Learn Self Hypnosis
Imagine you know that you have a problem you really want to solve.
Perhaps you want the freedom to buy foods without guilt, or have the choice to walk by a bakery, smell the delicious food and still walk on by instead of being irresistibly drawn towards fresh pastries, like a mariner being wooed to the rocks by a Siren.
Maybe you want to want to make a statement that says you CAN change, despite how it looks. What is it that you need to change because you want to settle down, and you know a certain habit of behaviour doesn’t really reflect well on you?
Sometimes it’s amazing how a simple change at the unconscious level can work. I’ve seen so many of my clients finally meet a stunning partner, who makes them deliriously happy, get married and settled down because they cleared up an old anxiety or fear – or just learned about how to prioritise a goal at the unconscious level.
If you want to make sure you don’t stay getting the same results then listen very carefully. If you’re either good at starting projects but never finish or never even get started, then you’re in trouble.
That’s a lot of people in a lot of areas.
If you don’t understand hypnosis and the unconscious mind, it’s like your mind is that car that a person skips servicing year after year, hoping it will keep going from A to B. One day, it ends up costing you, and probably at the worst possible time.
So what can you do?
It’s very important that you solve it but don’t know how consciously.
You want to gain agreement and compliance in some fashion from your habit-forming unconscious part of you.
Today you are introduced to three advanced tools of hypnosis that will make that happen.
Firstly, let’s clear your mind (for a few minutes).
If you want to make progress, we need to find some ways to help you break the pattern of the usual self-talk. When you think about it, doesn’t most of what you say to yourself (“thinking”) keep replaying like an old record?
Aren’t you fed up of hearing yourself saying things to yourself that are totally demotivating?
Well, there are a couple of cool ways that you can conscious influence your unconscious mind to stop replaying that, and create some space and inner quiet for new behaviours to take root.
Now I teach this form of self-hypnosis to my clients, but I’ll give you the basics.
Step 1: Clear Your Mind
You can either:
a) PLACE YOUR TONGUE ON THE ROOF OF YOUR MOUTH, JUST BEHIND YOUR TEETH. This will stop you subvocalizing and reduce self-talk. Do it now. Notice how you can’t “think” in the usual way.
Yes, I know for some people that’s scary! But don’t worry. Take your tongue away and you’ll hear yourself again.
b) MASTER PERIPHERAL VISION. The easiest way to do this to look up at a point near the top of the wall. Stay focused on that point and let your vision gradually “expand” so you notice everything to the left and right sides of that point you stay focused on. Notice the ceiling above and floor below – all the same time. But just notice these out the corners of your eyes, as you stay focused on that one spot. Your vision will go slightly blurry. Just relax your yes.
Why do this? It’s pretty amazing, but this will quiet your mind long enough for you to focus on new behaviours.
Step 2: Regulate Your Breathing to Trigger the Relaxation Response
Secondly, you need to learn to TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR BREATHING. This is especially important if you tend to get stressed or angry or you want to stop smoking.
But to be honest, pretty much any one will benefit from this. Start breathing in through your nose. Exhale out your mouth. Make sure that the exhalation out your mouth is roughly twice as long as the inhalation through your nose.
Stop and do this for 30 seconds now. Don’t even think about reading on. STOP and do this now.
How does that feel?
Step 3: Now Use Your Imagination Powerfully
Ok you’ve cleared your mind, your unconscious mind, of the current clutter
How can you use that to your benefit?
Here’s how. Studies show that visualising your goals does NOT work and actually is more likely to make sure you won’t get them. Many people also think they can’t visualise, so I suggestion that you just consider, reflect or imagine what you want to happen…and the secret ingredient for success below.
(You heard right, but that’s for another article. Stay posted).
What the peer-review literature is showing is that when you IMAGINE obstacles you are likely to face, and consider ways in which you could try to overcome them, then magic starts to happen. It seems to tap into a deeper level of both the reptilian brain and cerebral cortex that says “Danger ahead. Let’s take a step back and SEE what we can do about that.”
You’ve probably heard that athletes use visualisation. They do. You’ve probably heard that it will bring you riches (it won’t). What it will do is allow you to program your unconscious mind to prepare for problems, and help you approach them with increased resourcefulness, so you are much more likely to make progress.
Now that may not sound as sexy. But it’s good news. You wouldn’t want to do something that wasted your valuable time after all, would you? You want to know that you are getting the best up-to-the-minute advice.
No, that’s not negative. It’s a just a fact. You and I will experience problems every day and we need to be prepared for them. It’s why sometimes you have dreams that you don’t like. Your mind is working out all the possible scenarios where there could be problems and is saying “Let’s test this and that out. Let’s see what happens.”
So, take 30 seconds now, and imagine a problem over the next week. Consider your immediate likely first response e.g. dread or worry. Then see yourself trying something out. See yourself tackling it head on, but in a calm, or at least in a resourceful way. Do you need to ask a question for clarification? Do you need to ask a person for 5 minutes to consider some information? How might you positively impact upon this situation. And if there is virtually nothing you can do about it (unlikely, but possible), how might you accept this fact, and look to influence the future.
Pretty cool, isn’t it?
Putting It All Together
When I work with clients, I elicit the precise blocks, tailor the exact scenarios, down to the language their inner mind uses, and help them access the resources that they need to come up with a game plan to influence their unconscious mind.
I teach all my clients self-hypnosis, and how to achieve deep somnambulism (the deepest state of traditional hypnosis), so they can increase the benefits of their sessions over time, and become masterful and confident at programming their own minds without the need for anyone else. Even a brand-new state of the art car is going to need some maintenance, so I give each client a course that is installed deep inside, so it’s as a easy as 1-2-3.
But you can start today by taking 2 minutes to put it all together:
1) Teeth touching upper palate where it meets the top of your teeth. Get a point on the wall and go into peripheral vision, as light smile appears on your face
2) Start breathing in through your nose and exhale out your mouth. Let the rhythm be natural for you, but let the exhalation be longer than the inhale
3) Imagine dealing with a problem or uncomfortable situation. See yourself being resourceful and look at how that feels .
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