The rational mind exists 300 milliseconds – at least – in the past. At a neurological level emotional processing is always happening in the flash future. Cognitive therapy manages problems, Hypnosis can change the future and prevent problems.
Traditional language – the unconscious, the subconscious – refers to emotion-based processing by the brain’s limbic system. These limbic structures which activate stress and are about your survival and keeping you safe operate in perceived time ahead of neocortex cognitive processing (the conscious mind). For this reason cognitive approaches are about managing problems, while hypnotic approaches, which engage the limbic much more directly, can create a different future, even now.
Participants will be able to describe the neurological difference between limbic and neocortex processing, evaluate cognitive and hypnotic therapeutic approaches, and use this understanding to create more effective processes to help their clients create real, substantive life change.
Cultivating real change is difficult, and giving advice does not help. The brain responds differently in relaxation vs. waking state. Understanding this difference and how to use it allows skilled hypnotists to lead clients to deep, meaningful changes.