Success in most personal endeavors, especially striving for school excellence, has much more to do with motivation and good work habits than it does with innate abilities. The vast majority of people certainly have the mental faculties and capacity to learn necessary for success in school. The trick is to use those natural gifts and to use them wisely.

Often, there are self-imposed roadblocks preventing us from the full use of our talents. It may appear sometimes that you've felt a certain way, or done a particular thing for what seems like forever. But much of it, maybe most of it, is actually learned behavior. You see, while individual people may have tendencies, what biologists call predispositions, how that tendency is played out in your life depends on what you have learned from experience. Usually, we've learned a thought routine so well that our resulting behaviors and feelings seem automatic, triggered into action before we even know it. That's where hypnosis comes in. Hypnosis is a wonderful, powerful way to add carefully chosen thinking on to your experience. You can re-learn how to think about something, this time with a well-planned goal in mind.

Every hypnosis session requires a script. This simply refers to the dialogue that is spoken in order to induce the state of hypnosis and then make the desired suggestions. Hypnosis scripts can include techniques that range from emphasizing progressive relaxation and descriptive imagery, to story-telling and direct suggestion. The goal of every script is to induce the state of hypnosis and then present ideas called suggestions to be absorbed by the person for a specific outcome.

In the case of successful schooling, the immediate goals really are the development of daily school work habits that are needed that will lead to being a successful student. Fore example, focusing one's attention on a task or lecture, regularly attending class and taking good notes, completing homework and other assignments, doing a thorough job on required readings, studying for exams, etc., all play important roles in ultimate student achievement. Together, they form the profile of what an excellent student does. Doing those things daily will surely lead to the greater goal of success in school. Therefore, instructing the mind, through the power of hypnosis to do them can be of enormous help. An example of a student success self hypnosis is available at http://self-hypnosis.org.

Author's Bio: 

The work of licensed mental health counselor Richard Blumenthal has been published in such esteemed journals as Medical Hypnoanalysis, The International Journal of Psychosomatics, The Journal of Human Behavior and Learning, and The British Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Mr. Blumenthal is a pioneer in the therapeutic use of hypnosis. He is the originator of Rational Suggestion Therapy, and the inventor of HypnoSoft Self Hypnosis Software, located at http://www.hypnosoft.com, for which he was awarded a United States patent. Hypnosis mp3 recordings by Mr. Blumenthal are available at http://self-hypnosis.org.