Since the dawn of time, hypnosis has revealed a unique window to the subconscious mind, captivating ancient sages and modern entertainment stages alike.
However, beyond shamanic rituals and stage acts, hypnosis has recently emerged as a highly valuable tool for rapid and radical personal transformation.
In fact, it’s currently being used by the world’s top achievers to greatly accelerate their personal growth. With hypnosis, they are accomplishing everything from overcoming deeply rooted fears to rewiring their minds to think more positively.
Yearning to hop on the train of accelerated personal transformation?
By tapping into the power of autohypnosis, the conductor seat is all yours.
Autohypnosis, or self hypnosis, is the process of self-inducing these powerfully transformative hypnotic states. Autohypnosis gives you the freedom to press the pedal and drive your personal transformation train — anytime, anywhere, and without a hypnotherapist.
Ready to hop aboard? Righteous.
This article will introduce you to several different autohypnosis techniques you can use to bring you closer to the greatest version of yourself.
If you’d like to learn more about self hypnosis and how it works before diving in, read Leveraging Self Hypnosis To Surface The Best You Possible.
For a complete guide on how to hypnotize yourself, check out How To Hypnotize Yourself In 6 Simple Steps.
3 Popular Autohypnosis Techniques
Autohypnosis techniques are a profound way to take your self-induced hypnosis to a whole new level. Although, depending on what you want to accomplish, some methods and techniques will be more effective than others.
For that, we’ve outlined a few of the most popular autohypnosis techniques out there.
Autosuggestion is the simplest and most common self hypnosis technique. It is defined as:
“The hypnotic or subconscious adoption of an idea that one has originated oneself, e.g. through repetition of verbal statements to oneself in order to change behavior.”
Autosuggestion begins with creating a positive message to affirm to yourself. These personal affirmations should contribute to your personal growth goals.
Who do you want to be?
They should be phrased in present tense (“I am…”) and should inspire uplifting, expanding emotions — if they are not positively emotionally inspiring, they won’t work.
According to world-renowned hypnotherapist, Marisa Peer (author of Mindvalley’s game-changing Uncompromised Life program), your mind is what you feed it. So, it’s important to feed your mind exactly what you want, using the most specific and positive words possible.
I am confident.
I am love.
I am strong.
While in self hypnosis, repeat these affirmations over and over until they sink into your subconscious mind and become part of your identity. Really feel these affirmations as you say them.
Repeat them until you are confident; you are love; you are strong.
Outside of hypnosis, you can use these affirmations as a daily reminder of your personal growth goals by writing them where you can read them throughout the day (like on your arm or the bathroom mirror).
2. Trance-Induced Visualization
Trance-induced visualization can be used to take autosuggestion to the next level. It builds upon your positive affirmations by adding the dream-like elements of sense and imagery.
This techniques requires you to get into an even deeper hypnotic trance with your affirmation. Not only do you feel the manifestation of your affirmation, but you mentally paint the picture of it’s manifestation, as well.
“Your brain likes and responds to images that make a picture”
— Marisa Peer
Let’s use the autosuggestion of “I am confident.”
First, in autohypnosis, you feel what confidence feels like. Then, in trance-induced visualization, you dive deeper by painting a mental picture to match that feeling.
You visualize the world as if you were fully and unconditionally confident…
You see how you carry yourself in confidence.
You see your posture perk and your lips naturally (and uncontrollably) fold upward into your most genuine smile.
You see the stars of self love sparking in your eyes.
You see how the world around you develops into more saturated hues.
You see how positively magnetic you are.
You see how the world reacts to your confidence.
You can see all the ripples of your undying self love radiate outward unto others.
With awareness and practice, your trance-induced visualizations can feel as vivid, lucid, and meaningful as waking reality. And, with awareness and practice, these visualizations will become your waking reality.
When used correctly, this is an extremely powerful and effective technique to rapidly transforming into your best self.
3. Subliminal Hypnosis
Subliminal hypnosis is a term used to widely describe any form of hypnosis that uses subliminal messaging to foster personal growth.
In latin, the word limen means “threshold.” So, a sub-liminal message simply means a message that is below the threshold of waking conscious awareness. These messages are meant to communicate directly to the subconscious mind.
You can self-induce subliminal hypnosis by creating a 30-minute recording of your affirmations (said in second-person; “you are confident”). When recording, be sure to repeat each affirmation 10 or more times before moving onto the next one.
For the subliminal effect to really take place, play the recording as you are in a hypnotic trance or as you fall asleep. This way, it can be fully absorbed by the subconscious mind.
Alternatively, you can download a pre-recorded motivational audio (given by hypnotherapist, Marisa Peer) to play while you sleep.
What intention will you set for your next autohypnosis? To be more loving? More confident? More brave? Share with us in the comments below!