Creative Genius Self-Hypnosis
I'm playing with an idea for a quick hypnotic trip down into the unconscious mind to lay down some "new, improved you" instructions to make you even more creative in 2007.
Self-hypnosis is so easy to do. If you're not familliar with it, you might be a little apprehensive and that's understandable, but really there's nothing more to it than getting quiet, and relaxing as deeply as you feel comfortable doing so. Now, if you were to just start to breathe a little easier and deeper as you read this, letting your muscles sag a little more on your bones, you'd start to feel the very first stage of hypnosis. This is like a gateway to a world of warm and wonderful relaxation. You can just ooze into it, like a big relaxing sigh, letting go of everything.
I find that the easiest way to go into a hypnotic trance (fancy words for 'nice relaxed state') is to find a few minutes where I won't be disturbed, sit back in my chair, and tell myself, "I'm about to go into hypnosis -- and I'm going to enjoy this time to relax deeply."
Then, I'll look around my office and notice something, and think to myself:
"I can see my blue pen on the desk."
Then, I'll listen and notice some noise in the environment, and think:
"I can hear the hum of my computer's processor."
Then, I'll notice some sensation, and think to myself:
"I can feel my weight bearing down on my seat bones."
I repeat this process of commenting on what I am seeing, hearing, and feeling three times in the sequence and style mentioned.
Then I close my eyes and I start to count backwards and downwards, telling myself that I am relaxing deeper and deeper.
For the purposes of our Creative Trance-Formation self-hypnosis session, I'm going to ask you to count backwards from whatever age you are now. So if you are 37, like me, then you will count backwards from 37 to zero. If you are 64, you count backwards from 64. And so on.
I want you to think that you are winding back the ol' life clock, back to zero.
And when you get to that zero state of perfect receptivity (the blank slate), you will be able to enter a new command for an even more creative you. Then we will wind forward, absorbing all the wonderful lessons and wisdom and insights that you've gained from your lifetime of experience, and we will place that new self-image of you as a super creative genius in every year of your life right back up to the present.
We could lounge around in this process. But if we are willing to entertain the idea that this self-hypnosis re-programing is possible, we may as well entertain the idea that we can do it fast! I don't know about you, but I don't have *all day* to sit around on my ass!
Right, so you've closed your eyes and you are going to count backwards and downwards from the number that represents your age now, all the way down to zero. We do this at a nice slow steady pace.
37 -- relaxing and letting go
36 -- leeting go of all tension
35 -- nice easy breaths
34 -- going all the way down
33 -- I'm letting go of all muscular tension
32 -- going deeper and deeper within
31 -- that's right, just like this, easy and relaxed
30 -- winding back the clock as I relax more and more
29 -- deeper, and deeper...
28 -- with every number I am going deeper and deeper
27 -- into a comfortable, calm, peaceful state of mind
26 -- I'm enjoying relaxing more and more
22 -- even deeper down now
20 -- winding back the years, going deeper and deeper
19 -- back towards the beginning
18 -- relaxing and feeling good
16 -- breathing is soft and easy now
14 -- going and deeper
13 -- twice as deep with every number I count backwards and downwards
11 -- that's right, just like that, easy now...
10 -- all the way down now, letting go more and more
8 -- so relaxed now
7 -- deep and peaceful
5 -- letting go
4 -- all the way down
2 -- so good
1 -- relaxing all the way now to...
0 -- mmmm that feels good
[And here you give yourself an instruction, like:]
I am wide open and totally receptive to the following messages...
I am one with the Infinite Source of all Creation. I am highly creative. I am a Creator.
I see myself now as a creative genius. I have amazing, valuable ideas. I think powerfully. I am receptive to amazing insights and innovations. New ideas flash into my mind easily. I capture and express brilliant new ideas. I am a genius and I apply my wisdom.
[I would suggest that you formulate your own affirmations and statements of intent. Make sure they are positively expressed, and try and create mental pictures to accompany the affirmation. You want to see yourself fully associated -- looking out through your own eyes, as it were -- thinking and expressing yourself with enormous creative power, charisma, and effectiveness. See other people being astonished and amazed by your creative insights and the power of your genius. Develop as fully as you can a mental picture and accompanying descriptive phrases of the brilliant creative genius that you want to be.
When you are done (and I suggest that you take no more than 5 minutes, and no less than 1 minute doing this), tell yourself that you are about to return to full waking consciousness. Say to yourself:]
I am about to return to full waking consciousness. I will do this by counting upwards and outwards from 1 to (the number that represents your age now -- eg. 37) 37, and each number will represent a year of my life's experience so far. As I count upwards and outwards I will bring the powerful energy of creative genius with me and insert it in every year of my life. This will imbue my whole life with creative genius, making it even more powerfully present within me.
1 -- rising up now, into my full creative power
2 -- growing into my creative genius
3 -- inserting the awesome power of creativity deeper into my life experience
4 -- so wonderfully fluid in thought and ability
5 -- my brain is alive and functioning better and better than ever before
6 -- breathing deeply and imagining creativity like a bright flame within me
7 -- my mind functions with infinite speed and agility
8 -- I rise up and into greatness
9 -- growing even more creative
10 -- energy building like excitement
11 -- feeling good, feeling great
12 -- I am so amazingly creative now
13 -- I think incredibly powerful thoughts
14 -- my mind is super-charged and filled with electrifying insights
15 -- I'm inserting the deep unstoppable power of my creativity into every part of my life
16 -- aborbing this incredible creative power in balanced and harmonious ways
17 -- I am highly creative
18 -- I am a genius -- my natural genius is flowing even more powerfully in my mind and body and soul
19 -- rising up to full waking consciousness
22 -- that's right, filled with creativity
23 -- filled with creative power, I am
24 -- so powerfully creative
28 -- rising up into my creative potential
29 -- seeing this awesome creative genius at work in all the years of my life
30 -- recreating and reinventing my life in the light of this creative genius
31 -- my brain cells are growing and re-arranging themselves to accomodate the higher charge of greater creativity
33 -- breathing deeply, charging my being with creative power
34 -- feeling refreshed and powerful
35 -- when I reach [your age] I will be fully awake and fully alive
36 -- eyes refreshed, alert and shining with enthusiasm as I reach
37 -- Eyes open, wide awake and ready to live life creatively and dynamically! YES!
Okay, so that is basically it. You can play around with it and adjust it to suit. I suggest doing it twice a day for the nest 30 days. You should be able to do it in 5 to 10 minute sessions (unless you are really ancient ;-) and have to count down a long, long way!).
You could record this creative trance-formation session in your own voice and listen to the play back if that helps. But I like to do it on the fly, so that I can adapt it and make it fresh every time.
Some people might prefer a more organised and professional approach, in which case, I highly recommend you check out Hidden Wisdom -- Breaking Through Creative Blocks by Dr. Lloyd Glauberman, a man I've dubbed "the hypnotic mind master" (read article here).
Hidden Wisdom utilizes Dr. Lloyd Glauberman’s revolutionary HPP (Hypno- Peripheral Processing) method to remove unconscious blocks and allow new ideas to breakthrough into consciousness.
This is much more fun than the traditional old school 'counting down plus affirmations' method of self-hypnosis. Instead you get to listen to exciting, change-inducing, metaphorical stories in 3D dimensional surround sound. It's considered the most advanced and powerful form of hypnotic personal transformation. Check it out here because you deserve the best in 2007!