Many people are curious about whether I could teach them self-hypnosis and if the skill is as effective as seeing me for treatment.
The answer is yes, it is possible to perform hypnosis on yourself. However, I don’t recommend that you teach yourself how, particularly if your problems — outside of your interest in learning self-hypnosis — need to be solved first.
The eagerness to take care of your needs independently is a great sign – receptiveness to hypnosis is essential to a successful treatment. I want you to keep in mind that the procedure is absolutely safe. You are fully relaxed, but never unconscious or unaware. For fifty minutes nothing else matters but the goal at hand. In high stress, such restorative periods don’t happen out of the blue for you. And when they do, you usually won’t get the outside guidance to use the time productively.
Are you considering a hypnosis session in my NYC office for your problems, and to potentially learn how to perform hypnosis yourself on yourself? Let me know. There’s plenty to learn on this website, too, if you’re interested: www.glucksolutions.org
My name is Dr. Errol Gluck, Executive Life Coach, Master Problem Solver, and clinical hypnotist. People ask me all the time, “what is the efficiency or effectiveness of self hypnosis?” Well self hypnosis is different than going to a professional and actually being hypnotized.
The reason being is that one needs to believe in their own voice. And at the end of the day one of the reasons people are in fact getting into trouble is they don’t believe themselves. They don’t have trust and confidence in their own words. Their mind is always playing tricks on them.
So self hypnosis is more like self meditation. It’s more of an affirmation of what they should be thinking, should be believing as opposed to what they emotionally do think.
In the process of self hypnosis a person will put themselves in a state of relaxation by breathing, by relaxing and then they will go through a list of beliefs and thoughts that are rational and productive. One does not have to be in a passed out state or even a state of ecstasy. They simply need to differentiate between that which is rational and that which is emotional which causes their mind to lie to them.
Would you like more information about how Dr. Gluck can help you with hypnosis? Then, call his office at (212) 599-3195 or contact him here.
Self hypnosis is a very tricky thing for me. I get the question, “Do you do self-hypnosis?” a lot.
My answer is usually the same: “If you come to my office for two or three sessions, you won’t need self-hypnosis.” My success rate has been so high that no one has ever felt the need to hypnotize him/herself.
But let’s take a step back for a second. I’m not going to say that self-hypnosis doesn’t work because for some people it does.
Targeted, clinically-modeled self-hypnosis can yield some positive results for certain people. But, by and large, I felt that a) the quality of the hypnosis and the yielded effects have not been as great as those found with a practicing hypnotist, and b) a problem of diminishing returns usually arises for those who self-hypnotize; i.e. they get overly accustomed to their hypnotic induction, and it loses its power.
The brain is constantly seeking stimulation, which comes a lot easier to a separate hypnotist working upon a client. Those who practice self-hypnosis have the burden of being both the doctor and the patient so to speak. Just like a barber wouldn’t be the person to cut her hair, so should a client be separate from the hypnotist.
To learn more about my NYC Hypnosis practice and what I can do for you please feel free to call me at (212) 599-3195