9 Steps to Hypnotizing Yourself

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Self-hypnosis can be fun and easy. Here’s what you need to do to get ready and some easy steps to follow when hypnotizing yourself.

Preparing for Self-Hypnosis

The first thing to do is find a quiet place where you can relax and are unlikely to be disturbed. Sit or lie down so that you can comfortably relax.

Once you are in a relaxed position choose a ‘trigger word’ to help you to relax. Easy words such as ‘let go’ or ‘relax’ are good to use.

You are going to repeat your trigger word at the beginning of each deep breath. For example, as you take a breath you say “relax”. Continue reading


Visualization Training for Self-Hypnosis

visualization trainingWhy in the world would anyone need to use visualization training? Because most people really aren’t good visualizers. But visualizing is especially important if you want to work with self-hypnosis. Here’s why.

The Importance of Visualization for Self-Hypnosis

Visualization is a key component in all types of hypnosis. Its twice as important for someone using self-hypnosis. Unlike when you are being guided by a hypnotist, when you are giving yourself the suggestions, they can be hard to believe.  To get around this you need to have other ways to influence your subconscious mind.  This is where visualization comes in.

If you’re good at visualization, you can fool your brain into responding just like what you are imagining were real. For example, if you’re good at visualizing, if you visualize yourself as successful, then your brain will believe you are successful.

But what if you aren’t very good at visualizing things? What if your mind’s eye can’t conjure real-feeling imagery? That’s where visualization training comes in. Continue reading


Learn Self-Hypnosis

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Learn Self-Hypnosis

For most people, the idea of hypnotizing themselves comes from a deep desire to make their lives better. They see hypnosis as a way to enter an altered state so that they can create the life they really want. To create the life of their dreams. That’s why people learn self-hypnosis.

Uses of Self-Hypnosis

Hypnosis is both an ancient practice and a modern “miracle cure”. Hypnosis has been used by billions of people over thousands of years. Today it is used in medicine, dentistry, psychology as well as in business and sports.

For example, medical practitioners use hypnosis as an anesthesia. Surgeons use it during surgery for people who have adverse reactions to drugs. Many dentists use it during dental procedures. Expectant mothers learn self-hypnosis with the aid of Mid-wives and Doulas, so they can deliver babies without using drugs to reduce their pain. Continue reading


Visualize Your Happy Place

visualize your happy placeVisualization is an incredibly powerful tool you can use to simulate an environment or stimulus that makes you feel as though you were there. This can fool your brain into thinking that whatever you’re imagining is real. One way you can use visualization is, when you’re in a difficult situation, visualize your happy place. This can help to quickly calm your mind and bring you back into a good mental space.

A happy place is a place that you’ve created in your mind’s eye that makes you feel calm and at ease. Visualizing your happy place is useful for its own therapeutic ends. Here you’re going to use it to prepare yourself to enter a calm and suggestible state for self-hypnosis.

What Should a Happy Place be?

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Visualization as Self-Hypnosis

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One question I often hear is, “Can you use visualization as self-hypnosis?” The answer is yes and it’s a very powerful use of self-hypnosis. One of the most powerful.

Visualization and Self Hypnosis

Self-hypnosis is, of course, hypnosis but carried out alone, by yourself. Instead of sitting in a hypnotist’s office and receiving guidance from them, you simply talk yourself through the process with the same goal of changing the way you think about a particular idea Continue reading


4 Ways to Use Self-Directed Hypnosis

Self-Directed HypnosisSelf-hypnosis is a form of self-directed hypnosis that can be used for a variety of different reasons. Using self-hypnosis, a person uses subtle suggestions to alter the way they think about something they want to change.

Since it’s self-directed hypnosis, there is no need for a hypnotist. This has some drawbacks but also has a number of distinct advantages. For starters, self-directed hypnosis can be practiced anywhere and at any time. As an added bonus, it’s also completely free of charge. Better yet though, self-directed hypnosis allows you to remain completely in control and to use suggestions that you know are going to effective for you.

So, it’s powerful stuff sure, but what can you use self-hypnosis to achieve?

Read on and we’ll look at some powerful examples of self-directed hypnosis…

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The Three Keys for the Successful Use of Hypnosis

Successful Use of Hypnosis

Whether you’re using a hypnotherapist or utilizing self-hypnosis, there are three keys to the successful use of hypnosis. These are self-motivation, repetition and realistic or believable suggestions.

Let’s examine each of these essential keys for your successful use of hypnosis…

1. All motivation to change must come from within.

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Self-Hypnosis and Placebos

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What do self-hypnosis and placebos have in common?

How are self-hypnosis and placebos alike? Well, the ultimate objective of hypnosis or self-hypnosis is to help you retrain the way your mind thinks. You can use this for any number of things, to become more confident, to be more adept at speaking in public, or to give up a bad habit like smoking. Used correctly, self-hypnosis can potentially make a big difference.

What’s more is the potential effects of any type of hypnosis can be even more powerful when combined with the power of placebo… Continue reading


Altered States

Altered State

What is an Altered State?

When you hear the term ‘altered states’, what do you think of? Often people equate the term ‘altered state’ with ‘mind altering drugs’. While it’s true that these terms are often used together, they can and often do describe very separate phenomena. Drugs are one of the many ways a person can achieve an altered state. Since people often misuse drugs, this might not be a particularly healthy or useful method for getting into an altered state.

If someone wants to improve themselves there are many other ways to enter an altered state. Let’s look at some examples.


For most people, whether you use self-hypnosis or see a hypnotist, your first aim is to reach an altered state of heightened suggestibility. This allows your conscious mind to drop its guard, giving you the ability to be more inclined to believe the positive suggestions you hear. This allows the hypnotist or, in the case of self-hypnosis, the script you’ve developed, to speak almost directly to your subconscious mind. Continue reading


10 Steps to Attract the Life You Want

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Attract the Life You Want

By Heather Mathews

Author of Manifestation Miracle

“What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi

How would you like to attract the life you want? If I told you that you could create the exact type of circumstances you want, would you call me crazy?

What if your very thoughts could create ripples of change that not only impact your life…

…but those around you as well? Continue reading