An iceberg is not real. It is only a couple of degrees away from melting into the water in which it sits. Equally water is only a couple of degrees from being an iceberg.
In this book, Neill talks about how all the answers are really inside of us all along. We just don’t realise that all we have to do is change the way we think about stuff.
Sometimes clients come to me expecting me to fix them.
I am a hypnotherapist after all, so surely I should be able to hypnotise them to stop doing whatever they want to stop.
But I don’t actually hypnotise you. It is not me ‘creating’ your problem. Your problem is in your head. So to change the problem we need to change your head. When you have a problem you are already in a trance. I am merely a guide to help you change your head; your thoughts.
Expecting me to be able to fix you is like expecting me to be able eat an apple and you get all the vitamins from it.
There is no magic bullet.
Then again I also believe the following:
“Understanding why something happened does not help to reduce the problem.” – Richard Bandler (Co-founder of NLP)
And that is where I come in. I stop your subconscious getting in the way. I free up your thoughts so you have the freedom to choose what they will be. Then, it’s down to you.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a process which is two thirds about you and a third about me. I am a facilitator but without your head, your thoughts, your skills, I am just sitting here twiddling my thumbs!