Self-hypnosis consists of entering a state of hypnosis by oneself. For example, it allows you to reconnect with yourself and distance yourself from the expectations of the outside world to reduce stress. A practical guide with Kévin Finel, co-founder and director of the Academy of Research and Knowledge at Ericksonian Hypnosis.
Self-hypnosis consists of entering Self hypnotic. This learning will have merits for sleep and lose weight in some cases, Reduces pain and tension. What is self hypnosis? How is the session going? Can self-hypnosis help To quit alcohol? What are the risks?
Definition: What is self-hypnosis?
“To understand what self-hypnosis is, you have to define hypnosis” He immediately points to Kevin Fennell, co-founder and director of the Academy of Research and Knowledge at Ericksonian Hypnosis and founder of the Psychonaute app. “This is theThe art of modifying the state of consciousness and thus the individual’s self-perceptions. Self-hypnosis is simply learning how to do it yourself.” According to the specialist, she Accessible to everyone : Wrongly, we think that self-hypnosis is only available to certain people, while Anyone can suffer from states of hypnosis, Even children. We are all different, but we are all capable.” In fact, states of hypnosis are ‘Very normal for humans’ It can even be experienced “accident” : “Sometimes we Listening to music, Where we contemplate a work of art, and set out on a true inner journey: this is indeed mild hypnotic states. “
What is the difference with self hypnosis?
“There really is no difference: theGuided self-hypnosis should be viewed as a step in learning self-hypnosis“. Indeed, when a person desires to learn self-hypnosis, “She can start with guided sessions in order to internalize the exercises, and then reproduce them independently.”
What are the indications for self hypnosis?
Self hypnosis experience very cheerful and fun to live, Even from the first times, during which we know each other better, we grow and learn.” Self-hypnosis has benefits in three main areas:
► Psychological comfort : Lets you work on emotions like stress management, Fromsleep improvement To know oneself better by studying one’s performance and evolving in our ways of being and interacting with the world” Kevin Fennell details.
► Self development : “It’s about getting better and better. For example, you can improve your creativity, focus, and memory, and you can work on your self-confidence and self-esteem.”
► Self-exploration and introspection : “Here, it is about human exploration! For example, we can try to understand how our identity is created and developed, and we can also analyze our relationship with others and ourselves. There are also applications, such as learning lucid dream Or even automatic writing…”.
Can hypnosis relieve pain?
“Hypnosis can Work on pain because it is a very good regulator of subjective feelings. Hypnosis is used for both surgical procedures and rehabilitation. The specialist explains. How it works ? “we Learn to self-perceive pain : The pain signal will remain, but the pain itself is no longer felt. For example, a person with osteoarthritis can learn to reduce the pain signal to the periphery of his consciousness. So, A person must first reach a state of hypnosis : “We start by doing some small preparatory exercises that will help very gradually detect hypnosis, fit them and understand how to orient ourselves in the experience, and then follow the exercises that will help you Teaching a person to modify his perceptions and feelings, as if he had Mental lever that reduces or amplifies the pain signal. This learning is so wonderful and gives a sense of reclaiming one’s body and feelings.”
Can self-hypnosis lead to weight loss?
“Self-hypnosis is not so Not a weight loss technique per se.” Kevin Fennell warns. “However, we can work on many aspects that can lead to weight loss by taking into account an individual’s cognitive performance.” There are many aspects that self-hypnosis can have in order to address the root problem. The most common are:
► overpowering : “People with weight problems often have compulsive fears such as snacking and consuming sugar to reassure themselves… We can teach a person to understand and modify their reactions to gradually and permanently separate themselves from them.”
► Confidence and self esteem : “We are dealing here with the psychology of the individual. Sometimes it is the relationship with the self that causes excessive behaviour. For example, if someone turns to food to compensate for a lack of self-esteem, to manage certain forms of stress or stress, the diet will not work over time. Through in-depth work, we will get to the root of the problem.”
“Often, stress is caused by an overestimation of the elements of life we go through.”
“This is one of the most common expectations when self-hypnosis: Learn to manage your emotions, including stress and anxiety. “ A very anxious or stressed person who practices self-hypnosis will do so “I quickly feel calm and relaxed.” why ? “Self-hypnosis allows you to reconnect with yourself and distance yourself from the expectations of the outside world. In fact, stress is often the result of overestimating the elements of life we go through, and having difficulty digesting them. In addition, self-hypnosis makes it possible to learn it ‘Exploring our emotional functions’ and by dissecting this mechanism we can get out of it and put emotions into perspective faster. ” How do I do ? “we It usually starts with two or three small prep exercises. Both are fun and terrifying, and often provide great comfort. They are intended to help discover hypnosis states very gradually, to fit in and to understand how to orient oneself in the experience. Then the second step is done: “If the stress is related to a current and specific event, Self-hypnosis makes it possible to put the event and feelings at a distance, preferring to take a step back. We then have the impression that we internalize what we have experienced, and that we are able to easily move on to something else.
In order for self-hypnosis to work in this case, three main types of exercises can be performed:
► Organizing ideas : “Many people find it difficult to fall asleep because their thoughts are spinning. Thus, they can perform exercises to generate inner silence, which will gradually calm their bodies.”
► Find a way to sleep: “Thanks to self-hypnosis, we can establish a state of sleep. The goal is to understand how we sleep in order to memorize this path and then achieve it on our own at bedtime.
► Reconnecting the body : “Often, insomniacs get caught up in the mind, thinking a lot. Reconnecting with the body will allow them to return to the present, isolate themselves from the outside world, and thus fall asleep more easily.”
Can self-hypnosis help quitting alcohol?
“Self-hypnosis can Extra help Because it makes it possible to understand the mechanisms of compulsion and promote true well-being, but alcohol is such a severe addiction, it seems important to me to be Observation and accompaniment of an addiction specialist additionally“ Recommended by Kevin Fennell.
A self-hypnosis session is not necessarily done alone: it can be done with family, a couple, or even with friends. “It will take between 1 and 2 hours with a lot of small, gradual exercises Which will allow anyone, even if they have never done anything before, to gradually try things out.” Kevin Fennell explains. In general, we provide Relatively short experiments that will take 5-10 minutes So that people can have easy access rules.” Once a person has mastered the basics, a file The suggested exercises are kept short, i.e. between 5 and 20 minutes Each one, depending on what you’re looking for. “At the beginning of the session, there is a short time allotted to enter the state of hypnosis, and then the person can live their experiences. Some people take a few minutes in the morning to recover their energy.” If you want to work on a deeper side Sessions will sometimes be longer, We need time to explore, understand and feel.“
People in psychiatry are advised not to experience deep states of hypnosis without medical advice.
What are the risks of self-hypnosis?
“There is no There is no danger in practicing self-hypnosisIt’s a very natural thing. On the other hand, it is simply not enough when seeking psychotherapy.” The specialist reassures. “There are certain practices about which it is good to get a medical opinion beforehand. For example, before working on pain medication, It is better to go and see a doctor for him to make a diagnosis. People in psychiatry are generally advised not to experience deep hypnosis without medical advice.
“Self-hypnosis does not require There is no special trainingIt’s a professional training like meditation or yoga, accessible and open to all. We can start right away.” The specialist says.
Thanks to Kévin Finel, co-founder and director of the Academy of Research and Knowledge at Ericksonian Hypnosis and founder of the Psychonaute app.
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