Learn about the potential power of hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis as a deeper level – it is therefore not so easily accessible and controls how we may feel or. Whether you’re at home, at work or on holiday, these simple self – hypnosis exercises will enable you to perform simple mind maintenance. Self-hypnosis or auto-hypnosis is a form, a process, or the result of a self-induced hypnotic . I continued quite easy all the afternoon, slept comfortably all night, and the following morning felt a little stiffness, but no pain. A week thereafter I had .

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Self- hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind which can be defined as a heightened state of focused concentration. With eady, you can change your thinking, kick bad habits, and take control of the person you are—along with relaxation and destressing from everyday life.

It’s similar to meditation and results in a better you. A wikiHow Staff Editor reviewed this article to make sure it’s helpful and accurate. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and autohypnosks who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

It also received 36 testimonials from readers, earning it our reader-approved status. Get into comfortable clothing. It’s pretty hard entering any kind of autlhypnosis, relaxed state when all you can think about is the waistband of your jeans cutting off your circulation.

So take this as an excuse to throw on some sweats. You want absolutely nothing distracting you. Make sure the temperature is good, too. Have a blanket or a sweater ready if you run on the chilly side. Sometimes feeling warm can be very comforting, too. Go to a quiet room and sit in any comfortable chair, couch, or bed.

Although some people prefer to lie down, you are more susceptible to sleep than when sitting up. Whether wutohypnosis sit or lie, ensure that you do not cross your legs or any eaasy of your body. You may be in this position for a while and this could end up being uncomfortable. Make sure you are not going to be disturbed for at least half an hour. No self-hypnosis is effective if it gets easu by a phone call, a pet, or a kid.

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Turn off your phone and the alertslock the door, and sequester yourself. This is you time. The amount of time you want to dedicate to this is up to you. Most prefer to be in a trance we try to avoid that phrase as it has certain Figure out your hypnosis goals. Are you doing it just to relax? To train your brain?

If you’re doing it to achieve a greater end weight loss, quitting smoking, etc. Self-hypnosis can be used just for relaxation, sure, but it can be autohyposis a number of life-enhancing things, too.

Many use it to achieve fasy goals, change their thinking, or just as general positive reinforcement or motivation. Here are some examples of affirmations you could try: If you want to quit a bad habit, something to the point is the most effective. Think along the lines of, “I choose no longer to smoke.


Cigarettes have no appeal to me. I am in control and I am valuable. I am losing my excess weight. My clothes feel better and I feel better.

Again, it’s up to you, but many find them life-affirming and effective. Close your eyes and work to rid autohyponsis mind of any feelings of fear, stress, or anxiety. When you begin, you might find it difficult not to think.

You may find that thoughts keep intruding. When this happens, don’t try autoohypnosis force the thoughts out. Observe them impartially, and then let them slip away.

See How to Meditate for more help with this step. Alternatively, some like to pick a point on the wall and focus on it. It could be the corner, it could be a smudge, it could be wherever you want it to be.

Focus on the point, concentrating on your eyelids. Repeat to yourself that they’re getting heavier and heavier and let them close when you cannot keep them open anymore. Recognize the tension in your body. Beginning with your toes, imagine the tension slowly falling away from your body and vanishing.

Imagine it freeing each body part one at a time starting with your toes and working its way up your body. Visualize each part of your body becoming lighter and lighter as the tension is removed.

Relax your toes, then your feet. Continue with your calves, thighs, hips, stomach and so on, until you’ve relaxed each portion, including your face and head. Using imagery techniques of something you find comforting or soothing, such as water feel the water rushing over your feet and ankles, cleansing them of tension can be effective as well. Take slow, deep breaths. When you exhale, see the tension and negativity leaving in a dark cloud. As you inhale, see the air returning as a bright force filled with life and energy.

At this point, you can use visualization as you so choose. Think of a lemon and cut it in half in your mind. Imagine the juices oozing out and getting over your fingers.

Place it in your mouth. How does it feel, taste, and smell? Then, move onto more meaningful visions. Imagine your bills blowing away in the breeze. Imagine you running off those pounds.

Get as detailed as possible. Always think of your five senses.

Appreciate the fact that you are now extremely relaxed. Imagine you are at the autohypnoeis of a flight of 10 stairs which at the fifth step start to submerge into water. Picture every detail of this scene from the top to the bottom. Tell yourself that you are going to descend the stairs, counting each step down, starting at Picture each number in your mind. Imagine that each number you count is further down rasy one step closer to the bottom.

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After each number, you will feel yourself drifting autohypnois and further into deep relaxation. As you take each step, imagine the feel of the step under your feet. Once you are at the fifth step imagine and truly feel the refreshing coolness of the water and tell eays that you are stepping into an oasis of purity and cleanliness. As you begin to descend the last five steps, start to feel the water getting higher and higher up your body.


You should now start to feel somewhat numb and your heart will start to race a bit, but notice it and let any qualms about the situation just drift away into the water.

Feel a floating sensation. At this point at the bottom of the water you shouldn’t really feel anything, just the sensation of floating freely. You may even feel like you’re spinning. If you do not feel as stated above, try again, slower with a will to grasp what is happening. Once you have achieved this state you should proceed to address your problems autonypnosis decide upon what it is you want from where you are.

Now start to narrate what you auttohypnosis doing; speak in the present and future tense quietly to yourself, or as if you are reading it from a page. Start to picture three boxes under the water that you have to swim to get to.

Once you have found the boxes, open them slowly, one at a time, and narrate to yourself what is happening when you open the box. For example, “As I open the box I feel a eazy light engulf me, I feel it becoming a part of me. This light is my new found confidence that I can never lose as it is now a part of me” and then proceed on to the next box.

You should avoid using statements with a negative connotation, such as “I don’t want to be tired and irritable. Repeat your statement s to yourself as many times as autohypnoxis wish. Feel free to wander about the water, visualizing yourself emptying boxes, finding treasure in the form autohyonosis self-confidence, money, etc.


Find areas where the water is cold, hot, or full of wildlife. Let your imagination go. Get ready to exit your hypnotic state. With each step you take, feel the water becoming lower and lower until you fasy once again reached that fifth step. Once you are out of the water and are on the sixth step you may start to feel heavy or as if there is a weight on your chest.

Merely wait on the autohypnoss until this passes, constantly repeating your aforementioned statements. Once it passes, continue up the stairs, visualizing each step by its number, feeling the steps underneath you. Will yourself to carry on up the stairs.