Self-hypnosis is a practice derived from hypnosis. In self-hypnosis, you create a hypnotic state in yourself. That enables you to plant lasting resolutions in your mind and strengthen their effectiveness. The resolutions you make do not vanish into the air, as generally happens with New Year’s resolutions. Self-hypnosis enables you to put them into practice until they are fully realized, and help you succeed in all areas of life.
Scientifically Approved Discipline
Hypnosis has been proven effective since the 19th Century. Its effectiveness has been documented in many scientific studies. The authentic therapeutic discipline has found new uses over the last decade or so. It is entirely natural and calls on the resources of your mind while it influences your body.
Hypnosis has no side effects and uses no chemical medications, which have become massively popular over the last century to prevent, treat and heal the pain of all kinds.
Surgeons can now operate on many pathologies in patients who are in a state of hypnosis, without any anesthetic and without there being the least pain.
Become a Do it Yourself Shrink!
In addition to its medical and psychotherapeutic applications, hypnosis can help you resolve some of your problems, succeed in life, balance your mind, exploit your abilities, and make all your desires a reality.
What’s more, you don’t even need to see a hypnotherapist because you can apply the same fantastic techniques on yourself, techniques that have been proven effective over time.
You can do it in the comfort of your own home, whenever you want and for as long as you want. These techniques will help you throughout your entire life!
What Is Self-hypnosis?
During a session of self-hypnosis, you lift your ordinary state of consciousness to a higher level. In this modified state of consciousness, you are able to access your subconscious and get rid of your conditioning, your erroneous concepts and the conscious and unconscious behavior that is ruining your life.
You replace them, using autosuggestion, with new concepts (resolutions) that will help you think, speak and act in ways that restore your control over your own life, and no longer simply submit to events.
Using self-hypnosis, you can eliminate your fears, your blocks, your anxiety, and your phobias! Self-hypnosis can also help you improve your memory, learn foreign languages, and acquire more knowledge.
Techniques of hypnotic induction have proven to be a fabulous aid. Whether you are in a continuing education program or go to University, they have been recognized for their superior effectiveness compared to other methods of learning.
Hypnotic techniques are accessible to everyone and are very effective if practiced regularly.
Get rid of five common misconceptions and fears about hypnosis
People have so many preconceived ideas about hypnosis and self-hypnosis. Below you will find the main myths that need to be destroyed to exploit the astonishing potential of this method of personal development.
1st Preconceived idea: I need to be gifted to practice self-hypnosis.
Not at all! Using self-hypnosis requires no special gifts, contrary to what many professional hypnotists would have you believe, to create the impression they have some special power.
That is absolutely untrue: hypnosis has nothing to do with psychic ability. Learning self-hypnosis includes the acquisition of various specific techniques and three principles: practice, practice, and more practice!
Self-hypnosis is not a mysterious magical procedure reserved for a few people with exceptional gifts, but a collection of techniques that are accessible to all, even if you are a beginner.
2nd Preconceived idea: Hypnosis is a form of sleep
The term “hypnosis” does come from the Greek word hypnos which means “sleep,” but sleep and hypnosis are two very different states.
The state of consciousness you create during self-hypnosis lies somewhere between waking and sleep. A hypnotized subject is not asleep. If the hypnotic state is light, the subject can hear what the hypnotist says, speak, move around and think … It is an error of oversimplification to talk of hypnotic sleep and use words like sleep and awakening to facilitate inducing a hypnotic trance in a subject, i.e. to plunge someone into a state of consciousness that is favorable for the transmission of suggestions to the subconscious mind.
Fake hypnotists, and some hypnotherapists, use the famous phrase “Sleep, I command you!” to place a subject in a hypnotic trance, and that has resulted in the confusion between sleep and hypnosis. “Sleep, I command you!” is simply a shortened way of using a very powerful oral injunction in the imperative form to produce a state of hypnosis with a short phrase, simply to impress people.
A session of self-hypnosis can lead you to fall asleep… but only if you are already tired or stressed before the session begins.
3rd Preconceived idea: The hypnotic state is a superficial level of consciousness
Changing someone’s state of consciousness through self-hypnosis is a very deep process. It induces a psychological state that produces cerebral wavelengths that are very different from those you emit in a waking state. This higher state of consciousness enables you to cross the barrier of your conscious mind and communicate directly with your subconscious, where the conditioning that has been ruining your life resides.
You can produce profound modifications of the concepts residing in your subconscious. Doing so will lead to behavioral changes and positive alterations in your mind that are important and long-lasting.
Self-hypnosis is not an artificial state of mind induced by a hypnotist, but rather one of several latent states of consciousness that exists in all of us and can be produced yourself. Self-hypnosis can induce a state of consciousness that is higher than an ordinary waking state since it allows you to delve deeper into yourself.
It is like a “psychic telescope” that can see through the barrier of the subconscious, giving you access to hidden possibilities, and eliminating harmful conditioning.
4th Preconceived idea: Under hypnosis, you can be forced to do things against your will
This is the most widespread fear people have. It can discourage them from exploring hypnosis, prevent them from producing a state of self-hypnosis, or undermine the effectiveness of a hypnotic session. A session of self-hypnosis can only succeed if you are relaxed and participate voluntarily.
Even when placed in a deep hypnotic state, people will not say or do anything that runs against their morals or ideas. If it happens it means a subject has repressed desires that are ignored when in a normal conscious state. And there is also a scientific psychological reason: a suggestion will only yield results if it is voluntarily accepted.
5th Preconceived idea: You cannot get out of a state of self-hypnosis on your own
This opinion is another reflection of the fear people have about hypnosis. If a hypnotist forgets to bring a subject out of a deep hypnotic trance, the subject will nevertheless regain their normal state of consciousness after some time has passed because, remember, the subject is not asleep but in a different state of consciousness.
This also applies to sessions of self-hypnosis. If you hypnotize yourself, do not be afraid of remaining blocked in the trance state. You will rapidly return to a normal state of consciousness because, if you are in a state of self-hypnosis, you are not isolated from the external world, and can decide at any moment to suspend your trance state.
During a session of self-hypnosis, you may fall asleep. You will wake up feeling refreshed, as if you’ve had a good night’s sleep, often with more mental and physical vitality than after an ordinary sleep.
Conclusion: A Practice with Lots of Possibilities
Unlike the tricks and procedures used by illusionists and entertainers, self-hypnosis is a genuine tool for personal development that is accessible to everyone.
In the area of well-being, self-hypnosis can help you resolve many of your problems, like learning to relax, dealing with cares and worries, putting an end to sleep problems, improving your concentration, overcoming fatigue, increasing your vitality, getting rid of stress, and so on.