Self-hypnosis is fast becoming one of the most popular method which can prove beneficial in successfully in solving our life’s problems. Self-hypnosis is about taking the courage to admit your own problem and taking action to solve it and bring changes to your life. It is suitable for anyone who wants to change their habits, their personality to make their life better through the power of the unconscious mind.
What is self-hypnosis? First thing first, self-hypnosis is not really about mind control. Well, self-hypnosis is the process of getting in touch with your subconscious mind. Getting in touch with your subconscious mind involves awakening and strengthening the subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind power is a very powerful tool. Hence, self-hypnosis is about linking our conscious mind to the subconscious mind. Hence, in order to utilize the full potential of our mind, it is crucial that we take time off from our busy schedule to talk and practice self-hypnosis.
In case you still having doubts what is self-hypnosis, let me give you a simple analogy. Imagine you are driving a car for the first time. Since this your first try in driving a car, you will most probably feel nervous and be at your utmost alertness level. You will tend to drive slowly and carefully. However, once you master the art of driving and driving becomes your everyday routine, most of us did not even pay the slightest attention to the strategies required to drive a car. All the required steps to driving a car are all heavily implanted into our minds until we do not need to put in any conscious effort. It has by default become a part of the subconscious mind.
Hence, self-hypnosis is also like driving, needs lots of practice until we become masters of self-hypnosis. Again self-hypnosis is not really about mind control.
Now, you may ask what self-hypnosis can do for us? self-hypnosis is one of the methods to let our subconscious mind to communicate with our conscious mind. This can only be done when we are in a relax and comfortable state. When we do self-hypnosis, we reprogram me our mind such that our little computer functions automatically on the responses it has stored in early practice sessions.
Certainly, self- hypnosis is not about mind controlling.
With self-hypnosis, we can reprogram me ourself to get rid of unwanted habits like smoking, stage fright and nervousness. Furthermore, self-hypnosis can help you become a self-confident and high self-esteem man which can greatly make your life better.
So, how exactly do we do self-hypnosis?
There are 2 important you need to acquired to have a successful self-hypnosis.
1) A effective method which can make you in a trance
2) Something you really really want to change (you personality, your habits)
Let us now look at the things you want to change for the better. It could be anything ranging from your social life, your habits, your concentration, anything. Once you decided what you want to change, settle down with a pen and paper to do some writing. Do write about mind controlling other people, it won’t work.
The work you need to do is to write down a statement that encapsulates what you want as if you have it already. You’ll know you have the right statement when you get a pleasurable emotional reaction when you read it. The emotional reaction is important.
After that, you need to make a effort to create a strong mental picture of already achieving what you really want. The picture NEEDS AND MUST have a strong positive feeling to it. A strong positive feeling means you are feeling joyful, happy, ecstatic, excited.
Next, you need to know that your subconscious mind has 3 very powerful attributes. They are namely
Your subconscious mind believes in whatever you tell it whether it is right or wrong.
Your subconscious mind cannot comprehended negatives.
Your subconscious mind will make anything you tell it isn’t true to become true.
It is also crucial that you phrase your needs in a positive way. DO NOT PHRASE IT IN THIS WAY:
I am no longer unhealthy
I am not afraid of cockroaches anymore
I am no longer a chicken
Instead phrase it like
I am enjoying paying all my bills on time with money left over to go out for a meal once a week and a wonderful holiday twice a year.
Accompany this with images of you looking forward to the bills and putting them in the mail, or having fun on your holiday.
I am relaxed and comfortable in all circumstances and situations.
Accompany this with images of you having fun playing Frisbee in the boardroom with your managing director.
I am so successful that I’m now a success guru.
Accompany this with images of you sitting cross-legged on your yacht with a group of admirers eager for your every word.
What works best are the images and words that emerge from within you.
Now back to the beginning – a method of inducing the trance where you can start re-programming your subconscious mind.
Make yourself comfortable, sit on a chair preferably. Concentrate your attention on your feet and ankles and release any anxiety or tension in them. Move to your lower legs and so on up your body, release any bit of tension. Release any tension also around your mouth and eyes.
Count from 10 to 1. Each time you count, tell yourself that you are becoming more and more relaxed until you are receptive to any positive messages. Repeat the messages that you have written and chosen earlier on. Repeat it until the phrase bring into your mind the fantasy you created. Make it as realistic as you can. Make full use of your five senses. When you have fully experienced this allow the image to fade. Allow the mantra to fade, and start to count yourself back up to waking awareness. Remind yourself that when you reach ten you will feel fully alert, refreshed and ready to enjoy the rest of the day/evening.
And as I say, self hypnosis is not about mind control but an effective method to communicate with your unconscious mind to create positive new changes.