Achieve Your Goals With Self-Hypnosis

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Achieve Your Goals With Self-Hypnosis

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What comes to your mind when you think of hypnosis? Probably stage shows where people are made to do silly or mystifying things. Possibly also the controversial subject of “lost memory retrieval,” or dramas where unsuspecting victims are made to commit crimes without their knowledge. In any case, it’s not something you think of in the context of ordinary life. So this may come as a shock – each one of us is basically in a state of self-hypnosis all the time. We are constantly entrancing ourselves with a steady stream of hypnotic suggestions in the form of beliefs about ourselves, our lives, the future, and everything we consider to be “real.”

How to use self-hypnosis for achieving goals

Self-hypnosis is often used to modify behavior, emotions and attitudes. For instance, many people use self-hypnosis to help deal with the problems of everyday living. Self-hypnosis can boost confidence and even help people develop new skills. A great stress and anxiety reliever, it can also be used to help overcome habits such as smoking and overeating. Sports men and women can enhance their athletic performance with self-hypnosis, and people suffering from physical pain or stress-related illnesses also find it helpful.

A self-hypnosis technique

Here is a simple but yet effective technique of self-hypnosis that is called eye-fixation and is one of the most popular and effective forms of self-hypnosis ever developed. Reduce distractions by going into a room where you are unlikely to be disturbed and turning off your phone, television, computer, and start with the steps below.

1. Sit in a comfortable chair with your legs and feet uncrossed.

Avoid eating a large meal just before so you don’t feel bloated or uncomfortable. Unless you wish to nod off, sit in a chair, as lying down on a bed will likely induce sleep. You may also wish to loosen tight clothing and take off your shoes. If you wear contact lenses, it is advisable to remove them. Keep your legs and feet uncrossed.

2. Look up at the ceiling and take in a deep breath.

Without straining your neck or tilting your head to far back pick a point on the ceiling and fix your gaze on that point. While you keep your eyes fixed on that point take in a deep breath and hold it for a moment and then breathe out. Silently repeat the suggestion: “My eyes are tired and heavy and I want to SLEEP NOW”. Repeat this process to yourself another couple of times and, if your eyes have not already done so, let them close and relax in a normal closed position. It is important when saying the suggestion that you say it to yourself as if you mean it.

3. Let your body relax.

Allow your body to become loose and limp in the chair. Then slowly and with intention count down silently from five to zero. Tell yourself that with each and every count you’re becoming more and more relaxed. Stay in this relaxed state for a number of minutes while focusing on your breathing. Be aware how relaxed your body is becoming. In fact, the less you try, the more relaxed you become.

4. When ready, come back to the room by counting up from one to five.

Tell yourself that you are becoming aware of your surroundings and at the count of five you will open your eyes. Count up from one to five in a lively, energetic manner. At the count of five, open your eyes and stretch your arms and legs.

Repeat this technique three or four times and notice how each time you reach a deeper level of relaxation

 

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