What hypnosis is? When someone says ‘hypnosis,’ many people think of stereotypes, including Kaa’s hypnotic eyes (the snake in The Jungle Book) or someone inducing a hypnotic trance by waving a watch in front of someone’s face. Perhaps you have been to one of those hypnosis shows and see volunteers from the audience doing crazy things like eating onions as if they were apples or thinking they are invisible, etc.
I have to admit that when I first started learning about manifestation, I thought I couldn’t be hypnotized. So when I heard about guided whats hypnosis is and the fact that audio tracks could allegedly help me attract what I wanted faster, it seemed a bit corny and, well, unbelievable!
However, I decided to do a bit of research, and the more I read, the more impressed I was by what hypnosis is and the results that other people were having using guided hypnosis as a manifestation tool.
When I began trying to attract my desires using manifestation, I found it really difficult. There was a time when I nearly gave up!
I found it particularly difficult to visualize. I just found it impossible to imagine in detail what I wanted and see it in my mind’s eye.
I tried to find some online help, but most people I came across were of no use. Everyone kept saying how important it was to imagine my life as I wanted it – in every tiny detail. They said that this was the only way I would be able to manifest my dreams, and my brain just didn’t seem to work that way. I could imagine vague things, but not in detail at all – in fact, I couldn’t even imagine myself in my own visualizations.
I tried to push myself, but that resulted in me becoming increasingly frustrated and didn’t help at all!
I was stressed out, in debt, and disheartened. I could see that other people were having success and getting what they wanted. Why was it so difficult for me?
As I reflect, it’s amazing that the one thing I was really cynical and dubious of, hypnosis, was the precise thing I needed to overcome the massive barrier that was blocking me.
But anyway, that’s enough about me and my experience – for now! I will tell you a bit more later.
Later in this article, I will tell you which I think is the most effective guided hypnosis audio track that will help you attract your desires.
Before that, let’s take a closer, general look at what hypnosis is and the impact it can have on your manifestation ability.
Hypnosis has definitely developed over the years. It has moved way past the stereotypes that I mentioned at the beginning, and, most significantly, the outcomes that people can achieve through hypnosis are phenomenal!
Around the world, millions of people already know what hypnosis is and have used guided hypnosis to help them stop smoking, lose weight, overcome their fears, and accomplish other significant goals.
There is so much proof available that it’s impossible to deny how effective guided hypnosis is when you want to improve your life!
In this article, we will cover the following:
- What hypnosis is.
- How guided hypnosis works.
- How listening to a guided hypnosis audio differs from attending a hypnotherapy session.
- How guided hypnosis boosts your manifestation abilities.
But let’s start at the beginning.
What hypnosis is?
Hypnosis is a technique used to induce a trance in people to access the subconscious. It is a focused state of mind where people are more susceptible to suggestions because the conscious mind is quiet during the hypnotic state.
There are several ways that this trance-state can be produced, including listening to a guided hypnosis audio track, working with a hypnotherapist, or you can even induce it yourself!
It’s true! In actual fact, you do this on a daily basis, without even realizing it!
For example, you’ve had a really challenging day at work. You’ve worked later than everyone else, and you walk to your car that’s now alone in the parking lot. Running through your mind are all the decisions you’ve had to make, the problems you’ve solved, the phone calls, tasks, etc. Everything you’ve been doing all day has required a lot of conscious effort, and now you are so tired.
You get in your car and start the engine.
In what seems like the blink of an eye, you are parking up at your house.
What the…? How did that happen? Did you run any red lights?
As your conscious mind takes over again, you realize you have no recollection of driving home. You were in a trance state and working on autopilot. Your conscious mind needed a break and left you in ‘standby mode’ for a while, with the subconscious doing all the work.
Do you ever find yourself daydreaming?
Perhaps someone is talking to you, and you drift off somewhere else in your mind and don’t realize you have done it until they are calling your name to get your attention?
Or maybe you are totally focused on a movie and suddenly notice that you’re crying.
Sometimes when we do something monotonous or that we are really familiar with doing, like washing up or having a shower, we might enter this trance-like state. We don’t need our conscious mind for the task, so our subconscious comes to the forefront for a while.
When the rational thinking barrier of the conscious mind drops, we are much more prone to accept suggestions. This is why TV ads are run in the breaks. If we are in a trance because we love what we are watching, we are more likely to be persuaded to buy whatever they want to sell us!
How does it work?
Neurologists admit that they are not totally sure about what hypnosis is and how works and why it achieves such excellent results. However, in general, the agreement is that it stimulates and accesses the subconscious mind.
As hypnosis is able to navigate past the barrier that the conscious mind usually puts up, it can plant suggestions in the subconscious. It can even change the restrictive beliefs stored there, which hold us back and prevent us from achieving our full potential.
Conscious thought that is linked to action occurs on the surface of the mind. The subconscious is buried way below the conscious and is when we do things because we have repeated the process so often that we can do it without needing conscious thought.
Let’s go back to the driving example that I mentioned earlier.
Do you remember when you first learned to drive? You had to think about every single part of the process. For example, how to shift from one gear to the next, apply the clutch and brake at the same time, when to indicate, how to park, etc.
But as you practiced, this became more natural, and like second nature, you didn’t need to think about each individual action.
Over the years, driving is almost as automatic as speaking or breathing.
The information has transferred into your subconscious mind from your conscious, which is why you can sometimes do it without realizing.
But don’t worry; if you are driving in a trance and something happens, your conscious mind will be back in control within a millisecond.
It shows you how powerful the subconscious is that it can take charge of such complex processes, meaning that you don’t need to focus your attention on them.
So, hypnosis accesses the incredible subconscious mind and replaces unhelpful beliefs with positive, empowering ones!
How does hypnosis boost manifestation?
We’ve looked generally at how hypnosis works, but how does it link to manifesting what you want into your life? How is it possible that a state of hypnosis can enhance your ability to attract your desires?
You are probably already aware, but the core theory of the Law of Attraction is ‘like attracts like.’ This means that you get back whatever you put out into the Universe, so it is important to pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
If you believe that you don’t deserve love or happiness, you will manifest more situations in your life that reinforce that belief.
However, if you feel positive and optimistic because you know you’re a good person and deserve the best, then that is what you will attract.
When using hypnosis in relation to manifestation, the aim is to alter the types of thoughts buried in the subconscious mind. Some of our limiting beliefs date back to our childhood, meaning they are deeply embedded, and we may not even be aware of them. But once they are eradicated and swapped for new ones, you will see a big shift in what you attract.
Guided hypnosis audio tracks will go through various stages.
- First, the hypnotist will talk you through a visualization practice that puts your conscious mind into a trance state, allowing the subconscious to come to the surface.
- When the subconscious is accessible, the hypnotist will deconstruct any embedded inaccurate and restrictive beliefs that are holding you back in life.
- When this resistance has been removed, the next step is for the hypnotist to replace the old beliefs with new ones. They will serve as the base of a more positive, empowering mindset with thoughts and emotions that will become your new truth.
When you have a different base in your subconscious mind, you will find it easier to align your emotions with the things you want to attract.
Rather than feeling undeserving or anxious, you will be thankful and happy about what you do have, plus enthusiastic and optimistic about the future.
When you listen to guided hypnosis tracks regularly, you will recognize that things start to change.
You will discover that you feel much better in yourself, physically and mentally, and you will notice that your life is becoming more abundant, which will further raise your vibrational frequency.
The consequence of this is that the Universe will receive a signal from you that you are happy and living an abundant life, so it will give you more of those things.
There are many different types of guided hypnosis you can choose from, depending on what you want to manifest.
If you choose a weight loss track, you will be hypnotized to feel slim, energetic, and healthy, which will start to happen as you attract it into your life.
If you choose to find a new partner and be loved unconditionally, you will feel that you love yourself more, and this will be radiated out into the Universe, attracting more love to you.
Essentially, hypnosis removes the untruths that were blocking you from your desires. It replaces them with new beliefs and emotions that align you energetically with what you want to attract, boosting your ability to manifest much faster.
How are hypnotherapy and guided hypnosis different?
When you have a hypnotherapy session with a hypnotherapist, you can attend in person or do the session online. As it is with a trained practitioner, you can talk to them and be specific about what you want to achieve from hypnotherapy. Perhaps you have a couple of things that you want to work on. Your hypnotherapist can design an individually-tailored session for you to ensure you get the most benefit from it.
This is one of the benefits of hypnotherapy over guided hypnosis, but the price can really add up. To be effective, you would need to attend regularly so that the new beliefs are reinforced and stick in your subconscious mind. Depending on the cost of your sessions, it could become very expensive.
On the other hand, guided hypnosis is usually an audio track that people can listen to wherever and whenever they want, rather than needing to meet with a hypnotherapist and pay for a session.
The benefit of this approach is that they are much cheaper (sometimes free) than hypnotherapy sessions, and you can repeat them at your own convenience.
However, a potential issue is that it’s relatively easy for people to make their own ‘guided hypnosis’ audio track and upload it to the internet, so the quality can sometimes be questionable. If people don’t understand the complexities of the subconscious mind, they may create tracks that don’t work, or worse, implant messages that you don’t want to receive.
There are thousands of tracks available, so take your time to read reviews and choose reputable ones. Sometimes tracks contain subliminal messages that your conscious mind can’t hear – even if you try to focus on what is being said. In these cases, see if there is a list of affirmations contained within the track to check you are happy with them all.
Both hypnotherapy and guided hypnosis require commitment and effort as the recipient and hypnotherapist.
Our subconscious only develops until we reach the age of seven – then it stops. This is the reason that it can take a long time to recondition it, as the beliefs inside have been embedded for many years. To change the subconscious requires dedication, time, tolerance, and persistence.
As I mentioned earlier, it won’t be reprogrammed overnight or with just one session. It is essential to repeat the process to fix the new beliefs and keep the old ones out.
If you are attending sessions with a hypnotherapist, they will tell you the optimal number of sessions you need, depending on what you want.
When using guided hypnosis audio tracks, you will generally see results in 4 – 6 weeks.
How to maximize your results
Now that you know all about it, it’s time to get started!
If you can’t decide which hypnosis audio track to get or haven’t looked for one yet, my favorite site is Hypnosis Live.
They have over 200 different ones available. I use the Law of Attraction audio track regularly as part of my manifestation routine, but feel free to choose the one that appeals to you the most. Click here to access their tracks: Steve G. Jones – Self Hypnosis MP3 and Self Hypnosis CDs
The tracks that Hypnosis Live makes are really effective and induce a hypnotic state quickly. This means they can get straight to work reconditioning your subconscious mind to empower you rather than blocking you.
When you have selected your perfect hypnosis track, here are five additional top tips to maximize your manifestation routine:
- Keep an Open Mind
The first thing to remember when you start with hypnosis is to keep an open mind. You may have some doubts about how effective it will be, as I did, but you will limit your own results if you enter into the process thinking that it won’t work.
If you think you can’t be hypnotized, when you feel yourself relaxing and going into a trance, your conscious mind will fight back, and you will find it difficult to let go.
Suppose you do allow yourself to go into a hypnotic trance but have a multitude of cynical thoughts about what is going to happen. In that case, these might also interfere with how accessible your subconscious mind is.
It’s natural to have a few doubts whenever you try a new manifestation method, but you will get a much better outcome if you can keep an open mind.
- Relax and Don’t Push Yourself
As I mentioned earlier, the first part of a guided hypnosis track usually involves talking you through a visualization practice. This may be walking through a wood, a field, along a beach, by a river, etc. The aim of this is to induce the trance state so the subconscious can be accessed.
However, if you find it difficult to imagine the setting, don’t worry, and don’t push yourself to try and visualize it. If you try to force it, you will divert your attention back to your conscious mind, which will break the trance state.
The aim of hypnosis is to allow the subconscious to come to the forefront. It should be simple and comfortable – no stress involved.
If you notice that you are becoming frustrated because you cannot visualize what the guided hypnosis track is telling you, just relax and let go of that feeling.
Focus your attention on the voice and then concentrate on your breathing rather than worrying about the visualization.
As you calm down and release any stress, the subconscious mind will start to take over.
- Make Yourself Comfortable
Ensuring you are comfortable before starting your hypnosis track is essential. It’s important to try and minimize any types of interruption, so make sure you have been to the toilet, asked people you live with not to disturb you, and put your phone on silent.
Wear something loose and comfy, and check that you’re not going to be distracted by a grumbling stomach or a dry mouth if you are hungry or thirsty. Have a small snack if you need to, but avoid eating a large meal or having caffeine before you do your guided hypnosis session, as these may make you feel uncomfortable or distracted.
If you feel the urge to adjust your body position or have an itch when listening to the audio, do it, and then refocus your attention back onto the track.
Keep your body relaxed, breathe deeply, and direct your attention to the voice on the hypnosis track.
- Repeat the Routine
Unfortunately, as I mentioned earlier, this is not a magic spell that will work after only one attempt. To achieve the best results, you have to commit to listening to your guided hypnosis track regularly (daily if possible) as part of your manifestation routine.
Some of these restrictive thoughts have been embedded in our subconscious minds for many, many years. To give yourself a chance to break free from their constraints, you have to dedicate time and effort to the process.
- Listen As You Dream
If you are wondering how you can possibly fit in listening to a guided hypnosis track every day, here is the perfect solution for you! You can listen as you fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, our conscious naturally quietens and gives way to the subconscious mind, making it the ideal time for listening to these tracks and manifesting what we wish for.
To attract what we want in the physical world, we need to start by creating the intention in the non-physical world. Our thoughts will turn into things, but they have to begin as thoughts in order for us to manifest them.
As you sleep, the subconscious mind sets to work on consolidating what it has been through during the day and programming your thoughts, beliefs, and experiences.
Consequently, the dream state is the perfect time to give your subconscious mind the beliefs and thought patterns you want it to adopt. There is no chance of interference from your conscious mind when you are asleep!
My results with this technique
At the start of this article, I said that I would tell you more about my results and experience with guided hypnosis.
I used to find it so difficult to visualize. And I noticed that it was a really strong theme that cropped up time and time again in relation to manifesting your desire. After all, the idea is, how can you attract it into your life if you can’t even see it in your imagination?
I remember as a child that lots of kids in my school had amazing imaginations, and I they could imagine anything they wanted when they played. I have never been like that.
I didn’t want this to be a total barrier for me, so I started investigating it a little bit to see if I could find a solution. When I read about guided hypnosis, it seemed a bit too good to be true – something that could help people like me visualize and attract what I wanted into my life at the same time!
I had some reservations at the beginning because I was wondering:
- “Can this possibly work?”
- “What happens if I get stuck in a trance state?”
- “Could anything go wrong?”
- “Could they be dangerous?”
- “What if they hypnotize me in a way I don’t want them to?”
In all the reading I did, thankfully, I couldn’t see anything that said they were dangerous unless I got tracks from a dubious source. So I did some more investigation to find the most reliable sources, and I came across loads of excellent reviews of Hypnosis Live.
I decided to try it out and see how I got on, and the only regret I have is that I didn’t find it sooner!
The Hypnosis Live tracks have been a game-changer for me. They have significantly enhanced my physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Through self-hypnosis manifestation, I’ve found it incredibly straightforward to elevate my vibrational frequency, aligning myself with the desires I wish to draw into my life.
The power of self-hypnosis has accelerated my manifestation process, compared to when I embarked on this journey initially. It seamlessly integrates into my daily routine as I listen to a track while drifting off to sleep.
This practice has also been instrumental in manifesting right and fulfilling relationships in my life, providing a testament to its effectiveness. Coupled with personal power affirmation, self-hypnosis can unlock untapped potential and pave the way for a fulfilling, abundant life.
I highly recommend giving it a try, and I’m eager to hear about your transformative experiences with it.