If you have problems sleeping or sleep disorders, then hypnosis is one of the avenues that you can use to get yourself some restful shut-eye.
That is different from the typical way we see people being hypnotized and fall asleep when standing or seated. It is a neat trick, but there is more you can achieve with hypnosis.
For those who have people around them who have a hard time sleeping, and then knowing how to hypnotize people to sleep is a useful tool to have.
It shouldn’t only be about showing off to people at dinner parties, but you still can if you wish.
Here, we explore how hypnosis can get someone to sleep and restfully at that. Let’s begin.
1. Do it in the right environment
You want to create an environment where once you are done with the hypnosis, someone can rest.
That means that a party is not the right setting to have that.
However, if there is someone who wishes to be hypnotized to catch 40 winks, you can do so in a room that is dimly lit. You can use bedside lamps or if the overhead light is too bright then use candles.
The place should also be quiet, and if it is your preference, you can play ambient music, which by itself is helpful for sleep.
You want to place the person you’re hypnotizing in a restful place where they can unwind and also where the sound of your voice is what is prominent, and they can concentrate on.
You must make your subject as comfortable as possible before beginning the hypnotizing.
2. Make sure you’re both comfortable
During the session, neither you nor the individual being hypnotized should move. You can be seated on a chair, and the other person can be in bed or a comfortable sofa.
Comfort also trickles down to other areas.
Don’t do sleep hypnosis when you’re hungry, tired, or generally not in a good state. Ensure that you are fed, rested, and at ease, for the process to work.
It is even better if the subject is in pajamas and doesn’t mind snoozing on the sofa.
3. Mind your movements
Still, on not getting distracted, it is vital that your body posture also remains the same throughout the process.
The only variations that will not case a trance to break are lowering your voice and leaning forward so that the person can still hear you. Otherwise, all other parts of your body should be still.
That means no crossing your legs as you sit on the chair and then uncrossing them later, or waving your arms for emphasis or looking at the time. All these actions break the spell that you’re trying to achieve in the first place.
4. Maintain eye contact
Ensure that you maintain eye contact and keep it the same throughout the whole process. Keep your eyes soft to avoid making the other person uncomfortable.
You also don’t want to stare; focus on your subject usually, only blinking when you have to. Have a small smile on your face where you’re able to make the person feel comfortable being in your presence.
It is likely they the person has a mild case of anxiety because they don’t know what’s about to happen. However, when you maintain eye contact, the person can relax and entrust you with the process.
It is also a show of confidence on your end that you know what you’re doing. It also shows that you have a genuine interest in the goal that the person wants to reach, which is sleep.
Additionally, your eyes are a tool vital in the process of hypnosis.
The longer you stay without blinking, the more your chances of having a successful session. Keep the gaze soft so that the person getting hypnotized can also remain calm.
That means that as the hypnotist, you shouldn’t even get distracted and look away as it breaks the process.
5. Mind your tone
Your tone should be soothing throughout the hypnosis. If you feel that it is not working, don’t raise your voice and become forceful as it breaks the trance.
Choose to look at it as though it is taking longer than expected.
Don’t be anxious; keep using visuals, feelings, and auditory words to create the experience for the individual under hypnosis.
When it is articulated that nothing seems to be happening, don’t break your tone and switch into your normal tone. Urge the person to be patient as some people require longer sessions.
Should they be falling asleep, don’t get too excited and change the rhythm; keep calm, and keep hypnotizing.
6. Be present during the hypnosis
When you’re present, you don’t have time for doubtful thoughts about what other people are thinking about you. It is not the time to wonder if the process is working.
Your eyes, words, and tone will give you away if you are distracted by your thoughts and feelings.
When you tell your subject to relax, you should also take your advice and do the same.
Before getting into hypnosis, take some time to meditate and practice mindfulness so that you’re able to remain present throughout the session. Don’t negate your feelings and thoughts, and try to push them away.
Deal with them so that the remnants of them do not become rude interruptions during the session.
7. Body scan meditation
The body scan meditation is a practice where awareness is given to every inch of the body.
To foster relaxation both in yourself and the other person, feel every inch of your body.
It means starting with the head, down the neck, the arms, and fingers, etc. until one gets to the toes.
This relaxation technique is supported by a randomized clinical trial done by UCLA that found mindfulness meditation improves sleep, particularly in people who have disturbed sleeping patterns.
Using this method along with suggestive talk about sleeping, you’re able to achieve hypnosis for the person. The person will be present at the moment that you’re able to place commends into their subconscious mind that will send them off to slumber land.
For example, you can say, ‘feel your head, picture it being free from thought and full of peace as though there is warm liquid pouring over it.
Feel the liquid move down your neck and down to your shoulders where it gently releases kinks for the long day you’ve had.
By the time you’re getting to this point, your subject will have closed their eyes and already drifting off to sleep. Therefore you will have moved from “You are tired and are feeling sleepy, and your eyes are feeling heavy.
You want to let go of your day’s stresses and have a restful night…” into doing a meditation body scan. Before they go into a state of unconsciousness, they will be in a deep trance.
The best way to become better at hypnosis is by asking family and close friends if you can practice on them. Choose people you know that trust you so that they feel safe and secure during the process.
It might take longer the first time or not work at all, but that largely depends on the state of mind you’re also in. It is not uncommon to be nervous or lost for words in the first place.
It is advisable that if you wish to understand the hypnosis journey better that you first get hypnotized by a professional. You’re able to get tips on the process and the type of vibe you want to create.
9. Believe in yourself
It is difficult to hypnotize someone if you don’t believe that you can do it in the first place. Believe in your ability to make an impact.
When you’re motives are pure, you shouldn’t worry about causing harm in someone as you hypnotize them to sleep.
Your vibration and spirit ought to be in a high frequency if you’re to become good any hypnosis.
On your part, there is what you can do to build and enhance your inner power.
You cannot do that alone; thankfully, there are resources such as Forbidden Secrets of Conversational Hypnosis.
It is by the author David Snyder and teaches people the most powerful language patterns that can cause you to have great influence in your life. In this, there is how to master hypnotic language.
There is a lot of good that you can do with hypnosis, and one of those things is giving people rest. That is so especially when they already have a difficult time sleeping.
To hypnotize them will be a gift that they will be thankful for when they wake up rested. Have confidence in yourself, create the perfect environment, use the right words, and voila; you’ve helped someone.