Tips for Creating Suggestions

  1. Keep suggestions short and concise.
  2. Use only positive words. Do not use ‘no,’ ‘not,’ ‘don’t,’ etc. (Your subconscious mind may not grasp a negative qualifier and you might get the opposite result.)
  3. Keep vocabulary simple. A 6-year-old child should understand it.
  4. Practice using ‘I’ statements, ‘You’ statements and ‘He/She’ statements and see what works best for you. For example: I feel my body becoming healthier every day; You are enjoying eating foods that promote weight release; She keeps her promises to herself about healthy eating.
  5. Use only two or three suggestions per session when using the light switch technique.
  6. Use only present tense words. Never use ‘will,’ ‘want to,’ ‘going to’ or ‘like to’.
  7. Use action words such as ‘enjoy,’ ‘love,’ or ‘desire.’

You may wish to use this alternative method:

For the first two weeks: During this time, use only one suggestion per week. After the first week, you may change the suggestion and use this new suggestion for a full week. You should give yourself the suggestion three times a day.

For the third and fourth week: You may give yourself a different suggestion every day, but not more than one suggestion per day. Give yourself the suggestion at least twice a day.

After the fourth week: You may give yourself as many suggestions as you like.

Below are some example suggestions. To get more of these free suggestions, go to Hypnosis Suggestions.

  • I love and enjoy exercise.
  • Exercise is my favorite activity of the day.
  • As a result of my exercise, I am calm, relaxed and have more energy.
  • I love fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • Fruit is my snack of choice.
  • I only eat enough to meet my nutritional needs.
  • It is okay for me to leave food on my plate.
  • I drink six or more glasses of water each day.
  • Water is my drink of choice.
  • I am calm and relaxed.
  • I sleep soundly and restfully throughout the night and I wake in the morning relaxed, refreshed and excited by the new day.
  • I am focused.
  • I am a money magnet.
  • I breathe clean air.
  • I am healthy.
  • My immune system works perfectly protecting me from all dis-ease.
  • I have the strength and power of an athlete.

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The video below is my original video on how to use written suggestions.