Think hypnosis is hocus-pocus? If so, you're dismissing of powerful tool for improving work performance, says pyschotherapist Brian Alman. "Self-hypnosis is a form of deep relaxation that helps you focus, solve problems and relieve anxiety over presentations and deadlines," he says.
Here's how to try it:
Close your eyes and breathe slowly and deeply.
State a specific goal like "I'll feel confident about presenting my market analysis."
Keeping eyes closed, count from 1 to 100, than back to 1.
Repetive statements wil focus your mind on achieving your goal. When you open your eyes, you'll be relaxed and ready to work.