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Self-Hypnosis and Placebos - Breaking The Habit Of Being Yourself

Self-Hypnosis and Placebos - Breaking The Habit Of Being Yourself

June 25, 2019

The ultimate objective of self-hypnosis is to help you retrain your thinking for any number of ends. Whether you want to become more confident, to be more adept at speaking in public, or to give up a habit like smoking – self-hypnosis can potentially make a big difference.

And the potential effects of self-hypnosis can be even more impressive when combined with the power of placebo…

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What is a Placebo?

A placebo is essentially any potent effect that results from the belief that you are doing something different. The most common example of this is the 'sugar pill' – which is simply a pill that is made entirely from sugar with no active ingredients.

Patients will take this pill, believing that it is some kind of medicine and as a result, they will often get better or see improvement despite the fact that there's nothing in it.

Likewise, placebos can help people to get over addictions, to overcome phobias to become more confident… sounding familiar?

How They Work

But how can a pill made of sugar possibly result in someone becoming smarter, fighting an illness, or even combating psoriasis?

Well, it's all to do with the power of the mind and specifically the impact of neurotransmitters and hormones. Simply, if you believe that you're getting worse, then you produce stress hormones like cortisol and norepinephrine which actually tax your body and result in you getting worse. 

On the other hand, if you believe you're getting better, then you will produce positive neurotransmitters like serotonin and endorphins which can help to strengthen the immune system and to fight pain. You'll sleep better, you'll be more optimistic and you'll be less likely to focus on all the negative thoughts that get in the way. 

For something like 'confidence when speaking' a placebo gives you 'permission' to forget your inner critic and to just be your best without second-guessing yourself. Surprise, surprise, this leads to better performance!

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How to Hypnotize Yourself For Relaxation, Anxiety and Self-healing Meditation.

How to Hypnotize Yourself For Relaxation, Anxiety and Self-healing Meditation.

June 18, 2019

Meditation scripts are helpful tools to use for relaxation, anxiety, stress, and self-healing in all areas of your life.

A script can vary in length from a word or phrase to many paragraphs. The words will help you remain focused during meditation, so you can aim to stay in the present moment to bring about greater awareness and full consciousness. You can read a meditation script during your session, or record it for future use.

Self-hypnosis is a form of self-directed hypnotism that can be used for a variety of different ends.

Self-hypnosis essentially means using subtle suggestions to alter the way we think about something, which in turn can then be used to help overcome a phobia or an addiction, to change the way we feel about ourselves, or for a range of other benefits.

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Normally, getting hypnotized would mean going to visit a hypnotist who would talk to you in such a way as to get you into a relaxed and highly 'suggestible' state. From there, they would then be able to talk you through a series of suggestions that would gradually change your beliefs on a particular topic until you eventually came away feeling different and better than you did before.

But how would this work if you were both the patient and the hypnotist? There are a few ways you can practice self-hypnosis but one of the most effective and the most similar to getting hypnotized professionally is to use scripts.

What is a Meditation Script?

The idea with a script is simple: you're going to be writing down the part that would normally be spoken by your hypnotist and probably then recording it so that you can play it back to yourself. Now you can sit somewhere quiet and relaxed and simply listen to the recording as though it were a professional hypnotist talking to you.

Alternatively, you might decide to memorize and repeat the script to yourself like a series of positive affirmations, or you could even read it to yourself. Most though will choose to pre-record the script in a spoken form though and go through it that way.

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Visualization Meditation Benefits Of Creating Your ‘Happy Place’ Using Meditation

Visualization Meditation Benefits Of Creating Your ‘Happy Place’ Using Meditation

June 12, 2019

Visualization meditation benefits are an incredibly powerful tool that you can use during self-hypnosis, meditation, or even creative pursuits.

Either way, when performed correctly you can use it to 'simulate' an environment or stimulus almost as though you were there and to thereby fooling your brain into thinking that whatever you're imagining is real. This can then be used to experiment, to remember things, or to calm yourself down.

It's that latter use that we're going to be dealing with here, which can specifically be achieved by visualizing a 'happy place'. This is a place that you can 'go to' in your mind's eye that will make you feel calm and at ease. This can be used on its own for therapeutic ends, or it can be used to get yourself into a calm and suggestible state for self-hypnosis.

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What Should a Happy Place be to get the most visualization meditation benefits?

When you inevitably get to the point on a hypnosis script where you're told to 'go to your happy place', it can be jarring and even stressful if you don't know where that is. To start with then: how do you choose where your happy place is?

The first thing to do is to think of what automatically comes to mind when you think 'happy place'. For some people, it might be a forest, for others a tropical beach, for others a quiet log cabin. Whatever comes to mind immediately, that can be a good thing to start with – don't try and force it.

If nothing is coming to the fore, then you can also try asking yourself questions. For instance: when was the last time you felt truly happy or truly calm? Or is there a place you go often in real life in order to calm down?

Bringing Your Happy Place to Life

Once you've got an idea of at least what your happy place is like, you can then go about bringing it to life and enjoy the visualization meditation benefits and making it as real as possible. One way to do this is by drawing on real experiences you've had to color the image in your mind – you can even base the happy place on a real place you've frequented.

Another strategy is to try drawing your happy place. This is a good way to decide on the physical dimensions and layout which can help to keep the space more 'real' in your mind. Don't forget to concentrate on your other senses though for added visualization meditation benefits – populating your happy place with sounds and smells will make all the difference.

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Beautiful Guided Meditation For Relaxation and Healing Your Mind and Body

Beautiful Guided Meditation For Relaxation and Healing Your Mind and Body

June 1, 2019

You can use this guided meditation script to calm your mind and relax your body. Meditation is the act of focusing the mind to relax, improve inner awareness, and make positive mental or physical changes.

If you are looking for a basic introduction to meditation, start with the meditation mp3 in this podcast for an introduction to how to meditate. As you become familiar with meditating and start to develop the skill to focus your mind, you can use meditation techniques for positive changes in your life and learn new skills.

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