The hypnotic prescription is the “magic” words that form the script used during a hypnotic session. This script is used during the induction in order to focus your subconscious mind on your goals, and to remind your subconscious mind of the purpose of your goals. You need to choose a prevailing thought (constant, main thought) that you will use when leaving a hypnotic state, as well as while in the hypnotic state. This thought can be fairly long (“I can do anything I set my mind to”) or it may only be one word (Perhaps “Focus” or “Sleep”). Your subconscious mind will respond to these words either during or after your hypnotic session, and slowly, your belief system will change, and you will be able to reach your goals.
This demonstrates the power of words to change your life, and shows how each word can be very powerful. If you are constantly telling yourself you can’t do something, you are setting yourself to fail. By the same token, if you are constantly telling someone else something is too hard, you are setting them up for failure. Be careful with your words. By using hypnosis to change the way your subconscious mind thinks of a task or chore, you are setting yourself up to succeed.
Your prescription may sound rather “New Age” to you, but it’s important to note that hypnotism has been around for a lot longer than “New Age” has. Choose a prescription that is right for you, and do not worry if it sounds a bit silly at first, you will grow accustomed to it. It is more important that your prescription work than that you worry about how it sounds.
To choose what you are going to say, here are some tips:
• Frame what you are going to say in a positive way. Rather than: if I don’t get better at my job, I will get fired, try: I will get better at my job and improve my career. Positive words reinforce your idea. Negative words will reinforce the idea that you cannot succeed.
• Add something that implies you have already completed all or part of your goal. If your goal is to be more confident, try: Each day I grow more confident in myself. I am confident in myself because I am a good person/worker/partner.
• Don’t worry if you don’t actually believe what you are saying. If your goal is to lose weight, and you don’t believe that you can or have lost weight, remember that the purpose of hypnosis is to help you believe it’s possible.
• Be as specific as possible (every day, I look better and better. I will continue eating more fruits every day, so I can continue looking better and better).
You can raise your self esteem and improve your life no matter what the conditions in your life are. Hypnosis helps you to use the power of positive thinking to train your mind to think you can accomplish whatever you want.