Hi, Hypnosis Friends!
My niece is on Facebook. So am I. I noticed her post the other day: “I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired.” I gave my Auntie Hypnotist unsolicited advice:
“STOP IT! Stop telling yourself that you’re sick and tired. Your mind/body can and will follow your instructions and manifest what you focus on. When you focus on illness “I’m sick and tired” your mind/body says: “Well, OK, if that’s what you want…I’ll get it for you!”
How would you rather feel? Healthy? More energetic? Focus on that.” Apparently, my niece is a very persuasive hypnotist inside herself. It’s just time to change the hypnotic suggestion.
This phenomenon of negative affirmations taking root in the body is called “organ language.” When you give your body instructions as to how to feel, your unconscious mind is listening attentively. And does its best to create what you want. Or, what it thinks you want. Your unconscious mind is very literal. Where attention goes, energy flows. Or, expressed differently, you get what you think about..
Here are some examples of organ language to avoid. Scan your own patterns and see if you use any of these.
“That makes me sick!” Direct language instructing your brain and body to create illness. Don’t say it! (I was guilty of the above. But now I say instead: “That just UPS my metabolism!”
“He’s a back-stabber!” “He’s a pain in the neck.” “She’s a real pain in the behind.” You are telling yourself to have pain in those areas.
“I’m so mad I can’t see straight.” You’re asking for vision problems.
“He makes my blood boil.” You’re asking for high blood pressure.
“Her nonsense makes my head spin.” Here comes dizzy.
I had a co-worker once who had a habitual phrase: “I have no clue.” She was very confused, frequently.
“I’m heart-broken.” No! Just, no.
Hypno tip of the day: Focus on the flip side of illness and physical distress in your language to self. Protect yourself from negative affirmations by focusing on healthy.
Another negative suggestion we tell ourselves: “It’s cold and flu season.” Reject that idea. Rather, say to yourself: “It’s healthy time! I feel so good. I always stay healthy.”
Listen to yourself and notice if/when you give yourself negative suggestions of pain and discomfort and illness which instructs your body to help manifest that. And then stop it and think of how you’d rather feel. Something good, I mean!
It couldn’t hurt. Just do it!
All the Best,
Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®
Originator of Designer Feelings®
Originator of Designer Beliefs®
Design Human Engineer™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis