Let’s be honest, learning to love ourselves is no easy task and isn’t something a lot of us prioritise. However, if mastered can be one of the most empowering tools we learn. In this article Claire Aristides, Clinical Hypnotherapist and the founder of Mindology App walks us through how we can practice self-love through Self-Hypnosis.
No one is perfect, even supermodels feel flawed. Paulina Porizkova recently posted on Instagram that when she was in her 20’s (what many consider to be the prime years), she felt inadequate and compared herself to other models. Interestingly, Paula recently posted a liberating shot of herself completely naked.
Learning to love and accept yourself just as you are can be empowering. One important first step is to learn how to manage your “judging voice”; changing your mental chatter and dialogue, to ultimately change your relationship with your body.
Self- hypnosis is a powerful mindset tool that works by combining being in a meditative calm state with the power of words and affirmations. Our inner dialogue to ourselves is enormously powerful, and for many, we mindlessly speak to ourselves in negative ways – harsh, critical judgemental voices. Over time, this becomes our norm, our internal reality. Self-hypnosis can help us change that inner dialogue to a more self-accepting one, a more self-assured and positive inner dialogue.
The process of self-hypnosis is simple and can be done anytime, anywhere, even in the nude! The first step is to take yourself into a calmer, more relaxed state, quieting your busy, overthinking mind, and accessing the subconscious mind. From here, you can begin to plant new seeds of beliefs about yourself—moving from negative thoughts and beliefs to more positive, accepting, and loving ones. Often in our search for self-improvement, we can forget to pause, be happy and grateful for all we have.
Bath or Shower Self-Hypnosis
Begin by taking yourself into a calm state whilst in the bath or shower.
Start your self-hypnosis with some deep breathing (4: 8 breathing – that’s 4 inhales and 8 exhales out. This activates the Vagus Nerve, which is healing in itself); and much like a prayer or mantra, do a body scan showing gratitude for every part of your body.
As you feel the water on your body and skin, slowly working your way down your body, be grateful and thank your body for all it does for you.
Begin at the top of your head and be grateful for your ears that hear and listen to so many incredible sounds such as birds singing in the morning. Your mouth that speaks and expresses your thoughts, as well as hydrating and nourishing you with water and food you consume.
Your eyes for giving you your vision, so that you can see the incredible colours of our beautiful world. Thanking your arms for holding your loved ones and carrying everything you need. Your fingers and hands that do so much each and every day.
Move your thoughts down to your legs and knees, that magically, without any conscious thought, move you around, taking you to all the places you want to go.
Say the words in your mind, really connect to the feeling and emotion of your words of gratitude. Genuinely, say thank you to your body and all it does for you. It may not be the perfect size or shape, but no one’s body is – not even a supermodel.
Clinical Hypnotherapist, Founder Mindology App an app to calm and empower the mind
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