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Changing Yourself For The Better Through Self Hypnosis

Aug 28, 2007
Self hypnosis can be a great way to get rid of your bad habits and change your life for the better. By hypnotizing yourself, you can communicate with your subconscious mind and talk yourself into becoming more productive, sleep better, manage pain and change your attitude, and your life, in a positive way.

Once you learn how to hypnotize yourself, you'll be able to open up your subconscious mind for suggestions or affirmations on anything you want. Need to lose weight? Self hypnosis can help! Want to quit smoking? It can help with that too! Do you procrastinate too much? You could hypnotize yourself to become more productive.

You see, the subconscious mind is very powerful and it controls a lot of the things that you do, however it doesn't really think or rationalize it just does what it is told. You can't really talk to your subconscious mind directly, but through hypnosis you can relax your body and your mind enough to be able to communicate with it and plant affirmations or suggestions in there that will have a profound effect on the way you behave.

Self hypnosis may be easier than you think. It's almost a little bit like meditation but in meditating you want to clear your mind totally and in hypnosis you want to focus on suggestions for your subconscious mind.

First off, you'll need to identify a problem that you want to work on. We all have plenty of those now, don't we? Let's say you want to eat better in order to be healthier and lose weight. Your affirmations or suggestions you want to use could be something like "I only eat when I am hungry" and "I eat nutritious foods and only the portions I need".

The trick to communicating with your subconscious mind is to realize that it can't tell the difference between a negative or positive so giving it a statement like "I will NOT overeat" won't have the effect you want and, in fact, will only plant the "overeat" suggestion and your mind. So what you really want to do is stick to saying things that you do want instead of what you don't want.

To try to hypnotize yourself you first need to relax. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Believe it or not, this is very difficult for a lot of people. You want to be sure to choose a place in your home as well as a time when no one will interrupt you. You need to try to relax your body first starting at your toes and working all the way up, breath deeply and try to minimize the chatter in your brain.

Once you are relaxed, then you can try to put yourself into a hypnotic state. You might ask, what exactly is a hypnotic state? That's a hard question to answer because it's different for everyone, however, once you are in it you will know! The key is that you can't be on the lookout for yourself to be in this state or it will never happen! You just need to relax, let go and let it happen. One thing you can do is try counting down just like in the movies.

Contrary to what many people believe, when you are in a hypnotic state you will not be unconscious. Although, if you do relax yourself too much you might fall asleep but this is not what you want! Once you get in this state you can start repeating your affirmations to yourself (not out loud). This actually works even better if you use pictures or images instead of words. For example, picture yourself eating big healthy salads and fruits and then picture yourself being thin, fitting into some of your old favorite clothes and stepping on the scale and seeing it register the weight you want.

The last thing you need to do is end the session so that your subconscious mind knows you are done sending it affirmations. You can do something simple like counting up to come out of the state or just saying you're gradually going to come up out of the state and slowly becoming more aware of their surroundings around you.

Self hypnosis is not difficult, but it might take quite a bit of practice before you can do it with ease. Don't get discouraged and give up if at first you don't succeed because this is a very powerful way for you to control your behavior and change yourself for the better. If you keep at it, you will soon be amazed at how things turn around for you and you will find that you really can't have everything you want in life!
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For more on hypnosis visit http://www.hypnosislearningguide.com where you can learn more about using hypnosis as well as how self hypnosis can help improve your life.
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