In a way this may be true, since formal hypnosis can only take place with the consent of the individual. A trained hypnotist guides you to have “the experience” of hypnosis, which is a naturally neurological phenomenon which often occurs spontaneously and out of your awareness. When you use self-hypnosis with specific intention you harness the natural power of your mind. So let’s assume that you are ready and willing to learn self-hypnosis, and you are prepared to follow the simple instructions you will be given to begin the process of learning “self-hypnosis.”
Learning “self-hypnosis” gives you the ability to utilize and reinforce the work you do with your hypnotist. With proper training you can also design your own positive suggestions, put yourself into hypnosis and create many useful effects . Self-hypnosis can be done in a few moments any time you want. All you need is a place where you can close your eyes for a few minutes, and know you won’t be disturbed.
In addition to using it to reinforce work you are engaged in with a professional hypnotist, you can use “self-hypnosis” for
- pain management,
- memory enhancement,
and anytime you want to elevate focus and personal performance.
Once you become experienced with self-hypnosis and suggestion management, you will find it to be a very desirable tool to possess.
At New York Awareness Center we teach most clients who come for hypnosis to be able to experience self-hypnosis as part of their initial session.