10 Ways to Use Self-Hypnosis: # 9 Improve Habits of Unhealthy Thoughts

10 Ways to Use Self-Hypnosis: # 9 Improve Habits of Unhealthy Thoughts



We all know what it’s like to be caught up in our old stories  which can be perceived as simple, unhealthy thoughts. Self-hypnosis can help you unearth the story behind the thoughts where you can root out the real from the imagined.To get to these stories, use the relaxation techniques found below and record these suggestions.


  1. Recall a time when you were truly happy. Spend time looking at the specifics: the colors, the sounds, the feeling of being happy. Don’t be in a hurry.
  2. Now recall a time when you were unhappy. What are the details? Get into it, find the specifics as best as you can and acknowledge them.
  3. Tell yourself this may or not be the truth, but it’s what comes to mind it’s a  good idea to practice letting it fade into the background.
  4. The image must fade while bringing the image of the truly happy time forward. Negative image is moving backward while the positive is moving forward.
  5. Seeing the faces of anyone involved (including yours) is helpful.
  6. Practice repeating this technique of fading the unhealthy and bringing foremost the healthy.
  7. You are encouraging your unconscious mind to focus on the good, and by practicing, you’re changing your stories.
  8. When you want to stop count5…4…3…2…1

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.