How To Do Self-hypnosis - Are you able to Hypnotize Yourself
One of the first and central points about understanding how to do self hypnosis and finding out how to hypnotize yourself is that almost any conscious individual can learn to use a minimum of the most basic elements of self hypnosis and subsequently experience the advantages of it.
To a large extent, most of the problems that people cope with in their daily lives are sustained simply because of their mental attitude towards the problem itself. If you're lacking confidence and therefore are disadvantaged by negative self beliefs, continually and habitually telling yourself that you simply lack confidence and also have no positive self belief won't improve your outlook. If you have fat loss problem and want to get slimmer, continually and habitually telling yourself that you have a strong need to consume sweet and unhealthy foods and that trying to change this for that better would be monumentally difficult, could be effectively certain to keep up with the need to overeat.
Or perhaps you had a fear of heights, dogs, dentists, flying or whatever. By sustaining the phobic reaction through constant repetition of it in your conscious mind you will make sure the phobia continues to play a large and limiting role in your lifetime.
It might have been realized that the words "continual", "habitual" and "constant" featured fairly distinctly in the paragraphs above. If you continually and habitually tell yourself something, whether positive or negative and either by habit or design, you're in fact practicing - at a very basic level - self-hypnosis.
Self-hypnosis - all hypnosis is ultimately self hypnosis - is mainly about making use of and drawing upon the strength of the subconscious. The subconscious could be compared to an unimaginably powerful computer that has installed there the "program" from the universe itself. All human beings who're fundamentally alive have a subconscious mind, which implies that every person, however apparently foolish, self-centered, unhappy or negative minded they may seem to be has access - through the subconscious - to this universal "program" of boundless ability and wisdom.
The techniques or techniques involved with using self hypnosis to access and harness the strength of the subconscious are simple - like most effective methods - and also quite "logical".
The power of the subconscious reaches year 'round available, but is hindered or inhibited through the "firewall" of the critical, doubting and limiting conscious mind. It's therefore essential to break or penetrate the firewall. Imagine the firewall as an obstacle or door that has to be knocked on repeatedly before you decide to eventually get through. (Sceptics and "rationalists" who attempt to minimize the ability and potential of the mind by claiming that there is nothing behind the door are only held in the mental web that belongs to them negativity.)
So what exactly is involved with this persistent knocking on the door of the subconscious? It calls for what you already intuitively realize it to involve, ie using, or training, your conscious mind to habitually and continually impress upon your subconscious whatever it is which makes up the feeling and mental picture of your ability to succeed in whatever it might be that you're seeking to achieve.
In other words, it basically involves utilizing the power self-suggestion and visualization while being physically and mentally relaxed.
Let's say that you had been experiencing, for instance, problems relating to insufficient personal confidence. You'd start to deal with this by setting aside one or better still two daily periods of around 10 minutes each, in which you would first sit or lay down comfortably in privacy and quiet, close your eyes and start to breathe fairly slowly, deeply and regularly. When you begin to become physically relaxed and sense your consciousness turning inward, fill the mind having a mental picture of yourself as you wish to become, confident, relaxed and self assured, enjoying the company of friends and acquaintances to see them enjoying yours. And not only "seeing" or visualizing this, but emotionally feeling it too.
Maintain this and then begin to repeat to yourself - either mentally or verbally, bearing in mind that verbally would have more "impact" - a positive affirmation along the lines of "I'm relaxed, confident and attractive" around 20 times, all the while maintaining your relaxed state and visualization. After a couple of more minutes, let it all fade and permit yourself to go back to normal consciousness.
If you bare this up, at least once each day or more preferably twice, you'll soon start to experience positive alternation in your inner psychological and emotional landscape. You'll find yourself becoming less nervous and much more extroverted, and you may also begin to encounter more when it comes to opportunities for relationships, socializing and so forth beginning to occur in ways that wouldn't have happened previously. In other words, the knocking on the door of your subconscious may have been answered, and not will just you realize it, you'll also feel it.