There is nothing sacred about how to cause hypnosis-achieving your goal is the most important thing, not the way you take it. Guidance technology does not guarantee greater success than any others. However, some methods work faster and are easier to execute than others, which makes them more practical. The technique I like to teach in this book is quick and easy.
The first thing you should do to prepare for practicing self-hypnosis is to know whether it is a habit you want to break or the goal you want to achieve, or another aspect of your existence, physical or internal.
Just as you learn new skills and games, you must first thoroughly learn the basics of self-hypnosis. You can also use abbreviations if you are familiar with the technique and can practice it well. Once you have learned the rules first, you can design the exercises to suit your needs and personality. But before writing a book, why not let’s learn the alphabet first.
Over time, you’ll be able to work out almost anywhere, including offices, restaurants, trains, and planes. However, for the easiest learning and confidence in its use, you must first practice in a relatively quiet and secluded location. Ideally, armchairs, especially those with footrests and those that can recline partially. Your chosen site must be a place where you feel comfortable and uninterrupted by yourself. Initially, each session should take a few minutes before getting used to the technique. After several learning sessions, each experience should not exceed 1 minute. Even in this short time, it will quickly be reduced to 30 seconds.
The main reason for the lengthy initial sessions is that relaxation is an important prelude to hypnosis, and you need to learn to relax. You might think you already know how to relax, but if you’re not a very slim minority, you aren’t. Some people are “relaxing” and watching movies on the golf course or the Game Bridge. Such pursuits are challenging and even pressure of our stressful work life and even the necessary distractions from everyday life. But this is not relaxing as we mean by hypnosis. As used herein, “relaxed” means free from any kind of mental and physical pressure. Such a situation is easier to clarify than to achieve.
You need to relax for two reasons. The ultimate relaxation is when you are in a deep sleep. It is an end in itself, a relaxing balm for the body and mind. Moreover, the relaxation used in hypnosis paves the way for unconsciousness, making it easier to accept and implement suggestions.
Described in a useful guide by Hermann S. Schwartz. Art of Relaxation: the best result of continuous auto-suggestion is achieved when mental censorship is unprepared and in full relaxation. Then our thoughts are free to get into the subconscious.”
First, make yourself as comfortable as possible. We assume there is a footrest on which you can rest your feet. They should rest side by side and not intersect a few centimeters apart. Keep your arms still, with your left arm on your chair’s left arm and your right arm on the right arm of the chair. Then tilt your head back and lean against the headrest or back of your chair.
You are not yet relaxed. Relaxing your entire body is harder than you think unless you’re careful. We avoid syncope and focus on relaxing parts of the body at once. Start with your left foot placed on the footrest. Lift your foot a few inches from the footrest, hold it in the air for a few seconds, and pull your foot back up from its weight to the footrest. Right foot after a break. Raise your right foot three to four inches and let it stay there for a few seconds and put it back in the chair. Now imagine that you are lifting your left foot into the air without removing it from the footrest. There is a slight tension in the legs, slight tension in the legs. You must feel relaxed. Imagine lifting your right foot in the air with your right foot on the footrest. It is another slight tension, be relaxed.
Then go to your left arm. Lift your arm a few inches in the air, hold it for a few seconds, and then let it die back to your armrest. Do the same for the right arm. Move it a few inches away from the armrest and take it back into the armrest. Leave your left arm on the armrest, but imagine raising your arm. You will have a little tension in your arm. Be relaxed. Repeat the mental image of lifting your right arm a few inches in the air, keeping your right arm on the chair arm. Release this tension and relax.
Now turn to your waist. Pull your belly down, take the back off your chair, grab it, and let it fall. Staying there, you’ll feel a slight tension in the middle part, just as if you were just getting up. Then, move your shoulders and chest away from your chair, and then let them sit down for a while. Imagine you’re a little tensed up as you are pulling back from your chair, leaving your shoulders and chest unmoved. Stop and relax.
Finally, the head. Remove it from the headrest or back of the chair and move it forward a few inches to flush it back. Imagine that. Feel that there is a slight tension in your neck. be relaxed. Tense all facial muscles without moving your head. Tighten and pull facial features to relax. A slight tension in your face moving to your eyes through nose and mouth and then released all the tension.
Your whole body is now relaxed and heavier. From head, face, and neck to shoulders and chest and arms, and from the center to legs and feet, the whole body is heavy and warm and sinks directly into the chair. Enjoy this heavy, warm, and relaxing atmosphere. Your body seems to be sinking down and down the chair. Now let’s look at the deployment process. There are three stages to this, and counting up to three must be done.
One: Your eyes are on your eyebrows as high as you can get them. Take a look at the top of your head.
Two: While your eyes are still looking up, take a deep breath, and slowly close your eyelids.
Three: Exhale. Relax your eyes. Let your body relax as if it is floating.
As you can see, when you count, do one thing. With two, you do two things, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Then count three things in three: exhale, relax your eyes, and lift your body.
It’s very relaxing, and it’s a lot of fun to feel like you’re floating directly on this armchair. Treat yourself now in this comfort and go on a short imaginary vacation. Imagine where you have been, where you want to go, where you can feel total peace and peace with yourself and the world.
Many people lie on a quiet beach, seeing the sun warm, the cool breeze blowing, and the waves gently rolling up. Others imagine a remote hideaway in the woods. Imagine you are enjoying a large warm pool. Pick your vacation location and see yourself there. Fantasize whatever is soothing and pleasure-giving to you. Imagine yourself in a comfortable place of your choice, and your body will float further down the chair. Your body is now a little detached from you. Now you can give the body instructions on how to live. It is advisable to provide him with 3 step instructions in the form of a triplet.
The first step. “Overeating is poison to my body, not to me.”
Second step. “I need my body to live well.”
Third step. “As long as I want to live, I protect my body just as I need protect ——-,” and here you say the name of the person you love. It can be a child, a parent, a loved one, or a pet. To have the highest emotional power, it must be someone near you whose happiness affects you deeply.
However, some readers may not feel strong about everyone or may have vague feelings about the closest person. If you have such a question, it’s best to omit “… how I protect” and end the three-fold reasoning with “… protect my body”.
After the three-step rationale, I recommend improving the experience of self-hypnosis while at the same time strengthening the verbal implants suggested during exercise. When I say numerous involvements every day, it’s a work adaptation of what I say, but usually not for fantasy purposes. I recommend you use your fantasies and make them work for you. To explain: When our unconstrained thoughts are allowed to wander, they remind us of the scene, not the words. When thinking about your schedule for this weekend, don’t say, “I’m going to a good dinner and then to the movie I wanted to see.”
As used in self-hypnosis, the image embodies a syllogism skeleton. Operand mode is simple. The syllogism forms the framework. Then dress it with a picture. Imagine yourself who is strong, confident, and satisfied with yourself and the world around you. If you want to be a controlled eater, imagine a situation where you had food in your mouth or plate and are now completely satisfied. If overeating is a problem, look slim and attractive and enjoy reaching for a glass of water instead of a slice of chocolate cake. And so on. The purpose of applying self-hypnosis naturally determines which image to use.
In explaining some of these specific goals, I suggest a suitable type of image for everyone. We recommend that you consider your situation based on your personality, experience, and lifestyle. I offer a paradigm. Change the shape to suit your needs. I think it’s very important to use this image as a complement to the syllogism. Not only does it give an emotional wallop to the logic of the triad, but it also provides an alternative to the triad. If time allows, the two are first used sequentially in a two-stage implant. The image fills the triple logic. Later, you may want to switch back and forth for brevity and versatility. During the 30 second exercise, you should only include the unconscious verbally and after a few hours only visually. This serves as an excuse to avoid monotony. You can give up on self-hypnosis before a positive result is felt. Besides, focusing on the image answers the complaints of some people who may be protesting the intellectual nature of the syllogism. Some of the patients said that they were too intelligent to give us something we could only feel. Such people can enjoy greater reward through images than the more cerebral approach of three-stage reasoning.