Self hypnosis starts with your going into a trance (another word for hypnosis), and following the instructions below is an easy way to start learning what it’s like to go into a trance easily. Because you’re interested in going into a trance and experiencing all that goes with it, you’ll find that you can just to allow yourself to be open to learning through doing as you continue reading.
Before you go into trance, however, it’s a good idea to know what to do when you’re there.
Although immediate results are to be expected, you may need to vary the suggestions that you’re using any number of times before attaining your goal. If at first you don’t succeed, try something different. Be patient with yourself, and enjoy the pleasures of hypnosis, relaxation, and the fact that you’re taking the time to do something good for yourself.
Trance does not necessarily have any special feelings other than a mild relaxation, and most people don’t recognize it when they first go into a trance. My suggestion is that when you’re experimenting is to be unconcerned about whether you’re there, or how deeply. Just be open to noticing how things are changing in your life, and enjoying the process of learning about your unconscious and going into hypnosis.
This one is surprisingly easy to do for yourself. Use a calm, slow, soothing tone of voice to silently repeat the following to yourself, making sure to adjust the words to suit your current situation:
(A positive suggestion of your own choosing)
The order in which you repeat 1 through 5 is unimportant. Silently saying them to yourself over and over again, will take you into, and deepen the trance. Number 6 can be varied to include suggestions about going deeper, or of accomplishing your goals for the session, or of developing a happy and joyful attitude in life. It is also a good idea before you start to give yourself a time limit. Before you start just ask your unconscious mind to bring you back in X minutes. You may be surprised at the accuracy of your internal clock.
If you find your mind wandering during this process, it’s perfectly natural. When you’re in a trance, you may lose track consciously, and if you do, just let it happen. Your unconscious will still be functioning perfectly well, and following your positive suggestions even while your conscious mind is experiencing different pleasant thoughts.
Of course, there are a great many different methods of self hypnosis, and I hope what you’ve just read stimulates your desire to learn more about how hypnosis can help you expand your capabilities and your mind.