How to Do Self-Hypnosis

March 1, 2021

In this post, I will explain a simple method to practice self-hypnosis.

Warning. Use self-hypnosis only when you can devote your complete attention to the process. Personally, I like self-hypnosis if I wake up in the middle of the night, because at that time, my brain waves are in the alpha or theta stage, which is a great time for hypnosis and I can simply fall asleep again.

The Steps:

It's important to complete each of the first 3 steps as you speak with your subconscious mind to set up the process.

  1. Decide how you want to feel at the end of the session.

    In my example, I want to fall asleep. However, if you're not in bed, you can ask to wake up energized and feeling great!

  2. Determine how long to be in hypnosis.

    Crazy as it sounds, your subconscious mind will end your session at the proper time. For instance, when I use self-hypnosis at night, I find myself waking up in the morning ready for a new day.

  3. Make suggestions to your subconscious mind.

    It is very important that the suggestions you make are positive. Avoid saying things like "I don't want this" or "I don't want that". Make positive suggestions and you will be amazed how well the process works.

  4. Initial breathing process.

    Hypnosis is the bypassing of the critical faculty which allows suggestions to be processed directly by the subconscious mind. The process begins with breathing, so breathe in for a count of 7 and breathe out for count of 11.

  5. Big Hypnosis Breath.

    After a few minutes of 7-11 breathing, take the biggest breath you can, hold it briefly and then slowly exhale and, as you exhale, feel the hypnosis spreading throughout your body starting with the top of your head and slowly moving down your shoulders, your arms, into your legs and all the way down to your toes. Imagine the hypnosis is like a body scanner, scanning the full length of your body causing each muscle to relax completely.

  6. Repeat Hypnosis Breath.

    Take some normal breaths and then repeat the Hypnosis Breath 3 or 4 times until you find yourself drifting into a deep state of hypnosis and feeling very relaxed. Enjoy!

About the Author - 
Tom Laessig

Tom received his first hypnotherapist certification in 2018 from the National Guild of Hypnotists and has seen hundreds of clients to help them improve their lives.

Through hypnosis, he has helped many people with issues that have held them back from a full and happy life.

Many of the problems people have in their life today are caused by events that are stored in their subconscious mind and Tom will help guide you to change the way your mind processes triggering events.

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Tom can help you by working with your subconscious mind to make the changes you desire.

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