Hypnosis Step #3 - Suggestion
Once you have reached the end of your deepening procedure you are ready
to apply suggestions. What you have done during the relaxation and deepening
procedures is increase your suggestibility. That is, you have opened
up your subconscious mind at least a little bit to receive your suggestions.
This works because of the particular, and peculiar, characteristics
of the subconscious part of your mind.
The most common and easiest way to apply suggestions is to have them
worked out ahead of time, properly prepared and worded, and memorized.
It should not be too difficult to remember them because they should
be rather short and you are the one who composed them. If you have them
ready and remembered, you can simply think your way through them at
Dialogue, or more properly monologue, is also okay. You just talk ("think"
to keep your effort to a minimum) to yourself about what it is you want
to do, be, become, whatever.
Don't say "you." You are thinking to yourself, so use the
first person personal pronoun "I." Some suggestions can be
succinctly stated in a somewhat more formal sort of way, like, "I
can feel my legs are stretching longer" Elaborated suggestions
are generally wordier and more of an ad lib: "I can feel the growth
hormones flowing in my vein reaching every bones and cartilages, they
are growing longer. . ." and so on.
Generally speaking, the most effective kind of suggestion is image
suggestion. Image suggestions usually do not use language at all. You
just visualize the a mental picture of your legs stretching longer literally
in your brain.
Although people sometimes see immediate results from their suggestions,
it is more likely to take a little time for them to kick in. So don't
be impatient. On the other hand, if you have not begun to see some results
within, say, a couple of weeks, you need to change your suggestions.