Self-Hypnosis: How to Hypnotise Yourself

There are many self-hypnosis guides out there claiming it to be something revered and sacred. It is in fact a technique that anyone can master given the right guidance. A lot of these guides to self-hypnosis can be rather long or a bit too technical. Many people, including myself, can find these guides, with step after step after step to follow, hard to engage with.

When I teach my own clients self-hypnosis I use the technique most suited to their preferences and needs. This means some clients may be taught meditation whilst other may learn the art of daydreaming and visualisation. All of these techniques are effective so it is always best to choose the one you feel most comfortable with. The most important thing to remember is that if what you are doing works for you and you are achieving the desired outcomes then this is the right way to go.

Dreamy woman in white, surreal

You Can UseĀ Self-Hypnosis Wherever You AreĀ 

When undertaking self-hypnosis I use hypnotherapy recordings or just visualisation if I happen to be in a busy place. Many people do not realise that you do not have to be alone in a silent place to be able to hypnotise yourself. Any time you daydream you are putting yourself into a trance. Daydreaming has incredible potential when it comes to helping us achieve the things we want but we do have to be careful how we use it. You are what you think so always be mindful of what you wish for as it can be possible to lead yourself in the wrong direction or even cause depression. The best way to avoid this is to incorporate self-hypnosis into your everyday life and use it as a new way of thinking. Doing it for five minutes a day and then continuing to live and think in the same old ways will not achieve good results.

Find Your Own Way

By thinking of the future in a positive light and learning from previous experiences can create a lasting transformation for the better. Many of my clients find self-hypnosis hard to begin with as it can sometimes feel like a chore. That is why it is important to make it a part of your everyday routine. The more you do it the simpler it will become.
There is no wrong way to perform self-hypnosis; do whatever suits you. You can use visualisation, create a scenario and image how you would like to act, how you would like your life to be and what you would like to achieve. Perhaps you could listen to a hypnotherapy recording and meditate on the thoughts and feelings that come through. Just do whatever feels right.

Breathing for Self-Hypnosis

One thing that can help aid any form of self-hypnosis is learning to breathe freely. Here is a simple breathing exercise I find very useful.


  • Inhale a deep breath through your nose for a count of three
  • Hold this breath for a further count of three
  • Exhale through your mouth for a count of six
  • After a further count of four begin the process again

This exercise should help you relax and you should always feel comfortable. Try not to inhale too deeply as it can hurt your lungs. If this happens or you begin to feel light-headed, please stop. Five of these breaths are the perfect preparation for self-hypnosis.