People use hypnosis as permission to do what they wanted to do, and be who they wanted to be.
Have you ever heard of hypnosis and wondered what all the fuss is about?
Hypnosis, also known as hypnotherapy, is a state of mind where a person is highly suggestible and open to new ideas and behaviors.
It’s like when you’re so engrossed in a good book, or on a long run, that you forget the world around you. That’s the power of hypnosis, it can tap into your subconscious mind and help you make positive changes.
Does hypnosis work?
Well, for starters, it can help you overcome phobias, anxiety, and bad habits. It can also boost your confidence, improve your sleep, and even help you lose weight. The possibilities are endless!
How hypnosis works and how it can be used
So, what’s the best way to use hypnosis as part of a wider wellbeing and personal development journey? Well, first and foremost, have an open mind.
Hypnosis is not magic, but it can be a powerful tool when used correctly.
Consider incorporating hypnosis into your daily routine, like meditation or journaling. And remember, the best way to see results is to be consistent and patient.
Tips for building hypnotherapy into your life
1. Get into a comfortable state: Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed and get into a relaxed position. Either sit or lie down. Take a few deep breaths, drawing in the breath through your stomach. Feel the calming of your mind and body.
2. Focus on your breathing: Breathe deeply and slowly, and concentrate on the sensation of air moving in and out. This process helps you to be present and to quieten the mind.
3. Induce hypnosis: You can use a guided meditation, affirmations, visualization, or other techniques to induce a state of hypnosis. The goal is to become deeply relaxed and focused on your inner experience. I prefer to use either Spotify to find some great hypnosis tracks, or buy them directly. In the past, Paul McKenna helped me to quit smoking, and The Hypnotist on Spotify has an awesome range.
4.Explore your mind: Once you’re in a hypnotic state, you can start exploring your thoughts, emotions, and memories. You can ask yourself questions, visualize scenarios, or simply observe what comes up.
5. Exit hypnosis: When you’re ready to end your hypnosis session, simply count from 1 to 5, or imagine yourself waking up from a deep sleep. Take a few deep breaths, stretch your body, and return to your normal state of consciousness.
Remember, hypnosis is a personal experience, and it may take a few tries to get the hang of it.
You’ll probably fall asleep during some of these sessions, which I personally think is ok. I don’t know if you quite get the same effects, but I have often woken up at the end of a recording.
Risks of using hypnosis
Is hypnosis safe? The short answer is yes, but it needs to be done responsibly. Best to consult with licenced professionals usually, and just like with any tool, it can be misused.
So, make sure to do your research and choose a qualified hypnotherapist.
What’s the lowdown on using hypnosis?
The true power of hypnosis however is rarely used in every day life.
Not only can it help to solve your problems, but it can also proactively help you to become the most bad ass version of yourself.
Like Ben Cale sats in his TEDx talk “People use hypnosis as permission to do what they wanted to, and be who they wanted to be.”