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The Secret of Your Imagination

IMAGINATION is the LANGUAGE of the subconscious! Let's consider,

  • when I work with a golfer, I teach him/her to meditate and IMAGINE playing several holes, including putting into the cup.

  • Clients who see me to quit smoking are taught to IMAGINE their personal benefits for successfully quitting.

  • Likewise, those wishing to manage their weight are asked to fantasize already being at their ideal weight, doing the activities they wish to do.

When I finished school in the early 90's, several of my teachers urged us NOT to daydream; rather, they wanted us to think.

The reality is that we are born with the ability to daydream with all of our five senses, and do so often even when we wish to avoid it.

For example,

  • the person on a diet who sees someone else eating sweets may often fantasize the taste of that same dessert, and another diet is gone with the wind.

  • The golfer is so concerned about avoiding the water hazard that he/she goes through two or three "water balls" before finally clearing the hazard. On a topic NOT related to hypnosis, yet rather to the very topic of suggestion:

  • Consider the parent who tells a child: "Do NOT spill your milk!"

By projecting the image into the child of spilled milk, there is now a greater risk of the child spilling the milk! It would be better to say: "Keep your milk in the glass until you drink it."

Consider this: when you read, tell yourself or tell someone else, "Don't forget your keys." This, in reality, projects into your mind (or the mind of theperson(s) you're

speaking to) the image and idea of forgetting your keys! You'd be better off telling yourself or someone else to, "Remember your keys."

The lesson in all this is that learning to control our behavior includes learning to control what we imagine. Rather than trying to avoid daydreaming, we need to learn HOW to daydream properly. The best way to do this is during a relaxed state of self-hypnosis.

Before your meditation (which is a form of hypnotic trance), determine what you would like to daydream. It can be a goal you wish to accomplish, a place you would like to visit, or simply replaying a pleasant or happy memory in the privacy of your imagination.

Keep it in the positive.

Always here for you and your goals,

Matthew Fallon, CH.t

certified clinical hypnotherapist

life transformation coach

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