Can you really use hypnosis to make yourself smarter? Well, it absolutely works for me.
18 years in the IT field and rapidly understanding new technology (like cloud computing coding etc…) has kept me employed over the years and increased my income considerably.
And Self-hypnosis has been the secret sauce I’ve used for over 10 years now.
You can use altered states like hypnosis to accelerate your learning and improve your overall intelligence. And it can be a simple process of breath-work, relaxation, and then an activating trigger like music to get you into a mental flow.
This is more than memory tricks to cram pass tests.
Memory tricks are good tricks to know, especially if you test and quiz a lot for work or school. But we’re going to dig deeper into how this all works.
And I’m sure you know by now that you will not become a super genius overnight.
However, if you want to learn a new skill, go back to school, or master skills you already have, hypnosis can help you. Because hypnosis and self-hypnosis improve your intelligence as well as your beliefs about your ability to learn.
Positive beliefs and expectations reinforce your inner mind’s ability to help you find and use the right neurological pathways and combinations to help you think better.
And before you start wondering how complicated this process is going to be, let me assure you that what we’re talking about is all subconscious learning. But you need to know how to get to your inner mind.
And the easiest way to get this internal process going is with hypnosis.
A better view of the Two Brain Model
I’m sure you heard the term left Brain right Brain, but if you haven’t, here’s the short version.
The idea is that people can be either left or right-brained. Which means that one side of their brain is dominant instead of the other.
So if you’re very analytical in your thinking, people will say you are left-brained. But if you are more artistic, they will tell you’re Right-brained.
This is all supposed because the brain has two distinct hemispheres that function differently. This first came to light in the 1960s, thanks to the research of psychobiologist Roger W. Sperry.
The left brain, sometimes called the digital brain is more verbal and analytical than its right side counterpart. So it’s better at things like reading, writing, mathematics, and logic.
The right brain also called the analog brain, is, by comparison, more visual and intuitive. It has a more creative way of thinking.
Initially, we assumed each hemisphere worked independently; now, we know that the relationship is more complementary. In other words, they work together.
So you don’t use only one side of your brain at a time. It’s more like a dance where one can lead and then the other and back and forth.
So when you’re talking and using language, your left brain may be in the lead position. Still, your right brain is helping you understand the context and tenor of the conversation.
When your left brain is handling math, your right brain is helping with comparisons and estimates. So the mainstream understanding of the left and right brain functions as separate entities is incorrect.
And yet, the fact remains that there are two hemispheres of your brain that are different from each other and have different functions and talents.
Some functions over others will vary from person to person, but we can think of your brain as a continuous dance
Moving down your body, you come to two other brain activity centers that hardly get the attention they deserve. Yet, these two play critical roles in how effective your thinking can be.
These key roles are your heart and your solar plexus.
The importance of Heart-Brain Coherence
The effects of heart activity on brain functionality have been researched and documented for over 50 years. The conclusion is that the heart talks more to the brain than most think.
In fact, most people think it’s just the brain that sends signals to the heart when in reality, it is more of a two-way conversation.
Another fact to remember is that the heart’s signals do have a notable effect on your brain. This impacts your emotional processes as well as your higher cognitive capabilities.
So we’re talking about your attention, your perception, your memory, and even problem-solving abilities.
Leading the field in actionable research, the Heartmath Institute has developed coherence techniques that help align the heart and mind.
I’m a fan of their work, but this is not an article on HeartMath.
But I mention them here to understand the significance of the connection between your heart and your brain. Well, touch on coherence again further down but for now, let’s move on to the solar plexus.
The Brain in Your Stomach
We’ve all had gut feelings and made choices based on them. Or you’ve felt the so-called butterflies in your stomach when nervous or excited.
During those times, you are most likely getting messages from your “Second Brain.”
Inside the walls of your digestive system, your gut is lined with over 100 million nerve cells. It is a brain on its own.
And just like your heart, your gut talks to and with the brain in your skull.
Except, in this case, your stomach has its own section of the nervous system called The Enteric Nervous System.
This network of nerves, neurons, and neurotransmitters runs along your entire digestive tract.
Your 2nd brain, just like your heart, is in constant communication with the brain in your head.
But unfortunately, there are no set of techniques for quick coherence for your stomach because your digestive system is more than a few organs. It’s an entire ecosystem.
But this is where hypnosis and self-hypnosis can shine.
So now you have a better understanding of the three parts that control how and how well you think.
We can now focus on the tools you will use to bring all three parts into better alignment and tap into your inner genius.
Your Subconscious Mind is Your Inner Intelligence
The Subconscious mind has been talked and written about to the point of mental numbness. So let’s put the labels to one side and just take inventory of what you have.
Inside your mind is an inner intelligence and power that, on the one hand, empowers all three parts of your physical thinking here on Earth.
On the other hand, has access to just about anything you want to know and can solve almost any problem you can think of.
And as an added bonus, this inner mind is the direct pathway to an expanded consciousness whose power and intelligence towers over your inner mind’s abilities like you standing over an ant
This all makes sense when you are following intelligence back to its source. Still, you don’t need to contact divinity just to become more intelligent.
How the hypnotic process works
Whenever you go into “hypnosis,” your conscious mind detaches from waking life. This opens up a doorway into your inner mind where all your experiences and memory are stored.
No matter how you take in information, we learn it at the subconscious level, where it’s stored for the duration of this incarnation.
The subconscious or the inner mind is unlimited. It can contain all knowledge from every life you will have and could live, including all that could be learned from these lifetimes.
So while relaxing in hypnosis, the subconscious takes over and gives you access to that part of yourself that absorbs and remembers everything.
From here you can do 1 of 3 things.
- While in a relaxed state, ask a question about an issue that needs some resolution.
- And then wait for an answer to develop. Give yourself positive suggestions to increase your intelligence overall. This is where you see your Brain, Heart, and Solar plexus getting better and better.
- Read/study/ practice while in a mild trance state.
Or you can do all three. Just remember that however, you decided to practice that you will need repetition to take full advantage. Your inner mind has so much information ready and waiting for you that it would take lifetimes to exhaust its storehouse of knowledge.
All you need to know are the few best practices to reach your inner mind. First among these few skills are focus concentration.
Concentration is also the main ingredient you need to improve your intelligence.
What you focus on increases in both thought and experience, which increases your ability to concentrate in general.
So just by using your ability to focus, you are strengthening and improving your thinking.
This isn’t hard to do as long as we do it while in hypnosis.
Hypnosis Can Help You Focus Better
How does hypnosis impact the brain? A 2016 Stanford University study describes how areas of the brain are affected by hypnosis.
After scanning the brains of 57 people during guided hypnosis sessions, what they found was groundbreaking.
According to their study, you have three areas of your brain that change during hypnosis.
There’s a decrease in dorsal anterior cingulate activity. Second, there’s an increase in connections between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the Insula.
Lastly, connections are reduced between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the medial prefrontal cortex.
|Decrease in dorsal anterior cingulate activity.||This is part of the brain’s network that’s responsible for psychological functions and regulating emotions. This is where decision-making and evaluation happens.|
|Increase connection between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the Insula.||The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex works with executive functions like memory and self-control. It plays a crucial role in perceptions, emotions, and autonomic control. It helps the brain process and controls the body. This is described as the “brain-body connection” by the researchers of the study.|
|Connections reduced between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the medial prefrontal cortex.||The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex loses some connection to the medial prefrontal cortex and the posterior cingulate cortex. Both cortices are associated with neural activity and cognitive tasks.|
The decrease likely correlates with the disconnect between someone’s actions and their awareness of their actions. This leads us to conclude that a state of total rest (not sleep) helps bring on complete concentration.
About The Human Memory
The human memory works in three steps.
The acquisition is easy enough to understand it’s how we receive information.
But how well you’re able to recall information often depends on how well you acquired and then retained the information.
So for memory to work close to the ideal, you need ideal situations. But what about when situations are not so perfect?
What if you’re bored or sleepy, or some other distraction is happening when acquiring new information? How can you hope to recall nevermind using this new information?
Again this is where hypnosis and self-hypnosis can come to your aid. The reason you have trouble remembering is that you’re distracted.
When your brain is full of all the bustle of the day, you will not be able to focus on a particular detail of information you need.
Have you ever wondered why you find something when you’re in a relaxed, non-distracted mood?
That’s because you can focus while relaxed. The process works almost every time. And you can create this state with hypnosis.
Because when you can access the depths of your mind at will, you will be able to better recall memories stored in your mind.
The best way to get to that state of profound relaxation that does not slide off into sleep and allows you access to your inner mind all at the same time is with hypnosis.
Using Self-Hypnosis To Accelerate Intelligence
Did you know that Albert Einstein used self-hypnosis every afternoon?
Whether he came up with his E=MC2 during a hypnosis session is only a rumor, but even so, in the light of his use of Self-hypnosis, his famous quote makes more sense than ever before
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand. At the same time, imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”Albert Einstein
Imagination and hypnosis go hand in hand. The secret ingredient of hypnosis and intelligence is the state of relaxation it induces.
If you’re relaxed, you can think, gather thoughts, and process thoughts more clearly and efficiently.
The good news is that you do not have to be in a deep state of hypnosis to utilize its benefits. A mild hypnotic state will do just fine.
That way, you can still study and read. However, you must never drive or handle heavy machinery while in any hypnotic state.
The preparatory phase before using self-hypnosis You are going to use self-hypnosis to create a dynamic learning environment.
And in that state, advance and accelerate your thinking. So you’re going to learn while engaging in self-hypnosis at the same time.
Yes, you can hypnotize yourself with your eyes open and effectively learn whatever it is you want. Then bring yourself out of hypnosis and review your content you are learning.
You will be astounded at how effectively you’re able to recall what you are learning. You will also be equally amazed at the deeper insight you will seem to all of sudden possess.
But before you begin, some self-preparation is needed.
First, you need a reason why you are studying this information.
Because knowing the why equals the desire. Remember, Your Subconscious doesn’t need to learn anything. What you are doing, in reality, is just activating understanding that is already there.
And you do that by giving it a reason that is your desire and let it act like a heat-seeking missile.
How Deep do You Want to go Into The Subject You’re Learning?
If you just want to increase your thinking capacity, that’s one path. If you want to learn about a subject to pass a test or some kind of certification, that’s a deeper path.
And if you want to master a skill. Hypnosis can be your supercharger that you can use every day. But we all know that True Mastery is a lifetime pursuit.
What Learning Medium Will You be Using?
Will you be reading the material, listening to an audiobook, watching videos, or interacting with the material you want to learn? Be aware of this, think about your strategy, and use hypnosis as your aid.
Self-hypnosis works great all around, but you may want to include some binaural beat music in the 40 Hz range if you read.
Now that you’re prepared to make and use this new learning environment let’s take a look at how you would set things up.
Self-hypnosis Protocol For Accelerated Learning
Phase One: Induce self- hypnosis.
It’s completely free. They don’t try to upsell you. Before I became certified in hypnosis, hypnosis downloads were my first stop when I needed some DIY personal development.
And in some cases, they still are. So start with them and once you have induced hypnosis, move on to the next step.
Phase Two: Go deeper into the deepener.
Now you are going to use a progressive relaxation process because you learn better when relaxed.
You can use a simple body scan exercise with deep breathing that should take you even deeper into your inner mind.
You want to spread relaxation into various parts of your body. You can use internal dialogue and simply tell yourself that each part of your body is relaxing.
You can say something like, “my toes are relaxing deeper, and now my ankles, and now my legs are relaxing,” and so on. I know it sounds almost too simple, but it works.
And since we’re on the subject of using your imagination, you can also picture warming sensations and spread that feeling through your muscles while imagining a relaxing color like deep blue.
Or you can focus your attention on the part of the body that feels tense and repeat the word “soften” until you feel the tension ease.
Ideally, you can use a combination of methods for basking in the relaxation you created.
Enjoy yourself but remember you’re here for a purpose. You may want to remind yourself that your mind is to stay focused and alert even though your body is enjoying deep relaxation.
Phase Three: Positive reinforcements
You have to have conviction and belief in your ability to learn. So here you will use a few affirmations before you go any further.
You want to create an inner mindset that’s positive for learning. Don’t try to sound like a hypnotist but use your own way of speaking.
Make sure you phrase them in the present tense. Make sure they are simple to say and remember.
And make sure you repeat them over and over with a felt sense of belief for at least one minute.
Here are a few examples, but feel free to come up with your own.
- I will learn effectively today.
- I remember and recall all of the information.
- I absorb information naturally.
- I understand more every day.
- I am a natural learner.
- Studying is easy for me.
- I’m a super learner.
Next Step: Open your eyes and learn.
Say to yourself when I open my eyes, I will remain deeply hypnotized and receptive to new learnings. Now open your eyes and begin to use this new state you just developed.
As you’re reading or watching or listening or however you are acquiring your information. Take a moment every now and again to imagine your brain absorbing the material.
Over time this has the effect of making the material more readily available to you.
Repetition of sessions like this will continue to reinforce the beliefs from earlier sessions and strengthen your ability to think more deeply.
When you’re ready to end your learning time move on to the next step.
Quick Review with your short-term memory
Close your eyes, breathe slowly and allow yourself to relax again.
Go over the information you have learned inside your mind as much as you can for the next 90 seconds.
You may want to see all the information swirling above your head before it finally pours into your brain.
Then lastly, end your hypnosis session.
Getting better by making a habit of Self-Hypnosis
The process I just described above is simple but effective. I know people who have made entire courses on accelerated learning (some of them are pretty good, too).
Still, in practice, it’s best to keep it as simple as possible. The reason you keep it simple is that it takes repetition to see profound benefits from your efforts.
You don’t need years of repetition, but a few weeks is a great start. Remember, part of what you will be doing involves making new neural pathways in your brain.
This isn’t let’s make-believe you’re more innovative, but you are actually becoming more intelligent.
So the more you practice, the better you will become.
Later on, you will notice that you now have an intuitive feel for what you’re studying beyond just intellect.
That’s when people start calling you a natural at (whatever it is) you’re doing.
A few helpful mind hacks.
If you’re looking for better mental performance overall and not sure where to start or you want more options, take a look below.
Here are three Inner mind training paths from hypnosis downloads that help you think better, become more creative, and gain total focus.
Take one or all three paths you can’t go wrong.
Just remember your mind’s potential is unlimited, and your brain is very plastic; you can almost change it at will. So the only limit on your intelligence is the limit you put on it.
Does hypnosis rewire the brain?
Your brain’s ability to rearrange itself while learning is called neuroplasticity. Using self-hypnosis to work with your brain, you can rewire it for better physical, mental and emotional wellness.
If you consider it one way, you are already rewiring your brain every day. Still, with hypnosis, you are doing it better and with a chosen purpose.
How does hypnosis help you study?
Hypnosis helps you stay calm and relaxed, and focused. This alone will enable more efficient use of your study time.
Not to mention you increase your ability to concentrate on whatever it is you’re listening to, reading, or watching.
You won’t get distracted while studying, and if someone does pull your attention away, you can snap right back to what you were doing.
It will increase your confidence to learn, and you will remember more of what you have studied.
Brain, imagination, and beliefs; what do they have in common?
Simply put, they work together to create your version of reality.
No kidding, your personal reality is as individual as a fingerprint. But it’s also as natural as Earth under your feet.
We all have our own. Your personal reality intermingles with everyone else’s subjective reality, and life on Earth is experienced as real life.
Your imagination, however, is the active agent of the three. In other words, it sparks the other two parts: your brain and beliefs into action.
When you use your imagination to positively help yourself or another, your brain releases chemicals making you feel happy and content more often.
So be observant of what you think is true because it will become true for you.