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For a long time I've been interested in hypnosis, more specifically self- hypnosis.
Apparently, though it might have been called other things throughout history, the concept of hypnosis is fairly recent and according to the great British hypnotist Paul McKenna, really only works because people now believe it is a genuine phenomenon!
Whereas even just a few years ago psychoanalysis would have us believe we needed years of therapy to overcome personal issues like lack of self esteem and all kinds of neuroses, nowadays there's lots of evidence that hypnosis can cure phobias and limiting behaviors in literally minutes.
I find this fascinating.
Especially the idea that it's possible to create your own 'self-hypnosis' tapes to 'reprogram' your mind for success.
Get yourself a tape recorder and recite the following:
"With my eyes closed I am totally relaxed. My body is completely stress free and I am ready to listen to my own words, encouraging me, helping me to see that success is easily within my reach.
"I write easily and well, without discomfort, sometimes for hours at a time.
"I am totally in control of my creativity, which nourishes me.
"My subconscious mind easily finds things for me to write about. It takes no real effort. It is as natural to me as breathing.
"My writing is bringing me closer to success as each day passes. Soon I will be a professional writer and my life will be better, more fun and filled with wealth and abundance.
"Now, take a few moments to think about what your life will be like soon. How wonderful and satisfying it will be.
(Pause for 30 seconds)
"When I open my eyes I will be alert and full of confidence, ready to start writing easily and well.
"Three, two, one, awake."
Now, play this tape back to yourself every time you sit down to write. I may be going out on a limb here but I'm ready to guarantee your life and more especially your writing will improve no end using this simple yet powerful technique.
Try it - and let me know in a week, a month or a year how it went!
Best regards and keep writing!