Many people are tuning in to the power of self hypnosis. Learning this technique can be a very beneficial way to help calm fears, and alleviate anxiety. Learning self hypnosis helps you learn how to focus better, enhancing your attention span, increasing memory capacity, and enhanced learning by developing better study skills.
Self hypnosis is also used by some women to help alleviate pain during labor and childbirth.
There is no reason that you can't learn self hypnosis too. As with anything new, you will learn at your own pace, so don't compare your progress with others. To learn it, you should practice it, just as you would any other new skill. It is not something that you can just wake up one day and do, you have to work at it on a regular basis. The more time and effort you put into learning self hypnosis, the better your results will be.
Make a list of what you want to achieve by learning self hypnosis. Having a written list of goals that you want to accomplish, or things in your life you want to change can help you focus and concentrate better. At first, have one main goal to accomplish with each self hypnosis experience.
Planning what you are going to say during your hypnosis is a good way to prepare yourself and focus all of your mental energies on the task at hand.
When listing goals, express the same goal in several different ways so that you can get it clearly etched into your mind.
Talk as you normally would when you start your self hypnosis session. When you get further into the session, gradually slow your speech, and talk in a softer voice. When leaving hypnosis, you can go back to your normal way of speaking.
Location is an important part of being successful with your self hypnosis efforts. You should choose a quiet spot, with dim lighting, maybe soft music in the background, with no interruptions.
Make sure you are fully relaxed before you begin, using deep breathing relaxation techniques if needed. Focus all of your energy of clearing your mind, and just go with it from there.
Learn how to let go of any fears or worries you may have during your sessions. Imagining yourself going down a flight of stairs, of down into a tunnel, can help lure you deeper into your hypnotic state.
Use your creative side to create your own special retreat in your mind; it can be anything from fantasy, to your favorite vacation spot. It is your own individual place, so create what you like and feel most comfortable being in.
When you are finished and have accomplished your goal for the session, count yourself out of hypnosis. You should feel energized and ready to face the world! It may take some time to completely master these concepts, but as you can see, it is a relatively simple process to learn.