Self hypnosis can be used to change a great many things in your life. You can use self hypnosis to remove negative emotions associated with bad memories. You can use self hypnosis to remove negative beliefs and create new ones and you can also use self hypnosis to achieve goals!So, if self hypnosis is so powerful how come some people don’t get results from it?
Well the simple answer is that they aren’t using self hypnosis correctly!
In order to get the most from any self hypnosis session you have to know why you are using it. You must have an intention prior to trying self hypnosis or the only thing you will gain from it is deep relaxation. Set a self hypnosis goal!
This self hypnosis goal should be concise and precise. By writing down your statement of intent you solidify the idea of what you want in your mind and give your subconscious mind something to work towards. You create a self hypnosis goal!
Ensure you don’t include what you don’t want in any self hypnosis program. Make your self hypnosis goal positive and success-affirming. For example saying something like “I am no longer overweight” or “I no longer have unpaid bills” is not how you should word your self hypnosis goal. When you focus on not being overweight your mind creates a picture of being overweight. When you think of having no unpaid bills you must first think of unpaid bills. This is true of anything in life but it becomes extremely important in self hypnosis!
The mind works with images! To illustrate this point I would like you to think of your kitchen. Where is the cooker? Do you have a refrigerator? What colour is it? Does the door open to the left or the right?
Can you see that to answer these questions you must call up a visual memory of your home?
Therefore you must create a written statement that only includes the things you want to have and it must not concentrate, in anyway, on the things you no longer wish to experience. Examples of using the positive statements would be “I achieve my ideal weight with ease” rather than “I am no longer overweight”.
By following this advice you ensure that the only picture your mind forms are positive. During self hypnosis, when you recall these pictures, you are instructing your subconscious mind to help you create them.
Now that you have your written statement that outlines what you want from your self hypnosis sessions you can get more specific. By creating a specific, detailed, image of what you want you can re-program your mind using it during a self hypnosis session.
Now, read the statement you created and become aware of the pictures you are seeing in your mind. Make them larger, brighter and more emotional. Alter the mental scene until it becomes exactly as you would want it to be in reality. Keep changing it until it makes you feel really great.
The written statement and mental picture along with the positive emotions becomes your blueprint for success that you will program into your mind during self hypnosis.
There are a multitude of great self hypnosis recordings available for specific needs (and also a multitude of bad ones) and once you have your intention it should be fairly easy to find one to suit your needs. However, should you chose to try self hypnosis without the aid of a recording you can follow the self hypnosis script below. Just keep practising your self hypnosis everyday until you reach your goal.
Self Hypnosis Script:
Before you begin your self hypnosis session position yourself comfortably, either sitting or lying down. Make sure you will not be disturbed.
To start the self hypnosis session look at a spot on the wall or ceiling that is just above eye level. Make sure you keep your head straight so the you have to lift your eyes so it.
Now tense your toes for several seconds and then release the tension allowing them to relax. This lets you notice the difference between tension and relaxation. Next tense you lower legs and release, then your upper legs and release. Do this for all the muscle groups of your body until you have even relaxed your face and scalp.
After only a few moments, due to the strain on your eyes, they will begin to feel tired and you can close them. This is a part of the self hypnosis induction. In your mind count down from ten to one while you take deep breathes. Then imagine that there is a steep staircase in front of you and walk down them into the darkness. Now count down from five to one.
Now imagine there is a winding staircase in front of you with 10 steps. Walk down the staircase while breathing deeply. By this stage you are in a state of trance and your self hypnosis is well underway.
While in this state of self hypnosis you are going to program your subconscious mind. Bring to mind the mental picture you created earlier. See it in all its detail with you in it. Now run the image like a movie and see yourself interacting in that scene. Once you begin to feel positive emotions step into the movie. Walk right into the imagined you and take over their role. How does that feel to be living that image?
Allow yourself to stay in the mental movie for as long as it feel s comfortable. Once you are ready to leave the state of self hypnosis simply count up from one to ten. Start to become aware of the room around you and any sounds that may be apparent. Then open your eyes. Your self hypnosis is complete.
Ensure you take the time each time to perform your self hypnosis. Do this for a month and you are guaranteed to manifest your mental picture!