One of the biggest tumbling blocks that my darling coaching clients sometimes come up against is how to change those habits, negative thought patterns and behaviors that they are easy to let go of. While the biggest learning that I teach them is simple awareness, everyone is different, which means that everyone has to find a way that works best for them.
This is where the gypset guide to self hypnosis comes in. To make it easier, I’ve been a busy little gypsetter, and have created a recorded version of the self hypnosis, just for you to buy and download!
Self-hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind which can be defined as a heightened state of focused concentration. With it, you can change your thinking, kick bad habits, and take control of the person you are – as well as relaxing and de-stressing from everyday life. It’s similar to meditation, but more focused on areas you want to transform.
1. SET YOUR HYPNOSIS INTENTION
Are you doing it just to relax? For self-improvement? To train your mind to be still and calm? If you’re doing it to achieve a greater end (weight loss, quitting smoking, earning more money etc.), prepare a list of affirmations.
Self-hypnosis can be used just for relaxation, sure, but it can be for a number of life-enhancing things, too. Many use it to achieve their goals, change their thinking, or just as general positive reinforcement or motivation.
Choose 3 statements that fulfill your intention.
Here are some examples of affirmations you could try:
If you want to quit a bad habit, something to the point is the most effective. Think along the lines of, “I do not want to smoke. Cigarettes have no appeal to me.”
If you want to improve your sense of self worth and esteem, aim for something like, “I am capable of whatever I set my mind to. I am in control and I am valuable.”
If you want to reach a specific goal, like weight loss, say it in the present tense: “I am eating healthy. I am losing weight. My clothes feel better and I feel better.”
If you want to manifest more money you could say “Money comes to me frequently and easily from known and unknown sources. I always have more than enough.”
You should avoid using statements with a negative connotation, such as “I don’t want to be tired and irritable.” Instead, say, “I am becoming calm and relaxed.” Examples of positive statements include: “I am strong and slender,” “I am successful and positive,” and, if you have pain, “My back is beginning to feel wonderful.”
These are statements you will be reciting to yourself when you’re under hypnosis. Again, it’s up to you, but many find them life-affirming and effective.
2. PREPARE FOR HYPNOSIS
First, make sure you get into your most comfortable clothing. This is where leggings and soft, loose cotton tops are perfect. There’s nothing more distracting than clothes pinching you in some way, from taking yourself into hypnosis.
Also, get a blanket ready in case you get cold easily. Being warm really helps,you get into that trance-like state necessary to change your thought processes.
Go to a quiet room and sit in any comfortable chair, couch, or bed. Although some people (like me) prefer to lie down, you are more susceptible to sleep than when sitting up. Whether you sit or lie, ensure that you do not cross your legs or any part of your body. Remain open and relaxed.
Make sure you are not going to be disturbed for at least half an hour. No self-hypnosis is effective if it gets interrupted by a phone call, a pet, or a kid. Turn off your phone (and the alerts), lock the door, and sequester yourself. This is you time.
3. ENTER HYPNOSIS
To make this part really, really easy for you I’ve recorded the entire self hypnosis guide for you on top of a beautiful backing track, so all you need to do is relax and listen. You can download your own copy HERE right now, for only $7.
“I just finished your self-hyposis MP3…I have been looking for a meditation to help me with recent health issues. It was such a lovely experience. I feel like I will integrate this into my morning practice frequently. And it was awesome to hear your voice!”
Elle North | Intuitive Reiki Master
4. ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Mean it. No self-hypnosis or mantra will manifest itself in real life if you don’t actually mean it. In order for this to be effective, you have to believe in yourself and your actions.
If the first time doesn’t seem effective, don’t write it off automatically. Some things take time to get used to and to get good at. Come back to it in a few days and revisit the experiences. You may be surprised.
Open your mind. You have to believe there is a possibility of this working in order for it to work. Any skepticism on your part will impede your progress.
Visualize situations. Whatever it is you’re working toward — be it confidence, weight loss, positive thinking, whatever — visualize yourself in the situation acting as you’d like to react or being as you’d like to be. If you want to be thinner, imagine yourself sliding into your skinny jeans with ease, modeling in the mirror, smiling at your beautiful body. The endorphin rush alone will be worth it!
Many use hypnosis to get over certain issues like shyness. You don’t have to attack the shyness head on; something related will do. Simply imagining yourself going about the world with your head high, smiling, and making eye contact can be the first step toward a more extroverted you.
Use it to better yourself. Find a goal of yours you’d like to achieve and concentrate on it during your relaxed state. Think of the person you’d like to be and be that person. Hypnosis is great for a deep, deep meditation, but it’s better in that it can be used for a bigger, better purpose. Many people find that they emerge more positive and with a sense of purpose afterward. Take advantage of that possibility!
There is no wrong way to go about this. Whether it’s kicking a bad habit, having focus in your work life, or just changing your thinking, hypnosis can help. Getting rid of the stressors in your life is an integral part of being the person you want to become and this will help. And the more you do it, the better and more natural it’ll feel.