Whether you realize it or not, you’ve already been hypnotized.
It can happen when you’re driving home in your car. You pull up into your driveway and find that you’re unable to remember part of the journey. You’ve driven the route hundreds of times, and the whole process is automatic. You don’t have to give it too much thought, and that means your mind is able to drift off. When that happens, you enter a mild hypnotic trance.
So self-hypnosis isn’t something you need to learn. It’s something you need to learn how to control.
To hypnotize yourself whenever you want, you need to do three things. You need to get relaxed, you need to enter a mild trance, and you need to concentrate on what you want to achieve.
One of the easiest ways to get relaxed is by focusing on your breathing. A good way to accomplish this is to listen to some music or sounds of nature through a pair of headphones. This helps to shut out the outside world so you can switch your attention inward.
You’ll gradually enter a mild trance state. Research shows that when you’re in a trance your conscious mind is less active. That makes it possible for you to communicate with your subconscious. And as soon as you can do that, you can make suggestions that will help change your life for the better.
How do you get those suggestions into your head when you’re in a trance? One method is to use positive affirmations. Simply repeat the most important objective you’d like to achieve over and over. Say it out loud as many times as you can, and then return your focus to your breathing.
Here’s a summary of the process that you can practice whenever you’ve got a few minutes to spare, at any time of the day:
- Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Pop on some headphones and listen to your favorite piece of relaxing music. Close your eyes and breathe in and out, slowly and steadily.
- Focus on your breathing. Every time you inhale you’re filling your body with rich oxygen, and every time you exhale you’re cleansing away the stress. Keep focusing on your breathing until you feel totally relaxed and peaceful.
- State your positive affirmations out loud. Repeat them over and over to help implant the idea firmly into your subconscious. Then return your focus to your breathing.
- Open your eyes, take a long and deep cleansing breath, and then get on with the rest of your day.
Like so many other things in life, it all boils down to knowing what you want. You already know how to breathe, and you already have the ability to relax. So the more precisely you can pinpoint the purpose behind your hypnosis session, the more productive it will be.
Get more motivated. Stick to your diet. Manage your money more efficiently. Boost your confidence. Become more adventurous. Break a bad habit. Improve your memory. Increase your brainpower. Exploit your creative potential.
Whatever you want to change or add to your life, self-hypnosis can help you accomplish it.
For more information on self-hypnosis and its applications, check out the Raikov Effect.