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Can I get rid of phobias with Autosuggestion?

In FAQs on November 17, 2008 at 10:03 am

Phobias are complex and irrational fears that often occur due to some unresolved issues in your past. Whenever a serious issue occurs in your life, your subconscious mind learns a lesson out of it and decides on a preventive method. These preventive methods sometimes result in phobias. So phobias are the subconscious mind’s way of self preservation. To remove such phobias completely you must alter your subconscious perception of the actual issue in the past.

Using Autosuggestion on 9Dozen you can manage such fears. But if you need to remove phobias completely you must seek a certified hypnotherapist’s help.

Is there any particular time of the day to type affirmations?

In FAQs on November 17, 2008 at 10:00 am

You can type affirmations any time of the day. Early morning is a particularly good time to type your affirmations. Also, it is beneficial if you can have an autosuggestion session before going to bed in the night. Especially so if the issue you are dealing with is about sleep or dreaming.

Whatever schedule you are following, see to it that you are calm and relaxed before beginning the session. If you are a bit disturbed, practise physical relaxation before you begin the Autosuggestion session.

It is also a good idea to start your session with affirmations of relaxation like ‘I am relaxed and calm‘ before beginning the session for the actual issue at hand.

How many affirmations can I give myself at a time?

In FAQs on November 16, 2008 at 11:15 am

It is better to stick to one Autosuggestion program at a time. You can give yourself affirmations for two topics only if they are related. For instance, it is fine to take up two Autosuggestion programs – one for removing stage fear and the other for reducing general anxiety because they are related to each other. But if you want to give affirmations for procrastination and removal of nail biting, it is better you deal with one issue first and take up the second after a few days.

Even in case of related issues, it is very important that you give each topic a seperate sitting and also give a gap of atleast two hours between each sitting. For instance, if you are doing an Autosuggestion session for stage fear, then give a gap of two hours or more before doing an Autosuggestion session for anxiety reduction.

How many times should I type one affirmation?

In FAQs on November 16, 2008 at 11:09 am

Repetition strenghtens your belief. Try to type a minimum of twenty times per sitting. It is better if you can have two or more sittings per day initially and have a sitting before you go to sleep. Meanwhile start observing changes in you, they are indicators of success and a little success will help strengthen your new belief enormously.

If you feel there is very little change even after repeated typing, reframe the sentence. Or better, start over from the beginning and define your goals again. See where you could have made a mistake. Always use positive statements and words you are comfortable with.

Note: For issues like phobias, susbstance abuse, manic depression, excessive overweight, anorexia, etc. see ‘Problems that can be solved using Autosuggestion‘.

How to frame affirmations?

In FAQs on November 16, 2008 at 11:05 am
Keep your statements simple and straightforward.
Eg.
Use:
I am relaxed and calm throughout my office hours.
Avoid:
I am very relaxed at any point of the day and remain calm during my office hours in spite of the hectic schedule and heavy workload.

Use words that you understand and are comfortable with.

Always keep your affirmations positive. If you want to get rid of an unwanted personality trait in you, write down the opposite state of mind you must achieve in order to replace the unwanted one.

Eg.
Use:
I love life and enjoy living every moment of it.
Avoid:
I am less depressed about living.

Affirmations are new beliefs of the mind. So frame them as such. Sentences expressing desires are bad autosuggesions.

Eg:
Use:
I am focussed and determined. I complete every project I take up. (establishes a new belief)

Avoid:
I want to be more focussed and I should not lose interest in projects halfway through.

Affirmations must describe what you want to achieve. And they should state it as if you have already achieved what you wanted.

Eg.
Use:
I have a powerful memory. (describes you after you achieved your goal.)
Avoid:
My memory is improving.

Avoid using the word ‘not’ in any affirmation.

Eg:
Use:
I have a great physical stamina. I am in excellent health
Avoid:
I am not physically weak.

Limit affirmations to a sentence or two.

You can remove punctuation marks if you feel they are difficult to type and are hampering you. Similarly you can type the entire sentence in lower case or upper case.