Self Hypnosis

A thought for today:

“A smile can make short work of any difficulty”

Years back a friend of mine gave me a book about Self Hypnosis. I read it out of curiosity to know if I can do supernatural things; like floating in the air, flying in space and the like. None of what I imagined I would find in this book was as per my expectations. It was simply a set of mind deception techniques to acquire good habits and discard bad ones; Like getting into sports, overcoming sleeping disorder, quit smoking, getting over phobias, etc,etc

On one of my attempts to test this newly acquired knowledge, I tried to self hypnotize myself on the dentist’s chair, undergoing root canal without anesthesia. The dentist was hesitant at first, but he finally gave in to my wishes after convincing him. And if you know me well, you would know that I never dreaded anything in my life as much as I did sitting on the dentists chair and listening to the squeaking sound of the drill with mouth wide open, let alone the nerves pain, and the funny aftermath taste and feeling in the mouth, yuk.

But it did work, the experiment was highly successful. The dentist not only did one tooth, he got encouraged to do another one that was set for a next appointment, but he never stopped blabbering; “amazing, how can you do that, this is not possible, bla,bla,bla”. Of course, I was in my own sphere and totally ignored him. When he finally finished, he asked me: “how did it really feel”, my answer was: “orgasmic” and he blushed. heheheeeeee

Self hypnosis was my first entry into yoga world; it is actually some type of meditation

Years after, my dad was suffering from a severe case of insomnia. So I lent him my book to try. At first, he took it as a joke. But when he overcame his sleeping disorder, he never gave me back my book, you know why?

He said:” a fool would lend a valuable book, but an idiot would return it” 😦

If you are interested to know more about self hypnosis click on this link:


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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ولاّدة
    Dec 14, 2004 @ 20:25:00

    التنويم موضوع مثير جداً
    والمصادفة الغريبة هي أنني نويت بالفعل أن أتعلم التنويم الذاتي على يد أحد المتخصصين وقد وضعت هذا الهدف ضمن قائمة ما سأحققه لعام 2005

    ولم يخطر في بالي أنه من الممكن تعلم ذلك عن طريق كتاب بل ظننت أن المسأله أصعب، وعن تجربتي الشخصية فقد ساعدني التنويم على يد متخصص في التخلص من بعض الأفكار السلبية ولقد كانت النتائج مذهلة والشعور بالاسترخاء مدهش
    ولكن التنويم الذاتي لم أجربه بعد


  2. AyyA
    Dec 14, 2004 @ 21:16:00

    Dear Wallada
    Yes it is possible to learn how to hypnotize yourself from a book, my friends have tried it. I did, my dad did. But the problem is finding the right book that would get straight to the point without you loosing your attention along the way.
    I recommend this book: Instant Self Hypnosis: How to Hypnotize Yourself with Your Eyes Open. You can get it from The Family Bookshop in AlMothana, if they are out, they can order it for you. Take care


  3. Drunk'n'Gorgeous
    Dec 15, 2004 @ 05:56:00

    Again, I LOVE this topic. Rabab honey, you can do no wrong.

    I’ve always been curious about hypnotism even since I was twelve. It fascinates me and that leads to the collection of books on hypnotism that I’ve barely even touched on my shelf. Been meaning to read those for awhile now 😛 Anyways I never knew that you could hypnotize yourself as well.

    As for your root canal operation, I’m glad it went by okay for you. I was scheduled to have a root canal operation six years ago as well but I was too scared and ran away. Luckily though, the dentist came up with an alternative albeit temporary plan.

    I checked out the link. I especially liked the article on the “evil eye” 😛


  4. ولاّدة
    Dec 15, 2004 @ 09:33:00

    شكراً رباب
    سأحاول الحصول على الكتاب مع مترجم 🙂


  5. DJ
    Dec 15, 2004 @ 11:20:00

    Interesting post, Rabab. Your personal accounts make these gems all the more interesting and, in my opinion, informative.


  6. Maryam
    Dec 15, 2004 @ 13:20:00

    That reminds me of Philosophy class that I took. Ah, it was my favorite classes after math of course ;)Can I get over the Phobia of cockroaches?


  7. Jewaira
    Dec 15, 2004 @ 14:40:00

    It is remarkable that you went through a root canal without anaesthetic. And orgasmic? Hmmm worth looking into to then 😉


  8. Purgatory
    Dec 15, 2004 @ 14:57:00

    does it have a section about penguins?


  9. AyyA
    Dec 15, 2004 @ 18:10:00

    Yeh root canals are very painful and uncomfortable even with anesthesia. But the thing is I hate anesthesia even more. And I also found the link on evil eye very interesting, I thought only us Arabs believed in this shit, heheheeeeee

    ولاّدة بنت المستكفي
    You’re welcome dear
    And BTW, this book is about 170 pages and very easy to read.

    Thanx dear, and did you know that some would go under surgery with self hypnoses? I didn’t try that yet, and don’t know if I can 🙂

    Cockroaches phobia, hmmmmmmm , I guess you have to try it out and tell us 😉

    One of the many methods used is to link the subject you want to overcome to something that you really can relate to but you feel different about. For example: I hated the tooth pain, and hated anesthesia more. So I had to link it with something that is painful (sometimes) and also gives me pleasure; I chose to link it to sex. This was practiced for sometime before the actual experience to make the image readily available when I wanted it. So on the dentist’s chair I started by relaxing my body completely, then drifted my mind in a sexual intercourse, the more piercing was done on the roots of the tooth, the more exited the sexual experience became. So I was not joking when I said that it was orgasmic 😉

    Well Perg, I guess I’ve seen something about getting over your obsession with penguins and P4’s :p


  10. Fuzzy
    Jun 29, 2006 @ 06:43:00

    i wonder if you’ve read something by Dr. Milton H Eriksson

    the father of clinical hypnosis.
    his work is very interesting. i learned hypnotism by reading his books, and i enjoy self Hypnosis every now and then ( trying to cut down on chocolates hehehe ).


  11. vkk1_hypno
    Jul 13, 2006 @ 18:03:00

    When we are born our brains are like empty computers waiting to be fed information. As we grow our peers act as our programmers, they supply us with the knowledge which we channel through the conscious mind into the subconscious (our hard drive). The subconscious mind is the biggest hard drive ever developed – it stores everything we come in contact with and by no means is all of this information of a positive nature.
    All that we have heard, touched, smelt, tasted and seen are stored in the recesses of our minds. The subconscious mind holds on to this information until we need to recall it. For example when you were young your curiosity lead you to investigate your surroundings. When you approached a substance that was dangerous, such as fire, your parents or guardians would most likely have rebuked or scolded you if you ventured too near the flame. Perhaps you may even recall an incident when you were physically burned. Your subconscious mind then began to relate scolding (or pain) with the intense heat of the fire and would therefore feed the feelings of the scolding incident back to you whenever you got too close to fire again, thus acting as an early warning system.
    This is the mechanism used by our brains to learn. It is also the same method employed by the mind in every situation. The subconscious mind has a tendency to emulate what it sees – it tends to replicate its environment. This is why so many people find themselves in similar relationships and situations that they saw their parents in while they were growing up. Most people also hold very strongly or similar views of their parents.
    Think of a time when you gave yourself praise. What words did you use? Do you use the same words that your parents or peers used when they were praising you? The same is applicable when you scold yourself.

    Watch your internal dialogue. Look at it closely. It takes diligence to change the way you think. When you notice yourself thinking a negative chose to think the opposite. This way you neutralise the negative thought. Now the think the positive thought again! You have just reversed the negative thinking in that moment and remember you only have this moment. No other time exists!
    Daydream about what might be. Imagine things they way you wish them to be. If you catch yourself thinking “this is just a daydream – a fantasy” then stop! Think the opposite. It is not a daydream it is your reality. Now think it again.

    By doing this simple procedure you will begin to retrain your subconscious mind to think positively and you will ultimately begin to consciously create a life that dreams are made of! personal development


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