What is Sleep Hypnosis
Sleep hypnosis is like any other hypnosis session ( see What is Hypnosis ); except the idea is that you listen to a hypnotist while you’re sleeping. This can be in person (weird), through audio tracks, or YouTube videos. In some cases a hypnotherapist will give you recordings to listen on your own time to reinforce their hypnotic suggestions. This type of hypnosis can be pretty much equivalent to self-hypnosis and in-fact you can record your own script and listen to yourself. This method can be a little off-putting at first, especially if you don’t like the sound of your own voice but I’ve successfully done this myself after a bit of time between recording and listening. I believe that putting some days or weeks between a recording and listening can have a greater impact because you won’t necessarily expect what the session will be like, you have like forgotten what hypnotic suggestions you’ve recorded by then.
Sleep Hypnosis: Things To Start With
If you feel like attempting sleep hypnosis then there are a few things you can do, safely to prepare yourself for this.
I DO highly recommend that you search YouTube for some positively reviewed sessions and listen to a handful of them full awake and aware with no intention of entering a hypnotic trance.
After that, find a specific goal to focus on like early bed times, organization skills, positive thinking, etc. Something that isn’t necessarily deeply ingrained in who you are. I’m a night-owl myself, so early bed times could prove difficult but not impossible. You can even find sleep hypnosis files for “hypnosis for sleep” or “deep sleep hypnosis”, it’s not exactly inception but it’s still pretty cool, right?
After you’ve found a few hypnosis sessions that you like, trust, and would like to try; bookmark the video and come back to it in a few days or weeks to try at night right before going to bed. This works best with headphones so a nearby cellphone or laptop would be ideal. I personally use my cellphone, I set my alarms on there as well as on my night stand clock just to be sure I don’t miss the buzzer in the morning; do whatever works best for you!