I try to do self-hypnosis these days, however, I find it quite difficult for me. When I sit down and close my eyes and tell myself relax, but after awhile, I will feel itchy on my head, my arm, my back etc. I can't focus and even have visualization. I also don't know when I am in trance (Maybe I never reach this state).
Anyone can give me some advice or technique？Many thanks!!!
Thank you Graysen.
you mean everytime I do the hypnosis, say to myself I am now going to do the hypnosis but not I "try" to do the hypnosis ?
How many time and duration you suggestion to practice per day?
I think my big problem is impatient and always worry I can't go in trance...
I've been listening to a hypnosis recording the last couple of days. The first night I didn't itch at all while listening, but the second night I kept itching all over. Then I realized it was because the ceiling fan was on and the air blowing against my skin was what was causing it. That might not be what's causing you to itch, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.
I think a small part of the population can go very deep during a hypnosis session, to the point where they completely block out the outside world. But from what I've heard, most people don't go that deep during hypnosis. So it's normal to still be aware of what's going on around you.
Just try to listen and focus on what the hypnotist says as much as possible and you will probably be doing a good enough job. A trance is nothing more than a narrowing of your attention. So if you listen and focus upon the hypnotist's words you will likely be narrowing your attention to some degree. If you're listening and paying attention, then you will be thinking less. And when you're in the alpha state there is less brain activity going on or less thinking.
We're more susceptible to suggestions when the conscious mind is out of the way, or when there's less thinking going on. That's the point of hypnosis. I've also heard that as soon as you close your eyes and start picturing things in your mind you're already in alpha. And the deeper you go the easier it will be to slip the suggestions past your conscious thinking mind.
It's also good if the hypnotist gives the suggestion for you to forget everything he said during the hypnosis session that way your conscious mind doesn't think about the suggestions after you come out of the session. If you start thinking about what was said during the session your conscious mind may reject what it heard. So, if the hypnosis you're listening to doesn't give the suggestion to forget all that was said during the session, just make a point to let go of all that was said before coming out of it. Let it all go and try not to give it another thought. Your conscious mind doesn't need to remember what was said for it to reach your subconscious mind.
The hypnosis I'm currently listening to has 6 tracks. And you are suppose to listen to track 1 for 21 days before moving on to the next track. And you listen to each track for 21 days before moving on to the next one. So that's 126 days of listening. Or about 4 months. I've also heard that it could take up to 6 months of listening, so it can apparently take a long time to reprogram your mind. So I guess it needs a lot of repetition.
I just realized after writing all of this that you were talking about self-hypnosis. I suppose that would be a little different because then you wouldn't have a voice to listen to or focus on. I would just sort of meditate in that case and try to still my mind first before giving myself some suggestions. There is also a book called "Instant Self Hypnosis" which supposedly hypnotizes you as you read one of the scripts in the book. But I don't know how well it works.
where do you download the recording? or you do it yourself?
is it better for me to do my own recording? it is because I am easy to distract from outside. Maybe focus on listening the recording is better to pay attention?
Speaking from personal experience (past success with self hypnosis) I would recommend practicing meditation first.
I don’t want to discourage you but it is only possible to successfully self hypnotize/auto suggest after you achieve a certain level of focus . Meditation will help you achieve this focus and will also solve the problem you are facing with the excess worrying etc.
Please keep going because this is a great tool!
Wish you all the best!
So meditation means just sit and relax and don't think?
That’s a great question.
I thought I practiced meditation but all I did was put myself into a relaxed sleepy mode, no wonder people fall asleep. Recently I realized my mistake. Meditation is actually the opposite, not quite, but sort of. LOL
I know people have different definitions but I would say it is developing awareness and focus . They say slow breathing is the best way to start. When you breath in slowly over ten seconds , you want to simply observe/think about your breath and how it feels to you- the air going into your nostrils, your chest expanding etc. Explore how It feels. Enjoy it. Your body likes all the extra oxygen so it will feel good. Do not think about anything else. Your aim is to be deliberate in your thoughts, and turn off the autopilot mode. If you are very much connected with your body you will feel your frontal brain being activated. It is this part of the brain that distinguishes humans from lower beings.
If you can identify what you worry the most about then may be try addressing it. I still worry that if I relax and focus only on my breath then I will lose track of time and mess up my schedule. I started setting a timer and that stopped a few worry thoughts right there. Remind yourself that this is important for your over all wellbeing and will solve a lot of problems and will help you achieve your results.
After you sit or lie down, relax your entire body my releasing tension from each part, going up from your feet, all the way to the top of your head. Once you're relaxed, pick a single point to focus on for the rest of your meditation: your breath, your thoughts, the present moment, a sight in your vision (or whatever you see when you close your eyes), a mantra, a concept -- anything, as long as it is one single thing. Your attention might go elsewhere -- to external sounds or physical discomfort -- but simply acknowledge what you noticed before returning your focus to whatever it is you chose. If you keep at it, you'll probably find yourself in a trance.
When you get comfortable with the routine, it'll be much easier to drop into that state. Try setting the intention beforehand that you'll self-hypnotize to motivate yourself to keep at the meditation. Also, you might feel yourself going mentally 'deeper' at some point, so just let that happen; it is a surefire way to fall into a trance and explore different states.
Thank you so much. I am practicing now everyday but only 20-30 mins because sometimes i feel impatient then i give up. I sit and do it during the lunch time but I will fall asleep even I am sitting, (like on the bus, fell asleep-->awake-->fell asleep-->awake). I don't know what I am thinking, sometimes will flash some image that I can't control, sometimes I can control like what should I do after lunch
(sorry for my bad English, hope u can understand what I mean)
A little bit discourage, but I will keep practicing. However, I feel energetic this week (before I start practicing, i always feel tired and no energy in weekday)
Your English is great, no need to apologize. If you keep at it, you'll eventually be able to do more and more. Good luck!
May I know how can I remove the block belief ? I am always worry about I have some negative belief in my mind.
I want to buy the hypnosis download, about love, but sometimes I am still thinking my ex, sometimes thinking about how he hurt me. I think my block belief is can't forget him and I am always afraid I will repeat that bad experience in the future. So, if I do the hypnosis, I should do finding the good partner or do "letting go of the past" first? Hope you can give me some advice.
so what should I do first? should I do letting go first?
I dont know. really confused.