Everything that you do today and that you will do tomorrow, you do effortlessly because you have done it before. This is called repetition. Driving to work, buying groceries, eating at specific times are all repetitious. And we do these easily because, again, we have done them before. You might say we do all these repetitious things on a unconscious, or subconscious, level.
Your subconscious is a very intelligent small child lazily laying in a hammock who refuses to change because it likes things exactly the way they are now. It loves repetition. And more importantly, it hates "change."
Not knowing how to give our subconscious the attention it needs to create change, we instead "consciously" put notes on refrigerators and on doors and on cabinets constantly reminding us of what we need to change.
Okay, so now we understand that we are consciously putting notes around the house reminding us of what to change and at the same time our subconscious hates change and wants things to stay the way they are. With that in mind, here is the most important fact. When your conscious mind and your subconscious mind are in conflict with each other, your subconscious will always win. And this is the exact reason why people do not fulfill their New Year's resolutions to themselves.
Your subconscious mind believes that if it's okay with what you do today then it will be okay to do it again tomorrow because your subconscious mind loves repetition. If you understand this so far, then understand that the first way to change your subconscious mind is to use biofeedback, to constantly repeat what you want to be or earn or feel like and to bring it into the present tense and actually do it right now, today, and you keep doing it without fail every day for no less than 21 days. The subconscious mind changes habits when new habits are repeated for 21 days.
If you begin to go to the gym 4 times a week, and you do it without fail, in other words repetitiously, then eventually it would feel as if you're going to the gym effortlessly, almost subconsciously guided to the gym. You've woken up the small child who is sleeping in a hammock and who doesn't want to change and you have convinced it to exercise, to change, through repititious actions.
The second step in changing is a very important key word, "visualize." Successful people have an extremely clear picture of themselves on stage winning an award or making a certain amount of money or buying a particular house. Then they write down every little step necessary to achieve that goal in a certain amount of time, whether it is how many extra phone calls to make every day or how much earlier to come into work or how much later to stay. But regardless of how much extra effort they put into achieving their goal, they never lose sight of that very "focused" and clear picture. Visualization is the key.
People who get sick quite often visualize themselves getting sick every year. They do this because they've gotten sick every year so they're ready to get sick once again. They have not learned to change their subconscious through a healthier set of repetitions and visualizations.
Remember to think of a hypnotist as a guide for meditation, helping your subconscious mind create a clear picture of your goals and one who uses repetition, or biofeedback, to kick that lazy small child out of its hammock and into action today, now. The hypnotist creates change instantly so that those goals, your new resolutions for a better tomorrow, become your instant reality.