This is the second of a three part series. In this article you will continue to learn how to construct self-hypnosis suggestion. Below we will finish with five general guidelines for putting together effective affirmations. Remember, always focus your suggestions on behavior, thoughts, and attitudes; the things that you have control over.
6. Be Specific
When you first start with suggests, work with a small group targeted at a very specific issue, theme or area of your life and continue to work with those suggestions until they are accepted by your subconscious.
It is best to start with suggestions that are easy to carry out in order to build up a positive experience of self-hypnosis because it will boost your confidence and encourage you to continue your practice.
7. Keep Your Language Simple
Language is primarily a conscious function and the subconscious has but limited language abilities. Therefore, use the language of a bright ten year old when you word your suggestions. Suggestions are not great literary efforts but just a means to influence your subconscious mind.
8. Exaggerate and Emotionalize
Powerful and exciting words influence the subconscious so pick out strong descriptive adjectives such as; wonderful, beautiful, exciting, great, thrilling, joyous, gorgeous, tremendous, excellent, etc.
When you say or think your suggestion, do it with an emotional intensity.
9. Use Repetition
Repeat, enlarge, and expand upon your suggestions using different words and phrasing. The more often you hear or repeat a suggestion, the more likely you are to act upon it but don’t simple repeat the same phrase; find various ways to say it.
10. Use Multiple Voices
Try constructing your suggestion using different voicings: first, second and even third person.
For example; I am ____ versus You are ____ versus Ray is ____
Notice how the feeling, energy, and power is different in each voice, Get a sense of which voice works best for the particular phrasing you are using in your suggestion.
In the next installment we will start working with suggestions along with a simple self-hypnosis induction.
Remember, I am happy to review your suggestions. Simply email for a consultation. and briefly describe the behavior, thought, or attitude you are working on along with any suggestions you have constructed and will gladly give you some positive feedback.