So, let’s say you’ve been looking forward to taking care of some personal situations such as weight gain, low self-esteem, addictions, pain, et cetera, and you’ve decided to give self-hypnosis downloads a shot. For every regular person, one key question will always be: “how do I get the best results from this?” Indeed, from afar, it is normal for anybody to wonder how sitting or lying down with your eyes closed can help treat serious physical and mental health conditions. However, it is no longer a myth, what hypnosis can do for your overall well-being.
With that said, you can easily get the best results from your self-hypnosis downloads if you can pay attention to these simple tips. Note that, not following these tips does not mean that you will waste your time with these downloads. However, if you do, you will find yourself more in tune with these sessions and their positive impacts will be maximized.
Let’s delve into it.
If this is going to be your first time, it is safe to say that you’d have to cleanse yourself of all the wrong notions you’ve probably gotten about hypnosis.
For example, hypnosis is not mind control. Your therapist will not turn you into a zombie or make you do anything against your natural will. You’re never helpless during hypnosis. In fact, you’re in complete control and can even tell a lie while under hypnosis! Also, sleeping off during your self-hypnosis does not mean you’d die or wake up with a messed up mind.
Believing any of these myths can build a wall of resistance in your mind and make it hard for your self-hypnosis downloads to work optimally.
One of the most important things to pay attention to, if you wish to get the best out of your sessions, is your preparation. Going in on your sessions without adequate preparations will obviously minimise your results.
Ensure you set up a calm environment, wear comfortable clothes, stay clean on alcohol, caffeine, and any stimulants, and run a quick breathing exercise to get yourself relaxed. Furthermore, while physical preparation is paramount, mental preparation is mission-critical. Ensure you stay calm and optimistic. If you had a bad day or have some thoughts bugging you, you do not have to let it discourage you from taking your session. Breathing exercises and a few minutes of meditation can help clear your mind of nagging thoughts before you jump into the main course of the day.
Furthermore, while several good self-hypnosis downloads are recorded in stereo, you should also bring working earphones along with you. Earphones will help block out noise and also give you the sense of the words filtering through your ears into your mind.
When you’re new to using self-hypnosis, it’s not uncommon to feel cynical or, on the other hand, even a little bit overwhelmed by it. A lot of factors come into play as you try to settle into this experience. While a lot of people easily visualise during self-hypnosis, you might find it hard to do so or even focus on the visualisations you make during the session. Also, you might be disturbed by the thoughts of dozing off in the process. You might even have yourself wondering if this is actually worth your time!
At this point, do you just turn the audio off and walk away? NO. It is completely normal to feel that way when you’re completely new. The best thing to do is just get down to it. Don’t try too hard. Just relax and trust the process. Don’t focus on your doubts, just listen to the words of your guide and go with the flow. You will find it getting easier during subsequent sessions.
Unless you’re listening to your self-hypnosis download strictly for relaxation—which is usually instant—you’d need to listen to your tracks over and over again before you begin to get obvious results.
Choose a time that works for you and try to stick to it. Listening early in the morning may not be the best option for some people because humans tend to be hypersensitive to environmental changes and easily distracted at that time. Evenings are usually more preferable, especially just before bedtime. However, find out what works for you and stick to it.
For someone who is just listening to their self-hypnosis track for relaxation purposes, this one might be optional. However, for someone who has more ‘serious’ issues to tackle, it is usually a great idea to think about some small improvements you’d like to make throughout your session. The best part is that you don’t need to figure out the ‘HOW’s, you simply have to walk into your sessions having these goals in mind.
Once you’re through with your session, you’d naturally find yourself creatively working around these goals and achieving them almost effortlessly. You’ll get several light-bulb moments, moments of genius that show you how to do things more creatively.
This may have been touched a few times in the previous headings but it is important to stress a little on this. Do not walk into your session with negative thoughts. Don’t be scared about whether this will work or not. Don’t be scared about ‘things that could go wrong.’ Do not entertain doubts even if they come. Just stay positive. There is power in positivity, more power than you can ever imagine!
Just see yourself already leaving your sessions a better person. It makes it much easier for you!
Self-hypnosis is, indeed, getting more popular in recent times, with a lot of people running in its direction. That said, unfortunately, there’s a little more to it than simply sticking your headphones on and playing your chosen self-hypnosis download. If self-hypnosis is going to work, you must take time to adequately prepare yourself and get into the right frame of mind. If you’d like to get the best results out of your self-hypnosis downloads, these additional preparation tips are going to be invaluable for you. We also have a more detailed 5-step guide complete with videos on our FAQ page.