Known all over the world, hypnosis as a method of therapeutic influence on human behavior is hardly popular in Russia. The reason for the dislike for the ancient method of correcting beliefs is the unsuccessful experience of Russians with numerous financial pyramid schemes, mass deceptions and frequent fraudulent schemes based on trust. The so-called market of fortune-tellers and psychics, which every fifth Russian resorts to, has an even greater influence. According to some reports, the market for occult services is estimated at several billion dollars and is comparable in volume to narcotic services. The popularity of magicians is explained by the fact that it is easier for people to believe in external circumstances than to make an effort on themselves and change their behavior, which is what classical psychotherapy offers.
Together with her, hypnosis is seen as something incomprehensible and untrustworthy. Although it is this method that can most often safely and gently help to cope with many negative scenarios that have settled in your head. For those who are still afraid of hypnotherapists and confuse them with magicians, there is a way to test the effectiveness of hypnosis on yourself without involving third parties. Hypnocoach and psychoprogramming specialist Anastasia Sarapina shared with readers of Pravda.Ru some exercises with which you can safely, quickly and effectively inspire yourself with anything and change long-standing reactions and interfering behaviors.
How to hypnotize yourself: life hacks
Find a comfortable, quiet place where you will not be distracted by strangers, and take a seated position. Raise your palm at eye level with the back facing away from you. Focus on an imaginary point in the center of your palm and start counting from one to ten, gradually slowing down the count, and continue to keep your full attention on the point.
As soon as you count to ten, say aloud pre-prepared short simple phrases with the settings you need. For example:
- “I reclaim my breath, breath by breath”
- “My heart beats in the right rhythm”
- “All the organs of my body are restored and strengthened breath by breath”
- “I become an attentive and self-confident person”
- “I trust myself”,
- “I get everything done on time”
- “I easily and freely communicate with new people”,
- “I enjoy communication”
- “I can communicate calmly and kindly in any situation”,
- “I’m fine fellow”,
- “I’m smart!”
Take a deep breath, close your eyes and, barely touching the space between the eyebrows with your fingertips, exhale towards the palm, gradually moving it away from the face. Open your eyes and smile at this world.
Sit on the edge of a chair and straighten your back, put your hands on your knees or loosely along your torso. Pick an imaginary point on the wall in front of you and focus on it. Now mentally imagine in the space between the eyebrows a channel through which your breath will pass. After inhaling a portion of air, imagine that it has passed through an imaginary channel between the eyes, filling your body with oxygen. Having made a calm exhalation, similarly to the previous action, mentally push out a portion of air through the same point between the eyebrows – and so repeat ten times. Inhaling and exhaling, you fill yourself with calmness, rhythmically performing repetitive actions. Having counted to ten, you will feel a sufficient level of calmness and concentration, as if some kind of detachment from what is happening.
After inhaling enough air, start saying aloud pre-prepared phrases with the desired settings, making a logical pause, complete it on the exhale. For example, after inhaling, begin on the exhalation with the words: “I experience calm joy and peace”, your exhalation is pumped on the last syllable of the last word. “The world around me is calm and safe”, “I am in complete agreement with myself and the world around me.” Particularly significant semantic words can be distinguished by intonation and a slight nod of the head. Smile at the end of the exercise.
Also, take a comfortable position and focus your attention, squinting your eyes at the tip of your nose. Take ten calm breaths in and out, counting each step. On the tenth exhalation, say the desired phrase, comfortably integrating it into the respiratory process. For example, while keeping your gaze on the tip of your nose, say:
- “I see exactly the right answer to my question”
- “I can easily solve all problems during work”,
- “I find the best way to solve this problem.”
Then close your eyes, inhale and as you exhale, open your eyes, opening your eyelids wide. Smile.
Sit comfortably, relax, bend one arm at the elbow and straighten the fingers of the palm as much as possible. Hold your hand tense for a few seconds. Concentrate on thoughts:
“I want to clench my hand into a fist, but I can’t!”
Have full faith in this statement, now, holding this thought, try to make a fist, but you will not succeed as long as you concentrate. Now mentally say to yourself: “My hand remains firm, frozen and getting even harder!”
Imagine some solid object and say to yourself: “my hand is hard and unbending, like this object. Now it will slowly, automatically rise to my face, and I cannot stop the movement of my hand to my face. When the hand touches my face, I will sink into self-hypnosis!” Wait until the hand rises to the face, after the moment of touching you can inspire yourself with whatever you want.
Count to infinity
Close your eyes and start counting without being tied to any particular number. Focus on the process of listing numbers, calmly moving from one to another. At the moment when attention dissipates and you lose track of numbers, stop focusing on the present moment by taking a deep, calm breath as you exhale, say a few soothing phrases and then say the key phrase with the installation. For example:
- “I’m very interested in myself”
- “I am an interesting and unique person”
- “I am full of talents, ideas and energy”
- “I easily cope with all tasks”,
- “I can do any task and any business”,
- “I love what I do”
- “I live a full and joyful life.”
At the end of the session, open your eyes and smile. You are well done!