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Question about self-hypnosis.?

I am interested in self-hypnosis and I have a question about inducing it. So, to start do you want to have an induction technique that works good for you (eye fixation, etc.) and then move onto a deepening technique, (Descending staircase technique, etc)? Then once those are complete, do you want to move onto a goal, like past life regression, or finding a soul mate. One you go through that goal, then you bring yourself out of the trance. Is this correct?
Summery: induction, deepening, goal, finish.


  1. Sometime back I attended a lecture on auto-suggestion techniques. Some idea about this you can find in a famous book written by the author Napoleon Hill. The title of the book is “Think and grow rich”.
    You can also try to join in some Yoga classes. Some of these techniques are also taught there.

  2. I have never really contemplated using hypnosis for any of the reasons you suggested, so I wouldn’t know. Most methods of self-hypnosis that I know and have read suggested making a tape that you listen to and guide you through the procedure. For the other purposes, it was basically also said that you would come out of a hypnotic trance anyway in no more than an hour under usual circumstances, and often a bit sooner, if you put yourself in a trance and then let yourself go.
    I myself practiced meditation techniques which have some similarities and I never meditated more that 45 minutes, maybe an hour once because I fell asleep.
    I have advocated self-hypnosis and meditation for relaxation, increase self esteem, improve thinking and memory. If you improve yourself, you will find a soul mate through the natural process of a good life.

  3. I regularly train people in self hypnosis and congratulate you for your good questions on the subject
    The best (easiest) way to learn self hypnosis is actually while you are in hypnosis! If you would like to experience hypnosis for free and learn to use it to train yourself in self hypnosis (or for any other issue) you can download a free self hypnosis mp3 at http://www.ask-the-hypnotist.com. It comes with full instructions and is being used successfully by people around the world.
    There is also a free course at the same site that will answer your questions.
    I hope this helps and wish you all success in learning self hypnosis. I learned it over 30 years ago and still practice it every day. It has changed my life in powerful ways over the years and continues to do so.
    Stephen Gruber MA
    Consulting Hypnotist
    Queen Elizabeth Health Complex, Montreal

  4. I strongly advise you to keep this simple. The easier it is, the more likely you will use it. The more you use it, the greater your benefits will be. What goal do you hope to attain? Stop a bad habit? Feel more confident? Lose weight? Conquer panic attacks? Once you have a goal, decide on a “trigger” word for your post-hypnotic suggestion. You could pick a color, for example RED. To begin, breathe in through your nose, hold to the count of three, then whoosh out through your mouth. Do this 5 times. Now, close your eyes, keep breathing deeply, and count back from 10 to 1. As you count, visualize yourself walking down a flight of stairs. Tell yourself that when you arrive at the bottom step, you will be deeply relaxed. Then, visualize your goal. If you want to stop smoking, tell yourself you are a non-smoker and see yourself in a group, enjoying yourself, relaxed, happy, and a non-smoker. Visualize this image for a few minutes, then tell yourself that when you think of the color RED, the thought of a cigarette will make you dizzy. See the RED vividly and tell yourself that whenever you think of a cigarette, the RED will enter your mind and you will feel dizzy. Count from 1 to 5 and tell yourself that when you reach the number 5, you will awaken and feel refreshed, energized, renewed, and that you will be a non-smoker.
    If you practice this technique several times a day, you should become quite adept at it. You may want to set a timer for 30 minutes, just in case you fall asleep. Once you master self-hypnosis, you will be able to use it to relax, to enhance your memory, to manage pain, or for any number of other conditions and goals. The possibilities are limitless.
    I wish you the best of luck.
    Deborah Bishop, CHt

  5. My favorite induction is one developed by Milton Erickson’s wife. Milton Erickson is widely considered the father of modern hypnosis, and this technique is a really easy and effective technique. Once you had some practice you can start using your sessions to program your mind. I have provided a couple of links to these two aspects of self-hypnosis.
    Good Luck.

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