This is a powerful tool that can be utilised to enhance any area of your life. It works with relaxation techniques to stimulate alter states of consciousness and with the power of suggestion. We are more suggestible when we are relaxed (or in trauma but that’s another story). Think of suggestions and relaxation this way if you are relaxed your mind is like a still pond you can drop a pebble in it and it makes ripples. When we are stressed our mind can be like the ocean in a turbulent storm or even a squall. You could chuck a whole building in and it wouldn’t effect the water.
Suggestions can come from ourselves or others. They can come from language, image, music, subtext and more. Self hypnosis brings awareness to the ways in which we are communicate to ourselves on deeper levels and why this is happening. Let’s take could and should as examples of words and there subtexts.
Could vs should
I should get up at 5am
I could get up at 5am
What is implied with these statements? How do they make you feel? Often shoulds make us feel less than or not enough and could imply choice and wanting.
I would like to make a suggestion that every time you hear yourself think or say should replace it with could just for a day or a week and see how that goes. It is an upgrade that feels wonderful. It takes away the shame and self judgement as motivators and creates choice and encourages making decisions towards your ultimate goals from a place of wanting to create something rather than wherever your should comes from.
Where do your shoulds come from? Mum? Dad? Guardian? Teacher? Culture? Religion?
Where do your deepest desires come from? True self / individual spark or spirit?