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DIY Self-Hypnosis – 5 Tips for Learning to Hypnotize Yourself


Self-hypnosis is a method widely used for altering one’s own feelings about certain things that are harmful.

This is believed to work on the subconscious level and enhance the motivation power required to fight certain addictions or compulsive behaviors, such as smoking, excessive drinking, drug addictions, gambling, stealing, et al.

Self-hypnosis can also be used to reinforce positive behavior for better results in different aspects in one’s life such as – better concentration for studies, more clarity of mind in research or solving problems, better concentration at sports, and much more.

As the name indicates, self-hypnosis means it is done without real professional backing or assistance. How do you do it without formal training or education in this particular field? Check out the following tips for achieving your goal:

Utilize self-help material.

You can use self-help CDs that explain clearly in step-by-step method what you should do to be able to self-hypnotize.  Similarly, you can find plenty of books that explain this method.

Train yourself.

Another way would be to train yourself for it by allowing others to teach you at your own pace.  There are short-term “crash courses” that teach the basics. After learning the core principles, you self-teach.

Practice a lot.

Self-hypnosis requires technique, and techniques require practice prior to mastery.  Have patience with yourself, and give yourself time to perfect the technique before applying it. As with any task that is normally performed by professionals, there is a learning curve for those that attempt do-it-yourself hypnosis.

Be prepared for resistance.

It will take a little time for the self-hypnosis to work, even if you do everything right. Give yourself adequate time before you look for results. There will be a natural level of resistance in your mind that will have to be worn out completely before the self-hypnosis can work.

Practice in the right state of mind and environment.

Take time out for the self-hypnosis session when you are in the right environment – no interruptions, no loud noises, no stress). Make sure you are fully rested and in completely relaxed state of mind and body position before you begin your self-hypnosis session.

In order to be successful at self-hypnosis, you need to know the right techniques involved – the very same ones that a professional would use. Now that you do, you can begin your inner journey.

The information provided on this site should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this site. Readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.
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