I frequently invite Slender For Life™ hypnosis for weight loss clients (and other medical hypnosis clients as well) to play with me using their own imagination. Shakespeare said the world is a stage and we are merely actors playing various parts. That pretty much sums it up with much of the difficulty people have with weight loss. When the little kid part of you turns to grandma’s comfort food for love, that part will be out a diet anytime. Your imagination is far stronger than willpower. All too often a younger part of you is in the director’s chair directing the same old scene from the same old script over and over again. You can change that. Learn self hypnosis to be mindful and all the adult part of you in that is in this moment write a new script for your current situation and direct a whole new scene. Now, how fun is that! Now play with me for a moment is this weeks reading from my book, Becoming Slender For Life.
Now play with me for a moment
Imagine you are making a movie about your life. The stage is filled with the various parts or aspects of yourself. At times, getting in and out of the director’s chair is your scared, hurt young child aspect. At other times, the critical parent part of you is calling the shots. Or maybe a rebellious, angry or self-righteous part of you takes over. Imagine how chaotic this movie—or your life—would be with so many different parts of yourself fighting for control. Sometimes, all it takes is the scent of a favorite childhood food and instantaneously, you enter the trance associated with that experience—and an aspect of yourself who has no business directing your current life gets into the director’s chair. Each of these aspects has its own agenda, and this play or movie can become a disaster.
With hypnosis, you are placing the loving, nurturing adult part of yourself in the director’s chair. You are bringing the conscious and subconscious minds together, working for a common goal. Working together, creating a powerful movie where you can achieve what you want in your life. With hypnosis, we can do what Adam Crabtree describes as entering that state of being absorbed in whatever is appropriate at the moment, but with a readiness and ability to shift to another focus naturally as needed. We can be mindful in the moment— conscious. As he says, “In life we move from trance to trance, from focus to focus. This roving of attention can be random and chaotic, or it can be coordinated and meaningful.”
Janice says she has found the missing piece to her yo-yo puzzle and found peace in her heart by using this program. “I have reached my goal weight, but more importantly, I have made slight mental changes through mindfulness. Self hypnosis is a great practice, and I learned to trust the trance. Good things will happen to you if you can let yourself go ‘under’ and ‘open.’”
I tell my clients they can come see me once a week, every week, for the rest of their lives. Or, they can listen every day to the CDs I give them or become dependent on themselves. We are exposed daily to all sorts of hypnotic suggestions: to the baked goods in the coffee shop; to high-fat, high-sugar foods and large portions in restaurants; to birthday cakes, holiday foods and those McDonald’s commercials on TV. We either choose the trance we are in, or we remain stuck in the 65 percent of the population that is overweight. Self-hypnosis is the way to success and will make adopting and sticking to your healthy new lifestyle very doable.
But first we have to blast away some roadblocks. In the next chapter we’ll uncover—and eliminate—the excuses you’ve been giving yourself all these years.
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
~ from As You Like It, William Shakespeare
Are you ready to start mindfully directing your life? When you eat a meal or scarf down that muffin from the coffee shop or bag of chips from the vending machine what part of you is directing that scene and what part of you is acting out the role?
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I’m directing this moment in my life.
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