Here in Bournemouth if you want to use local refuse facilities, then you have to drive all your rubbish or waste up there and show them your council tax bill or some other evidence that you are a tax payer in the region and thus allowed to be there.
Recently, it was decided that our lawnmower had to be taken there and a new one was to be purchased. The old one had outlived it’s expected time on this planet and sheer laziness on my part had meant that the grass cuttings collection box did not stay on unless I pressed my foot against it, it had black tape holding the handles in place and it was an eyesore… I mean *sighs dramatically* what must the neighbours have thought? 😉
As I dropped the orange flymo from the late 90s off at the electricals section of the tip, I laughed out loud at the group of people who then eyed it up and down until one man decided to carry it off and load it on his truck… I told him that it did not work and needed to be put out to pasture, but he insisted he could get some life out of it… Aahh, I like to think of that old lawnmower, running free in the countryside somewhere enjoying its final days having seen the screwdriver of a strange man who hangs around the local dump looking for tat to whisk away…
*daydreams happily for a few moments, gaze fixed on a distant point*
I got rid of a load of other stuff at the time too. It leaves me with a real sense of well-being. Like feeling cleansed. I feel that way after a spring clean. Likewise, I love it when clothes and bedding have just been washed and they feel all fresh and clean – free of any stuff that it had collected from the wear and rigours of life. I don’t start doing that thing that they do on the TV commercials where they lift up the sheets and try to gaily snort them into their nostrils because they are so fresh and lovely.
Please don’t get me wrong, I don’t behave that way, I just like the sensation and the feel of clean things.
It is nice when our heads feel cleansed, clean and free of clutter and rubbish too, isn’t it? So with that tenuous link in place, lets move on to matters at hand today then…
Some of you have some rubbish in your heads apparently. I have had emails and requests for some kind of process and technique that allows you to clear your mind, dispense of our rubbish and leave us feeling better.
Our own personal rubbish, for the purpose of this process, may include stress, it may be non-useful worries, it may frustrations or unhelpful tension, or even unnecessary fears.
This process is going to show you how to clear your mind, and wash the laundry of the brain, let me show you how:
Step One: Think about what it is that you need to let go of. This could be stress, tension, anxieties or something that is affecting you detrimentally to hold on to.
As unusual as this may sound, imagine that this thing you wish to let go of is like dirt and is ingrained in items of laundry. All will become clear as we progress. With that concept in mind, move on to the next step.
Step Two: Hypnotise yourself. You can do so by any means you desire or know of. You can use the process in my Science of self-hypnosis book, use the free audio we give away on this website to practice or have a look at the following articles as and when you need them; they are basic processes to help you simply open the door of your mind:
Heavy Arm Self-Hypnosis Induction Method
Using Eye Fixation for Self-Hypnosis
The Chiasson Self-Hypnosis Method
Hand to Face Self-Hypnosis Induction
Using Magnetic Hands for Self-Hypnosis
The Coin Drop Self-Hypnosis Induction
However, with this process, an induction is potentially too much activity, so I teach my clients how to adopt a hypnotic mindset and simply have a mindset that is positive and expectant. Again, to really understand the cognitive set of the hypnotic mindset, go grab a copy of my Science of self-hypnosis book where it is explained in simple but comprehensive terms.
Once you have induced hypnosis, move on to step two.
Step Three: Find yourself in a bathroom of your own design. Make it a special bathroom of some kind. Become aware of the colours, the sounds, notice what is in this place and most importantly look at the bath.
Look at how big the bath is, where the plug hole is positioned, notice the size and shape of the taps, and what the bath is made of, the colour of it, the texture of it, how it feels to touch it.
Get the bath really vivid in your mind in as much detail as you can.
Now fill the bath with water. Notice the steam coming from the hot water as it fills and pours into the bath, notice the sound of the water pouring and really engage in this process. Use this part of the session to deepen your experience of hypnosis. That is, watch the water pouring and go deeper inside your mind, tell yourself that the water helps take you deeper inside your mind as it pours wonderfully and enjoyable before you.
Once you have filled the bath with hot water, move on to the next step.
Step Four: Ok, now comes the important part and the moderately bizarre part.
Find a way to open a trap door on the top of your head. Imagine it in whatever way works best for you.
Then tip your head above the bath and dump all the dirty laundry you have in there into the bath. Notice items of clothing and/or sheets that all look filthy, stained, and soiled. Empty all those stressors, worries, frustrations into the bath. The dirt and grime represents all that you want to let go of.
As you look at it all there in the bath, notice that the water froths slightly and starts to become dirtier. Notice the water starting to actively work on the items in the bathtub and move and roll around in a therapeutic rhythmic manner. Watch as the water becomes blacker and darker and blacker…
Take plenty of time to watch the items rolling around in the active water, as it turns darker and blacker.
When the water gets so black that you can no longer see any of the items within the water, then move on to the next step.
Step Five: Now you pull the plug on the bath. Pull the plug with some determination and energy, then take a couple of nice deep breaths as you watch all that black water draining away into nothingness, draining away for good.
Tell yourself that you are letting go of what you no longer needs. The bath also seems to be sucking the black liquid out of the bath and as it does, every last drop of liquid and fluid within the bath disappears. You notice that every last tiniest drop disappears, so much so that the garments and items left in the bath are completely dry.
Look at the items remaining in the bath now. Notice how they are now brightly coloured and clean – notice the whiteness is back in some of them, notice the true colours.
Then start to place them back in the trap door of your head, noticing the smell and feel of clean, fresh, delightful items. As they arrive in the head, notice how much lighter your head feels.
Take some time to experience your head feeling lighter and more comfortable and at ease. What a joy to behold.
Spend a few moments, just resting and relaxing in hypnosis as you let that lightness begin to spread through your body. Once you feel it throughout your body and have relaxed and spread the feeling throughout you, then move on to the final step.
Step Six: Now tell yourself that the lightness stays with you once you have finished with this process and then wiggle your toes and fingers, stretch your arms, take a deep, deep breath and open your eyes and go about your day feeling lighter, cleansed and at ease.
Lovely process this is, practice it and practice letting go of what you no longer need in this way, it’ll serve you incredibly well.
… And at least I took you to a lovely bathroom and not a smelly refuse collection centre of some kind, eh?
Has this resonated with you in some way? Then these links might interest you:
1. Have negative thoughts held you back and/or are they still doing so now? Do you need to learn how to develop better thinking habits?
Coaching with Adam Eason Or Hypnotherapy with Adam Eason
2. Would you like a satisfying and meaningful career as a hypnotherapist helping others develop better thinking habits?
Adam Eason’s Anglo European training college.
3. Are you a hypnotherapist for whom negative thinking is negatively effecting the success of your business? Do you need to think more effectively to fulfil your career ambitions?
Hypnotherapist Mentoring with Adam Eason.
Likewise, if you’d like to learn more about self-hypnosis, understand the evidence based principles of it from a scientific perspective and learn how to apply it to many areas of your life while having fun and in a safe environment and have the opportunity to test everything you learn, then come and join me for my one day seminar which does all that and more, have a read here: The Science of Self-Hypnosis Seminar.