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Hypnosis for Depression in 3 Easy Steps

Updated on June 24, 2019
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I am a writer, an author, speaker. I talk about overcoming anxiety and depression, developing a confident mindset, and awakening.

Hypnosis for Depression in 3 Easy Steps!

So I’ve had several people ask how to get started with using hypnosis for depression. What if I told you that self-hypnosis is as easy as three steps? The first thing that you need to realize is that your mind can only process around 7 items at any given time. Right now, your mind is processing the temperature of the room, sounds, and controlling your rate of breathing. These are all subconscious processes – well, they were subconscious until I pointed them out to you. Now they are conscious thoughts.

Your subconscious mind records every single detail of every moment. You are not even aware of the fact that it’s been recording ever since you were born. All of those moments that you can’t even remember have all been stored. Certain events become so traumatic that they are buried deep in these subconscious memories. Those emotions are then triggered by specific events.

How Hypnosis Helps

Your subconscious mind is trying to do what’s best for you. So it’s trying to save you from those painful, damaging memories. Hypnosis will help you to develop better subconscious thoughts to offset those painful ones. It’s not a magical formula that cures depression. But it can be a powerful part of an overall plan to coping with it.

Hypnosis for Depression in 3 Easy Steps!

Now let’s look at a simple formula to get you on the right track.

Step 1: Simplify the Process

You’ll want to start by identifying the following three things.

  • Duration: How long do you want your mind to soak in subconscious thoughts before bed each night?
  • Goals: What are your overall goals for using hypnosis? What exactly are you trying to eliminate? Be specific here.
  • Feelings: What emotions do you want to experience from your sessions?

Step 2: Hypnotize Yourself

Once you understand the overall purpose of your sessions, invest in hypnosis audio that aligns with those goals. You also need to make sure it’s the right length. Then listen to it as you are going to sleep. This is the time when your mind is at its most relaxed.

There’s really nothing else required but to relax here. But if you find the audio is making you restless, then try going into a trance. Tell yourself, “I’m going into a trance now. It’s easy to go into a trance.” Then focus on the audio as your mind relaxes. Your mind will obey but you have to truly believe in what you are saying.

Step 3: Relax

Allow yourself to drift off to sleep. You might feel as if you’re floating or you might drift off sooner than you had planned. That’s okay because your unconscious mind will still soak in the information. We all have a different experience when it comes to hypnosis so whatever you experience is going to be right for you.

Final Thoughts

When you tap into the subconscious mind, you are rewiring the way triggers affect you. So this will help offset a lot of the symptoms that come with depression. Just remember that you should combine this with other forms of therapy.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Lynna K Teer

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    • Sheila Ann Myers profile image

      Sheila A Myers 

      19 months ago from Elmira

      Thank you so very much for this!!! I am soooo going to try this!!!

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      22 months ago

      Hi Lynna, Thank you for the links - I appreciate it.

    • Kristie Teer profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynna K Teer 

      22 months ago from Colorado Springs, CO

      My absolute favorite is Michael Sealey on Youtube. He has a really calming voice and is one of the best I think you'll find. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wERj9hmxDCI I also listen to Jason Stephenson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8LjxXSxBeA

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      22 months ago

      Hi Lynna, This is a very interesting article - are there any particular audio's which you can recommend for insomnia?

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