Let’s talk about a common misconception with hypnosis, including self-hypnosis:
You can enter a trance state quickly and easily, especially with a little practice. Once you’re in this altered state of consciousness, your hand might stick to the table, you might quack like a duck, or you might feel intensely relaxed and focused.
Then the trance ends.
Your hand unsticks, your words return and your mood goes back to baseline.
No hypnotic trance lasts forever.
Does that mean if you want to improve your mind, hypnosis is pointless? You’re open to change in the trance but eventually that ends. Does that make all of the suggestions temporary?
I’ll be honest – it can happen. Some people only change in the trance, then revert once they’re out of it. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t work that way.
But it rarely happens, especially with a skilled hypnotist. And especially if you keep working on it. The more you experience the change, the more it becomes a part of you.
Sitting in a classroom is temporary – eventually you have to leave. Does that mean your learnings are temporary, too?
Again, it can happen. You can learn to associate a new concept to something in the room – a chair, a smell, the teacher’s voice. Generally, though, your learnings are a part of you, so you take them into the world.
Trance may be temporary but insights aren’t.
In fact, if you’re looking to make a permanent change, the hypnotic trance state is a great way to do it. You’re never more open to all the possibilities than when you’re in this frame of mind. It’s the best way to see who you need to become to do what it is you want.
One particular trance state’s exceptional for learning. In this trance, you better absorb, connect and recall ideas. It boosts your ability to have insights – those a-ha moments where everything clicks – while also better memorising the concepts.
And activating this part of yourself can be as simple as listening to audios like these: