Hypnosis as, on the one hand, a natural and deeply relaxed state of mind, and on the other hand, as an extremely focused and clear state of awareness, has numerous beneficial effects. But let me go further. Beside the general beneficial effects, this very special state of mind enables us to most efficiently change ourselves, and with that, to change our lives. This state of consciousness is our spiritual “Swiss Army knife”, a very versatile tool. What do I mean by that? Well, let’s see!
1. It’s amazing stress relief
The psychological and physical effects of stress are widely known; among them we find low-spirits, irritability, muscle tension, upset stomach, blood pressure fluctuations, increased sweating, concentration problems, memory problems, all kinds of aches, pains, disorders and so on. New researches start to reveal the link between disease and stress. http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2014/stress-and-disease.html
Hypnosis is a natural altered state of mind, which makes an extremely profound physical, emotional and mental relaxation possible. This trinity allows our body to catch its breath and start rapidly to regenerate itself. As you see, it is extremely healthy!
Those who practice self-hypnosis on a daily basis learn how to relax their bodies and minds quickly and perfectly, moreover they become able to recognize and consciously relax emotional tensions.
Merely for this first benefit self-hypnosis deserves a place amongst our favourite recreational activities.
2. Increases self-esteem, confidence and trust
Many people mention this benefit, mostly those, who had issues with their self-confidence.
Why is it that effective in raising our self-esteem? In the hypnotic state of mind, you learn to recognize and use the resources of your subconscious. The more you practice, the better you start to feel this inner strength, and the more easily you can use it for your personal development.
In short time you will realize that you have an incredible source on your side, which is constantly helping you to overcome the problems of your everyday life. Soon, what you perceived as problems before will turn into challenges; you have all the means to solve.
You gradually put down those harmful delusional ideas that you are small or helpless in the face of your circumstances, since your inner mind will provide you the wisdom, which will make you able to see your life and purpose clearly.
But what does trust have to do with it?
Usually it’s those who are confident themselves, dare to trust in others. (There are other reasons as well, which we won’t discuss this time. ) Not because they are is blind, or naive. It is because they have acquired the necessary inner strength and stability to be confident that they are able to resolve their problems. They are not dependent on others. Of course, sometimes they also get misled or given away, but nothing can take their inner strength, that confidence that they can start over.
3. Increases emotional intelligence and the empathic ability
Emotional intelligence is a pretty fashionable phrase nowadays. But what does it mean?
Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) is the capacity of individuals to recognize their own, and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour. / Wikipedia
From a practical point of view it means that with the regular exercising of self-hypnosis you will become increasingly aware of your emotions, and not only then, when they have already caused trouble. You will recognize emotions and their real, deeper roots in advance.
You will become more and more adept in recognizing, how these energies drive people, and with that insight you will become more accepting with other people’s views. This way, you are going to be able to control emotional situations a lot better.
4. Improves the problem-solving ability
Development of the emotional intelligence automatically brings on the improvement of the problem-solving ability as a straight consequence. This means that you no longer run wildly into conflicts, (if that was your preferred method of defending your interests) blinded by your hurt feelings. You will understand with a deep inner certainty that it would simply be a way of letting out your tensions on other people, instead of solving the problem. As a consequence, your partner would also become tense and would increasingly be driven by his or her feelings rather than focusing on the best way to solve the problem.
If you used to be the type, who rather swallowed all feelings and suppressed all aggressive energy, as to get into a conflict, or in other words you did it ‘for the sake of peace’, then you will realize that suppression generates even more negative energies and that these negative energies affect you and your environment in one way or the other.
Instead of these two, obviously harmful solutions, you will learn a new method of dealing with your negative feelings and this new method will be based on your expanding consciousness. You will understand how you create negative feelings with your thoughts and your approach. You will consciously perceive your tension at an early stage, where it is yet easily manageable. You will learn to transform its energy in a way, which will help you to bring a solution to the situation instead of making it worse.
5. Helps to maintain internal equilibrium and serenity
Another “side effect” of practicing self-hypnosis on a regular basis is that you become calmer in your everyday life. As you start to consciously recognize and transform your emotions to positive energies you will see that the level of tension falls considerably within you, simply because you don’t let them build up.
You are going to be able to manage even difficult situations and maintain your internal equilibrium in the process. This will affect your environment and through the reactions of your environment it will further reinforce your internal power and serenity.
6. Brings up positive feelings, like joy, freedom and others
This is my personal favourite. Sensations like joy and freedom will become your natural state. This doesn’t mean that you are always going to see life in pink, and will be fluttering above the ground like a butterfly. It simply means that you are going to notice and experience the beauty of life more often, even in the seemingly insignificant details.
You will, of course, experience sadness and other emotions that are part of our life and have their role at certain times, but you won’t get caught in a negative spiral, as many of us do, you will be able to let those feelings go, instead of clinging to them, as if all opposite, positive emotions would merely be an illusion.
You will live the truth that joy is our natural state. It is a state, where each moment of life has a meaning and significance, no matter how common or unimportant it would seem at the first glance. You will start to notice all the joy and beauty that surrounds us, all that miracle we are all part of.
We have learned to take everything we have for granted. It is self-evident that we have hands and feet, family, the sun and the sky. It is all ours and we rarely take the effort to feel gratitude for all we have, until we lose it.
If you think back at your childhood, you might recall what funny little things could completely enchant us, like the joy of jumping into a puddle or building a sandcastle from soft, fresh sand or just watching some funny beetle. This was a State of consciousness, when you were filled with possibilities; you were in the state of becoming. Now, what you are going to do is to go back to that state of consciousness, but this time with evolved (hopefully) understanding, still with no less joy.
7. Gives a clearer understanding of our purpose in life
As long as we don’t tidy up our emotions and energies that are cast into our subconscious, we keep on stumbling in our lives, like in a dark and utterly cluttered room. We see our goal vaguely, indistinctly, if at all and from time to time we notice that we are going in a completely wrong direction; that that goal was not even ours, or if it was ours it hardly brought us any happiness at all. Not to mention the toes we shatter during the search.
When you start to exercise self-hypnosis on a regular basis and you build up a relationship with your Inner Mind, it is as if it you switched on a torch. Although you can only light up a relatively small part of the room at a time, but as you start to put things onto their places you will have more space for you and those, who are important to you. You will find that your goals become clearer and you will discover that they are your deep, spiritual goals.
The room of your soul will become clearer and more comfortable and with it your life will also become ‘cosier’ for you and your family.
8. Improves relationships
One of the most effective ways to change ourselves is self-hypnosis.
But what do we mean by ‘changing ourselves’?
Our Inner Self, our Soul is already perfect.
What should then be changed? It is the behaviour, habits, attitude, thoughts, belief systems and through them, our energy. It is the way we use our energy, the way we distort and project it is what should be changed. The way we use our energy has an impact on our environment and it also directly determines our relationships.
During self-hypnosis you will learn to recognize how you currently use your own energy and how it gets crystallized into harmful attitude or traits.
‘It’s just the way I am.’ Sounds familiar? It is a common and quite convenient excuse that helps to avoid having to face ourselves.
Through raising your inner awareness you learn to distinguish between you and the numerous subconscious programs that form your personality as you perceive it today. You will learn to recognise and rewrite your harmful programs, so that their energy no longer impede but assist you.
People subconsciously react to the energy we radiate through our attitude and personality.
‘XY has a good aura’.
It means that this person uses his or her energy in an open and positive way. And it is no secret that positive energy attracts people.
9. It dramatically improves self-awareness
It’s hardly necessary to emphasize that through working with our Inner Self inevitably increases our understanding about ourselves.
For those of you who hang on to the delusion that there is nothing they don’t know about themselves and that there is nothing new to be told, I must unfortunately (?) say that this is an endless journey. The more we see and understand about ourselves and through us about the world, the more we realize, how much have yet to discover.
But don’t get discouraged! It is a wonderful way, which leads us towards our Inner Real Being. It is incredibly exciting and beautiful, like an enchanting book. It is full of twists and turns and the picture expands more and more, with each detail. Soon you will realize that you are much more than what you used to think.
This recognition wakes a feeling of admiration and humility toward your own being. The more insight you get into our Inner, Divine Self, the more you will I realize what a futile effort it had been to try to fit yourself into an tiny box of false ideas and lack of understanding about yourself. You will see, how by doing this, you caused yourself pain and discomfort.
You will finally give yourself that respect, and I mean it in the noblest meaning of the word, which your Divine Self truly deserves, because now you’ll see the infinite creation in each and every soul.
10. Boosts spiritual development
And now we got to the point, where we all subconsciously strive. To spiritual fulfilment.
Through our Inner Self, our inner consciousness, the gates to the infinite light open. As we start to let the light in more and more, we understand how much suffering, painful emotions and experience came from the fact that we have separated ourselves from our own internal light, which is nothing but part of the infinite light.
Under the light of our inner consciousness it becomes clear that feelings of loneliness, abandonment, of being lost and so on are nothing but “states of deficiency”. It is in fact a deficiency of light. We at that point realize that this light has never been taken away from us, we were not ‘thrown’ into darkness, but we closed ourselves up, closing the light out. We closed up like a shell around an idea, which we regarded as the Self, and with that we excluded the greater aspects of our soul and its light. In the darkness that came with it, we experienced the lack of light, in the form of infinite loneliness, abandonment and other painful feelings.
The Inner Mind helps to understand the deeper context of our lives, the invisible laws directing the seemingly uncontrolled outside circumstances. Of course we all learn this this step by step, at your own pace, in our own way, according to the level of our personal development. There is no use rushing this process. The inner consciousness fits our lessons to our capabilities.
However, we all can be sure that this learning brings us enormous benefits.
So far we have learnt a great bunch of useless things, it is time we started the most important study of our life.
And one more: self-hypnosis is a wonderful experience!
Relaxation and letting go of negative emotions will make practicing self-hypnosis a more and more pleasant experience for you.
I recommend that you practice daily (I know the usual excuses, but just think of the fact that when it comes to things that are really important to us, we always manage to find the time!). Soon you will want this experience to be a constant part of your life!
I offer a course in Self-hypnosis course for beginners, it is called: The Key to Freedom and Life Change with Self-hypnosis
If you are interested click here to learn more!
I wish you a lot of FUN practicing!