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My Experience With Self-Hypnosis (Part 3)

Posted by jeromefaraday on October 1, 2010

The last few blog posts have been grouped around the theme of self-hypnosis. On Wednesday, I discussed what it is and how to enter a trance. Yesterday, I explained how trance feels. Today I want to talk about how the actual experience has impacted my life.

Let me say that I’ve come to rely on my daily dose of trance a lot. If I don’t self-hypnotize myself, I miss it. If I go several days without it, I feel less mentally powerful, if that makes any sense. Why? I think it’s true for several reasons.

First, my trance time is ‘me time.’ As much as I love my family and my life, it still has a hectic side to it. It’s especially easy to dwell on my current lack of employment, for example. My trance is a time where life slows down instantly, the worries disappear, and I have time to assess my thoughts.

Second, my trance time is relaxation time. Part of my emphasis during trance is de-stressing. My script specifically relates to this theme and the results are very positive. It’s twenty minutes of purposeful relaxation which is often missing from most 21st century American lives (mine included).

Third, my trance time is my cheerleading time. In this case I am my cheerleader. During trance, my recorded self reminds my real self of my reasons to be happy, my affirmations, and above all, the feeling of joy and success. Each time I go into trance I am reminded what life is all about and why my life is no longer the negative one I left behind.

Finally, my trance time is insight time. I not only use my self-hypnosis sessions as a time to relax and remind myself of the better things in life. I also use it to get deeper insights into myself and the world. Trance is that rare time in which we’re plugged more deeply into the universe and our own consciousness. I keep a running diary of insights (Word file) and sometimes even talk during trance and see what I say. It’s more of a stream of consciousness type of thing. I also visualize what comes to my mind and run with it (e.g. if a house comes to mind, I walk in and look around, etc.).

As I conclude my 3 part series on self-hypnosis, I would like to recommend it to everyone. It can be used as a form of meditation, prayer, self-improvement, etc. It has transformed my life and I hope it can do the same for you. If you have any questions, consult books, the internet, or ask a question in the comment box. I’ll try to offer as much help as possible.

Part 1
Part 2

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Have a (Subconscious) Blast!

Posted by jeromefaraday on September 25, 2010

I’ve always found the idea of subconscious influence fascinating. How much of our life is determined by messages from the world that we aren’t even aware of?  Some people are skeptical, but the FCC and the corresponding Canadian regulatory agency disallowed subliminal messages in the 1970’s.

I was excited when I read about a program that flashes motivational affirmations on computer screens while the person surfs the net, works, etc. However, I wasn’t so thrilled about the price (in excess of 35 dollars). Fortunately, I did a little research and discovered Subliminal Blaster, a free program that does the same thing. Here is my review.

The  program, which takes up very little hard drive space, flashes words and phrases quickly on the computer screen. They’re barely noticeable by the conscious mind, but the subconscious picks them up. The program comes with several preset modules like prosperity, accepting myself, controlling dreams, etc. Each has around 15 phrases and affirmations (e.g. I am letting go of my past). However, it’s possible to add your own personalized affirmations too.

The options are rather limited, but it’s possible to change the time between messages, message duration, color, size, and location (I prefer to have mine shown all over the screen, for example). The only down side is that it appears to slow down my computer a little bit and when I am doing memory intensive computer work, I’ll just stop the session or exit the program.

Overall, I highly recommend Subliminal Blaster. Most of  us spend hours in front of the computer screen everyday, so why not get some benefit?

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