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Welcome to my website where you’ll find additional resources to complement the content of my new book Self Hypnosis, published by Hay House Basics.


Here you’ll find some free downloadable audio files and scripts, together with other resources to improve your self-hypnosis experience.


You’ll also find details of hypnosis products including hypnotherapy audios, downloadable versions of my other books Free Yourself From Fear, Slim While You Sleep, Stop Smoking in One Hour and Hypnosex.


If you are interested in learning more about hypnosis there are specialist workshops you can attend and if you are thinking of training to be a Hypnotherapist you can attend my 7-Day Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma course.


Hypnosis is regularly featured in the media and in the ‘News and Research’ section you’ll find current articles as well as interesting features proving that hypnosis works.


You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter where I post regular news and updates about the world of hypnosis.


I hope you enjoy the book and wish you all the best in your hypnosis journey.

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Most people who have heard of hypnosis believe that hypnosis is done for entertainment, but the truth is that hypnosis is also done for medical and therapeutic reasons. When hypnosis is used for medical reasons, the hypnotherapist puts the patient in a semi unconscious state and helps him get rid of medical problems. However, this form of hypnosis requires many visits to the hypnotherapist’s office. These days many people are opting for self hypnosis treatment for medical purposes and the following paragraphs will elaborate on some of the benefits of self-hypnosis.


Self-hypnosis can help people get rid of anxiety, stress, depression and nervousness. This form of hypnosis is very effective if the person knows the right techniques and practices them often. Usually to put oneself in a hypnotic state, the person has to close his eyes, think of pleasant thoughts, relax his muscles and count down from 10 to 1.


Since self hypnosis is done without the guidance of others, this form of treatment is usually used to treat small problems and to control or get rid of fears, nervousness and other similar problems. Self-hypnosis can also be used by women in labor to prepare for natural child birth. Self-hypnosis can also be used to treat chronic pain and irritable bowel syndrome.


The main technique used to treat all the problems mentioned above is inducing relaxation and suggesting to one self that the problem at hand is not as bad as believed. Another important technique used in hypnosis is deep breathing. Deep breathing increases the amount of oxygen sent to the brain which helps the person’s muscles and mind to relax. It is important to remember that while breathing deeply the person also has to exhale often since too much oxygen can also have negative effects. As a general rule after each deep breath the person has to exhale also.


Self hypnosis is based on suggestions and through positive suggestions the person can be made to believe that the pain that is being felt or will be felt is going to be bearable. In the case of depression and panic problems, the person has to learn how to control thoughts and keep negative thoughts at bay. The person also has to learn how to substitute negative thoughts with pleasant thoughts.


The main benefit of self-hypnosis is that this form of hypnosis is self induced hence there is no need to visit a therapist on a daily or weekly basis. This not only saves valuable time but also saves money since visiting a hypnotherapist every week can cost a significant amount of money. Self-hypnosis also gives the power to people to treat themselves and get in charge of their own lives.


It is important to remember that before practicing self hypnosis the person has to learn this form of treatment from a qualified professional. This can either be done online or through local hypnosis schools. Many centers that help people through regular hypnotherapy often teach people self hypnosis after the hypnotherapist feels that the patient is ready to heal himself and doesn’t require the hypnotherapist’s help.


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6 Simple Steps To Practise Self-Hypnosis For Better Memory

“I can’t remember the last time I forgot something.…”

That’s a common humorous and paradoxical statement you might have come across. But on a serious note, at times, we all feel that our memory is deteriorating.  Given that the factors contributing to poor memory are many, (everyday stress, depression and anxiety, for example), you can ‘employ’ specific techniques to sharpen your memory.

For example, self-hypnosis can help you to let go of the mental blocks that might be preventing you from recalling things precisely, thus helping you to improve memory.

But first things first.  Before you learn about how hypnosis works for better memory, you should know how our memory actually works.

  • Once a memory is created, it is ‘stored somewhere’ (experts from different fields contradict on another regarding this ‘storage’ and ‘somewhere’).
  • They assume that there are three ways to store memories: first in the sensory stage; next in short-term memory; and eventually, for some memories, in long-term memory.
  • Short-term memory (STM) can last for no more than 30 seconds, unless you rehearse the newly acquired information within that timeframe.
  • Example of STM includes recalling a phone number.
  • And, long term memory works in two phases:
  • You ‘store’ the information/ experience somewhere in your mind
  • You recall the memory as and when needed
  • When the access or retrieval to that ‘stored memory’ is hampered or blocked, it results in what we call poor memory!

It has been established in many cases, accessing that ‘blocked memory’ has been possible and successful through hypnosis!

Moreover, it can also help you focus on both phases of the long term memory system- how the information is stored and how to recall it.

Often misunderstood conceptually, both hypnosis and self hypnosis are actually the same thing…hypnotizing the ‘self’; the difference lies in the techniques/procedure…either someone with the required expertise is helping you to reach that trance like state OR you are employing and practicing techniques to achieve it!

Now for the…

Steps for self hypnosis steps to improve memory:

Step#1: Relax Yourself

  • Sit down/ recline comfortably
  • Close your eyes and breathe in deeply to relax
  • Take all your concentration to your toes, hold it there for some time and then slowly  work your way upwards through your legs, hips, abdomen, chest, neck… to your head
  • While you do what is mentioned above, imagine that each of the muscle groups are getting relaxed (you can silently say to yourself “my toes are relaxed now, so are my calf muscles, my arms are relaxed now…” and so on for each part of your body as you move upwards)
  • Start counting backwards from 10 to 0 slowly. As you count, visualize yourself going down a flight of stairs.
  • As you reach “zero”, you are likely to find yourself in a light trance.


Step#2: Imagine yourself about to enter a large library

  • You are standing outside a library.
  • Observe the details…the surroundings, the architecture of the library and slowly get inside and look around.
  • The library you visualize is the library of your mind.
  • Everything you have known or experienced will be found there.

Step# 3: ‘Going through the books in the library’(This exercise will help to organize your mind)

  • If you have a particular topic of interest, ‘find out’ a book that contains all your knowledge on the particular subject.
  • Recall all the information you have in your mind.
  • After you have gone through the book, place it back where you have found it.

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Step#4: Recall old memories

  • Next, start recalling old  memories
  • This will make you feel calmer and more relaxed.
  • You will feel happier.

Step#5: Command Yourself

While you are still in the trance-like state, repeat specific commands to yourself. For example “I have a photographic memory- I can remember everything I wish to…” Let yourself be taken over by positivity.

Step#6: Completing Your Self-Hypnosis session

To come out of the trance-like state:

  • Slowly count from 1 to 5
  • Make sure that your conscious thoughts are refreshing and positive.

Watch this video to get some extra help for practicing self hypnosis to improve memory.

Moving on to:

What else can you do to improve memory?

  • Stay positive. Remember, if you believe that you have a poor memory, your mind will do anything and everything to prove you right.
  • Consider learning basic attention skills. Sometimes, poor attention can deteriorate your memory.
  • Play memory games; indulge in trivia quizzes or jigsaw puzzles “blindly” (which means you should not refer back to the image on the box). “Exercising” your mind is a key to a sharper memory.
  • Control anxiety and manage depression as they can lead to poor concentration- therefore causing poor memory.

For additional help, you can turn to Improve Concentration & Memory

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Self-hypnosis — Wikipedia

Self-hypnosis or auto-hypnosis (as distinct from hetero-hypnosis) is a form, a process, or the result of a self-induced hypnotic state.

Frequently, self-hypnosis is used as a vehicle to enhance the efficacy of self-suggestion; and, in such cases, the subject «plays the dual role of suggester and suggestee».[1]

The nature of the auto-suggestive practice may be, at one extreme, «concentrative«, wherein «all attention is so totally focused on [the words of the auto-suggestive formula, e.g. «Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better»] that everything else is kept out of awareness» and, at the other, «inclusive«, wherein subjects «allow all kinds of thoughts, emotions, memories, and the like to drift into their consciousness».[2]


From their extensive investigations, Erika Fromm and Stephen Kahn (1990) identified significant and distinctive differences between the application of the wide variety of practices that lie within the domain commonly, equivocally, and ambiguously identified as «self-hypnosis».[3] Based upon their distinctions, «self-hypnosis» practices can be separated into, at least, thirteen different types:[4]

or absent?
to whom?)
Source of Suggestions
«laboratory-» or
«clinically defined»
         No                            ———
«laboratory-» or
«clinically defined»
        YesExperimenter-initiated or clinician-
initiated suggestions
«laboratory-» or
«clinically defined»
        YesSubject’s «self-initiated suggestions» and/or
«self-directed responses»
«laboratory-» or
«clinically defined»
         No                            ———
«laboratory-» or
«clinically defined»
        YesExperimenter-initiated or clinician-
initiated suggestions
«laboratory-» or
«clinically defined»
        YesSubject’s «self-initiated suggestions» and/or
«self-directed responses»

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