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Aug 29th, 2009 by Barrie St John

Making Goals with Hypnosis

In order for our unconscious mind to help us achieve our goals, we first have to define them. Make your wish. What do you want? It needs to be achievable and realistic. Once you have your picture of what you want, you can use hypnosis to help make it a reality.

Making goals is really important. How are you going to get there if you don’t know what you want? It’s surprising how many people know what they don’t want, but don’t exactly know what they do want. 

Let’s say it’s your goal is to have a certain lifestyle, with a particular job and a set amount of money, in three years from now. If you sit and think about it, there are always be a series of steps to get there. There might be four or five, or even six or seven steps to getting what you want. It’s easier to take it in these small chunks, to set several mini-goals while keeping that ultimate picture of what you want your life to be like in mind. Remember, as we travel along the path to achieving our goals, we may find that what we want changes. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not failure; we simply adjust our goals and steps accordingly.

How can hypnosis help? Well, hypnosis is suggestion, and suggestion influences all of us at an unconscious level. When we use hypnosis, either with a therapist or on our own with hypnosis downloads, we picture that which we want. For example, you might wish to gain more self confidence using hypnosis. In which case we would make your goal colourful and bright, and hold that picture in your mind. It’s leading our unconscious mind to believe and make it true.

It’s important to make sure that when you do this, you are picturing what it is you want, not what you don’t want. Why waste time and energy on negative thinking and images? The more we see ourselves as we want to be, the easier it will be to get there. 

Spending a few minutes a day listening to my hypnosis downloads or just in self-hypnosis will help speed the process along. The continuity of daily hypnosis keeps you motivated and helps you achieve your goals. Remember that change doesn’t happen overnight, but by setting mini-goals and using hypnosis you can get there sooner than you think.

Posted in Motivation and Goal Setting