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Self hypnosis

Updated: Mar 21

Practicing self-hypnosis can be an effective way to achieve relaxation, focus, and personal development. Here are some techniques to help you practice self-hypnosis:

Create a Relaxing Environment: 

Find a quiet and comfortable place where you won't be disturbed.

Dim the lights, sit or lie down in a comfortable position, and make sure you're not feeling too hot or too cold.

Set Clear Intentions: 

Define the purpose of your self-hypnosis session.

Whether it's relaxation, confidence-building, or stress reduction, having a clear goal will help guide your practice.

Deep Breathing and Relaxation: 

Start by taking slow, deep breaths. Inhale deeply through your nose, hold for a few seconds, and exhale slowly through your mouth.

With each breath, allow your body to relax, starting from your toes and moving up to your head.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation: 

Tense and then relax each muscle group in your body systematically. Start with your toes, then move to your feet, ankles, and continue upward until you reach your face and head.

Release any tension as you go.

Visualization and Imagery: 

Use your imagination to create calming and positive mental images. Visualize yourself in a peaceful place or imagine achieving your goals. Engage as many senses as you can—what do you see, hear, smell, and feel in this scenario?

Repetition of Affirmations: 

Repeat positive affirmations or suggestions related to your goals. Phrase these in the present tense, as if they are already true. For example: "I am confident and capable," or "I am calm and relaxed."

Self-Hypnosis Induction: 

Once relaxed, you can use techniques like counting down from a number (e.g., from 10 to 1) or repeating a calming phrase to induce a hypnotic state.

For instance, saying, "Relax deeper with each number," while counting down.

Focus and Concentration: Maintain focus on your intentions, affirmations, or the mental imagery you've created. Avoid distractions and gently bring your mind back if it wanders.

Self-Suggestion: When in a state of relaxation, suggest positive changes to yourself. You can use phrases like "I am becoming more confident every day" or "I am in control of my thoughts and emotions."

Ending the Session: Slowly transition out of the hypnotic state. You can count upwards from 1 to 5, telling yourself that you'll feel more alert and refreshed with each number. Open your eyes gradually and take a moment to reorient yourself to the present.

Remember, regular practice and patience are key to mastering self-hypnosis. It might take some time to achieve deep relaxation and responsiveness, so be patient with yourself throughout the process.

If you're new to self-hypnosis, consider guided recordings I have created on YouTube or contact me to arrange a private session to help you get started.

I would love you to reach out to me and share your thoughts on this blog. 

In the meantime if you are interested in holistic wellbeing and self care you may enjoy the self care video series I have created on you tube.

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