How to Prepare For Self Hypnosis Success

Do you have to go to a training seminar or take a live course to safely achieve self hypnosis success?brain-at-work

No.

Do you have to have any special equipment or music to successfully get into a deep state of Hypnosis on your own?

Not at all.

Is self-hypnosis a safe activity to try without ANY prior education? Yes and no.

First of all, in the world of Hypnotherapy, there is a saying that “All Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis” – which simply means that the Hypnotic state is identical, regardless of whether or not you get there by yourself, or have a Hypnotist guide you.

The reason that’s important to know, is because the “Hypnotic state” is actually a very natural and common mental state. You go in and out of what we call “Hypnosis” every time you:

  • Fall asleep 
  • Wake up
  • “Zone out”
  • Take a nap
  • Get ‘caught up’ in a TV show
  • Get ‘lost’ in a book
  • Or go into creative or athletic flow.

Obviously, if you’ve lived this long then you’ve been in and out of Hypnosis millions of times safely, so why would anyone need a safety checklist like the one below? Easy: Because while you’ve experienced Hypnosis, you haven’t necessarily gone very deep for very long before. 

Also – keep in mind that Hypnosis is a lot like sleep (and can lead to very deep and restful sleep if you’d like it to) -so that’s why  it’s never safe to drive, or operate any equipment while under Hypnosis.

Self-Hypnosis is a great way to get focused and to give yourself a lasting positive change – but it’s not safe to practice anywhere but in a safe location, where no-one will disturb you, and where you can relax comfortably.

Safe Self-Hypnosis is Easy! Follow this checklist to see if your self-hypnosis sessions are the safest they can be:

The 10 Self-Hypnosis Safety Commandments:

  1. Never EVER self-Hypnotize or go into Hypnosis while driving or operating any equipment.

  2. Don’t use Hypnosis if you have epilepsy, heart problems, or a history of mental illness.
  3. If you have a medical condition, or if you’re under the care of a doctor, make sure you check with your physician BEFORE using Hypnosis. This will help make sure that any treatment that your doctor has planned for you not interfered with.
  4. Don’t use self-hypnosis if you have to be responsible for anyone – remember, it’s a lot like sleep – so if you need to be alert and aware, wait until you’re by yourself and ‘off duty’ to use self-hypnosis.
  5. Avoid disruptions to your self-hypnosis session in advance: Ask your family and friends to kindly leave you to yourself and undisturbed for an hour or so. Turn off your phone. Take a bio-break and empty your bladder if you need to!
  6. Unless you’re an advanced Hypnosis student, you should avoid the more powerful psychological techniques like age regression, repressed memory retrieval or ‘parts’ therapy. In fact, if you can call it any kind of ‘Therapy” then leave it to the Hypnotherapists and Clinical Hypnotherapy Professionals.
  7. Use Headphones! Especially good quality ones. If you have noise canceling headphones, so much the better. Any headphones will help drown out noise and keep you ‘in the zone.’
  8. Wear comfortable clothing, pick a comfortable place to sit or lie down and have a drink of water near at hand in case you get thirsty.
  9. Prepare your atmosphere: Dim the lights, pull the shades, put on some white noise or soft, relaxing music.
  10. Add in aromatherapy if you are relaxed by certain smells. A little potpourri or essential oil in the air will help you feel peaceful and relaxed.

Follow these tips, and you’ll have a safe, effective session every time. It’s not hard to do, and with a little preparation, you’ll find your sessions become the most centering and uplifting part of your day.

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