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Mindfulness Coach. Mindshine - Personal Training for the Mind. Action For Happiness. Action for Happiness. Daily ideas for happier living. Sports Hypnotherapy is mental coaching. It affects athletic performance enhancement on a subconscious level, mentally, physically and emotionally. It trains your mind and body to engage in playing your sport instinctively and accurately every time you make a play.
Having a strong mental game is a major competitive advantage. If you do your homework and study the truly unstoppable athletic champions… I mean the truly best of the best such as Michael Jordon, Wayne Gretzky, Rod Carew, George Brett, Damion Easley, Mark Macguire and Tiger Woods you will discover that they have been quoted repetitively as stating that focusing on honing their mental game is their true secret of success.
Research any sport and you will no doubt discover that the best of the best used sports hypnosis. Olympic teams: United States, China and Russia, The entire Chicago White Sox team used hypnosis to help win their division and reach the playoffs that year. In the next chapter you will learn how to design and to word your precise suggestions for maximum success in creating your destiny. Positive Suggestion.
Hypnotic suggestion is verbal instruction to the inner mind, worded so as to make it as attractive as possible to the subject. Well-designed suggestions are a dynamic way to get your subconscious to work more efficiently for you. They can regulate or eliminate habits and instill positive personality traits to help reshape your world.
Effective suggestion, like hypnosis, is both an art and a science. The science of suggestion is the actual wording— what is said to the subject by a hypnotist or by oneself. The art of suggestion is the way in which suggestions are given—the timing, tone, and cadence. The science can be learned through books, but the art is gained only through experience. In the training of the subconscious mind, first let it be considered as to what is being acted upon.
Then the question will answer itself. Hence may be best classified, in the physical sense, as a habit. Should such [a] one being acted upon be one that thinks [that] thought would act quicker. The effectiveness of suggestion depends on the skill with which it is used. Positive suggestions should induce rather than demand, persuade rather than command.
And, above all, they should demonstrate the benefits to be enjoyed by following them. Even in deep hypnosis your conscience is always your guide, and you can reject any suggestion you wish. You always have the free will to accept or reject it. Stage hypnosis demonstrations add to this confusion, since the audience thinks that the hypnotist has forced or tricked the volunteers into doing strange and unusual things. The people who volunteer for stage hypnosis are the type who are very willing to do the things that are asked of them. Volunteers for stage hypnosis are usually extroverted and uninhibited people, those most likely to respond to suggestions calling for unusual stunts.
The stage entertainer is adept at testing volunteers to see how quickly they respond to conscious suggestion. The entertainer relies on instinct, experience, and the law of averages to find a few excellent subjects for each performance. The best subjects join the hypnotist onstage, while the others are sent back to their seats. But nothing could be further from the truth, for everyone experiences hypnosis at some level in its varied forms. The stage hypnotist, working against time, chooses only the best subjects, but all can and do achieve trance countless times in their lives though they may not often recognize it.
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Concluding the demonstration, the stage hypnotist carefully suggests that the volunteers will not remember what they have done. This is not so. The volunteers were given and accepted the suggestion that they would not remember what they did on stage. Other misconceptions date back to the early days of vaudeville.
Imagine yourself for a moment in that era. A turbaned hypnotist tells an entranced smoker that his cigarettes will taste like horse manure. After waking, the smoker is given a cigarette which he promptly lights. He immediately coughs, makes a face, and quickly stomps out the cigarette on the stage floor. The only thing that has changed is that now all his cigarettes taste horrible. Later, you will be shown the modern approach for suggestions designed to end cigarette addiction. The early days also produced uninspired results for weight control. The old-fashioned approach was to read a list of fattening foods to a hypnotized person with the strict command not to eat those foods.
This technique was somewhat successful insofar as the subject did not eat the foods listed. But, in time, the person developed cravings for other foods that were not on the list and had to return for more sessions. Modern hypnosis, in newer and more effective ways, now removes the craving, the compulsion, and the addiction to overeat. Of course, both are important, but many people think the depth is more important.
Depth has little to do with how well you can succeed in your project. Depth can vary from person to person or even from session to session. In fact, you may even achieve a deeper level in one session and a lighter level in the next. She might not have returned, but she noticed that she was eating less, discarding pounds, and feeling better. Trust, sincerity, open-mindedness, and the ingenuity of the suggestions,. The first rule for formulating a hypnotic suggestion is to make it appealing. The challenge of designing suitable suggestions lies in the fact that there are many undesirable words that we would refrain from using.
A rubber-band effect is created: You want to go out and find what you lost; you want to pickup what you dropped. The idea is to build a healthy, attractive body with positive words describing what you want to accomplish. So, instead of a diet, you may start a reducing plan.
If you are already exercising, add fifteen minutes to whatever you are already doing. Balance your intake. The so-called starvation diets can be dangerous, but a safe and healthful way to become slim is to consume fewer calories and exercise more. Avoid junk foods. Eat healthful food in sensible amounts and drink lots of juices.
Here is a suggestion that you can use to help regulate your ideal metabolism:. The shopper wants to buy it, yet somehow, at the same time, the customer wants to be sold on it. Even though people truly want to change, a sense of loss is felt by some when an old and familiar habit is erased from their lives. For example:. And it will be whatever you wish—something that really satisfies you.
The suggestion avoids naming a substitute, leaving it to you to invent your own. Many styles of suggestions have been developed. Some are direct and others are indirect. There are double-blind suggestions, deepening suggestions, contradictory suggestions, joined suggestions, aversion suggestions, and more. These suggestions may sound complicated at. As you read, study, and experience these different styles, you can decide which are best for you. The different approaches can be shown with a pair of illustrations. The first is a direct suggestion to promote relaxation:.
Take a deep breath and let all the muscles in your body relax. Slow down your breathing. And, as you slow your breathing, you can let your mind relax. Telling you what you do not have to do nudges you in the right direction to go. For example, if you were restless in your chair, you could be told:. You can do anything you want. The next example shows how the same type of code can be inserted in a weight-control suggestion, but the principle can be used in other areas as well.
Meanwhile, your inner mind decodes the message and programs you to regard overeating as a chore. With these and other kinds of suggestions, you can help stabilize your eating habits. The cycles in this book are designed with both direct and indirect suggestions. The double-bind suggestion is another useful tool in the workshop of the mind. It offers alternative choices in order to counter a negative response.
Your body can feel heavy or it can feel light. It can float up, or it can sink down. Or it can just very pleasantly drift. It can do whatever you wish. Offering a variety of options, this suggestion subtly and indirectly narrows the range of reactions. Telling you how to respond to a suggestion is another important part of the psychological process. Your mind needs a rationale, any rationale, before it can assent. You must be told how:. You can go deeper on a count from ten to one by picturing a flight of stairs….
The right image will come to you. The objective is to involve you in choosing your own fantasy while distracting your conscious mind. Often two seemingly contradictory suggestions are given at the same time:. Your body may feel asleep even though your mind seems to be awake. Another technique is the joining of one suggestion with another whose response is assured.
One example is:. If you take a deep breath, you can feel your body relax. Deep breathing tends to promote relaxation anyway, and suggesting something that is bound to happen on its own lends weight to whatever else is suggested. Even though a suggestion simply spells out the inevitable, your inner mind assumes that the suggestion coupled with the result is just as compelling.
A suggestion designed to take effect after the session is called a post-hypnotic suggestion. In a short time, your eyes will open. When your eyes open, your inner mind will realize that you are finished using cigarettes. Or a suggestion may be coupled to something that takes place when you are back in everyday beta consciousness.
In a few minutes, your eyes will open and you will be wide awake and comfortable. Years and years of advertising have made smoking seem the appealing or the sophisticated thing to do. Those years of conditioning can be neutralized, allowing you to realize that smoking is anything but glamorous. Standing in bleak contrast to all the above positive suggestions are the old aversion suggestions.
Aversion is a negative approach to suggestion, which aims to turn a cherished vice into an object of loathing. But if aversion suggestions were really the answer, more people would be helped by them. They are about as effective as taking two aspirin to cure a broken leg. For some people, however, aversion suggestions may produce dramatic short-term results, yet the benefits are more often theatrical than therapeutic—like climbing a stepladder that is balanced on a rocking chair. While aversion may have its place in suggestion, it should be induced subtly and in ways to which you can easily relate.
Paint the fantasy vividly and embellish it to make it as appealing as possible. Then you are asked:. Excess food is thus made to seem distasteful. You have now learned something about suggestion and autosuggestion. This information will help you when you design and write your own cycles. Creative Visualization. It is a right-brain activity, whereas logical suggestions are the seeds of the left brain.
Hypnotic suggestion and guided imagery are two of the most valuable tools in the workshop of the mind. Of course, the Cayce readings contain some warnings about the use of visualization. It should not be viewed as a gimmick to manipulate life in order to satisfy selfish ends. Visual abilities come easily to about 70 percent of all people. Visualization covers a broad spectrum, ranging from vague fantasy images to vivid, colorful mental movies. Visual impressions can come in colored pictures, in black and white pictures, and in pictures not quite tangible. For others, impressions may come as feelings or vibrations.
This is natural. The feeling of making it up is the way beginning visualization feels. Early mental pictures appear less vivid than external images. In fact, some people feel that they sense their inner images rather than see them. Some people may have difficulty visualizing because they were told in childhood not to daydream. The Cayce readings also recommended visualization for healing and developing ideals:. Your thoughts and images do change your reality. Creative imagination is a pathway from the possible to the tangible; it is yet another building block.
Picture yourself mentally at your ideal, most joyful place of relaxation Then all of your thoughts came to rest in the back of your mind, like waves settling into the sand. Use of the past tense assumes that the response has been given. You have eliminated the need or desire to smoke. Pause You now have a clean slate. Your mind creates its own reality, and the mother of your reality is imagination. You can look into a mirror, still steamy from the tub or shower, and see yourself as thin as you want to be.
Admire that reflection, realizing that is how you are going to look, now that you have discovered you can eat sensibly and be satisfied and feel good. Creative imagery can also be used as an indirect method of realistic goal-setting:. Picture your own bathroom scales or any scales, and mentally place upon the scales the exact amount you intend to weigh.
Visualization can be used posthypnotically to bypass old impulses, as shown in the following suggestion:. Whenever you are about to eat—even when you simply think about eating—mentally picture this new, slender image of yourself and then decide which you want more: that slender, healthier body or fattening calories. Indirectly, you are thus guided to look at that extra cheeseburger and fries as just so much fattening bulk. You can also combine your ideals and goals into one vivid picture image.
The house of your dreams—the emblem of a happy home—could, for example, be an ideal symbol combining many of your hopes, wishes, and prayers. The Cayce readings often recommend seeing the suggestions being accomplished, as in the following:. See in the physical structure that which is being. Seek and ye shall find; knock and it will be opened!
See that being accomplished, and it will aid much. In my mind I can visualize myself standing in front of an audience, preparing to speak. I take a deep breath and feel myself continuing to breathe easily. Smiling, I take a moment to look at the group. I see myself as calm and vividly focus on this positive assured image in my mind. Seeing your goal as already accomplished is perhaps an even more dynamic tool for mental imagery. Referring to healing, the Cayce readings state:. I now picture myself after the talk.
As they are shaking my hand, I realize that I truly did well. I did do a good job and am thankful for the experience of helping others and speaking with them. If you are a student studying for a test ,just imagine yourself ahead in the future. Listen to your teacher telling you what a good job you did. See yourself smiling, knowing that you did your part well. Dwell on these positive results for a few minutes. Enjoy these feelings thoroughly. Picture yourself the way you want to look, the way you want to be: slim, trim, healthy, and happy. Pause Now see this as already accomplished.
You are really proud of the results, the way you look and feel. Guided by your ideals, set challenging goals that are both realistic and attainable. Get inside your imagination and feel it— place yourself inside the picture—become a living part of your inner reality. Picturing a positive end result can be the most exciting and fulfilling part of your session.
However, a few basic rules must be remembered:. Suggestions need not be rigid; you may mold them to your needs and temperament. Use positive suggestions and constructive imagery to utilize and balance both your right- and left-brain hemispheres. Paint vivid word-pictures that show how enjoyable compliance is and how easy it is to accomplish your goal. Focus on clear mental pictures, vivid symbols, and specific emblems that you relate to personally and strongly. Listen to your inner voice, visually see and emotionally feel your goal as an already accomplished fact.
This positive attitude bridges the gap between your inner and outer reality. Success comes as you combine thought, image, and action to create this new reality. Now comes the action part of this book. It is hoped that you have studied well. Now is the time to apply what you have learned. Making Your Own Tapes. This is the time to shift your life into passing gear and drive toward self-betterment. You have learned about self-hypnosis, applied psychology, positive suggestion, and creative visualization.
Now, in three easy steps, you can combine this knowledge and begin applying it by making a personal self-help, self-hypnosis cassette tape. Perhaps you are already familiar with commercially produced, prerecorded, self-help tapes. By making your own tapes you will also learn more about the art and science of self-hypnosis. You may request a. Press, P.
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Box ,. Virginia Beach, VA The art of self-hypnosis concerns the timing, the tone, and the delivery—going too fast or too slow, being too forceful or too meek. After all, you only truly learn by doing—experience is the best teacher. You have to get in, turn the key, move into gear, and then go. Theory is fine, but there is no substitute for practical experience. The three steps for making your self-help tape are easy ones, as easy as A-B-C.
Read at about one-third of your normal pace, and self-record either I or II into your cassette recorder. You may wish to play soft, soothing background music at the same time you are recording your tape. Start recording your tape here. Breathe deeply and smoothly for a few minutes. Pause You can keep your eyes open for a minute, and you can look either forward or upward. I am going to count down from ten to one, and with every descending number just slowly blink.
Slowly close and then open your eyes, as in slow motion, with every number. Now you can just close your eyes and you can keep them closed. I will explain what that was for and why you did that. That was just to relax your eyelids. And right now in your eyelids there is probably a feeling of relaxation, perhaps a comfortable tired feeling, or a pleasant. Whatever the feeling is right now in your eyelids, just allow that feeling to multiply, to magnify, and to become greater.
Allow your eyelids to become totally and pleasantly relaxed. This is something you do; nobody else can do this for you. You are the one who does it. Just take your time and completely and pleasantly relax your eyelids. And, as you relax your eyelids, you. Allow a feeling of relaxation to go outward to the entire facial area. Just think about relaxing the face.
Allow the relaxation to go outward to the entire head area. Just think about relaxing the head. Enjoy the relaxation going to the neck and to the shoulders, down the arms and into the hands. Welcome a wonderful feeling of relaxation going down the entire body to the legs, to the feet, all the way out to the toes; completely and pleasantly relaxing the entire body. And you slow down a little bit. Allow yourself to slow down just a little bit. Later, as we go along, you can slow down just a little bit more. That is called rapid eye movement and is a perfectly normal and natural part of this experience.
It will pass very quickly. And, in a moment, I am going to count downward once again from ten to one. This time, as you hear every descending number, just feel yourself slow down a little bit more with every number. At the number one, you can enter your own natural level of relaxation. I will count rapidly now:. Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. You are now at your own natural level of relaxation. And from this level, you may move to any other level with full awareness and function at will.
You are completely aware at every level of your mind even though your body may feel asleep. You can accept or reject anything which is given to you. You are in complete control. At this level, or at any other level, you can give yourself positive mental suggestions— suggestions that your inner mind can accept and act upon in a positive manner—suggestions that are designed for your success—to achieve your goals and ideals.
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See yourself relaxed in mind and in body. This is something that you want; it is here and it is now. Now insert the cycle of your choice. Wording for these cycles is found in Chapters Eight through Ten. As soon as you are ready, you can ask yourself when you are going to close your eyes. And if you take a deep breath, you can feel your body relax; and as you slow your breathing, you can let your mind relax.
My voice can be as a breeze whispering in the trees along the shore. The pond remains smooth and calm even though things go on beneath the surface. There may be much happening beneath a still surface. You can see this image clearer with your eyes closed. Now it is easy to dissolve the image and form another—perhaps a stairway leading down—and you can see yourself leisurely going down. The stairs can be covered with a thick plush carpet, a carpet that is like a cloud beneath your feet. Perhaps there is a brass handrail or a walnut banister. The stairs can lead you to a ballroom with sparkling crystal chandeliers, or to a comfortable room with books and crackling logs in a fireplace.
And while you are here, the outside world can stay outside. You can take a few minutes and notice just how good you feel here. You can do anything you want to do. You may be learning to recognize the feelings that accompany inner relaxation. You can experience a light, medium or deep level of relaxation; you choose what is best for you.
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It can float up or it can sink down, or it can very pleasantly drift. Perhaps your body feels as if it has gone to sleep even though your mind seems to be awake. This is a learning and growing experience. Of course, you can go very deep—and safe. Your inner mind is aware; it can hear what it needs to respond to in just the right way; it already has more awareness. If I count from ten to one, then you can go deeper— more in perfect harmony—by picturing yourself going down a flight of stairs or an elevator or an escalator— any pleasant image you wish.
And if I count from twenty to one, you can go twice as deep, enjoying a pleasant, comfortable feeling—any kind of feeling you wish. Twenty, nineteen, eighteen, seventeen, sixteen, fifteen, fourteen, thirteen, twelve, eleven..
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As you relax, take a deep breath and slow down, you can go deeper. As you enjoy the comfort, you will note that there is less and less importance to my voice. You may find yourself drifting to your ideal, joyful place of relaxation. After reading the cycles, decide which one you wish to start working with. Use this tape once or twice each day for one month. Achievement can happen at any time. It can happen immediately or you can experience it later on. Subtle changes may usually begin in a few days and substantial changes experienced within a few weeks.
You develop your will to succeed by making your tape and using it daily. Dare to believe in your new reality. Live it, reach deep inside yourself, and touch it. Act in ways that are consistent with your new becoming. Show the world the new you by thinking, speaking, acting and living this new reality. Some cycles are a combination of first person and second person. If you add suggestions, remember to keep them positive and to the point.
But the slow counting-up process, combined with proper suggestions, gives your mind ample time to adjust and orient itself to the everyday world. After the cycle, continue your tape here. Your conscious mind may forget to remember all that you accomplished here today. But your subconscious mind always remembers. It is already acting upon. Benefit—success—can come at any time. It can come back with you now, or you can. And, in a little while, when you return, you will feel just wonderful. But before you come back here, be aware that you can drift back. I will count from one to ten, at the count of ten you will open your eyes, be alert, energized, and feeling fine—feeling better than before.
I will count now:. Open your eyes…wide awake and feeling great.
Your tape is now completed and ready to use. This is fine. But if you want to take a more active part in your tape session, sit up in bed or in a chair and lie down only after the session is finished. You may also find your conscious mind wandering while you are listening to your tape. For this reason, it is very important not to use your tape while driving an automobile or working with any dangerous equipment. Many people find this a wonderful way to go to sleep at night without the use of medication.
After the cycle, instead of the wake-up procedure, continue your tape here. As you begin to think of what was just said moments ago, your mind begins to pleasantly drift. You may feel yourself—or see yourself—beginning to gently drift into regular, restful, normal and natural nighttime sleep. The drifting can come as in waves, and at its own pace—bringing with it a wonderful sense of well-being and harmony in mind and body and spirit. You may hear your inner voice reminding you to awaken in the morning, at your usual time, refreshed and happy.
You are calm, quiet, and in perfect balance as if in a dream—dreaming of yourself dreaming. Your nighttime tape is now finished and ready to use. Then record on the reverse side the same cycle but substitute. It is important to realize that everyone hears his or her own voice partially through the bones that run from the jaw to the ear.
You can improve the projection, the quality and the cadence of your voice through practice by talking into a tape recorder. You can hear yourself as others hear you and adjust your voice accordingly. If it is at all possible, however, do purchase or borrow a recorder. Read the cycles and then decide which project you want to start with.
The 31 cycles are all very different. They vary as to style, approach, and format. Some are in paragraph form, others in poetry form. The wide variety of cycles is presented to give you numerous. Before each cycle there is a short introduction explaining it. Chapter Eight contains cycles for daily living and growing. These are practical cycles that can help you achieve specific goals and personal success in many everyday situations. They are pathways to self-improvement and health by helping to eliminate self-destructive habit patterns and attitudes.
Other cycles are designed to enrich your appearance and ease stressful situations. All of these cycles are an investment in yourself. The cycles in Chapter Ten are for touching a larger consciousness. There is no shortcut to perfection, but these cycles can help you on your path to experiencing fully the human adventure. The reader, then can see what a complete self-hypnosis sission would look like. Cycles for. Living and Growing. Change is what rut-busting—getting unstuck—and positive programming are all about.
The only time we cease to change is when we cease to live. And then, who knows? Death maybe the time when real changes begin. If it does nothing more than let your mind become free to accept and work with the inevitability of change, then you are that much ahead in the game of living. For, once people accept that changes come—no matter what their form— their entire lives and most definitely their attitudes will evolve.