The idea behind these techniques is pretty simple. Most of use grow up learning to put ourselves
down for any real or imagined error. We grow up beleiving certain things about ourselves or comparing ourselves
negatively to others. The use of positive affirmations is a technique to change that negative self-talk into something more
Since we've spent many years on the negative image I think it's unreasonable to expect an instant effect from
affirmations, but if we stick to it for a few days, with honesty, trust, and belief, then results will start to
happen. Also see our free Affirmations e-course.
Disclaimer: This information is not meant to replace any medical treatment. It is offered
here as a service. Use this information at your own risk. No guarantee is made towards validity. This is my
personal belief on how affirmations works for me.
I've enjoyed using affirmations for several years. It is free, easy and usually effective. For myself, it is the
simple repeating a positive phrase in front of the mirror, in the car, or writing it on
paper. Whenever I catch myself thinking something I don't want, I try to "change that thought" to be a new one.
Here are some techniques I use with affirmations to change my behaviors. Feel free to modify them for your own use
as I have for mine. Lorraine V.
Very Nice Affirmations Video
Mirror Affirmation Technique:
This technique is great for helping you see yourself as beautiful. I learned this from Louise Hay books and
modified it for my own use.
Stand in front of the mirror, preferably in underwear or unclothed. Start at one end of your body & work to
the other end finding as many nice things to say about your body as you can. For example: "I love my ears. They
hear well and enable me to listen. They have a beautiful shape. I love my wonderful ears."
Doing this techniques helps you find and appreciate more of you. All of your body does important functions.
Your eyes see, ears hear, nose smells, and heart pumps blood. The idea, of course, is to build a more positive
Whenever you catch yourself thinking something you would rather not, here is a technique that works rather well. It
is based on NLP techniques.
Hear the phrase you said diminishing in volume until it disappears, then hear the phrase you want to say grow
Alternately, you can see the "picture" of what you didn't like go spin away from you and have the picture of
what you do want spin towards you.
In this way we lessen the importance of the negative thought and give greater importance to the positive
I call this technique "Giving the problem to Spirit". Scott Adams used a version of this technique to change his
life. It worked well for him, perhaps it will work for you.
Simply sit down at a table and write what you would like in your life 15 times every day. An example is: "I am
healthy, happy, wise and free". When you are done know that the universe is taking care of it.
Some people will take that writing and tuck it into a revered place, such as their bible, or some other place
of respect. Don't just toss it into the junk drawer. That means that you are disrespectful of your thoughts.
Whenever you find something you don't like. Write it down and throw it into the trash. By doing this, you are
telling the universe, I want to be done with this problem, please help me work through it and be done with it.
A related technique is the "burning bowl" ceremony. Write two lists. One is for all the thoughts and personal
traits that you want to get rid of. The other is for the positive thoughts and traits that will fill the
vaccuum created by the departing thoughts. Then light a fire in a bowl and put the bad list in, and tell the
world (doesn't have to be load, though it could) that you release these thoughts.
Meditation Technique: Look for divine inspiration while repeating your
Sit quietly and ask your inner guide, universe, God, and/or guardian angel (whatever
fits your belief system) for insights, help and guidance. Then quietly repeat your affirmation for 10-15 minutes.
Sit quietly fo 5 minutes afterwards for any insights.
Very nice for active people and for many healh related goals.
Repeat your affirmations while exercising. Such as, "I am strong" or "I am really improving" and so on. Soon
they will be part of your thought process. Repeating these affirmations becomes self-fulfilling since you will
have more fun and see more results. Because of that we'll tend to stick with the program and
maybe even work harder.
A technique for actively working on your goals
While repeating your positive affirmation, actively think of ways to integrate your affirmations
into your life. For example: if your affirmation is "I have a great xxxxx": find ways of loving your xxxxx,
improving your relationship with xxxxx, and best ways of achieving xxxxx.
Positive Affirmations resources
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