• Is your willpower failing? I tried hypnotherapy - and it worked almost too well | Deborah Frances-White

    14 days ago - By The Guardian

    Lockdown seemed the ideal time to attempt to become one of those people who hits their deadlines while eating mindfully. Who knew my inner elephant could actually be tamed?
    A hypnotherapist once explained to me at a dinner party that willpower doesn't work. I had assumed that it was just mine that was broken. Apparently, it's because the conscious is such a small part of the brain. Almost everything you know and have experienced has to be stashed downstairs most of the time so that if you're at the movies, say, you can focus on what Cruella is saying, the taste of the strawberry ice-cream...
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