Hypnosis is a spiritual practice with a long history though it was not viewed from the scientific point of view till the nineteenth century when this term was introduced into the world of science by James Braid in 1841. However, hypnosis was already used in the ancient times in religious and medical purposes.
Nowadays hypnosis is widely practiced by the psychologists who try to extract some painful memories from a person’s past with the help of it to define the origin of his or her present problems. However, if you do not trust a stranger with your inner world you may perform the procedure of self-hypnosis after making some simple preparations.
First of all, you need to find a quite place where nobody will disturb you. You are recommended to sit rather than lie down to avoid the risk of getting asleep. Make sure that your posture is comfortable –it may require from you much time to sit in it, so you should protect yourself from any inconvenience or convulsions.
Then close your eyes and try to clean your mind from any thoughts. It is probably one of the most difficult parts of hypnosis and it is closely connected with meditation practices. It may take some time to get rid of problem issues we always keep in mind.
Self-hypnosis requires rich imagination as well. You should imagine all tension and daily pressure leaves your body. Picture some images in your mind which are relaxing for you personally.
Breathing is also very important. Breathe in and out slowly and deeply, take your time to feel the air filling your lungs and leaving them gradually.
When you will reach the state of extreme calmness and inner harmony, start pronouncing mentally the positive statements, like “my project will be a success” or “ I deserve mutual love”.
Leave the state of trance gradually and sit for a few moments with your eyes closed after the end of the session.