Stop Doubting Yourself And Increase Self-Trust While You Sleep Soundly - Mindful Cuddles Session 6

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

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My name is Laura McGregor and I’m a Clinical Hypnotherapist at Nourish Victory.

This session is about learning to trust yourself in a calm, relaxed, genuine way, with a solid sense of inner trust that’s firmly grounded in reality. Because there are many skills and abilities that you’ve learned over the years that you know you can do. From simple daily tasks like making a cup of coffee, writing your own name, or walking down the street to more complex things like perhaps what you do for a living, or playing a particular sport or a musical instrument, or whatever hobbies and interests you’ve picked up over the years.

And here’s the thing: when you’ve practised something enough times, you start to do it better instinctively than you can ever do it consciously. For example, a professional tennis player needs to hit tennis balls that are travelling so fast that the players don’t have time to consciously think about how they hit them. And every sports player knows that if you start to over-think what you are doing then it interferes with your performance. It’s just like that story of the centipede

who was happily meandering along until she stopped and wondered which foot to move next, and then became so confused she collapsed in a heap.

When I’m giving a public talk, I don’t need to consciously struggle to keep every part of that talk in my mind as I begin. I can simply trust that, as I move through each stage of the presentation, the next salient point will come to me as the talk unfolds. Now if I were talking about a topic I know nothing about, like rare species of mushroom in Australia, I wouldn’t have that kind of trust in myself. But because I’m speaking about topics I’ve researched thoroughly and am very experienced in, I know I’ve got a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding supporting me all through my presentation.

The same is true about any skill you’ve learned in life. When you first learned to write, or to ride a bike, you needed to devote a lot of conscious attention to the task. But once you’ve practised a skill many times, you perform much better when you forget about it consciously and begin to trust yourself to do it instinctively. Instinctive learning is something your brain is built to do, and it’s very good at it, and as you relax and listen to this download, you’re going to be developing a strong sense of how many instinctive skills and abilities you have within you, and how capable your brain is of learning what it needs to know.

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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.

And Those moments before you actually drift off to sleep - as your mind wanders and images can flow in and out of your mind - your mind is preparing for rest - to enter the dream world where anything and everything that you desire is possible.

As you prepare to dream your subconscious mind is busy sorting out any problems you've had throughout the day. So I’d like you to imagine bundling up any worries - any cares - and uploading them all to a safe space in the universe. Use your powerful imagination to notice a beautiful box that is a sacred healing space for your concerns. Notice what colour your box is? Perhaps it’s a treasure chest or a safe, or perhaps an elegantly wrapped shoebox. Regardless go ahead and rest your concerns in your special box. Watch as these worries and cares get locked safely away.

And now it’s time to find a home for these concerns in the universe. You can imagine a giant inbox in the sky where you can magically make your box appear and fit perfectly. Or perhaps you’d like to become perfectly weightless and carry your box to the closest star, zooming up, up, up, up all the way up effortlessly carrying your box and dropping it off, then finding yourself instantly safely back tucked up in bed.

And you can now trust that if you ever need to access these again you will have even more clarity and feel even more supported to deal with them.

And as you prepare to relax very deeply for a sound sleep

you can just close those eyes

right now

if you haven’t yet

and it’s often helpful to take a slow deep breath

and just let the air out slowly and evenly

as you really relax

with the reality of the fact that

being able to relax

and go into deep relaxation

isn’t something that calls for any conscious effort

because after all

when you drift off to sleep at night

you don’t do that consciously

you just rest that head on the pillow

warm beneath the covers

and you simply breathe comfortably

as bit by bit

the muscles of that body begin to relax

the facial muscles smooth out

the shoulders sink

and that mind begins to wander

into more dream-like thoughts

as those brainwaves slow down

into the early stages of sleep

and as you sleep

you continue to breathe comfortably

without needing to consciously remember to do so

that heart beats

the immune system and digestive system keep doing their work for you and you dream amazing dreams

that you never consciously planned

and as you begin to relax

more and more deeply

here and now

you can just notice

how the growing relaxation in that body

can happen all by itself

those arms can feel comfortably heavy

without you needing to try to make that happen you can just notice that weighty

heavy comfort

flowing through those fingertips

through those hands

that’s it

a deliciously heavy comfort

spreading up through the arms

and into the shoulders

as you drift even deeper still

in the knowledge that those legs

and those feet

can feel that same comfortable heaviness

as you prepare to learn at an instinctive level what it means to trust

in that foundation of intelligence

and learning

that’s always here

with you

wherever you go

that’s it


when you learned to hold a pencil

and write the letters of the alphabet

one by one

it took a great deal of conscious effort

sitting at a little desk

gripping that pencil with that small hand

forming those lines and squiggles in that exercise book but day by day

bit by bit

it slowly became a more instinctive



so that now

when you go to sign your name

that pen

and those fingers

just move all by themselves

they know what to do

you don’t even give it a thought

And in the same way

those legs know how to walk down the street

and that arm and that hand

they know how to shake hands with someone

just as that brain knows

how to have an enjoyable chat with a friend

where you can be talking away

laughing and joking

without having to consciously plan out everything you’re going to say and so much of what you do in life

the things you really do well

are things you do instinctively


and you can really feel the support of your unconscious mind the reality of that

right now

And when the manager of a business

doesn’t let the employees just get on with their jobs

and insists on micro-managing everything

demanding endless form filling and paperwork

checking on every single detail of everybody’s working day that manager may have the best of intentions

and just want the company to be successful

but all that micro-managing

all that paperwork burdening the employees

gradually starts to clog up the business operations

because people don’t feel they are respected

and trusted to get on with their jobs

and they have to spend half their working life

filling out records and reports

instead of doing the job they signed up for

and some of the brightest and most forward-thinking companies the kinds of companies people dream of working in

have realised the enormous value

of allowing their employees a generous amount of autonomy and freedom

to get on with their work


that most people genuinely want to do their jobs well

that people care about the work they do

and understanding

that excessive regulation and micro-management

serves only to stifle and limit people

and prevent them from showing what they can really do and what a relief it can be

for a manager

to realise that once you’ve taken on some skilled and well-trained people it’s okay

to give them a healthy amount of space

to get on with what they’re good at

and what a relief it can be

for an employee

to be given that space

to just get on with the job

And as you begin to appreciate more and more

what a solid foundation of instinctive learning

is supporting you

everywhere you go

I’d like you to begin to wonder

how this realisation is going to make a difference for you

in the days and weeks ahead

being able to know that you are human

to know that the human brain

is deeply and inherently talented at instinctive learning and to know that you can trust it to do its job and the more you give it a healthy amount of space to get on with its work

the better it performs

noticing the kinds of ways

this will enhance your natural and instinctive performance at work

in your hobbies and interests

and everything you do

just getting a sense of that now

And how is it going to enhance

your confidence and trust in yourself socially and in your relationships?

just getting a sense of the days and the weeks ahead changing

becoming smoother

more fluid and natural

as you develop more ease and flow in who you are in how you move

in how you talk

knowing that this foundation of support

this instinctive

unconscious intelligence

is always here

with you

working for you

something you can trust

that’s it

And of course you know

you still need to work hard

to prepare well

to put in the effort

so that you get the results

but it’s so nice to know

that you have support

you have a richly intelligent brain

that is brilliant at instinctive learning

and you can really let it do its job

And just notice

right now

how this is going to feel

some months from now

being out there in the future

with this calm confidence in yourself

and in your ever-growing abilities and instinctive knowledge that’s it

how you’ve become naturally better able to communicate to think creatively

to learn

and just noticing a particular person in your life whom you like and respect commenting one day on what a change they’ve seen in you over the past few months

how you’re so much more confident and creative these days and just absorbing that friendly compliment

as a simple truth

And you can listen to this session often

and strengthen this inner trust in yourself

each time that you do

And these suggestions are firmly embedded in your subconscious mind and grow stronger and stronger day by day - stronger by the day - stronger by the hour - stronger by the minute.

If you are listening to this recording at your regular bedtime then you can ignore the following wake up suggestions and continue to drift and dream - knowing that you will awaken, fully refreshed - at your usual wake up time.

However, if you are listening to my voice at any other time then you will accept the suggestions to come out of this trance - and feel all the benefits of this wonderful, deep relaxation session.

In a moment I'm going to count the numbers from one to five and at the count of five you will be wide awake - feeling already wonderfully invigorated - and ready to allow these suggestions - to work for you.


I am going to count from 1 up to 5 and at the last number the number 5

I will ask you to open your eyes have a good stretch and say out loud the words wide awake.

1. Slowly calmly easily you’re returning to your full awareness once again.

2. Each nerve muscle and ligament has benefited from this wonderful time spent inwards.

3. From head to toe feeling perfect in every way, physically perfect mentally perfect emotionally calm and serene.

4. You will find that from this moment on you will have more and confidence in your everyday life. When you leave this building colours may be brighter sounds clearer and that is simply because you took this time to reconnect to yourself.

5. Opening your eyes and saying out loud the words WIDE AWAKE

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This script was created by Laura McGregor, some content was licensed from Hypnotic World and Uncommon Knowledge

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