Self-hypnosis — sometimes called "auto-hypnosis" — is a form of self-induced hypnosis where a combination of trance and/or self suggestion (or again, "auto suggestion") is used by someone to enable them to adjust or overcome certain beliefs, conditionings or situations. Usually self-hypnosis is used as a therapeutic supplement to hypnotherapy, however it can produce very effective results on its own.
If you are planning to use self hypnosis yourself, it's best to talk or learn from people who've been practicing it themselves, or start with learning the basic methods that you can use to induce a light trance. If you know anyone already doing self hypnosis they can provide you some very valuable tips on how to get started. By getting the best tips and advice on how to start with the practice, you can carry on with it and develop it yourself for your personal and spiritual growth. Many hypnosis practitioners can also provide guidance and training if there is no one you know.
The practices of self hypnosis are not that complex, nor need they be. In fact, experts in this field say that being successful with self hypnosis is more about learning the basic methods well and repeating them. The more knowledge you have of the basic methods of self hypnosis the more familiar with the process you will be and will be able to do it a lot easier.
Most of the self hypnosis techniques that are used today can include trance induction procedures, methods for bypassing the conscious mind and communicating more directly with the subconscious mind, and formulating suggestions for application. Here are some of the basic methods you will want to be familiar with when you are getting into self-hypnosis:
1. Self Hypnosis induction script. This refers to the induction talk for people who will be practicing self-hypnosis. For many people, they can used this as a guide to thinking their way down. In many instances, this is being recorded and can only be listened to during the practice itself.
2. Autoquestioning. This refers to the set of methods and techniques that are used to get information right from the person's subconscious mind. Many people who practice self hypnosis use its subset, ideomotor questioning the most because the information gathered here are primarily used for correcting suggestions to change as well as acceptance and confirming of the person's subconscious.