A great way to begin any self-hypnosis program is to ask yourself what your goals are, and then prioritize them in order of importance. You have to be careful not to overwhelm the subconscious by trying to tackle too many issues at once. Start with whatever is the most pressing issue for you, and go from there. Remember, your subconscious is very childlike.
Your statements or suggestions should follow these rules, ordered by order of importance:
- Be about something you have strong emotional motivation for
- Be positive
- Omit negating words such as “not”, “wont”, “don’t”
- Do not speak of the topics, items, or words that you want “less of”.
- Speak of the things you “do want”, or want more of.
- Be in the present tense
- Ex. I am dancing easily or I dance easily
- Speak of action not ability
- Don’t say: I’m be able to dance, I can dance.
- Say: I dance.
- Simple language (good for a 10yr old)
- Exaggerate & emotionalize
- Add a word such as: wonderful, beautiful, amazing, easily, enjoy..
- Be Specific
- Add a generic phrase such as: “or better”, “for the best possible outcome”, “every day, in every way”, or “somehow” to the end of your statement.
Repetition of the statements when used in hypnosis will be important.
I’ll record a video to explain this with a few examples. Stay tuned and check my website again (http://www.wisemindbodyhealing.com/tags/self-hypnosis/) for self-hypnosis articles.
Suggestion Statement Tips
If you are unsure about what to use as your suggestion statement during your self-hypnosis session, you can’t go wrong with this famous all-encompassing autosuggestion by French psychologist Emile Coue:
“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.”
It is better to include intention and emotion as you say, feel, and repeat these positive suggestion statements you are using.
You can also visualize the results in your mind’s eye.
Where does this info come from? All the following sources, and others: Hypnosis suggestion and script writing, NLP, Abraham Hicks, Law of attraction, Louise Hay, muscle testing, psych-k, and mysticism traditions.