You Can Use Self-Hypnosis To Achieve Your Goals
Learn self-hypnosis and find out one of the most effective ways to modify how you think, feel and act! You can successfully boost your confidence, overcome unwanted habits (such as smoking and overeating ), improve your athletic performance, overcome stress and stress-related physical pain.
Self-Hypnosis is very easy to learn.
The process is very similar to meditation, but with a few key differences that make it easier to practice. There are many different types of meditation, but typically in meditation we aim to empty our minds of intrusive thoughts and just be present, in the stillness of each moment as it passes. With self-hypnosis, there is a goal to achieve and we need to focus on that goal for the process to be effective. This point of focus helps us to access the trance state associated with meditation much easier.
Additionally, having something to focus on keeps our conscious mind occupied allowing the subconscious to accept suggestions in an uncritical way. Because of this, the types of suggestions we give to ourselves, and the way we deliver those suggestions become very important. This self-hypnosis course will focus on helping you create effective suggestions and develop efficient ways to deliver these suggestions to yourself in your self-hypnosis practice.
How Can Self-Hypnosis Help In Achieving Goals?
Self-hypnosis is one of the most effective ways to modify how you think, feel and act. Many people use self-hypnosis to help deal with the problems of everyday living as it boosts confidence and can help to develop new skills. The process works brilliantly as a stress and anxiety reliever, and can also be used to help overcome habits such as smoking and overeating. Athletes can enhance their performance with self-hypnosis, and those suffering from physical pain or stress-related illnesses can find relief on many levels.
It’s a sad fact that most people are more aware of the misconceptions around hypnosis than they are of the facts about this powerful process. These myths cause people to fear that while in trance, the hypnotist would have control over them and make them reveal secrets or brainwash them into doing things against their will.
Nothing could be further from the truth!!!
In fact, most hypnotists will tell you that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.
What this means is that a subject can only be led into trance if they are a willing participant.
Hypnosis is actually a VERY empowering process as it can be useful in tapping into the incredible power of the subconscious mind.
The state of hypnosis can best be described as a state of highly focused attention with heightened suggestibility – learn more here. Hypnosis is sometimes but not always accompanied by relaxation. When a person such as a therapist induces hypnosis in another it is called hetero hypnosis, often referred to as hypnotherapy. When hypnosis is self-induced it is called autohypnosis and is often referred to as self-hypnosis.
Try Self-Hypnosis On Your Own
Here is a quick technique you can use to go into a light state of hypnosis so you can experience how natural it is to get into the trance state:
Sit it in a comfortable chair with your legs and feet uncrossed.
Avoid having a meal just before so you don’t feel bloated or uncomfortable. Unless you wish to nod off, sit in a chair, as lying down will likely induce sleep. You may also wish to loosen tight clothing and take off your shoes. If you wear contact lenses, it is advisable to remove them. Keep your legs and feet uncrossed.
Look up at the ceiling and take in a deep breath.
Without too much effort pick a point on the wall or ceiling and fix your gaze on that point. While you keep your eyes fixed on that point take in a deep breath and hold it for a moment and then breathe out. Silently repeat the suggestion “I feel safe, I feel relaxed, I feel in control …. I am safe, I am relaxed, I am in control”.
Repeat this to yourself a couple of times and, if your eyes have not already done so, let them close and relax in a normal closed position. It is important when saying the suggestion that you say it to yourself as if you mean it, for example in a gentle, soothing but convincing manner.
Let your body relax.
Imagine you are like a marionette, and someone just cut the strings cause all your muscles to go limp. Then slowly and with intention count down silently from five to zero. Tell yourself that with each and every count you’re becoming more and more relaxed. Stay in this relaxed state for a number of minutes and keep your focus on your breathing. Notice the rising and falling of your diaphragm and chest. Be aware how relaxed your body is becoming without you even having to try and relax it. In fact, the less you try, the more relaxed you become.
When ready, come back to the room by counting up from one to five.
Tell yourself that you are becoming aware of your surroundings and at the count of five you will open your eyes. Count up from one to five in a lively, energetic manner. At the count of five, open your eyes and stretch your arms and legs.
If you repeat this technique three or four times you’ll notice how each time you reach a deeper level of relaxation. However, if you find you do not relax as much as you would like, do not force it. There is a learning curve involved so resolve to practice self-hypnosis on a regular basis.
Some people feel a little spaced out or drowsy after they come out of the trance state. This is similar to awaking from an afternoon nap and passes after a few moments. However, do not drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake.