Tips for improving your self-hypnosis session

Tips for improving your self hypnosis session

  • Start with an intention for your session. Pick a goal to focus on. This could change each time you do self-hypnosis, or you might choose to focus on it for a number of sessions. For instance you might choose to focus on feeling more relaxed under pressure, or on feeling confident in front of the camera.
  • Keep a journal. Note down what your focus was on, how long you did self-hypnosis for, and any challenges that you found. Also, keep a note of any insights that might spontaneously pop up from your subconscious!
  • Schedule a regular time for your practice. You can do self-hypnosis at any time of day, but if your schedule it in then you’re more likely to stick to it.
  • As with most things, consistency is key. So keep up a regular, daily if possible, practice. This might only be 5 minutes, or it could be 20 or 30. As you practice and gain experience, you’ll feel more comfortable and figure out what works well for you.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment. There are many different techniques that you can use in self-hypnosis. I’ll put more up here, but you can also simply explore your own inner ability to visualise and create plans for success.
  • Be comfortable, but not too comfortable. You don’t want to fall asleep.
  • Use a recorded self-hypnosis session. There are a lot of great apps such as Calm and Headspace, that can guide you through specific challenges until you have the confidence yourself.