Now that the New Year is fully underway, let me ask: How are you doing with your New Years Resolutions? Are they working out? Let’s go over a few facts that you can use to stay on track or get back on track.
On track or off track, our lives are examples of the Subconscious Mind at work. Do you know that about 88% of your functioning is motivated by the subconscious? That’s why you can’t explain some things about your behaviors, and why they seem to be “automatic.” The part of your mind that runs programs in the background is in charge, and it runs the programs that it thinks are best for you.
Your subconscious does what it thinks is best, including: smoking, overeating, worrying, nail-biting, you name it. Somewhere along the line, your subconscious learned that these behaviors are “good” and necessary, and it will keep running the programs until it learns to do something else instead. The conscious mind wants to be in charge, though, so it will rationalize and justify so that it can feel it has “decided” what to do. The conscious and subconscious are in conflict—fertile ground for stress and anxiety.
Here’s how to re-train the subconscious mind: Get into a comfortable position, sitting or lying, in a safe and secure environment. Allow your mind to relax along with your body. Concentrate on the rhythm of your breathing until body and mind relax and it seems as if you are in a daydream state. With practice, you will be able to achieve this state at will, in just a few seconds. At the point that you go into this state, visualize your desired state as clearly and imaginatively as possible. See yourself, or pretend or imagine that you are doing the desired behaviors and that you have achieved the goal. Just pretend. In this highly suggestible state, affirmations are not necessary, because the imagination works faster than the words. Trust in the immense power of your own suggestibility, and allow your imagination to teach your subconscious how to do something new or different. Imagine that you are feeling physically energize and contented and just so happy in every cell of your entire body. Really feel the sensations, and allow them to continue long after your self-hypnosis session is over. Imagine or pretend that you are allowing yourself to have the best outcome that you can possibly imagine!
When your conscious mind and subconscious mind are pointing in the same direction, you become unstoppable!
If you have any question about self-hypnosis, give me a call! (732) 272-7230.