Motor City Hypnotist Podcast with David Wright – Episode 31 Self Hypnosis

Self-Hypnosis Show Notes In this episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast we are going to discuss self-hypnosis and how you can do it! And I’m also going to be giving listeners a FREE HYPNOSIS GUIDE! Stay tuned! INTRODUCTION What is up people? The Motor City Hypnotist Podcast is here in the Podcast Detroit Northville Studios. Thank you for joining me on this episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast. I am David Wright and with me is my producer Matt Fox. FIND ME: My Website: My social media links: Facebook: YouTube: Twitter: Instagram: motorcityhypno If you would like to contribute financially to the show, you can find me on Patreon: FREE HYPNOSIS GUIDE Please also subscribe to the show and leave a review. (Stay with me as later in the podcast, I’ll be giving away a free gift to all listeners!) This episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast is brought to you by Banner Season. Online marketing is saturated and people rarely open their emails. Are you in sales or does your business market to customers? How do you connect with family, friends, and clients? Banner Season takes your marketing into the “real world” by delivering kindness and thoughtfulness directly to your client’s physically. Imagine the excitement of your family, friends and customers as they receive personalized cards and gifts in their mailboxes. Go to and begin today to express kindness and make connections with others. WINNER OF THE WEEK; Eddie Van Halen Self-Hypnosis DISCLAIMER…DO NOT DO THIS WHILE DRIVING!! What is Hypnosis? Review what hypnosis is and is not. Be open and accepting of the process You need to state your outcome in the positive What will you see, hear and feel once you have your specific outcome. When you state your outcome in the positive you are focusing your outcomes If you state your outcome in a negative, “I wan’t to stop smoking”, you are focusing on the behavior you are trying to change. An alternative statement is “I am a non-smoker”. RELAXATION TECHNIQUES 1. Breathing to relax Breathing deeply and regularly is a very good way to calm yourself. It is also a good way to relax, because it is quick and simple. Start by taking a slow deep breath in, through your nose if possible. Try to draw it right down to your stomach. Breathe out slowly through your mouth. Repeat this ten times. This is worth doing a couple of times a day, or any time you start to feel stressed. It slows you down a bit and helps you to stay calm. 2. Progressive Relaxation In this technique, you work your way around your body, tensing and relaxing each part in turn. o Step 1. Start by lying down somewhere comfortable and firm, like a rug or mat on the floor or a firm bed. If at any point during this technique you feel pain or cramp then stop. Get yourself comfortable. o Step 2. Relax and try to let your mind go blank. Breathe slowly, deeply and comfortably, and slowly and consciously relax all your muscles, one by one. o Step 3. Start to work around the body one main muscle area at a time, breathing deeply, calmly and evenly. For each muscle group, clench the muscles tightly and hold for a few seconds, then relax it completely. Repeat, noticing how it feels. Do this in turn for each of your feet, calves, thighs, buttocks, stomach, arms, hands, shoulders and face. o Step 4. When you have finished going round the body, just lie still for about 10 to 15 minutes. Remember to get up gently, because you can feel a bit funny after you have been lying down for a while. 1. To start the process you need to feel physically relaxed and comfortable. Try using a basic relaxation technique such as the one outlined on our Relaxation Techniques page. 2. Find an object that you can focus your vision and attention on – ideally this object will involve you looking slightly upwards on the wall or ceiling in front of you. 3. Clear your mind of all thoughts and just focus on your object. This is obviously quite hard to achieve but take your time to let thoughts leave you. 4. Become aware of your eyes, think about your eyelids becoming heavy and slowly closing. Focus on your breathing as your eyes close, breathe deeply and evenly. 5. Tell yourself that you will relax more every time you breathe out. Slow your breathing and let yourself relax deeper and deeper with every breath. 6. Use your mind’s eye to visualise a gentle up and down or sideways movement of an object. Perhaps the hand of a metronome or a pendulum – anything that has a regular, slow and steady swing. Watch the item sway backwards and forwards or up and down in your mind’s eye. 7. Softly, slowly and monotonously count down from ten in your head, saying I am relaxing after each number. ’10 I am relaxing’… ‘9 I am relaxing’ etc. 8. Believe and remind yourself that when you finish counting down you will have reached your hypnotic state. 9. When you have reached your hypnotic state it is time to focus on the personal statements that you prepared. Focus on each statement – visualise it in your mind’s eye, repeat it in your thoughts. Stay relaxed and focused. 10. Relax and clear your mind once more before bringing yourself out of your hypnotic state. 11. Slowly but increasingly energetically count up to 10. Reverse the process you used before when you counted down into your hypnotic state. Use some positive message between each number, as you count. ‘1, when I awake I will feel like I have had a full night’s sleep’ … etc. 12. When you reach 10 you will feel fully awake and revived! Slowly let your conscious mind catch up with the events of the day and continue feeling refreshed. You can play music, sound, or any relaxing ambient sound. Don’t be fearful that you will not be able to be aware if you need to be Write out the hypnotic suggestions you want to achieve ahead of time Be realistic with your goals. Free Hypnosis for Insomnia Download NEXT EPISODE: Top Ten Funny Movies Change your thinking, change your life! Laugh hard, run fast, be kind. David R. Wright MA, LPC, CHT The Motor City Hypnotist