Your instructions for free Self-Hypnosis online. Self-hypnosis is the art and science of going into an altered state at will. It is really the art of meditation.
Anybody can be hypnotized if they want to be hypnotized. Learning how to do Self-Hypnosis is easy.
Hypnosis is a great tool that we should use to access our own unconscious mind and utilize all of our creative abilities. Our mind is probably our greatest tool in the game of life. Hypnosis and meditation are powerful keys to unlocking the full potential of our mind.
While all hypnosis is really self-hypnosis, the term “self-hypnosis” is often used to perform hypnosis without outside assistance. The term “hypnosis” is usually used to describe assisting another person, the subject, to go into a hypnotic trance.
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In order to learn how to do self-hypnosis we first need to understand some basics. The hypnotic state is given many names. It is referred to as trance state, altered state of consciousness or meditative state just to name a few.
The word altered simply means changed. The baseline for states of consciousness is the normal waking state. An easy way to measure whether someone is in an altered state of consciousness is to measure their brainwave frequencies. In an altered state the brainwave frequencies will be slowed down.
In a hypnotic trance we are more relaxed than in the normal waking state. We are more relaxed both mentally and physically. Going into an altered state is quite natural. You do it every day. Every night when you go to sleep you enter an altered state of consciousness. You actually travel through several levels of relaxation during the average night’s sleep.
You can also access different levels of relaxation during hypnosis. When you are hypnotized you can be in a light trance, a medium trance or a deep trance. There are various ways to assess the level of trance. For now it is sufficient to know that most of the benefits of hypnosis can be obtained from just a light trance state.
In a light trance state you will be able to hear everything that is happening just as if you are awake. You may miss a word or two that the hypnotist says but that isn’t important since the focus of the hypnotist is on communicating with your unconscious mind.
Day dreaming is another common occurrence of natural trance states. Most people will day dream several times a day, often without realizing it. The day dream may last just a few minutes or it could go on for hours. It all depends on the type of activities we engage in. When we do a lot of monotonous work our mind gets bored and starts to wander.
The unconscious mind takes over. You can think of your unconscious mind as your automation system. It is designed to handle most of the work we perform on a daily basis. Amongst other things it looks after our internal bodily functions. The unconscious mind also stores and organizes our memories.
Once you have learned a skill the unconscious mind can repeat it, just like a computer. If the skill has been learned well you will execute it well. If your learning has been flawed then those flaws will keep rearing their ugly head until they are corrected. While the unconscious mind is a great work horse, learning requires a degree of conscious intervention.
Ok so now you a little bit more about hypnosis and the mind. You also know that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Another way to describe hypnosis is guided meditation. The hypnotist guides the subject into the meditative state. It is time to learn how to do self-hypnosis.
Since we are here to learn how to do self-hypnosis the hypnotist will either be you via a pre-recorded audio track or you may use a self-hypnosis recording from a professional hypnotist. For your first experience o self-hypnosis I suggest purchasing a professional self-hypnosis CD so you can experience the hypnotic state before working on your own self induction.
Hypnosis can be broken down into five main steps. The first step is to build rapport with the client. The next step is the induction. The third is deepening the trance state. The fourth step is to provide (positive) hypnotic suggestions. The fifth and last step is to awaken the subject back to a normal waking state.
Let’s take a closer look at each step. First we need to build rapport with the subject. In other words we need to gain their trust. It is very difficult if not impossible to hypnotize somebody that doesn’t trust you. Remember that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The hypnotist provides suggestions, verbal or non-verbal. It is then up to the client to accept or reject those suggestions. Accepting the hypnotist’s suggestions will lead the client into trance.
So the first step is vital. Make sure that you have gained the trust of your subject before you start the induction. I highly recommend addressing any concerns or misconceptions the subject has before starting the actual induction. Of course, with practice, the pre-talk becomes a powerful induction in itself.
Since you are the hypnotist in self-hypnosis you are ahead of the game. I am assuming of course that you trust yourself. However, you still need to address any concerns or misconceptions you may have about hypnosis before you start. This website will help by providing you the necessary resources that will dispel any myths you may believe about hypnosis.
Once rapport has been established it is time to start the induction. This is what most lay people would consider the start of the hypnosis. Any good hypnotist knows that the hypnosis process started the second the hypnotist and subject met. If sufficient trust has been established with the subject then the induction will be quick and easy. On the other hand if there is a lack of trust then the induction can be slow and cumbersome.
During the induction the hypnotist will give the subject suggestions for relaxing. An example is, “You are drifting into a deeper state of relaxation with every breath that you take”. Most of the time the suggestions will be verbal although non-verbal inductions also exist.
Before the induction starts make sure you either sit or lie in a comfortable position and make sure you won’t be disturbed for the duration of the session. Turn off your phone and advise friends and family that you don’t want to be disturbed for the next hour.
The hypnotist will watch the subject closely and look for signs that the client has entered a trance state. The induction will then flow into the deepening stage where the client is guided to the appropriate level of relaxation. Depending on the purpose of the hypnosis session different levels of trance are most beneficial.
In self-hypnosis you are the hypnotist so you need to look for signs of relaxation. Having used a professional self-hypnosis CD allows to have an understanding of what the hypnotic state feels like. Of course every session will be somewhat different.
Once the hypnotist has guided the subject into the appropriate trance state he is able to interact with the unconscious mind of the subject. This may simply involve giving the unconscious mind positive suggestions or it may involve working with the unconscious mind to resolve a limiting belief or other problem that the subject would like to have resolved.
If you record your own self-hypnosis audio track simply insert the appropriate positive suggestions at this point.
After the therapeutic part of the hypnosis session has been completed the client is guided back to a fully conscious state. The general guideline is that the client should be awakened at the same speed that he was induced. If the hypnotic induction was quick then the awakening can be quick. If the induction was slow then it is best to awaken the client slowly.
It is important to make sure that you are fully conscious upon awakening, especially if you are about to drive a car. A glass of water is a good way to ground yourself and return to a fully conscious state.