Self hypnosis for lucid dreaming uses the power of relaxation and suggestion to make it easier for you to have lucid dreams. Self hypnosis for lucid dreaming is a little like a different type of meditation, and it also uses techniques similar to what you’d use with MILD. Hypnotizing yourself is neither difficult nor weird, and it can actually be very helpful in learning how to have lucid dreams or in doing just about anything else well.
How Self Hypnosis for Lucid Dreaming Works
Did you know that you enter into a hypnotic state during the course of a normal day without even knowing it? When you end up on auto pilot driving home from work or are watching television intently and forgetting about everything else, you may be experiencing a hypnotic state. It’s basically a state of deep relaxation in the mind. What makes self hypnosis for lucid dreaming so helpful is that you’re more open to suggestions when you’re in a hypnotic state. Everyone can be hypnotized, but it takes a little longer for some people.
Self hypnosis for lucid dreaming is all about placing the right suggestions in your mind. Basically, you’re using mnemonics like you do for MILD, but before you use your mnemonics, you’re inducing a more relaxed state of mind where you can really speak to your subconscious. Self hypnosis for lucid dreaming works because your subconscious takes suggestions that you’re giving it and acts on them without your lucid mind even needing to chime in later on.
Steps for Self Hypnosis for Lucid Dreaming
The first step in self hypnosis for lucid dreaming is to get comfortable and relax. If you have trouble relaxing on your own, you might try Guided Relaxation, a CD or MP3 that helps you enter a calmer state of mind in half an hour. Eventually, you may be able to relax all on your own, but if you’re struggling to let go of your thoughts so you can use self hypnosis for lucid dreaming, Guided Relaxation can be a helpful learning tool.
Next, you’ll want to visualize yourself at the top of a staircase that leads down into your mind. Walk down ten steps of the staircase, keeping your body still, and start to connect with your subconscious. Once you get connected with your deeper subconscious mind, repeat lucid dreaming related phrases in your mind over and over again. The phrase you use will probably depend on where you’re at with lucid dreaming. You could tell yourself you’ll remember your dreams, you’ll become lucid during your dreams, or you’ll be able to control your dreams, depending on what you’ve already accomplished with lucid dreaming.
Once you learn self hypnosis for lucid dreaming, you can use it for other things, too. Place other positive sentences into your subconscious, and see just how it can change your life. When I’m feeling particularly stressed, I’ll use self hypnosis to tell myself, “I am cool and collected.” It’s amazing how well and how quickly it can work!
Of course, you’ve got to eventually come out of your self hypnosis for lucid dreaming. The whole time you should be at least somewhat aware of your body and surroundings, but you’ll need to slowly come out of your subconscious mind. Visualize yourself walking back up the steps to the top of your mind, open your eyes, and only stand up slowly.
Using self hypnosis for lucid dreaming isn’t for everyone, but it can be a great technique to use. The power of suggestion is great, so you can definitely learn to have lucid dreams using this technique along with the many others listed on this blog.
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