How Our Methods Work.
You’re probably aware that there are 2 hemispheres of the brain. We have a logical, analytical mind and we have a subconscious mind. In coaching or counseling, the business coach, executive coach and life coach provide help by questioning and discussing options with you through the conscious, logical mind. Your coach helps you evaluate your goals and obstacles and asks what steps you are willing to take.
A counselor, psychologist or therapist also works with goals and problems of the logical, conscious mind. They take the conversation deeper when necessary by discussing the feelings and thoughts around the goals or problems. In addition they help you figure out if there is something beneath your conscious awareness which is contributing to the problem or interfering with the goal. They help you bring that information into consciousness so that you can productively address it.
Coaches use the awareness of the conscious mind to elicit change. Many therapists work on the conscious level as well with methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy and many problems or goals are handled simply by talking about and understanding. Coaching and Counseling work best when a person needs to clarify issues, and make sense of facts and feelings and make concrete decisions.
When Understanding Isn’t Enough.
Understanding what to do, and actually doing it are different. Anyone who has ever been on a diet, struggled with anger, jealousy, or tried to stop smoking knows that understanding oneself, or knowing what to do, isn’t always enough and knowing is not the same as doing. Knowing doesn’t always lead to success. For example, many smokers who want to quit smoking may have tried the nicotine patch, nicotine gum or some form of medication, such as Wellbutrin to stop smoking. Of course they understand that smoking is bad for them, but still they can’t stop the desire to smoke and continue smoking.
It’s the same for nail biting, dieting, weight, exercise, alcoholism and any number of other habits. Why is that? Because the conscious part of the mind holds only one piece of the puzzle. It is an important piece but it is not always the only piece.
For difficult problems, there is a missing piece that is essential for change.
The Missing Piece
The missing piece involves an area that few people understand and fewer people know how to work with. It requires activating the willpower and creativity of the subconscious mind, so that the right hemisphere of the brain can join forces with the left hemisphere of the brain and dissolve a habit or build new associations and feelings.
The subconscious mind is the home of your imagination, your emotions, your habits and your automatic responses. Your subconscious mind is always working in the background and it has the ability to help you or undermine you.
It is said that the subconscious mind acts like a computer that pulls up whatever is programmed (the good or the bad) The good news is that the programer can update the information so the old program works better or design a new program to take its place.
Unfortunately many of the problems and limitations people struggle with are due to unintentional programing. We never intended to program ourselves to drink or eat or worry too much but it somehow became part of the start up menu in the computer of the mind.
The subconscious mind needs helpful instructions. When you understand how to engage the subconscious mind and you properly activate its ability, you hold the key to overcoming limitations and obstacles and eliminating unproductive habits. One of the most effective ways to do that is with hypnotherapy.
Another toll we use to resolve difficult problems and bypass obstacles is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.) We have many tools for your whole brain and your personal and professional life. Call today to schedule an appointment and put the past behind you so you can have the kind of life you truly want.
Call Achievement Strategies, Inc. 770-998-3881770-998-3881. Or email us for a Free 20 minute phone consultation today.
IMAGINE what you can accomplish when you combine the logical part of your mind along with the creative, emotional part of your mind. When you give both sides of your brain the same message. and you integrate the message on multiple levels and multiple dimensions you consolidate that change.
We offer Innovative Whole-Brain Services. Coaching, Counseling, Motivational/Clinical/Medical Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Graphoanalysis, NLP, Personality Profiling and Communication Training.