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Discover self-hypnosis through LCCH’s virtual session

Self-hypnosis – as the name implies – is the art of bringing oneself into a state of hypnosis. It is easy to learn, fun to use, and has numerous benefits for one’s mental health and overall wellbeing.

In conjunction with mental health awareness month, the LSCCH-LCCH Asia Group is organising a free virtual self-hypnosis session conducted by group medical director Dr Thema Majid.

This is an opportunity for everyone to discover the benefits of using self-hypnosis, and to ask questions about how it can help you or your loved ones.

Hypnosis is a deep state that allows both your mind and body to relax. It is similar to meditation, except you are able to focus on a specific outcome and programme your mind to access hidden depths and potential.

This uniquely human ability has restorative powers that can heal both the body and the psyche. When one is focused in this way, it is easier to break unwanted habits, change mindsets, drift into a deep, refreshing sleep, and access one’s creative ability.

Everyone’s journey is unique, but the ability to focus on one’s personal goals and outcomes is easy to achieve.

Boost your mental health

Mental health challenges have increased around the world; waiting lists for therapy have lengthened significantly, and the global average for mood disorders has exceeded 30% in most countries.

Strategies such as self-hypnosis have become an important way to boost mental-emotional wellbeing and improve quality of life. It truly is as effortless as closing your eyes and thinking pleasant thoughts. Some people listen to downloadable audio tracks with positive suggestions.

With self-hypnosis, you can personalise your suggestions for any positive outcome you desire. There are no negative side effects, and each time you enter into the trace state, you will feel a surge of positive energy.

The best part is, hypnosis is suitable for both adults and children. It has been known to help young ones cope with stressful or painful situations by restoring calm, soothing feelings.

Of course, it is best to visit a clinical hypnotherapist if you suffer from a mental health condition or become sad each time you practise self-hypnosis. He or she will work with you to resolve any underlying emotional disturbances.

How does it work?

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that people experience every day. Simply close your eyes and allow your breathing to slow a little; pay attention to each inhalation and exhalation. Some people focus on this and count down slowly from 10 to one.

You may experience your thoughts beginning to drift, which signals the start of the natural hypnosis process. People compare it to a pleasant daydream, where you can imagine any outcome you like.

The art of self-hypnosis is about learning to direct your imagination, and crafting the words and/or ideas that will lead to healing thoughts and rejuvenation.

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