If you are more focus on the feelings or the essence, your options expand. The moment you have a good idea of what you really want, use your imagination and picture yourself as already having your desire. Heighten the state of hypnosis by engaging as many of your sense as possible. The idea here is to disengage yourself from your conscious mind and the real world around you for as long as possible. The subconscious mind does not distinguish between whats in the real world and what is real only in the mind.
It concludes as real what you feel as real at the moment. Think of self hypnosis as planting seeds.
If you want to have a good harvest, you plant only the choicest seeds. In hypnosis, you plant the best seeds by imagining the desired outcome. You don't have to worry about whether the plant will grow or not because it has the capability of growing when the desired environment is provided. Your job is to provide your imagination with the right environment for it to grow in fruition and you can do this by removing all the obstacles that serves as hindrances. Perhaps the biggest obstacle to accomplishing your dreams is negative thinking.
Remove this obstacle because this is a weed that hinders imagination. For self-improvement? To train your brain? If you're doing it to achieve a greater end weight loss, quitting smoking, etc. Self-hypnosis can be used just for relaxation, sure, but it can be for a number of life-enhancing things, too.
Many use it to achieve their goals, change their thinking, or just as general positive reinforcement or motivation. Here are some examples of affirmations you could try:  If you want to quit a bad habit, something to the point is the most effective. Think along the lines of, "I choose no longer to smoke. Cigarettes have no appeal to me. I am in control and I am valuable. I am losing my excess weight. My clothes feel better and I feel better. Again, it's up to you, but many find them life-affirming and effective. Close your eyes and work to rid your mind of any feelings of fear, stress, or anxiety.
When you begin, you might find it difficult not to think. You may find that thoughts keep intruding. When this happens, don't try to force the thoughts out. Observe them impartially, and then let them slip away. See How to Meditate for more help with this step. It could be the corner, it could be a smudge, it could be wherever you want it to be.
Focus on the point, concentrating on your eyelids. Repeat to yourself that they're getting heavier and heavier and let them close when you cannot keep them open anymore.
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Recognize the tension in your body. Beginning with your toes, imagine the tension slowly falling away from your body and vanishing. Imagine it freeing each body part one at a time starting with your toes and working its way up your body. Visualize each part of your body becoming lighter and lighter as the tension is removed. Continue with your calves, thighs, hips, stomach and so on, until you've relaxed each portion, including your face and head.
Using imagery techniques of something you find comforting or soothing, such as water feel the water rushing over your feet and ankles, cleansing them of tension can be effective as well. Take slow, deep breaths.
When you exhale, see the tension and negativity leaving in a dark cloud. As you inhale, see the air returning as a bright force filled with life and energy. Think of a lemon and cut it in half in your mind. Imagine the juices oozing out and getting over your fingers.
Place it in your mouth. What's your reaction? How does it feel, taste, and smell?
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Then, move onto more meaningful visions. Imagine your bills blowing away in the breeze. Imagine you running off those pounds. Get as detailed as possible. Always think of your five senses. Appreciate the fact that you are now extremely relaxed.
Imagine you are at the top of a flight of 10 stairs which at the fifth step start to submerge into water. Picture every detail of this scene from the top to the bottom. Tell yourself that you are going to descend the stairs, counting each step down, starting at Picture each number in your mind. Imagine that each number you count is further down and one step closer to the bottom. After each number, you will feel yourself drifting further and further into deep relaxation.
Once you are at the fifth step imagine and truly feel the refreshing coolness of the water and tell yourself that you are stepping into an oasis of purity and cleanliness. As you begin to descend the last five steps, start to feel the water getting higher and higher up your body. You should now start to feel somewhat numb and your heart will start to race a bit, but notice it and let any qualms about the situation just drift away into the water. Feel a floating sensation. At this point at the bottom of the water you shouldn't really feel anything, just the sensation of floating freely.
You may even feel like you're spinning. If you do not feel as stated above, try again, slower with a will to grasp what is happening.
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Once you have achieved this state you should proceed to address your problems and decide upon what it is you want from where you are. Start to picture three boxes under the water that you have to swim to get to. Once you have found the boxes, open them slowly, one at a time, and narrate to yourself what is happening when you open the box.
For example, "As I open the box I feel a radiant light engulf me, I feel it becoming a part of me. This light is my new found confidence that I can never lose as it is now a part of me" and then proceed on to the next box.
You should avoid using statements with a negative connotation, such as "I don't want to be tired and irritable. Repeat your statement s to yourself as many times as you wish. Feel free to wander about the water, visualizing yourself emptying boxes, finding treasure in the form of self-confidence, money, etc.
Find areas where the water is cold, hot, or full of wildlife. Let your imagination go. Get ready to exit your hypnotic state. With each step you take, feel the water becoming lower and lower until you have once again reached that fifth step. Once you are out of the water and are on the sixth step you may start to feel heavy or as if there is a weight on your chest.
Merely wait on the step until this passes, constantly repeating your aforementioned statements. Will yourself to carry on up the stairs. If you come up with another scenario that you prefer, use it! It's just as good, if not better, since it works for you. Once you have ascended, give yourself a few moments before opening your eyes. You may want to visualize yourself opening a door to the outside world. Do this slowly and imagine the light that pours in through the doorway; this should make your eyes open naturally.
If you need to, count down from ten, telling yourself that once you finish, your eyes will open. Take your time getting up. Then tell yourself, "Wide awake, wide awake," or something you're used to, in order to wake up.
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This will put your mind back in the conscious state, bringing you back to reality. Mean it. No self-hypnosis or mantra will manifest itself in real life if you don't actually mean it. In order for this to be effective, you have to believe in yourself and your actions. And why not? If you do mean it, it could work. Some things take time to get used to and to get good at.
Come back to it in a few days and revisit the experiences. You may be surprised. Open your mind.