First of all, let’s define self-hypnosis. In hetero-hypnosis, you have a hypnotist, who hypnotizes you. In self-hypnosis, you hypnotize yourself. Simple enough, right? The only way you to know for sure the difference between the two is to experience it for yourself. Usually, it takes practice to learn self-hypnosis and you might not go in as deep as when a professional hypnotist takes you in. However, self-hypnosis is well worth learning because of the many benefits it provides. The best of both worlds is if a hypnotist takes you into a state of hypnosis first, and teaches you how to get there on your own.
Self-hypnosis releases stress.
In a fast paced world, the skill of being able to relax can come in handy. So many problems are stress related! Relaxed mind can do wonders for decision making process.
I’m not a doctor and I don’t have hard statistics, but I have learned from various sources that stress causes a lot of diseases. And pretty much everyone knows it can send your blood pressure through the roof. Now if you knew this incredible skill that can relax you and has no side effects, you’d want to learn it, right?
As someone who has always had some anxiety issues (just ask my husband), daily self-hypnosis practice has done wonders for my overall well-being.
Self-hypnosis is easier than meditation
Gurus and other spiritual types can spend years learning to sit quietly with themselves. I think the biggest surprise for beginners is that their mind just won’t keep quiet. There are many types of meditation, but they generally have the same goal of neutralizing the thought process and achieving a blank state of mind. Self-hypnosis, on the other hand, utilizes the conscious mind as a director of the show. Since it won’t be quiet anyway, might as well give it a useful job!
Self-hypnosis helps you to come up with creative ideas
Can you think of circumstances in your life when you could use some help with brainstorming? Writing a school essay comes to mind maybe because I’ve had some issues with writer’s block before. It’s certainly not the only application. Anyone from business people to teachers could use more ideas.
Hypnosis accesses a more resourceful state of mind. In part because it opens the door to the subconscious mind. Subconscious mind stores unlimited amount of data and therefore, much like a computer, can come up with many different options. Even if consciously, the solution seems out of reach, it becomes available in a state of hypnosis.
These are just some of my favorite reasons to learn self-hypnosis. Just like with hypnosis itself, there are many applications, a lot of them have been proven effective in scientific trials. When I work with a client, I teach them how to do self-hypnosis so that they can reinforce our sessions daily. Process of repetition is very important for making real life changes.