Self Hypnosis Can Help YOU Change
Self hypnosis is a great way to enhance the effectiveness of the techniques on this site. It's a skill well worth learning and has many benefits. You can really take control of your mind to build confidence and make the changes you want. The pleasant, relaxing experience also helps you to de-stress and increases feelings of wellbeing.
So what is hypnosis? It's an altered state of consciousness that you allow yourself to enter. It involves creating a deep state of relaxation and focussed concentration in which you become more receptive to suggestion. Any suggestions you make while you are in this state are more readily absorbed by your unconscious mind.
There are four stages you'll go through during each session:
These stages form the framework by which you deliver your important message for change to your deepest self. Whether you want to deal with anxiety or build confidence, the method is the same in outline, although the suggestions may differ.
Suggestions that embody the changes you wish to make are presented in the form of words and imagery. An image or mental picture includes sounds, touch and feel, as well as what you see, so it does not matter if you are not a particularly visual person.
You will need to plan each stage before you use self hypnosis for the first time. Otherwise you'll be thinking about what to do while you are in the session, which will prevent you entering the altered state you are aiming for. Click on the links above to study each of the stages in detail. Then take a look at the example I give of a
A Common concern
Some people worry that they will not be able to come back at the end of the session. You retain control throughout and will always be able to come back to your normal everyday state. If you were very tired and fell asleep during a session, you would wake up in the normal way.
Read all About It!
If you would like to learn more about the use of hypnosis, I can recommend this excellent book: Hypnosis For Change by Josie Hadley and Carol Staudacher. It addresses a number of problems such as anxiety, stress and low self-esteem, and includes detailed scripts for every stage of the process.
This completes the introduction to self hypnosis. Click on the links below and you'll learn all you need to know to successfully conduct your own session.
Develop Your Relaxation Technique, Feel the Bliss...
Three Simple Ways to Induce Hypnosis
The Art of Hypnotic Suggestion
A Model Self Hypnosis Session
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