It is a powerful mind expanding technique, and it is closely related to self-development. Let’s see it closer.
The Concept of The Highly Suggestible Brain State
As you may know, our brain produces electrical signals to carry information from one area to another. This electrical activity is measured in Hz. Self Hypnosis takes advantage of the highly suggestible state of the brain that results in a particular Hz range.
The high suggestible state is called the Alpha State of Mind. When the brain is in the alpha state, its dominant operating frequency is between 8 – 13 Hz. Below the alpha is the theta mind state that is between 4 – 7 Hz.
The Theta mind state is ideal for self hypnosis, but it is also harder to reach. Both states are good for self hypnosis. See here for more info on Brainwave Frequencies.
Speaking briefly, Self Hypnosis is a method of inducing your mind into trance (lowering the dominant frequency). The deeper you get, the better. When at this state you make positive suggestions to yourself.
The suggestions influence your subconscious and as a result, they also alter the way you feel and deal with your life. The form of suggestions can be aural, visual or anything that you feel comfortable with.
Self Hypnosis is a form of hypnotherapy, and it has a lot of applications. Let’s see some of them.
o Quit bad habits
o Stop pain
o Improve Health
o Sports Performance
o Self Confidence
o Mind Development
o Sexual Health
As you see, these are general categories that can have many subcategories and so on. You may realize now that Self Hypnosis applies to a wide selection of everyday activities.
Guided Self Hypnosis
Guided self hypnosis is like a Hypnotherapy session with the aid of an expert. The only difference is that you are alone wearing headphones. You just relax and listen to the pre-recorded hypnotherapist and follow the directions that he gives you.
It is very easy to get into trance in this way because the hypnotherapist instructs you continuously and this doesn’t leave distractions to get in the middle. Also, the suggestibility options that are used in such sessions are very practical. They also engage your creativity.
I have tried many self-hypnosis products. The sessions I used more were in the following fields:
o Body improvement
o Mind Improvement
o Power Naps
o Self Confidence
I will not discuss here what products I used. Such information you can find on the Recommended Products page.
Let’s see in detail some of my personal experience.
Body Improvement programs are sessions aimed at improving your body’s health and/or appearance. The hypnotherapist induces you fast into trance and then instructs you to visualize things about your body.
You can gain access to your body’s settings and reprogram it for better function.
There are also many programs that are focused on changing body appearance. You are only instructed to imagine training your muscles for hours or that you are losing weight.
Between us, you also have to try the traditional way of going to the gym and following a better diet if you want to see some serious results. Self hypnosis can be supplemental to your daily training routine.
Mind Improvement sessions are supposed to help you with mind related issues. These can be mental tasking, mindset, overcoming undesirable situations, etc.
I used stress relief sessions, and they had good results. Self Hypnosis is powerful against stress. It’s not only that the whole process helps you relax, but it is also that the suggestions have a strong effect on the coming days.
There were some periods that I had too much stress. I even had panic attacks during my sleep. The stress relief sessions helped me to reduce my stress levels throughout the following days, but I had to repeat sometimes the sessions as the anxiety was insisting.
Spiritual sessions have to do with the elevation of your spirit. These sessions are usually longer than the rest of hypnotic sessions and require you to be at a very deep trance level.
I tried an astral projection session, but I failed to stay conscious until the end. In the best scenario, I would click out (This is an expression used when you experience timelessness).
This session had lots of psychedelic sounds and binaural beats along with the voice that guided me. It was very trippy.
I have not experienced Astral Projection, but I got deeper into trance than with any other self-hypnosis session, and this was immensely enjoyable. Besides, astral projection is a very rare and advanced state that only a few people have succeeded to experience it.
Healing sessions help you speed up the recovery process from an injury or illness. In these sessions, you create mind tools that help your body to respond rapidly to external threats or harms.
Experience from healing sessions is satisfactory in general. I usually listen to a healing session when I feel sick or in pain.
In most cases where I used healing self hypnosis, I had a noticeable effect. For example, if I had a headache, after the session the headache had gone or eased at least.
Healing sessions are also good to maintain health levels high.
For example, there was a session that guided me to created a holographic web into my body, which was able to intercept anything suspicious. Anything abnormal would raise an alarm, and drastic action would take place immediately. All these in a subconscious level of course. You can find this immune system support script here.
Self hypnosis sessions for improving health have positive and noticeable effects in my case, so I fully recommend them.
Power Naps Sessions
A Nap is a short timed sleep for about 20-45 minutes. But no more than 45 minutes because then you enter the deep sleep stage of the sleep cycle.
Power naps sessions are short self hypnosis sessions intended to energize you throughout the day. The best time to hear such sessions is at midday or when returning home from work.
Power naps induce you quickly into trance and instruct you to visualize things that will refresh you such as filling in with energy, or sleeping for many hours and suggest that you be fully refreshed and energized by the end of the session.
Power nap sessions work great when you are not very tired. There were times that I was so tired that power naps sessions didn’t have any effect on me. If you are too tired, then an ordinary nap may be better.
Self-Confidence sessions restore your self-esteem and release your true potential. With these sessions, your mind gets influenced positively about your ego.
These sessions together with the healing sessions are the most important in my opinion. In general, high Self Confidence is a virtue in life, and it guides us towards success.
Just think how much better you do when you are confident while how unsure when not.
As Self Confidence is an essential component of success, if you are thinking of trying self-hypnosis then self-confidence sessions are a must, even if you think that you don’t have any issue.
These sessions have a significant impact on your confidence levels. I observed a big difference in my mentality after using these sessions.
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Unguided Self Hypnosis
The unguided self hypnosis is, in general, more difficult than the guided because of the distractions. The good thing with the unguided self hypnosis is that you are free to make any suggestions you want. Also, there are no time limits.
If you have never tried self hypnosis, then I suggest that you’d better start with the guided type and after some practice switch to the freehand.
For health issues, I have created a virtual laboratory with many geeky tools. One of these tools is a holographic image of me, and I use it when I feel sick or in general not well. There is also a computer that is connected with the holographic image and it is the interface of this tool.
The computer gives me a full report of my health. In the same time, the hologram shows me the areas of my body that need attention. After this, I run some specific commands in the computer to start the fast recovery process.
This is just an example of what I visualize when I am self-hypnotized to heal myself. Your creativity together with your visualization skill will show you how to create your mental places that you will use to make the changes you want.
What greatly enhances the efficiency of the unguided type of self hypnosis is to have knowledge about the things that interest you to change. The more details you know about them, the easier you can imagine the changes.
Another example of a mental location that I use is a wooden house. I go there when I want to improve my learning skill.
There are a couple of computers that I use for this purpose. Their role is to create and store files with the information that I learn in my everyday life. In this room, there is also a library with millions of paper files and a desk. In the desk, there are the blueprints of my skills, while in the library are my recollections.
There are infinite mind tools you can create with unguided self hypnosis. It is a powerful mind expanding technique that can help you discover your mind’s great powers.