Today I’d like to talk about hypnosis. Hypnosis is a relaxed state of consciousness where the participant is better able to facilitate programming of the self. There are hundreds of applications for hypnosis, but today we’re going to focus primarily on how to put yourself into a hypnotic state and the first steps of what you can do from there.
Let’s take a look at induction techniques. It’s important to keep a few key things in mind when you’re setting out to put yourself in a hypnotic state.
First, find a place where you won’t be disturbed for a while. The place doesn’t have to be in complete isolation, but it is important for the success of your session that you not be interrupted by people wanting your attention. Outside noises of people talking or vehicles, while distracting, are not necessarily going to end your hypnotic state. You’ll be surprised how quickly those sounds fade into the background once hypnotized.
Second, sit or lay in a comfortable position with minimal annoyance to your back or shoulders. Be in a position where you will be able to relax all your muscles without falling over or leaning to one side very suddenly. While in a hypnotic state you will be drifting away from your body in a sense.
Third, you’ll need a method of hypnotic induction. There are many scripts to induce hypnosis but usually we don’t have the luxury of a trained hypnotherapist to administer the session. Often we must depend on an alternate method. Hypnosis sessions can often be distracting as the hypnotist breathes into the microphone or makes distracting sounds or improvises the script as they go along.
Unfortunately, even “professional” sessions often have these problems as well. A hypnotist who doesn’t seem to know what they’re doing can inspire a lack of confidence and create anxiety in the person undergoing the therapy. Fortunately, there are other methods including the hypnosis entrainment program we offer at the unexplainable store. Be sure to check it out at Hypnosis
It’s easy with the entrainment therapy. First put yourself in a comfortable place, then press play and begin focusing on your breathing. Breath in slowly and evenly through your nose, then breath out the same speed through your mouth. If your nose is unreliable due to seasonal conditions such as allergies, breathing through your mouth is fine too. After a couple minutes of this your mind will begin to detach from your surroundings bit by bit.
Don’t wait for it to happen, but rather immerse yourself in the experience with a mind free from a desire for results. Of course you can want results prior to and afterward, but during the session focus only on the experience itself and your positive intentions. In that mindset you will find it easy to slip in and out of hypnosis at will.
Once you’ve induced hypnosis, what then? The sky is the limit. Hypnosis has been used by therapists to do everything from recovering lost memories to putting the hypnosis subject on a path toward self discovery. Next time we’ll look at hypnosis “scripts” you can visualize as well as tips on writing your own hypnosis script to create specially created hypnosis sessions made just for you!
Thank you for taking the time to read our presentation on Hypnosis.
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