Does Audio/Prerecorded Hypnosis Work?

When you see the word “hypnosis”, you might start to think of a lot of other words and scenarios. Words like brainwashing, acting like a chicken, or even “Paralysis”. But you are not to blame. The make-believe world of movies and tv have led us to wrongly believe that hypnosis is more detrimental than beneficial. This is not the case. Hypnosis is a form of psychotherapy in which words are repeated, with the use of mental imagery to create a trance where the participant’s focus and awareness is enhanced.

Hypnosis is also called Hypnotherapy and it is majorly used to control pain, mental health diseases and even addiction. Hypnotherapy can be carried out using audio and video channels. It is widely believed that video hypnotherapy is the most effective. This does not mean that audio hypnosis does not work.

Audio hypnosis recordings can actually work when used the right way and with the right approach. Remember, there should be an expected goal when using hypnosis. You will be amazed at how easily you will begin to notice the effects of hypnosis, both self-hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

How often you should listen to audio hypnosis

Audio hypnosis is a form of hypnotherapy that can be conducted without having to visit a therapist. It involves listening to audio files that contain recordings that you can use for hypnotherapy. There are a lot of advantages to audio hypnosis, and they include;

  • Not having to schedule appointments or therapy sessions if you are a busy work schedule.
  • It is highly convenient as you can listen to the file anywhere, at any time and with any device.
  • Audio hypnosis gives you privacy, as you do not have to share sessions (if necessary) with other hypnotherapy participants. You also have control of your sessions.
  • With audio hypnosis, you tend to relax easily due to the background music that is usually played with most audio recordings.
  • You can listen to audio hypnosis recordings as many times as you want to.

Even though audio hypnosis recordings can be listened to at any time, it is not advisable to listen to them always for a number of reasons. Many audio hypnosis recordings last between 20-90 minutes, and this makes it easy to listen to them at least once a day.

You can listen to audio hypnosis recordings once or twice every day up to 30 days. However, you should be careful to note that hypnosis has a goal in its participants. This could range from reducing pain to cancer treatment and treatment of addiction. It is therefore important that you give the hypnotherapy sessions a while in order for it to have an effect.

Another thing to note is the kind of hypnotherapy you are engaging in. If the hypnosis puts you to sleep, it will not be a good idea to listen to it more than once a day. If you do, you will find yourself becoming counterproductive as you will be constantly falling asleep throughout the day. If the audio hypnosis recording brings you out of the trance when it ends, then you can listen to it more than once. No matter the frequency with which you practice audio hypnosis, ensure that you give it time to take effect.

Is it ok to fall asleep listening to hypnosis audio?

When listening to hypnosis audio files, it is possible you may fall asleep. This is because hypnotherapy session are meant to be relaxing, which can make you easily fall asleep. Many audio hypnosis files incorporate background ambient music to create that ideal relaxing environment. If you are tired and listen to an audio hypnosis file, there is a higher chance that you will fall asleep even faster. It has been argued that participants in hypnotherapy sessions do not actually fall asleep.

What happens is that they only fall into a trance-like state of sub-consciousness, only to become conscious after the recording ends. This is why participants feel like they slept off and woke up after the audio recording ended and feel rested and rejuvenated.

This state is sometimes called Somnambulism and is sometimes used to refer to sleepwalking. During somnambulism, you most likely will not remember anything that happened.

There are different types of brainwaves that determine how the brain works from deep sleep to active, critical thinking. These waves are Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Gamma. Hypnosis works at the theta brainwave level, causing the trance. However, the mind is still working actively at this level, though subconsciously. It is this subconscious mind that makes the conscious mind become active again at the end of the audio recording. To answer your question, therefore, it is okay to “fall asleep” during audio hypnosis. In fact, some recordings are designed to make you sleep and improve the quality of your sleep through hypnosis.

However, as much as it is okay to fall asleep while listening to audio recordings, will you get the benefits of the hypnotherapy sessions? The answer to this question is still yes.

You will benefit from the hypnosis, especially if it is designed to help you sleep better. Many hypnotherapy recordings make you sleep better, deeper and faster when you listen to them frequently. But beyond improving sleep quality, you might not get all the benefits of the hypnotherapy sessions if you fall asleep while listening to a hypnosis audio recording. This is because it is the subconscious mind that is at work, and it is still uncertain how much the conscious mind is impacted.

Can you listen to more than one hypnosis?

This question absolutely makes sense. After all, the uses and benefits of hypnosis are vast and different. So, it is only logical to use different hypnosis recording sessions for different benefits. It is possible to listen to more than one hypnosis audio recording. The only thing you must consider is saturating your mind with information. What do I mean?

If you listen to different audio hypnosis recordings for a certain period of time, you will soon realize that you become less productive and the effects of the recordings will not be felt. If the recordings are supposed to make you fall into a trance and then wake you up, you will find that you are falling in and out of trances and the information that you remember will be very insignificant.

The effectiveness of each hypnotherapy session will thus be reduced as you listen to more than one audio hypnosis recording. I’ll advise that if you want to listen to more than one hypnosis recording, you should do it at different times of the day. You can listen to one recording in the morning, and another at the end of the day.

If you are listening to the recordings at different times of the day (more than twice), you can mix the recordings as well. If you are using audio hypnosis recordings for a particular health issue, it is better to use a recording suited for that issue so that it can work effectively. If the recordings are related, it is possible to listen to more than one recording. Remember, for hypnotherapy to work effectively, less is more!

Are hypnotherapy sessions better?

There is no hard and fast rule to choosing which is better between hypnotherapy sessions and self-hypnosis. Both have their advantages, depending on the individual, the approach used, and the issue that needs to be addressed.

Many individuals prefer the convenience and flexibility that self-hypnosis offers. With hypnotherapy sessions, you have to schedule appointments to see a professional usually in a defined space. But with self-hypnosis, you can play a hypnosis audio file at any time of your convenience in a place that you prefer (but which is safe, so you don’t fall into a trance on the highway or in the factory). Self-hypnosis also saves cost of booking a session.

Many hypnotherapists even recommend self-hypnosis as an additional route to their approach. Some individuals find it hard to relate easily with other people, which will make it hard to get into hypnotherapy sessions with professionals easily.

Hypnotherapy sessions, on the other hand, make it easy to fall into a trance, especially if the individual does not have the patience and concentration needed for self-hypnosis. A hypnotherapist acts as a guide, giving you suggestions and helping you reach parts of your inner self that you might not know exist. When you find your feet with a hypnotherapist, you will find it easier to practice self-hypnosis.

There are also issues that may not be easily resolved with self-hypnosis. Working with a professional will help you identify these issues easier, which will make the issues become resolved faster.

These are the factors you might need to consider before deciding which will be a better option for you. But hypnotherapy sessions are as effective, if not more effective in resolving certain conditions.

Do Paul Mckenna hypnosis and other hypnotists tapes work?

In case you do not know who Paul Mckenna is, let me help you out. Paul Mckenna is considered the world’s foremost hypnotherapist. He has had success stories in treating what is considered to be problems that are very difficult such as quitting smoking and losing weight. He is also considered to be a highly successful non-fiction author in the United Kingdom. He has produced hypnotherapy tapes with success stories by people who have tried them. Apart from Mckenna, other hypnotists produce tapes that have actually worked. Research shows that many tapes produced by hypnotists work. It is easier to believe a fact that has been tried and tested.

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