Try Positive Action…but why not combine it with Positive and Critical Thinking?

Acting positively may be useful, but why not do it with a realistic positive thought in our mind? The mental rehearsal of positive actions and thoughts from a hypnotic state can contribute to integrating them into our subconscious mind, allowing them to become part of who we are at a particular time in a faster and easier manner.

Interesting ideas and tips in this article which may be useful to some people, or at a particular time in someone’s life, or in order to deal with a particular problem. Why not check them out and use our own critical thinking? Read the whole article here, The Observer, June 30th 2012.

“…Common sense tells us that emotions come before behaviour, and so decades of self-help books told readers to focus on trying to change the way they thought rather than the way they behaved.” Emotions come before behaviour, but thoughts come before emotions. Our beliefs about ourselves and the world around us affect how we feel, and how we behave. Otherwise, we would all react exactly the same in front of any situation. Why not use all the tools we have?

“…Take visualisation. Hundreds of self-improvement books encourage readers to close their eyes and imagine their perfect selves; to see themselves in a huge office at the top of the corporate ladder, or sipping a cocktail as they feel the warm Caribbean sand between their toes. Unfortunately, research suggests this technique does not work.” Visualising a desired outcome can help motivate you for acting upon change, as well as give you clues about the practical action you may need to undertake in order to achieve it. The visualisation mentioned in this article seems just the first step towards change.

“…In one study led by Lien Pham at the University of California, students were asked to spend a few moments each day visualising themselves getting a high grade in an upcoming exam. Even though the daydreaming exercise only lasted a few minutes, it caused the students to study less and obtain lower marks.” Here is an example of the power of suggestion, which is the base of hypnotic work. Those students experienced  being successful in their imagination, and that already fullfilled their need.

“imagining the perfect you is not good for your life.” It is difficult to disagree with this statement, since perfection does not exist. Take this as good news, a relief, no point striving for perfection, try improvement instead.

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About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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