New Years Resolutions & Auto Suggestion
And at this time of the year, many of us will enjoy good food, drinks and good company – and rightly so!. And for some there will be the tendency over indulge and then regret it later. It is also a time when New Years resolutions are made with all the best intentions. And some people manage to stick to those resolutions and make positive changes for themselves. However the vast majority struggle to make them stick and very quickly fall back into old patterns of thinking and behaviour. This is because a new idea, belief or suggestion has not been presented to nor accepted by the subconscious mind and so until this happens, nothing changes.
Furthermore, it matters how we communicate with the subconscious mind. Our own self talk can either help us to affect change, or it can sabotage us and keep us stuck. The questions that we ask ourselves matter when we desire change. The person who looks in the mirror and asks themselves a question like “why am I so fat? The answer from the subconscious mind might be “because you are a pig!” However if we ask a question like “how can I lose weight – and enjoy the process? Now you are asking a quality question and will more than likely get a quality and creative answer.
To access the subconscious mind with positive self talk or ‘auto-suggestion’ – we must construct the desired phrase or suggestion in the present tense. An example of this might be “I am calm, relaxed and at ease”. Note the words “I am” being present tense. The words “I will” or “I must” are always in the future and guess what – tomorrow never comes!
A post hypnotic auto-suggestion is a suggestion that is to be carried out at a later time. An example might be “When I am speaking to the group on Friday – I am calm, relaxed and at ease”. These sorts of self talk or auto suggestions can be very helpful when used repetitively over time. The key to constructing successful auto-suggestions is to choose words and phrases that have real meaning and power for you personally, and that invoke positive emotions.
Auto suggestion is a tool that you can use however it is not a replacement for professional clinical hypnotherapy. There are many therapeutic techniques that a clinical hypnotherapist may use to assist you to achieve your desired outcome and this will depend on the needs of each unique and individual person.
If you would like professional help with your New Years resolution and to make rapid and lasting changes in your life, then I would love to hear from you.
Wishing you all a very
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!