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Self Hypnosis A Technique for calming yourself By David Reeves

The Calm Technique is a self-hypnotic technique that you can use for fighting back against stress. It is especially good for fighting against the after effects of stress, and you will soon find that you can become much more relaxed and calm, in no more than a minute. You can do this at any time of the day or night.

The Calm Technique is a powerful technique which may be used in any situation that you feel is stressful, or is about to become stressful. You can also use this technique anywhere, even in a crowded room.

During the course of your day check your breathing regularly. Get into the habit of monitoring your breathing in a variety of situations, such as: first thing in the morning upon waking, during and after being stuck in congested traffic, during a meal break, prior to an important meeting - perhaps with the boss, or a client, even after an argument with your spouse or partner. In fact, check your breathing at any time that you think you are stressed, or about to become stressed.

You will find that with practice you will soon learn that you can calm and relax yourself mentally and physically in less than 60 seconds, just by following the simple steps outlined below:

1. Breathe in through the nose, and out through the mouth.
2. Become aware of your breathing, breathe slowly and deeply. Feel your stomach muscles slowly starting to relax.
3. Take a deep breath, at the same time pulling in your stomach muscles. Hold this breath for a mental count of 3. As you slowly expel the air through your mouth, say to yourself the word "Calm".
4. Repeat this twice more, again saying the word "Calm" as you exhale.
5. When you've taken those 3 deep breaths, just allow the word "Calm" to drift around in your mind

You will, with regular checking of the way you are breathing, find out how different situations affect your breathing patterns. If you find that you are predominantly taking quick, shallow breaths, get yourself into the habit of breathing more slowly and deeply. This will have the effect of reducing the risk of you hyperventilating.

During stressful or perceived stressful situations, slow, deep breathing will also have the effect of calming you, and making you more composed. It will help with relaxation, and will also reduce those feelings of tension and helplessness. It will give you a much greater sense of control over your own emotions, your own body, your own mind.

Remember, in times of stress to take those 3 very deep breaths, and use that word "Calm".

Monitor your breathing regularly. Breathe deeply and slowly.
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Hypnotism And Self-Hypnosis - by Ralph Slater Part 3

Self Hypnosis or Auto-suggestion

IN self-hypnosis or auto-suggestion, the individual learns to contact his own subconscious mind to produce apparently miraculous results. And yet are they so miraculous?

Many ordinary people are able to wake themselves up in the morning by concentrating hard the night before on the exact time they wish to wake. Most readers of this book will have done this successfully at one time or another, and so will readily understand the power of auto-suggestion over themselves.

This power can be controlled and harnessed to useful ends, and like all other techniques becomes easier still with practice.

The subconscious mind comprises nine-tenths of our mental capacity and power. The conscious mind is the thinking, reasoning mind. The subconscious does not reason. Its law of action is suggestion.

As in the case of the deeply hypnotised subject, it displays no ability to accept or reject the suggestions of the operator, except the self-protective device described in Chapter Six. Otherwise, it accepts without question any suggestions which get to it with sufficient force through the censorship of the conscious mind.

These suggestions may be good or bad. Unfortunately, most of the suggestions given to the subconscious are negative, rather than positive and constructive. These begin in early childhood when the individual is functioning almost entirely in the subconscious. The child has small capacity for critical judgment.

He is largely the product of his environment, and the suggestions given to him. If told persistently he is a bad boy—no good—a disgrace to the family, his subconscious will accept this low estimate of himself, and organise his life in conformity. More men and women have been ruined in later life by adults, ignorant of the devastating effect of such negative suggestion, than by all other factors combined.

On the other hand, a constant inflow of positive suggestion as to his good traits, marked abilities, certain success in life, will cause the subconscious forces to organise for self-confidence, health, success and happiness.

The powers of destructive suggestion are such that innumerable cases bear witness to results of sickness, failure, misery, the distressing sense of inferiority, and even death. The powers of constructive suggestion have resulted in health, happiness and successful achievement in tens of thousands of well-authenticated cases.


Now the best way for an individual to rid his subconscious of the negative impression of limitation, insecurity, failure and sickness, is through self-hypnosis or auto-suggestion. Remember, the subconscious has not the power to reject suggestions which reach it.

So, if you can fill your subconscious with constructive suggestions you will give it the stimuli not only to overcome the negative and destructive suggestions which have been implanted there, but to set in motion those creative forces and powers which will tend to produce the suggested constructive results.

This law of self-suggestion is so obvious that it should require little to convince any sceptic of its power.

Here is a man applying for a position. He fills his subconscious with thoughts of weakness and failure. He goes in thinking, "There is no use—of course I shall fail—they will not want me—I'm too old, or, I have not had enough experience." His chances of getting the job are nil.

Now, if he would go in with a positive attitude pouring into the subconscious suggestions such as, "I am sure to get this job—I have the ability—a good background—I can make good—I will succeed"; he may not get the job—other factors and considerations may rule him out; but his chances are ten to one over the poor chap who goes in, his subconscious mind poisoned with negative suggestions.

Or take the salesman: if he approaches his customer filled with doubt, fear and expectations of failure, his chances of success are small. The successful salesman, by constant suggestion, builds into his subconscious ideas of strength, assurance, success. "Of course I shall make this sale—my product is right—the price is right —they need it—I shall succeed."

Again, he may not make the sale. No one can score off every ball. But the constructive ideas in his subconscious create forces that make for success; his chances will be much better than the chap who thinks constantly in terms of failure.

Any sales manager will tell you that. Likewise, the individual who pours into the subconscious thoughts of sickness will almost certainly be sick; while one who builds in thoughts of strength, health and well-being greatly enhances his chances of enjoying good health and living a useful life to a ripe old age.

You can practise auto-suggestion, and a mild form of self-hypnosis, every hour of every day by constantly thinking, and thus passing from the conscious into the subconscious, constructive thoughts. In the large, you are the product of your prevailing subconscious impressions. If you don't like where you are or what you are, change the character of the impressions handed down to the subconscious, and ultimately the creative forces within will make you what you want to be, and place you in the life conditions you most persistently desire.

If you have some special problems which need attention, resort to more specific self-hypnosis. Lie flat on your back with your hands at your side and your legs stretched out. Relax completely.

Think or say out loud, "I am perfectly relaxed. Nothing disturbs me—I am going to place in the subconscious ideas of perfect health (assured success, complete happiness)——" or whatever is your great desire for demonstration.

Do not try to impress the subconscious with numerous wishes all at once. Select one thing at a time—the one thing that at the moment is most essential to your well-being. Then, when you are completely relaxed, start to give yourself spoken suggestions.

If your desire is to overcome some negative physical condition these suggestions may be, "Perfect health—all negative factors are now losing their power to control me—every organ and function of my body is organising for perfect health right now—the leading forces are at work—I shall be well—the pain is passing—the causes of the pain are being healed by the power of subconscious control—I shall be well—radiant health is mine."

Continue such suggestions, for ten or fifteen minutes. Repeat this self-hypnosis for periods twice daily, preferably just before going to sleep and upon awakening in the morning. You will be setting in motion the greatest healing force there is.

Some practitioners add to this form of self-hypnosis the use of a dim light placed just behind and above the head. Concentrate on the light, causing a slight optical strain, as in the Braid method, until the eyelids get heavy. Then think of your arms as growing very heavy, and your legs so heavy you cannot move them. Thus you will be inducing a condition of physical hypnosis, but you must get in your healing suggestion before you lose consciousness and fall asleep.


Self-hypnosis can, of course, be used for the direct purpose of putting yourself to sleep each night—and how few sufferers from insomnia ever try this most simple of all techniques. They seem to prefer sleeping draughts, special diets, or trick devices like a hop pillow, sleeping with feet pointing to the north, and so on. Just remember these two things:

(i) Don't make the job harder than it need be by reading a thriller, or taking violent exercise or a too hot bath just before retiring. Anything that makes the brain race or agitates the nerves unnecessarily means more resistance to overcome.

(ii) The best position to take up when you first get to bed is to lie flat on your back with all muscles relaxed, your wrists crossed over your stomach and your ankles crossed over each other. Do not use too high a pillow. When you begin to feel drowsy, just turn over slowly on to the right side and you will be off.


When the healing and rehabilitating power of self-hypnosis is generally understood and used, millions will rise to new heights of power, health, happiness and success.

The more self-hypnosis is used, the greater will be

the results, as the subconscious mind forms the habit of accepting and acting on the suggestions handed down. I wish, in closing, to emphasise the importance of complete relaxation, as an essential to the successful use of auto-suggestion. Relaxation opens the door to the subconscious and makes the successful penetration of ideas possible.

Self Care strategies for Living with Self Hypnosis

Diet change strategies:

Since so many reasons for seeking Hypnotherapy relate to substance abuse or over eating, we will work on the assumption here that your body would also benefit from a cleansing and detoxing process, followed by a few weeks of pure herbal based nutrition.

No matter how much you are trying to eat healthy while undergoing your hypnotherapy, chances are, your body is actually undernourished, as explained below. So this is a great opportunity to SUPPORT what you are doing with hypnotherapy, to help your body heal itself the way it is designed to.

Vitamin & Nutrient Associations

Even when we try to eat well, we're disadvantaged. The nutritional content of most food has been compromised over the years, not only by deficient soils and modern production, transportation, storage and processing methods, but also by the enormous amounts of chemical and artificial substances added to promote growth, storage life, taste and appearance.

It's for this reason that more and more medical authorities are advocating the use of vitamin and mineral supplements. However, finding them in the right combination can be both confusing and costly.

The nutrition products I am going to recommend you make use of knowledge gained from the botanical world's 6,000 year history. They incorporated health building nutritional herbs with the best modern technology to help our bodies cleanse and detoxify so that the cells - the tiniest living units - can be as fully nourished as possible.

This allows the cells to grow, repair and to perform their functions with the best possible efficiency so that we feel and look better and are more able to prevent and fight disease. Once the body begins to clear itself of toxins it can more efficiently absorb nutrition.

As Aloe Vera Juice is a refreshing and anti-bacterial drink, you might find that taking this daily, diluted in some filtered water will not only refresh you like ‘a shower inside you’ but also assists in dealing with any digestive issues you may also be experiencing.

You may find benefit from our information on detoxification as well as a bit about detoxing because of change of diet

It may be due to difficulties with your digestive system that is causing your body to be starved of key nutrients, vitamins or minerals. In this case you may find useful answers by reviewing our article on Nutrition For Your Cells. There is also more information here about why is nutrition such an issue nowadays?

It may be that your metabolism has slowed due to pressures that have been placed on your system through life in general or through specific “challenges” you have faced in the last few months or last few years. Review this by looking at our article about balancing your Metabolic Rate.

Further reading through our articles on health issues will give you a body of information that will help you decide what options you have to deal with the underlying causes of your problem through giving your body the nutrition products that will assist you body to heal from the inside out.

We wish you well in your search for solutions to this problem and your movement towards better health in all areas.

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Hypnotism And Self-Hypnosis
Hypnosis is the Greek word for sleep chosen by scientist James Braid in 1840 to describe the very natural process of opening our subconscious minds for a period of time. During this relaxed moment we can do two things, remove old unhealthy or unwanted values and patterns and replace them with new healthy desirable ones. We all go in and out of trance many times a day. We call it day dreaming, staring or zoning out. Have you ever driven to the store and realized you remembered no details of the drive? You were in a hypnotic trance.
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Hypnotherapy Part 2
IT is apparent, from the History of Hypnotism in Chapter One, that the development of the theory and practice of hypnotism has been largely in the hands of medical men. To the names of those mentioned in our brief history, scores of other physicians might be mentioned such as Forel, Janet, Arndt, Berend, Coué, Binet, Richet, and innumerable others.

Some physicians have become specialists in this field, and used hypnosis with marked success in a wide range of physical and mental disorders. In consequence of further experimentation by medical men, doubtless many more will specialise in this branch of medical therapy. I consider hypnotism should be regarded as allied to medicine, but a separate science in itself, like chemistry.
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Self Hypnosis Part 3
IN self-hypnosis or auto-suggestion, the individual learns to contact his own subconscious mind to produce apparently miraculous results. And yet are they so miraculous?

Many ordinary people are able to wake themselves up in the morning by concentrating hard the night before on the exact time they wish to wake. Most readers of this book will have done this successfully at one time or another, and so will readily understand the power of auto-suggestion over themselves. This power can be controlled and harnessed to useful ends, and like all other techniques becomes easier still with practice.
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