Self-hypnosis is not just a subject of ridicule in movies and TV. Although individual results may vary, it is actually a very effective therapy process that has helped thousands of people overcome their challenges and realize their life goals. For an overview of the fundamentals of self-hypnosis, continue reading:
Prepare Your Affirmations
Self-hypnosis is about planting important thoughts in your subconscious, which should later instill themselves after the process is over. You want these to reflect what you hope to get out of the hypnosis, such as the motivation to lose weight. For example, someone might remind himself or herself of bullying they went through as a result of being overweight, or a picture of someone with a body weight that they aspire to have. Both of these can serve as your motivation to exercise harder later on.
Your surroundings are very important to the success of self-hypnosis. You need to be in a comfortable and relaxed position, be it sitting down or laying down. Your environment must also be as quiet as possible, well away from any loud music, road noise, or loud voices.
Self-hypnosis begins by relaxing your body completely. Every last muscle, limb, and nerve must be completely devoid of tension or stress. This can be difficult if you are feeling stressed out due to unrelated circumstances, so sometimes it helps to relax one part of your body at a time, starting with your scalp and moving downward. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, and soon you will be as loose and relaxed as though you’ve just sunken into a hot bath. Then all you have to do is remind yourself of your affirmations and let them become your motivations to reach your goals. Also it is important to remember that you cannot get stuck in hypnosis and that you can easily come out of self-hypnosis whenever you want to.
Remember that hypnosis always works best when supervised by a trained professional. At Plymouth Hypnosis Center of Philadelphia, we provide expert hypnotherapy for those who wish to quell their fears, realize their goals, and kick their habits. Call us at (610) 397-1515 for your free hypnosis screening.