How to Use Self Hypnosis to Achieve Your Goals

Self hypnosis can be used to change a great many things in your life. You can use self hypnosis to remove negative emotions associated with bad memories. You can use self hypnosis to remove negative beliefs and create new ones and you can also use self hypnosis to achieve goals!So, if self hypnosis is so powerful how come some people don’t get results from it?

Well the simple answer is that they aren’t using self hypnosis correctly!

In order to get the most from any self hypnosis session you have to know why you are using it. You must have an intention prior to trying self hypnosis or the only thing you will gain from it is deep relaxation. Set a self hypnosis goal!

This self hypnosis goal should be concise and precise. By writing down your statement of intent you solidify the idea of what you want in your mind and give your subconscious mind something to work towards. You create a self hypnosis goal!

Ensure you don’t include what you don’t want in any self hypnosis program. Make your self hypnosis goal positive and success-affirming. For example saying something like “I am no longer overweight” or “I no longer have unpaid bills” is not how you should word your self hypnosis goal. When you focus on not being overweight your mind creates a picture of being overweight. When you think of having no unpaid bills you must first think of unpaid bills. This is true of anything in life but it becomes extremely important in self hypnosis!

The mind works with images! To illustrate this point I would like you to think of your kitchen. Where is the cooker? Do you have a refrigerator? What colour is it? Does the door open to the left or the right?

Can you see that to answer these questions you must call up a visual memory of your home?

Therefore you must create a written statement that only includes the things you want to have and it must not concentrate, in anyway, on the things you no longer wish to experience. Examples of using the positive statements would be “I achieve my ideal weight with ease” rather than “I am no longer overweight”.

By following this advice you ensure that the only picture your mind forms are positive. During self hypnosis, when you recall these pictures, you are instructing your subconscious mind to help you create them.

Now that you have your written statement that outlines what you want from your self hypnosis sessions you can get more specific. By creating a specific, detailed, image of what you want you can re-program your mind using it during a self hypnosis session.

Now, read the statement you created and become aware of the pictures you are seeing in your mind. Make them larger, brighter and more emotional. Alter the mental scene until it becomes exactly as you would want it to be in reality. Keep changing it until it makes you feel really great.

The written statement and mental picture along with the positive emotions becomes your blueprint for success that you will program into your mind during self hypnosis.

There are a multitude of great self hypnosis recordings available for specific needs (and also a multitude of bad ones) and once you have your intention it should be fairly easy to find one to suit your needs. However, should you chose to try self hypnosis without the aid of a recording you can follow the self hypnosis script below. Just keep practising your self hypnosis everyday until you reach your goal.

Self Hypnosis Script:

Before you begin your self hypnosis session position yourself comfortably, either sitting or lying down. Make sure you will not be disturbed.

To start the self hypnosis session look at a spot on the wall or ceiling that is just above eye level. Make sure you keep your head straight so the you have to lift your eyes so it.

Now tense your toes for several seconds and then release the tension allowing them to relax. This lets you notice the difference between tension and relaxation. Next tense you lower legs and release, then your upper legs and release. Do this for all the muscle groups of your body until you have even relaxed your face and scalp.

After only a few moments, due to the strain on your eyes, they will begin to feel tired and you can close them. This is a part of the self hypnosis induction. In your mind count down from ten to one while you take deep breathes. Then imagine that there is a steep staircase in front of you and walk down them into the darkness. Now count down from five to one.

Now imagine there is a winding staircase in front of you with 10 steps. Walk down the staircase while breathing deeply. By this stage you are in a state of trance and your self hypnosis is well underway.

While in this state of self hypnosis you are going to program your subconscious mind. Bring to mind the mental picture you created earlier. See it in all its detail with you in it. Now run the image like a movie and see yourself interacting in that scene. Once you begin to feel positive emotions step into the movie. Walk right into the imagined you and take over their role. How does that feel to be living that image?

Allow yourself to stay in the mental movie for as long as it feel s comfortable. Once you are ready to leave the state of self hypnosis simply count up from one to ten. Start to become aware of the room around you and any sounds that may be apparent. Then open your eyes. Your self hypnosis is complete.

Ensure you take the time each time to perform your self hypnosis. Do this for a month and you are guaranteed to manifest your mental picture!

Self Hypnosis – What It Is And What It Does

In today’s ever changing world, we sometimes need help to get rid of habits and calm our fears. We can turn to the traditional methods: doctors, government agencies and over the counter medication. We can talk to therapists and psychologists. We can even go-it-alone. Sometimes, however, when it seems nothing we do is helping our situation, we need a little help that is outside the box. It is time to consider self hypnosis. It can work where all other methods have let us down.

What is Self Hypnosis?

Self hypnosis is a relative of hypnosis. It simply replaces a hypnotherapist or other qualified individual with the client. In other words, the hypnotist is also the client. Self hypnosis, like hypnosis, is tool of self discovery and awareness. It is a means through which anyone can access the subconscious mind. You do so deliberately with the intent to alter the current pattern of thought held by the subconscious. In doing so, you begin to lay the groundwork for change.

The Purpose of Self Hypnosis

The purpose of Self hypnosis varies in accordance with the individual’s needs. The basic function of this technique is to help an individual reach deep down into his or her subconscious. In doing so, you can retrain it to reflect and embrace what you wish to accomplish. Some typical purposes of self hypnosis include:

To quit smoking
To help with a diet
To improve your overall self image
To help you overcome any fears
To stop such things as procrastination
To aid you in addressing phobias
To assist you in improving your memory

How does Self Hypnosis Differ from Stage Hypnosis?

Hypnosis and self hypnosis are respected forms of therapy. These forms of hypnotherapy are used to achieve a specific purpose – one in which only the person desiring change or seeking a solution and the therapist take part. The goals the therapist and client set are individualistic and meant to address a real need. The sessions and subjects are personal, private and performed in a safe and secure environment. If you use self hypnosis, only you need to know why you are there.

In the case of stage hypnosis, the major difference is the stage. This is a public performance. People have paid the hypnotist/magician to see what he or she can “make” someone do. The “client” or stage prop is not there to achieve any personal goal except, perhaps for their few minutes of fame. The stage hypnotist can be manipulative and even exploitative to obtain his or her goals. Moreover, the whole strategy requires more than a little of illusion and even self delusion.

The Tools of Self Hypnosis

The tools you use are basic. You need a quiet place – particularly essential at the beginning. You need to create, purchase or download various audio aids. These contain basic scripts to help you reach your subconscious. They also contain the specific messages you wish your subconscious to accept.

You need to make some time for the session. This should occur on a regular, preferably daily, basis. The setting should not only be quiet but comfortable. It needs to feel safe.

You can, if you wish, light incense and/or candles. This adds to the atmosphere. It can be helpful in relaxing you. This increases the ability of you to reach your trance-like state more quickly.

The other tools for actual hypnosis lie within you. You need to be able to reach a trance-like state. You need to relax. You have to be specific in your goal. You need to then visualise it clearly and progressively. The timeframe of this goal must firmly resonate in your conscious and subconscious minds. It must be here, now and in the near future if it is to be effective. The Advantages of Self Hypnosis Self hypnosis has several advantages over its formal hypnotherapy colleague. It is:

Inexpensive – you require many a few books and audio-visual aids, many obtainable online through downloads
For home use. It is nice to be able to relax in the safety and comfort of your own
Also portable when you feel comfortable doing so
Does not require setting up an appointment
You can do so at your own pace in your own time

All these factors combine to make self hypnosis safe, reliable, secure and to your advantage to try now.