Why learning self hypnosis suggestions benefits you – If you are currently struggling to keep focused on goals…
to give up an addictive craving or want to achieve some heady goals then learning the basics of hypnotic suggestion maybe an excellent solution.
The techniques used in self hypnosis are actually used everyday by high performance athletes…
successful movers and shakers in the business world, and people wanting to give up smoking,…
or to stop raiding the cookie jar and loose weight the world over.
Self hypnosis or autosuggestion is something we actually do all the time.
We just may not realize it.
Our mind is a very powerful thing.
Try the following exercise to see how powerful your mind actually is.
(You may want to read it to the end and then close your eyes if that is easier)
Imagine you have an orange in your hand.
Think about how round and firm it is, and how juicy it is inside.
It’s been freshly picked, and has a lovely deep orange color all over it.
Now hold out that hand and spend time imagining how it feels in your hand.
Take that orange and place it down on a cutting board.
Take an imagined knife and slice that orange in half, and then half again
Pick up one of the segments.
Feel the cool juices from the orange drip down your fingers as you lift the piece to you mouth.
Open your mouth and put the orange inside, biting down on the flesh and letting the juice run down your tongue.
Think about how it tastes, the sweetness of the citrus juice in your mouth.
What This Exercise Does
Nearly everyone who does this exercise experiences something quite extraordinary.
The taste buds in their mouths are stimulated…
and their mouth produces saliva to help the body digest the orange – even though it isn’t real.
Because the thoughts we hold in our mind have the power to make physiological changes to our body.
Our thoughts can change the way we work, think and behave.
If a simple exercise imagining eating an orange can make your mouth get ready for actually eating it…
imagine how effective changing other behaviors can be, by repeating a simple idea or creating a powerful visualization.
Even if you have never consciously explored self hypnosis before you will have at times tried to talk yourself into something.
Repeating an idea or belief over, and over again can help us internalize the idea until it becomes a natural part of us.
Many of us do this without calling it self hypnosis.
Feeling a little down all the time?
Perhaps your self talk has some of the following phrases
“I’m no good” or “I can’t do this”
There is a children’s story about The Little Engine That Could.
It is about a little train who is able to pull a weight that is heavier than it is built to pull simply through its belief in itself.
As it pulls the load behind it, the Little Engine cries “I think I can. I think I can.” And the Little Engine can.
Self hypnosis helps those things that you struggle against to become more straightforward and attainable.
It’s not about bending the laws of physics, allowing you to fly or have superpowers…
but it is all about tapping into the tremendous power of your mind and utilizing it to its fullest capacity.