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Top 5 Tips For Self Hypnosis

John Manci

Self hypnosis is a practice that essentially concentrates the mind on certain topics of your choice. It is regularly used to stop smoking, eat less and achieve personal goals. By concentrating our mind and imagining senses, thoughts and even images we can persuade our conscious and subconscious mind. By doing this we can easily tell ourselves that we do not need a cigarette or persuade ourselves that we don't need to eat as much as we do. Self hypnosis can be used for many different things including to conquer fears or to overcome self doubt. It can even be used to quit habits and generally improve our outlook on daily life.

1 - The first and most vital step towards self hypnosis is research and learning. You should find out as much as you possibly can on the subject so that you know what it is and what to expect. Without this knowledge it is very unlikely you will be able to make it work in any way. The Internet is a vast resource on many topics and self hypnosis is in no way an exception to this rule.

2 - As you improve at self hypnosis you will discover the exact method that works best for you but you need to be able to go into self hypnosis. Doing this without any guidance can be difficult. First of all, when you are beginning, you should find a quiet and peaceful place to sit. You are best not trying it led down to begin with because you may fall asleep. Falling asleep isn't a bad thing but it isn't self hypnosis.

3 - A mantra are personal words or sayings that you should quietly repeat to yourself while trying to self hypnotize. They will help you concentrate your mind. You should think about nothing but these words while you are saying them, this way you can relax your brain.

4 - Tell each part of your body to relax. Start from your toes and work upwards. It is very important that you do this because you need to relax your entire body. Once you've done this you should 'walk' to your special place. Count each step and use the same amount of steps each time you self hypnotize. This will also help you concentrate your mind. Once you're there you can begin your self talk.

5 - When you've finished you need to count yourself out of self hypnosis. You do this by telling yourself you have had a fantastic relaxation and you are going to count up from one to five. Tell yourself that when you reach five you will be relaxed and fresh.

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