People at Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore frequently ask me how to train their monkey mind. What they are asking is how to shut off the mental chatter when they use self-hypnosis and when they meditate. My response is, “You don’t.”
Thoughts are normal, natural and they don’t go away. With self-hypnosis you do have the power to change your thoughts, change your emotions and change your behavior.
Mindfulness self-hypnosis is a simple, powerful method that you can use to open your heart, train your monkey mind, and transform your world from the inside out.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Be aware of breath. That’s really all you have to do for mindfulness self-hypnosis. Simply focus on your breath, not on your thoughts.
Should you become aware of thoughts, no need to judge them. Simply smile, and say to your self, “Isn’t that interesting. I’m thinking.” And then bring your awareness back to your breath.
If you are in my office listening to me during a hypnosis session or listening to one of my MP3 hypnosis downloads and you start thinking about an email you need to send, no need to judge them. Simply smile, and say to your self, “Isn’t that interesting. I’m thinking.” And then bring your awareness back to your breath.
You will have thought and that is OK. It is normal and natural. Focus your thoughts on your breath.
Breathe in. Breathe out.
It’s OK to move
When using self-hypnosis or when meditating, it’s OK to move. If you have an itch, scratch it. If you sneeze, let it go. Feel free to move your neck, or any other part of your body. Throughout your self-hypnosis and meditation, it’s OK to move so make yourself comfortable.
And then, focus on your breath. Breathe in and breathe out.
The Huffington Post, Madeline Diamond, July 15, 2016: “You have the ability to engage in the practice anytime, anywhere. The key is focusing on what’s happening inside your head. Instead of trying to block your thoughts and emotions as you’re meditating, Rinpoche said that you should lean into what he calls your “monkey mind,” or the constant chattering in your head.
The best way to do this is through the simple habit of being aware of your breath as you breathe in and out, he explained. Even though thoughts might creep into your mind, you are still able to meditate.
“As long as you don’t forget your breath, anything is okay,” Rinpoche said. “[You don’t] need too much concentration. Just simply be aware of your breath.” Read Here’s How You Can Meditate Anytime, Anywhere
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I am aware of my breath.
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