Do It Yourself!
-To relieve pain, you can choose a symbol while in a hypnotic state to represent your relaxation. Thinking of this symbol helps you to relax while you are not in the hypnotic state.
-The first step to self-hypnosis is total relaxation. It helps to relax each part of your body from head to toe.
-It is important to have complete concentration and no distractions.
-Sounds have been said to work best, but visual stimulation may also be used.
-Visual methods include:
- Staring at a fixed point (e.g. a candle in a dark room)
- Graphics (e.g. symbols below)