Updated: Feb 28
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My name is Laura McGregor and I’m a Clinical Hypnotherapist at Nourish Victory.
Today we are going to focus our intention and attention on the goal of self-healing. The answers are always within us. Deep physical or mental healing is within us. You can utilize the infinite power of your mind/body connection. I’d like to take a moment to prove it to you now. “You see, when the mind concentrates fully enough on a thought, the body automatically acts as if that idea is true. Let’s find out just how well you can concentrate and imagine.
Go ahead and close your eyes and just imagine there is a slice of lemon in your hand.
See the way the light glints off the lemon slice and notice the colour.
Imagine now that you can feel the weight of it in your hand – and feel the texture.
Play with all the details now. Using your mind/body connection I want you to amplify all of the details. Make the colours brighter.
Make the slice thicker.
Make the slice thinner.
Now double the thickness again until it’s a plump, juicy slice.
Now close that lemon slice in your hand, squeeze the lemon, listen to the sound and feel the juice in your palm around your fingers. What does it feel like? How does it smell?
Notice all the details as you bring the lemon up closer to your mouth and take a big, juicy bite out of it…”
And just notice the physical responses you had to visualize the lemon. Could you feel the lemon? Did you salivate at the thought of tasting it? Was it sweet or sour?
When properly focused, we can cause the body to react automatically and can apply that to our own healing and problem-solving.
If your intention is to fall into a deep and sound sleep please be sure your alarm clock is set. Go ahead and place yourself in a comfortable position. Adjust your body so that you’re lying, with your legs and feet uncrossed and slightly apart, hands resting loosely in your lap.
And If I have your permission to guide you into a calm and relaxing state then just begin by taking some deep, comfortable breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
And of course, as always you have the power to Accept or Reject suggestions as you hear them. You can practice this in everyday life when you hear something on television or during regular everyday conversations. And of course, you have the power to accept or reject any suggestions that you hear tonight. Please use these two powerful gifts as often as possible. Doubling down on things that resonate with your values and integrity by internally thinking “I accept that suggestion” and quickly rejecting anything that doesn’t “I reject that suggestion”.
And as you begin to relax I’ll bring your awareness to any sounds, just everyday sounds around your house, people or dogs in the background, perhaps cars passing by in the neighbourhood and these sounds do not bother or disturb you, as a matter of fact, they help you relax even more comfortably. And of course, at any time should you need to awaken, you can do so quickly and effortlessly.
Visualize Healing Yourself
As you prepare to relax, just settle back comfortably, and begin to notice the rhythm of your own breathing - you may notice the way your chest rises and falls - now take a deeper breath, hold it for a count of 3 and then release it
Good - do it again. Your breath is one of the quickest fastest tools you have to access relaxation and connection with your body.
Wonderful and one more time.
And now as you allow your breathing to go back to its normal rhythm, notice the difference, you feel yourself breathing slowly, and rhythmically - breathing in your natural pattern of breathing.
As you listen to my voice, and as you're relaxing, you will begin to feel a sense of comfort - this is your time, you've set this time aside - so this is a time for self-healing, for cleansing, and for change.
Listen carefully for any words, any particular words that will add to your sense of comfort - and feel the tensions, and stresses beginning to melt away.
As you become sensitive to the feelings of your body - you can notice where your clothing touches your skin, where your hair brushes your face or your ears - feel the comfort of your eyes, and as your eyelids rest gently closed, each time you breathe out, feel yourself moving deeper into a relaxed calmness.
Each time now you exhale, associate your breath leaving your body with just relaxing - more - and m-o-r-e.
As you do this, you begin to become sensitive to the tensions in your muscles - breathe in, and as you exhale, release these tensions and focus your mind on any one area of your body, perhaps starting from your toes to your ankles.
Breathe in - and as you allow the air to s-m-o-o-t-h-l-y escape, relax these muscles, release the tension - from your toes - your ankles - your feet - that's good!
You could do it again, releasing all the stress, all the strain, from that area of your body.
Now, permit your mind to encompass a greater area, from your toes to your thighs - visualize that area from your toes to your thighs, and this time as you inhale get ready, so that when you exhale you can allow every muscle - every fibre - every nerve - to relax - all the way down.
Breathe in - exhale, and let the relaxation take place - again - breath in, exhale - feel the relaxation taking place.
Now visualize the area from the soles of your feet, all the up to your chest, including the muscles in your back - visualize that whole area from your toes, all the way up to your chest, front and back.
And now again, breathe in - and exhale - and feel the relaxation, from your toes, all the way up through your body - through your chest - your back - all the way down your spine.
Once again, inhale - exhale - r-e-l-a-x.
Finally, visualize your whole body now from your toes - to your thighs - to your chest - throughout your back - your shoulders, your neck, the back of your neck - across your scalp - and all the muscles in your face.
Visualize your whole body - now inhale, slowly exhale - and feel your body sinking down, and down, and down. Drifting down into comfort, and relaxation.
Do it again, inhale-exhale - sinking down deeper and deeper.
Now feel how relaxed your body has become. And just as your body is relaxed, so is your mind - all the tension melting away. And now you can just give yourself up to this lazy - relaxed - drowsy feeling. You'll notice that this comfortable feeling is so restful, it's almost like falling asleep, yet you can still hear me - you can hear me, and you can ignore other sounds for the time being - all you have to do - is just relax.
Now become even more relaxed - so relaxed that you allow yourself to become sensitive to images - impressions - colours - thoughts - memories - and when I count from one to three, you will open your eyes, just stare ahead - and then when I tell you to close your eyes, you'll feel yourself drifting even further and further into a deep, very deep relaxation - one - two - three - open your eyes; good, that's very good.
Now close them, and just let yourself drift, drift. You may have a feeling of drifting down, and down and relaxing deeper and deeper - because now you are drifting deeper and deeper, into an altered state of consciousness.
Feel the stillness of your body - wait a little - let a sense of that stillness grow. Perhaps your mind could picture the stillness of a great lake, with the mist softly rising from its still, still surface.
And you know also that within yourself there is stillness - you feel utterly still - there are gentle responses going on within your body, as the natural processes assist you to experience an inner feeling of well-being - of health - a quiet feeling of confidence- yet all the while, you feel the stillness - and this feeling is within you.
Now, I'm drawing your attention back to your eyes, feel the comfort of your eyes, gently roll them back behind your closed eyelids, just as if you were looking up towards your eyebrows - and you're taking a long, slow breath at the same time - will you hold it?
Now release your breath - relax your eyes - and feel yourself floating down as you enter an even deeper state of pleasant relaxation - just like a feather, floating down and down - you can feel yourself relaxing deeper and deeper - and there is a rhythm as you feel your chest rising and falling - your body is almost breathing for you - no effort - no strain.
The rhythm of your breathing is just like great - smooth ocean waves - great, slow swells - rising - falling - rising - falling. Feel your body and it's breathing ... like a great ocean in the sun - warmth, and peace, flowing to every part of your body - like waves gently rising - and falling - with each breath - and yet inside, you feel that lovely, calm - stillness.
As you're relaxing now, in your imagination, or drawing upon some memory, allow yourself in mind to travel to some special place - it could be any place you choose - perhaps you would enjoy a beach - or an ocean with clean, fresh air - or a mountain place - a quiet stream, a beautiful garden - any place you choose will be fine - any place where you can relax.
In your imagination, bring into focus every sight, every sensation, and at this point you can forget my voice - there is nothing for you to do but to enjoy this special place - there's no need to think, or even to know how the resources your unconscious mind is choosing will be employed in providing the solutions to your particular problem. Just like how your mind effortlessing saw the lemon in your palm, you can trust your incredible subconscious mind to do the work now.
And you don't know how soon you will realize the learnings your unconscious has already made - in fact, these learnings may not be available to you, until you notice them in your future behaviour, and your feelings. It's not important that you know before you've comfortably continued this relaxing experience, in this beautiful place, and allowed the other you, to learn something else of use and delight to you.
I would like your unconscious mind to choose some particular memory - and a sense of your essential self - your perfect self-image - your perfect inner image - and recognize that you are uniquely complete.
See yourself well - visualise yourself free of that old problem - and sense your mind, calm, and peaceful - and relaxed.
As you experience this, and your comfort deepens
I want you to continue to imagine yourself in this special place - having a quiet, calm feeling that this is the most peaceful place in the entire world for you.
Imagine a soft light, filtering down in this place - and see yourself surrounded bodily in a beautiful, warm golden glow.
You can now feel that light all around you - and each time now you breathe in, you're breathing in that healing golden glow of energy - and each time you breathe out, you're relaxing deeper, and deeper and releasing anything that is no longer serving you.
I want you to feel the healing light flowing to every part of your body - warming and soothing - relaxing your body - and each time you breathe out, you're becoming more, and more relaxed, dissolving and releasing anything that no longer serves you.
You are becoming so relaxed now, that everything I tell you that your subconscious mind can accept for your benefit will sink deeply into that special part of your mind and body.
Even as you listen, you're becoming more responsive to the suggestions, all of those that you can accept,
and you are relaxing even more deeply, and continue to relax, all of the suggestions will have the effect that you want them to have, that you’re open to accepting.
In fact, even as you listen, and I continue to speak to you - you're finding that you're drifting deeper, and deeper - and becoming more and more responsive - and more and more relaxed.
These suggestions are going to allow you to actually be very, very responsive. Not only to the sounds of my voice, and the things that I say, but more importantly to your own unconscious mind - and they're going to exercise a greater influence over the way you think, because these suggestions are going to become part of your state of mind - so they will influence the way you feel - the way you act - and this is going to help you to know that you're bringing your life around to the way you want it to be, making whatever changes need to be made. And I wonder if you could now just consider the phrase “How good could it be?”
So that with each and every passing day, you are going to feel more possibility, more and more healing, more solutions just naturally flowing towards you.
Everything within your reach - and that your unconscious mind is drawing on resources, perhaps at a conscious level, you're totally unaware - but soon, you'll have a conviction that things are changing for you - and you'll sense certain changes taking place that confirm this.
And as you mentally review the sources of those old problems, your unconscious mind is already developing ways to enhance healing in all areas of your life. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually and even physically. You know how powerful your mind body connection truly is.
Perhaps, in the past, you felt uncertain and confused - your conscious mind simply didn't know what to do - and yet, you know that the unconscious has access to many resources, memories and experiences.
Even learnings which you may have forgotten - and your unconscious mind can make available to you outcomes and learnings - and do it in a surprising way for solving those old problems.
The fact is, you don't know what all your possibilities are - yet. Yet your unconscious mind can work on it, all by itself, while you just - relax.