What is self-hypnosis?

If the trance is induced without external help, it is referred to as self-hypnosis (also known as autohypnosis). Self-hypnosis, as first performed by James Braid performed on himself in 1841, is basically no more difficult than being hypnotized by someone else. While heterogeneous hypnosis (trance induced by a hypnotist) does not require the hypnotized person to have any experience, a deeper and more stable trance state can often only be achieved with self-hypnosis after some practice. Autogenic training is a well-known self-hypnosis method. Some techniques of self-hypnosis have similarities with meditation. Scientific studies justify the assumption that all heterogeneous hypnosis can be understood as self-hypnosis under guidance.


There are several ways to go into self-hypnosis. The altered state of consciousness can be achieved through progressive muscle relaxation, breathing techniques, with the help of an audio file or by means of a previously anchored code word.


Self-hypnosis offers a certain autonomy and freedom. In principle, it can be deployed and used by the user at any suitable moment.
It therefore makes perfect sense to teach your client self-hypnosis. Of course, you shouldn’t do without it yourself. With the right know-how, it becomes very easy and automatic through repetition.

Below you will not only receive detailed instructions on how to teach self-hypnosis to your client, but also how to work with groups.
In addition to your work with individuals, this also enables you to organize and lead workshops for several participants.


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