The state of hypnosis is similar to a deep meditation, it is an “altered state” and can feel like daydreaming, but you can come out of it if you want to. Most times when you are in a hypnotic state, you will choose to stay in it for a time because it is a pleasant experience. It can feel very different according to the level of trance you are in and if there is a purpose to the hypnosis – i.e. hypnotherapy, then it involves a willingness to follow instruction to achieve a desired goal, a willingness to relax and stay in the state of hypnosis and to listen, even if passively, to the suggestion work.
Does Hypnosis work?
Yes. Hypnosis is a proven, effective way of achieving change. Hypnotherapy is often recommended by medical practitioners because it is recognised as a beneficial and effective method of changing the way you feel. The state of hypnosis is a relaxed state where your mind is focused, and your body relaxed. When in this state, the relaxed subconscious mind is open and
receptive to new ideas so the positive affirmations can have a powerful and lasting effect upon you.
Should I listen to my hypnosis MP3 or CD when I go to bed?
This is a great idea, and going to sleep after listening to one of our hypnosis sessions is ideal because you will feel very relaxed after listening and it will be effortless to drift off to sleep. With this in mind, some of the albums have separate daytime and bedtime tracks. These are in some cases the same session in every detail except for the brief introduction and different ending so you can be woken up or left to sleep to the sound of the music.
What is “Lite-Speed” hypnosis?
Some of my hypnosis downloads and CDs now have three tracks, daytime, bedtime and Lite-Speed hypnosis. Lite-speed hypnosis is designed with two purposes in mind:
If you regularly meditate or if you use self-hypnosis a lot, you may have become expert at getting yourself into a trance. In this case you may not need a long induction to get you to that perfect receptive state. This is where the Lite-Speed hypnosis session comes in useful. It has a relaxation process that lasts only about 1 minute and 50 seconds. After that, the most important elements of the suggestion work continue for the next 3 minutes. This is perfect for anyone who does not wish to always use the full session. However, even if you are able to achieve perfect trance in a short timescale you may also use the full session at times, in order to gain the full effect of the content and the experience of very deep hypnosis.
Limited time resources
The other purpose of the Lite-speed session is that sometimes you may want to experience the benefit of the hypnosis session but do not have time to do the full session. So as a matter of convenience, the 5-minute session comes in handy here. It is also perfect to use just before going into a situation where you need to gain the effect required, for example, a job interview or a social engagement. Using the 5-minute session also reinforces the full-length hypnosis.
How long does it take for hypnotherapy to work?
How long hypnosis takes to work varies from person to person. It also depends on what changes you are trying to achieve, what other stresses and issues may be going on in your life at the time, and also how much you really want to change. If you use the self-hypnosis session every day for 30 days, you should certainly see some lasting changes, but you may notice positive changes happening much sooner than this. You may feel a powerful change happening from the very first listen. The purpose of listening for 30 days on a consistent basis, is that the repetition of the hypnotic suggestion has a beneficial consolidating effect so should ensure that the positive changes you get are lasting.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Virtually anyone can be hypnotised as long as they are willing. It is not possible to hypnotise anyone against their will.
How will I know if I was actually in a hypnotic trance?
What does it feel like to be in a hypnosis trance? Do you have a preconceived notion of what being in a trance should feel like? Some people report euphoric feelings in hypnosis; how profound the experience is really down to you. It depends on your imagination, your ability to visualise and your creative thinking skills. You may be able to let go easily and allow yourself to be guided into a perfect state of hypnosis with ease. The experience of being in a trance varies. If you are in a light trance, you are relaxed and listening. Your attention is focused, but you may drift off from time to time. You usually remember less when you go to deeper states of hypnosis. With any level of trance, you should feel relaxed and the time should go by more quickly (so 20 minutes feels more like 5 -10 minutes). You may have powerful visualisations and feel very peaceful when you open your eyes. Sometimes you may just feel very relaxed, and other times you may have profound hypnotic experiences.
Can you get “stuck” in hypnosis?
No, you cannot get stuck in hypnosis. Hypnosis is a state of relaxation.
Why can’t I just listen to the hypnosis once and get the result I want?
It is possible to get a significant effect after just one listen. It you are especially receptive to hypnosis, if the content is well suited to you and you like it, then results may come quickly. However, even then it is advisable to keep listening on a regular basis because the repetition is beneficial to ensure the changes are lasting. Using your hypnosis recording regularly usually means you will get a better result. If you dedicate yourself to getting the most out of each session, then you will. By staying motivated, listening often, and following the suggestions, you are much more likely to experience successful results.
Can I listen to more than one session?
Yes, you may listen to more than one session. You can also use them by interchanging between several.
If I fall asleep while listening to the hypnosis CD, is that a good or a bad thing?
It depends at what point you fell asleep. It may be of course that you were simply in a deep state of hypnosis. If you hear the count up at the end, then that is probably the case. However, if you fall asleep before the subject matter of the session begins; then you may be missing out on some of the benefits you could be getting from the experience.
Should I listen to the hypnosis CD on a loop through the night?
You can do this, but not all the time. Listening to the session on a loop can really power the message into your subconscious, so it is a good way to get changes moving fast. On the negative side though, it can make you tired so do not do this every night. Give your subconscious a break at least three nights per week so you can enjoy deep sleep.
Do I need to use headphones or are speakers okay?
It is entirely down to your preference. You can use either, but headphones are best.
I am finding it difficult to let go. Do you have any relaxation tips?
If you are new to self-hypnosis, it may seem a strange thing to do, to lie back and allow yourself to be directed to a relaxed state. It may also be easier said than done. You may feel that you are not as relaxed as you should be. The fact is, it can take practice. It may be that the first few times, you feel you are just going through the motions but then you should find that it somehow “clicks.” You may find that you are over-analysing, or trying too hard. It is often when you stop trying that you let go and drift into a day-dreamy state. Listen to the suggestions and instructions without questioning or analysing and don’t be concerned about any thoughts that might drift through your mind. Let the thoughts drift, focus and listen to the hypnosis, and keep trying, you will find it worthwhile.
Are your self-hypnosis CDs suitable for children?
Our recordings are best suited for adults and children over the age of 12. The relaxation part (induction) may be too long for a younger child because children tend to go into hypnosis much more easily and more quickly so do not benefit from a long induction.
Is there a best time of day to listen to my hypnosis cd?
Whatever works best for you. Some people perfer to listen when they go to bed which is great as long as you don’t immediately fall asleep and miss the whole thing of course. Listening in the morning or the afternoon is perfectly fine too because there is no optimum time other than when you are ready. Find out what works for you.
I can’t visualise, I just don’t see anything. Does this mean that it won’t work for me?
It is not essential that you visualize well, so do not worry if this happens. There are visualization techniques in every hypnosis session and the effect that is being created is also facilitated in literal word form too. In other words, it is designed to account for the fact that the listener cannot necessarily clearly visualise so this should not pose a problem at all. You may experience hypnosis in a more auditory way, listening to the words and allowing the words to create a descriptive scene rather than a visual one.
Is listening to a self-hypnosis recording as good as seeing a hypnotherapist for real?
Using a self-hypnosis recording is actually better in many ways than seeing a hypnotherapist in person. One way is that the suggestions (i.e. the subject matter of the session) need to be precise, clear and to the point. It can take several meetings with a therapist before they fully understand what you want to get out of it. The recordings are all very precise and cover very specific subject areas so that the content is thorough and effective. Another way in which hypnosis works, is through repetition or compounding. This is when the most important points are repeated and emphasised over and over.
The benefits of repetition in hypnosis
The benefit of repeatedly listening to the session is very important because this is how the changes really take effect more and more powerfully and become lasting changes. Another way in which your own self-hypnosis session is better than seeing a hypnotherapist in person is that you get used to the hypnosis induction and are able to relax to it more effectively with continued use.
I really need this to work for me how can I get the best result from the hypnosis CD?
The most important factor in your success is down to your commitment and motivation. This means listening to the session regularly, daily if possible. You may be busy and have less free time than you would like but making this commitment is how you get results. Find the time to listen if you want to reap the benefits. Think about the change you are looking for and try to remain consciously positive about achieving it.
A positive mindset will help hypnosis work for you
Rather than wishing, hoping and trying, you should be thinking of this change as something that is already there for you, something you are going to achieve, something that is already predetermined. With your positive conscious thinking and use of the session daily, you can change in a thorough and powerful way. The hypnosis can work on your subconscious mind changing the programming and therefore allowing you to become the version of you that you want to be.
How does hypnotherapy differ from Stage Hypnosis?
Have you ever wondered if hypnotherapy is similar to stage hypnosis? Some hypnotherapists dislike stage hypnotists and it is common to be quite damning of it suggesting it gives hypnotherapy a bad name. Personally, I think it makes a good show and is very entertaining! Stage hypnotists need a great deal of skill, expertise and showmanship to do what they do.
The psychology of stage hypnosis:
Let’s take a look at the main differences between stage hypnosis and hypnotherapy:
Stage hypnosis works of many levels. There is a buzz of excitement in being at such an event, there is an air of expectation, a curiosity and mystery, all these feelings can be quite ‘infectious’. The hypnotist usually has a level of skill and charisma which only helps build this atmosphere of excitement.
The best hypnosis volunteers
When the entertainment begins the hypnotist is looking to identify the most ‘suggestible’ people in the audience, but they are also looking for willing participants – someone who is in some way wanting to get up on that stage. The hypnosis volunteer may be a natural extrovert, but they could also be a less extrovert personality, as in this unique environment there can be an attraction to the idea of being given licence to be silly and to entertain. This appeals to the playful or curious side of us. In any case we all know the subjects are given clear instructions so it is fairly easy for them to please the audience.
Once up on the stage the suggestible willing participants find themselves in the limelight and any doubts as to whether to continue usually disappear once they have been selected and not immediately resisted this. In the unusual atmosphere with audience waiting and watching, there is an element of pressure that keeps the volunteer on the stage.
I don’t think I can be hypnotised. Can I?
Yes, you definitely can. Anyone who is able to listen and pay attention to the hypnotherapist, or listen to a hypnosis download can be hypnotised. Often when people think they cannot be hypnotised it is because they have a misconception about what hypnosis is. Hypnosis is a state of relaxation, it is like daydreaming, and the mind is peaceful at the point of trance. You may have seen hypnosis portrayed in film or television as some kind of spooky mind control, but that is complete nonsense.
Hypnotherapy: How it works
Hypnotherapy uses different techniques, if seeing a hypnotherapist in person, there will be plenty of conversation initially as the therapist will be aiming to establish a good rapport. If using a recording, the idea is to get very relaxed, so the recording should be calming, relaxing and focused. Hypnosis is used to bring about the changes required through ‘suggestion’ This is similar to stage hypnosis in that there is a message suggested to the subject, and whilst hypnotherapy is less dramatic, less entertaining than stage hypnosis, it is also much more relaxing. Hypnotherapy is also of course therapeutic and it can make amazing changes for you.
Three levels of trance
In a light hypnotic trance
You feel nicely relaxed as you listen but you will hear everything that is said on the hypnosis CD. You can get great results in a light trance, just as much as in a deeper trance.
In a medium hypnosis trance,
You may miss parts of the session. You may realise this if the recording seems disjointed or the next time you listen to it you notice elements that you have not noticed before. This is perfectly natural, and this is a great trance state to be in. You can certainly get great results in this type of trance.
In a deep hypnotic trance,
You are very relaxed and may remember little of what was said. It may feel like only a few minutes have passed when in reality it was much longer. You may feel as if you have been asleep, yet you hear the wake-up count at the end. You may not have been asleep, instead you may have been in deep hypnosis. You are really letting go in this level of trance. This is an
excellent trance state to be in for any kind of anxiety or stress related issues. For any purpose though, this level of trance can bring great results.
In conclusion, a mix of different levels of hypnosis will happen according to how you feel that day, what is going on around you and what is on your mind. Relax and go with it.
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