Does Self Hypnosis Conflict with Religious Belief?

What is self hypnosis?

Does the practice of self hypnosis open you to demonic obsession or possession? Is it a substitute for prayer and the work of the Holy Spirit? Is there any value in it for religious people? Many religious people are misinformed about self hypnosis. Here’s an example. A devout Christian friend of mine said she didn’t need hypnosis because she had prayer and the Holy Spirit to solve her problems. She thought because I was a clinical hypnotherapist I would now be substituting hypnosis for prayer – or even denying the power of the Divine. She disapproved of it so much, she tossed it off and compared it to Ouija board use! She just thought self hypnosis and God could not coexist.

By using self-hypnosis, we can alleviate chronic pain from different medical conditions. Self-hypnosis can be used in chronic pain in cancer patients. The proposed mechanism is that the natural pain killers in our body such as endorphins are released from our brain when we do self-hypnosis.

When pressed about their knowledge of self hypnosis and where their objections come from, some religious people many have never experienced it or researched it. Modern scientific hypnotherapy didn’t exist when the sacred scriptures of the world religions were penned, so relying on those texts to support their disapproval is of little value. A bit of logic common sense are better suited for discussing the merits of self hypnosis.

By following this advice you ensure that the only picture your mind forms are positive. During self hypnosis, when you recall these pictures, you are instructing your subconscious mind to help you create them.Now that you have your written statement that outlines what you want from your self hypnosis sessions you can get more specific. By creating a specific, detailed, image of what you want you can re-program your mind using it during a self hypnosis session.Now, read the statement you created and become aware of the pictures you are seeing in your mind. Make them larger, brighter and more emotional. Alter the mental scene until it becomes exactly as you would want it to be in reality. Keep changing it until it makes you feel really great.

The written statement and mental picture along with the positive emotions becomes your blueprint for success that you will program into your mind during self hypnosis. There are a multitude of great self hypnosis recordings available for specific needs (and also a multitude of bad ones) and once you have your intention it should be fairly easy to find one to suit your needs. However, should you chose to try self hypnosis without the aid of a recording you can follow the self hypnosis script below. Just keep practising your self hypnosis everyday until you reach your goal.Self Hypnosis Script:Before you begin your self hypnosis session position yourself comfortably, either sitting or lying down. Make sure you will not be disturbed.To start the self hypnosis session look at a spot on the wall or ceiling that is just above eye level.Now tense your toes for several seconds and then release the tension allowing them to relax. This lets you notice the difference between tension and relaxation. Next tense you lower legs and release, then your upper legs and release. Do this for all the muscle groups of your body until you have even relaxed your face and scalp.After only a few moments, due to the strain on your eyes, they will begin to feel tired and you can close them. This is a part of the self hypnosis induction. In your mind count down from ten to one while you take deep breathes. Then imagine that there is a steep staircase in front of you and walk down them into the darkness. Now count down from five to one.

Self-hypnosis may be used to Manage Stress Stress according to studies from Harvard University can cause different diseases such as increase blood sugar and blood pressure. Managing stress effectively with good rest and self-hypnosis will also improve one’s health. Self-hypnosis can calm the internal organs like the heart which will decrease the heart rate and blood pressure.In our restless world where stress and different diseases are being experienced by almost all walks of life, it is very practical to spend a few minutes for self-hypnosis to improve one’s health. Self-hypnosis is inexpensive yet very effective. It improves every aspect of our health- physical, mental, and emotional. Start learning self-hypnosis and you will see the difference in your well-being.

What is self hypnosis?