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Using Self Hypnosis to Increase Your Motivation

  • Posted on December 31, 2012 at 6:34 am

When using self hypnosis to increase your motivation, keep in mind your desired outcomes.  What are you doing that you need to be more motivated for?  Why do you need to feel more motivation?  What will change as a result of it? With that in mind, get into a comfortable position, where you won’t be disturbed.

How to use self hypnosis to increase your motivation.

6 Steps To Let Your Motivation Truly Bloom:

Step One: Induce hypnosis. You can do so by any means you desire or know of. You can use the process in my self-hypnosis book, use the free audio at this website to practice or have a look at the following articles as and when you need them; they are basic processes to help you simply open the door of your mind:

Once you have induced hypnosis, move on to step two.

Step Two: Engage your imagination in whatever way is right for you. Trust however you choose to interpret this, is the way that is right for you.

Find yourself in the garden of your mind once again now, notice the sounds, the colours, textures, shades and notice how wonderful it feels to be in this place, the garden which you made fertile and vibrant and then planted the seeds of your motivation within previously.

Breathe the fresh air, notice the temperature, enjoy the weather and let it all be just right for you and your garden.

Take some time to use this imagined scene to deepen your experience and whenever you have truly engaged with the garden and got it vivid in your mind, move on to the next step.

Step Three: Look at the area where your seeds were planted and as you do so, allow yourself to get a sense of the roots growing strongly and powerfully deep beneath the surface. Your motivation seeds have grown and developed powerful foundations and are enjoying the watering you have offered, and all the wonderful nutrients from the prepared soil. The seeds have a very solid and firm foundation.

As you look closer, you start to notice the surface of the soil starting to vibrate and motion very subtly and gently, but noticeably. You notice that a shoot starts to push its way through the surface and arrive, green with the signs of new life and new beginnings… Then others start to follow until the planting area is filled with shoots developing and growing, like a nature programme with footage that has been sped up dramatically…

Watch them, let them take you deeper and you watch them growing slowly and surely there in front of you and when you have that happening before you, move on to the next step.

Step Four: Think about the desired outcomes you have. Thank about what you want to achive in your life. Think about how sure you are that you want to make a change.

As you think about that, start to notice that you are emanating a healthy glow that turns into a light. It is the light of your determination and drive and deep rooted inspiration. As you think about all that you wish to accomplish and attain with your motivation, and how much you wish to let go of laziness, let go of any procrastination, the light glows more radiantly and powerfully.

The shoots start to respond and react to the light that you emanate, like it is a powerful life enhancer and accelerator for these plants, that now start to turn into flowers.

The light seems to generate colours, structure, strength as the plants buds turn into petals of a wide array of colours and shapes of your own choosing. Just delight in it as you bask in your own glow observing the flowers changing, evolving and blooming and blossoming so beautifully and naturally.

Take a few moments to go deeper as you watch the flowers blooming and blossoming, enjoy their magnificence and move on to the next step. 

Step Five: As the flowers grow strongly and beautifully and naturally before your eyes, start to notice the feelings of motivation now start to bloom and blossom incredibly powerfully within you too.

Imagine it now growing, flowering and accelerating within you. You know you created the fertile ground. You know you planted the seeds and tended to them. You know you have the desire and the willing to drive your own destiny. So now let the motivation grow.

As it grows within you, imagine old excuses being overpowered and wilting like old weeds. Imagine the flowers bloom and you continue to tend to them, to feed them, tend to the soil and develop them on a daily basis.

Let the flowers represent your motivation and drive. As you tend to them, so the motivation within you flowers and blooms and stays strong – as long as you keep it going, keep tending to it.

Start to think about actions you can take, steps you can take to develop and drive and inspire change in your life. Decide right now that you are going to take decisive action and ride on the wave of you motivation.

Let the motivation spread through your body. Let it course through you. Let it be a colour that you spread with your mind. Let it be a sound that resonates throughout every cell of your being. Let it be that familiar sensation that you feel with every part of who and how you are. Fill yourself with that drive, motivation and inspiration.

Take all the time you need watching those beautiful flowers, knowing that as you continue to think of them in your day-to-day life, you water them, tend to the ground, feed them, that the motivation they represent stays with you and makes an amazing and wonderful impact on your life. Once you have absorbed as much of that motivation as is right for now, then move on to the final step.

Step Six: End this session by reminding yourself that this motivation stays with yo and that you act upon it and utilise it as soon as you can.

Wiggle your fingers and toes, take a deep breath and open your eyes and think about taking some action – go take it.

Be driven. Be inspired.

This is the third and final step in our process of developing a deep rooted level of motivation using selfhypnosis. Please refer to the previous two steps detailed

Once you decide to use self hypnosis to increase your motivation, continue to use this session a few times, and choose to keep tending those flowers that you created and let the motivation develop just as beautifully for you too.

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Meditation Using Guided Imagery can Solve Most Problems

  • Posted on July 25, 2012 at 5:06 am

The answer to everything is already known within us all.  We get a glimpse of it when we have that gut feeling, your not sure why but you know your right.  With meditation using guided imagery, or visualization, you can make your problems go away.

Meditation Using Guided Imagery can Solve Most Problems

To get to the place where those rich inner resources are stored, we have to first go past the chatter of the intellect, and the turmoil of the emotions. Guided meditation programs invariably begin with instructions to relax the body, let go of stress, and calm the mind. That’s an excellent first step, and it’s very helpful to have a soothing voice with some soft background music to help you release the daily struggles. (It’s ironic that in order to tap higher guidance to help solve one’s daily struggles, we have to release them first.)

Once we get nicely relaxed, we can begin to open to what’s waiting for us beneath the surface. The imagination is often the bridge between our conscious mind and higher guidance, and by relaxing and drifting, the imagination can engage. Guided imagery seeds the imagination to help us get things started. If I suggest that you visit a beautiful waterfall (The Healing Waterfall is one of the most popular meditations of the last 30 years), and suggest that there are pretty flowers nearby, and bright, clear water, you’ll begin filling in the picture in you mind’s eye, and soon your imagination is on a roll.

Then, if I suggest that you imagine the problem your trying to solve is dissolving in a pool below the waterfall, you can start giving over the stress you’ve been holding at a deeper level. At that point, I might suggest that you listen to the sound of the water, and hear in it any suggestions for helping to approach your problem in a different way. Or I might engage your visual sense, by suggesting you see images or symbols in the water that relate to helping you solve your problem.

Where do the images, symbols, and suggestions come from? They’ve been within you the whole time, as part of your consciousness, just waiting for the opportunity to reach your conscious mind. By engaging your imagination through the guided meditation program, you can tap in. The resources available in higher guidance are limitless.

Guided meditation programs invariably begin with instructions to relax the body, let go of stress, and calm the mind. That’s an excellent first step, and it’s very

Images and suggestions come from you.  They have been part of your consciousness and meditation using guided imagery will unlock your resources making you powerful.

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Easy Relaxation Techniques For Inner Peace

  • Posted on July 6, 2012 at 3:25 am

Relaxing your body for meditation can sometimes be difficult.  There are many relaxation techniques for inner peace.  Try the method in this article.  Remember that it may take a few times before you get the results you like.

Easy relaxation techniques for inner peace

Today we are going to look at one of our relaxation techniques for inner peace which relaxes your body and mind. Before we begin with the technique I would like to share some very interesting insights on the connection between our bodies and our minds. We should understand that they are not separate. Science has known for quite a while that they are connected internally. If you can relax your body then your mind has a way of naturally following and if you can relax your mind then your body has a way to follow naturally.

Another very interesting observation which has been scientifically researched is how our bodies react to our inner voice. You will be surprised to see that if you tell your body to relax in a soft voice, it will listen to you. This has been know by zen masters and meditators for centuries but only recently have researchers shared these insights scientifically.

This brings me to one of our techniques for inner peace which you can try. It is focussed on using our inner voice to relax completely and find inner peace. If you would prefer another relaxation technique, you can access a variety of other techniques right now by downloading our free relaxation and meditation guide. This particular relaxation technique will relax you completely by first relaxing your body and then relaxing your mind, leaving you totally relaxed.

Let’s begin. Here’s one of our relaxation techniques for inner peace which you can try.

Body & Mind Relaxation Technique

This relaxation technique requires you to simply move your attention from feet to head relieving any stress or tension by softly telling each part of your body to relax.

1. Find somewhere to lay down comfortably and close your eyes.

2. Make sure you body is completely relaxed and still.

3. Now begin moving your attention into your toes and feet to see if there is any tension in them. If there is then softly tell your toes and feet to relax.

3. Move your attention up a little more to your ankles and calves. Once again be receptive and feel if there is any tension in them. Soflty say relax.

4. Now allow your attention to move up into your knees, hips, groin and quads. Feel every part of them and release any tenson by softly saying relax.

5. Your attention now moves up into your back, belly and chest. Keep your awareness here for a moment and softly relax any tension.

6. Now move to your shoulders, arms, hands and neck. Relax them.

7. Now your attention moves to your head. Notice any thoughts or inner turmoil and very slowly and softly say relax.

8. Remain in this complete relaxed state for as long as you like. Enjoy it.

As you move out of the technique feel the inner peace this has created and bring that richness into everything you do.

Insights, tips & relaxation techniques for inner peace as well as a free relaxation guide full of relaxation techniques for inner peace.

Inner peace can be achieved.  Be patient, you may find several relaxation techniques for inner peace that are right for you.  Take one day at a time and remember, stop thinking so much.

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Where to find Guided Meditations

  • Posted on May 30, 2012 at 7:21 am

Guided meditation is probably one of the easiest ways to start meditating.  Someone else guides you through exactly what to do.  Sometimes the guided meditation can be with a group of other people.  Other times, the guided meditation could be one that is recorded.  If your not sure where to find guided meditations,  The internet is a great source.  

Where to find guided meditations

This is not a great time of year for people with depression and anxiety. You are commanded to be happy and joyful, and instead it becomes a mirror into the fact that you are not.

Although I’m pretty happy right now, my mind races. At times, it is comparable to a the track during the Indianapolis 500. There were days and nights during my 20s, where my mind could have fueled NASCAR as well.

Often this racing serves me well. I am a creative thinker and can complete tasks rapidly.

Sometimes though, I end up exhausted and depleted.

For much of my life, I have employed various interventions to cleanse the pallet that is my brain. I have found that the most helpful “medicine” if I am an acute situation is guided meditation.

This not to be confused with meditation. I cannot do regular breathe in breathe out meditation because for some reason it causes my already burning thoughts to turn into a forest fire.

But guided meditation seems to work for me. Occasionally a negative thought or two will invade the meditation, and so I do my best to get rid of it or them. If they won’t go away, I will just complete more guided meditations until they do.

And they do.

Below I am listing guided meditations that I have completed. Now the disclaimer: I have no training in this sort of thing. This is not in place of a psychologist or psychiatrist. This also just might not work for you. Also, if you feel suicidal or that you are going to harm yourself or someone else call 911.

As for the people leading the meditations, I have no clue as to whether they are excellent practitioners or total quacks. I cannot endorse them or their beliefs in any way. I can just endorse the particular guided meditation that has helped me break the negative cycle of ruminative thinking.

Tip: Don’t watch the video, just listen. Be seated or lie down in a dark room or at least close your eyes. Be comfortable.






Guided Meditation. This is not a great time of year for people with depression and anxiety. You are commanded to be happy and joyful, and instead it becomes a

Use guided meditation to calm yourself  and reduce the day to day stress of life.  Guided meditation is a proven way to a calmer more relaxing life.   Not sure where to find guided meditations, start with the links provided above.

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Guided Meditation Apps on your iPhone

  • Posted on March 16, 2012 at 9:21 am

Using guided meditation apps to aid you in meditation is a great thing.  There are several available and most are free.  Laughing Place Apps provide guided meditations that are perfect for beginners.  This article talks about a new app for the iPhone.

Align Within Guided Meditation Apps for iPhone

Sanford, Florida – Announcing that Laughing Place Apps, the developers of Align Within Guided Meditations, has released a helpful new product for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The appication is a new launch that offers professionally guided meditations to help users lead a more refreshing, integrated life. Through consistent use, the meditations help people to open to their inner guidance and achieve a harmonious balance and sense of well-being. The meditations are based on the ancient Hawaiian principals of Ho’oponopono, which enhance open acceptance.

Laughing Place Apps is proud to announce the launch of their newest application, Align Within Guided Meditations. The app is a source of help for a smoother flowing life.

Align Within Guided Meditations is professionally produced, with meditation teacher, Ahnalira Koan, leading users to a deep state of relaxation where they learn to tap into their inner guidance, learn to shed self-defeating patterns, accept more love, and tap into hidden insights. The result is a better life flow and experience, along with a more balanced and harmonious integration of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

This is a complete set of two meditations, one to teach the techniques and the other to apply them. Users are able to set the app to repeat or loop mode for uninterrupted listening, and can also set an alarm for their meditation to start playing.

Notice some of the helpful features awaiting you in Align Within Guided Meditations:

* Attractive, easy to use interface

* Complete set of 2 meditations guiding you each step of the way

* Meditations based on principles of Ho’oponopono and awakening the light body

* Ability to put meditation into repeat or loop mode for uninterrupted play

* Use as a wakeup alarm to flow into a peaceful, relaxed, open and aligned day

* Use to facilitate lucid dreaming with insights upon awakening

* Notes journal for jotting down your post meditation insights

* Can be used awake or asleep

The meditations inside Align Within Guided Meditations are based on the ancient Hawaiian principals of Ho’oponopono, which teaches people who to keep themselves open to acceptance and love. After correct and consistent use, consumers will find themselves feeling refreshed and renewed.

Sanford, Florida – Announcing that Laughing Place Apps, the developers of Align Within Guided Meditations, has released a helpful new product for iPhone,

There’s so many apps to choose from and most are free.  If you have something other than an iPhone, check to see what guided meditation apps are available for you to use.

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Contemplation Meditation

  • Posted on March 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

You don’t have to twist anything to meditate and you don’t have to commit to an hour a day. Meditation is something anyone can do simply by contemplating on your life.  As a matter of fact, contemplation meditation is something we all do without knowing it.  Why would you want to meditate?  It’s a simple way to be proactive in the care of your body and mind.

Contemplation meditation.

There are several types of meditation, but the one that tops the list for beginners is mindfulness meditation. Mayo Clinic describes this technique as “based on being mindful, or having an increased awareness and acceptance of living in the present moment. You broaden your conscious awareness. You focus on what you experience during meditation, such as the flow of your breath. You can observe your thoughts and emotions but let them pass without judgment.”

Mindfulness meditation doesn’t require any particular place, time, environment or special equipment. All you need is you. There’s no need to “still” your thoughts. If you’re anything like me, that’s pretty much impossible anyway. You can practice mindfulness meditation anywhere because you don’t need any tapes, gizmos, candles, mats or fancy pants. You can keep your eyes open or close them. Tune into your breathing. Recognize the noises, activities, smells and sounds around you and let them go. Allow your body to relax. Listen to your breath. If a thought pops into your head, recognize it and dismiss it. You can solve the world’s problems later if you’re so inclined. You may take only a few minutes for yourself the first time, but as you continue your meditation practice, you’re almost guaranteed to want to increase the time.

Meditation in general is good for your body, mind and spirit. According to Mayo Clinic, there is evidence that meditation can aid in the management of allergies, anxiety disorders, asthma, binge eating, cancer, depression, fatigue, heart disease, high blood pressure, pain, sleep problems and substance abuse. When it comes to stress management meditation is the key to success. By practicing mindfulness meditation, we learn how to focus better, dismiss unimportant things and minimize the stress caused by the multitude of stimuli with which we’re faced on a daily basis.

Mayo Clinic describes this technique as “based on being mindful, or having an increased awareness and acceptance of living in the present moment. You broaden your conscious awareness. You focus on what you experience during meditation, such as the flow

You can create a special space or time for your practice of contemplation meditation if that’s what you want.  If candles are your thing then use them.  The point is they aren’t required.  Your messy work truck or a comfy spot by a lake will both work equally well.  The focus is on the inner things, not the outside world during your mindfulness meditation time..

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Use iPhone apps to overcome your phobias

  • Posted on January 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Ever since devices like the iPhone came out, apps have been made for self improvement.  There are several to help overcome your phobias.  Anyone who has a phobia can use self hypnosis to overcome their fear.  The apps for the iPhone are great for guided meditations and hypnosis.

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Use Your iPhone to Overcome Your Phobias

Phobias are the most common psychiatric problems, ranging from fear of flying and heights to needles and spiders. Traditional treatment consists of psychotherapy, specifically exposure to the stimulus with attempts to control the response. Now, a new offering from Self-Study Apps spurports a similar approach in the comfort of your own home.

The app goes for $2.99 and has different sections for dealing with dentists, spiders, and flying. We tested “Fear Dentists”, which should appeal to our anti-dentite readers. The app shows a picture of a teddy bear for a few seconds, then it shows a picture of the stimulus, in this case a set of teeth being threatened by a sharp implement, although you can select your own image or take a photo. Next, you use your finger to blur the evil dental picture. Following, the screen flashes between the blurred image and the teddy bear. This repeats several times, then an affirming message is displayed.

The website purports to use a form of neuro-linguistic programming, and has some basic info about different treatments for phobias. Although we can’t say if this app works due to our fearless lack of phobias, and the app and website aren’t the most polished, it is worth a try if you are struggling with a phobia.

by Paul Pisklak on Jan 3, 2012 • 11:54 am Phobias are the most common psychiatric problems, ranging from fear of flying and heights to needles and spiders. Traditional treatment consists of psychotherapy, specifically exposure to the stimulus with

I use my iPhone almost every night.  The apps for meditations are fantastic.  It took awhile to find the ones that were right for me since there are so many.  Most are free so try as many as it takes to find your perfect app.  I highly suggest that if you want to overcome your phobias you try one of the iPhone apps.

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