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Goal Setting for Self-Hypnosis

Do It Now

Whether you are goal setting for use in self-hypnosis, work related or any other reason, there are dozens of books that you can buy that teach it. There are two-day seminars that do the same. You can even purchase goal-setting software or take a course at a local college in basic goal setting. Or… you can do it here. Now.

Ask Yourself

  • What do I want to change?
  • What am I currently doing?
  • How do I feel (emotion) about it?
  • Are there any physical symptoms?
  • Does it create an image in my mind?
  • What are my honest thoughts about the issue?

If you’re serious about change, write down your answers.

Goal Setting Example One

    • What do I want to change? (Let’s use the example of weight.) I want to reduce my weight.
    • What am I currently doing? I eat responsibly all day but I tend to snack after supper.
    • How do I feel about it? Guilty. I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t seem to help it.

 

  • Are there any physical symptoms? I’m getting a roll around the middle. It’s harder to climb stairs. I get short of breath when I go upstairs.
  • Does it create an image in my mind? I’m starting to look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy!
  • What are my honest thoughts about the issue? I think that I should be able to stop on my own. I know that I’m only causing problems for myself and it’s going to affect my health if I don’t change my habits.

Good work!

Goal Setting for Self Hypnosis

Goal Setting Example Two

  • What do I want to change? (This time let’s use the example of smoking.) I want to give up cigarettes.
  • What am I currently doing? I smoke about a half pack per day. Morning seems to be the worst time for me, but I also like to smoke after meals and in the car.
  • How do I feel about it? I feel sick about it. I know that it’s bad for my health and everybody looks at me like I’m a leper.
  • Are there any physical symptoms? I have a cough when I get up in the morning. I probably would have more energy if I gave it up. My skin looks old and dry.
  • What are my honest thoughts? I need to give it up for myself and my family. My children watch everything I do and I don’t want them to ever start this nasty habit.

Once again, good work!

Goal Setting Example Three

  • What do I want to change? (Let’s use the example of better sleep.) I need more sleep.
  • What am I currently doing? I have trouble getting to sleep and sometimes I wake up during the night and can’t get back to sleep.
  • How do I feel about it? I feel so tired when I get up. No energy for the day.
  • Are there any physical symptoms? You mean besides the dark circles under my eyes? Just the physical tiredness.
  • What are my honest thoughts? I can’t figure out why I have this problem. My mother was the same, but I didn’t think that it would happen to me.

Good going!

Goal Setting Example Four

  • What do I want to change? (This time let’s use procrastination.) I need to get at least one thing done in the morning before leaving for work.
  • What am I currently doing? Nothing. That’s what bothers me. When I get home at night and walk into the mess, I don’t feel like doing anything again.
  • How do I feel about it? Disgusted. Mad. Disappointed in myself.
  • Are there any physical symptoms? No… well maybe rising blood pressure!
  • What are my honest thoughts? I think that once I get started, I’ll be able to keep it up. I’m just having trouble getting started.

Wayda go!