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Hypnotize Yourself Right Now: 10 Steps To Hypnotize Yourself Today

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Have you ever wondered how to hypnotize yourself? This article shows you
how to hypnotize yourself in 10 easy steps.


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Hypnotize, Yourself, hypnotise


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Hypnotize Yourself Right Now!

I want to show you a really interesting technique to hypnotize yourself.
It is known as the Betty Erickson technique as she devised it to
hypnotize yourself. Betty’s husband Milton Erickson is someone I have
referred to on several occasions in my work as a renowned hynotherapist
and psychiatrist and someone whose work seems to hypnotize me all the
time. This technique to hypnotize yourself is entirely attributed to her.
Hypnotize Yourself Betty Erickson Method:

This method to hypnotize yourself is based on the following premises and
ideologies. While there are a number of counter-examples to these
notions, they will be of value in understanding and utilizing this method
to hypnotize yourself.

We think our thoughts in pictures, sounds and feelings.

When we think in pictures we refer to the external things we see and the
internal images that we create. This includes remembered images ("What
does your bedroom look like?"), constructed imag es ("What would it look
like if it were redecorated?"), as well as the actual, real things we see
about us.

When we think in sounds these are the things we hear and the internal
sounds that we create. This includes remembered words or sounds ("Think
of your favourite pop song"), imagined words or sounds ("Imagine that
song being sung by someone else"), and also includes your internal
dialogue as well as all of the real, actual, live sounds around us.

Thirdly, are the things we feel. These can be actual physical sensations
or imagined ones. Can you imagine being at the seaside and paddling in
the cool sea?

Most of us use one of these ways of thinking more than the others; though
we each use all three of them. Since this is usually the case, an
individual who "thinks" in images wouldn't hypnotize themselves the best
simply by visualising.
Focused Attention:
Stereotypical images of hypnotists holding watches or other fixation
devices for clients to stare at are the result of much misunderstanding
about hypnosis. I for one have long ago banished my velveteen smoking
jacket and watch on a chain for more modern methods of hypnotic
induction! The experience of hypnosis is typically an inwardly focused
one in which we move away from the environment around us and turn our
attention inward. This technique to hypnotize yourself is doing that even
more.

Hypnotize Yourself Technique:

Step 1: Find a comfortable position and get your self relaxed and
settled. Get into a position that you will be able to maintain easily for
the time you are going to hypnotize yourself. It can be sitting or lying
down, though sitting is recommended to prevent you from falling asleep.
Get yourself centred, just looking in front of you and breathing slowly
and easily. Let yourself relax.

Step 2: Think about the length of time that you intend to spend in this
state and make a statement to yourself about it such as "I am going
hypnotize myself for 20 minutes ... " (or however long you want) You will
be delighted to discover how well you "internal clock" can keep track of
the time for you.

Step 3: What would you like to get out of this? Make a statement to
yourself about the reason you want to hypnotize yourself. In this
process, you allow your unconscious mind to work on an issue rather than
giving suggestions throughout, (that is another technique) so our purpose
statement should reflect that fact. Here's how I recommend you phrase it
to yourself : " I am going to hypnotize myself for the purpose of
allowing my unconscious mind to make the adjustments that are appropriate
to assist me in _____________."

Filling in the blank with what you want to achieve such as "developing
more confidence in social situations." The actual words aren't nearly as
important as the fact your statement acknowledges that you are turning
this process over to your unconscious mind.

Step 4: Looking in front of you, notice three things, one at a time, that
you see. Go slowly, pausing for a moment on each. It is preferable that
they be small things, such as a spot on the wall, a doorknob, the corner
of a picture frame, etc. Some people like to name the items as they look
at them - "I see the hinge on the door frame".

Step 5: Now turn your attention to your auditory channel and notice, one
by one, three things that you hear. (You will notice that this allows you
to incorporate sounds that occur in the environment rather than being
distracted by them.)

Step 6: Next, attend to your feelings and notice three sensations that
you can feel right now. Again, go slowly from one to the next. It is
useful to use sensations that usually are outside of your awareness, such
as the weight of your glasses, the feeling of your wrist watch, the
texture of your shirt on your body, etc.

Step 7: Continue the process using two Visuals, then two auditories and
then two kinaesthetics. Then, in the same manner, continue (slowly) with
one of each.

You have now completed the "external" portion of the process to hypnotize
yourself. Now it's time to begin the "internal" part.
Step 8: Now close your eyes. Now, bring an image into your mind. Don't
work too hard at this; this is fun, remember? You can construct an image
or simply take what comes. It may be a point of light, it may be a
beautiful beach, or it could be your car or an apple. I s hall not scare
you with the ideas that randomly pop into my mind. If something comes to
you, just use it. If nothing comes, feel free to put something in your
mind.

Step 9: Pause and let a sound come into your awareness or generate one
and name it. Although this is technically the internal part, if you
should hear a sound outside or in the room with you, it is OK to use
that. Remember that the idea is to incorporate things that you experience
rather than being distracted by them. Typically, in the absence of
environmental sounds; I often imagine hearing whooping hallelujahs from a
gospel choir; don’t ask me why, that just happens in my mind.

Step 10: Become aware of a feeling and name it. It is preferable to do
this internally - use your imagination. (I feel the warmth of the sun on
my face) However, as with the auditory, if you actually have a physical
sensation that gets your attention, use that.

Repeat the process with two images, then two sounds, then two feelings.
Repeat the cycle once again using three images, three sounds, and three
feelings.

Then to complete the process, open your eyes when your alloted time is up
- It is not unusual to feel a little bit "spaced out" or wander off
somewhat. At first some people think that they have fallen asleep. But
generally you will find yourself coming back automatically at the end of
the allotted time that you set before you chose to hypnotize yourself.
Trust that you weren't sleeping and that your unconscious mind was doing
what you asked of it.

Many people don't get all the way through the process. That's perfectly
all right. If you should complete the process before the time has ended,
just continue with 4 images, sounds, feelings, then 5 and so on. It is a
simple way of just getting you acquainted with how to hypnotize yourself.

				
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