Self Hypnosis

To get started with your hypnosis, write down on a little piece of paper an idea you want to explore. Write down a word that comes to mind.

Hold that paper in your right hand, and hold your right arm out extended fully. Now look at the paper and stare at it until you are staring.. into it.

Do this as described and rapidly you will notice physiological changes. When this occurs, you very rapidly wish to simply let go of the image you wrote down. You quickly grow tired and drowsy. Very gently, you release the paper from your hand. It falls to ground in slow motion.

Once the paper (Idea) hits the floor, your hands and arms drift down, right unto your thighs. Notice your arms can fall from your vision quickly or slowly. Whatever rate of speed is perfect for you once you know your own rhythm ...

Finally, your eyes close at last, and you take in a very deep breathe, letting go of all tension in this moment. You breathe live into your soul. Your body becomes an object and all external stimuli are meaningless and unapparent. In your Self-Hypnosis, you drop down in the state that is right for you. This is your magnetic state. You let your nature appear by letting go of external boundaries. You are based entirely in an inner world. You can open your eyes and see images, pictures, or in crystal balls. 

Become lifeless, like all the electricity has been stopped at once, and go into your magnetic state. Your arm falls lifelessly unto your lap (perhaps with a thump). The hand feels heavy. Your eyes close as you exhale. Entering at once in "the state", you inhale.

Congratulations -- you have just taught yourself how to do Self-Hypnosis.

It will take you a month to master. Think of these exercises as forming a thread through space and time. Do your self-hypnosis but twice a week at first. "It takes time, its own time" Erickson used to say. But realize still that the total time you have spent in hypnosis during the month is only around an hour or so. This is not much time overall you spend learning this new, valuable skill.

It only takes a second to go into self-hypnosis, and you only need to be in there for a couple minutes to reset and refresh. Practice regularly for the best benefits.

The idea is to do hypnosis at some interval of time between noon and before drifting off into physiological sleep. The evening trance is good for processing the day. This frees up your mind for easy, smooth sleep later at night.

During the day, about 2 hours after waking is found to be optimal.

You will discover that when you set the tone for the day, everything around you works like clock work.

During the day you also work to maintain this psychological state in the face of a changing day.

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The positive influence of the hypnosis has an effect on you, then, when you do this, throughout the day. It's always something you choose to do, something you allow to occur, or maybe just an idea that finally is able to shoot into your awareness. In trance, you get out of your own way, which is the beauty of nature.

But if you have no time actually set, then once you have an idea, you say "now is the time" and close your eyes and go into trance. This attitude is excellent.  Because it really is that simple. There is nothing you need do. You just do it. You have an idea and you recognize that hypnosis will help you recognize that even further.

There are characteristics people seem to always experience in the trance state. People often wonder questions like, "Am I hypnotized?" as if they don't know. These include the following other ones:

-  a sense of clarity or confusion existing in the mind about what is occurring

-  a feeling there is a comfortable space in the mind, 

-  the felt presence of expansion inwardly and/or contraction outwardly

-  often you are confused and do not know it in waking life, so in hypnosis going into confusion can be a more comfortable way to experience the confusions fully.

-  there is a calmness to the muscles and the skin is smooth, perhaps flushed

-  your heart heart has slowed down, or you notice you haven't been thinking

-  the body relaxes deeply and begins to repair itself. (Activation of the parasympathetic nervous system.)

-  heaviness or lightness of the body. Tingling sensations. When this is experienced, focus your attention on the sensation and it will morph or increase, which can take you deeper into the trance you are in

-  feeling like you are not in your body

-  your breathing has slowed down

-  enjoying being present. a heightened sense of stability and tranquility. so nice.

-  your attention is focused entirely on one thing only, and everything not important fades away

-  a curious subconscious belief that changes are occurring. a gentle feeling of "yes this, this is nice."

Some people are called a somnambulist. They enter a trance on command. Not only that, but when a suggestion for improved life quality is given them, they carry it out, and have total amnesia for having been given the suggestion! This means they are not aware a suggestion has been given.

Going Even Deeper.

I recommend using a staircase that exists in your mind to deepen your state. This is a nice, safe way to deepen your relaxation without complications.

Be clear in your mind about intention that when you reach the bottom of the staircase, you will be deeply relaxed.  You know the way a regular person walks down the stairs, they do it rather quickly; but you are entering a deep hypnotic trance and embody, altogether a different rate of speed, or kind of motion. You move -- slowly -- down the stairs -- very slowly, very nicely -- down, one at a time. And that is why with each lower level you allow yourself to relax, really relax now ... even deeper.


Hypnosis works because a person is suggestible in the trance state. If you tell a smoker "you do not smoke", while they are in normal awareness, they will look at you critically and reject your statement. But if they are in a hypnotic trance and you tell them that same suggestion, it has a much deeper effect.

Some useful images that can be used to help you deepen the state:

-  a staircase

-  an elevator

-  doors existing anywhere

-  a pebble landing in water, ripples rippling outward

-  walking on a serene beach

-  a memory of being comfortable

-  taking a flight to a faraway, wonderful place that feels like home

To summarize and fill in a few blanks, here is an overview of the self-hypnosis process:

-  have an idea of what you would like to achieve in hypnosis

-  don't have an idea of what you'd like to achieve but do it anyway

-  sit down with your hands and legs uncrossed

-  close your eyes and go into a trance

-  deepen your state using a mental staircase (that goes down) or use the items listed above

-  allow your mind to wander freely.

-  after about 10 minutes, you could be pretty well deep and comfortable

-  when you are deep, give yourself the suggestions you need to hear. they may be subconscious also.

-  when you are done, slowly re-orient yourself to the room

-  you can also re-orient quickly

-  when you awake, continue telling yourself the suggestion

-  after you've awoken, you may have forgotten the suggestions

-  when you stand up, breathe in, as this prevents light-headedness

That's basically all that is needed to know in order to begin using self-hypnosis. There are many good books out there that can give you further insight ----- or make an appointment with me and learn self-hypnosis to change your life, forever for the better !

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