Many people interested in self help hypnosis, have lots of questions about what it is, how and why it works. In this article, I will do my best to give you complete answers to the most frequently asked questions. (And the more interesting ones.)
Hypnosis is a natural, trance-like state. The subject becomes hyper-focused on what is happening in the moment, while their critical thinking faculty is temporarily put to rest.
In other words, it is a state of deep concentration, and because your judgement is suspended, you are more open to suggestion.
Every time you are engrossed in a movie or a book, you are in a natural state of trance, just like hypnosis.
You have three options for self help hypnosis.
When it comes to general clearing, success and weight loss, I tend to recommend my downloadable audio programs to clients, rather than individual private sessions. That is because it is so much more economical for them. Plus clients can reuse the audios as needed whenever they want.
But if you want self help hypnosis to deal with a more traumatic situation, severe depression or anxiety, I recommend getting some private hypnotherapy sessions. In this case, private sessions can be reinforced with guided audios you can use at home.
Learning self hypnosis is extremely helpful in most situations, either as a standalone self help remedy, or as a reinforcement for other types of self improvements or healing modalities.
There are many different types of mind power techniques used in hypnotherapy, but they all have some common elements which you can read more about here.
Typically people think suggestion therapy is hypnosis therapy. But suggestion therapy may be the LEAST important aspect of therapeutic hypnosis.
The most important THERAPEUTIC aspect of hypnosis involves UNCOVERING the root cause of problems and the connections behind any dysfunction.
When using self hypnosis, a trained student can employ some --but not all -- of the same processes that a therapist would use. In self hypnosis, your state is typically not as deep as it is when you are being guided for all the obvious reasons.
People often ask me WHY they should try self help hypnosis and WHAT
areas of their life could be improved by it, or as importantly, what
problems it can help them solve.
There are as many applications for hypnosis, self hypnosis and other mind power techniques, as there are problems in the world.
Here are the most common reasons people have come to me for hypnosis or for learning self hypnosis. (Follow links for more information on these specific topics)
I think this thought experiment will answer your questions. Let me clarify though, that post is not really about hypnosis. It is about how we are unconsciously "wired." and I think it will help you understand where and how mind power techniques can play a role in your life.
It asks you to imagine what would happen if you woke up in a garbage dump with everything taken from you, except the clothes you are wearing.
The bottom line is that we are all highly motivated until we get to our own comfort zone. When we get there, that motivation just stops. No self help hypnosis necessary. And, that's great!
Most people go all the way to their grave barely scratching the surface of what they are capable of. What about you?
Are you ready to change?
Can you really change? Of course you can.