Self-hypnosis is a very personal and intimate experience. It can be weakened or violated by the smallest of distractions. I have heard feedback from many that said someone walk-ing in the room or the slamming of a door would create anger within them. The experience that you are attempting to create is an experience of oneness. The relationship becomes very pro-found with you. At that moment, you want no one or nothing to interfere with your journey.
The quest is to be free from all thoughts, feelings or emotions. There will be an open feeling without question as you learn to achieve this state of mind. It will feel most likely like nothing, but everything. It will feel light as well as heavy; it will be quiet as well as active. There will be a definite separation of mind. The conscious and the subconscious are usually together in thought. They separate usually only when there is a level of stress. That is when and why a habit will exist so easy when stress occurs. The door that I spoke of earlier will then open and allow old messages to come out to the surface.
When you are using self —hypnosis, you will experi-ence this door opening to allow the entry to change or re-educate the subconscious mind. After you have prepared for your journey into the subconscious mind and removed all distrac-tions, lie on your back in a comfortable position. You might choose your bed, the floor, an easy chair, or the couch. Elevate your head a little, maybe with a double pillow, almost in a position to read. Close your eyes as to reduce any conscious distractions. The goal is to focus and reduce the activity in your conscious mind.
A few slow deep breaths might be appropriate. These deep breaths will allow you to begin to calm. Deep breathing will always calm you as it slows down your system. After you have taken a few deep breaths, it would be positive to take an inventory of yourself and your state of mind. Are you physically comfortable? If not, readjust yourself until you are. Are you beginning to quiet your thoughts? If not, resolve whatever is in your mind to attempt to quiet it. Quiet all thoughts becomes the key. This is difficult for many people, but it becomes easier with practice. As you lie back and have taken inventory, it becomes time to leave the logical mind behind for a little while.
You have installed your intent, taken a deep breath and now it is time to shut down your system. You can begin by letting your body fall into place. This could be much like float-ing in water. You just let go and your body will know what to do. Of course, if you are usually active in mind or body, it may seem difficult at first but it can get much easier as you practice. I am sure that the first time you got on a bike, you wobbled or possibly even fell a few times be-fore you understood balance.
As difficult as it would be to explain balance, it would seem that difficult to explain this altered state that we are speaking of. It will be similar to balancing the bike, once you have experienced even a small sample of it, you begin to add to it and, in a very short amount of time, you perfect the balance of mind. An excellent technique that seldom fails is to focus on different parts of your body in this man-ner: Begin by thinking of your feet for a moment.
How often do we really think of our feet?
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Seldom, unless they hurt. Learn about your feet. Allow your mind to scan your feet and know them well. Now that you have done this scanning, gently tighten up your feet, first toes, then and the arches and now create awareness to your feet being tight. This is a representation of a chal-lenge in your life, habits, emotions etc. As you have begun to create this awareness to your feet being tight, begin in a very slow gentle way allowing them to relax or release.
The skill is to al-low this relaxation to occur as slow as possible. The skill of releasing the tightness slowly is to become aware of the release of the wall or habit that exists within your mind. It will not release quickly. The representation of the feet relaxing slowly will allow you to learn patience in change.
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The mind is very resistant to change yet if you are gentle, it will cooperate. While you are beginning this technique of progressively relaxing your body, it is a great time to re-establish your intent. You can do this with a picture or a feeling of accomplishment or just a strong thought. I have often used an experience as though I have already accomplished this goal. It is much easier to do with the subconscious mind, as it is often resistant to anything that it has never done before. This is especially true if it has a message that this habit or behavior is very important to have such as a fear.
When you have relaxed your feet as I have instructed, you might do another inventory again. Are they re-laxing? Did you relax very slowly?
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Do your feet feel different? Do you feel your feet at all? This last question is a very important one, as eventually, when you learn this skill well, you will have no physical feelings in your body. Your mind learns with practice to release all feelings both mentally and physically. This will be the availability to open the door to create changes.
With an absence of feelings, you will be able to accomplish most any goal, as there will very few or no thoughts that will resist or create conflict. Now it is time to move to the rest of your body. This is the why it is called a progressive relaxa-tion. You are progressively relaxing each part of your body until you have completely relaxed and very little activity is occurring in your body or your mind. The mind will eventually stop most activity because the process of relaxing progressively will also cause the mind to begin to accentuate focusing. That was our goal if you recall, quieting and focusing.
Both will occur as you begin to relax each part of your body. You can become creative with this process. You can move from relaxing your feet to your lower legs in a very similar manner. You could tighten up your calves, hold them tight for a moment or so and then with the same attention as you placed on your feet, and release your lower leg muscles very slowly.
Each time, you must be very aware of this relaxation or release of the body parts. Move up each part of your body in this manner until you have created the skill of just re-leasing each body part without the tightening. You might almost view this as the balance of a bike with the tightening representing training wheels. Most likely you might fall asleep during this process. This is very natural and quite permissible, as you have already begun the process of change with the intent in the beginning of the self-hypnosis. I had mentioned earlier that many instructors would suggest giving suggestions at this time.
Two issues exist which make this dif-ficult. One is that you become very spacey and the other issue is that you might fall asleep. When you begin with positive intents and thoughts, they will follow your movement of con-sciousness change and apply themselves as needed. Remember to be creative, much like the art class or riding the bike. As you progressively relax each part of your body, you will want to learn as much as you can about the changes that are oc-curring. The more that you learn, like any other skill, the easier your accomplishments will be.
It is beneficial that you learn about each part of your body as you relax it. You might learn that you have tightness in your hips or your chest.
Maybe you will learn to release backaches or abdominal discomforts. Anything is possible once you learn about who you are and how you feel. By practicing this technique, you will create knowledge that will heighten your lifestyle and life. The more that you learn in this manner, the more control that you will have over health, habits and actions that you no longer wish to have in your life. You can move slowly up each part of your body and reach your head area. If you do this without falling asleep, you can learn much about your thinking, as you will begin to focus on your head as though you are focusing on your thinking.
Not that they are one in the same, but we often imagine our thoughts to be in our head.
For an individual that grinds their teeth or has frequent headaches, this will be an important time to become aware of tension stored in your head and you can skillfully learn to remove or reduce that tension. The sky is the limit with these techniques. After you have finished the process that I have described, you have many options.
You can al-low yourself to drift off into a natural sleep. This is an excellent way of falling asleep, as it is a quiet way of falling asleep. Often many individuals fall asleep with activity in their mind. This is not conducive to good sleep as it can influence the way that you awaken. When you practice this technique, you will begin to fall asleep at peace and when you awaken, you will feel a very positive energy of body and mind.
You can also have a great experience while you are relaxing in this manner. Visualize situations. Whatever it is you're working toward -- be it confidence, weight loss, positive thinking, whatever -- visualize yourself in the situation acting as you'd like to react or being as you'd like to be. If you want to be thinner, imagine yourself sliding into your skinny jeans with ease, modeling in the mirror, smiling at your beautiful body.
The endorphin rush alone will be worth it! Many use hypnosis to get over certain issues like shyness. You don't have to attack the shyness head on; something related will do. Simply imagining yourself going about the world with your head high, smiling, and making eye contact can be the first step toward a more extroverted you. Use outside things to assist you. In other words, some people like music to help them enter hypnosis.
There are a bunch of hypnosis tracks available online that are just for this purpose. If a certain scene -- water, the rainforest, etc. Some find that getting out of the trance is difficult and they lose track of time. If you don't want to accidentally spend hours hypnotized, you can use a timer. Just make sure it has a soothing tone to get you out of it. Use it to better yourself. Find a goal of yours you'd like to achieve and concentrate on it during your relaxed state.
Think of the person you'd like to be and be that person. Hypnosis is great for a deep, deep meditation, but it's better in that it can be used for a bigger, better purpose. Many people find that they emerge more positive and with a sense of purpose afterward. Take advantage of that possibility! There is no wrong way to go about this. Whether it's kicking a bad habit, having focus in your work life, or just changing your thinking, hypnosis can help. Getting rid of the stressors in your life is an integral part of being the person you want to become and this will help.
And the more you do it, the better and more natural it'll feel. Yes No. Not Helpful 5 Helpful Not really, although it can be done by a professional who is deeply knowledgeable of this area but even then it's not recommended. It is much healthier and wiser to re-frame the memories in a light that empowers you and gives you understanding and growth so that this will never happen again. Not Helpful 25 Helpful Being hypnotized isn't like the sleep you have at night.
The best analogy is that it's like closing your eyes and resting; you're still aware of everything going on around you, but you are also very relaxed. When you come out of hypnosis, you'll slowly start to become more alert and conscious. Not Helpful 19 Helpful I have found that it can help put what seem like major problems if you are a worrier for example to the back of my mind.
I expect it would depend on how intrusive these thoughts are to YOU. I myself have had thoughts of guilt torturing me over the death of a friend. Now however I realize that I have no reason to feel guilty and can think about the incident clearly. Not Helpful 9 Helpful It could potentially, though there is a lot of skepticism about that. People under hypnosis are susceptible to getting false memories implanted in their minds, though that usually only happens if the person hypnotizing them leads them down a certain train of thought e.
If there are no such influences involved and you're not going into it with a particular bias, then you might be able to access some real memories. When I test if I am in a trance, am I becoming awake or am I still in the trance? You will stay in trance unless you challenge the test itself. The idea is to do a brief test but not an exhaustive one that could bring you out of trance. You can "test" the trance and "get it" that your are in trance.
Not Helpful 17 Helpful Hypnosis allows you to access your subconscious mind, which contains a wealth of information you have gathered over your life. It brings clarity to your conscious world, which helps you process the available information much more effectively. So to answer your question: yes. Not Helpful 15 Helpful You will just come back to normal alertness.
You might feel a little disoriented at first, but it should pass with time. Not Helpful 21 Helpful Not Helpful 8 Helpful Not really. However, it could relieve pains caused by stress or depression. You should consult with your physician for your illness. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.
Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. Tips Hypnosis is natural, so it shouldn't interfere with any religious or spiritual beliefs. No one can hypnotize you against your will. You can't even hypnotize yourself unless you are really commited to it. If you can't sleep, after you count down from ten, allow your mind to remain in this pleasantly relaxed state and keep your eyes closed while you are lying down and you will sleep much easier.
You never lose control during hypnosis. You are always in control. Some find that imagining yourself in a peaceful natural setting will relax your mind sufficiently before counting down. For instance, you may imagine yourself wandering through a forest, smelling the trees and hearing the wind.
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Alternatively, you could imagine yourself walking along the ocean shore and feel the grit of the sand beneath your feet, the cool water washing against your ankles and sounds of the surf. Writing out your suggestions before induction can be very effective, as a visual list of what you choose to work on can sometimes be more easily remembered than even carefully assembled thoughts. Don't force yourself or think about it and it will be much easier.
Also this is a good way to get to sleep. For those of you who like to meditate but can't sit still long enough, just use this as a form of meditation but insert a period of time in between counting down from ten and counting back up to ten. Don't try to put yourself into a hypnotic state while you are driving or operating heavy machinery.
Don't worry: you cannot be stuck in hypnotic trance. Hypnosis is natural and you "slip" in and out of it daily. If you are struggling, try visiting a hypnotherapist or buying a recording in order to experience hypnosis. When you have experienced it once or twice you will better know the state of mind you are aiming to achieve. Warnings Be careful when rising if you've been lying down. Getting up too quickly could cause your blood pressure to plummet, and you could easily become dizzy or pass out. This has nothing to do with hypnosis, it is orthostatic hypotension.
Hypnosis does not always work immediately; you may need to repeat it often e. You will need to "train" yourself with lots of practice. Things You'll Need A comfortable place to sit or lie down. Subdued lighting and the correct room temperature. A quiet environment where you will not be disturbed for at least half an hour.
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