Healing the self through reprogramming the mind
Relaxation + Visualisation = Manifestation
What is self-hypnosis? Self-hypnosis gives you practical tools to first quiet the mind and relax the body, it allows you to create healing energy and behavioural changes through reprogramming how the mind thinks and body feels.
As humans we learn behaviour for self-protection and survival and can hang onto learnt childhood responses which are not necessary for our survival to date. It is good to review these behaviours as we grow and change.
Self-hypnosis at first will teach you how to quiet the mind and learn relaxation. Stage one is to find a chair with a straight back and where your feet can comfortably reach the floor. 2 – turn everything off and sit quietly with eyes closed 3 – relax each part of your body by feeling or visualising each muscle including the face. Start with the feet work up to the body to the head. Subconsciously tell each muscle to relax and feel it physically relax.
Next count back from 100 down to 1, as you do this see yourself in your mind’s eye either walking down stairs or going down in a lift. You can visualize any type of descending activity that you feel comfortable with. Once you reach the bottom see yourself entering your favourite place through a door and stay there for a bit familiarising yourself with the environment. This can be a beach, woods, house, it’s your fantasy so enjoy it. Try and visualize colours, sounds, noise, objects, feelings. Feel yourself relaxing and just being in that space.
When you’re ready to leave count up from 1 – 10, now ascending your stairs or lift, and with each step tell yourself you are waking feeling confident, happy, strong and ready to fulfill your destiny in love and light. Practice daily and you’ll get better at it. You may not see changes straight away but stick with it.
Most people are afraid to just sit with self and hear their thoughts. Know you are in total control over your body and mind and therefore self. This exercise will help you have more control over your thinking and then, in turn, your actions and behaviours.
I will soon be introducing visualisation techniques that will help break behaviours and blockages to achieving your goals but this is the first stages of achieving healing through visualisation.
Part 1 = the “I”
Loving self is the first stage to mental health and self confidence. Loving self is about accepting yourself as you are, that’s both positive and negative traits of self. We must also understand and tame what the buddhist call, the monkey mind. This is the eternal chatter that goes on within ourselves.
Let’s start with self, we have an individual self the ’I’ and a social self the ’me’. To feel comfortable in our skin we have to marry the two. So I will begin with the ‘I’, this is the private self that only you know. These are your “I” statements, as in “I am beautiful” or opposing statement “I am ugly”. “I am gay” or “I get angry / jealous”. These are all” “I statements that you can choose to share with others or not.
When you talk about self in terms of “I” how do you describe yourself to you and then to others. If these aren’t positive statements and beliefs about self then you need to change the conversation. Instead of concentrating on what you believe to be negatives about yourself start describing and talking about yourself only in positive terms. What do you love about yourself, what do you do well.
Then your next step is accepting the traits in yourself that you perceive as negative and put them into a more positive light.
So what do I mean by this, an example is “I’m fat / ugly”, change this to “I’m a beautiful person but I need to lose some weight” or “what do I need to do to feel better about myself”.
A bit like writing a reference, it is not acceptable or professional to only give negative comments no matter how bad that employee was. You have to find positives before laying into the negatives. Even when you are giving negatives you still need to put them in a professional manner.
So for instance you can not just say “she / he was always late” or “he / she is lazy”.
You would have to come at it from a different angle e.g “she / he is a good team player but has a problem with time keeping” or “he / she is a good communicator but lacks motivation”.
Did you see what I did there 🙂
This is no different when we talk about the self in “I” statements. So whenever critiquing the self think how you may do it in a reference. This ensures you have a certain amount of positivity when it comes to the self and changing behaviours and thoughts that restrict you.