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About Hypnosis - Part 1

What is Hypnosis - Part 2

Ultradian Rhythms - Part 3

How to Use Hypnosis - Part 4

Dreaming - Part 5

Self Hypnosis - Part 6

Trance - Part 7

Negative Hypnosis - Part 8

Using Hypnosis - Part 9

Hypnosis Exercise - Part 10

Counselling - Part 11

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How to use Self Hypnosis every day


Here's how you can use self hypnosis to improve your performance, and the way you feel, at work. The next time you feel a loss of concentration at work, go to the toilet (or a quiet room, if you’re workplace is enlightened enough to have one!), sit down and close your eyes. Simply recall a time when you felt relaxed and focus on relaxing all the parts of your body. Focus on the process, rather than the outcome, and do this for a minimum of 10 minutes, and up for up to 20 if you can.

Using self hypnosis in this way, you should notice immediately an increase in mental agility, creativity and problem solving skills. Over a longer period, you will notice better emotional stability, improved self confidence, fewer addictive tendencies (including less need for caffeine) and many other ‘spin off' effects.

If you need some help relaxing, take a look at Peaceful Moments.

This ultradian rhythm continues to affect us when we sleep, further strengthening the link between hypnosis and dreaming.

Hypnosis: How to Do It and What it Feels Like

So how do hypnotists do what they do? Well, basically the hypnotist communicates with you, verbally and non-verbally, in a way that allows you to become extremely comfortable and relaxed, and which allows your attention to focus down on a narrow area of experience.

She does NOT control you! Anyone who has been hypnotized knows that they retain control over their actions. Unconscious responses during hypnosis will only occur if they are appropriate to the situation.

Behaving strangely is appropriate during a hypnotic stage show but not in a therapist's office!

A good hypnotist is a master of communication and knows how to non-intrusively focus your attention inwards. She is able to use language to communicate to your unconscious, as well as your conscious mind.

Unconscious responses are perfectly common during ‘normal' communication - laughter being one of them. During hypnosis, unconscious responses are extended beyond ‘everyday' communication so that things like hypnotic numbness or hand levitation are possible.

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