Learning and Memory Enhancement
Learning should be a lifelong process for everyone. The potential rewards of continuously learning new things can not be overstated. Whether learning new skills for the job, or studying a topic of personal interest, everyone can benefit from continuing their education.
There are many factors that my impede the learning process. The two most important factors are low self-esteem and lack of motivation. Poor study habits, poor memory, lack of reward, poor nutrition, and even medication can also adversely affect an individuals ability to learn new things. Fortunately, hypnosis can help with all of these things.
Motivation is emotional, and comes from within. Knowing the benefits of success is not enough. Feeling a strong desire to acquire those benefits is essential. If too many desires compete for the individuals time and attention, he/she many not be able to focus. The desires can loose their strength, and less will be accomplished. The individual needs to set priorities. Once that is accomplished, hypnosis can reinforce those priorities and strengthen the focus.
Self-esteem is built up with a series of successes and rewards. Setting interim goals as steps to achieving an ultimate goal can help. As each time a goal is achieved, the individual can recognize the success and reward his/her self. Hypnosis helps establish this type of pattern in a persons attitude.
Good study habits include time management and elimination of distractions. Good time management consists of organizing the work; breaking larger jobs into smaller, easily accomplished tasks. Distractions can be eliminated by selecting a location that is devoted exclusively to study. Going there only to study, and leaving when concentrating becomes difficult or when done studying for the day. The location needs to be free of distractions like TV or where family and friends run in or out every few minutes.
People use three types of memory when learning: Sensory Memory, Motor Skill Memory, and Concept Memory. Sensory Memory deals with sights, scents, sounds, tastes and touches. Motor Skill Memory deals with movement and coordination such as riding a bicycle, typing or dancing. Concept Memory deals with words and ideas. Written material must be meaningful and organized. A good way to study is to read the broad concepts first, then narrow in on the specifics. This helps with comprehension, and also helps to avoid reading irrelevant material.
Poor nutrition and medication pose a different problem. Lack of protein in the diet may sometimes cause concentration or retention problems. Antihistamines and many other medication can cause drowsiness. Some medication even block the neural-pathways in the brain. In these cases, a physician needs to be consulted before beginning a program of hypnosis.
But for most people, hypnosis can provide insight, guidance and direction to establish personal learning goals, boost self-esteem and create motivation. The results are enhanced learning and improved memory.
What your mind causes, your mind can correct. Wellness begins in your mind. Every problem has a cause, and when you eliminate the cause from the subconscious mind, the problem will disappear.
What you believe you can do, you will do. You can change your life through the power of your mind.