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Do you want to learn self-hypnosis? Here's how.

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posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 04:09 PM
Hi everybody

I have taken the info from the and its on aswell and its by Melvin Powers in a book called 'a practical guide to self-hypnosis' so its all free to use and no legal issues.

The chapters in question are chapters 6 and 7

... let us assume you want to learn self-hypnosis and cannot find help. If you
understand and consciously practice the instructions that I shall
outline, you will attain your goal.

Sit in an easy chair or recline on a sofa or bed. Next, choose a point
of eye fixation on the ceiling, preferably a spot behind you which would
normally cause eye fatigue or strain. Now, breathe very slowly and
deeply. As you do this, repeat, aloud or mentally, the word "sleep" as
you inhale and "deep sleep" as you exhale. Do this for several minutes
in a very monotonous manner until such time as you find yourself getting
drowsy. Next, suggest to yourself that your eyelids are becoming heavy
and tired. The goal is to acquire eye closure using this method. You
want to reach a state where it is uncomfortable to keep the eyes open.
Once you get your eyes closing, seemingly of their own volition, you
have reached the first step in achieving self-hypnosis.

You can repeat to yourself such suggestions as, "My eyelids are becoming
very heavy and tired ... My eyes are becoming very watery ... My eyelids
are blinking ... I just want to close my eyes ... The moment I close my
eyelids, I shall fall into a deep, sound, hypnotic sleep ... Even though
in a deep state of hypnosis, I shall be aware of my surroundings and be
able to direct posthypnotic suggestions to my subconscious mind."

When your eyelids actually become heavy or when your eyes actually begin
to water, you intensify these feelings by repeating affirmative
suggestions along these very lines. This is known as "the feed-back
technique" and helps to reinforce the actual condition that exists.
Proceeding in this way hastens the actual closing of the eyes and
attainment of the hypnotic state, per se.

Let us assume that you practice this procedure and seemingly nothing
happens. Continue to practice it again and again until such time as you
are able to achieve an eye closure. You will eventually be able to do
this within a relatively short period of time.

One of the best times to practice the technique just given is when you
are falling asleep at night. The lights are out and you are lying in
bed. Choose an imaginary spot above and behind your eye level so there
is some strain on the eye muscles. Now begin giving yourself suggestions
that your eyelids are becoming heavy, etc.

The reason this period is such an excellent time to practice
self-hypnosis is that the suggestions you give yourself spill over into
your subconscious as you drift from consciousness to unconsciousness.
It's like telling yourself to wake up at a certain time in the morning.
The suggestion reaches your subconscious and activates you consciously
to waken. Using this approach, you can give yourself dynamic,
constructive suggestions at this time as well as giving yourself the
posthypnotic suggestion that the next time you practice self-hypnosis,
you will fall into a deeper, sound, hypnotic state at the count of
three. You also emphasize that your eyelids will close involuntarily
whenever you relax for five minutes and afterwards count to three. This
conditioning process will be augmented by the use of the sleep period.
The suggestions will tend to work unconsciously during this period and
hasten your attainment of the constructive goals as well as the
self-hypnotic goal itself.

Once you have achieved eye closure, deepen the hypnotic state by the
following suggestions: "As I count to three, I shall go deeper and
deeper into a profound, hypnotic state. As I count to three, I shall
find myself becoming more and more relaxed. As I count to three, I shall
fall into a deep, hypnotic sleep." You repeat these suggestions many
times, actually trying on a conscious level to feel sleepier, more
relaxed, more at ease. In doing this, you take on the characteristics of
a deeply hypnotized subject.

Part of the difficulty in learning self-hypnosis is that the subject is
aiming at a state of mind in which he has no experience. If I say, "Act
happy" or "Act sad," there is an immediate reaction from your
experiential background, and you can react accordingly. If you have
never seen anyone hypnotized and I say, "Act as though you were
hypnotized," you must, of necessity, act in a manner that you would
assume approximated that of hypnosis. If you had actually seen someone
hypnotized, you would naturally take on the characteristics you had
observed. This would either be done consciously or unconsciously.

*** The whole book is really good, I was surprised 'cause it was just what I was looking for, the book has more info and worth reading if you want, this is just a taster, until recently I was not even aware this sort of thing existed.

If you have any follow up questions I will try to answer them as best I can, there is a lot to the subject and learning never stops.

Peace out now and forever

To MODS, if there is any reason I've made a mistake and the info is under copyright then please delete this life changing info.

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 04:34 PM
I would think it would be important to know how to bring yourself out of this deep hypnotic sleep, wouldn't it? Sounds interesting, but I would definitely want to know how to wake up!

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 04:44 PM
reply to post by jdb51

Its chapter 5, take a look, its impossible to get stuck in hypnosis, just say to yourself wake-up and snap your fingers. Have a little read and tell me if it makes sense

Edit to add: Igor Ledochowski talks about pre-hypnotic commands, at the start say to yourself, I will go into hypnosis for x amount of time and if there is an emergency like a fire in the house you will instantly wake up and respond in the correct way.

Its interesting to note that in the Melvin Powers book he talks about 'waking up' before the induction because he knows people are not confident in their hypnotic powers when they are starting.

[edit on 27-6-2010 by yyyyyyyyyy]

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 05:30 PM
About 25 years ago I bought a self-hypnosis tape set to help me lose weight. I only used it for a couple of weeks, It was kinda boring giving yourself positvie affirmations at bedtime, but I did it for a while.

Iwas about 30 pounds overweight for a few years.

I can honestly say, I thought it did not work and forgot about it. Not long after I eventually started eating less and joined a gym. I lost the pounds.

since that time 25 years ago, I have basically stay the same weight, although gained a whopping 60 pounds with the first kid, but got that off in a year.

The reason I post here at all, is it dawned on me just recently that subliminal conditioning I did years ago, may have worked. If ever I put on a couple of pounds, my head says to me "Well you better take off those couple pounds" and I do. I don't know, but I know I conscously and uncosciously manage my wieght so I think hypnosis works.

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 05:32 PM
reply to post by SunnyDee

If you concentrate on a goal i think you can do it without hypnotizing your mind

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 05:39 PM
reply to post by SunnyDee

Hi SunnyDee

Great post, Milton Erickson talks alot about the things we know but do not know because of the role of the subconscious. Erickson also talks about how post-hypnotic commands stay with people in his personal experience for at least 16 years and he guesses they could last a life-time.

The very fact you were concerned about weight is merely your subconscious or whole brain giving a message to your consciousness in the very first place.

In terms of weight loss its simply calories in verses calories out, but I make it a habit to only eat carbs after a workout, I see large built people continuously making bad food decisions but that is a different topic altogether.

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 05:46 PM
reply to post by pavelivanov22

That's it in a nutshell!!!

You say to yourself I am not hypnotized, but saying that is a hypnotic command! You are merely reinforcing your imagination with suggestions that you are not hypnotized.

Hypnosis has two meanings, the state of hypnosis which everyone enters right before sleeping, and hypnosis which means giving yourself suggestions.

If you say you are not hypnotized you are just hypnotizing yourself and getting the result you want, what a bind! The mind is always in a trance of some kind, and by definition, using your imagination to set a goal is hypnosis, its just people don't realize it and the MSM is never gonna explain it.

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 05:48 PM
reply to post by yyyyyyyyyy

so your hypnotized to try to explain i am hypnotized to believe im not hypnotized? kinda confusing here

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 06:09 PM

Originally posted by pavelivanov22
reply to post by SunnyDee

If you concentrate on a goal i think you can do it without hypnotizing your mind

It's not really a goal, so much as, a state of mind, that is why I think the hypnosis worked.

posted on Aug, 9 2010 @ 12:25 AM
here's the audio recording of the book by chapters- all free

posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 10:26 AM
reply to post by betweentheworlds

Great find! I actually did find the audio but then I must have developed an amnesia for it because I clean forgot about adding it to this thread,

Going to add this as well for anyone who wants a lllooooonnng read, its 1780 pages, on page 98 onwards its got the story of Milton Erickson's autohypnotic experiences.

Again to MODs, if the link is not allowed by the T&C please remove but I think its free.

posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 06:07 PM
Hypnosis can be used for many things. decide what is it that you need to accomplish and also, think about this- IS IT something that you REALLY NEED? can you be without it? can you substitute it by something else?

I have hypnotized a few people and one time I had an amazing hypnosis during which a spirit was channeled through my hypnotized subject. I was given a warning NOT to regress myself or others anymore into the hypnosis to see past lives or seek answers as there's a price to pay for it (karma). I struggled with it for a while as on one hand, I wanted to continue and on the other, I felt that the warning should be paid attention to. Do I want to be stubborn and later pay the price for it? No, but the temptations were there.

I have explored other things meanwhile - aromatherapy & essential oils that helped me a lot, light therapy, and now I am just starting Falun Dafa.

I finally realized that the spirit was right- we are here to learn the lesson. Do NOT cheat by doing regression hypnosis as you're cheating yourself in the end. You can't grow unless you learn it through life. In time, you will know as life is short. Try to live the best you can and meditate, or listen to yourself when you're alone.

I think hypnosis is only acceptable if you're trying to use it for therapeutic purposes-for example, trying to quit a habit or improve a condition, sleep better or concentrate better.

I also highly recommend to explore aromatherapy & essential oils as it can have both emotional and physiological benefits and light therapy as well.

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