Posted by Karen Degen on 19th January 2015
Twice a day our brains are in Theta state, which is the same wavelength you are in during hypnosis. These two times are when you first awaken and when you are drifting off to sleep. Theta brain state is great for downloading information into the subconscious mind, which is where all of our habitual patterns of thought and behaviour are, and in some cases these are not good habits. You can utilise this theta state to re-write over negative habits and create new, more positive ones. The nicest and easiest way to do this is to think about what you DO want for yourself and your life as you drift off to sleep or upon wakening. Use this time to practice your Law of Attraction. Imagine the best case scenario for yourself and your life. Picture things (dream) the way you want them to be. If you have a bad habit, for instance over eating, use this time to picture yourself eating healthy and loving it. Picture yourself slim and full of energy and finding it easy to create delicious healthy meals. The other way is to use this theta brainwave time to think affirmations to yourself. Using the same bad habit of overeating for example, you could think to yourself “I only feed my body healthy, health-giving foods”. Think this a number of times during this half sleep/half wake time and it will have far more effect than using the affirmation during the day. Try focusing on one particular goal for a week and notice the changes. Perhaps you could make trying this your New Year’s resolution.