Hypnosis is useful for everyday life – including sleep – and due to this it’s important to understand the benefits of self-hypnosis. Since we can’t walk around with a professional on our arm everyday, self-hypnosis is the next best thing.
‘Self-hypnosis is an extraordinary tool you can use to help enjoy much more happiness and success in your life.
You can use self-hypnosis simply as an enjoyable way of accessing a peaceful, relaxing place, to calm yourself down if you are feeling particularly stressed or upset, or to access other positive emotions to help you to modify behaviour. Access different memories to help you feel more calm, secure and at ease in different situations. Before making a presentation, for instance, you might want to spend time enjoying a memory of a time when you presented something really well or were very funny and entertaining. You can also use self-hypnosis to reconnect with the early days of a relationship to reinvigorate the love you feel for your partner. Or you could improve your relationship by simply connecting to a time when you felt especially happy and attractive.’
Self-Hypnosis in Practice:
DEALING WITH INSOMNIA
‘If you are prone to sleeplessness, you are not alone. Self-hypnosis can help you to overcome the problem and fall into a deep sleep that should last through the night. Try this simple four-step sequence.
- Progressively relax your muscles while also focusing on breathing slowly, deeply and naturally.
- Visualise yourself in a tranquil place, such as a mountain meadow filled with wildflowers or a quiet tropical beach.
- Continue breathing deeply and slowly, keeping your thoughts focused on the image in your mind.
- Tell yourself that, as you relax, you will drift comfortably into a satisfying slumber from which you will wake up refreshed the following morning.
Alternatively, counting sheep makes use of two powerful aspects of hypnosis – visualization and the mantra-like repetition of numbers. For it to be really effective, count backward rather than forward.’
From #WhatIs Hypnosis? by Tom Fortes Mayer
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