Metro US New York Lifestyle Wellbeing January 7 2014

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Health news and notes, Jan. 7

 

30-second lifesaver

This week’s tip comes from Colin Christopher, clinical hypnotherapist and author of the book “Success Through Manipulation: Subconscious Reactions That Will Make or Break You.”

Try a little self-hypnosis

Try this three-step self-hypnosis technique to banish negative feelings in seconds. The more you do it, the more it becomes ingrained in your subconscious and becomes second nature.

1. Sit up or stand straight and lift your chin directly toward the ceiling or other high point. This physical movement gives you clarity of thought.

2. Inhale deeply from your diaphragm (stomach area), hold for three seconds, and exhale slowly through your lips, dropping your shoulders as you breathe out.

3. Recite a memorized sentence that will shift your focus back to a positive state of mind. Two examples are: “I am strong, confident and in control” and “I feel good and nothing can bring me down.”