A modality is a technical term to describe the six ways we represent information to ourselves internally: pictures, sounds, feelings, smells, tastes and self talk. A submodality is a fine distinction of one of the modalities. For example, a mental picture might be bright or dim, near or far, in focus or out of focus, etc. Or a mental sound has a certain loudness, direction, timbre and tone, etc.
Using hypnosis to fine tune these distinctions in our mind can radically change the way we feel about those things. For example, I frequently have clients come to me for weight loss. During our discussion, someone might tell me that they have an excess craving for chocolate. By finding out how that client represents chocolate internally with his five senses, we can often identify key changes to make in hypnosis that can almost instantly reduce the craving!
For more information on how fine tuning your internal representations can help you manage your mind or reduce a craving, contact William Wood CHt at 801-203-3405 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit me at www.northernutahhypnosis.com
I wrote this article as part of a continuing education course I took at www. modernjedi.com