10 Ways to Use Self-Hypnosis #5 Improve Your Sleep

 10 Ways to Use Self-Hypnosis #5 Improve Your Sleep

Sleep Now

Sleep Now

Insomnia is a frequent complaint from my clients and I’ve found that if you want to improve your sleep, you need to learn to breathe and to make a short recording of suggestions for your self-hypnosis practice.

Eventually, you’ll be able to use a simple mindfulness practice with just the breathing.

After you’ve learned the relaxation and breathing technique beyond the ‘suggestions’ return to these suggestions and of course, revise them to best suit you.

  1. Imagine a red feather floating about 18 inches before you.
  2. Notice the details of the feather and then watch it move away from you, becoming smaller and smaller until you can no longer see it.
  3. Imagine an orange feather in front of you, take your time, and see it move very slowly and easily away from you until you can no longer see it.
  4. Feel the sense of relaxation you have now.
  5. (If you need to use more feathers, continue with yellow etc.)
  6. Take 3 deep, even breaths and when you’ve exhaled the last breath…you’re ready…’sleep now’, ‘sleep now’…
  7. If you wake in the night and feel you might have trouble returning to sleep, breathe in to “sleep” breathe out to “now’ until you drift off.

Repetition is important to the success of hypnosis and self-hypnosis as you may change your mind now and then and repetition of the suggestions will convince your unconscious that you are serious.

It’s important to quiet the conscious mind in order to allow the unconscious mind to learn the suggestions given it . The very first thing to do when learning and implementing self-hypnosis is to develop an effective relaxation process works easily and quickly for you.

I recommend you learn this:

  • Breathe in to the count of 8, hold for 8 and exhale to the count of 16. The exhale is most important. Repeat 3 times and feel the comfort and relaxation.
  • If you need to relax even more to quiet your conscious mind, imagine a healing light entering through your toes and relaxing every muscle all the way to the top of your head. Be sure to do this slowly and
  • thoroughly.

Make a recording:

  • When you record the above, speak normally and don’t let little mistakes stop you.
  • The idea is to have the recording for use on a daily basis to provide repetition of your suggestions.
  • Ideally, you’ll create and record your own suggestions.

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