Will tomorrow be a repeat of today?
The answer is; maybe. However, the real choice and determining factor is within yourself
We are creatures of habit and the neural bonds of habit can be difficult or easy to break. All that is needed is a more empowering reason (habit). Donald Hebb, a psychologist from the mid 20th century, created the mantra, “cells that fire together, wire together”. Hebb believed that the repetitive nature of neural transmission created strong and often unbreakable behaviours. Although widely rebuked at the time; his words have long been accepted by the neuroscience community.
Scientifically his theory is known as Hebbian plasticity and is at the heart of classical or instrumental conditioning (Pavlovian conditioning).
Essentially we will willingly do that which has been done before; think of how easy it is, as a driver, to drive a car. Yet when learning it took many weeks or months to master. Nowadays you don’t even have to think about it, you just do it naturally.
What this means is, "YOU" have the ability to make choices about how tomorrow plays out; of course, providing you begin to live life mindfully. And if you can do this, you can begin to go through life as the manager of your mind or . . . if not, at the mercy of your brain! So, what will choose? Are you going to think your way into a difficult life, one full of uncertainty and doubt or are you going to cruise through life as a consequence of being a mindful thinker?
Now, to be clear here, mindful thinking is not an easy or natural occurrence because it goes against the very fabric of society. How often do you hear positive, empowering and motivational talk, when was the last time you heard a succession of good news on the radio or the TV and newspapers etc? The facts seem to indicate that bad news is of more interest to, what can only be described as, a psychologically and negatively influenced society! However, given the proper time and exposure, we can develop a positive mindset and think in clear and unambiguous ways and that can become as natural as breathing; it really can. All you have to do is learn, through hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis, how to make use of your mind, and then from there, making conscious decisions and choices that in turn become subconscious behaviours.
As a clinical hypnotherapist with over 19 years and 18,000 hours of client experience, I have developed an easy to learn programme for creating mindful thinking. This involves an understanding of brain function, the restructuring of negative self-talk and the creation of a positive perception of self (an effective identity of self).