Some pointers on self-hypnosis and tips to raise self-esteem
Do you remember in an earlier post I mentioned a couple of times that everyone goes in and out of hypnosis daily? And, I also spoke of negative self talk as being a major reason for a poor esteem, outcome or outlook? What if you took those two things that you do on a daily basis and use it as a tool to feel good about yourself? I can hear some folks now; "Oh Rich, that sounds good but I don't go into hypnosis on my own.", or "Yeah , right! You're pie hole is making noise that doesn't make sense!", or even "Sounds good, but it's going to take years to feel confident or good again". You're dead wrong because you are always in the driver's seat of your emotional well being, and a few minutes a day WILL make a difference. That is if you 'WANNA" change.
There are some of you who may benefit from not changing, having some secondary gain to feeling downbeat, playing the victim so to speak. After all, you've survived in your emotional bunker for just about your whole life, and risk may be an overwhelming thought. Simply put, you may feel comfortable where you are at emotionally. You are the ones that may need to come visit me for a couple of hypnosis sessions as well as learn some self-hypnosis techniques. Remember, "all hypnosis is self-hypnosis".
You can easily and safely do self-hypnosis to eliminate negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with positive thoughts to boost self-esteem. Hypnosis is nothing more than a heightened state of receptivity, suggestibility, responsiveness, and/or openess to thoughts, sensations or actions, whereby the end result is acquiring automatic positive responses.
Whether you believe it or not, you're almost always in a hypnotic state, also referred to trance or hypnagogic state. But, it's especially noticeable when falling alseep or when waking up, that in between state. Previously, when explaining hypnosis, I told you to notice how effective television commercials are in order to get an idea of how suggestibility works; or how media in general influences public thought and action. The words, colors, music, feelings, scenes, etcetera all go into the ads to control your "wants, needs or desires".
During hypnosis your brain switches from the normal thinking, sensory-motor beta frequency to a lower alpha frequency, which is a more relaxed, aware, and expanded state. This is where creativity and ideas come from, it's a state of peace and well-being. This state is the bridge to forgotten memories, a place which your subconscious mind is open to new programming; where real change happens. This state is recognizable by one or more of the following bodily sensations:
* Tingling fingertips
* Feeling of floating away from your body
* Numbness or limb distorion
* Heavy like sinking
* Fluttering eyelids
* Increase/decrease in salivation
* Energy moving through the body
* Tiredness without falling asleep
* Heightened emotions,...
Following is a thumbnail approach to self-hypnosis (actual step by step is taught to clients during their first session):
1. Generate a goal/intention.
2. Formulate statement with certain characteristics:
* easily understood
* able to be repeated in 5 seconds or less
* use of vivid, positve believable images
* and much more
3. Comfortable positions, and breathing.
* breathing is to certain specific rates
4. Deepening as the breath travels to 10 specific body parts.
5. The goal is brought in at this point.
6. Visualizing it as attained.
7. Feeling gratitude.
* There is a minimum time for feeling thankful.
Emotions are the fuel sending the subconsious into action. Be in touch with them and you will have success. In any case, a person practicing self-hypnosis for whatever reason should become very relaxed and free of stress and tensions.
Other tips to help raise self-esteem are:
* Set small, attainable self challenges
* Be easy on yourself, be more compassionate
* Hold on to the positives
* Practice gratitude
* Develop assertiveness.
The perceptions you have of yourself is often based on false beliefs you formed in childhood. Those beliefs are learned, so you can therefore unlearn them. Your self-esteem is maleable and able to change, as long as you have the right tools.
If you are ready to make a change, contact Lakes Region Hypnosis Center and/or Peaceful Light Healing & Hypnosis for your personalized session(s).
This is the final article in this series about Confidence, Self-Esteem and Negative Input. It is my hope you enjoyed the journey and were able to learn a little about why some individuals feel the way they do. I hope you also depart with the knowledge that you can always change, sometimes on your own, but definitely always with the asistance from a professional, certified hypnotist such as me. I am only a phone call or an email away. Whatever negative the mind creates can be rectified through the use of our powerful, subconscious mind. Let your healing begin. Let us help you help yourself.
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BREATHE - RELAX - HEAL
Welcome to Lakes Region Hypnosis Center's information sharing blog
I would like to begin my blogging career (sounds funny for a 60-something to be saying) by just introducing myself and some of the services we provide. My goal is to introduce you all to me and the wonderful worlds of hypnosis and other alternative, less expensive (in the long run) healing modalities we provide and clearly work. My intention is to also educate the public through my blogging.
I am a 67 year old who refuses to retire. I have worn many hats in my many careers, one could say it took me a long time to discover what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. I will say it did take me a while though. I've been part of management team where I was responsible for a multi-million dollar communication budget in a large financial institution. I left the corporate world as a thirty something and became a healthcare worker in a county nursing home. This was a very rewarding vocation by the way, but the greedy corporate world began sticking their fingers in the proverbial pot and infesting that career with their greed and gluttony. But, that's a whole different blogging path for the politically inclined, and does not belong here. I finished my career as a political action coordinator for a national public employee union and was forced out to pasture. Yes folks, even the unions have their dark side. But, I've always wanted to help others along the way, a healer so to speak. Whether a human client or a pet client (Animal Reiki attuned), I have always been driven to open up my heart, mind and arms to those who need some assistance along the way.
I began seeking a healing path for myself and something to provide comfort to others. I entered my chrysalis stage, my transition to the more spiritual path, that of a provider of proven alternative healing modalities. I became a Reiki Master/Teacher, actually being attuned through a local Reiki Master from Gilmanton and another from the West Coast. and still felt there there was more. I began various training along the way, as a physical medium, a crystal worker, and so on and so forth. I rounded out my resume at the Thomas Institute of Hypnosis and the National Guild of Hypnotists becoming a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. And this is the "Readers Digest" version of how I got to where I am now.
Operating out of Tilton, New Hampshire, ergo the name Lakes Region Hypnosis Center; we also perform Reiki healing sessions under Peaceful Light Healing (or PLH). PLH was my first organization and is now a part of our Lakes Region Hypnosis Center operation. Effectively combining both powerful tools (Hypnosis & Reiki) and we have created a healing modality second to none and without OPIODS. Healing others is a love and passion for us. Continuous education in the art of hypnosis on a regular basis, as well as consuming mandatory reading material is part of our modus operandi and in our operations manual. We also teach healing techniques at various metaphysical facilities and institutions. Sharing information at community events and local libraries, schools, and other public and private venues is always on our agenda. So please, continue to watch this website for updated events. Maybe learn a thing or two about hypnosis, Reiki, or even a bit about physical mediumship. But, be sure to watch my blogs for upcoming information to help demystify hypnosis and bring it to the forefront of where it belongs. The subconscious mind is a powerful tool for healing; and remember this, "if you can think it, it CAN happen". And don't forget about the Reiki!
Future posts will include myths and phobias of hypnotism, pain management, healthy living, stress and stressors, encountering negative suggestions and negative self talk, self hypnotism, emotional trauma, mind-body spirit, subconscious mind, daily affirmations and intentions, circumstance or predetermined, deja vu all over again, breathing techniques, Reiki, chakra centers, Past Life Regression "real or not" and many more topics on healing. So until the next post,
Breath - Relax - Heal.
P.S. Please let me know how I performed in my first blog post ever.