Practices related to Self-Hypnosis

This page shows all Seishindo Practices related to Self-Hypnosis by date with the latest practice at the top of the list. Click on any to read more.

  • Yes AND No – Saying BOTH at the same time
    March 6, 2009

    This Exercise can be used to help you understand how you often say one thing with your body and another thing with your words; one thing with your heart and another thing with your rational mind. You can also use this exercise to help you better understand what you really want and/or believe in. Get together ...

  • I am – a Concept of time and identity
    May 15, 2006

    “Whatever you believe in today, makes a specific tomorrow that much more likely.” Learn how to formulate your intentions in a more productive manner. Find out why telling yourself what you want to accomplish, often will take you further away from your goal. This Practice assumes you have an issue, relationship, or circumstance in your life that ...

  • Old Memories, New Learnings
    March 6, 2006

    Here is a Practice that I have found very helpful. It is an important Practice because it gives you the opportunity to change the meaning that past events have for you. In Seishindo we believe that we often face continuing difficulties not because of what has taken place in our lives, but because of what ...

  • The Future is Now
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice is designed to help you achieve your current goals, from the perspective of the future. Once you can experience the present from the perspective of the future, you will realize that you already have everything you want and need. As always, you might want to read through the instructions several times so that you ...

  • Peak Performance Coach Var.#1
    November 17, 2005

    The main thrust of this Practice is to help you to begin to understand the early stages of peak performance states. Rather than “trying” to achieve a peak performance state, and wondering why it isn’t quite happening yet, this Practice is designed to help you start from where you are, and begin the journey from ...

  • Melting The Thinking Mind
    November 17, 2005

    So often in life we ineffectively try to take control of ourselves when we find that we are caught in a trap of worry and excess thinking. Rather than trying to conquer or tame your thinking mind, this Practice offers you the experience of simply letting it melt away, like a piece of ice on ...

  • Breath-Talking
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice will help you become more solution oriented by learning how to use your breath to calm your thinking mind, and thus communicate more clearly.

  • Somatic Self-Hypnosis
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice is rather unique, yet still quite simple to perform. In order to make the instructions as clear as possible, the instructions read quite a bit longer than when I teach this Practice in person. The purpose of this Practice is to help you understand how the way you use your body creates a different ...

  • Tuning In
    November 17, 2005

    This Seishindo Self-hypnosis Practice is great for helping you to better understand and adapt to the various challenges you face in life. As you little by little come to a place of greater understanding, compassion, and self love, you will find your experience of life and your relationships, being transformed. Eventually you will come to ...

  • Only one, Only moving, Only calm
    November 17, 2005

    You can initially perform this practice as you follow the instructions step by step on your computer screen. In a short while you will find that you no longer need to read the instructions and you can just take a pleasant wandering journey on your own. Then you might find that your experience deepens and ...

  • Open Perspective
    November 17, 2005

    1. Make a statement of intention stated in “positive” terms as to what you would like to accomplish today. 2. Turn your statement of intention into an “I am” statement. Here is how to develop an “I am” statement: Make believe that you have already achieved the results of something you would like to work on during the ...

  • Heartbeat Mantra For General Calming
    November 17, 2005

    The Heartbeat Mantra Practice is an excellent Practice for developing a state of calmness. It is especially good to do if you find yourself becoming excessive in your thinking, or if you are feeling stressed. [You will need to understand how to perform the Heartbeat Breathing Practice in order to take part in this process. If ...

  • 1… Breathe, 2… Breathe
    November 17, 2005

    This is a very simple Seishindo Practice and yet it embodies an important principle of Seishindo – In almost all instances people overheat their system when talking about their perceived challenges. In Seishindo we pay attention to assure that the words we speak are fully supported by a relaxed physiology and copious amounts of oxygen. When ...

  • Heartbeat Breath—Calming Breath
    November 17, 2005

    If you are in your own space it is nice to do this practice with some low and slow background music playing. If you choose music with lyrics, be certain that the lyrics do not distract you. As you go through this practice you might notice that your body takes on a subtle rocking motion. Although ...

  • Whole Body Breathing
    November 17, 2005

    (This Practice has been influenced by the work of Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, Linda Hartley, and the study of Aikido and Yoga.) By bringing your conscious awareness to your entire body, you can increase your health and vitality. The explanation of this Practice is rather lengthy, but once you get the hang of it you’ll soon understand the process ...

  • Waiting quietly for a friend
    November 17, 2005

    “Waiting quietly for a friend” is one of the core activities of Seishindo. In this Practice we acknowledge the presence of “an intelligence greater than myself” and we invite this presence into our life, into our home, into our heart. The concept of acknowledging a presence greater than one’s self is of course found in various ...

  • Body + Language = Emotional Experience
    November 17, 2005

    We fully realize that this exercise might prove to be a bit too complicated for you to try out without having attended a Seishindo workshop. Nonetheless, this is one of THE classic Seishindo exercises and thus we wanted to introduce you to the concepts involved. Hopefully you will enjoy your exploration. We have not included hormonal ...

  • Releasing Into Your Mood
    November 17, 2005

    During this practice you will listen to a varied range of musical selections (Up tempo, slow tempo, music without words, music with touching lyrics, etc). It is important to choose a wide range of music so that you can feel how different music genres affect you. Choose a minimum of about fifteen minutes of music ...

  • Relaxing into Awareness
    November 17, 2005

    Once you can do this practice without looking at your notes, it’s great to perform this practice in front of a mirror when one is available. Please sit comfortably, with your hands on your lap, and your feet placed firmly on the floor. ___________ 1) Please state in a calm, clear voice: “Now I am aware of seeing ……” (Name ...

  • Utilizing Your Current Competencies
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice is designed to teach you how to appreciate and build upon the competencies you already have, to help you excel in areas of your life you would like to be more successful in. You will want to have a pen and paper handy. Read through all of the instructions at least once before actually doing ...

  • The ebb and flow of life
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice is designed to give you a sense of being connected to the natural world, and knowing you are not alone. Set aside a few minutes and slowly, very slowly, read the words below. As you read, be certain to take some deep breaths where you would normally pause for an instant when reading in ...

  • Opposites Attract
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice can help you to have a fuller, more appreciative perception of yourself. It has proven to be a Practice that helps people to feel more at ease with who they are, and takes away the need to label yourself in a manner that is restrictive in nature. So often in life we state things ...

  • Connecting and extending out into the world
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice is meant to help you further develop your sense of being connected to other life forms in the world. Friends, allies, enemies, colleagues, loved ones, family members, people with similar interests and concerns, animals, nature, art. When we feel connected we tend to feel more empowered and more at ease. When we feel connected to ...

  • Today…
    November 17, 2005

    This is a simple yet profound Practice that follows the Seishindo principles of Absorption, Utilization, and Balance.Absorb your challenge as you breathe it in and think about it. Utilize the energy that your challenge generates in you. The more important or seemingly difficult your challenge, the more your system will be energized. Remain emotionally balanced ...

  • Jazz Chanting
    November 17, 2005

    It is a fairly new Seishindo Practice and my clients and myself have been finding it to be particularly enjoyable, and effective in helping to bring about a change in the way we approach what we perceive to be “problems.” 1. State your “problem” or what you want to be able to accomplish. If you are stating ...

  • Who am I? Who are You?
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice is quite simple and straightforward. At the same time you can find it to be a Practice that helps you to shift your perception of “self” and “other”, and thus your sense of being in the world. You can benefit from this Practice many different times during the course of your life. Do it ...

  • What is natural, what is not?
    November 17, 2005

    This exercise is a thought experiment. In order to understand more about one’s own life, it can be helpful to explore how we define terms like “life” “living” “natural” “nature” and “man made.” By understanding more about what we consider and feel to be “live” we might come in touch more with the life within ourselves. Please ...

  • Active Dreaming
    November 17, 2005

    This Active Dreaming will take you about 30-45 minutes to explore. The first time around you are advised to read through all of Level 1 (Steps 1-8) once or twice before beginning, so you feel confident you know what to do. Level 2 on the other hand, can be gone through step by step as ...

  • Lucky or Unlucky?
    November 17, 2005

    Take a few moments when you are in a quiet space, to note down four times/events/relationships in your life that were seemingly very important at the time of occurrence. Best to choose “two and two” meaning two times that you felt lucky or blessed, and two times when you felt unlucky, or cursed. Place these four ...

  • Only Don’t Know
    November 17, 2005

    This practice is designed to help you dissolve your usual sense of “knowing” about the world you live in and who you are. It can help you to open up to new ways of thinking and perceiving, and assist you in creating the future you want to work towards fulfilling. You will most likely want to ...

  • The Gift of Forgiveness
    November 17, 2005

    This is a simple yet profound Practice. If you have been following and experimenting with our other Practices along the way, you might notice that today’s Practice has a very similar structure to two other Practices. These three Practices (“Today …”, “Today, my anger is about …, and ) follow a particular structure for meaningful personal ...

  • Today, my anger is about …
    November 17, 2005

    This is a simple yet profound Practice that follows the Seishindo principles of Absorption, Utilization, and Balance.Absorb your anger as you breathe it in and feel it. Utilize the energy that your anger generates in you. The more consuming or seemingly overwhelming your anger, the more your system will be energized. Remain emotionally balanced and look at ...