Self Hypnosis Doesn’t Work

Self hypnosis has been used by a great many people to create real, measurable changes in themselves and their lives. Huge numbers of individuals have utilized the power of self hypnosis to eliminate phobias, control pain, treat physical and psychological symptoms and well as using it to reach their goals. However, a great many other people have never achieved anything worthwhile from its use even though experts say that everyone is hypnotizable! So, the question remains – why doesn’t it always work?


Many people fail to get any measurable results from self hypnosis because they are not using it correctly!

The first step you should take when considering using self hypnosis is to know what you want. Although this may sound elementary and a little condescending really consider it. Do you know precisely, down to the last detail, what you wish to achieve from your self hypnosis program? Or, do you just listen to a generic self hypnosis session and hope for the best?

For example, listening to a self hypnosis recording for more confidence may be a good goal but how do you quantify confidence? Do you want to be confident around other people or potential mates? Are you seeking to gain more confidence in your job or work-life? Is it really that you want to be more confident about your abilities and therefore it is your self-esteem that you are wishing to build?

For self hypnosis, like any other self improvement technique, to be effective you must use it with a goal in mind! Your goal, for use with self hypnosis, must be precise. You must make it as detailed as possible.


Try writing down a list of things you would like to achieve and then prioritize them. Take your most important desire and turn it into a goal. Write it down. DoMichael Emery
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When you write down a goal you change it from a wish into a statement of intent. With this statement of intent you can program it into your subconscious mind, through self hypnosis, and make it your future reality. This makes your desire real and tangible and no longer a vague wish or dream. By doing this you have just created a powerful self hypnosis goal!

Now that you are clear on what you want and have created your first self hypnosis goal you need to finish this preliminary work before you ever enter a self hypnosis state.

You must now re-write your goal in the present tense as though you already have it. Some people find they exeprience a feeling of discomfort when they word a goal in the present tense because it feels too unreal. If this happens to you just re-word the goal to reflect the fact that it is in the process of happening. Do not tate your goal as though it will come to you in the future! Never state what you do not want or include any of the things that you are trying to eliminate!


Your self hypnosis goal must state your intention positively and only include what you want. “I am debt free” is a bad example, for in order to be debt free you must first think of debt! “I am prosperous and wealthy”, is much better as it includes what you do want! “I am no longer uncomfortable in social situations”, is bad as you are focusing on your lack of confidence! “I am a highly confident person who