Follow Up for Success
It is important to realize that habits are replaced rather than eliminated. The habits that you presently have and would like to change have been created by you repeatedly doing them over and over. Habits do not happen overnight. In order to replace your habit, a new one must be created, which also will not happen overnight. In order to create a permanent habit, suggestions must be given repeatedly over a period of time until the new behavior is accepted and becomes a permanent part of you.
This follow-up session can be listened to each day from day two onward, regardless of what the topic is you are being hypnotized for. It is a generic follow-up session that can be used for any topic. It guides you through utilizing your imagination to create a new habit.
This program will work just as successfully whether you go into a deep hypnosis, a light hypnosis, or if you don't even go into hypnosis at all. The main purpose of the sessions is to use your imagination as a means to create new memories, because the subconscious mind cannot differentiate between an imagined memory or an actual memory. Therefore, whether you go into hypnosis to visualize the scenes or simply listen to the instructions and let your imagination go, the same purpose is accomplished.
In the theater of the mind portion of the follow-up session, you will be asked to imagine yourself on a movie screen directly in front of you as already having attained your goal. Once you have created this movie, it is important that you use the
Close your eyes and relax. Take a deep breath … and exhale … and take a second deep breath … and exhale … and on your third deep breath, hold it for about three seconds … and exhale and relax.
I'm going to have you relax every part of your body, starting with the top of your head … your scalp and your forehead … your eyebrows and your eyelids … and feel that relaxation going down through your cheeks and your nose … relax your mouth and lips … make sure your teeth are not clenched together … and just relax … relax your chin and your jaw … and allow all of those muscles in your face to just let go … and your neck relaxes … all the way down to your shoulders … get rid of any tension that might be in your shoulder area … and your arms relax … your upper arms … your elbows … relax your wrists … your hands … even the fingers relax … and notice how deep and regular your breathing has become … feel your breathing … notice the contraction and expansion of your diaphragm and your chest … and allow your chest muscles to relax completely … down to your stomach … feel your stomach muscles relax and let go … get rid of any tension that might be in that area … just allow everything to let go completely … and your hips relax … and especially your legs … starting with your thighs … your knees … your calves … and your ankles … relax your feet … and even your toes just relax completely … as you begin to drift into a deep, relaxed state … just letting yourself go … just feeling good …
I would like you to use your imagination right now. Imagine yourself sitting comfortably in front of a large movie screen and imagine that you are seeing a motion picture of yourself. See it as vividly and in as much detail as possible. See yourself in this motion picture reacting successfully, in the ideal situation, having already attained your goal. As you are visualizing yourself as this successful person … see yourself as the main actor or lead person on your screen … How do you feel now that you have become the person that you would like to be? … (pause) … Feel the emotions … What are you feeling? … Maybe confidence … pride … fulfillment … satisfaction … relief … happiness … (pause) … What emotions are you feeling exactly? … Let those emotions fill you up … (pause) … Let them grow within you … (pause) … What are you hearing associated with your new goal? What are others maybe saying about you? How do they feel about your accomplishments? … (pause) … I'd also like you to visualize and feel what you think is different … What is different now that you have attained your goal? How has your life changed? … (pause) … Are you enjoying any more freedoms associated with this attainment?
What else is there that you can notice that is associated with this now orderly achievement? … See yourself for just a few more moments having achieved your new habit … (pause) …
You are in control of your life now … You have attained a new positive habit … With the power of your subconscious mind, it is very easy to do … You have allowed the past disorder to fade away like an unwanted memory … and now you move forward … The disorder of the past has been replaced with order. So once again feel that wonderful sense of satisfaction and achievement. It is coming from your strong subconscious mind. You have created your goal and through these daily exercises you are maintaining it, creating a permanent habit of change.
At the count of five you will come back to the here and now, feeling wonderful …
One … Beginning to come all the way back
Two … Coming back feeling better and better
Three … Feeling totally relaxed and comfortable
Four … Eyes starting to open now … and
Five … Eyes wide open, feeling wonderful in every way.