Hypnotism is an art form that uses the power of positive suggestions and mental imagery to change someone’s state of consciousness.
Later, hypnotism was refined into hypnotherapy, and it became a powerful tool used by millions of people. Today hypnosis has helped many with anxiety, stress, addiction, weight loss, and depression, just to name a few examples.
But what can be achieved in a clinical office setting with a Hypnotherapist can be done by you at home.
This is self-hypnosis.
Self-hypnosis is a technique of using the power of your own mind to achieve goals, overcome destructive habits, and improve your quality of life overall.
Hypnotizing yourself to achieve goals and install healthy habits is key to a happy, healthy self.
We begin and end with the subconscious mind
The subconscious mind is an integral component of our daily lives.
Much of our day-to-day actions are under the control of the subconscious mind. It is constantly at work, taking in information from all around us, sifting through it, and making decisions based on certain factors driving its agenda.
But what if its agenda and your agenda are in conflict? When this happens, it’s time to do some mental programming. Through time and history, people have known that thoughts are things.
New age writers and philosophers have popularized this concept in recent years. But you don’t need to conduct an in-depth study in metaphysics to learn how to function on the subconscious level.
This is where knowing a self-hypnosis technique can come to your aid.
Because self-hypnosis is an excellent way to develop the ability to attune with the subconscious mind. Self-hypnotic methods can help you release the subconscious mind from thought patterns that do not benefit you or your life.
The point of achieving a trance-like state is to connect with your subconscious and, if needed, your unconscious mind.
And you don’t need to master self-hypnosis to do this. The practice just needs to be incorporated into your daily life. If you can do it a couple of times a day in a quiet environment, you will see and feel the benefits.
First, your mood will improve then that feeling will spill out into other parts of your life.
Keep in mind that these Self-Hypnosis sessions are all about working on your mental health, which will improve your mindset health.
And since thoughts affect and control your outer world, it only makes sense to focus on the subconscious.
Post-hypnotic suggestions are effective tools
Hypnotic suggestions are the active ingredient to make changes once you’re on the subconscious level.
The benefits of hypnosis can be
Without the suggestion part, the hypnotic induction and all the relaxation techniques take on characteristics close to Meditation.
In fact, on this website, we consider hypnosis and meditation pretty much the same thing or different rooms in the same house if you prefer.
And if you want to know more about the meditative side of hypnosis, including a progressive muscle relaxation exercise you can try, check out this other article on my site.
Self-hypnosis on its own is a helpful tool. I would even call it Westernize Mindfulness. But what we’re after here is the hypnotherapy bit.
And for that, you are going to need to use some hypnotic suggestions.
Suggestions break down into two versions
- Positive suggestions during hypnosis.
- Post-hypnotic suggestions for after the session.
Both hypnotic suggestions happen while you are in a trance-like state. But the post-hypnotic version lies dormant inside your mind until needed.
But what are Post-hypnotic suggestions?
A post-hypnotic suggestion is a tool of hypnotism that’s invoked as a response to a verbal or nonverbal trigger.
The trigger could be voluntary, as in you creating and firing off a trigger for Instant Self-Hypnosis.
Or it could be involuntary. Like, installing a trigger that makes you want to vomit every time you think about smoking a cigarette.
What’s great about this is you can set up automatic triggers like an Artificial intelligence neural net inside your mind.
It can automatically respond, guide, warn, and even optimize you and your mind in real-time.
And in many cases, the trigger that activates the post-hypnotic suggestion won’t be consciously recognized as something that is causing you to behave in a specific way.
As we said before, this is all automatic.
Hypnotherapy isn’t necessary; the Emile Coue Method works just as well
He is credited with introducing a method of psychotherapy and healing based on deliberate and positive autosuggestions.
There’s much written about the man, but it’s his use of autosuggestion that we care about. Because he was able to demonstrate that you can take words and craft them into spells.
His famous mantra “Every single day in every respect, I’m getting better and better.” Has helped millions of people and what’s interesting is that the majority of these people had no self-hypnosis training whatsoever.
No doubt, they felt a sense of calm and relaxation that put them into a trance-like state, but that wasn’t their aim.
In fact, when Coue started out, it was common practice to put patients asleep before you tried using any suggestions at all.
But after he encountered resistance from clients who felt fear at going to sleep with him speaking over them. So Coue decided to work with his patients while they were awake.
Of course, many of them went into a trance anyway; still, the fact remains that this process works awake or asleep. You can even use your own audio recordings and make 15-minute mantras you can play again and again.
The opportunities are unlimited.
Doing self-hypnosis training at home
Now that you have an idea of the effectiveness of hypnosis and that you can use it on your own, where do you begin?
You begin with learning self-hypnosis, and then you practice going in and out of trance states until you’re sure that you know what that state feels like. Then you can add in suggestions and record hypnosis scripts for yourself and so on.
The reason I emphasize practicing Self-hypnosis without suggestions and scripts at first is so you can become accustomed to your own natural alternative states of consciousness.
Hypnosis and trance are natural albeit not typically used states of consciousness. And for your suggestions to work almost seamlessly, it helps if you are familiar with the state.
When working with a hypnotherapist, it doesn’t matter because they are your guide during the experience. But even then, a hypnotherapist will only go so deep with you in the first and or second visits.
Trance-work is like any other kind of learned skill. The more you do it, the better it gets. With hypnotic training, there’s not much work to do. Because in reality, all you’re doing is developing a more in-depth relationship with your subconscious and unconscious minds.
Once trance feels normal, then move on to mental programming.
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Because I promise you that if you take the time to learn and use self-hypnosis, the rest of your life will thank you.