Further to yesterday’s blog entry here, I wrote that I’d add to that list of brilliant ways to increase creativity and be more creative by sharing a simple self-hypnosis process to help you do just that.
Simply follow these steps.
Step One: Induce hypnosis.
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
Once you have induced hypnosis, move on to step two.
Step Two: Be mindful of your entire body and mind. It is important to tune into your body and mind for this session to be effective.
Begin by being aware of your entire of your body as one. From the top of your head, all the way down into your fingers and down into your toes. Be aware of your entire body as one. Get a sense of every nerve, muscle and fibre. Don’t try to change anything; don’t try to stop anything from changing. Sometimes things change just by being observed. Imagine that every moment you spend observing, you also go deeper into hypnosis.
Be passive, a detached observer, just be contented to notice what you notice, feel what you feel. Be aware of your breathing and really tune into your breath. Notice the sensations of your breathing, the parts of your body that move as you breathe.
Be aware of the rhythm of the breath. Again, don’t try to change the breathing and don’t try to stop it from changing, just be a passive observer and let the body do the breathing all by itself as you observe.
Then turn your attention even deeper; toward your mind. Be aware of your mood, your thoughts and feelings and just watch them all too. Not trying to change anything, just watch your entire stream of consciousness and let it all take you deeper into hypnosis.
With this done patiently and thoroughly, move on to the next step.
Step Three: Recall a time when you were creative. It might have been an occasion when you were with others, or perhaps you were just pleased with yourself for creating a solution or having a great idea. Just consider a time when you were creative.
Start to think about how that felt, how you thought, how you communicated with yourself and the sense of knowing what creativity is like, even if it was just in a small way.
Imagine that by thinking this way, you have ignited your creativity, you have created a spark of creativity that is ready to grow, expand and amplify greatly. With that spark created, then move on to the next step.
Step Four: Focus on the area around and within your head and then move your awareness to your brain. Get a sense of it’s position within your head and as much as possible, imagine you are tuning into it.
Then answer these questions to yourself:
If creativity has a colour, what colour is that for you?
If creativity has a sound, what sound is that for you?
If creativity has a sensation, what does it feel like for you?
Now imagine that feeling, that sound and that colour beginning to spread through your brain. Imagine them (the colour, the sound and the feeling) slowly and surely beginning to work through your brain, soaking into it and now enhancing the creativity spark into something else altogether.
Imagine that your brain is lighting up. Let your awareness continue to move around slowly and let more parts of your brain become illuminated. Imagine that by doing this, you are starting to connect more of the areas of your brain together.
Imagine that leads to you now allowing your mind and brain to create a very clear and powerful connection that draws upon more and more of your life experiences, your knowledge and aspects of your life into an illumination within your brain.
As this grows and spreads, imagine that this is creativity symbolically and healthily occurring within you – you amplify the energy and inspiration in your brain creating conditions for it to create more. You bring more and more of your lifetimes observations into your mind and begin to swirl around more and more wonderful ideas and notions. You feel inspired and it is like you are unearthing more and more from within your brain and it feels so wonderful to do so.
As you feel the difference in your brain, using more and more of what you already have, spend as much time as you like cultivating this in your imagination, creating a sense of creativity within you.
When you feel you have spent enough time on this step and you get a tangible sense of being more creative, move on to the next step.
Step Five: As you bask in your creativity, use your cognitions, build your belief in yourself and affirm to yourself something along these lines:
“I am more and more creative”
“Creativity flows throw me more and more”
“I feel creative”
“I have access to my innate creativity”
“I can be more creative using my own mind”
And just repeat that affirmation, that positive cognition over and over and really say it to yourself like you truly believe it; undeniably convince yourself. When you feel belief in the words you are repeating to yourself, move on to the next step.
Step Six: Comfortably reflect for a few moments.
Start to think about how different your life will be as a result of being so much more creative. Start to think about all the wonderful things you are going to do as a result of being so much more creative.
Hold all the wonderful feelings of creativity within you, and then move on to the final step.
Step Seven: Exit hypnosis.
If you use my own protocol as shown in my science of self-hypnosis book, count yourself up and out from one through to five. Otherwise, open your eyes, wiggle your toes and get oriented to the place you are in.
Follow as many of the great steps I offered up yesterday and then add a daily dose of self-hypnosis and follow this process to really advance your creativity. Then go rule your life.
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DOES YOUR BOOK ON SELF-HYPNOSIS WORK FOR MANY DEAF PEOPLE WHO CANNOT USE AUDIO SELF HYPNOSIS ? DO YOU HAVE GENUINE TESTIMONIALS FROM YOUR DEAF CUSTOMERS BUYING YOUR SELF-HYPNOSIS BOOKS TO BACK UP ? KIND REGARDS, TONY.
The self-hypnosis process in my book does not require any audio to be used at all. It is a completely self-directed cognitive process. In fact, many authors and researchers state that hypnosis audio tracks do not really constitute ‘self-hypnosis’ as you are still being guided by an external source, albeit a recorded voice. It is deemed more akin to ‘hypnotist absent’ hypnosis.
The suggested best practice for self-hypnosis in the majority of the evidence base cited in my own research and book shows self-hypnosis to be a process that simply requires your own imagination, cognitions and a particular set of ordinary psychological processes – so no audio is ever required or deemed wholly necessary, though it can sometimes be used as an aid or support. Self-hypnosis is certainly not dependent upon use of any audio.
I hope that explains and assures you, do send me an email if you have further questions or queries Tony.
With my very best wishes to you, Adam.