Self-hypnosis is also known as hypnotherapy is a state of fine-tuned focus on self- suggested ideas or thoughts. It’s a way of re-programming the mind by introducing new concepts. Currently, the practice is used as a form of conventional medicine to relieve stress, cut-out addictions, eliminate sleep disorders and curb migraines among others.
The hypnosis process is not a quick-fix, it takes time and perseverance to achieve the desired results. A lot of people are skeptical about self-hypnosis mainly because of its history and origin.
Franza Mesmer who came up with the modern concepts of hypnosis is also known to have come up with mesmerizing, a false theory of tapping cosmic energy from the stars and transferring it to another person.
Self-hypnosis is gaining popularity, and so many informative materials have been produced to shed light on its stress-relieving benefits. This article will look into how self-hypnosis works, and you can carry it out and gain its many benefits on your wellbeing.
How Hypnosis Works
To understand better how hypnosis works, you need to learn the three segments of the brain regarding their depth and complexity which areconscious, subconscious and the unconscious minds.
The conscious mind is the shallowest part of the brain. It uses the common senses to reason and guide a person’s behavior. For example, through the conscious mind, you will learn that you’re tired and need to rest. It’s also the area involved to alert you when you’re stressed.
The subconscious brain is much broader than the conscious mind. It affects how you react to situations because within it are memories, experiences, and lessons. The unconscious mind is the deepest level of the brain. If you have ever gone through trauma and cannot remember what happened, the information is usually in this part of the brain.
When you speak positive words to your mind in a moment of concentration, you’re tapping into the subconscious mind. Smoking habits and stress thoughts usually take root in the subconscious mind.
Therefore, hypnosis works by deepening your concentration from the conscious to the subconscious and when in that state which is also called “a trance”, you can speak new beliefs and thoughts. An example of statements you can speak is, “I’m relaxed at work,” a statement to help you remove the stress build-up at work.
Below are several prerequisites you need to observe to achieve a successful self-hypnosis:
A brain is a potent tool. When you set it to accomplish something and work towards it, you usually do. It’s no different with self-hypnosis. You have to want hypnosis for it to happen. If you approach the procedure when skeptical, you’ll not achieve the deep concentration required
For you to gain the many benefits of self-hypnosis, you have to be comfortable and relaxed. Your clothing should be loose. Also, you should rid yourself distractions such as phones and other electronic devices.
You should be ready to pay close attention to a single object while dispensing off distracting thoughts. This way you can go from the conscious mind, what you see, to the subconscious, what you cannot see.
Self-hypnosis is self-guided. What would you like to achieve? You can prepare several simple, honest statements to repeat to yourself once you’ve reached the subconscious.
If you can connect the images in your brain to what you’re feeling, then you’ll have successfully entered a hypnotic state. The self-hypnosis statements you repeat to yourself during a heightened mental focus should aim to make you a better person than you are in body,mind, and soul.
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