3, 2, 1, relax...

January 16, 2021
3, 2, 1 written in stones and sea glass

How quickly do you think you can shift into a relaxed state? Would you be surprised if you could do it in a few seconds? As a hypnotherapist, I’ve seen many people relax deeply almost immediately. This doesn't usually happen during the first visit, but with some experience, it’s possible for most people to calm themselves much more quickly than they might have thought possible. 

It’s accomplished with a change of focus. Everyone is familiar with the technique of concentrating on your breathing. This is easy to do any time, anywhere. According to the experts in the fascinating book “Breath” by James Nestor, we should concentrate on breathing slowly rather than deeply. 

But our minds can easily wander, which can be disappointing,  and even a bit stressful as we worry about not being able to relax. Luckily, just like breathing, your imagination is always with you. The 100+ imagination cards in our Imaginarie app are designed to keep you focused naturally. As you become engaged in the relaxing imagery, your outer world with its worries and concerns fades away.  

My favorite card when I need to quiet my busy mind is  3, 2, 1. It’s easy to remember and I always enjoy the images that pop into my mind. Many of them surprise me!  Why not try it?

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