control as we like to imagine. There are unconscious operations occurring all the time that we are totally oblivious to. Everyday life would become impossible if we had to be aware of all the unconscious processes taking place at every moment! Guess what would happen if you had to be aware of breathing and you forgot!
Dr. Martin Seligman a world class psychologist and founding father of Positive Psychology has identified, through good research, the key elements of happiness and flourishing. Those key elements are:
- Personal strengths
- Positive relationships
- Positive emotions
- Well being
The creative use of Hypnosis, NLP techniques and positive tasks as simple as looking forward to three things in your day and being grateful for three things before sleep can help you access the above and radically change your attitude for the better. Combined with simple meditation together with good nutrition and exercise you can ensure you will become happier and more resilient to the vagaries of life.
Hypnosis and NLP when creatively used goes a long way beyond getting past unwanted habits. It will help you access positive, proactive states of mind that will help you relax, achieve and flourish.