This guide brings together several different psychological principles and will need to find a place where you will not be disturbed for about 30 minutes. You may feel a little bit drowsy immediately after doing this exercise - don’t worry this is normal and will go away after a few minutes as you become grounded. However, you should avoid driving or operating any machinery until you get your orientation back.
Decide on what you would like to change or improve – it can be anything you wish from a personality aspect to wanting to achieve something specific.
Sit or lie comfortably. If you are sitting, have your feet flat on the floor and your hands flat on your lap. If you prefer to lie down, part your feet by about 18 inches with your hands flat to your side.
Take 3 deep breaths. When you breathe, breathe in through your nose, filling your diaphragm/stomach (as opposed to your chest) and breathe out through your mouth. With each inhale, imagine a deep relaxation filling you and with each exhale allow all stress, anxiety and tension to escape. On the third exhale, gently close your eyes.
Now imagine each and every muscle group and body part relaxing - letting go right from the top of you head to the tip of your toes.
Envisage yourself at the top of a set of stairs which leads to a place where you can find true relaxation – This can be anywhere from a beautiful beach you’ve seen or visited or somewhere purely imaginary.
See and feel yourself descending from 10 to 1. With each step, imagine you are relaxing deeper and deeper as you move towards your place of relaxation.
Take a few moments to really ‘be’ in your place of relaxation. See what is around you, noticing the colours and the shapes of any objects. Notice the sounds and really being to feel how you place of relaxation is for you
Create a vivid image of yourself - how you’d like to be and really ‘be’ in that image - See where you are - noticing the colours and shapes and know what you are wearing. Be aware of the sounds (or the silence), of any smells and realise how it feels to be that image. Amplify these feelings and bask in the YOU that you desire to be (and are becoming). Truly experience this image as if you are there.
When you feel ready to end this session, count from one up to five, imagine yourself becoming refreshed, more powerful and re-energized - mentally, physically and emotionally with every count to open your eyes around the count of 3 or 4, clench your fists and give your arms and legs a shake to wake yourself up again.
Try to do this daily to help create the permanent changes that you desire. The more and more you do this, the easier and quicker you will find you are able to go into that very relaxed, hypnotic state.
You now have the instructions to a very powerful and life altering process. Believe it, use it and join those of us who have learned to make positive changes in our lives - simply and easily.