Self-hypnosis is a powerful method of focusing the mind and using the imagination for resiliency and healing. Through utilizing this special state, we are able to change our emotions, sensations, thoughts, imagery, and behavior.
In preparing to use self-hypnosis, it is important to become aware of our own self-talk, the suggestions which we may already be making to ourselves. We want to become aware of the images that we have already created in our minds about the issue we are working on. What are our expectations in the future? What are we already imagining? We can become aware of the physical sensations that we are having, and our behavior, and how these could be altered.
Self-hypnosis can be applied to a wide variety of issues. With self-hypnosis, we are able to practice increasing our confidence and self-esteem. We are able to work with reducing our own anxiety, whether it is academic anxiety, performance anxiety, panic disorder or phobias. We can use self-hypnosis to assist us with habit control, for example smoking cessation, or to support us in changing our overeating or poor sleeping habits. Self-hypnosis can be used adjunctively to provide support for a myriad of medical issues. It is empowering to know that we are able to tap into the resources within ourselves to support our own growth and healing.
It is important to see a licensed health or mental health professional with Clinical Hypnosis training in order to experience Clinical Hypnosis, and to learn to practice self-hypnosis.