Often personal change seems much harder than it ought to be. People may have accomplished many projects successfully only to feel disappointed in themselves when they cannot do something that seems minor in comparison. What makes it worse is when friends or acquaintances explain that all it needs is willpower, the willpower to stop certain eating habits, to stop snacking at night, to not smoke the last cigarette at the end of the day, to choose different relationships.
In fact, there is no need for any negative self-evaluation. When we have habits that resist all our effort to change it just means that our conscious mind is in an argument with our ‘inner being’. Personal changes usually require the cooperation of our deeper mind. The subconscious always seems to be much stronger. In hypnosis, we can change subconscious habits that are no longer helpful.