Using Mental Images During
Using Mental Images During Hypnosis. We all face barriers in
our lives that keep us from accomplishing our goals. It is
important to break through these barriers instead of just
Here are some steps to help you to do so. First, find a
place that is comfortable and where you will not be disturbed.
You will want to be relaxed before beginning, using whatever
technique works best for you.
A self-hypnosis book can give you techniques if you get
stuck. Keep in the back of your mind the thing that you want to
Next, try reflecting on your thoughts without giving them a
set direction. Know what you are thinking and how you think,
becoming aware of your beliefs and abilities.
Expand this awareness and allow yourself to be receptive.
Now you will need to start using your imagination.
Visualization does not need to be perfect.
Start by picturing a wall in front of you in the distance.
As you get closer, you may see the wall in clearer detail allow
it to appear in whatever way feels right. The wall represents
what has been stopping you from reaching your goals.
Focus on how you feel when you are faced by it. Next, figure
out why you want to overcome this barrier. Try looking around
to the other side of the wall or finding a place where you can
look through it. See what it is like on the other side, and
what you will be able to accomplish without the wall in your
Once you have focused on this, step back from the wall so
that you are seeing it from a distance. Next, you will need to
know what the wall is representing.
Common Food Cures
Hypnosis is no longer considered just a form of entertainment
The art of the stage entertainer that puts his audience under a spell is still main stream entertainment, but in a sign of a ever growing trend of using it in treatment, people like the British hypnotist Paul McKenna who started as an entertainer have re-invented himself as a self help guru.
As published in the Western Medical Journal in October 2001, there is medical evidence that hypnosis can help with anxiety, insomnia, phobias and obesity. Not the absence of evidence that it can help cure smoking. The stop smoking programs help by working on the stress triggers and the eating triggers so can still be effective.
This may be a limitation within yourself, something learned
from someone else, or an event in your life that keeps you from
overcoming the wall. Move back towards the wall, examining it
closely for a word, phrase, or sentence that tells you what it
Or the wall might speak to you or give you a different
feeling. This must happen on its own you cannot allow your
conscious mind do this.
Now, you can ask the wall what it needs to be removed from
your mind. This may be a dialogue or some other indication
from the wall. Once you know what that thing is, you can
reach down to the place where your resources are and you
know you can be successful.
Bring out whatever it is and bring the wall down smashing,
scrubbing, erasing or whatever feels right to you. Then you
can look into the clear place where the wall was and see
what is there now.
A major benefit of hypnosis apposed to
any other form of achieving relaxation is
the ability to receive suggestions.
As an example, if you were to self
hypnotize then your whole your mind is
listening to you and open to
You could then use affirmations to
achieve better results that support your
Lastly, you will want to celebrate. Get the feeling of
another time where you were successful and bring it out.
Once you have done that, you can open your eyes and come
back to the real world. Then, go out and do a step that
will convince you have totally let go of that old barrier.
Enjoy the new-found freedom!