If you’ve heard all the benefits of self-hypnosis, then you might be intrigued. Some people describe it as being like meditation, only easier, more flexible and more fun.
Others describe it as a gateway to your inner mind – one that you can step through at any time.
You can defuse habits, rather than fighting to change them with willpower.
You can navigate your mental landscape to find the roots of your issues.
Or maybe you simply want to relax, recharge and focus.
The good news is you’re already doing it – at least to some extent. Self-hypnosis is simple and natural. You drop yourself in and out of the trance state all day.
And that’s part of the challenge. Like a fish that doesn’t know what water is, most people experience trance and write it off as ‘normal’.
It is normal, true.
It also happens to be powerful – especially when you deliberately harness it’s full potential. After all, feeling happy and optimistic is normal too. But wouldn’t it be great to experience more happiness and optimism?
The normal things can be the most valuable.
If you’re in and out of the hypnotic state all day, that means it’s easy to enter. It also means it’s hard to tell when you have.
Let me ask you this:
Are you in a hypnotic trance right now?
If you said yes, that’s great. Congratulate yourself for spotting the state from the inside.
If you said no, though, then let me ask this:
How do you know?
I’m serious. It’s sometimes obvious, when you know what to look for, when you’re in a trance. But being out of a trance is like dreaming – you can’t tell that you’re doing it while it’s happening.
So, if the trance state is this normal, common and hard to spot…
Then how do you know whether self-hypnosis is working or not?
The answer is neither glamorous nor surprising:
Talk to a professional.
Find a hypnotist and explain that you’re interested in self-hypnosis. They’ll guide you into a deep trance state (so you know what to expect) and give you exercises you can do on your own.
I’ve had people insist that they weren’t in a trance. Meanwhile, their eyes are fluttering as if they were in REM sleep and their right hand is stuck to the table. These experiences happen to everyone, all the time.
It just becomes part of the water you swim through. Invisible from your perspective.
A good hypnotist will take these experiences and magnify them. It becomes hard to deny when the volume is turned up to ten. Then you’ll find it easy to spot the signs of trance when they spontaneously emerge for you.
If you can’t (or don’t want to) find a hypnotist, here’s the second best thing:
Grab a self-hypnosis guide that talks you through the process step-by-step. Make sure it has a range of inductions so if one fizzles you can move on to the next.
Make it a guide with amazing testimonials – that way you know it works.
There’s a guide like that right here.
Here’s the link: