If you have any questions about hypnosis, our self hypnosis products, our website or the ordering process, then we hope this page will provide you with the answers.
This page includes answers to 50 of our most frequently asked questions – so if you want to know something that you think might have been asked before, there is a good chance you will find it here. The questions and answers have been grouped into relevant sections, as follows:
- Hypnosis – What? Why? How?
- About our CDs and Downloads
- Ordering from SelfHypnosis.com
- MP3 Troubleshooting Guide
We hope you find this page useful, but if you have still a question then please feel free to contact us.
Hypnosis – What? Why? How?
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Hypnosis is an open state of mind. It is a natural phenomenon, often described as a deep state of relaxation and concentration, wherein the mind becomes distant and detached from everyday cares and concerns. The state of hypnosis is neither sleep nor unconsciousness, but an altered state of awareness, often referred to as a “trance” state. Although, the word trance often has a negative connotation, hypnosis is in fact a positive state. We therefore prefer to describe it as a “hypnotic state” or a state of “creative relaxation.”
Hypnosis works by allowing us to communicate directly with the subconscious, which is the invisible part of our mind, which governs our every waking moment. The by-passing of the so-called “Conscious Critical Faculty” part of our mind, is what allows hypnosis to be so effective. Once newer, better ideas are accepted by the subconscious, they will be acted upon.
The experience of hypnosis is different for each person and there is no such thing as a “hypnotized feeling.” It is a deeply relaxing and enjoyable state of mind. Contrary to what you might have heard from less well-informed sources, an individual in the hypnotic state is in complete control of him or herself at all times, but is simply extraordinarily focused on their internal experience. Hypnosis cannot make you to do anything, or think anything that is not desired, or desirable for you.
When hypnosis is used for therapeutic purposes, known as hypnotherapy, it can help people in so many ways. Hypnotherapy can help people change unwanted habits and behaviours, overcome fears and phobias, conquer stress and anxiety, and so much more. By purposefully and systematically entering hypnosis we have an opportunity to foster physical and emotional balance at a subconscious level, and therefore improve the quality of our lives. Since we work with subconscious thought processes, hypnotherapy can often be much more effective, and produce much quicker results, than with those achieved by psychotherapy.
It is thought that about five percent of people are classically “un-hypnotizable.” Most people show moderate scores and about ten percent can be hypnotized to extreme depths (and show the classical deep trance phenomena). When it comes to our self hypnosis recordings, depth of trance is not important. If you are willing to listen and to relax as deeply as you can, then you will experience the benefits.
We believe most people can benefit from self hypnosis and hypnotherapy. We cannot guarantee that “it” will work for you, because everyone is unique and therefore your experience of self hypnosis will be unique. Some people shy away from the use of self hypnosis because they do not understand how or why hypnosis works, or fear that they cannot be hypnotized. However, if you dedicate yourself to getting the most out of each session, then you will. By staying motivated, listening often, and following the suggestions, you are sure to experience successful self hypnosis.
Self hypnosis and hypnotherapy are suitable for almost everybody. However, some people should not be induced into a state of hypnosis. This includes people who are psychotically ill. It is not that hypnosis is the problem, but any therapy for people who suffer from psychotic illnesses (such as schizophrenia) is highly specialized and psychotherapy alone often cannot treat psychosis.
Other people who are unsuitable are those who suffer from epilepsy. There is a slim chance that the state of hypnosis could trigger a convulsion, because some epileptic conditions can be triggered by a change in brain activity.
Please remember that hypnosis is a natural state of mind. Nevertheless, we feel we have a duty toward our customers, both from a professional and ethical perspective. We cannot and will not give medical advice, so if you are in any doubt your suitability to experience hypnosis, then people consult your doctor or a medical professional.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring, beneficial, positive state, and is very safe, when used as directed in our self hypnosis instructions.
There are many myths and misconceptions about hypnosis, including far-fetched tales of people becoming “stuck” and being unable to wake-up. This can never happen and once you understand what hypnosis actually is, then you will have no such concerns.
In terms of health and well being, please know that hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation. We expect all medical practitioners would agree on the health benefits of relaxation.
Hypnosis cannot alter your basic underlying personality, so please do not worry. You will still be you, but our self hypnosis recordings are designed to help you make the changes you want, in a positive, constructive way.
Some people may think that self hypnosis CDs and downloads are just not as good as visiting a hypnotherapist in person, but there are advantages and disadvantages to both approaches. If you have access to one on one hypnotherapy, then that is great, but do not underestimate the use of high quality self hypnosis recordings, such as ours.
About our CDs and Downloads
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When listening to one of our self hypnosis downloads you will be gently guided by the hypnotherapist into a state of deep relaxation. This is achieved, with your co-operation and permission, by a technique called progressive relaxation, which involves following simple verbal instructions and responding positively to the suggestions you hear.
Once you are deeply relaxed and are thereby more receptive to hypnotic suggestions, we begin to focus on the relevant issue or topic that you would like help with. We make use of many different advanced hypnotherapy techniques, which vary depending upon the particular session. We may ask you to follow along with various mental exercises, all carefully designed to help you bring about the positive changes that you seek.
We believe our self hypnosis downloads are the best available, anywhere! Here are some of the reasons why:
- Recordings voiced by top professional hypnotherapists.
- All developed using advanced hypnotherapy techniques.
- Each word is carefully scripted by our team of professionals.
- Digitally mastered recordings, made in our professional studio.
The main reason you should put your faith in us, is because of our professional approach. We have been producing our own hypnotherapy sessions for over 20 years. During this time period, we have helped thousands of people, to help themselves and change their lives. We take immense pride in our work and we ensure that each recording we produce is of the highest possible quality, not just in terms of audio quality, but the content within each session.
Yes, you can listen to various samples of our recordings on our hypnotherapists page.
Almost all of our self hypnosis sessions are between 20 to 25 minutes. This is the optimum time frame for a self hypnosis recording. We know this from personal and professional experience, but this viewpoint is also supported by our bodies’ natural Ultradian Rhythms.
If we thought longer recordings could produce better results, then we would make longer recordings. The truth is, after about 20 minutes or so, people tend to either lose focus or fall asleep. Even if you visited a hypnotherapist for an hour long session, it is unlikely that you would experience the hypnotic state for the entire duration of the session, for the very same reasons. You would most likely spend about 20 to 25 minutes, maybe 30 minutes, in hypnosis, with the remainder of the time being taken up by work outside the hypnotic state.
Please also be aware that repeated listening is one of the key factors for self hypnosis success. The more you hear hypnotic suggestions, the more likely they are to be accepted by your subconscious. It is hard to listen to really long recordings as frequently, and we know that motivation is helped and maintained if listened to everyday.
We therefore believe that self hypnosis recordings with a length of around 20 to 25 minutes are not only more effective, but they are also much more user-friendly.
This is impossible to answer because everybody is unique and everyone’s experience of self hypnosis is also unique. Therefore, everybody will experience positive changes at different speeds and times. Some people notice results right away or after a few days, whereas for others it might take weeks, even months, before they notice changes.
Change is rarely an “Aha!” moment or some eureka experience. It is more often something that happens, without us really even noticing at first. We all have our own unique inner world and we each have our own time frame for change. It is impossible to predict when and how change will occur. Nevertheless, self hypnosis is one of the most effective means of bringing about permanent and lasting change, even if we are not immediately aware of it.
Many people like to listen to our self hypnosis sessions at night, before bedtime. Listening in the morning or afternoon, is fine too. You can listen whenever or wherever it is safe and convenient for you to do so. Pick a time and a place where you are unlikely to be disturbed. Most importantly, do NOT listen when driving, operating machinery, or when doing something that requires your full conscious attention.
Repeated listening is one of the keys to success with self hypnosis recordings. In general, we recommend you listen everyday for the first week, then every other day for the following three weeks for maximum positive benefits. After this, you should listen to them whenever you feel the need. Many people enjoy our sessions so much, that they continue to benefit from them, by listening regularly.
You do not necessarily need to listen to our recordings every day. Our self hypnosis instructions should be viewed as a general guide. Some sessions may only need to be listened to occasionally, but many issues, particularly those that may need more time to overcome, require repeated listening. The regular concentrated use of our recordings means any suggestions, within a session, are more likely to be accepted by your subconscious mind. This means you are much more likely to fully benefit from their use.
Yes, absolutely. But please be aware that if you were to listen twice a day, this does not mean a session will be twice as effective or the process of change will be twice as quick. In fact, it would be better to listen to two different sessions on the same day, rather than the same one, twice.
Yes, it's perfectly fine to listen to more than one session over the same time period. This is what many people like to do.
It is also important to understand that some issues are complex and have the potential to conflict, so should not be tackled at the same time. For example, it is very difficult to stop smoking and lose weight at the same time. It would be far better to concentrate on each issue separately. In such cases, it would be best to start with one issue and focus on that. Once you notice positive results, then you may wish to begin working on the next issue.
To use multiple sessions effectively you can either listen on the same day, or on alternate days. There are no hard and fast rules, but we recommend you do not listen to too many different sessions over the same period, which is why we limit purchases to 6 sessions per order.
You can if you wish, but we do not recommend doing so. It would be much better to have some breathing space between sessions. Almost all of our sessions are approximately 20 to 25 minutes in length, which is the optimum time frame for self hypnosis. Combining two or more sessions, right after the other, would mean you are more likely to lose focus or fall asleep.
There is no limit, but we would suggest no more than two or three per day, with a break of an hour or more between recordings. Anymore than that may cause confusion and you may not reap the full benefits of hypnotherapy.
Most of our self hypnosis sessions have an awakening section at the end, but you can still use them to fall asleep to if you wish, by simply turning off the recording towards the end, prior to awakening. Because you will feel so relaxed after listening, it will be easy to drift off into natural sleep.
It is generally better if you do not fall asleep when listening. Hypnosis can be a natural bridge into sleep, so it is not uncommon for people to drift off to sleep. Many people like to listen in bed, which is fine. But we tend to associate our beds with sleeping, so if you find that you continuously fall asleep, then we recommend trying a different location or position. You might get better results by listening whilst sitting in a comfortable chair or recliner instead.
Do not worry too much if you fall asleep when listening to our self hypnosis sessions. The subconscious mind never sleeps, so keep using them for full positive benefit.
Yes, this is common. Some people often feel as if they have been sleeping the whole time and then just happen to wake up near the end. The truth is,you were probably not actually sleeping during the session. It is more likely that you were deeply relaxed and your subconscious mind knew it was time to wake up.
We suggest that you use our self hypnosis downloads as directed. Concentrated use of self hypnosis is beneficial, which is why we recommend regular use. However, since we do not recommend listening to a session and then immediately listening to another, listening on a loop is definitely not the way to go. Also, we do not want to disturb your sleep pattern, as regular sleep is important for your overall health.
If you do not have any headphones, then yes, you can listen via speakers. Although, we strongly recommend that you listen with headphones (or earbuds), if you can. Headphones also help in cutting down on any possible distractions. Remember that concentration is a key factor for self hypnosis success and your focus can be easily interrupted by outside noise.
Many people say they have trouble relaxing and some fear it may impact their ability to benefit from hypnosis. The good news is that there is no better way to learn how to relax both your mind and your body, than with self hypnosis. Our advice is to simply let go and cheerfully accept the fact that you will probably not feel hypnotized, because the truth is... there is no such thing as a hypnotized feeling. Just enjoy the process and let everything happen naturally. Listen to what is being said and if you are being asked to concentrate on something, just follow along and keep your focus.
If you dedicate yourself to getting the most out of each session, then you will. By staying motivated, listening often, and following the suggestions you are sure to experience successful self hypnosis.
Our recordings are made for adults, but your child may benefit from some of our self hypnosis products. It depends on the topic, the age of your child and their emotional maturity. Please see the link below for more information on this subject.
Yes, regular deep relaxation can only help you and your baby during pregnancy. In fact, we have developed a specific title for pregnancy, titled “Easy Natural Childbirth”.
No, our products are only available in English.
We are sometimes asked if our self hypnosis recordings can still be effective if the listener does not understand any English. The answer to this, is no. If you visited a psychotherapist, and he or she spoke in a language that you could not understand, then it would be a waste of your time. Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy. It is not magic, so you need to at least have some understanding of what is said.
We don't usually have time to make custom recordings, but please contact us if you are interested and specify exactly what it is you're looking for.
Ordering from SelfHypnosis.com
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No, you must fill in your correct details for security and fraud prevention purposes, even for download only orders. Your order may not be processed if your details are incorrect. If you are concerned about privacy, then please don't be. We respect our customers’ privacy, and personal details will never be shared with any third party.
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An automated order confirmation email is sent with each order, and you should also receive an email from Stripe or PayPal, our payment providers. We cannot guarantee that you will always receive our order confirmation emails, because some email providers may incorrectly think that they are junk and therefore block them. If you have not received an order confirmation email from us, then please check to see if it incorrectly ended up somewhere other than your inbox.
Please be aware that you do not actually need the order confirmation email to access your order details or downloads. You simply need to login to your account with us, where your full order history will always be available. From your account page, you can download your session(s).
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All downloads are instantly available on the order confirmation page, which is presented to you immediately after making your payment. You may also login to your account with us, at any time, to access your order(s) and download any ordered sessions.
Our regular self hypnosis downloads are standard MP3 files and can be played on any MP3 player. Most computers have some type of media player for MP3 files, such as the Windows Media Player. Modern smartphones and tablets also tend to have internal MP3 players, so you should be able to listen on your phone or on a tablet.
If you are using an iOS or Android device then we highly recommend you use our app to download and play your downloads.
Yes, absolutely. If you have an iOS (Apple) or Android phone or tablet then we recommend you use our app to download and play your sessions. If you have another type of device then you should still be able to play our downloads, provided your device can play MP3 files.
Our MP3 downloads are approximately 20mb in size. Each MP3 should only take a matter of seconds to download, although this will obviously depend on your internet speed. If you have a slow internet connection then it may take a few minutes, or possible longer.
Our self hypnosis MP3 downloads are for personal use only and are restricted to one person, per download. You are allowed to make one copy onto a CD for your own personal use. Please see our terms and conditions page for more information.
If you are using an Apple device, such as an iPhone or iPad, then please download and install our iOS app. Once installed, simply login using your SelfHypnosis.com account credentials and you should then see all available downloads listed on the 'Sessions' screen. You can then click on the download button to save them directly to your device and play them on the inbuilt MP3 player.
Please be aware that Apple devices are incapable of saving files directly, so if you do not own a computer then we strongly recommend you download and install our app. If you don't use the app then the MP3 will 'stream' and may skip / jump when your internet connection fails. Alternatively you can use a computer (or a device that is capable of saving files) to download your sessions and then sync them to your iPhone/iPad the same way you would with music files (via iTunes).
This is almost always because you have not actually downloaded the MP3 file. If you are using an Apple device, such as an iPhone or iPad, then please see our answer to the previous question.
If you are sure that you have download the file completely (check where you saved it and the file size), then clearly there is something wrong. Please download the self hypnosis session again, if you can. Be sure to contact us if the problem persists.
Please login to your account with us. Once you login to your account, all your downloads will be listed under “Available Downloads.”
For older orders, that are not visible within your account, please contact us and we will gladly set this up for you. Since all downloads are served via customer accounts, please ensure you have created an account with us. When you contact us, please quote your previous order number. If you no longer have this information, then we would need to know more details (such as a date) so that we can locate your original order.
If you have a question and haven’t found an answer on this page then please feel free to contact us.