One of my favorite authors, Brené Brown defines love in the most eloquent way. She states that “Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.”
If we take time to really let this sink in, we might be reminded of all the ways in which we love ourselves and understand why our relationships and connections are thriving… or just the opposite. We might think of our children, our partners, our friends and acquaintances and ponder the state of those connections. For me, a mother of a now two-year old daughter, it was hard for me to believe I could love anything more than my baby girl. It became important to me to find that same deep-rooted love for myself so that I can truly be authentic with her and others in my life.
How can we cultivate self-love? Sadly, many of us try to shed all things that don’t support the image of us as whole, perfect and complete. Perhaps the key to self-love, healing, health and happiness is not so much cultivating positivity or striving for perfection, but rather diving into the muck and transforming that. Hypnotherapy, or hypnosis is a widely used therapy for providing a foundation for self-love, healing and transformation.
Hypnotherapy utilizes the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behavior. The process itself aims to alter our state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind while simultaneously stimulating and focusing the subconscious part. This heightened state of awareness is achieved using skilled relaxation techniques and is tailored to each individual.
Hypnotherapy is useful for breaking unwanted habits, stress-related issues, weight management, emotional support and a host of chronic conditions. It can help us access our “best selves” and put into motion what we have long been waiting for. This often includes greater self-love, the ability to grow and nurture our true and authentic selves, and find deeper and more meaningful connections with others.
Now has never been a better time to give yourself the gift of love!
Best in Health,
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