The 3 Steps for Self-Hypnosis Success

Illustration to represent success with self hypnosis

The benefits of self-hypnosis are almost limitless. In order to get the maximum benefit, it is important to follow our self-hypnosis instructions and read the valuable advice presented to you here, before listening to our self-hypnosis recordings.

Let us start by looking at when, where and how you should listen to our self-hypnosis sessions.

Step 1 – Listen

If you want to achieve success with self-hypnosis, then you will need to make the time for it. The good news is, most of our sessions are only 20 to 25 minutes of your 24-hour day.

When to listen

Listening to our self-hypnosis downloads in the evening is the most popular time of day as people often prefer to listen before going to bed. But listening in the morning or in the afternoon is equally fine. There is no right or wrong answer. I recommend you experiment and find out what works best for you.

Where to listen

It is important that you only listen to our self hypnosis recordings in a quiet and safe place where you will not be disturbed. By safe, I mean a place you are comfortable and free to relax your body and mind away from everyday distractions.

Although many people choose to listen to our recordings in the bedroom, beds are associated with sleep. Should you find that you regularly fall asleep while listening, then I suggest that you instead listen on a sofa or comfortable chair. It is entirely your choice. Again, choose whatever works best for you.

Once you have chosen a safe place to relax, be sure to turn off any possible distractions, such as your phone. Concentration is a key factor for successful self hypnosis and your focus can be easily interrupted by outside noise. If there are other people around, then kindly ask that they leave you alone for a little while because it’s important that you remain undisturbed.

Please note: due to its sleep like state, self hypnosis should never be attempted while operating machinery, driving a car, or anything else that requires your conscious attention.

How to listen

Be sure to get yourself into a comfortable position. The most common position is to lay on your back, perhaps in a recliner, with your head resting gently against a pillow, with the body straight and both arms resting by your sides. This is, after all, the most natural position for relaxation. Of course, it is not written in stone. Some people prefer to sit in a comfortable chair or even lie on the floor. Again, it is entirely up to you and whatever suits you individually.

I highly recommended that you listen using headphones. Our self hypnosis programs are recorded in stereo, not only for the high-quality sound they produce, but also for the therapeutic element. Listening through headphones give you a sense of the words being fed directly into your mind, which can help you to keep focused. Headphones are not essential, but using them can also help to block out distractions and external noises.

Once you have found a time and a place that works for you, it might be a good idea to keep listening at approximately the same time and in the same place. Relaxing in the same position, in the same room, around the same time, will help condition your body to the hypnotic response. It acts like an anchor to the experience and the state of hypnosis will become that much easier to enter. In time it will be natural for you to be able to relax just about anywhere. In the beginning, however, familiarity can certainly help the process along.

Step 2 – Relax and Let Go

The next step for successful self hypnosis is to simply relax, go with the flow, and let everything happened naturally. It’s worth remembering that hypnosis is a perfectly natural state of mind, just like the feeling before we go to sleep in the evening and wake up in the morning. There is no right or wrong way to enter hypnosis, but it is important you do not attempt to force it to happen. It’s a bit like trying to fall asleep — if you try to fall asleep, you won’t. Like sleep, hypnosis is a natural process, so just give yourself permission to relax.

Each time you listen to one of our self-hypnosis recordings you will be conditioning yourself to relax even better the next time. Better relaxation, of course, means you benefit more and it occurs partly because of compounding suggestions. Compounding suggestions take place when one suggestion is accepted and it paves the way for more.

There is another element in compounding suggestions with self-hypnosis. When you have relaxed and know you have relaxed well and deeply, the next time you do it you will get there a little bit quicker. Once you familiarize yourself with what it feels like, the state of hypnosis will come much more effortlessly.

Step 3 – Commitment and Motivation

The most important factor in making self-hypnosis a success is your commitment and motivation. This means listening regularly. So please listen to our self-hypnosis recordings as much as practically possible and by this I mean daily. Many people say they are just too busy, but in order for self-hypnosis to work, you really do have to make a certain level of commitment. So please find the time to listen.

If you do want to change something in your life, the first step is to make time to do it. It’s time to put yourself first! This may require effort and organisation on your part, but remember, you are worth it. I recommend that you get into the habit of listening to our self-hypnosis recordings regularly, just like the habit of going to sleep in the evening and waking in the morning. It’s a healthy way to start or finish your day. Like anything you do in life, the more you do something, the better at it you get. It’s the same with self-hypnosis.

Your success is very much dependent on your commitment to yourself and your willingness to receive the benefits of self-hypnosis. Subconscious acceptance requires repeated use, which is why our audio programs are so beneficial as they are designed to be used repeatedly.

As I often say, self-hypnosis is a journey worth the undertaking as the benefits are almost limitless. With a little effort on your part, you can reap the rewards. Good luck!