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How To Use Self-Hypnosis To Achieve Your Life Goals

Woman under self-hypnosis
Woman under self-hypnosis

Self-hypnosis—it may feel like unfamiliar territory, but you’ve actually been under hypnosis much more often than you may imagine…

Every day we’re exposed to some form of hypnosis—whether we realize it or not. This is because our subconscious mind acts like a giant sponge, absorbing everything around it.

From marketing and advertising to television and movies—they are all constantly hypnotizing us. 

So why not turn your ability to be hypnotized into a chance to overcome your fears and achieve your greatest goals?  

Many people don’t practice self-hypnosis, but it’s so easy and so powerful—we should do it all time!

Today, I’m going to teach you how to hypnotize yourself in 10 minutes or less so you can help powerfully change your life—eradicate limiting beliefs and fears and increase your confidence, vitality, and abundance.

Let’s start! 

What Is Hypnosis? 

Hypnosis is actually a more common state of mind than you might think.

Generally speaking, hypnosis is a trance-like state characterized by intense suggestibility, heightened imagination and mental clarity.

The state of hypnosis is very similar to daydreaming, being lost in your thoughts, or totally absorbed in something you love.

Best of all, hypnosis can be used to help you achieve your goals—whether that’s to lose weight, stop smoking, or rebuild low self-esteem and confidence!

Is Hypnotherapy Safe?

Let’s cut to the chase—yes! 

Hypnotherapy is a very safe health and well-being intervention, and you are always in control. 

But there’s often lots of confusion around hypnosis. So let’s clear that up… 

A common misconception is that people believe once you go into a hypnotic state, you might not come out of it. Or another one is that you lose all control of yourself and your actions. 

This isn’t true at all. Hypnosis is not mind-control, and it doesn’t involve manipulating someone.

It’s a very gentle process that allows you to train your mind to focus on whatever you want to create.

Hypnosis provides improved clarity, focus, and concentration. It also empowers you to be in control of your mind rather than your mind controlling you. 

When you’re hypnotized by someone else, that person simply acts as a guide. This is helpful for those looking to become more comfortable with the process of hypnosis. 

Ultimately, the only one that can hypnotize you, is YOU.

How Does Hypnosis Work?

Hypnosis utilizes your powerful subconscious mind to reach an altered state of consciousness with increased focus and awareness. 

It helps you to tune out most, if not all, of the stimuli around you. Tapping into the “alpha brainwave state,” which occurs when your brain waves slow down.

By bridging the gap between the conscious and subconscious mind, hypnosis helps bring you into a place of deep relaxation. That’s why hypnosis is so popular among those who wish to manage and decrease stress. 

Hypnosis allows new pathways in the brain to be formed, helping to create positive changes in our thoughts and behavior. 

As you relax into a hypnotic state, your mind becomes suggestible. Then, you can uncover the root cause of issues and rewrite the stories you tell yourself about certain past events.

The adaptive brain is malleable like plastic, and it is designed for learning. By practicing self-hypnosis, you’re using that plasticity to retrain your mind to let go of negative, limiting beliefs.

The more you train your mind to focus on the present and positive, the happier and more peaceful you will be.

Can Self-Hypnosis Change Your Life?

Hypnosis can absolutely help to transform your life—whether you are a professional hypnotherapist, a client, or simply practicing self-hypnosis at home. 

Self-hypnosis is particularly effective in helping you steer your mind in a more positive direction, so you can:

As you can see, there are many benefits to hypnosis. It’s by far one of the easiest ways to help make extraordinary, lasting changes in your life.

Self-Hypnosis: How To Get Into a Hypnotic State

In order to successfully practice self-hypnosis, you need to be comfortable. This means sitting back with your arms relaxed by your side or hands separated on your lap. 

Then you can use a powerful Rapid Eye Movement (R.E.M.) technique. This allows you to enter a hypnotic state much quicker than traditional approaches. 

To do this, simply roll your eyes up for a few moments. Imagine you’re trying to look into your own hairline. 

Then, while keeping your eyeballs up, just close your lids. 

When your eyelids are closed, you may notice your eyes start to flicker under your eyelids. You can actually touch your eyelids if you’re not sure, and you’ll feel a slight fluttering. 

This helps you to relax and enter a trance state similar to the R.E.M stage of sleep. R.E.M is characterized by vivid dreams associated with increased brain activity. 

How Do I Know if Self-Hypnosis Is Working?

If you want to gain reassurance that you are successfully under hypnosis—then try this mind-hacking exercise… 

Once you’ve used the R.E.M. technique, take a moment to relax and push your shoulders down. Just imagine that you have a string attached to your right arm like a pulley. 

Now imagine that pulley is pulling your arm up and up and up.

As that string is pulled, your right arm is floating and moving and lifting and starting to travel higher. The minute you find it floating up, you can allow that to happen for as long as you like. 

This is confirmation that your mind is accepting suggestions.

Then imagine the pulley has been let go. You can drop your arm down, and then you know that you’re ready to start giving yourself suggestions.

How To Get Into Hypnotic Trance

In order to truly enter a hypnotic trance and start giving yourself suggestions, you’re going to first begin to take your mind deeper, down a set of stairs…

When you’re doing self-hypnosis, it’s a good idea to have the same steps, like wooden steps

that go down to a beach, beautiful carpeted steps that take you into a lovely room,

or beautiful tiled stone steps inside a villa in Greece.

I love the wooden steps going down to the sand. It helps me to relax, as I tell myself that I can feel the waves at my feet and the sun on my face.

But you can simply visualize the steps in your house if you like. It really doesn’t matter, but it’s quite nice to have a set of steps that you really love.

Take Your Mind Down 10 Steps

When you’re ready to descend your steps, simply drop your chin so you feel that “looking-down” sensation.

It doesn’t matter now at all where your eyeballs have gone. You no longer need to keep them strained upwards.

Mentally look down 10 steps, and as you count them, visualize your feet taking each step. 

It really helps to hear, feel, and to see your feet treading each step.

As you move onto step 10, feel each muscle and every nerve turn loose and get looser as you go deeper. Then begin to count down the steps, one by one, going deeper and deeper. 

As you go deeper, you’ll find every sound and noise around you is carrying you further into the most phenomenal, relaxing state of self-hypnosis.

By doing this, you allow yourself to develop a gentle, relaxing feeling that you are drifting and floating. 

Once you reach this deep stage of relaxation, you’re absolutely ready to give yourself powerful suggestions.

Give Yourself Powerful Suggestions 

This step, also called the “suggestion phase,” is all about stimulating the subconscious mind to uncover any unconscious blocks or limiting beliefs. 

You need to keep the suggestions very clear and simple—and always in the present tense, as your mind doesn’t work in the future. 

Now, what you say at this point obviously depends on what the issue is. Today, we’ll use confidence as an example. 

So tell yourself a story where you picture yourself feeling super confident. 

Begin to tell yourself positive statements, always focusing on the words…

“I am a beautifully confident person. My confidence flows from within.” 

“When I go for an interview, I’m confident.”

“When I go out socially, I’m confident.”

“When I pick up the phone and make calls in my job, I’m confident.”

Repetition is essential as this is how the mind learns and strengthens the neural pathways. 

So keep giving yourself exciting suggestions, using words that fire your imagination, and make an amazing picture for yourself.

How To Reinforce Your Desired State 

When you’re doing self-hypnosis, you should clearly visualize the image of what you want.

Imagine yourself a few months down the road, having already made the changes you want to make and achieving everything you had set out to do.

Whether that be standing looking at yourself in the mirror being your perfect weight and size or getting the job promotion you wanted.

Envisioning your future state can really help you picture yourself succeeding—which helps lead your subconscious mind to your desired outcome.

Remember, one of the rules of the mind is that the way we feel about anything is down to two things; the pictures we make in our head and the words we say to ourselves. 

So when you make the pictures positive, when you make the words positive, it actually changes your whole life in the most extraordinary way. 

Ending Your Self-Hypnosis Session 

When you’ve finished giving yourself powerful suggestions, you’re ready to bring yourself out of your relaxing self-hypnosis session. 

To do this, simply count from one to 10 before opening your eyes—some people like to come back up the stairs, and that’s good too.

So you can mentally go back up those 10 steps to the top. When you’re at the top of the steps, just open your eyes.

It’s very important to do this in your own time, in your own way.

You can do it as quickly or as slowly as you want to. 

The Takeaway

Self-hypnosis is so easy to learn. But the really great thing is, even if you do it incorrectly, it still works. And when you get it right, it works really powerfully! 

You can do it on a train while lying in bed at night or in a waiting room. Nobody knows you’re doing it, even if you’re standing up at a bus stop, it’s perfectly safe.

So start practicing self-hypnosis everywhere. Fill your mind with amazing, positive thoughts and witness your life begin to change for the better. 

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