• Keep suggestions short and concise.
  • 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.)
  • Keep vocabulary simple. A 6-year-old child should understand it.
  • 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.
  • Use only two or three suggestions per session when using the light switch technique.
  • Use only present tense words. Never use ‘will,’ ‘want to,’ ‘going to’ or ‘like to’.
  • 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.