If you can not afford hypnotherapy, or if you are not comfortable with a hypnotherapist, you can practice hypnotherapy for yourself. "On a scale of 1 to 10 efficiency, with guided hypnosis being a 10, self-hypnosis is probably a three," Wells says. "It's like taking a vacation when you're the driver rather than the passenger, you still have a break but you do not come in as relaxed."
Still, it's better than not to take a vacation at all. And we self hypnotize ourselves all the time without knowing it – we just call it "zoner" or be "in the zone," she points out. Put the goal behind, however, and you may be able to break bad habits.
Here's how to do it: Look at your bad habits and write two to three statements for each, she advises. Your statements should be positive, actionable and review the specific habits that need to change.
If you are trying to lose weight by improving your sleep, write something like, "I will brush my teeth and be in bed in 22 hours. I will choose not to watch TV to fall asleep. I will enjoy the comfort of snuggling in my pillow while my eyelids become heavy. I will rest healthy. "If you want to eat more vegetables, write something like," I will eat a vegetable at every meal, I will appreciate their bright colors, their flavors, and what they make me feel. "
to reassemble a soothing soundscape (Wells recommends the background of a meditation app like Calm)." Many of us are used to multimedia today, the can help you in the zone, "she adds.Open a voice recorder on your phone and read your affirmations aloud.
Once your audio recording is ready for use, listen to it all the days in the morning and in the evening when you get ready to go to bed. "These periods are ideal because you are usually flying autopilot, so your mind is not engaged otherwise," says Wells. should only be background noise – you do not have to be actively listening since your mind will play unconsciously.
After a week or two, the statements you listened to will start to change the chatter in your head and ideally you help make healthier decisions with less of a conscious struggle, Wells says. On the next record!