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How to put yourself into trance

In my last newsletter, I gave a quick introduction to the process of self hypnosis.

If you missed it, you might want to check it out before reading on ☝️

Whilst it is easy to learn, there’s still a process to follow in order to promote this powerful learning state that we call hypnosis.

I quite like to use the PIRATE formula to remind myself of what’s involved:

P stands for ‘privacy’. You need somewhere quiet and comfortable where you won’t be disturbed for 20 minutes.

I stands for ‘intention’. What do you want to achieve through your self hypnosis practice? Unlike meditation, self-hypnosis has a goal. Maybe you want to get rid of a bad habit, improve your self confidence or have the ability to remain calm in even the most stressful of situations? Get clear on your intention before you start.

R stands for ‘relaxation’. You need to be deeply relaxed in order for self hypnosis to work. This is where the induction comes in.

A stands for ‘actualisation’. We also call this step the hypnosis deepener. It’s important that you get yourself into a deep trance so that you can let your unconscious mind get to work. Nothing is more disruptive to inner transformation than mind chatter. So we need to go deep.

T stands for ‘transformation’. Once you have entered your self-induced deep trance, you can start to focus on the change that you want to make. You will have formulated a powerful change mantra as part of the intention stage and you can now put into play your auto-suggestions.

E stands for exit. One way to exit trance is to simply count backwards from 10 to 1 telling yourself that you’ll be fully awake and feeling great when your reach 1. Alternatively, you can set a timer or simply let it happen automatically. You cannot get stuck in trance and you will exit self-hypnosis by yourself once you have reached peak state.

What do you think?

Do you believe that you’d be able to do this?

Self-hypnosis is a powerful technique for reducing stress and it has been evidenced to be effective for a range of other purposes:

  • alleviating pain
  • building confidence and self-esteem
  • overcoming sleep disorders
  • breaking bad habits
  • achieving goals
  • removing self-limiting beliefs
  • improving performance
  • losing weight
  • reducing anxiety and depression

If you’d like to learn all the basics of self-hypnosis, I’d love to see you on Saturday 2 July for my virtual Self-Hypnosis Masterclass.

This is a small intimate class where we meet on Zoom to work on removing whatever is holding you back in life.

Please check out the details and register for free here.

For a quick demo of a self-hypnosis induction, please watch the video below.

Each induction will take 5 – 10 minutes in real life. My demo is a very speedy version just so that you can get an idea of what we’re talking about.

If you try this at home, please give yourself enough time to feel the effects.

(Duration: 4:53 minutes. Hit CC for subtitles)

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