Let's talk for a minute...what is intuition (apart from a catchy Jewel song from the 90s. If you don't get the reference sorry not sorry)?
Well the Cambridge dictionary refers to it as: (knowledge from) an ability to understand or know something immediately based on your feelings rather than facts. It is knowledge or understanding without thoughts or words. It is thought to originate from the subconscious mind.
Within the hospital environment it was frequently referred to as an instinct. Think situations where the health practitioner just got a feeling a patient was going to deteriorate and in the presence of a lack of preparation time were able to go through the motions and stabilise the patient. Yes it is based on past experience but it was evident in others and myself very early in our careers. The lack of reaction time means you can't process it cognitively and reason through you have to act instinctively .
As a physio one of the questions we ask is what have you tried that eases your symptoms. I take great joy in encouraging patients to trust their body when they say, "I put myself in this kind of strange position to stretch it," realising that they have worked out the exact therapeutic movement I would have prescribed anyway! Pretty neat isn't it? So why do we not give credit to our intuition or instinct more in life?
Well quite frankly there are lots of distractions (think thoughts, others opinions and situations that require logic). How do you know if it's an anxious thought, a subconscious pattern or an intuitive gem of wisdom?
One thing that has popped up in clinic lately is allowing a space where people can freely access their intuition. Once in a trance we have bypassed the conscious mind (the noise/ conscious thoughts) and can finally access this inner knowing. The things people communicate in trance are always interesting. No one could possibly know your needs and desires more than you and so it allows discovery of truth and authenticity. It also helps you to descern what is inner wisdom and thoughts.
One of the biggest challenges in life is being able to consider if an expectation, label or characteristic alligns with who you feel you are, what you want and the direction you want to go in life. Our loved ones are great for support because they love us and want us to be happy but they will guide us through the lens of what makes them happy. This can lead to feeling misunderstood, unheard, alone, resentful etc. Hands up if you've been there?
So if you are struggling to clear the mud, break through the noise of the mind and those around you or are really curious to connect with your intuition/inner truth maybe hypno is exactly what you're craving? If so you can book online right now!
Take this moment to care for yourself. All of us need a little help sometimes! Together we will get through this.
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