Hypnosis is a discipline that can be used for spiritual healing because they share several characteristics. Spiritual hypnosis is a personal development technique that probably triggers the largest amount of misconceptions in this field. These mistaken ideas are spread and strengthened by circus and showbiz hypnotists. Before you start mastering the techniques of spiritual hypnosis, you should first dispel common misconceptions and prejudice about true hypnosis.
Who can practice hypnosis and what can it do?
First and foremost, hypnosis is not related to sleep in any way, even if the very word comes from the Greek “hypnos”, the god of… sleep. This is where this common mistaken belief about this personal development discipline comes from. A variant of hypnosis, self-hypnosis – whether it is spiritual or not – is the ability to use hypnosis techniques on yourself with the same goals: purging a disease, an affliction, an allergy, a source of pain, or fatigue, or any psychological or emotional problem standing in your way as you’re looking for the kind of life you want for yourself
Before you get some training in hypnosis or self-hypnosis, it is essential for you to clear your mind from the following misconception, or they might slow down your hypnosis and self-hypnosis practice, especially spiritually.
Debunking four common misconceptions about hypnosis
You don’t need any innate extrasensory ability in order to practice hypnosis or self-hypnosis, you need to train regularly how to achieve infallible techniques. Several scientific studies have demonstrated how efficient hypnosis is, and they were successfully and reliably reproduced!
But there are many misconceptions and overall prejudice regarding hypnosis and self-hypnosis. Here are the four most common ones, so read on and learn more about this extremely effective practice to swiftly solve most of your problems swiftly and effectively!
First misconception: The state of hypnosis is a kind of sleep
Even if someone that has been hypnotized looks as if they were sleeping, they are not. Granted, their eyes are often closed, but they are still fully aware of their surroundings. A person that is hypnotized has to stay awake, if only to obey the orders given by the hypnotist, on stage or in the physician’s office. In the same vein, when you are practicing self-hypnosis, how could you manage to repeat the positive suggestions that you want to implant into your brain in order to solve your current problem?
As a matter of fact, the state of self-hypnosis is a higher state of consciousness than the usual level of awareness. It lets you interact with the subconscious directly, through the barrier of the conscious mind.
Thanks to the self-hypnosis processes, you can avoid the filter of your consciousness and dive straight into your subconscious mind, where the genuine solutions to your problems can be found, along with your hidden and untapped abilities that might help you solve them and make your wildest dreams a reality.
Second misconception: You need an innate gift in order to become a hypnotist.
Not at all! No need to have any gift assigned when you were born or any specific ability in order to practice self-hypnosis and reap the physical and psychological fruits that will feed your body and mind!
Hypnosis is, first and foremost, a personal development practice that requires constant work and training. Even if you currently have no knowledge in this field at all, you will be able to master hypnosis techniques provided that you will develop certain core qualities like willpower, steadfastness, consistency in your efforts, but what you will need the most is a lot of motivation.
Practice sessions might take their toll and drain a lot of your life energy. Getting initiated to self-hypnosis might help you strengthen it, by the way, especially if yours is weak. You also need to have a good elocution and be able to assimilate a certain number of techniques until you can achieve perfect mastery. You should never give any hypnosis or self-hypnosis technique a try unless you already master the different steps and can comfortably switch from one to the next automatically.
Take all the time you need to master each step of a hypnosis technique, and then start chaining these steps together in order to maximize their personal development potential along with their therapeutic and psychological abilities.
Third misconception: The state of hypnosis is a superficial state of consciousness.
Not at all. The change in your state of consciousness triggered through hypnosis and sometimes called hypnotic trance is very deep. Hypnotic trance is a very high psychic level, so it generates very different brain waves when compared with your usual level of consciousness. Hypnotic trance lets you ignore any block in your conscious mind and communicate directly with the subconscious mind where you will find the hiding place of any cultural conditioning that has been degrading your quality of life.
Only hypnotic trance can provide you with the opportunity to achieve significant changes in the concepts lying in your subconscious mind, triggering great and long-lasting positive changes in your behavior and state of mind.
Fourth misconception: Hypnosis is an external phenomenon and a state of consciousness crafted by the hypnotist.
This is a very widespread belief, and yet… it is wrong again! Hypnosis is not a level of consciousness brought by the operator, but one of many latent states of awareness that can be found within each and every one of us. The hypnotist merely pulls the trigger. .
The state of hypnosis is triggered by the techniques that are used by the (self)-hypnotist, which makes it appear more often and more easily. As a matter of fact, the technique that is used and the relationship that was built between the two will be the factors triggering the hypnotic trance. e.
It even seems that hypnosis works on a higher level of consciousness than your normal waking time, because you have more time to reflect and go deep within yourself. This hypnotic trance is a psychic grabbing stick that lets you reach out over the barrier of the subconscious mind and tap into your hidden potential, eliminating any negative conditioning hidden there.
Discover how to perform a hypnosis session under the best conditions
Suggestion is the keystone of any good hypnosis session. A suggestion is a sentence that you will speak out whenever you are the most relaxed during the hypnosis session in order to plant it deeply in your mind. A suggestion will also allow you to give the consultant instructions that have to be followed once they get back to their usual routine. The way you enunciate this suggestion is the cornerstone and most important moment of your session.
Indeed, this is when you can seed into your brain any suggestion that might fix the problems you want to solve, or the dreams you want to achieve. In self-hypnosis, suggestions must always be positive and express your current wishes clearly, like “I don’t want to be sick like this anymore”, “I want relief from my pain”, “I want to have more energy”, “I want to solve an issue with my health (name it)”… During a session with somebody else, you will send this kind of positive suggestions to them.
Master the various steps of a self-hypnosis session
In order to achieve complete mastery over a hypnosis session, you need to walk through certain steps. Four of them, to be specific. It is best to learn them one after the other in succession.
When you are confident with the first one, move on to the second one, and so on and so forth until you have fully memorized the full self-hypnosis session before you even start thinking about the problem that needs to be solved.
Tackle each of the steps progressively, first through practice, separately, until you master every piece of the whole. Then try to chain them up during a single session. Once it has become second nature, you can focus on the first problem that worries you.
Do not try to get rid of another problem before the first one is gone for good. Anything trying to keep you away from everyday life improvements is fair game, along with things that might make your dreams come true.
Indeed, the core process and the various steps are the same for self-hypnosis and for regular hypnosis aiming to help someone else deal with a problem or facilitate making their dream come true. It means that you can use the same general structure with the various steps mentioned above. The only difference will obviously be the suggestions that will be unique to the problematic you are focusing on.
First step: mastery over deep breathing
The first step in any goof self-hypnosis session is mastery of deep breathing, which you will find detailed below. This mastery of your breathing pattern will let you enter a state of relaxation that will facilitate the process of your self-hypnosis session, including when you will plant the suggestion in your mind.
To master your deep breaths, proceed as follows:
- Settle down in a comfortable position, lying down, or preferably seated, because if you lie down you might fall asleep. This will restore your energy but that would miss the point of the session.
- Close your eyes and focus on your breathing pattern.
- Just follow the rhythm of your own breath. Don’t try to force or rush it.
- Let each breath grow longer than the previous one for 5 to 10 minutes. You can then make it last as long as you want.
Once you have entered a deep state of relaxation, you will have achieved the first step of a hypnosis session. Practice this deep breathing technique at least five times before you move on to the second step.
Second step: mastery over the relaxation of your body and mind
The second step of a good self-hypnosis or hypnosis session is relaxing the body and clearing the mind.
You will achieve this second objective with the following technique.
- Settle down in an isolated place where no one will disturb you for the next 15 minutes.
- Close your eyes and perform five to ten deep breathing cycles as indicated during the first step of the hypnosis process.
- Once you have entered a state of deep relaxation, relax your entire body from feet up to your head as follows.
- Start breathing in, then as you breathe out, relax the appropriate body part. For instance, when you breathe out, think “I breathe out and relax my feet” and do it. You can say it out if you feel the need to. Proceed in the same way for each area of your body.
- “I breathe out and relax my legs”
- “I breathe out and relax my hips”
- “I breathe out and relax my back”
- “I breathe out and relax my hands”
- “I breathe out and relax my arms”
- “I breathe out and relax my chest”
- “I breathe out and relax my face”
By the end of this second step, you should be in a state of deep corporeal relaxation and a clear mind, which is essential for a successful self-hypnosis session.
Third step: Plant your suggestions
This step should be carefully prepared beforehand, because this is the most essential part of your hypnosis session.
Once you have mastered the two preparation steps above, you are in the best possible conditions to plant your daily suggestion deep with your mind. To choose the nature of this suggestion, you can make up a list of your priorities with all the problems you wish to solve or the dreams you would like to come true.
Once you have entered the stage of hypnotic relaxation following your practice of the first two phases, your awareness level will be high enough to clearly determine your own priorities. So make up a list of five desires or problems you would like to achieve or solve from your bucket list. Rank them up by order of importance, and start with the one that seems the most urgent.
Then write up a positive suggestion about your first goal. To do so, you can use any of the suggestions below, like “I don’t want to be sick anymore”, “I want my pain to be relieved”, “I want to have more energy”; “I want to solve this health problem: (name it)”.
You can obviously also write a personal suggestion if it is too far from these thematic suggestions. This is where you will describe the goal in detail in your own words.
Fourth step: entering a state of hypnosis with the self-hypnosis disk
You can now use the self-hypnosis disc as indicated below.
- Once you have practiced the second step of corporeal mastery, stare at this self-hypnosis disk for one to two minutes.
- Repeat your suggestion out loud at least 10 times in a row or for five whole minutes.
- End the session by calmly returning to your usual state of consciousness without any swift movement. Then slowly return to your usual activities and start following your own suggestions.
Conclusion: The time has come for you to practice self-hypnosis!
To start any serious self-hypnosis session, you should first repeat this initiation for beginners until it has become second nature.
Before you practice spiritual hypnosis on other people, it would be best to train yourself until you are perfectly comfortable with the self-hypnosis technique described above.
Try to solve a few of your problems and materialize some of your dreams. Once you have been successful a handful of times this way, you can move on to hypnosis techniques that require a willing participant.
You can find many hypnosis techniques online, and will have a chance to achieve them more easily once you have gone through our initiation to hypnosis.
When you move on to the step where you pick up volunteers, you will need to speak out all the suggestions you need for the session, including the various sentences of the body relation step, and all the suggestions that you want to plant in your patient’s mind.