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React Less and Respond – Why?

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Hypnosis helps you step back so you can do less reacting and be more calm so you respond to situations. Our practitioners work with clients from anywhere worldwide. Schedule your appointment online today.

Reactions and responses may look alike. However, they feel different and can have very different results. Whether you react to a situation or respond to it thoughtfully can mean the difference between a pleasant outcome and a messier situation that leaves everyone feeling hurt and upset. The ability to react less and respond is a form of emotional intelligence.

What Are Reactions?

Reactions are instinctual and stem from the subconscious mind. There’s no filtering process when you react in a situation, you are on auto-pilot. When you react, you do and say things without thinking first or considering the implications of what you do or say in the moment. You just act. Reactions are instant. They are often survival-oriented and can serve as a defense mechanism and they are driven by the beliefs, biases, and prejudices that we hold subconsciously. Reactions just happen, without much conscious participation, and the effects can often be negative. The more reacting we do, the less in control we are.

What Are Responses?

Responses are more thoughtful. When you respond, you first create some space between yourself and the emotions that the situation created. Pausing for a moment moves you out of a defensive, survival type reaction and allows you to see a situation more clearly. Because of this, responses allow you to weigh the possible outcomes of your reply and to take into consideration the pros and cons of your next actions. Being mindfully present or pausing when responding means you can notice when something triggers your emotions, and you can remain in control of your actions. You are able to distance yourself from the experience and choose how to proceed, rather than reacting impulsively.

Hypnosis Helps You Learn to Respond

When something happens that upsets us, the initial impulse is typically emotional. The hypnosis process helps you learn to step back from that emotion, see it from an outsiders point of view and respond to it like you would a third party. We don’t have to act immediately just because we have an internal reaction. We can pause, not take any action, and breathe. We can watch this urge to act irrationally arise, then let it go away. Sometimes that takes a few seconds, other times it means we should remove ourselves politely from the situation and let ourselves cool down before we respond.

This becomes the new habit.

Hypnosis Helps You Resolve Old Emotions, Causing You to Respond Differently

Using hypnosis, we can resolve underlying emotions that cause us to react to certain situations. By resolving the subconscious causes for he reactions, we are able to see things more clearly, without them being clouded by previous experiences. This lets us choose our responses, instead of reacting from a place of hurt or fear. The process of hypnosis is simple, and helps us to change the way we experience situations on a subconscious level by rewiring the brain to make alternative connections.

Hypnosis Helps You Make Changes in a Powerful Way

Many times we become wrapped up in “how” to switch-on the tools to feel empowered. Hypnosis bypasses the “how” and helps you develop a new way forward in an automated way. What many counseling and coaching methods turn into an uphill climb, hypnosis simply bypasses. You can feel more empowered in a more automated way without debating ‘how’ to accomplish it. Hypnosis is a powerful tool to empower yourself and move forward with a new, energized feeling.

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Additional Information:

Wikipedia - Hypnotherapy
Wikipedia - Self Hypnosis
National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)