What does my gray hair have to do with Hypnotherapy?
Prior to the pandemic, I dyed my hair black, would never leave the house unless I was wearing makeup, jewelry and high heels, and I considered a bra as a staple in my wardrobe.
Now... I'm letting my glorious gray streaks show, the only jewelry I wear is my wedding ring and I opt for comfort when it comes to my attire.
It's NOT just laziness, or the fact that I am now working form home and no longer need to go to an office. It is actually much, much more than that.
Let me explain.
From the time we are born we are being fed messages-- from our parents, from peers, from teachers and also from the media. We are told what is attractive, what is appropriate, what we should purchase, value and desire.
And because I have spent my career working with the subconscious mind, I know the subconscious doesn't reason. It doesn't question whether the messages we receive are true or false, helpful or not. The subconscious simply does what it is programmed to do. Those messages get taken in, because we lack awareness of them, and they drive our behavior and choices.
Women, in particular, are told to put cream on their wrinkles, color that gray hair, squeeze their boobs into uncomfortable bras, do diets to attempt to maintain the ideal female figure, wear makeup to make them look like they glow...the list goes on and on.
The pandemic has really made me think about the messages we receive--and in particular, who benefits from those messages. It didn't start with my appearance and the messages we are given as women. But at some point it trickled into that area.
I think it it vitally important that we look at the reasons why we are given the messages we are given. Who stands to gain?
The manufactures of the products that women gobble up, tell women that they are not good enough as they are, that they should never reveal that they are aging and that a natural, unmodified, female body is not going to cut it. They give us these messages so we will go out any buy their products. They create a problem ie: you are not enough and then they sell you the solution.
The cold hard truth is that manufactures don't make money off women who age naturally . They only make money when they sell you a lie that you are not enough as you are and you need their products in order to be valued.
I am focusing here on the messages women get--but it doesn't stop there. Whether it is what we learn in school , how our lives should unfold, who we should vote for, what we should put into our bodies, where we should vacation or what gadgets and devices we should want to own, we are constantly being fed messages from the very people who sell us the products that they claim will bring us happiness.
But the don't do they?
Of course not. And that's the catch.
They tell us we will be happier, more attractive, have better lives if we buy their products.
But we aren't.
And, because we have been programmed to believe that happiness comes from something external to us, we grab onto the next trend, hoping that this time we will find what we are looking for.
And all the while, all we are doing is putting more and more money into the pockets of the people who are programming us to hate ourselves as we are.
Well, I, for one, am done.
The Hypnotherapy Certification training I offer is all about looking at the programming we have gotten, from whatever source-- the parent who put you down, the kid who picked on you in school, the doctor who labelled you with a condition-- and updating programs and messages that do not benefit you.
When we take charge of our own subconscious mind, the messages it has stored within and the programs it is running, we end this insidious pattern of believing what we are told and we live our lives according to our OWN values, desires and needs.
Do you want to examine your own conditioning, take charge of your own subconscious mind and hep others to do the same? If so, ask me about the training.