Can I hypnotise myself?

I am often asked ‘Can I hypnotise myself?’ and of course the answer is ‘Yes’ and it works very well for many things such as relaxation, goals, and taming the mind. What is useful is to have a recipe and guidelines so you can get the best results.

There are many different approaches to self hypnosis and finding one that works for you is part of the fun! Below are my guidelines and you can see one of my favourite methods by following the link at the bottom of the page.

My Self Hypnosis Guidelines: POSE

Purpose: Decide the purpose for the session.
Outcome: Set a positive outcome that represents what you want rather than what you don’t want.
Simple: Make it simply worded and short so it is easy to remember. Long winded outcomes lack focus and are too complicated for the unconscious mind to get a grip of.
Expectations: What do you expect to be the result of your outcome? Create a picture with sounds and feelings of what it will be like when you get your outcome.

Find a quiet and undisturbed time to practice the self hypnosis routine and be prepared to repeat the process a few times. Sit upright in a chair if possible as this helps to prevent sleep which can happen when we lie on a bed or sofa.

Sessions should be around 10 – 15 minutes in length to keep focus without drifting off into a daydream.

Interested in more hypnosis?

If you, like me, find this subject mesmerising 🙂 then think about learning this art of influence with me and have, as one of my students said, ‘The most relaxing three days possible.’

Click to find out more about becoming a Hypnosis Practitioner

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Roger Terry

Director of Training and Coaching at Evolution Training Ltd
Roger Terry is one of the world’s leading experts on applying NLP to drive excellence both professionally and personally. Roger leads seminars and consults with companies all over the world, including in the UK, USA, Europe and Middle East. He is the author of several books, including The Hidden Art of Interviewing, NLP and Qualitative Research, NLP for Teachers and The NLP Toolkit.

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