Learn Self Hypnosis
At NLP Hypnosis Centre we teach our clients self-hypnosis and hypnosis.
Hypnosis is total focused concentration. Is the ability of accessing our subconscious mind. To put aside the Critical Faculty also called Critical Factor, in a temporary way, and accept positive suggestions.
Hypnosis is a proven method of deep relaxation that is used for creating inner changes in our thoughts, emotions and habits. It is also a medically recognized tool for controlling pain and reducing stress.
Most hypnotists also mention … all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.
The most common form of hypnosis these days is self hypnosis. This is a self-induced state of deep relaxation attained by either listening to a recording or by bringing yourself into the hypnotic state (or trance).
It is fairly easy to learn self hypnosis and, as with everything else in life, “practice makes perfect!”
The most common way is using depth relaxation.
A major part in the art of self hypnosis is learning to let the hypnotic state take over by itself.
One of the key is the difference between “trying” and “doing”.
When you keep the conscious mind engaged in analyzing you will find it hard to go from the beta brainwave state (conscious waking decision making) to the alpha brainwave state (the deeply relaxed state of light trance where most hypnosis subjects stay).
Just allow yourself to relax. It is your body’s natural state to relax when you perform certain mental and physical actions (which I will teach you shortly), so don’t fight it by trying to figure out how or why it is happening.
You can learn to relax here … Depth Relaxation
Do not get discouraged or think nothing is happening if you don’t feel much change at first or if progress appears to be slow.
When we do this at our office at NLP Hypnosis Centre … we mention … practice … practice.
After some practice you will find entering a state of self-induced hypnotic state become easy and natural as you teach your body and mind to relax.
Remember that there are various ways to experience hypnosis and no two people will experience trance in exactly the same way. So expect your experience to be the same as someone else’s!
Another key … become aware. You are not going to be unconscious, does not the goal. The goal is to communicate better with your subconscious.
It is a good idea to set aside a regular time to practice your new skills. Give yourself the gift of 15 to 30 minutes everyday or every other day to practice self hypnosis. Make sure you will not be disturbed and that your environment is quiet. You may be surprised that you do not actually get sleepy or fall asleep during hypnosis, although the body does enter into that type of relaxed posture.
Before you begin set a goal for the session.
You will now use one of two techniques which will be used as post hypnotic suggestions. Create some positive affirmations that state you are already they you wish to be or you are already in possession of your desire and memorize them. If this seems like too much work then just imagine you already have your desire and make a mental movie of it. See yourself experiencing it as if it were happening now. You will use one of these techniques when you enter trance to reprogram your subconscious mind!
At NLP Hypnosis Centre we mention that clients learn in different ways so pay attention to the way you learn better and also use it when doing self-hypnosis.
Do you learn better by doing pictures, or repetition, or emotions, or actually doing?
Use the same idea during self-hypnosis … use pictures, emotions, repetition, etc.
Begin by sitting or lying comfortably. Keep your head straight, pointing forward, but look up at a spot on the wall – do not bend your neck.
Your eyes should be looking slightly up. Breath in to the count of 3 and out to the count of 3. Depth breathing, but comfortable.
This will cause your body to let go of tensions and stresses. Now curl your toes on both feet and tense them while you inhale to the count of 3. Now relax on your exhale to the count of 3. Move up to your legs. Tense them and relax. Keep breathing in to the count of 3 and out to the count of 3. Now tense your whole pelvic and buttock region. And relax.
All the time breathing deeply, but comfortable. If you feel that breathing deeply is not comfortable for you, just go back to breath normally.
Breathing deeply helps to relax, but it also important not to cause hyperventilation or excessive breathing … the key is for you to feel relax, safe and comfortable.
Move up to your stomach, then your chest, neck, face and head, repeating the tensing and relaxing procedure while breathing deeply. Allow your eyes to close naturally at any time during this relaxation exercise. You will find that within a very short period of time it takes more and more effort to keep them open.
The same idea about feeling comfortable applies here … when you are tensing and relaxing, that creates deep relaxation, but if you have any problems or don’t feel good while tensing … do not do it.
The breathing deeply and tensing and relaxing helps, but you can also relax without them …. the key is awareness.
For example, if it is difficult for you to do deep breathing or to tense … then just be aware … become aware of that part of your body … in your mind picture it relaxing, feel the relaxation.
Once your eyes are shut and you have relaxed your entire body, imagine that you are at the top of a staircase with ten steps. Move down to the first step, noticing that you can only see a few steps ahead of you as the rest are shrouded in a calm still darkness. Mentally say the word 10. Now move to the next step and mentally say 9. Then the next saying 8. Move progressively down the steps until you reach the bottom. During this exercise you can allow your breathing to return to normal or keep the deep breathing up if you prefer.
In every step down say to yourself, mentally … “relaxing now”
Once you have reached the bottom imagine there is a large wooden door in front of you walk towards it and open it. On the other side you find a moving escalator going down. Move onto it and feel it bringing you down, down, down. Deeper, deeper, down.
In every step say to yourself, mentally … “the deeper I go, the better I feel, the better I feel, the deeper I go”.
When you reach the bottom imagine you can walk slightly forward until you find yourself in a quiet relaxing setting. Just let it appear. It may be a garden, a beach, a forest or a favourite place from childhood. It could be anywhere. Just allow your subconscious mind to show you where you are. Relax in whatever way seems appropriate to you in that special place.
This is a favourity place, a happy place, a safe place. A place where you feel safe and in control. Could be from the past, the present, or simple imagination.
At this stage you can mentally give yourself post hypnotic suggestions in the form of “I am…”, or “I allow____ to enter my life with ease” etc.
If you prefer not to have to remember mentally spoken instructions then recall your visualization and place yourself inside it!
Once you have finished and are ready to return to normal waking consciousness, simply count back from 1 to 5 and mentally say “wide awake, wide awake”. Stretch, give yourself a few seconds to re-adjust to your surroundings and then go about your daily activities.
You will find this short exercise in self hypnosis most beneficial, rejuvenating and life-altering!
At NLP Hypnosis Centre in London, Ontario, Canada we recommend to create a short recording with their own voice.
In the recording use present tense and positive affirmation like “relaxing now” or “you are relaxing now”
Again you can use our Deep Relaxation audio in NLP Hypnosis Centre YouTube Channel … click here
For more information please NLP Hypnosis Centre, 519-495-6405.