When I was younger, I lived for a few months on a Kibbutz and have written before about some of my experiences during this time and my other travels. After living for a while in Nacscholim, Israel, I got to travel to the dead sea in Jordan. After I had been to Petra, of course.
Today is not about me reminiscing, but furthering the theme on the blog this week about mental imagery processes combined with self-hypnosis, so I shall not indulge myself too much further with my recanting tales of old… But if you have ever floated in the dead sea for a while, you appreciate that whether it is because of the minerals, or whether it is because so many people told you it was good for you… You feel good being in there.
It led me to fancy going and plunging myself into one of those mud baths. So I went to a local one and I have since been to others, one in particular was on the periphery of the volcanic Greek island of Santorini. You get to wallow in mud and minerals and sit with it on you for a while before you swim into the sea and wash it all off.
Again, it feels good, I have to say. I have only fond memories of hanging out in mud.
When your weight gets suspended and your firmly believe in the rejuvenating properties of that thick, gloopy, gooey, brown stuff you are in, then you respond accordingly. It is that premise that I am relying on for today’s self-hypnosis process.
There are all kinds of processes similar to the one I am sharing today, out there online or in script books and this is just my own adaptation of such. If you fancy gaining all benefits of a mud bath, without all the actual mud, then this is just the ticket for you today. Many believe that mud is good for the skin, good for the joints and for aching muscles and much more besides.
Six Steps To Have a Rejuvenating Self-Hypnosis Mud Bath
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
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: Imagine you are in a natural environment of some kind. A favourite place in nature. Notice the sights, colours, sounds and how wonderful it makes you feel to be in this place of your own choosing. Really get a vivid notion of the surroundings.
Imagine that the temperature is just right for you and create in your mind the most perfect day for you. Notice the air around you, how it smells and seems and really tune in to this place in nature. Only move on when you have got that firmly and vividly in your mind.
Step Three: Look all around you and notice and locate a pool of water. See the light glittering and glimmering on the surface of the water. Watch the surface of the water, notice how calm it is and allow yourself to relax in response to it.
Start to imagine that the water is just the right temperature for you. That it looks inviting, clean, beautiful, revitalising and you anticipate how it is going to feel to get in.
When you are certain that you have imagined exactly how you’d like it to be, then dress accordingly and take a step into it.
Be assured that this is your own creation, your own private place that only you can attend. You can just be at one with yourself here and enjoy it deeply, and imagine stepping deeper and comfortably deeper into the water. it is the right temperature, it feels wonderful on your skin and engage in this for a while in your mind until you are at a comfortable depth to just relax and be calm as you are supported by the water.
Notice and imagine the various parts of your body relaxing. Spend some time using whatever progressive relaxation technique or process you know here, to just enhance your relaxation while you are in this pool. When you are suitably relaxed, then move on to the next step.
Step Four: Look deeper down and around you and start to notice that in places there is a soft white mud. Put your feet into it and feel the sensation in your toes, you may even place your hand in and notice how smooth, soothing and nice it is.
With the initial touches, start to notice your body relaxing further. Then in your own time and in your own way, start to allow yourself to sink slowly and easily and comfortably into the mud. Deeper and more enjoyable. It is a delight to the senses as it starts to be felt all over your body.
Notice the feel of the mud around your joints. Notice how your muscles respond and react to the depth of relaxation that the mud instils. Imagine the goodness of the mud starts to find its way into your muscles and joints and it soothes, relaxes and comforts deeper and deeper.
You may even like to imagine being cleansed deeply in whatever way you find to be useful and beneficial.
Now take this relaxation and soothing quality a step further and imagine that the mud draws out any discomfort from your muscles and joints. Imagine that it absorbs any discomfort and takes it away, lost in the pool.
Let the time you spend here be one of healing. Whatever that may mean to you personally, imagine yourself being healed and rejuvenated and bask in this glorious sensation for as long as it takes for you to notice some tangible difference in how you feel as a result of the healing mud.
Relax in the mud. Just be at one with yourself in the mud. Wallow and love it.
Step Five: Once you have spent enough time enjoying the healing sensation, then start to move up and out and away from the mud, into the clearer water that cleans off all the remaining mud, leaving you feeling more refreshed and invigorated and comfortable.
You might like to dry yourself naturally with the warming rays of the sun, or towel yourself down. Let the sensations of well-being stay with you, notice the difference in how your muscles and joints and
body all feel and encourage these feelings to stay with you for longer.
You can then dress and prepare yourself for bringing this session to an end and engaging with the world once again. Remind yourself that each time you choose to do this, it works better and more powerfully and progressively.
Step Six: Exit hypnosis. Open your eyes, wiggle your toes and fingers and go about your day enjoying all those benefits.
This week I have been focusing on a similar methodology as far as your application of self-hypnosis goes and we’ll round that off with another similar process tomorrow before I go in a completely different direction again next week.
Go have a wallow! We don’t always have to don our Glastonbury wellies when mud is abundant!
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