Self hypnosis is just another way of saying Positive thinking.
Dr. Gurgevich explaines all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Youíre aware of where you are and what youíre doing at all times," he said.
Try it: Follow the guidelines below, practicing for at least a few minutes once or more each day...
Promote a trance state. ... Deliberately focus attention on your own thoughts, with a narrowing of awareness of other stimuli, which enhances your acceptance of suggestions. What to do: Sit or lie in a safe and relaxing place where you wonít be distracted. Focus on your breath for a few moments, then silently repeat to yourself, I am going into a trance... I am shifting my attention inward. When you feel yourself become absorbed in your imagination, as occurs when you are caught up in a daydream, you are in a trance state (really -- thatís all it is!) in which you can deliver messages to your subconscious mind
While in your trance, offer yourself suggestions. Silently or aloud, repeat to yourself, "I am losing weight... I am lighter and thinner... my palate and food preferences are changing... I crave the healthy foods and portions that support my ideal body." During your trance (and whenever else you think about weight or food during the day), let yourself believe what you want to happen actually is happening now.
Why it works: "The subconscious mind canít tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined, so it uses the combination of what you want (to lose weight) and what you believe (that you are losing weight) to create a blueprint for action,"
Dr. Gurgevich said. Eliminate the word try -- it is more powerful to say I am than to say Iím trying. Keep your words and images positive. Don't use the word 'not' or 'no'; avoid terms like "I will not eat..."
Create healthful cravings. Rather than struggling to suppress cravings for candy, fries or other unhealthful fare, use the power of a craving by transferring it to a healthful food.
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