If you play or watch sports at all, its likely you’ve heard the phrase “habit of winning” at some point. Usually this term comes up when a team is on either a winning or losing streak. For example, if a team is on a rough losing streak, especially one where they’ve played well but still failed to get a result, you might hear the coach say “We just need to get that first win, and then we can make a habit out of it.” Or if the team is on a winning streak, a player might give a post game interview where you’ll hear “Yeah, we like to win so we go out there determined to make a habit of it.”
The key to creating a “habit of winning” not just in sports, but in all areas of our lives is the level of self-confidence we possess. Self-Confidence is a mindset. When a team plays well, when they get a win, their confidence increases. And when those levels of confidence increase, performance increases, which leads to another win because they are performing at a higher level as their confidence increases. This is the habit of winning.
Hypnosis helps us remove limiting beliefs and change the stories we tell ourselves from ones that hold us back, to ones that help move us forward towards our goals. We find the root cause of limiting beliefs and neutralize it, so you can live your best life and work towards your goals knowing that there is no person, thought, idea, memory, image, feeling, or sensation out of the past, in the present, or ever to arrive in the future that can stop you from being successful.
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The best performance we can have is based on our internal representation of what we believe is possible. Confidence is the awareness that the available resources are sufficient for the task at hand. This applies to every area of our life. The stories we tell ourselves daily are what form our habits and beliefs. When we tell ourselves things like “Oh, I can’t do XYZ,” then we create a limiting belief that will prevent us from achieving that goal because our mind responds to our perception – not if it’s accurate.
When your self-confidence is low, you expect things to go wrong. This is the case of sports teams on a losing streak. “We’ve lost the last three games, and it’s going to happen again next game.” Then the next time they go out on the field, they play well below their ability, and they earn that fourth consecutive loss. All because they didn’t have the confidence, the perception, the inner narrative that said, “We’ve lost the last three games, that was a rough patch, but this next one is where we turn it all around and get that win,” allowing them to overcome those limiting beliefs. embarrassing hidden in the middle of text.
Hypnosis is a powerful state of focused awareness that can be used to uncover and dissolve the root cause of many issues people suffer from every day. Hypnosis allows you to access all the healing resources inherent within the subconscious mind, promoting natural healing from within. Hypnosis is used to help people discover the subconscious reasons for their symptoms, behaviors, or habits. When they are discovered, certain tools and techniques are used to help release them and relearn a new positive way of thinking subconsciously. This is called hypnotherapy. Hypnosis has been sanctioned and used by the medical community since 1958 to help patients overcome chronic pain, create anesthesia, and heal psychogenic illnesses.
Hypnosis works by achieving a level of focused awareness while at the same time bypassing the analytical aspect of the mind. Another way to describe the analytical aspect of the mind is that it is a comparing mechanism. When new information is introduced to the mind, the comparing mechanism compares the new information to what it already believes is either true or false. This is a protective aspect of our mind. This is why changing habits by willpower alone is so difficult – we often already believe we cannot change, so thinking about making the change happen (using willpower alone) is ineffective. Hypnosis is powerful because with focused awareness, the analytical aspect of the mind is bypassed, and new, healthy, and beneficial suggestions can be made directly into the subconscious, without the comparing mechanism rejecting these new beliefs. So, the change we want to achieve in our life is accepted by the subconscious mind as true, and we see results quickly.
Hypnosis is safe – it’s a perfectly normal and common state of mind we go into naturally every day. You enter hypnosis regularly when daydreaming, watching a good movie, or reading a book. During these activities you remain consciously aware and in complete control, just as you do when a professional hypnotherapist assists you into entering a state of hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy is the applied use of hypnosis. Hypnosis is used to help people discover the subconscious reasons for their symptoms, behaviors, or habits. When they are discovered, certain tools and techniques are used to help release them and relearn a new positive way of thinking subconsciously. This is called hypnotherapy.
Yes of course! You’ve already been hypnotized anytime you’ve watched an enjoyable movie, or read a good book. Hypnosis is a normal and natural state of mind that everyone has already experienced. Actually, it’s such a normal state of mind that most people don’t realize they are hypnotized. All you need to do to go into a state of hypnosis when coming into Elliott Bay Hypnosis is be willing and able to follow gentle instructions for reaching a state of focused awareness.
Evan Baumgardner is a highly qualified professional. He is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, and a Registered Hypnotherapist in the State of Washington. In addition, he has achieved a Master Hypnotist certification in the advanced hypnotherapy system called 5-PATH®. Rest assured that he will treat you with respect and that your visits are completely confidential.