THE DRIVE OF YOUR LIFE

By Honor Paule

This script contains in-direct and direct suggestions; ego strengthening; creative visualisation; private subconscious healing; and aspects of Gestalt’s healing technique. This script is suitable for any client experiencing depression, anxiety and/or social isolation. A small part of this script has been tailored to female clients, but that can be easily changed around to suit both male and female clients.

Induction & Deepening of choice

 

I want you to imagine yourself sitting inside of your house…you are sitting by the window of your favourite room. This room makes you feel safe, comfortable and at ease…you have everything you need in this room, and when you are here, your worries seem to fade away…

 

It’s been awhile since you stepped foot outside, as lately, you haven’t really been feeling your very best. You look outside the window and wonder what it would be like to go outside into the external world again…as you wonder, you begin to feel a slight rush of nervousness which soon dissipates as the sun shines onto your face…you feel a soft surge of energy enter into your body from the top of your head and suddenly find the courage and strength to come out into the world again. 

 

Now…I want you to imagine yourself walking outside of your house…as you take one step, you become hesitant to take the next…you pause for a few seconds, take a deep breath in and out…and decide to take the next step forward. You can feel the breeze of fresh air gently touch your face, and the warmth of the sun on your skin…and it this makes you feel good…

 

Although you have thoughts of turning around and going back into your house, you somehow feel that there is something calmly pulling you to be outside once again…as you continue to slowly and bravely walk further out from your front door…you look down at your front lawn and notice the vibrant green grass and notice small yellow dandelion flowers that are blooming so beautifully…you bend down and decide to pick a flower…and as you look closely into the flower you remember how beautiful the little things in life can be. You smile, for the first time in a little while, and place the flower by your ear…

 

As you continue walking, you notice a car parked in your driveway. It is your dream car…you wonder why your dream car is parked outside of your house and so you decide to walk towards it….you then notice a key dangling by the door of the car and attached is a letter with your name on it. You open the letter and read the words… “Dear (insert client’s name)… Take the drive of your life”…

 

You step into the driver’s seat and enjoy the brand-new car smell and clean leather seats…the car makes you feel warm inside…you decide to turn the engine on and notice a GPS Map appear onto the stereo screen…The GPS automatically begins and drops a pin on a specific location that you have never been to before…

 

You’re unsure on whether you should drive the car or not, but as you look at the GPS, the screen spells the word ‘Start’ as it continuously blinks brightly in front of your eyes…

 

You find the courage to press the start button and so you begin ‘The drive of your life’. You reverse the car out of the driveway and trust and follow the route…

 

It’s an early Sunday morning and the roads are completely empty…you are on the road alone and you are quite enjoying the peacefulness of the drive…there is no music playing in the car, and instead you listen to the sounds of the birds as they sing in the trees…you’re enjoying the present moment and notice the clouds slowly move through the sky, and as you drive further and further away, your worries are left further and further behind. You continue following the route and after a few turns, you come across a roadblock… 

 

The GPS is asking you to go straight and as you stop in front of the roadblock you notice a sign that says, ‘Take an alternative route’…

 

Now I want you to imagine this roadblock as the biggest obstacle you’ve faced in your life…one that you haven’t been able to move forward from…take a moment to allow whatever obstacle this may be to surface into your subconscious mind. Once this obstacle has appeared in your subconscious mind, let me know by nodding your head… Good…

 

Now in a moment, without thinking or hesitating, I am going to ask you a question. I want you to nod your head if your answer is a yes. You do not need to nod your head if the answer is a no… (Question) “Is there another obstacle you are facing that is harder than this one?”…. 

 

*Nods*: Good… Now I want you to let go of your previous thought and instead allow this new obstacle to surface into your subconscious mind.

 

*Doesn’t nod*: Good… I want you to keep the current obstacle you were already thinking of in your subconscious mind…

 

Now…I want you to imagine that driving straight represents you moving in the same direction…This is the direction you’ve been taking for the past days/weeks/months and has been a reflection of the hardest obstacle you’ve experienced in your life that you haven’t been able to move forward from. This is the same direction that has led you to the same feelings, thoughts, actions and decisions you’ve been making for yourself over the past days/weeks/months because of this experience. I want you to feel the emotions that appear as you think of driving straight. Good…When you’re done feeling these emotions, just let me know by nodding your head… Good…

 

Now I want you to really feel the emotions that you would like to feel instead…

When you’re done feeling these emotions, just let me know by nodding your head… Good…

 

It can be very hard to let go of difficult times if it created a large impact in your life. The great thing about being in the present moment is that you can take your mind back into the past in order to learn from your prior experiences and change your future. Another great thing about being in the present moment is that you do not have to live in the past and that you can be here and enjoy the now. Perhaps it will be easier to let go of this obstacle that you have found difficult to overcome…if you understood the lesson to be learnt from it. I want you to take a few moments to ask yourself what you can learn from this past experience and take a few moments to listen to whatever answer may come. And when you’re done…just let me know by nodding your head again… Good… 

 

This roadblock represents change in your life. You can no longer go straight, as you know that driving straight will no longer lead you to where you want and need to go…and so…you will have to take an alternative route. 

 

As you look down at the GPS you watch as it automatically re-routes itself and gives you the option to turn right, rather than straight…as you follow the GPS and turn right, you are taken through the most beautiful road you have ever seen… There is not a cloud in the sky on this route…you drive past beautiful mountains, lakes, large patches of green grass with little sheep that look like little clouds (you may include anything else the client enjoys being around here). You smile to yourself and are not afraid of where this direction may take you…you feel safe and much lighter on this route, and the further you drive, the more the emotions you once felt before taking ‘The drive of your life’ positively transform and disappear from your mind…

 

You really enjoy the feelings this route makes you feel and suddenly realise that the feelings you wanted to feel are now within your entire being…you are now experiencing the feelings you would rather feel, rather than the feelings you have been feeling…you realise that without any effort, you were able to take an alternative route and feel something different to what you have been used to feeling over the last days/weeks/months. It was just as simple as taking a different turn…

 

Take the time to enjoy this moment…(pause)…

 

As you continue your drive, you notice familiar roads ahead of you…without realising, you are back on your street and see your house on the left down the road…you drive back into the driveway, turn the engine off and take a moment to express gratitude for the drive you just experienced. You think to yourself… ‘Wow, that was the best drive of my life’. 

 

As you step outside of the car, you lay on the soft vibrant grass, by the beautiful dandelion flowers blooming on your front lawn…you look up into the sky and you feel the sunshine over your face. Another soft and gentle surge of energy enters through the top of your head and you suddenly feel so content and at peace in this moment…A feeling you haven’t felt in a little while…and this makes you feel so good…you smile in peace and contentment. You feel stronger, more courageous and……. different… 

 

In a moment I am going to count from 1 to 10, and on the count of 10 you will return back to normal waking consciousness.  As you open your eyes on the count of 10, you will feel different to what you felt before coming into this hypnotherapy session today as your body returns to its natural state of peace and relaxation…more positive feelings begin to grow within you, as it energetically transforms the ones that ever made you feel down in the past. Now…if ever you feel uneasy or feel like you are stuck, I want you to imagine that feeling as a roadblock which has given you the opportunity and option to choose an alternative route…and furthermore…will lead you to more positively aligned feelings, thoughts, actions and decisions. You will find strength in knowing that driving straight and moving in the same direction in life isn’t the only option… You now know that you can choose a different turn anytime you wish…and when you take an alternative route…you are consciously leaving the past behind and stepping into the present moment. The more you practice this, the stronger you will feel. The stronger you feel, the happier you will become. The happier you become, the more you will feel like your natural strong, beautiful and amazing self. You will feel your very best…and you will feel like you once again. And from now on…every day…in every way…it gets better and better and better… 

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