There are many misconceptions when it comes to hypnosis which impacts our beliefs and perceptions. I for one, had an interesting relationship with hypnosis, in that, it wasn’t great which stemmed from a belief that hypnosis was inherently bad. But, as I learned from Max Hindle hypnosis actually has the profound potential to transform lives and bring about positive change.
When I sat down with Max, he began by debunking many common misconceptions surrounding hypnosis, and how it’s not about mind control or manipulation. Instead, he explains that hypnosis is a natural state of focused attention and relaxation that we enter into multiple times throughout the day. By consciously accessing this state, we can tap into the power of our subconscious mind to propel personal growth and healing.
A key aspect that Max emphasises is the importance of understanding the role of the subconscious mind in shaping our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours. He highlights that our conscious mind is just the tip of the iceberg, while the vast majority of our thoughts and actions are driven by the subconscious. Through hypnosis, we can gain access to our subconscious programming and reframe limiting beliefs, paving the way for conscious personal growth and transformation.
We discuss the challenge of overcoming societal conditioning and preconceived notions surrounding hypnosis such as exaggerated portrayals in movies, which can create scepticism and resistance. Maybe, this is where I got my limiting beliefs around hypnosis from. However, Max reiterated that hypnosis is a powerful therapeutic tool that can be used for self-improvement, personal growth, and healing.
Throughout the episode, Max shares insights into his own journey of discovering and mastering hypnosis. He shares how his background, which involved struggles with drugs and violence, led him to seek help and healing and explore alternative methods for personal transformation. His own experiences have fuelled his passion for helping others and sharing the profound benefits of hypnosis.
Furthermore, we discuss the importance of addressing the root causes of issues rather than merely treating symptoms. I was and continue to be passionate about this topic, as merely treating symptoms is one of the challenges we face in nearly all modern health systems, and doesn’t actually lead to health. I believe we must get to the root causes of issues if we want to solve them and live better lives.
Max goes on to explain that hypnosis allows us to uncover and resolve deep-seated traumas, negative patterns, and limiting beliefs that may be holding us back by going beneath the surface and working at the subconscious level. It’s only by working at the subconscious level that we can create lasting and meaningful change. There are many practices and methods that enable us to do this, and hypnosis is one.
During this episode, Max offers a demonstration of hypnosis, using me as his guinea pig 😬 which allowed me to experience its effects firsthand. Through a simple yet powerful exercise, I was guided into a state of deep relaxation and introspection, experiencing the transformative potential of hypnosis in real time.