is Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis?
have experienced hypnosis many times. Remember the last
time you were in a boring meeting and suddenly realized
that you were day dreaming about something pleasant
and had not noticed a thing going on around you? You
were in hypnosis. If you had been able to videotape
yourself, you would later observe that you had become
deeply relaxed, but you had not gone to sleep! Hypnosis
is not sleep. You are deeply relaxed, maybe very alert,
but you have entered a "different " state of consciousness.
you invite yourself to go into this relaxed state of
mind and body, it is believed that your conscious, critical
mind is suspended and your unconscious mind is open
to receiving suggestions. These suggestions are sort
of "written" or embedded in your unconscious mind and
you may be able to act upon them later. This is called
post-hypnotic suggestion and it is a powerful agent
for change in your life.
are basically three ways to get into the hypnotic state.
You may enter hypnosis spontaneously when you slip into
daydreaming or develop "highway hypnosis" while driving
at night. Or you may have an Operator or Hypnotist give
you suggestions that you can decide to follow. Most
people are more familiar with this method because it
has been popularized in the movies or on stage. The
third method of entering the hypnotic state is to give
This is called self-hypnosis
the self-help programs on this website, I will give
you suggestions which you can memorize and repeat to
yourself. You will use the power of self-hypnosis and
imagery to make changes in your life. You will notice
in these programs that I talk more about relaxation
than about hypnosis. But this self-hypnotic relaxation
is your greatest ally in your quest for change.