When you think of hypnosis, what comes to mind? Probably stage shows where people are made to do silly or mystifying things. Possibly also the controversial subject of "lost memory retrieval," or dramas where unsuspecting victims are made to commit crimes without their knowledge. In any case, it's not something you think of in the context of ordinary life.
So this may come as a shock—each one of us is basically in a state of self-hypnosis all the time. We are constantly entrancing ourselves with a steady stream of hypnotic suggestions in the form of beliefs about ourselves, our lives, the future, and everything we consider to be "real."
Rarely do we stop to consider the sources of these beliefs, so we accept the negative ones along with the positive. Then we suffer the consequences with a shrug and ask, "What can I do? That's just how things are."
As a psychotherapist, Dr. Marta Hiatt sees this principle at work every day in the people who seek her help. Each of them wants to improve his or her life in some way, but it is the rare individual who starts out realizing this fact—they are the source of and only remedy for their unhappiness.
This is not a fuzzy philosophy or wishful thinking. It's a demonstrable fact that your life is built on a foundation of imagination, for better or worse. So if you want to change your life, you will be fighting a losing battle if you start by changing the outer conditions like your location, partner, or job while ignoring the underlying beliefs that create your dissatisfaction.
Every day, you hypnotize yourself unconsciously. To create the life you want to have, you need to start doing it consciously. You need to reprogram your system so life delivers the results you would really like, rather than what you think you have to settle for.
This is the purpose of Mind Magic—it gives you a clear set of instructions for using self-hypnosis and visualization so you can prove to yourself that your life really can be whatever you imagine. Free from hype and mumbo-jumbo, it also clearly explains the reasons why these techniques work, as below:
The point is not that you can make your own reality—the point is you do make your own reality. That power is already in your hands, and you use it every day. So if you don't like the life you have, what kind of life would you like?
Marta Hiatt, Ph.D., (California) holds a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Long Beach, California. ...