Hypnosis deals with the subconscious mind more than many other therapeutic techniques. The subconscious is like a video camera that captures everything you ever felt, saw, heard, or experienced. It never sleeps and it remembers everything.
Hypnosis transforms negative program patterns that are picked up from different experiences and translated into negative habits by the subconscious mind and transforms them into positive ones. The point is to get to the root cause of the pain, to review (not relive) past memories that are causing you issues in the present. It is necessary to process such emotions, after all “You can’t heal what you don’t feel”.
Self-hypnosis is an option for those that are still on the fence a little bit, or that might have some unresolved fear around hypnotists. The truth is, you can’t be made to do anything that you’re not willing to do. Those people you see up on stage clucking like a chicken, they are usually the ones that love the spotlight, the ones surrounded by people at parties, so they get up on stage and cluck like a chicken when they’re told because they actually want to.
No hypnotist, no matter how gifted, can make you do something you’re not comfortable doing, but often people still have these fears, so self-hypnosis would be a great way to dip your toes in the water so to speak.
The most well-known type of self-hypnosis is autogenic training or a method of focused self-relaxation. It was created by J.H. Schultz and L. M. Le Cron, and made him known throughout the world with his book Autohypnosis and Its Application in Everyday Life.
Self-hypnosis brings you to a naturally hypnotized state of mind, in which you can solve most of your problems.
During hypnosis, you enter deep relaxation, where you are relaxed both mentally and physically. In such a naturally relaxed state, your body goes through specific physiological changes, the pulse slows down, and blood pressure lowers.
Self hypnosis stimulates the production of serotonin, and the level of cortisol (stress hormone) decreases. With the daily application of self hypnosis, your stress level naturally decreases, and the effect is long-term.
How to perform self hypnosis
Find a quiet location where you won’t be disturbed and sit in a comfortable chair or couch.
Relax your mind and body
Close your eyes, feel peace and comfort, and open the door to the subconscious.
Breathe slowly and deeply.
Give your subconscious the necessary and desired suggestions.
Repeat the suggestion of peace and a sense of comfort
Wake up from hypnosis. Give yourself some time before you open your eyes.
One of the best forms of self hypnosis is autosuggestion. It may sound unrealistic to you to repeat an affirmative sentence like - my back pain disappears every time I take a deep breath. But if you do it every day, in a state of relaxation, your subconscious will receive a message. After doing this for a number of days, your mind starts to realise that this is your new behaviour, and like any behaviour, these thoughts become your new habit.
Think of every life situation as a program of the subconscious. For most people, these programs are formed spontaneously, without any control or influence. However, if you are persistent and repeat the same positive, affirmative, or motivational statement to yourself every day, the subconscious will eventually give way and change the program.
Self hypnosis as a magnificent self-help method
Self hypnosis helps with quitting smoking.
It helps with insomnia.
Self hypnosis leads to health and slimness.
It relieves stress, anxiety, fear, phobias, and depression.
Self hypnosis can improve school success.
With self hypnosis, you can fight alcoholism and drug addiction.
Self hypnosis successfully relieves pains.
With self hypnosis, eliminate the fear of dentists or surgical interventions.
Self hypnosis leads to better results in sports.
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