Jan 212010

Question: Is it safe to do meditation and self-hypnosis at the same time?

Answer: You can do self-hypnosis at the same time that you do meditation, mindfulness of the breath, or guided imagery. You’re accessing the same mental state with them all. I find that doing relaxation and a countdown gets me into a deeper state at the beginning of my meditation. After the self-hypnotic “induction” I then go on with whatever meditation I’m practicing that day.

You could start with the induction (progressive relaxation), spend some time on meditation (mindfulness of breath), and some time at the end with any imagery/affirmation/positive suggestion/prayer that you want. I do that all the time, and it’s very effective. Or you could flip the meditation and directed consciousness (positive suggestion, etc.) parts. There is no right or wrong way to go about this. It all depends on what works for you. Some people call the directed consciousness part “dynamic meditation” because you’re more goal oriented during your inner time.

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  One Response to ““Is it safe to do meditation and self-hypnosis at the same time?””

  1. Hello, I’d like to share with you my wonderful experience I have acquired with self hypnosis. All my life I’ve been fat, or to put it properly over weighted. I’ve tried pretty much everything there is: various diets, aerobic classes, fitness center. But I could never stick to the plan. I began to believe that I was a hopeless case. Then I heard about self hypnosis techniques. I believed I had absolutely nothing to lose if I give it a shot. I was incorrect, I lost 20 pounds. Listening to those tapes made me want to exercise and eat fruits and vegetables rather than cakes and cheeseburgers. I was never so decided to make something work. And another fantastic point is that with self hypnosis techniques I have discovered to relax and stay away from those earlier situations when I would have done every little thing for a chocolate bar. Those days are now within the past. I’m happy and relaxed and enjoying each day of my life.

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