So you’ve heard great things about trance. You may have watched a Youtube video or read a note on Wikipedia about hypnosis. How are some people getting such great results? What can you do to make your trance experience better?
Whether you do self hypnosis or you work with a therapist, there are some tips that can help improve the results you get.
- Rest before you go into trance. Trance is not the same as sleep. In trance you are awake and aware of what is going on. In this way, you are in control. If you are tired, you will likely fall asleep during your trance work. While asleep, you will not really accomplish much, resulting in a waste of time and money (unless napping is your objective).
- Relax and let go. Being stressed out is a learned behaviour. So is relaxation and letting go. The more you practice relaxation, the better you will get at it. Therapeutic trance is best performed when relaxed. Learn to relax and let go of any limiting beliefs that would impede your creativity.
- Be curious, fascinated, intrigued or interested. Imagine you are a good student. Adopt an attitude that you want to learn. Desire adventure and exploration. Try things out. Test ideas. Role play.
- Ask better questions. Therapeutic trance work implies a quest. The quality of your results will be directly related to the quality of your questions. Demand clarity while in trance.
- Push… Gently. There needs to be a willful desire to move forward. However, the gesture should be GENTLE. Sprinkle a dash of patience on the effort as well. This is the main benefit of working with a therapist. On your own, there is a natural reluctance to push against a problem. The therapist will gently support you and encourage you to push a bit more.
- Don’t get hung up on a particular matter. If you are hitting some wall, it’s time to try a different approach.
- Start with simple routines. When you are just starting out try to keep it simple. Work in the same physical location. When you find an induction that works, stay with it and improve on it a bit before trying the next, latest and greatest approach.
- Keep the sessions short. Your stamina will improve over time. It’s not important that you solve all of life’s mysteries all at once. I find that frequent short trance sessions are better than lengthy infrequent sessions.
- Balance intentions. Some sessions will be focused on creative exploration. Others will deal with resolving trauma. Some will be purely entertaining. It’s good to mix it up so that a variety of patterns and approaches are stimulated.
- Practice, practice… PRACTICE. Working in this trance realm is both an art and a skill. Overtime you will create symbols and methods that will help you get to places quickly and efficiently. The more you do it, the better you will get. The possibilities are literally endless so it’s good to know:
-You won’t get bored.
-You can’t possibly know it all.
-It can only get better.
-You can’t un-know what you know.
-Information is the basis for good decisions.