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The Art of Living in the Present

Dr. Steve G. Jones

Does it feel like all you do is work and worry about your next paycheck? Do you feel useless whenever you’re not doing anything useful? Come to think of it, when was the last time you stopped to enjoy your day doing nothing at all?

You need to stop, take a deep breath, and live in the moment. Known also as mindfulness, living in the now means having a mindset that pays active and mindful attention to the present. When you live in the here and now, you are no longer a prisoner of your thoughts, simply observing each moment of your life as it passes without judging.

In other words, living in the moment means experiencing life directly. You’re aware of what’s happening around you and you take the time to appreciate the sights and sounds, but you do all of this without worrying about making any judgments.

While being able to focus on the present is a trait often associated with ‘enlightened’ people like yogis, Buddhists, and priests, it’s a mindset the ordinary person can develop. Similar to nurturing a positive attitude, you can train your mind to live in the present.

Hypnotherapy has long been used as a way for people to develop a positive mindset. In fact, one study found that a hypnotherapy session before a major surgery had a placebo effect. “The team reported that patients who received hypnosis reported less post-surgical pain, nausea, fatigue, and discomfort,” the researchers noted.

But how exactly does hypnosis help you achieve the ability to live in the present?

  1. It Puts You in Touch With Your Inner Child

In many ways, living in the now is about letting your inner child take over. Your hypnotherapist can help you connect with your memories as a child, some of them buried and forgotten in your subconscious. We have all been little children at some point, lost in the wonder of the world around us, without any worry about problems.

  1. It Lets You See the World in a New Light

Through the power of positive suggestion, your hypnotherapist can ‘teach’ you to see the world in a new light, allowing you to let go of your fears and anxieties, even if for a few minutes. Indeed, hypnosis can be a powerful tool to help you ease stress, allowing you to focus your thoughts on new positive ideas and behaviors.

  1. Hypnosis Allows You to Relax

Your hypnotherapist will help you to relax deeply, putting you under a trancelike state that opens your mind to positive suggestions and ideas. It also allows you to return to the source of your inherent innocent vision of the world, letting go of the fears and responsibilities that weigh you down.

Giving value to the present allows you to change your priorities in life, helping you live a healthier and less stressful lifestyle. With hypnotherapy, you can appreciate the life that you have now, and realize that finding abundance and blessings need not be a stressful race. In other words, living in the now means appreciating your journey in life more, instead of focusing on the destination.

Dr. Steve

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