Simple Self-Suggestion.

December 17th, 2012

Have you ever done this?

You need to get up early one morning – say, 3 or 4 o clock. The previous night you set your alarm for this early hour and the last thing you say to yourself before going to sleep is: “I’ve got to be up 4 o clock tomorrow.” And, almost as if by magic, at one minute to 4, you’re awake!

Almost all of us have done this at one point or another in our lives. But what most people fail to realize is that what is happening here is nothing less than the power of suggestion in action.

Here’s something else you’ve probably done. You go to bed on Sunday night and the last thing you say to yourself is something like: “Oh no, not Monday morning again. I really wish the weekend wasn’t over.” Then you wake up on Monday feeling low and have a negative start to the week.

Self-administered suggestions before going to sleep can act as a kind of hypnotherapy session. I teach a powerful form of self-hypnosis in which you give yourself the therapeutic suggestions before the trance induction. Self-suggestion before sleep works in exactly the same way. And I’m increasingly urging all my clients to use this simple but powerful tool to support the formal therapy work we do in full hypnotherapy sessions.

So – by telling the world this little secret am I in danger of putting myself out of business? If we can all do hypnotherapy ourselves then who needs a hypnotherapist? Well – life isn’t that simple. Sometimes we are not aware of the actual nature of the changes which we need to make in order to live happier and healthier lives. And even if we do know what changes we need to make, it is one thing knowing that and quite another actually proceeding to make the change. Only a tiny minority of people who read these words will try self-suggestion for themselves. Of that tiny minority only a very few will try it more than once. The capacity for change, and the power to change, lies within us. But it usually takes a couple of formal hypnotherapy sessions, performed by a qualified and experienced therapist, to set the wheels of change in motion.

But if any of that tiny tiny minority who use self-suggestions successfully would like to contact me I would be very interested to hear your story.

Horsham Hypnotherapy: serving clients from Horsham, Crawley, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Guildford, Redhill and all parts of West Sussex, East Sussex and Surrey. Contact us today.

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