- As explained, hypnosis is a state of trance.
- At times, hypnosis occurs in our day-to-day life without hypnotic induction. For example, an experience of complete absorption in a movie or book, wherein you do not pay attention to anything that happens around you.
- Therapeutically, it is used to manage several health conditions, like chronic pain, asthma symptoms, weight gain, and drugs or cigarette smoking addiction.
- If hypnosis is used for the treatment of various medical problems, then it is referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestions.
- Self hypnosis is a technique that refers to hypnotize oneself on their own, in the absence of a hypnotherapist.
- However, it is to be noted that hypnotherapy and everyday experience are totally different from each other. Hypnotherapy can be practiced independently or in combination with other treatment options.
- In general, hypnosis is achieved with the help of a qualified hypnotherapist or hypnotist.
- It encompasses delivering hypnotic suggestions by the hypnotist, which helps in calming mind and blocking other distractions.
- This in turn, allows deep concentration on feelings, emotions, or suggestions.
- The therapist may suggest different options to archive personal goals and ways to cope up with a situation.
- Another hypnosis technique is delivered by using mental imagery.
- Over here, the hypnotherapist stimulates the mental imagination of the subject by suggesting vivid mental images.
- It is a method of visualizing things that the subject wants to achieve in real life. For example, a sports person visualizing images of winning trophies, prior to participating the game physically.
- The third technique is self-hypnosis, in which the therapist teaches on how to induce hypnosis on your own.
- For self-hypnosis, the therapist may recommend using positive affirmations or imageries that will help in boosting confidence, while ruling out unpleasant thoughts.
- The main aim behind self-hypnosis is to help the subject in achieving control over habits, behavior, emotions, perceptions, or physical wellness.
Points to Remember
- During the self-hypnosis procedure, ensure that you are not disturbed in between.
- Prior to the procedure, you must decide only one objective that you want to accomplish.
- If you have more worries, deal with them in the next session.
- While deciding the objective, never introduce a negative word or suggestion.
- For performing self-hypnosis, first focus your attention on an object situated above the eye level.
- Then, take deep breaths and try to relax your mind and body.
- Gently close your eyes, and focus on the sounds, like the wind or wall clock.
- Following this in your subconscious mind, imagine climbing a staircase, on the top of which lies your destination (like a beautiful heavenly garden).
- With each step, you will be leaving your worries.
- As soon as you reach the last step, start repeating the objective that you have decided.
- After completing the repetition phenomenon, imagine stepping on the final destination.
- Slowly open your eyes; your self-hypnosis session is over.
Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.