Hypnosis in Practice: How to Write Your Own Positive Affirmations and Suggestions

Your Own Positive Affirmations

Goal of this article is to show you how to write your own personalized Hypnosis Suggestions or Positive Affirmations. The hypnotic suggestion given as an example is about communicating better with your Subconscious Mind, as this is the obvious first step. When you'll be able to communicate better with your Subconscious then you can write your own Positive Affirmations to achieve different, specific, goals.

Writing Your Suggestions

Hypnotic Suggestion Introduction

Suggestions are the therapy part of Hypnotherapy, or in this case of Self Hypnosis. Writing your own suggestions isn't very difficult, but there are rules to follow. Before going on be sure to read at least my hub on Self Hypnosis Induction here, but checking all the others of the Learn Self Hypnosis Series is a good idea.

Suggestions or Positive Affirmations to work are to be used after a Self Hypnosis Induction. It's nothing strange or difficult though. It's only a matter of connecting your conscious and your subconscious mind for changes to happen.

The goal of the induction is to get you, or your conscious mind, to communicate with your Command Center, that part of your subconscious mind that rules over your body, and your mind.
Communicating with your Command Center you can change things in your mind and in your body through Positive Affirmations.

Changing your Mind:

This is the easier task. Once your subconscious mind is shown and has accepted that a change is beneficial he will follow your directives, until you change them. For example it's possible to be less angry and to react better to life in just few days.

Changing your Body:

This is a kind of controversial issue, some people believe it's possible to change our body using our mind, some do not. I say this: our body is constantly changing and renovating, cells die and cells are born at every given moment. This means that somewhere, be it our DNA or somewhere else, there are directives that manage all this and maintain constant our overall appearance. Inside our subconscious mind. Psychoneuroimmunology demonstrates that our mind is able to influence our immune system; might it be that it can also influence other parts of our body?

Positive Affirmations aim at changing these directives into the ones we want.

Consistency and Focus are Keys to Hypnosis

THE KEY IS CONSISTENCY. We can't pretend to change by simply asking, we must focus our energy on the desired outcome consistently and every day until positive changes happen. This is how Positive Affirmations work.

This is also a safety mechanism, can you imagine what would happen if just desiring a change would be enough for it to happen? Would we change our mind or our body every other day? And what would would happen if we have one of those low mood days? When we hate everyone and everything?

You see? Everything is done to protect us, even if this sometimes in strange ways.

Rules of Successful Hypnosis:

  • The only suggestion that work is the one you want to. If you are not interested in achieving the desired outcome than you won't achieve it. This is quite easy to see as regards hypnosis to quit smoking, if you are not very convinced that you want to quit or you think that it won't work then it won't work. What you believe you can achieve works in both senses.

  • The only suggestion that work is the one that both your conscious and subconscious mind agree that is an important outcome to achieve. Changing requires energy and a certain dose of efforts, when dealing with habits (behaviors that the subconscious mind regards as good ones or automatic ones) or wishes for making your life better your subconscious mind won't follow you with your desire to change unless you can demonstrate him that it's the best way to follow and that the change it's worth the effort. The human being is made to get the most with the least effort. I'll repeat for clarity: Positive Affirmations do not work if you and your subconscious do not agree that the desired outcome will make your life better.

  • Focus on one point at a time.

  • Use the first singular person in your suggestion. You will be talking about you and to you, so it makes sense that you use the word I, isn't it?

  • Use only positive words or sentences. This is due to the so called Law of Reverse Effect: if you say to yourself "I don't want to be angry" the first thing your mind get is be angry, which gives the wrong suggestion. If I tell you "Do not think of a white elephant" what's the first thing that comes to your mind?

  • Be very precise with your words, avoid any ambiguity which could lead to misunderstanding.

  • Keep you suggestion short, one or two sentences (one is better), simple and straight to the point.

  • THE DESIRED OUTCOME MUST BE REASONABLE, for both your conscious and subconscious mind.Your subconscious won't waste energy if he doesn't believe that your goal is achievable within reason.And your conscious mind won't be able to direct the powers of the subconscious through Positive Affirmations if you don't believe that you can achieve your goal. You can wish to fly for years but unless you take an airplane it won't happen.

Basic Formula: I CAN, I WANT, FROM NOW ON

This is the formula I advise you to use. It's good because you don't force your subconscious mind to obey your orders, something that usually doesn't work even with our conscious mind. You start by acknowledging that it's within your powers and possibilities to achieve a result, you state that you want that result, you focus on the outcome as if already achieved or on the new directive as already working.

Imagination: after having finished with the suggestion take some time imagining that your goal has been achieved and how your life becomes better and/or easier. Use imagination, images if you are good at visualizing, feelings and sensations. Try to make it as real as possible. Positive Affirmations do work if coupled with Imagination.

Hypnosis Suggestion How To

Pre-requisite: having already done the Self Hypnosis Induction.

Desired outcome: establishing communication with your subconscious mind.

Say to yourself:

Dear subconscious, you know everything about me, everything about my mind, everything about my body, and you always struggle to keep me well and alive, you always do everything you can to avoid me suffering and to help me live a better life. And I acknowledge this.

NOW, I know I CAN communicate better with you and YOU CAN communicate better with me. A better communication between us will surely greatly increase the quality of our life in many ways; I'm sure you agree with this. So I'd like to establish this new permanent directive:



Repeat the above two sentences three times.


Repeat three times.


Maintain this structure but you are free to modify it until it suits you and you get results.

When you feel that permanent communication has been established change the suggestion in:





  • 10 BREATHS 10 TO 1
  • BREATH 1 TO 5


Do your self hypnosis session everyday until you achieve your desired outcome, during the day repeat as much as possible (at least ten times at morning, noon and evening) the I CAN sentence.

Believe that reaching your reasonable goal is within your possibilities.


As you have seen writing your own personalized Positive Affirmations isn't such a difficult thing once you've learned the basics. And using your own Suggestions will definitely let you achieve more easily your desired goal. The power to change is in your hands, and in your mind.

Hypnosis just speeds up a lot the process.

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david stillwagon 7 years ago

This is great advice because you have to believe in yourself and you also have to believe that you can succeed.

of course it takes work, but what doesn't?


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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks to you david. I'm glad you liked it. If it's also useful let me know. :)

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

you really can motivate people hypno, and I admire you for that, plus I enjoy reading your hubs as it is methodical, and to the point, complete too, I followed your five steps and I bookmarked this, I was smiling after hehe, Thanks, Maita

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Maita, you always make me feel better. What else can I say? I'll print your comment to read when I have a bad mood day. :) And I'm glad to have you smiling.

Thanks for your wonderful words.

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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

An excellent Hub. I enjoyed reading it and it's a little Treasure. I believe that affirmations make a difference.

Definitely bookmarking this. Its one of those articles I have to take time to study again. Mucho Gratias. :)

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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

De Nada :)

Hi Lady_E, now I have to print your comment too. Thank you very much. I put some effort in it and I'm so happy that it's being appreciated. I don't know what to say. Thanks again for being so kind. I'm speechless. :)

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

hey hypno. no ay to get a bad mood today, enjoy your weekend and Sunday too, maita

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Maita, the same to you. :)

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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

Nice information. I like writing some tips and advice trough hubpages. My aim is to help others and give information. And I think I have to learn more liked this hub. Thanks to open my mind.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks to you prasetio. I'm glad you find the hub useful. You write pretty good hubs too.

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ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

Hello Hypnodude how are you? This is a really nice hub and one that I am going to take advice from. I have always been into affirmations per se but really didn't take them seriously but now you have me hooked. Have a good day.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Hi ladyjane, I'm fine thanks, and I hope you too. Thanks for your kind words, I'm sure that you'll see results soon, and it could be a good idea for writing a hub: Affirmations before and after self hypnosis. Who better than you could write it?

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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

This is an excellent Hub that provides useful advice. Thank you for publishing this helpful information. I enjoyed reading it.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks James, I'm really glad you liked it. I must admit that I'm receiving plenty of satisfaction from my hubs. I just wish to have discovered hubpages sooner.

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Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Well, mio carissimo amico...

Here I am again reading you and loving these hubs! You want? YOU CAN! I love these tools because they DO work!

Keep on writing, my friend!

Great hub!

Two thumbs up!

Cordiali saluti e benedizioni!


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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Al, thanks again for your kind words, you are right, they work. And I'm receiving a lot of positive feedbacks on them. Glad you liked also this one.

Grazie mille!

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Tamarind 6 years ago

This is a very enjoyable hub. The pictures are very beautiful and relaxing. Thank you for sharing this information about self hypnosis. Just reading this hub made me more relaxed:)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Tamarind, I really appreciate your words because they means I've reached my goal with this article. Glad you appreciated it. :)

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suny51 6 years ago

Hello hypnodude-as for me this is all about very strong will power and strength of concentration for the one who is trying these, for self suggestions or hypnotism can only succeed.I agree with you all the way.Thanks to make one believe in himself.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks for taking the time to comment and for your appreciation suny. Glad you liked it. :)

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Hypno, the pictures are beautiful! It feels as though one can just step off into the scene. I have got to become more discipline in this area. Have experienced numerous times just how effective making this a daily routine can be. It definitely works. Bookmarking this hub for inspiration and reflection. Rated up and stumbled. :)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi money, thank you very much for your appreciation, bookmarking, rating and stumbling. Have a great day! :)

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