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How to use Self-Hypnosis to Reprogram your Mind


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Self-hypnosis is an incredible tool for reprogramming beliefs, calling in manifestations, and overall helping you create your dream life.


If you have been interested in self-hypnosis and how to harness the power of your mind, you’re in the right place. I’m a Clinical Hypnotherapist and I’ve personally used self-hypnosis to completely transform my life, and I can’t wait to show you how to do the same.


What is Self-hypnosis?


Self-hypnosis is a simple technique that allows you to enter a trance state and implement positive suggestions that ultimately change the way you think and behave. When you enter a trance state, your mind is more suggestible, which basically means that you are more open to new ideas and new ways of looking at things.


The difference between giving yourself positive suggestions in a conscious state versus a trance state is that in a conscious state, you are more likely to overthink and dismiss those positive suggestions. In a trance state, you are more open to receiving them, and having them impact the way you think and feel.


How to use Self-Hypnosis in 3 Steps


Self-hypnosis is a very simple technique consisting of three steps. Although it is simple, it may take some practice before you really get into the grove of it, but I promise you, it’s worth it.


Step 1: Create a Positive Suggestion


Before you start your self-hypnosis session, it’s important to get clear on what you want to accomplish. This is an important step because the more clarity you have on what you want, the easier it will be to establish a strong belief in yourself.


Once you’re clear on what you want to reprogram, write it down in a simple sentence. This becomes your positive suggestion. When writing your positive suggestion, be sure that it is in the present tense, and that you avoid words like “not” or “don’t”.


As an example, if you want to stop procrastinating, a great positive suggestion would be “I am productive and self motivated”. This focuses on the positive, rather than the negative. A poor positive suggestion might be “I don’t procrastinate anymore”. The focus of this statement is on the negative outcome, which is procrastination.


Make this positive suggestion short and simple so that you can easily recall it while in trance.


Step 2: Induce Trance


The next step is to put yourself into a trance state. Trance occurs when you bring your focus and awareness within. Much like in meditation, you allow the outside world to fade away and bring your focus inside your mind and body.


Some simple ways of inducing a light trance is to focus on your breathing, repeat a mantra, or count down in your mind.


This step takes practice, especially if you are new to meditation or hypnosis. It can be uncomfortable to sit still and focus your attention if you’re not used to it. The key is practice. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.


Step 3: Engage your Imagination


Once you have induced a light trance, begin repeating your positive suggestion over and over in your mind. As you do, begin to imagine this positive suggestion happening now.


If your positive suggestion was “I am productive and self motivated”, imagine seeing yourself doing the tasks you had once put off. Imagine a successful completion of those tasks and make it as real as possible.


By engaging your imagination, you are mentally rehearsing your desired outcome. This is how we start to shift those deeply rooted beliefs, by giving your subconscious mind evidence that something else can be true for you. Use your imagination to experience that positive suggestion happening now, and keep repeating the positive suggestion in your mind.


This step can last anywhere from 1 minute, to 10 minutes. As long as you are mentally engaged, you are feeling your subconscious positive evidence that you are the person that you imagine.


How to create a Self-Hypnosis Practice


Self-hypnosis is a form of reprogramming, which means that it is most effective when used repeatedly. My suggestion is to create a daily self-hypnosis practice that feels manageable and can easily fit within your schedule.


I love to do my self-hypnosis in the morning because it puts me in a great headspace for the rest of the day. However, if evenings are a better time for you to put aside a few minutes, do it then. It matters less about when you do it, and more about doing it regularly.


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Do you want to skip the part where you piece it all together and just dive in? I've done all the work for you and created a downloadable PDF of my Self-Hypnosis Method that you can access instantly with the form below.


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Want to learn more about the power of your mind? Wondering if Hypnosis really works? Check out this article for all that and more.


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