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Are You Immune to Hypnotism? Not So with Your Own Treatment
Self Hypnotism is not much more than you talking effectively with your subconscious mind. If you prefer, you can use the term “Auto Suggestion,” which means you make suggestions to your mind, and your mind will carry them out, given the right conditions and attitudes.
There are valuable resources available in the hidden reaches of your mind. As I mention in the article linked below, your subconscious tends to remember everything you took note of. But those memories or that information tends to get quickly buried, because your conscious mind is monopolizing the brain. When you relax, your subconscious then begins to throw pertinent information into your conscious mind.
I was writing a program, once, trying to find a way to get my computer to count in the base six system. I labored over it for a long time, as nighttime approached. Finally, at 11:00 pm, I decided I was at a brick wall, and I got ready for bed. Just as I was getting under the covers, the solution to the problem came into my head. So I got back out of bed and finished writing that segment of the program. What happened, was that my subconscious mind was searching for everything I knew regarding the issue at hand. So just as I was relaxing, my subconscious took advantage of the free brain space, and threw the solution into it.
The subconscious is truly and amazing entity. Even though sometimes you are not sending it anything to think about, it still takes it upon itself to assess any pressing situation, and goes into its vast storage banks in search of something that will help. But it usually cannot do anything about what it discovers until you relax, and clear your mind.
- Self-Hypnosis - Relaxation Techniques from Mind Tools
This article shows you how to use self-hypnosis as a useful relaxation technique
- How to Perform Self Hypnosis: 11 steps - wikiHow
How to Perform Self Hypnosis. Self-Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind which can be defined as a heightened state of focused concentration (trance), with the willingness to follow instructions (suggestibility).
Before a hypnotist attempts to put you into a trance, he or she first gets you to relax. They do this, so that they can talk to your subconscious mind, and then give it a post-hypnotic suggestion. You can be your own hypnotist doing the same thing a professional does.
Therefore, you start each session with a relaxation routine, and do this daily. My companion article, called “Relax, and Unleash the Powers of Your Mind,” which is linked below, will give you good pointers on how to relax, and how to train your mind and body to relax quickly so you can get things done in this fast-paced world.
You will find in the other article that you must first tell yourself (or your mind) a couple of things that will actually happen through natural processes: For example, “You are going to relax.” When the relaxation actually happens, your mind will see that you are right, and will give you respect for what you say or what you tell it to do in the future.
Another thing to tell yourself is that your eyes are going to start watering, after you keep them open for a while. Hold them open, and then tell yourself again that your eyes will begin to water. When they start burning and begin to water, and when you start to relax like you’ve never relaxed before (see the link below on how to relax), you are getting your subconscious to trust you, because what you predicted will actually come true. Therefore, subsequent things you tell your mind, like: “You will stop smoking,” will achieve a credible status, and the subconscious will seriously begin working on that mandate.
It’s okay to know the mechanics of what you’re doing. This is called self-hypnosis. Even though you know the tricks you’re using, it will still work, because the subconscious begins to act in response to repeated suggestions you throw at yourself. For example, many people tell themselves they are really dumb, because they’ve made a faux pas, or did something stupid in front of their boss or girl friend. Such repeated attacks affect the mind. Research has shown that you begin acting the way you label yourself after so much time passes in acting that way.
After you’ve reached a certain point in your relaxation exercise (your hypnotic trance or suggestive state), you then tell yourself certain things and post-hypnotic suggestions, like: “You will soon learn to relax quickly in the future.” “You will give your body the rest it needs.” “Your body will renew it’s energy, now.” “You abhore gooey sugary foods.” “Your pursuit of new knowledge will replace your addiction to . . .” (See the link below to get more specifics on this part.)
Many people have treated themselves with self-hypnosis without knowing it. Here is one example of a simple exercise: Someone has lost the keys to their car. They look around and can’t find them. Finally, they stop, take a breath and close their eyes. They stop thinking for a few seconds. Often, after they do this, they remember where the keys are. In other words, they have stopped long enough to give their subconscious mind a chance to help out.
Here’s an example of another fairly easy hypnotic trance: I once tried to remember the name of the sequence of numbers where the latest number is the sum of the last two. For example, you start with zero, then put in the next number, which is 1. You add 0 to 1, and you get 1. You then add the last two numbers together, which are 1 and 1, and you get 2. Next, you add 1 and 2, and you get 3. Proceeding onward, you add these last two numbers (2+3), and you get 5. Now you add 3 and 5, and you get 8. Continuing, 5+8=13; 8+13=21, and so on. Someone had told me the name of that sequence, but I couldn’t remember it. And I wanted to look it up on Google so I could study it more. But I couldn’t remember its name, and Google couldn’t help me until I remembered the name. So I decided to eat on it. As I prepared to eat, I told my mind, “While I’m eating and relaxing, I want you to search for the name of that sequence.” Before I was done eating, the name popped into my mind: “Fibonacci Sequence.”*
If this works so well without much effort, think of the power you can unleash if you go through an established program of getting in touch with your subconscious mind. You can stop a habit easier - a habit like smoking. (Note: I never smoked, so I didn’t need to break that habit. Therefore, I’m not one to talk about breaking the smoking habit. But I’ve had other addictions that I’ve been able to conquer, so I believe I can at least mention it.) You can become less timid, and develop more self-esteem, which will help you land a better job. There are many things you can do that you haven’t been able to do before, if you stop feeding your mind anything negative, and replace them with all things positive and uplifting.
So begin a program today wherein you will practice self-hypnosis at least a half hour each day. Constancy and positive, noble plans will help build a better and more powerful you.
* What I learned about Fibonacci numbers: They help define the “Golden Ratio” which is found in many of life’s persuits - especially in mathematics, in the arts, and in nature. The ratio between any two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence above 5 is around 1.618, which is basically the “Golden Ratio.” The higher you go up the F. sequence, the closer the ratio result will get to that mean. An ideal, esthetically pleasing rectangle, for example, has one side that is 1.618 times longer than the other side.
The Hypno Guru has many helps:
- Convince yourself to stop smoking
How to stop smoking
In the following capsule, you will learn how to convince yourself to stop smoking. If your addiction is something else like drinking, porn, overeating or gambling, just substitute "smoking" and "cigarettes" with the key words for those addictions your are giving up. Or, for drinking, visualize the smell of alcohol as being "smoke," since alcohol fumes and smoke behave the same way. Our words for a certain habit are transferred to our minds through pictorial symbols. It is these symbols that the mind responds to. If you could change the symbols of "smoking" to conform to icons of your habit of drinking or gambling, etc., then you can convince your brain to accept those new symbols as your problem, and you will conquer your own unique addictions in the same way.