Self Hypnosis is Easy

Self Hypnosis is Easy

Self-hypnosis is easy. In fact, you’ve already hypnotized yourself about many things. You hypnotize yourself every time you repeat something over and over again with intensity and emotion. For example, people may say, “I just can’t learn math” or “I’m not mechanically inclined” or “I’ll never be wealthy.” These people have said these statements so often (to themselves and/or others) and with so much intensity that they’ve hypnotized themselves into believing them.

And the funny thing is that when you try to tell one of these hypnotized people that, for example, they really can learn math, they’re so thoroughly hypnotized that they’ll try to convince you that you’re wrong! These people truly are in a hypnotic trance.

You can hypnotize yourself into feeling relaxed. You can hypnotize yourself into feeling powerful. You can hypnotize yourself into feeling self-confident. You can hypnotize yourself into conquering your fears. You can hypnotize yourself into having a relaxing, fun filled day.

There’s nothing magical about hypnosis. When hypnotized, you can’t be persuaded to do anything against your will. Many people have seen stage hypnotists who seem to have this power, but the people being hypnotized could “wake up” at any moment if they chose to. They simply don’t want to.  

Hypnosis is a form a meditation in which, in a relaxed state, you allow yourself to believe what the hypnotist (in this case, yourself) tells you. Notice the words “allow yourself.” At all times, you have a choice.

Here’s all you have to do to allow yourself to be hypnotized:

1. Pick what you’d like to hypnotize yourself into being, doing and/or having. Get as clear a picture as you can of the problem you’d like to solve, the issue you’d like to address or the change you want to make in your life.

2. Set a definite time period for your hypnosis session. Experiment to find the length that works best for you. If you haven’t done anything like this before, start with a brief session of only five or ten minutes. It’s often hard, in the beginning, for people to sit and concentrate without outside distractions, so start slowly to acclimate yourself to this activity.

3. Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed and where you can adjust the lighting. Dim lighting is best rather than a completely darkened room. Some people enjoy playing soothing music in the background.

Sit down and close your eyes. You could sit in a chair that reclines slightly and you might want to cover yourself with a light blanket. The goal is for you to be comfortable while awake. It’s best if you stay awake so don’t lie down. If you’re so tired that you might fall asleep even sitting up, go to sleep and do this exercise at another time.

4. Count slowly from ten to one. With each number say words to yourself, that will encourage you to become more and more relaxed. For example: “Ten. I’m going deeper.” “Nine. I’m going deeper and deeper.” “Eight. I’m feeling completely relaxed.” “Seven. My body and mind are letting go. It feels so good to let go.”

Don’t rush through this counting. Let yourself experience going “deeper and deeper.”

Some people, instead of counting, find it helpful to consciously relax their bodies. For example, you might say to yourself, “Relax neck. Relax shoulders. Relax right arm. Relax left arm.” Continue through each major body part. Count to three between each body part to let yourself experience the relaxation.

5. When you are relaxed, repeat to yourself whatever you want to hypnotize yourself into believing. It’s fine if your mind wanders. Let it. But, even as your mind is wandering, keep repeating what you want to hypnotize yourself about. For example, “Every day in every way, I’m getting better and better.” “I attract prosperity and abundance into my life.” “Today will be a day filled with wonders and magic.”

You may choose to record these words for playback rather than saying them to yourself. If you do so, we suggest having someone else do the recording for you. Hearing another’s voice repeating the message is often more powerful than hearing your own.

As an alternative to the repetition of your chosen words or phrases, some people use a visualization such as projecting themselves into the future and seeing themselves being the kind of person they want to be, doing the things they’ve always wanted to do and having the life they’ve always dreamed of.

Use whatever technique seems most powerful to you.

6. Whenever you’re ready to end the session, open your eyes and slowly stretch to reconnect with the world.

That’s all there is to it. Will you immediately have in your life what you’ve just worked on hypnotizing yourself into having? Probably not. But consider this: Whatever you have already hypnotized yourself into believing took time. Some of your beliefs took years before being fully adopted. It takes time to hypnotize ourselves into new beliefs, new ways of being, new ways of doing and new ways of having.

The difference between those who are successful at self-hypnosis and those who aren’t is persistence. It takes time and patience. As the author, speaker and psychologist Wayne Dyer suggests, “Infinite patience produces immediate rewards.”  

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Covert Hypnosis for Mind Control?

Covert Hypnosis for Mind Control?

Covert Hypnosis is the ability to hypnotize people without them ever knowing it. With hypnosis you can manipulate another person’s psyche and influence his or her decision making process, desires, wishes, and perception. So I think you might already know some about what caovert hypnosis is capable of, but here I need to address some of the limitations built into covert hypnosis, some of the myths that people have around hypnosis. People do think that covert hypnosis is an all-powerful force that controls people’s minds, is capable of leaping tall buildings, and doing all kinds of crazy things. As a hypnotist you really need to understand what you can achieve, and what the limits are to what is possible with hypnosis.

One of the first limits is this idea of mind control. Mind control hypnosis does not exist. When someone is hypnotized, they are not your slave. They are not someone who has to do everything you tell them to. In hypnosis they merely want to do more of the things you suggest to them.

However, there are limits. For example, you cannot get someone to break their moral code under covert hypnosis. You can’t force someone to commit a crime like murder or theft if they wouldn’t be willing to do that crime under normal circumstances anyway.

The reverse is also true. You can’t treat criminal behavior with just covert hypnosis. You need to have the person’s will included in the process. If someone is, for example, a kleptomaniac – that is to say, someone who has to keep stealing things, but they want to stop stealing – then hypnosis can be used tremendously well.

If someone is a thief and doesn’t care about being a thief, then hypnosis will do nothing to change that person. If it worked differently then we wouldn’t need prisons. We would just send hypnotists in and we’d solve all those problems that are currently faced by the prison population.

In covert hypnosis, your mind is still under your control. The difference is that in covert hypnosis you get to experience things that you otherwise would not allow yourself to experience. As a result, you get to enjoy a different kind of life. You get to test out what life would be like if the world was different. If you like it, you get to keep it.

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How Hypnosis Helps Phobias

How Hypnosis Helps Phobias

How Hypnotherapy Helps Phobias


People can be afraid of a wide range of things and what can be totally acceptable to one person can be quite panic provoking to another.


Some of the fears I see most often in my practice are:


Animals

Being alone

Blood

Small or enclosed spaces

Dark places

Death

Heights

Injections/Needles

Open spaces

Snakes

Spiders

Travel

Trains

Water


Some unusual ones:


Yellow (the colour)

Red cars

Men with beards

Apples


What is a phobia?


A phobia is any persistent fear of a specific stimulus object or situation. Phobia is from the Greek to fear or dread. It is more than a simple fear, or a being afraid. It is to be totally terrified of the stimulus. When presented with a phobia problem by a client, I always begin by finding out if it is a fear they have, or a phobia. If their problem is spiders for instance, then can they imagine themselves holding a spider on their hand if they are rewarded with £100? What about £500, and so on. If they could bear the spider for a large amount of money, even just for a few seconds, they do not have a phobia, but rather a fear. The person with a phobia of spiders would not be able to bear to touch one for any amount of money or any other reward. Some people are obsessive with their phobia. This means, they can’t even bear to think of the stimulus and it will likely be totally controlling their lives.


Another complication is that a client can present with a fear/phobia of flying as an example. However, the skilled therapist, on exploring this fear/phobia with the client, may find the fear/phobia is actually about being enclosed, or locked in. Perhaps it might be a fear/phobia of dying, not being able to breath on an aircraft, or something else connected with the aircraft or leaving their own area/country etc, but not actually the flying itself.


What has caused the phobia?


A client will often say that nothing has caused the phobia they have, it just started, they’ve always been afraid of dogs, etc. If one person is afraid of dogs and another isn’t, then clearly there is a difference between the two. One person has either been exposed to some causal event which has been repressed in the subconscious mind, or has learned to be afraid from a parent or other authority figure at some time earlier in life. The causal event may not have been very traumatic at the time, but the young mind will have seen it out of the context that would be understood by a more mature mind in later years. It may have caused an emotional response and/or motor actions to be locked away, repressed, and the emotion and possible motor responses will have been locked away and anchored to the event. The subconscious mind can often set up a kind of false instinct, whereby any sign of the stimulus, or even something resembling it, or associated with it, may cause a phobic reaction, and then the body’s flight or fight response will kick in and the individual may begin to panic…panic attack.


Hypnotherapy to relieve phobias


The first thing the skilled hypnotherapist will do, is to work with the client to discover the causal event, and once found, to desensitise the client from it. Once this has been achieved, then hypnotic suggestion, metaphor and possibly Neuro-Linguistic Programming will be used to create a new template for the client so they can see the previously feared situation, object or circumstance in a new and non threatening light, through a new lens as it where. If the causal event, or events are not found and the emotion not released, then the phobia may just resurface later with more intensity than before if that is possible. The person with a phobia will need to be helped to find and review the trigger situation, to see it with an adult maturity and understanding, and to then see the cause in a different way and with a different and better understanding. The mind can be reprogrammed to see things in a different way and to accept situations as normal that would previously have been viewed as threatening.


How many sessions of therapy will be required?


How many sessions will be needed to release a person from their phobia will depend upon many things, not least, the clients personality type, maturity, desire to overcome the phobia, and of course, how deep seated the phobia is and how long it has been in place. However, the average for people I see is about 3-4 sessions. This can be much longer in some cases, especially where full blown panic attacks are occurring at seemingly random times and in diverse places.


For more information, please contact you local hypnotherapist. Most hypnotherapists will be happy to provide an initial free consultation for you in order to discuss your problem and to explain to you how therapy would proceed. This session will normally last about 45 minutes. My clients say that this short session often produces therapeutic results for them and helps them to feel confident about setting up a series of therapy sessions to overcome their fear or phobia.


Please always see your doctor first and foremost before you contact or visit any therapist and tell him/her about any symptoms you may have, such as, headache, soreness in limbs, racing heart, dizziness, sweating, blurred vision, a feeling of unrealness, etc. Although these are all common for someone suffering from a fear, phobia, or indeed from a panic attack, organic causes should always be fully checked out by a medical professional in the first instance.


When consulting a hypnotherapist, I advise that you ensure they are a Clinical Hypnotherapist/Psychotherapist and that they belong to a professional body such as one of the following:


British Institute of Hypnotherapy

General Hypnotherapy Register

National Council of Psychotherapists


National Hypnotherapy Standards Council is an umbrella organisation and has many member organisations with validated registers of properly qualified practitioners.


Check with the organisation(s) that the therapist is indeed registered with them. Also check that your chosen therapist has experience in dealing with the problem you have and that they have adequate professional insurance (they must display their certificate of insurance at their place of work).


Hypnotherapy is not magic, but it sometimes seems magical.

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Benefits of Sleeping Hypnosis

Benefits of Sleeping Hypnosis

If you are amongst the millions of people who have trouble sleeping on a daily, or rather, on a nightly basis, then you need to find a solution for your problem fast! Lack of sleep can be detrimental to your health! It has adverse effects on your metabolism, mood, alertness, and just your overall quality of life. When you lack sleep, it can affect the way you perform at work or in school. Not only that, it can make even the most ordinary activities, such as driving, very dangerous. This is why you should explore all options to cure your sleeping problem.

One of the main options that I encourage you to consider is sleeping hypnosis. To put it simply, sleeping hypnosis is a method of using hypnotic and concentration techniques to encourage your body to fall asleep. When you use sleep hypnotherapy, your mind will try to retrain your body to find rest and relaxation. Here are a few reasons as to why you should look into sleeping hypnosis.

1. It does not have any side effects- Some of you may think that sleep hypnosis is pointless, especially since there are sleeping pills and drugs that promise the same thing. However, you are not taking into account the possible harmful effects of sleeping pills. For one, it puts you in such a drugged sleep that it may be difficult for you to even wake up and realize that something may be wrong, such as a fire or someone trying to break in the house. There is also the danger of getting an overdose, which you may know could even be fatal!

2. You can do it yourself- While it may be helpful to have a hypnotherapist guide you as you get started, sleep hypnosis is something that you will be able to do on your own. If you are intimidated because you don’t want other people to watch over you as you sleep, there is really no need to be.

3. Sleeping hypnosis is something that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine- Training your mind and body to relax and drift off to sleep does not take a long time at all. You can go through the whole sleep hypnosis process in as little as 20 minutes. It is advised that you do so just as you are getting ready for bed.

These reasons are only a small sampling as to why you should consider sleep hypnosis. If you do it with an open mind and attitude, it has a tremendous chance of being successful, and you will be off to lala land in no time at all!

 

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A Closer Look At Hypnosis

A Closer Look At Hypnosis

To many people, hypnosis is a mysterious power that someone can wield over you. In reality, it is nothing of the sort. The power of hypnosis is wrapped up in the principle of suggestion. Here is information to help remove some of the mystery from this practice.

Being hypnotized is a common misconception. In fact, one allows themselves to become hypnotized and more sensitive to suggestion. Another misconception is that people can be forced to surrender their will and perform unspeakable acts while under the power of suggestion. The truth is, you will not do anything that is against your nature.

The power of suggestion is made popular with a man named Franz-Antoine Mesmer in the late 1700s. He stumbles upon the power of suggestion with experiments on people. Some of the people that he worked on claimed relief from a variety of nervous disorders including blindness. However, Mesmer’s thoughts were misdirected into thinking that it had to do with something called animal magnetism.

Mesmer performed experiments with magnets on subjects. However, any of his successes can now be attributed to the power of suggestion. Yet, the word mesmerize comes from Franz-Antoine Mesmer.

If you see a professional hypnotist, you will receive a brief explanation on suggestion. A reputable hypnotist will not make a great many wild or unusual claims. The professional hypnotist will work with you to help you overcome bad habits or get better sleep at night.

Hypnosis works by implanting ideas within the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is believed to control many kinds of physical and emotional things in the body and conscious mind. However, in order for suggestion to become effective, the subject must be in a relaxed state of mind.

The professional hypnotist will spend a lot of time with the subject to reach a relaxed state. You may hear soft sounds such as ocean or rain. The hypnotist will ask you to use your imagination. Imagination is very important to tap into the hidden resources of the subconscious. The more relaxed you become, the more susceptible you are to suggestion.

It is not uncommon to start the relaxation process with the feet. You then may receive suggestions to relax the legs, and so on. Eventually you will relax the entire body, and the hypnotist will begin some mental suggestions. You also will receive suggestions to listen and respond to the hypnotist even though you are asleep.

Once you are in a state of hypnosis, you may not feel much different than normal. However, you will be highly susceptible to suggestions from the hypnotist. This is where many stage magicians wow the audience by getting their subjects to do some amazing things. Some people may believe that they are someone famous and begin to act that way.

The power of suggestion may be far more potent than many people realize. If you wish to stop smoking or break some kind of bad habit, it may be worth trying hypnotism. Remember that you cannot be persuaded to do things that are against your will. You will still have control of your mind under Hypnosis.
 

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Hypnosis – Self Improvement

Hypnosis – Self Improvement

Most people have the misconception that hypnosis puts you in deep sleep and you are under the control of another person. Hypnosis is in truth a mental state wherein the conscious mind is deeply relaxed and you deal with the subconscious mind. It is inaccurate to say that you are in a trance like state when under hypnosis as you are aware of things and is just in an extreme relaxed state. In a hypnotic state, you link with your subconscious mind, which stores the long-term memories.

You get yourself to a hypnotic state if you are relaxed and there are instances in a day that you are in this condition. When you are so immersed on reading a book that you are unaware of your surroundings, you are entering a state of hypnosis. When you are driving and you have reached your destination without consciously checking where you are going, your subconscious mind has been working.

If you want to undergo hypnosis, you can go to a trained professional. However, you are can also do self-hypnosis if you want to and there are courses you can take to help you with this. Should you want to undergo hypnosis as a form of treatment for your medical condition, it is always best to go to a trained professional first. The first couple of sessions can help you gauge if this method would work for you and learn from it. Doing so would help you do hypnosis on your own. A hypnotic suggestion given while under a hypnotic state can help deal with your subconscious and any underlying cause of your medical condition.

While hypnosis has been in practice for more than a century, the experts are still in quandary as to how a person gets into a hypnotic state. All they know is that the condition exists and most can be brought to that state. As much as hypnosis can help treating psychological and emotional disorders, only a few medical professionals have incorporated hypnosis in treating medication conditions. It usually works together with other forms of medical treatment. Hypnosis is effective in cases where there is an underlying psychological problem connected to the medical condition, as most believe that the mind affects the body and vice-versa. This has been proven in clinical studies and hypnosis has indeed help improve a person’s wellbeing.

There are medication conditions that dos not respond well to other forms of treatment but do so with hypnosis. There are also certain conditions that hypnosis provides a boost to the medical treatment the patient is currently undergoing. Medical practitioners who believe in the holistic approach to treating their patients encourage hypnosis as an additional form of treatment. Asthma and even pain resulting from surgical procedures such as bone marrow procedures or even simple stitching of wounds can be treated with hypnosis. There are even those who prefer undergoing hypnosis rather than taking anesthesia before surgical procedures. This is especially true for those who have allergic reactions to anesthesia and hypnosis is the better alternative.
 

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