Movies have plenty of images where self-talk is prelude to closure of a deal. There’s the salesman who tells himself he’s a god before meeting clients. There’s the motivational speaker who grins back at herself in the mirror to overcome presentation jitters. And there’s the nerd who deliberately fixes his posture into one of a “player” in order to muster the nerve to ask someone on a date.

And while Hollywood mostly chooses to mock those who deliberately psyche themselves up, there’s merit to giving yourself extra boost to get a task done. You may not know it, but already through self-talk you’re practicing a bit of self-hypnosis. If you want to do better than how you’re currently doing, then why not invest in self-hypnosis all the way and jump through all the hoops?

If you’re a skeptic, there’s only one thing that you need to know: it works! Almost every news site has a story about individuals who overcame odds in the face of extreme adversity. The reality is, we’re all functioning far below our real potential, and it may take deliberate effort, such as self-hypnosis, to trigger what’s lurking behind the surface. Self-hypnosis can remove every negative attitude you have about your abilities, and transform it into a message of “I can!” Self-hypnosis can silence all the distractions and noises in your head, and channel all your energies towards your goals. Self-hypnosis can make you feel good about yourself, which in turn will help you attract all the positive vibes in the universe.

So, are you interested in going further in your profession? How about becoming more efficient at balancing responsibilities? Or simply being a more mature individual able to initiate and maintain fulfilling relationships? If yes, then consider self-hypnosis as the way to go.

And if you think self-hypnosis is rocket science, then consider the following 3 Simple Steps to Self-Hypnosis:


The first step in self-hypnosis is fixation: focusing your conscious attention on an object in order to drown out distracting information.

What can you fixate on? An object in the far distance, such as a vase or a painting is a good start. You can begin the fixation step by deliberately taking note of every detail in what you’re looking at, e.g. the intricate pattern of flowers in the vase, or the direction of the artists’ paint brush stroke. Some find that they can focus better by looking at a lighted candle or a black dot in a blank sheet of paper. Or you may simply close your eyes, and think of a random object (think of it as like the “totem” concept in the movie Inception). There are no hard and fast rules to fixation; the important thing is that you’re actively channeling your focus in only one direction.


Once you are focused, you can now begin to induce your mind and body into a state of total relaxation. There are many techniques to do this; one of the most popular is through PMR or Progressive Muscle Relaxation. In this technique, you go to each part of your body, perhaps starting from your toes making your way up to your head, and tell each body part to simply 
“relax, relax, and relax.”


The last step in self-hypnosis for success is to repeat your chosen “script” over and over again. Your script represents the attitude or idea that you want to learn and master. For instance, the popular Coue Method advises people to always affirm themselves by saying “I am getting better and better every day.” Og Magdino has an amazing book titled “The Greatest Salesman in the World,” where he shares ten personal development scripts in the form of “legendary scrolls.” But you can also create a personal script based on your personality and unique needs. Here’s an example of a self-made script: “I am the most awesome creature on this planet, and I won’t let anyone tell me otherwise!”

Author's Bio: 

Since the mid 1980′s, Steve G. Jones has dedicated his life to hypnosis and helping people lead better and more incredible lives. The breadth of his knowledge is wide and for over 20 years, he’s helped clients with almost any condition you can name: weight loss, anxiety, smoking cessation, exam taking, phobias, anger management, pain control, business and sales confidence, and many others.
So if you’ve ever dreamed about taking control of your life, living your dreams, and channeling your energy and focus towards fulfillment, abundance, confidence, and happiness, Steve is ready to help you.
Studying at the University of Florida in the 1980s, Steve completed his degree with a focus on cognitive psychology and understanding how people learn. However his experiences have since expanded greatly and Steve is now a board certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and counseling, a master’s degree in education, and is now completing his doctorate in education at Georgia Southern University.
Steve’s practice has taken him into business settings, medical and psychological circumstances, and a variety of other difficult situations where he has helped individuals and groups overcome their limitations, fears, pains, and problems.
He has also worked extensively with Hollywood actors, writers, directors, and producers, helping them achieve their very best in a highly competitive market.
Currently, Steve is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, American Board of Hypnotherapy, president of the American Alliance of Hypnotists, on the board of directors of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Lung Association, and director of the California state registered Steve G. Jones School of Hypnotherapy.

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