Thinking of Quitting Smoking?

Quit Smoking Preparation - nicotine withdrawal

Think about why, how and when…

The fact that you’ve navigate to this blog, is because you have been thinking of quitting, or you’re sitting on the fence, a little short of terrified that you will have to white knuckle this or that worst of all, you will fail AGAIN. Like all those times before or worse relapse!

You are also probably here because the words “step by step” or “painlessly” got you wondering…“Hmm hypnosis … that should make it easier”…

Have your ex-smoker friends told you things like:
“It’s all or nothing, you can’t half ass this!  … Steel your mind to do it and then, Do It …BAM!:

Do your Non smoker friends say…
“It won’t be easy but just get through those first few days and then you will be fine.”

NOT TRUE! AT LEAST IT DOES NOT have to be True for YOU!

The fab news about smoking is that it doesn’t matter how much you’ve smoked, or how long you have smoked. Your body is way more forgiving then you are.

If you start now, your body will begin to repair itself bit by bit and will take care of you, even after years treating it like you were made of steel.

So let’s really understand this. WHY is it thought to be, so hard to quit?

The withdrawal symptoms have us terrified and rightly so!

It can be pretty ugly, when you get that crazy, uncontrollable, “I’m gonna jump out of my skin feeling”.

Withdrawing all nicotine from your system, all of a sudden one bright day, will do that to most of us. And let me tell you WHY? (said the spider to the fly)

What really causes nicotine withdrawal?

When you smoke, the nicotine receptors in your brain are activated. Upon activation, they release a brain chemical called dopamine, which makes you feel good. This, pleasure response to nicotine, causes the addiction. The more you smoke over time, the number of nicotine receptors in your brain multiply. Yes MULTIPLY!

When one day you just stop smoking, those receptors continue to expect nicotine, and when they don’t get it, they, try to ‘deal with it’!

That adjustment process is what causes the cravings and withdrawal. And we look and feel like a wound up rabbit, gone a bit mad!

The fastest way to alleviate the crazy withdrawal symptoms is to smoke that cigarette.

To make matters worse, your mind makes associations and begins to expect nicotine, on a regular basis, when it is signalled or triggered. g. A smoke with coffee, a stressful situation, after a meal, with a glass of wine or beer. The nicotine receptors in your brain anticipate the dopamine rush from nicotine at those times. These situations then become your triggers and remain as a response even after you have stopped or cut down on smoking for several months.

These triggers need to be dealt with at a subconscious level to release the urge and sever the association completely.

The good news is that once you stop smoking entirely, the number of nicotine receptors in your brain will eventually return to normal, but this takes time.

While there are many ways to become smoke free, you will agree, that a natural and wholesome way is best vs. replacing the nicotine and using another chemical or substance to quit the first one.

Hypnosis, works completely naturally on the sub-conscious level and gently disconnects those physical craving from your trigger situations. It also unravels the associations that your mind has made and deals with the emotions that you are craving.

How to Manage Nicotine Withdrawal:

These are some common symptoms of nicotine withdrawal:

Craving the original source of Nicotine, the cigarettes, increased anxiety, irritability, trouble with concentrating, headaches, other cravings: be it food, sugar, cigarettes, action.

All of it has been felt by people who have tried to quit before, perhaps even you.

So Do it Gradually! But Purposefully!

Step 1: Getting ready to withdraw your dependence on nicotine!

Don’t plan to just stop, understand your addictions first.  Observe your habits and behaviors. Identify your reasons to give up smoking. Even if you have tried to quit and failed, The more times you try to quit, the greater your chance of success the next time.

Step 2: Decide How and the When!

Decide how you will do this, Cold turkey (bad idea), gradually, replacement therapy, or using your alternative therapies, like with hypnosis and seeing a professional. It is important because it prepares your mind subconsciously.

Pick a date within the next week or month. It doesn’t have to be a special day, especially not a super stressful or busy one.

Step 3: Understand Your High-Risk Times

Smoking is more than just a physical addiction to nicotine. It is also a psychological addiction. Anticipate your high-risk situations and associations like and plan for them. Some examples: With coffee, after a meal, while driving or walking, on the phone, stressful situations, with a drink or with smoking buddies.

Step 4: GET THE HELP!

Purchase the program or make your appointment, take that first step on the method that you decided. There are self help programs that point you in the right direction and give you the tool to implement and others more rounded programs that build it all in. Decide which you will choose and Follow it!

I have created the 4GoFramework, a program that uses the power of hypnosis to reprogram your mind, one step at a time and slowly unwrap you from the grip that nicotine has on your brain and how you respond to it….and because the mind is really the driver, your brain follows and your withdrawal symptoms are negligible, if there are any at all.

This step by step framework is doable, natural and easy. Using Hypnosis protocols to help you to realize how easy it is to 4Go a few sticks a day and then think about the next step of becoming smoke free.

To learn more about How you can CUT YOUR SMOKING BY 50% for good, naturally easily and without losing your shit, in one weekend, using the 4GoFramework

Tapping

Tapping has been around forever but is still used today as a fantastic, easy to use technique, that has its roots in Chinese medicine.

In the past few years, it has developed into quite a modern modality to address the body’s meridians and bring them in to focus. Allowing us to solve several issues right from helping to diminish cravings for cigarettes, food etc. to pain management and helps with sleeping and even to combat all kinds for fears, like stage fright or fear of flying.

The universal name is tapping, however, there are different versions of this very technique out there, and yes they all work.

Some of them are, TFT founded by Dr. Roger Callahan,

Gary Craig Developed it in 1990 and called it EFT, widely used today.

Silvia Hartman developed energy EFT to the UK.

The Fantastic part of this therapy is that you don’t have to believe in it to have it work for you.

Just do the tapping and observe the subtle inner changes that take place in your mind and body.

So how does it work?

The first thing you do is give the pain or feeling a number out of 10, that will asses its severity, 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.

Then, you need to give a name to the issue.

For example: You have a head ache or your back hurts or you’re unable to focus and your mind is racing.

It might be something like “this backache”, “these racing thoughts” ,“this fear” or “this urge”. You will use this phrase to activate certain parts of your brain by repeating it out loud as you do the tapping.

Step 1

How to do Self TappingWhile tapping firmly on the karate chop edge of your hand, you’d say out loud:

“Even though I have ______ and feel _____ I accept myself, deeply and completely

“Even though I have this pain and cant stand up straight I deeply and completely accept myself!”

Say this as though you mean it, 3 times while tapping.

Step 2

Do the tapping sequence as follows: Tap with the pads of your fingers in the center of the top of your head, saying “active mind”. Continue tapping with a couple of fingers of your dominant hand, while saying “active mind” until you’ve gone through all the tapping points. The points are all on bones.

Here’s the complete list of points to tap in this order after Step 1:

  1. Karate Chop Point. ( the edge of the hand )
  2. Middle of top of head
  3. Beginning of either eyebrow
  4. Outer corner of eye
  5. Under eye
  6. Upper lip
  7. Fold of chin
  8. Collarbone – 1 inch down from notch and 1 inch to either side under 
edge

Once you have done a full sequence, check in with yourself and see if the symptoms have receded, sometimes they may have moved just one number down and others its moved significantly. So reassess the number you are at and with this new number in mind repeat the sequence until you bring your symptoms down to a 2 or 1.

If you notice there’s another aspect to all this, such as “nervous about a meeting or presentation”, start back at the beginning with Step 1 and tap the karate chop point while saying

“Even though “I am anxious about this meeting or presentation…I deeply and completely accept myself!” Then tap the entire sequence beginning with the top of your head again and say “anxious ” or “anxious about the meeting ” or “anxious and my thoughts are racing ”. Any of these phrases will probably work, because they’re all specific enough to the problem. Just tapping and saying “meeting stress” isn’t good enough, because it’s not specific.

Always run a few rounds of tapping; 2 to 3 should do it, before moving on to another phrase to tap about.

You can use tapping at bedtime too. If you’ve had lots of insomnia lately, you might think about what to call it and come up with: “Even though I’ve been lying awake at bedtime for several nights in a row, I deeply and completely accept myself!” Then run through the whole sequence a few times. If you wake up in the night, run the tapping sequence again, until relief is obtained.

Always tap firmly enough that you can hear it, but softly enough that you don’t bruise yourself!

Here are a few other typical phrases you can tap for

Insomnia or Anxiety:

  • I’m awake/anxious and angry
  • I can’t slow my brain down
  • I feel irritated and annoyed
  • I can’t quiet my thoughts
  • I’m tossing and turning
  • I can’t get comfortable

Find the ones that work for you!


Pain:

  • I am in pain
  • I cant move my ___
  • I feel helpless and irritated
  • I feel like my Head/back etc. is exploding
  • I’m in pain when I ____

Urges for food or cigarettes

  • I am addicted to ___
  • I want to ____ eat /smoke
  • I feel this urge taking over me
  • I just need to ____
  • I am uncomfortable until I ____
  • I cant sleep until I _____

Get Tap, Tap, Tapping !

Fears that discourage you from becoming smoke free

Smoking Fears - Stop SmokingBeing a Smoking Cessations Specialist in my hypnosis practice, I wanted to share some of the top fears and misconceptions that my clients have before they come to see me. Fears that hold them back and discourage them from taking control and becoming Smoke Free!

Now, I know quitting is not a walk in the park. I know how compelling this addiction is. 

Over the years I have heard the most extraordinary reasons, fears and misconceptions that make people give up on themselves and keep them addicted.

I usually address these in the very first session with my clients. I’d like to address these apprehensions for you today:

“I’ve smoked for over 15 years and don’t think I can quit, I’m too far gone.”

Hypnosis deals with the issue on a deeper level and actually kills your urge to smoke, so you don’t need to white knuckle it. It will be painless and easy. 

“I love smoking. It makes me feel good!”

You are reading this, that tells us that YOU WANT TO STOP. Focus on that reason, and you will see the benefits of a smoke free life.

“What will I do when I’m stressed?”

Hypnosis helps you manage stress easily and effortlessly. It is part of the program. 

“Having a drink won’t be any fun anymore!”

Sure it will, coz you will still be able to enjoy the drink and not need to smoke. You won’t miss it. 

“I’ll loose my smoking buddies?”

Well, then they weren’t your buddies to begin with.

But NO, you wont loose the social aspect of smoking! Coz you will still be able to hang with them while they are smoking and not feel a thing. 

“What will I do at break time?”

What you always did, except with no cigarette in your hand. 

“When I’m with my friends and they smoke, I wont be able to resist a drag!”

YES YOU WILL! I Guarantee it!

In fact you will feel a deep sense of satisfaction that you can stand there while they smoke and not be triggered. 

“I don’t want to fail, yet again!”

This is a real fear, it frightens you and damages your self image

Make sure you don’t fail! Only do this if you are truly committed to give up smoking for good! 

“It relaxes me!”

It really doesn’t, and there is scientific research to prove that.

But the perception of relaxation is created by what you associate it with.

A reward, a break, stepping out, after a stressful day.

We Will Build NEW Associations. 

“I have no vices – this is the only one…”

I say this with love – You are too old to still want to “be bad”, just to be rebellious.

Grow up and smell your clothes! 

“It makes me feel Good!”

Trust me, every time you turn down a cigarette or see someone who is still addicted you will feel better then good! You will feel proud, and in control of your life!

Think about it!In 5 days from now, you could be done with cigarettes, for good!

Wouldn’t it feel amazing to stop smoking painlessly, easily and naturally? Better yet, there are no side effects and certainly no more cravings!

The Stop Smoking Painlessly Package is:

5 Sessions for a total of 7 hours, used over 5 consecutive days.

It includes:

  • 5 personalized one on one session’s.
  • A Self Hypnosis Lesson, with supporting video.
  • Learning how to craft your own affirmations and supporting video.
  • Techniques to manage your cravings and stress easily.
  • A personalized script written just for you. You can record your own voice and practice self-hypnosis at home.
  • A 20-minute follow-up call Via Phone or Skype

And you will Quit!

That’s a Promise!

Power Words

Did you make a new years resolution this year?

Do you even remember what it is?

Or are you smiling guiltily to your self now because you did not keep it!

It’s no secret, that while some people are able to keep their new years resolutions, most don’t, I used to fall into the latter category until I changed how I do this.

For a few years now, I don’t create a New Years resolution. I use a word, just one word that will keep me focused and on track throughout the year.

A word that bridges and connects all the different facets and compartments of my life.

My word this year is “Strength”

Strength of mind …
Strength of body …
Strength of character…

I want to strengthen my business, my relationships, my resolve and grow from strength to strength!

This really works. Especially in situations when you want to quit, like I did today and I was reminded of ”strength” and I got up, showed up and I am the stronger for it.

So think about that, it’s not too late, you can do this at anytime.

Modify your initial intention to just one word that will remind you of that intention and draw you forward.

What is your word going to be?

My clients have used words like:

Survive, flow, grow, courage, tenacity, heighten, double , peace, comfort.

It works, try it!

 

The Myths vs Facts of Hypnosis

The Myths vs Facts of Hypnosis Considering using hypnosis to help you quit an addiction? Have more confidence? Make better decisions? Reach a goal?

Most of my clients are understandably a little nervous or confused about hypnotherapy – after all we’ve all seen people be hypnotized and then do embarrassing tricks on TV!

While most people are familiar with stage hypnosis, that’s a completely different animal than hypnotherapy. Unfortunately this distant cousin has overshadowed the really powerful and meaningful transformations that take place in a clinical setting every day.

Before I studied to be a Master Hypnotist, I too fell prey to quite a few of the myths and misconceptions surrounding hypnotherapy.

After watching my husband stop smoking through hypnosis, using it myself to overcome loss of my father, my financial issues, past heartbreaks and betrayals, AND seeing my clients’ lives transform, I’ve now know the power of hypnosis. I want you to understand it too!

The Myths vs Facts of Hypnosis

Myth #1: Hypnotists can control my mind.

WRONG : No one can control your mind, unless you let them. Your hypnotherapist will give you suggestions that you want and agree to be given, based on the pre-trance talk. You will not lose control of your mind at any point in the trance. In fact, should you hear a suggestion that you don’t agree with, or don’t understand, your subconscious mind will automatically reject it.

Myth #2: I can be tricked into perform embarrassing acts, such as barking like a dog, or walking like a duck.

WRONG! This assumption is based on stage hypnotism and Hollywood fiction. The truth is that stage hypnosis depends heavily on volunteers to act on stage. They have agreed to participate and know beforehand that they will be given silly suggestions. Hypnotherapy is a serious process of self-improvement, not entertainment.

Myth #3: Hypnosis comes from the occult.

WRONG!  Hypnosis is a natural state that has been studied scientifically. Hypnotherapists are not Psychics or Palm Readers with “special powers.” Hypnotherapy is based on many years of clinical research by famous Psychologists such as Dr. Sigmund Freud and Dr. Carl Jung, and more recently, by Dr. Milton Erikson and Dr. John Kappas.

The truth is that hypnotists do not have any “special powers,” not even the stage hypnotists you may have seen. We have professional skills, a deep knowledge of psychology and the human psyche, experience of working with people, but no special powers. Of course, the real skill is in the way we can use the hypnotic state to help people.

Myth #4: I have never been in a hypnotic state before.

WRONG! All of us experience hypnosis at least twice a day every day of our lives. Just before we fall asleep at night and just upon awakening in the morning, when we are groggy and still in bed. Most people enter what is know as ‘Environmental Hypnosis’ when they are driving on a highway, watching a movie or TV commercials, or while reading a good book. It’s such a light state that we don’t realize that it’s a hypnotic trance.

Myth #5: Hypnosis is a “Miracle Cure.”

WRONG! While Hypnosis is a relatively quick method of making permanent improvements – you see results in a matter of weeks instead of months or years, there is no such thing as a one-time “Hypno-Miracle”! Every individual makes progress at his or her own rate. Be wary of those who make wild claims of overnight success. Most issues require at least a few sessions over a few weeks to work it out of your system.

Myth #6: I will be made confess or share all my secrets.

WRONG!  Hypnosis cannot force anyone to “tell the truth” or to share information they do not want to. You can also be reassured that hypnotherapy sessions are confidential and hence required to be kept private and cannot be used for court testimony. And it is certainly not an alternative to lie detector tests.  

Myth #7: When hypnotized, I will lose all sense of my surroundings, and will have no memory of the session.

WRONG!  Hypnosis is not an unconscious state and you do not go to sleep. In fact, most people report having a heightened sense of awareness, concentration and focus, and can even hear more acutely during a session. Some often feel that they were not in the trace at all.  

Myth #8: I can’t be hypnotized because my mind is too strong and focused. Only weak minds get hypnotized!

WRONG!  This is an old belief that has, in recent times, been proven untrue. In fact, people who can concentrate and have a creative imagination and focus respond the best to hypnosis. We are all susceptible to suggestion, but it is just a matter to what degree. If you are offered help or useful information then will you accept it and work with it? (It’s kind of silly to work against help!) It is therefore totally incorrect to say that people who become hypnotized are gullible or weak minded.

Hypnosis FactsMyth #9In hypnosis, you’ll be able to recall everything that’s ever happened to you in your life.

WRONG! Some hypnotherapists use certain methodologies (such as hypno-analysis) that may help a person recall things from their past, if that is going to be useful for them. Normally there is no real need to go back into a personal memory or personal history. All you have to do to have results is to sit or lay down, relax and enjoy the session!

If you are considering using hypnosis in your life and want to work with a trained hypnotherapist, I would be happy to offer you a 30-minute free phone or Skype consultation to see if hypnosis is right for you.

Grab your session here!

 

Prepare for Self Hypnosis

Self Hypnosis - Bird's NestHave you ever watched a bird build its nest?

It collects twigs to prepare a safe, comfy space for its chicks.

Today, you’re going to create a little nest for yourself so you can nestle in, and hypnotize yourself.

Don’t worry – unlike a mama bird who might take a month to build a nest, this will only take a few minutes and no twigs or special equipment needed!

Self Hypnosis is such a multi faceted tool … While it can be used as a stand alone practice that you do at home on your own, it is best used in conjunction with your Hypnotherapist, to privately underline and integrate all the work you did in you private session together, every day at home.

Self Hypnosis is comfortable, wonderfully focused state when person gives suggestions to him or herself (or allow an audio recording) to induce a relaxed and receptive state of mind.  Upon achieving a certain depth you then give yourself specific healing affirmations, designed to assist your mind and body to function in a more positive way. I trust you already know how to do this if not refer to my Craft Powerful Affirmations blog post.

Its really quite easy and will take no more then 5 – 7 minutes. Below are some simple steps to achieve a hypnotic trance on your own. There are deeper and more purposeful ways to go into Self Hypnosis the steps below are the basics and will give you a real taste of what its like.

Prepare Yourself for Self Hypnosis

Decide on your Goal 

This is KEY! Before you do anything else, you need to figure out what your goal is. For instance, you could be doing it just to relax and release stress , or to elevate your self esteem, perhaps give up a habit like smoking or deal better with a fear or anxiety of some sort.

Know your goal and write out your affirmations beforehand that you can go over in your mind as you enter a state of trance.  For instance:

“Every day in every I become more and more calm comfortable and relaxed, I am free of stress”

“I am fully capable of achieving whatever I set my mind to.  I am in control of my life. I feel good taking charge again. ”

“Today I only need only ___ cigarettes in the day. I am happy with this amount and will be satisfied with only ____”

(in both blanks – put in a number a little less then your usual number of cigarettes that you smoke in a day, use the same number in both blanks please ) 

Get into something comfortable: When you prepare yourself for self hypnosis, put on comfortable clothes that are not going to distract you.  Ensure the room is at a comfortable temperature, dress for that temperature. Perhaps something to keep you warm or shorts to keep you cool.

Find somewhere private and quiet: Find a private quiet space.  You may want to sit or lie down during hypnosis, so find a nice comfortable bed, couch, or chair that you will be able to achieve mental peace in. Ensure that this space is completely private. You don’t want someone else, ever your partner or pet in the background. If you can close the door to your private space that is ideal.

Away with distractions:  Self hypnosis has to do with a lot of focus.  Take this time to turn off your phone or any electronics that you have. Entering a phase of trance will not be effective if you are around a computer or listening to alerts from your phone. Ensure you go to the washroom and take a drink of water so that you are not distracted by any of this during the trance.

Mood and lighting : Keep the lighting to a minimum. You may listen to soft instrumental music. This will help with relaxation and deepen your trance. Lighting your Favorite candles is also a good idea.

REFRAIN from doing Self Hypnosis or listening to any kind of hypnotic recording while driving or when you are in a public space or doing any activity that requires your full and conscious attention.

I suggest you do this 2-3 times a day to begin with. The  first thing you do when you wake up, hopefully before you even get out of bed , and the last thing you do at night. (If you can fall asleep repeating this, that fab!)  and any one other time, during the day.

Learning to Do Self Hypnosis

Today we are going to learn how to do Self Hypnosis.

1st Some basic precautions to keep in mind:

  • Self Hypnosis Toronto Only do this when you are alone and in a Private Space
  • Never listen to any kind of Hypnotic Recording or Practice Self Hypnosis while driving or in a public space.
  • Always ensure that you fully emerge from the trance. The only exception being that you are in bed and plan to fall asleep directly after your session.
  • Ensure you have taken all the correct steps to prepare for your trance, soon they will become second nature.

Step 1: Enter Hypnosis

As you close your eyes, try to sink in and let go of any stress, fear, or anxiety that you feel is weighing you down. At first, you might find this difficult Imagine them lifting up from you and floating away into the air. If you have trouble doing this with your eyes closed, you can alternatively pick a focal point in your room to focus on, remember continue to breath, ‘in from your nose and out through your mouth’, allowing your eyes to get heavy and relaxed and to close naturally.

You may also imagine your self floating down a little stream , allow yourself to visualize your feet floating up and your body floating freely in the water. Allow the water that you are floating on to relax you.

Breathe: Breathing is an important part of self hypnosis. Especially at the beginning of the trance. Make sure that you take slow and deep breaths in order to release any negativity or tension that may be surrounding you. Aim to breath member continue to breath, in through your nose and out through your mouth as thought you are blowing out a candle.

Relax and Visualize: There may be a lot of tension in your body that you are unaware of. Start with the bottom of your feet and work your way up with each of your body parts slowly releasing tension. Imagine the tension slowly seeping up through your body and vanishing. Visualize your body becoming lighter with each moment.

You may find it easier to use imagery technique:

Imagine yourself standing at the top of a beautiful staircase with 10 steps going down from 10 down to 1, you hear the soft music in the background and as you descend this staircase, one step at a time your hypnosis deepens and you feel wonderful you keep descending until you arrive at the bottom of the stairs at step number #1.

STEP 2: Affirm your Goal or desired outcome.

Affirmation: Remember that goal you wrote down . this is the time to implant it into your subconscious. Repeat your affirmation or goal 7-10 times (count each affirmation on your fingers) You may gently open your eyes and read the affirmation you wrote if necessary and close your eyes again when finished reading.

STEP 3 Emerge – Comfortable and Relaxed.

Emerge: After you feel relaxed at peace, you can consider exiting your state of hypnosis. Walk up the stairs in your mind from which you have descended, and continue repeating your positive statements as you emerge from the water.

In a Nut ShellIN a Nut Shell:

  1. Close your eyes, Relax, Breath
  2. Gently in your mind count your-self from 10 down to 1 – Visualizing yourself walking down a staircase. Focusing on your breath -Breath in deeply through your nose and out through your mouth as though you are blowing out a candle.
  3. Repeat the below suggestion/affirmation 7-10 times (21 times or more, when your falling asleep at night) You may gently open your eyes and read the above affirmation if necessary and close your eyes again when finished reading.
  4. Count yourself up again from 1 up to 10 On 10 Eyes Open – Wide awake feeling Good!

The only time it is OK to skip this last step is if you are IN BED and you fall asleep repeating the affirmation.

If you are up and about during the day, it is IMPERATIVE To Count Yourself Up Again.

Crafting Powerful Affirmations

Craving powerful affirmationsLet me tell you why Self Hypnosis is such a great tool. It is used to help you focus on and achieve the goals that we set for ourselves in a private setting on your own, taking no more then 10 – 15 minutes of your day. 

Self hypnosis is comfortable, wonderfully focused state when you give suggestions to yourself (or allow an audio recording) to induce a relaxed and receptive state of mind.

Of course you need to follow some specific steps to achieve a light trance, The suggestions you give to your self must be carefully crafted as well.

Learn how to do both, Craft Powerful Affirmation & Practice Self Hypnosis to assist you in your everyday journey.

What is An Affirmation? 

An affirmation is a assertion designed to bring about positive change. It should always be stated as if the desired outcome either has already occurred or is in the process of occurring, not as something that will come about in the future.

To create positive, powerful and productive affirmation  we need to fulfill certain elements. There must be an intention, a progression so that it is unending, and a clear outcome.

‘Every day in every way I become better and better at creating positive affirmations. My affirmations work vey well for me’

When creating your personal mantra, keep the following in mind.

Always affirm in the PRESENT TENSE

Saying “I will …” or “I am going to …”,tells the mind that it is just beyond reach. It is not powerful , Change only happens in the present.

Keep them POSITIVE

Avoid all negative words

Avoid ambiguous words state clear goals

Make them POWERFUL

Use emotive meaningful words – ‘awesome’, ‘outstanding’, ‘brilliant’, and ‘fantastic’.

Make them SHARP

Use short, concise statements

Add some rhythm – Repeating words give rhythm to your affirmations. Use a favorite song

Be PERSISTENT

Chances are you have a lot of ‘undoing’ to do. You have to create new thought patterns, new memories, new attitudes, and new expectations. But this process takes time. You need to affirm your desires as often as possible. You can’t reprogram a lifetime’s worth of negative self-talk by repeating affirmations twice a week .

If you seriously want to change things, you must be prepared to flood your subconscious mind with all the direction and passion you possibly can. Repeat your affirmations every chance you can, until you reach your goal. Persist until you succeed.