by Keli Raymond-Pescatore
It’s the New Year and a time for reflection, renewal and reinvention. It’s a time when many find themselves voraciously making lists of resolutions, only to abandon them by early spring. Resolutions generally reflect our desire for greater happiness, whether the goal is to lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more, make more money or educate ourselves better. The intent is to bring a greater sense of satisfaction to our lives, to accomplish something externally to make us feel better internally.
For example, to lose weight, we will look better on the outside and in turn feel better on the inside. If we earn more money, we can buy more things to surround ourselves with that make us feel more successful and secure internally. Or, exercise more to make our body stronger and in turn become healthier so we feel better overall…all outward activities to ensure inward joy, prosperity, and good health, be it mental, physical or spiritual.
We want this so badly yet abandon our efforts so quickly. We do this time and again, only to feel disappointment and guilt for not following through. Why? The answers reside in your subconscious mind. Your subconscious is the place that seats all of your emotions and emotions are what drive sabotaging behaviors. Consciously, you may or may not know this to be true, but what you are likely not to know is that your subconscious mind houses a belief system about you of which you are totally unaware. From the age of 0-11, your subconscious mind observed difficult events that occurred in your life. It viewed them from the limited scope of a young child. When you experienced disappointment, sadness, judgment, frustration, fear, etc. as a child, you did so from a position of pure emotion. You did not yet have the life experiences to view these situations for all their complexities. As a result, operating off pure emotion, you subconsciously took on certain beliefs about yourself that are untrue. Emotions become attached to that belief system and over time, symptoms and behaviors spring forth, i.e. weight issues, feelings of depression and anxiety, learning issues, relationship issues, chronic pain, fears and phobias, fears of failure, and many other self-destructive patterns or behaviors. The issues are as varied and complex as we are. Essentially, if you stop to think about it, we all have 11 year olds running our emotional lives because the subconscious stops developing at the age of 11, possibly 12.
Here is the good news: you now know why all this is happening. No one is exempt from this process, not even if you had the most functional of childhoods. It is just how your subconscious works, just like your subconscious mind also regulates your autonomic systems. It regulates the blinking of your eyes, your respiratory rate, your blood pressure and your metabolism. By its very nature, it is self-protective, as evidenced by how it naturally and automatically keeps you breathing. It’s not something you consciously do. And since it is self-protective, it is the place where you can now go to fix all of this; to start living the life you have always wanted, without this unknown belief system holding you back. It’s time to rid yourself of all the guilt surrounding not accomplishing all the things you’ve wanted for so long. After all, how are you ever to get a handle on something when you don’t even realize what you’re battling? It’s been an unfair fight until now.
Hypnotherapy works with the subconscious mind. It is a transformative skill set that re-educates subconscious belief systems that drive self-destructive and sabotaging behavior patterns. It is 93 percent effective and over 90 percent of people can be successfully placed into hypnosis. Here are some interesting statistics*:
Psychoanalysis: 35% recovery after 600 sessions
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
Isn’t it time to finally be all you were meant to be? It’s time to forgive, release and step into your destiny in 2014! Now that you know the truth, and where to go to fix it, what’s holding you back?
Keli Raymond-Pescatore, CHT, is a Certified Clinical and Transformative Hypnotherapist. She holds a BA degree from University of California Berkeley, and is the President/Owner of Pathway Hypnotherapy & Intuitive Counseling, LLC., Coral Springs and Fort Lauderdale. She has been practicing hypnotherapy for more than three years with a high success rate of transformation within her client base.
*Alfred Barrios, PhD: http://www.stresscards.