It has been great having Keith back at the helm following his recent scare and he was touched by the number of emails and messages that he has received since writing last weeks Adam Up in my absence. Keith’s wife had to stop him from heading off to play badminton in the week and he has been getting right royally stuck in as far as our business goes here… So he is recovering mightily well.
Life is full of ups and downs isn’t it?
Some people love roller coasters. I know I do. Ever since visiting Disney World as a young boy on a family holiday and going on the Thunder Mountain Railway ride… I associate so many funny things with Roller Coasters too, hilarious experiences with friends
Even though so many people love roller coasters, there are others who dread them and others who fear them, and many people talk and write the similarity between and the fine line dividing fear and excitement.
Roller coasters are also used as a metaphor and a way of describing life. For many, the human condition is like a roller coaster, isn’t it? I mean, one minute we can feel high and happy and pleased, and the next we might feel annoyed, frustrated or fed up.
For many, it is just accepted that that is the way of things, and that it is a rare individual who is able to achieve real balance as far as life, emotions and the human condition is concerned. I think we can help reign in the roller coaster effect of life and actually create some balance, especially if that is what we want and what we’d prefer.
The fact that we have little control over the roller coaster ride is sometimes mirrored in some of life’s circumstances and situations too, isn’t it? We feel like life is doing stuff to us, instead of us actually cracking on with it and at it.
Today, I am offering up a self-hypnosis process that is aimed at eliminating a period of roller coaster-like symptoms or issues and achieving balance, feeling at ease and in control of life. Just follow the steps that follow…
5 Steps To Turn The Roller Coaster Into Achieving Balance
Step One: Get yourself into a comfortable position and one whereby you are going to be undisturbed for the duration of this exercise. Make sure your feet are flat on the floor and hands are not touching each other.
Then in that position, 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, or just adopted the hypnotic mindset, move on to the next step.
Step Two: Engage your imagination and find yourself on a roller coaster. Notice the surrounding area and it’s details, colours, sounds and notice how you feel to be on it.
Then notice it slowly climbing up the track in places, before descending at speed and twisting and turning. Only move around the roller coaster in a manner that is useful for this exercise, don’t go scaring yourself or making yourself feel dizzy or scared if you do not usually like roller coasters. The idea is that this represents life and not actually to give you thrills or terrors.
Once you have spent some time fully engaging your imagination in the process of racing around, up and down on the roller coaster of your design in your mind, then move on to the next step.
Step Three: Now you let the roller coaster start to slow and travel upon a very flat, consistent surface and let it slow down, going slower and becoming more smooth and gentle and easy, travelling alomng in a straight line. Imagine that you drift deeper inside your mind as you roll smoothly along the track and enter a tunnel.
Design the tunnel yourself, notice the colours of it, the level of lighting inside it, whether it has windows or not and let it be a place where you are feeling more and more calm and comfortable and at ease and all the time going deeper inside your mind as you proceed along the tunnel.
As you proceed notice that the lights start to shine upon you in a healing, calming and controlled manner. Notice the colour of the light is a colour that you associate with calmness, with being balanced and the light leaves a very subtle, gentle sesnsation upon you.
If healing were a colour, what colour is this light? If healing were a sound, what sound is it very softly making as it shines upon you? If healing and ba;ance were a feeling, what sensation is that? Let yourself see, hear and feel the light creating some balance as you ride slowly along the tunnel, drifting deeper inside your mind.
Notice how safe it makes you feel, how secure and at ease you are and how much more you relax with every moment spent sitting here basking in this light that balances and grounds you.
Step Four: If you wish to advance the effects of this, you can let the light now energise you, if you require it. You can let the light relax you further and help you be more balanced and get life into some perspective. You can let the light relieve any tension or pain by focusing on specific areas and soothing and relieving beautifully and gently.
Most importantly, you can use this opportunity to get centered and at ease and focus on some steps or a course of action to take to keep the roller coaster of life moving steadily in the right direction with you in control of it. You might think of some steps you can take while feeling so balanced, and then choose to make a start on them when the session comes to an end.
When you have enjoyed the light for long enough and used the time you allowed yourself in the most enjoyable and productive way, then move on to the final step.
Step Five: Now wiggle your fingers and toes, take a couple of deep breaths and open your eyes. Go about your day with a renewed sense of joy and balance and take some action that is going to bring even more balance and steadiness into your life.
Have a good practice of this process and enjoy the way you and life responds.
Have some of themes here resonated with you? Then have a read of these pages:
1. Do you need help or support in a particular area of your life?
Coaching with Adam Eason Or Hypnotherapy with Adam Eason
2. Would you like a satisfying and meaningful career as a hypnotherapist helping others? Are you a hypnotherapist looking for stimulating and career enhancing continued professional development and advanced studies?
Adam Eason’s Anglo European training college.
3. Are you a hypnotherapist looking to fulfil your ambitions or advance your career?
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.Alternatively, go grab a copy of my Science of self-hypnosis book.