I copied this from Dr. McKenna's USA site.
Before you do this exercise read through all the steps first.
Everyone receives compliments and praise from time to time. Sometimes they may seem trivial, like ‘Hey, you’re looking great’ or ‘You look sharp today’. At other times they may seem quite significant, like ‘You are so sexy’, or ‘Do you know how much people respect you?’
Sincere, positive perceptions from others, which you might not have been able to see or fully appreciate from the point of view you had at the time, can be valuable in learning to appreciate your own qualities more fully and enhance your self-esteem now.
The next three techniques will help you to eliminate emotional hunger by enabling you to feel better and better about yourself every time you look in the mirror. Read through each technique several times until you know the steps and then go and do it. The entire process will take no more than ten minutes, and can be repeated as often as you choose.
Here are several techniques that will help you increase your self esteem and confidence right now. I have written out each step so you can read through them before you do them if you like.:
1. If it’s appropriate, close your eyes and think of someone who loves or deeply appreciates you. Remember how they look, and imagine they are standing in front of you now.
2. Gently step out of your body and into the body of the person who loves you. See through their eyes, hear through their ears, and feel the love and good feelings they have as you look at yourself. Really notice in detail what it is that they love and appreciate about you. Recognize and acknowledge those amazing qualities that perhaps you hadn’t appreciated about yourself until now.
3. Step back into your own body and take a few moments to enjoy those good feelings of knowing that you are loved and appreciated exactly as you are.
You can keep that inner feeling with you for hours and hours and re-run this exercise whenever you want to boost it. The more you do it, the easier it becomes, and eventually it becomes almost automatic to love and feel loved.
The video is at this link, login to his site and then watch www.mckenna.com/default.aspx?pid=53
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