With the word hypnotism, the picture that often comes up in our mind is of a magic show, where the magician selects one of the audiences and hypnotizes them with a swinging pendulum and makes them perform amazing tricks. But there is so much to know about hypnotism beyond magic shows. Hypnosis has been medically accepted as a form of treatment where the mind is relaxed and the inner powers of the mind are recognized to get rid of many mental and physical traumas. Several people who are attached to the medical profession like doctors, nurses, and even chiropractors are trained in the art of hypnosis to relieve people from their pain
The purpose of hypnotism
Hypnotism is synonymous with the word mesmerize. If you have often found yourself mesmerized by something beautiful like a moonlit night, the sound of the rain, beautiful sunrise, or a sunset, then you have allowed yourself to be mesmerized by that situation. What happens when a person gets mesmerized? The mind of the person goes into a trance-like state where he is free from all worries and lost in the beauty of the sight and temporarily cut off from all the other materialistic worlds. This state of the mind is self-hypnosis when you hypnotize yourself without the help of any professional psychiatrist.
The art of self-hypnosis
If you are wondering how to hypnotize yourself without the help of any professional and what benefits that would bring to your personal life, then this article will help you to quench your curiosity. Milton Erickson, the eminent psychiatrist who is also known as the ‘Father of Hypnosis’ regarded all kinds of hypnotism as self-hypnotism as a mind can go into a trance like a state when an individual allows the mind to relax, therefore, unlike hypnotism that is portrayed in crime shows on movies and television where the villain uses hypnotism to trick their victim, in real life a person could not be hypnotized unless you are not willing to be hypnotized.
One prevalent myth about being hypnotized is that you are believed to lose control of your mind and therefore have no recollection of what you did or said during the period when you were in a hypnotized state. But those who have mastered the art of hypnotizing themselves, have stated that the state of being hypnotized is very similar to the state of being absorbed in reading a good book, you are so focused on the content of the book that you are hardly aware of what is going on around you. But you can easily get back to reality whenever you want, you just have to close the book and you have snapped back to reality.
The benefits of self-hypnosis
If you are still wondering why you should learn how to hypnotize yourself, then these facts would surely interest you. Hypnosis is a scientifically proven art of treatment that is not only the key to the subconsciousness which could be used to get rid of health-related issues, you can also use self-hypnosis to induce positive changes in your life. Self-hypnosis is a proven method that effectively reduces stress, allergies, anxiety disorders and also helps to fight against substance abuse, smoking cessation, and also lifestyle-related problems like high blood pressure, gastrointestinal disorders, and also change inhabits.
How to learn self-hypnosis?
Self-hypnosis is a condition that is very similar to deep meditation. In both situations, the brain ceases thinking and other actions and goes into the state of relaxation and therefore it results in the increase of the focus. There are various ways of how to hypnotize yourself, you can follow different programs and interactive sessions to choose from. You can use techniques like NLP, guided imagery, or affirmations for self-hypnosis. There are also self-hypnosis apps that could help you to serve the purpose.
For beginners, you can learn to hypnotize yourself like this: you need to sit comfortably on the floor, cross-legged with your hands on your lap. Breathe deeply, inhale and exhale three times and on the third breath close your eyes and deeply focus on your breathing. Count one to ten with each breath and with each count allow yourself to relax and when you reach the count of one, slowly and steadily chant any positive statement, which makes you feel better, if you are unsure of what to use, you can start by using “I am getting better and better with each passing day”. Repeat this statement as many times as you wish and after you have finished, sit still for some time. Count one to five and feel the universe filling you with positive energy. Open your eyes and get along with your daily business.