How Long Does it Take to Learn Self-Hypnosis?


Hypnosis is a fantastic tool to help you improve in so many areas of your life. It can help you sleep better, increase your productivity, relieve stress, and improve personal relationships.

Hypnotizing yourself is also easy and takes only a few minutes to do once you learn how. You don’t need to take overpriced classes or even visit a hypnotherapist. You can do it all from home in a short amount of time.

How short?

On average it takes about 45 minutes to learn most self-hypnosis techniques.

In the first 15 minutes, you are born into a deep state of relaxation so you can feel what hypnosis is like. Then you are given a self-hypnosis induction and a hypnotic trigger to return to that state on your own.

That’s pretty much the technical side of the operation.

From here, you’ll use these techniques to better your ability to go into hypnosis, making it as practical and valuable in your daily life as possible.

Learning how to hypnotize yourself is easy and straightforward to do. Still, it can take a few sessions before you feel really comfortable with the method you learned.

And you have to practice regularly to master your method.

Can I really learn hypnosis on my own?

You can learn hypnosis by yourself with the proper instructions and just enough effort to keep up the practice. 

Here is a Self-hypnotic method you can do right now 

  1. Lie down on a bed or on the couch and allow yourself to relax with a few deep breaths.
  2. Now, close your eyes and think of a relaxing place. It doesn’t have to be somewhere exotic, it could be a park you like to visit, it doesn’t matter where.  
  3. Now, when you’re in that relaxing place, do something to deepen your relaxation. If you’re at that park, you could find a bench, take a seat and enjoy the scenery.
  4. As you are enjoying this wonderful day in your imagination, press the thumb and index finger of your non-dominant hand and say to yourself: Remember remember remember (3 times)
  5. Keep on enjoying that relaxed feeling for at least another 30 seconds or as long as you like. But when you are ready, come back to everyday waking reality, take your DOMINANT hand and snap your fingers right by your ear lobe. 

When you want to put yourself back into that state, sit or lie down, press you take a deep breath. 

(Keep your eyes open) 

And press the thumb and index finger of your non-dominant hand while saying to yourself. 

“Remember, remember, remember” 

On the third, “remember,” close your eyes and release your breath. You will then feel yourself slow right down. That’s the trance.  

And when you’re ready to come back to the waking world, take your dominant hand and snap your fingers right up against your ear, open your eyes and continue on with your day.

This is a self-hypnosis method that, if taken seriously, can be turned into a lifelong skill. But you must practice this method daily. 

But how does this all work?

It’s all about remembering. 

When you think of an event or a person, your brain stores it in its memory. Suppose you want to remember something, in particular. In that case, you need to link that item to something else that already has a memory attached to it. 

So what you did was manufacture a strong feeling of relaxation. Then you went further into your imagination which leads to dissociation. 

Relaxation + Dissociation =  Hypnosis

Then you anchored the feeling by rubbing the thumb and index finger of your non-dominant hand together and installed a trigger with the “3 Remembers). 

Any time you repeat that process, you will reinforce the trance state. And if you practice 2 minutes a day every day, that skill will get stronger and stronger until you hit a temporary plateau. 

You’ll know when you’re there because it will start to feel “normal” or like you are getting used to it. 

When this happens, be it hypnosis or meditation, most people react by trying to blow past that plateau as quickly as they can.

However, this is a mistake since your plateau is an excellent location for mind programming. Once a skill becomes a natural part of your being, it can be put to other uses. 

What else can you do with hypnosis now that you know how to do it yourself?

There are a lot of different directions you can take your newly developed skill.

For instance, you could start by buying good hypnosis scripts and recording your own induction. This is a good idea if you are comfortable recording and listening to your own voice.

If you’re willing to give it a try, you will find that you are your own best hypnotist.

The power of your own voice to hypnotize yourself will amaze you.

My Quote

Not to mention that there are hundreds of hypnotic scripts out here on the internet for you to pick from.

And here’s my favorite place with over 1300 of them.

Or you could use a string of mental affirmations like a mantra for 10 to 15 minutes 2 to 3 times a day. I got this practice from the work of author and New Thought minister, Joesph Murphy’.

Joseph Murphy wrote over 30 books, and all told the same truth. 

Your subconscious can bend reality to your will if you are willing to be persistent.

You now can tap into your subconscious directly. So why don’t you try it? You can use this method to achieve almost any goal you are willing to work on.

Get your affirmations ready. 

Remember, it can be a phrase, a word repeated, or even a remembered statement. As long as you can get that idea into your subconscious without conflict, it will work for you. 

If you’re stuck for an affirmation, use this one from Dr. Murphy.

It is my right to be wealthy, happy, and prosperous. Money flows to me freely, copiously, and endlessly. I am forever conscious of my true worth. I give of my talents freely, and I am wonderfully blessed financially. It is beautiful!” 

Dr. Murphy

Technique in three Steps

  1. Use the 3 Remembers to re-access your hypnotic state 
  2. Set your timer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Then dive into your affirmation and feel what you feel if it were true.

Now repeat this process 2 to 3 times a day for at least 60 days, and then watch your world shift. 

Can I learn hypnosis online?

What if the method you tried above doesnt work for you, or you just want to try something else? 

There is more than one way to learn, and you would be wise to explore other options.  But for now, use this exercise, and within an hour, you will be in a state of self-hypnosis.  

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