What’s Hard to Find, but Always with You?

Here’s an example. Suppose you are driving your car home from work or some other familiar place, a trip you’ve made many times before. As you drive, you might be thinking of all sorts of things: what you’ll have for dinner, what you’ll wear tomorrow, what happened during the day, etc. You come to a red light, yet not once do you need to say to yourself, “Oh, there’s a red light. It means stop the car. I’d better stop or I may be in some danger, or get a ticket. I’ll take my foot off the gas and slowly press down on the brake and come to a smooth stop.” Nor did you need to say to yourself, “There’s Main Street. I Michael Emery
Michael J. Emeryhave to make a left turn. Now I’ll switch on my directional signal because…”, and so on. You didn’t have to say any of that consciously, yet you do successfully stop when you need to and turn when you need to. Things we have learned and believe to be true become automatic thinking, often outside of our awareness, but nonetheless motivational. What’s hard to find, but always with you? Your automatic thinking, of course!If you reflect on your daily life, a large part is routine and very obviously controlled by this non-conscious thinking. However, the same is true for many less obvious, though powerful motivations, too. Now take a minute and imagine a behavior or emotion you wish you could change. What kind of thinking would you need to use that will point toward the new you? Doesn’t it just make good sense to find productive ideas that will lead to your desired result, and then plant them in your mind to use whenever you need? The very best way I know to “plant” an idea is with self hypnosis. Self hypnosis helps to get past the roadblocks we set up to keep new ideas from getting in, like skepticism, critical thinking, or suspicion. Funny thing is, those roadblocks are usually very necessary in this complicated world, but surely you don’t have to protect yourself from the ideas you want the most! So, the way around it all is hypnosis. Hypnosis, for a person willing to give it a try, is a highly effective way to place ideas, technically called “suggestions”, into that person’s deepest thought processes.Self hypnosis is usually thought of as a person listening to an audio tape, mp3, or other mass-produced media, intended to induce a willingness to absorb suggestions centered around a specific topic such as weight loss, stop smoking, etc. Unfortunately, this kind of hypnosis is generally prepared by someone who has never met the person being hypnotized, often presenting unwanted, even unpleasant imagery and suggestions. For example, if you sunburn easily, that last thing you want to hear about is a slow walk on a sunny beach. In this case, the “self” in self hypnosis simply means that you listen to it by yourself!

A true self hypnosis would necessarily be designed and created by the very person who will ultimately use and benefit from it. Unlike the mass-produced hypnosis, this hypnosis is made for the exact purpose the person wishes, including the precise words and phrases that mean the most to that particular person. The true self hypnosis is thus crafted by the person to suit his or her own needs. The benefits derived could only be accomplished with such a personal, one-of-a-kind hypnosis. In this case, the “self” in self hypnosis really does mean that you are hypnotized by yourself!


So, when you find that gem of an idea that will lead you directly to your goal, you want those very words describing your new idea to be included in your hypnosis. Here are a couple of websites that can help you acheive this. At h