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How Does Self Hypnosis Work?
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Self-hypnosis can be a very powerful way for you to connect with your subconscious thoughts, gain self confidence, relax, or deal with an issue in your life, such as quitting smoking or losing weight. Self-hypnosis is a popular way to meditate while getting results through a variety of hypnotic scripts and inductions. If you want to make a positive change in your life, or simply want assistance with relaxing, sleeping or meditating, then self-hypnosis might be for you.

Self-hypnosis works by allowing the mind to enter into a trance-like state. To do this, you’ll first need a relaxing and comfortable place where you can allow your body and mind to be undisturbed and still. Once you are in a state of total relaxation, your mind will be more susceptible to picking up suggestions and creating positive and reinforcing thoughts. To fully relax, it often helps people to concentrate on something very simple, like your breathing or a certain spot on the wall. Rid your mind of any other thoughts than the simple thing you are focusing on. This will help you get the most out of your self-hypnosis session.

At this point, you’ll either have a CD or MP3 guided self-hypnosis session or a self-guided hypnosis session. With a CD or MP3, a hypnotist’s recorded voice will give you the suggestions and cues that will induce hypnosis and guide you towards thinking the thoughts that you will benefit from. Self-hypnosis CDs come in a wide variety of topics to help with many issues. You can get self-hypnosis CDs that will help you lose weight, calm anxiety, better your golf game, boost your ego and much more. These CDs allow you to be hypnotized in the comfort of your own home, on your own terms and essentially by yourself with just the voice of the hypnotist accompanying your hypnosis session.

A truly self-guided self-hypnosis session will begin with the relaxation techniques and then move slowly towards a more concentrated effort on whatever issues you are dealing with. Your own voice and thoughts will allow you to get to a place where you are open to thinking freely and creatively about your life and your situation. For example, if you want to be successful, a self-guided hypnosis session in which you repeat “I will be successful” is a good way to put yourself in the mind frame that you will be successful. After you verbally recite what it is you want to be, or don’t want to be, you can then begin imagining yourself as that ideal person. If you want to lose weight, imagine yourself with the weight already shed. If you want to be more confident, imagine a person you know who is very confident and try to think or yourself being identical to that person. Let your imagination place you in situations where you are at your ideal state. After a few sessions of self-hypnosis, you will start to feel and behave in a manner that is working towards that ideal version of yourself.

Self-hypnosis is not an instant cure to any problems and you should allow some time before you expect to see any results. After one self-hypnosis session, you will not instantly lose weight or stop smoking. Self-hypnosis is a tool that can help you get to where you want to be in life, but you truly have to believe in the hypnosis, in your subconscious thoughts during hypnosis, in the feelings you have that come from self-hypnosis, and the results that begin to happen. If you make a commitment to continue self-hypnosis, you will notice positive changes happening in your life.

By visualizing and imaging what you want to happen, along with verbal cues and suggestions, your mind will begin to believe in whatever issue you are dealing with using self-hypnosis. If you put the effort and work into self-hypnosis, it can be a very effective self-help tool.

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