Self -Hypnosis to Improve Concentration
Even though quite a lot of people would consider this to be some kind of cheating or a lie, self-hypnosis is a real thing, and it could truly help you empower your levels of concentration. If you know how to improve your overall concentration is particularly important, and it is going to help you perform at your best, study a new lesson easily or pay very close attention to something or someone. With this in mind, you should be aware that you are capable of improving your concentration levels in the same way that you can become fitter or stronger by going to the gym – through convenient self-hypnosis. You can download our materials in order to find out more about this.
However, now, we are going to provide you with quite a few helpful insights on how to use hypnotherapy on your own in order to ensure that you have elevated levels of concentration. In order to achieve a deeply relaxed state of mind, you will have to narrow your focus gradually and turn your attention towards the inside, hence teaching yourself to focus and to concentrate.
There is a very simple self-hypnosis technique which is going to allow you to achieve this particular condition of your mind and it is called “Body Scan”. This exercise is going to help you go through quite a lot in order to ensure that you focus properly. Let’s have a look at the steps.
Step 1: Lie down perfectly still in a comfortable for you position with your arms set by your side. Take a moment in order to settle down in your body and to adjust your position.
Step 2: Focus all of your inner attention towards one of your legs and quite down your awareness of all other parts of your body.
Step 3: Once you’ve done this for a few minutes, change your attention towards our entire body. You can start at your toes.
Step 4: Now, focus on the other leg just like you did at step 2.
Step 5: Repeat the step number 3 and conduct yet another full body scan.
Step 6: Repeat both steps 2 and 4 while focusing on both of your legs at the same time. Repeat “my legs are heavy” at least three times.
Step 7: Repeat the entire full body scan.
Step 8: Go back to step 2 but this time focus on your arm.
This is basically the routine. Of course, it’s going to take some time, but you shouldn’t spend more than15 minutes on this exercise. This is going to ensure that you have reduced the overall mental chatter in your body. Ultimately, this will conveniently lead to improved focus and concentration which is definitely something that you want to achieve. Of course, you can download our materials in order to find a lot more effective techniques. You can also download hypnotherapy sessions in order to ensure that everything is handled as per the highest industry standards.
Meditation to Improve Your Focus and Concentration
We hear it all the time but what does it actually mean?
When you are supposed to be keeping your attention on something, let’s say a video game for example, and you are so close to completing the level or attaining the goal, or finishing the race in first place, you think to yourself ‘focus, I can do this’.
When your teacher asked you to answer a maths problem and you’re trying hard to figure it out but your friend keeps poking you in the side under the table, you start to giggle and forget the teacher for a second who shouts ‘Concentrate!’
But what exactly are these two words trying to get us to do? Let’s have a look and see if we can figure it out together. When we keep our attention on something to the exclusion of everything else, we are said to be concentrating or focusing on that thing. Essentially both of these terms refer to the same action of the mind.
When we meditate, we focus or concentrate on the breath and the body.
When we play golf we focus on having the right alignment of our bodies, and we concentrate on the ball to ensure that we hit it correctly. When we cook, (most of us) concentrate on the process of actually cooking, the heat, the chopping, the recipe at hand, the rotating of the food in the pan etc.
The thing about focus and concentration, that not a lot of people are aware of, is that it can be developed, it can be improved and it can be enhanced.
Training Your Ability to Focus and Concentrate
The art and science of meditation is something that we can use to further enhance our ability to keep our mind concentrated on a particular task. When we initially learn how to meditate, we are introduced to the simple practice of watching the breath. We learn to sit still and focus on the breath and the breathing motions of the body. When we do this, most of us, initially find it very difficult to do.
Our thoughts race and we constantly lose track, ending up lost in thoughts either about whether or not we are doing it right, or as has been the case with me personally, about what flavour ice-cream they might have in extra-terrestrial civilisations. At first, we are hopeless when it comes to having enough concentration to stay focused on the breath without losing track.
It is possible to train our ability to remain focused for longer periods of time. By practising meditation and watching the breath, in a regular programme of discipline, practising repeatedly and again, we slowly enhance our capacity to remain focused on the body and the breath. Naturally, this enhances our ability to concentrate on other things too. Just like anything else in life, the more we practise the better we get. Therefore, if we find it difficult at first, all we have do to is refer to the timeless saying.
If at First You Don’t Succeed, Do It Again and Again
Okay that was not quite right, but the point is still the same. By constantly referring back to keeping the attention focused, on anything actually, it does not have to be the breath; we will gradually increase our capacity to remain focussed.
With regards to meditation specifically though, it is by far one of the best practises to use to enhance concentration ability because it places emphasis on keeping the attention situated on the body and the breath, or the environment that we are in. It does not require any special equipment or circumstances to practise and so you can cultivate this ability anywhere and everywhere.
Naturally, this develops focus and concentration but at the same time, it encourages us to remain present by keeping our mind clear. The effects of this are infinitely positive, not just regarding concentration and focus development, but also regarding lowering our stress levels, overcoming anxieties, facing our fears, finding greater peace, the list goes on and on.
Learn to meditate, improve your ability to concentrate and focus, and encourage the development of inner peace in your body, mind, and spirit. An all-round winner, wouldn’t you agree?