Do you ever wish you had a tool for silencing the negative chatter that runs rampant in your head? Well, you are in luck. Silencing negative chatter is this weeks reading from my book, Becoming Slender For Life. This is just one of the many life-changing tools that Slender For Life™ hypnosis for weight loss clients learn to help you to improve your life, your health and to lose weight.
Silencing negative chatter
Think about a time in the recent past when you either ate too much or you gained weight, and try to recall your self-talk. For instance: What’s the matter with you? You’re no good. You’ll never be successful at losing weight. You can’t keep any commitments. Negative self-talk is trance. Now, remember, Dr. Candace Pert has shown us that all thought, all memory, all emotion occurs and is stored in every cell of our body. What we are working with is cellular memory. It is very real to you.
Margaret was talking about the voice in her head that was telling her: “This is too hard… you will never be successful.” For Stan is was: “I’ve failed at every weight loss attempt I’ve ever made, why should this be any different?” And Sue had been hearing the same refrain her entire life: “You’ll never look like your sister, you’ll never be as pretty and as thin as she is.”
We all have mind chatter and too often it is negative. Fortunately there are tools for working with this chatter. Solution to negative chatter: bring to mind your negative chatter.
Is it your voice or someone else’s? Now take this chatter and turn it into a cartoon character like Daffy Duck, a Teletubby, Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig or Olive Oil. What happens to the power of that chatter? It becomes comical, doesn’t it? Now bring it back again in its original voice, get it running in your head and then imagine it emanating from your big toe. Again, the power diminishes. Finally, bring it back one more time in its original voice, get it running and then shrink it down to the size of a postage stamp. If you are right-handed, place it inthe far left hand corner of the room on the floor. (Left-handed people place it in the far right hand corner of the room on the floor).
What happened? It’s gone, isn’t it? All three of these techniques are Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) techniques. They are powerful interrupters to get you out of the negative trance of that chatter. And yes, when you are in that chatter, you are in a trance. Is your alarm clock a pleasant sound? Mine isn’t! How about the smoke detectors in you home? Mine are loud and obnoxious. Alarm clocks and smoke detectors are wakeup calls, attention getters. You need to break that trance just as an alarm clock shatters your sleep. You need to create a call to a different action.
As I said before, one of the chatters that ran my life was “Not good enough, Roger.” No matter what I did, it was never enough. It would get so that I would stop trying to do things because I kept raising the bar, and I could never be successful. To this day, there is not a day that goes by that I do not hear “Not good enough, Roger.” But where it used to be an anchor, it’s now a friend—it’s my wakeup call, a call to action. The message now is “Stop coasting, Roger, be your best. Be enough.”
What is the opposite or positive statement that can be created from your negative chatter? For example, if you typically tell yourself: “I can’t win…every time I try something new I fail,” then the next time you start to run that tape, replace it with a positive counter statement. Such as: “I am a winner…I have wonderful ideas that produce great results.” Or, if you say to yourself: “Why bother with dieting…I always regain the pounds I’ve lost,” think instead: “I now have the tools and ability to permanently release my excess weight.”
The key is to learn to monitor your thoughts so you catch these insidious negative thoughts before they become further ingrained in your subconscious.
Just as you need to become more conscious of what you eat, you need to become more conscious of what you think. So fill out the chart on the next page and refer to it often, until you master the skill of monitoring—and replacing—your negative mind chatter. Some of your positive replacements may make good hypnotic suggestions, and/or you may want to carry an index card with them in your pocket or purse. Some people like to post these positive affirmations where they can be reminded of them throughout the day.
Negative thought Positive replacement
Here’s a slightly different approach to try. When critical thoughts are running through your mind, for ten minutes write the opposite of every negative thought as fast as you can. It’s okay to repeat the same opposite message. If the thoughts are: “I am a failure” and “I am a fat slob,” then write: “I am succeeding at releasing this weight” and “I am slender, trim, healthy, and I look fabulous!”
So how’s your negative self-talk? Do you have thoughts of “I’m not good enough,” “I can’t do this,” “I’ll never lose this weight,” or “Nobody loves me”? If you do, Slender For Life™ hypnosis for weight loss can help you to end those thoughts and create healthy new thoughts that support you in achieving your goals, having peace of mind and creating joy in your life.
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