What is the Intentional Human Project? How does it tie into the Intentional Hypnosis program? It all begins with our humanity and the various strategies that we use to keep ourselves from it. Yes, from it! Most of us understand, what it is to embrace our humanity. The dictionary gives us the following traits of humanity, compassion, brotherly love, kindness, consideration, philanthropy, humaneness, understanding, tenderness, benevolence, charity, mercy, generosity and so many more.
You get the idea and yet these ideals seem to be in short supply, so much so, that we treat people that embody them as if they are exceptional. Know that they are not exceptional. We, in fact are the exception when we choose to push off from them and embrace hatred, fear, miserliness, bigotry, as our norm and settle for the opposite of what we desire in our hearts! This is not who we are, as crazy as it sounds we are simply defending ourselves from our humanity. We are walled off, shut down and ultimately ashamed of what we have allowed ourselves to become.
We have allowed unconscious or unintentional behavior patterns to dominate our lives and we are suffering greatly as a result. Don’t blame our politicians, they are simply mirrors and when enough of us change they will change as well. When we operate with Clear Intention everything changes though it is a process or project. Thus, the name Intentional Human Project.
So how does Intentional Hypnosis figure into this? It is but one of many tools that I have discovered and it is very effective in alleviating this suffering. Our lack of humanity is mostly directed towards ourselves in the form of a self-loathing that for some, becomes our unspoken truth. We do our best to keep it hidden and in doing so empower the very thing we despise. Hypnosis at its core helps us to create a new more supportive story that we act out of. We are given permission to begin to love and embrace all parts of ourselves through the rekindling of our humanity. This single act points our compass to true north giving us a new found sense of direction. We are now once again on our path.
It is the Path to an Intentional You and is as varied as each one of us that chooses to walk it. My own path has been both challenging and rewarding. I would change nothing as even the most painful and heartbreaking moments have served to shape who I am today. Truth is that it took me a long time to fall in love with that guy in the mirror. I do not always approve of his behaviors but I do accept him just as he is - a work in progress. It is my own unique journey that empowered my successful approach to behavior change and how I discovered that the blending of the following two elements is the key to lasting change. No long-term change occurs without them! Please view more on website home page.
Life is full of open doorways! Some we see and enter, some we walk by without entering and others we do not see. I contemplated this one morning over a steaming hot cup of coffee and this thought flowed out of me onto paper. Please let me know if it resonates with you. Doorways are open, perhaps always have been. Not seeing them I choose a familiar path filled with predictable outcomes. Now I have consciously chosen something different. The proverbial road less traveled. The task is to cease looking for the familiar on this new path. I must look in a new way at least for me. Let my eyes be those of a child unfettered by concepts and knowing. Let me approach these these new doorways with innocence and curiosity. May I walk with this clear intention intact all the days of my life!
Over the years through talking with thousands of clients I learned what behaviors are high on their, I need to change this to create success list. If I listen a moment, I can hear clients list hundreds of responses. It would take too long to list them all and even behavior change coaches may miss the point by focusing too much on a particular habit. It is the nature of habits to operate largely on an unconscious level, after all that is how we humans are wired. Now what is it that causes us to engage in habits? You know the answer, it's triggers oftentimes emotional ones. This is where weight loss programs falter! They advocate using regimen to temporarily and often begrudgingly hold off these triggers. Regimen in this case eliminates all of your "Bad Habits" through the imposition of a new routine. Call this a diet if you like and if you stick with it you will lose weight at least temporarily. You are probably not a fan of diets and truthfully I am not either. Though, I am a fan of eating healthy foods. So what is the big love hate relationship, we have with diets? We love the results we just hate watching them disappear so quickly as we gain back the weight. This happens because we have not created permanent change. Even more importantly we have not dealt with the emotional undertow that sucks us back into the cycle of unhealthy choices. We get clobbered by our personal story and it's hold on our daily routine. In other words the triggers rear their not so pretty heads! This is the sticking point for a lot of behavior coaches. Routine may suppress triggers but it will not replace them permanently, unless the new routines become as convenient as the old ones. So the key is a movement over time from convenient nonproductive behaviors to an awareness that guides us to make our productive behaviors more convenient. This is the process and when you choose to work with me on any behavior change this will be a big piece of it. Be sure to register on the free members page where I will be posting tips that you can use to create the successful changes that you desire.
About the Author
Behavior Change Coach and Author James Barfoot CHt holds certifications as a Master Practitioner of NLP and is a Clinical Hypnotherapist who is registered to practice in Washington State. He developed The Primal Toolbox a behavior change and coaching strategy based on a tribal models. James lives in Spokane WA.