Have you tried using self hypnosis to cure anxiety? Self hypnosis is a truly game-changing tool that you can use to get rid of anxiety for good.
Anxiety attacks can be stopped through hypnotherapy and hypnosis. And you do not have to visit a professional hypnotist. You can use self hypnosis for anxiety and you can do it at home.
Self hypnosis is a very practical and healthy way to cure anxiety.
But you may never have used self hypnosis before. So let’s take a look at what self hypnosis is and how it helps anxiety.
What is self hypnosis and how does it help anxiety?
Self hypnosis is all about using the power of suggestion in order to influence your subconscious mind.
Your subconscious mind is the most powerful part of your mind and is millions of times more powerful than your conscious mind. If you’re interested in curing anxiety by using your mind, I highly recommend you read my guide to subconscious mind power.
Self hypnosis is used a lot in modern hypnotherapy. And it has been used to cure anxiety, as well as to improve pain management, to cure depression, to relieve sleep disorders, and to combat obesity and other common health conditions. People who are well practiced in self hypnosis also use it to improve concentration, memory, and cognitive function.
But before you use self hypnosis for anxiety, there are three things you need:
1. Motivation: The first time you use self hypnosis it will require patience. Make sure you have the motivation to do it properly.
2. Relaxation: You want to make sure that you are relaxed before you start. So you can either choose a time when yo’re already relaxed. Or you can cheat and use these meditations for relaxation (hint: use the meditations).
3. Concentration: You will need to focus when you do the self hypnosis for anxiety. So try to get rid of any distractions before starting.
The Right Attitude to use self hypnosis
Before you use self hypnosis to cure anxiety, it is important that you have the right attitude.
Now obviously, if this is the first time that you have ever tried hypnosis, you may be a little skeptical. You might wonder just how on Earth hypnosis will help your anxiety.
Hey, I totally understand. It’s always best to be a little skeptical before trying something. That’s just natural.
Let me ask you a favor. For the next ten minutes, just go with an open mind.
For the next ten minutes you are going to try something new to you. And that’s great. New is healthy. Actually, new is very healthy because novelty is vital to your brain’s functioning. But that’s a whole other story.
For the next ten minutes you are going to need an open mind.
As I mentioned above, when you practice self hypnosis you need to have a relaxed, calm, and focused mind. And you need to be concentrating on the hypnosis. That is very difficult to do if you are already presuming that hypnosis won’t work.
Hypnosis will work. But it needs your focus and it needs your open mind.
This is why it’s sometimes best to try it twice
A lot of people struggle to focus on the hypnosis the first time they try it. Again, I totally get that. You’re doing something new, so part of you is more interested in the process and more interested in what you look like than in actually buckling down and performing the hypnosis.
That is why it is often best to try the hypnosis twice.
The very first time you try self hypnosis, just learn the process. Don’t be too obsessed with immediate results the first time around. That will put too much pressure on you. It will actually stop you from succeeding.
The first time around, just try it out. Have fun. Be relaxed. You’re learning a new technique. Just like learning an instrument. You don’t pick up piano and play Rackmaninov’s 2nd Concerto the first time around. The first time around you have fun, try to play “Chopsticks” and soon hit the wrong key. But the next time you do it you play it better and soon you have it mastered. Same deal here.
Chill. Go slow. Have an open mind.
Let’s do this.
How to use hypnosis to cure anxiety
*** try this exercise now to get to grips with it, then again later when you have more time. ***
- Sit or lie down in a comfortable position with good posture and a straight back. Close your eyes and focus on your breath for five minutes (meditating). Then begin to meditate on your body and focus on the sensation of your body relaxing. Continue until you feel relaxed.
- Imagine the most relaxing scene you can think of. Maybe it’s a beach or a waterfall, maybe it’s floating above the clouds. . . it doesn’t matter where so long as it is very relaxing.
- Imagine that you are stepping into your imaginary scene. Gradually enter further into the scene. Use your senses. Look at details of the scene. Imagine any scents. Imagine the feeling of the relaxing air on your body and so on.
- Count from one to ten, imagining that with each count you step more into the scene. You are heading towards the most relaxing part of the scene, a special place full of calm and relaxation. As you count, tell yourself that you are feeling more and more relaxed.
- now establish a “Trigger”. In order for you to be able to recall the sensation of peace and relaxation you need to create a trigger. To do this, say a line to yourself that expresses how you are feeling. For instance, “I am at total peace. I am safe, happy and comfortable.” Use your own words but find a short line that describes how you feel. Say that line to yourself then, as soon as you finish the line, pinch yourself on either hand on the flabby piece of skin just up from the thumb. Then repeat the line to yourself. now exit the scene.
Like I said, the first time you try this just go with it and have fun. That first time it should be like a ten minute chill-out session. Don’t worry about getting it perfect, just have fun. The second time is the charm (usually it’s the third time that’s the charm but here it is the second).
So, now you’ve done it once, go again. Go slowly. And truly focus on every step of the process. You will find this immensely relaxing and it will help to cure anxiety.
Oh, ,and I highly recommend you use these meditations for anxiety too.
Let me know how you get on. Leave a comment.