It’s considered by many neuro-scientists that the conscious part of our brain (the part that interacts with the world and the people in it), has an incredibly small capacity to be able to problem solve and be creative, and that this conscious part is microscopic in its abilities compared to its sister, the subconscious.
The hippocampus, our brains wardrobe of memory and experiences, positive and negative, works away subconsciously amassing new experiences, storing all this information as it goes.
Consider everything that you’ve seen, heard, smelt, touched and tasted since you were a small child:
- Everything that you’ve made a huge effort to learn;
- Every conversation you’ve had;
- Every memory you’ve accumulated through watching others;
- The influences of people you have admired;
- The words that you have read;
- The songs that you have sung along to.
- To date, this is a vast amount of knowledge.
And, if you add all these up, that really is just the tip of the iceberg in regards to all the experiences you’ve had.
Accessing and recalling your experiences and memories is called ‘insight’; the ability to focus internally.
If you walk into your house and you smell gas, immediately the learning we have of ‘gas is danger’, springs into your mind and in under half a second negative (survival) chemistry rushes to our muscles to stop us entering the building.
So how does this all work with our creative processes?
Creativity is very much an inward looking process.
Many advertising creatives, for instance, draw on their own personal experience created by influences, images, films they’ve seen or books they’re read or just general day-to-day observations, and coupled with an an ‘inner understanding’ of what their audience wants they can produce market leading design and commercials.
Even setting goals is a creative, internal process.
Adding stress or anxiety into your conscious world can increase an inordinate level of worry, problems and noise within the subconscious and an overuse of that limited creative energy on general day-to-day concerns can severely limit or even possibly block any natural ability to be laterally creative in those areas we wish to focus our attention.
How will Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy enhance your creativity?
With hypnotherapy, we’ll work to reduce those day-to-day stresses, allowing you to access that quiet, calm place in your mind in order for you to release your natural ability to be that creative person you want to be, instead of wasting that precious resource in areas of daily concerns.
Hypnosis will allow you to relax, unwind, put down the many balls which you juggle every hour of every day and allow your brain to get back in touch with what it can naturally do.
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