Your brain can learn in more ways than just consciously. In fact, much of what you’ve learned in your life has been absorbed in other-than-conscious ways. From your native language, your body language, your taste in food, and your sense of humor to your attitude towards your work, your self-concept, and the way you relate to your significant others, none of these are things that people learn consciously and deliberately. They are, for the most part, a result of your unconscious mind absorbing patterns from other people, from your culture, and from the world around you.
And this unconscious learning process can happen remarkably quickly at times. Many fears and phobias are formed like this, where a single scary experience makes the unconscious mind work overtime trying to protect you from ever experiencing a situation like that again. Or receiving a piece of unfair criticism from a teacher can sometimes stay with someone for decades, where they come to think of themselves as “just not artistic” or “just not musical” because of something a particular teacher said to them all those years ago.
On the other hand, a strongly positive learning experience, like a teacher who made math fun and interesting for you or an art teacher who helped you suddenly realize that you’d done something highly creative, or having a really powerful experience of succeeding at something you didn’t think you were going to be able to do can give you a deep sense of self-belief and self-confidence that can stay with you throughout your life.
Hypnosis allows us to tap into our deep, innate capacity to learn positive new attitudes and behaviors at the subconscious level. By entering a state of deep relaxation and inner focus and then giving yourself a strong, clear post-hypnotic suggestion, you’re directing your inner mind to instinctively respond in new, positive ways in the relevant situations in your life. This is different from using conscious willpower to change yourself, which can often be very slow and ineffective. This is about updating your subconscious, instinctive responses to future situations so that you can naturally find yourself becoming calmer, more confident, more motivated, and more of who you want to be in life.