What is Self Hypnosis?
Self-hypnosis is a state of mind that is brought on in much the same way as regular hypnosis. This is not a stereotypical process where a man standing on a stage instructs a willing audience volunteer to stare at a pendulum until he becomes sleepy and then once this is done, that person obeys the hypnotist’s instructions to act like a chicken or something else absurd.
It is a state of highly focused attention where the subconscious mind will accept suggestions more readily. It is brought on by relaxation techniques.
With hypnosis, a therapist or other professional will administer the suggestions to get the patient to go under hypnosis. With self-hypnosis, the individual will do the relaxation techniques themselves to bring themselves to that state of mind where the subconscious can be accessed. Self-hypnosis is also called autohypnosis – see more at the Self-Hypnosis Reviews website, or at Self-Hypnosis Reviews on Amazon or Self-Hypnosis at Authorstream.
It can be done by sitting in a chair or lying down. Loosen any tight clothing and relax. Then, a gentle command is given to relax and go to sleep. After this, count down from twenty to zero. When zero is reached, the state of hypnosis will have been achieved. There are more detailed ways to hypnotise oneself, but these are basic ways in which a person might attain this state of mind effectively.
Self-hypnosis can be used to change unwanted behaviors and adjust attitudes. It can be used to improve all aspects of one’s life. It is effective at helping people lose weight, eliminate anxiety, and stop smoking. Many athletes use self-hypnosis to reach their goals.
During the process of being hypnotised a person remains awake. This allows them to give positive statements to achieve desired behaviors and reach various goals. If a person wants to become less anxious, for example, they would state a positive affirmation while hypnotized such as “I am calm.”